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WordPressers Making a Splash

Posted September 16, 2014 by Ben Huberman

From new books to appearances in major media outlets, five WordPress.com writers have been busy these past few months.

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From Blog To Business

Posted September 15, 2014 by Loukia

I’ve been passionately blogging since 2007. I started this blog as a way to stay connected with my friends and family, never dreaming that this blog would one day turn into something more. Over the years, I’ve had so many incredible opportunities because of this little blog that I’m incredibly thankful for. 

I’ve attended a few blog conferences, including BlogHer three times (in NYC, San Diego, and NYC again) and Mom 2.0 in Miami, and I’ve been to BlissDom Canada three times: in 2010, 2011, and 2012, which was my favourite one yet.

The thing I love most about going to these conferences is connecting with and seeing my friends again—sure, we’re there to learn, network, and have a good time, but nothing beats the connection and joy of seeing the people you only get the chance to see once a year.

I was thrilled to be a Community Leader at BlissDom Canada in 2012, and I’m happy to be back again this year as a Community Leader!

There is always a lot of great learning going on at conferences like BlissDom Canada, and I think people really enjoy the micro-sessions. It’s learning in a more relaxed, intimate setting, where you get the chance to ask all the questions, network, and meet new friends and business associates who share the same goals and ideas as you.

I’m going to be leading (three) micro-sessions on Saturday, October 4th about How to take your love of blogging to the next level and make it your business.

Here’s some more information about my session:

From Blog To Business

Whether you’re passionate about food, fashion, beauty or travel, you’ll learn about how you can take your blog to the next level and make it your business. Through sponsored posts to ad spots on your site, you’ll earn what it takes to turn your blogging hobby into a business where you’re making money. Tips include who to work as a Brand Ambassador, reaching out to a wider audience through TV appearances, and working as a spokesperson. Also covered in this session: how to approach companies and brands you’re interested in working with, when it’s okay to work for free, and how to say no without feeling guilty. 

If you’re attending BlissDom Canada 2014, I can’t wait to see you again, and if we haven’t met before—I can’t wait to meet you! I hope you’ll consider signing up for my micro-session. I can’t wait to chat with you and get to know you a little better.

If you have any questions before, during, or after the conference, don’t be shy. Email me at loukiazigoumis@gmail.com.  (I love to chat!)

Thank you!

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Blogging 101 and Writing 101 Are Back!

Posted September 10, 2014 by Krista

Just started blogging, but not sure how to take your site to the next level or solidify that writing habit? Our free Blogging U. courses, Blogging 101 and Writing 101, start on September 15th. Get registered!

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When Did Apple Become a Market Laggard?

Posted September 10, 2014 by Anonymous

by Saeed Khan In case you were sleeping yesterday, let me fill you in on the big technology announcement from Apple. Live from Cupertino California, and streamed (rather problematically) on the web, Apple had a number of big splashy product announcements. These included: Upgrades to the 7 year old IPhone A new (expensive) Apple Watch […]

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In 2014, what is my blog for?

Posted September 9, 2014 by Darren

This site is home to nearly 6000 blog posts. However, this will only be my third blog post of 2014, and only my 20th since the…

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TBEX Keynote: The Evolution of Travel Blogging

Posted September 7, 2014 by Anonymous

TBEX Cancun starts next week and we’re very excited to be attending again this year. We’re also very excited to be speaking again in Cancun and this time we’re going to be running a session called From Pitch to Profit: Earning money with Your Brand. Last year we had the honour of being keynote speakers at TBEX Toronto. It was  special moment for us to speak in front of our peers in our home town. We had so much fun [...]

Read the original post TBEX Keynote: The Evolution of Travel Blogging on Adventure Travel blog for Couples | The Planet D.

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Asshole of the Year: Heather Mallick

Posted August 26, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

Folks, I don’t read the Toronto Star because I’m by nature a ‘sort-of-conservative,’ and they are far too red for me! As a result I wasn’t aware of who Heather Mallick was ….., or some of the insane drivel this broad writes about in her columns! (She was brought to my attention when I got […]

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We got trouble in River City folks!

Posted August 24, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

Dear Readers; I should warn you from the get-go that this article will not be politically correct or even nice! It might even border on the racist and elitist according to some, but I am going to say things that need to be said! Ya see, these last few weeks is one of those periods […]

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Saturday Morning Confusion #17

Posted July 19, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

Folks, a lot of confusion about stuff like climate change, evolution, and a whole bunch of other scientific issues lately! This article discusses how equal time is not really appropriate for a clearly false or uninformed position! The metaphor that a coin has two sides is a powerful one, and the temptation to look at […]

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Shark!

Posted July 17, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

A video of a what appeared to be a bull shark swimming off of Wolfe Island in Lake Ontario has been revealed to be a marketing ploy for Discovery’s Channel’s Shark Week and its sponsor Nissan Rogue. The whole thing sounded a bit “fishy” to begin with folks, since sharks are salt water fish and […]

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Saturday Morning Confusion about what’s real, and what isn’t!

Posted July 12, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

Folks, dinosaurs don’t exist anymore. So why did Steven Spielberg kill a triceratops? Facebook fans didn’t realize that Jay Branscomb was joking when he posted a “disgraceful” photo of a “despicable man” (Namely director Steven Spielberg) posing with a poached triceratops. One Facebook commenter who was in the dark about the animal’s extinction wrote: “Disgusting! […]

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Ya can’t get there from here!

Posted June 26, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

Do you remember that TV commercial where a guy is trying to give directions to someplace or other, and after several attempts he scratches his head and says: “Ya can’t get there from here!” Funny eh? NO! It happened to me in real life today! The main intersection of downtown Byron, (which is a small […]

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Asshole of the Day! #244

Posted June 25, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

Folks, ya just can’t have it both ways, or all-ways, or always, or everything all at once! Or, as Stephen Wright says: “Ya can’t have everything ….., where would ya put it?” Which brings me to today’s :”Asshole of the Day!” First let me tell ya that London, Ontario has a high unemployment rate due […]

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Kardashian speak with forked tongue!

Posted June 24, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

Dear Readers: Your ever humble, and much maligned reporter weeps for society! POLITICAL CORRECTNESS has gripped our land and the nuts are running the show kids! Reality TV star Khloe Kardashian has sparked outrage online after sporting a traditional Native American headdress to her niece’s lavish birthday bash.Listen boys and girls, if some asshole can […]

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Dick Cheney is a real Dick!

Posted June 20, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

Folks, I have said many times in the past that Dick Cheney is one person who who actually scares me! I can’t say he is totally evil since I don’t believe in the devil, but there is something fundamentally NASTY about him! And, after the disasters he got the United States into during Bush’s term, […]

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“Assholes of the Day!”

Posted June 18, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

Two! Count ‘em, Two for the price of one! The Government announced the approval of the Northern Gateway pipeline yesterday, which means thousands of jobs and billions of dollars pumped into our economy …., and both Tom Mulcair and Justin Trudeau came out against it! For playing politics, and jeopardizing the economic health of Canada, […]

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I’m not at all confused about Saturday morning!

Posted June 14, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

Nope, everything is as “right as rain” if you will pardon the expression. Yesterday was the famous “Friday the 13th” motorcycle rally in Port Dover, Ontario, and as usual, tens of thousand of bikers gathered for the event. Even the rain didn’t seem to deter the hard-core bikers, as the streets of Port Dover filled […]

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We got trouble in River City Folks!

Posted June 12, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

Folks, this is wrong on so many levels that I hardly know where to begin! Why this wasn’t one of the main election issues is totally beyond me, but then again, people just seem naturally reticent about asking for my opinion about stuff………, and that’s why I started this “Blog!” SO! How do I begin? […]

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Today you voted?

Posted June 10, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

Well folks, since the Ontario election is just two days away, I thought it was a good time for this story! While walking down the street one day a Member of Parliament is tragically hit by a truck and dies. His soul arrives in heaven and is met by St. Peter at the entrance. ‘Welcome […]

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I’m sorry Dave, but I cannot allow you to jepardize the mission!

Posted June 9, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

Yesterday, at a University of Reading demonstration in London, a computer convinced human judges that it was actually a 13-year-old Ukrainian boy. By convincing one-third of the judging panel of its humanity, it became the computer ever to pass the famous Turing Test. ` The Turing Test is a controversial test invented by Alan Turing […]

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This is not politically correct!

Posted June 4, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

Dear Readers: Your long suffering reporter has often said that the entire “politically correct” crowd is nuts, and most of their ideas are insane. That’s right, not weird, or mis-guided, or min-informed, but just plain nuts! Here is why folks! The politically correct folks are going to have their knickers in a knot over this […]

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