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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

To buy or not to buy? The question (and answer) is different for everyone. Some people believe in the purity of not buying fans, and that's a valid way to go.

Others believe that fans = profile.

So, under what circumstances should you buy Facebook fans?

The truth is, you can't start a company or launch a brand and have it sit there at 19 fans for 3 months. It's not a good look. In this instance, you would be well advised to boost your fans to at least 1000 while you find new and innovative ways of marketing yourself.

If you are a blogger and wish to be an 'authority' in your area, you could also think about buying fans. Imagine it from your new reader's perspective, you go to the "authority blogger's" Facebook page and find 3 fans. You aren't going to like their page, are you? It's a catch 22 situation. If you have fans, you are more likely to attract fans.

If you are running a short term launch and need to boost fans quickly, buying fans could be a possible option to make sure the campaign reaches as many people as possible.

How to buy facebook fans?  That's the easy part.  You just select the desired amount, enter your Facebook URL and pay.  That's pretty much it.  When the fans arrive, it's what you do with your page that counts.

The more fans, the more authority, the more authority, the more buzz, the more buzz, the better the rankings.
There is, of course, no substitute for real engagement and quality content. If you put in the work and your page is worthwhile, it will grow. If not, there is no real point. You want to engage your readers and get them talking, that is worth more than anything. If you sell a product, make sure it is of the highest quality and provide follow-up support and service. Your customers will thank you in the long run.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

The dilemma for the colder months is a tricky one.

Should I wear gloves, therefore keeping my hands toasty....   or

Should I forgo the gloves so I can use my iPhone, iPad, iParachute or iPineapple?

Well, now some clever cookes at Etre have come up with the perfect compromise:  Etre Touchy and Etre Fivepoint.   Available in pure new wool or cashmere.

Etre Touchy are gloves with "phone fingers" so you can tap, scroll, slide and type away without freezing your fingies!

Etre Touchy - for taking piccies of fish on pebbles!

Index and thumb are left free so you be functional and warm at the same time.

Etre Fivepoint are gloves fitted with contactwoven® fingertips, so you don't need to take them off to use your mobile, tablet and so forth.

The special fingertips allow your touch to be registered on the most up-to-date devices.  So you can Tweet: "...waiting at station.  8 degrees and falling but hands staying toasty"

Thursday, July 19, 2012

The Cosmic Psychos are a punk band from Melbourne.
They are known for their awesomeness.
They need your help to get this documentary going. Need convincing? Ok, Butch Vig, Eddie Vedder, The Melvins, Mudhoney are all in it.
I donated. You can too. $1 for starters. That's all it takes.
They need to get to this target in 44 days.
Please support Australian music and feel good about yourself at the same time!
Warning: If you click below to watch the video, please note that it has quite a bit of colourful language in it!