Welcome Traffup.com Visitors

Welcome Traffup.com visitors. Click the banners to the right purchase these two e-books for $2.99 each on Amazon.com. Below is a brief description.

Yalu's First Adventure

Welcome Traffup.com visitors

One story is called Yalu And The Puppy Room. It is about an eight week Golden Retriever looking for a forever home. She does something rather unique to stand out from the dogs in her kennel.

 

 

 

 

 

Yalu And The Stinky Stink Book Cover

Welcome Traffup.com visitors

The second e-book is called Yalu And The Stinky Stink. In this great continuation of the Yalu saga, she meets a skunk and then later rescues her pet zebra.

The illustrations in both e-books are great. The stories are even better. Find out for yourself by become a proud owner of these e-books.

Share and Enjoy

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Delicious
  • LinkedIn
  • StumbleUpon
  • Add to favorites
  • Email
  • RSS

Looking For Both Cute And Smart Dog?

A Cute And Smart Dog

A Cute And Smart Dog

Looking for a smart dog? Then look no further than a Golden Retriever. They are as intelligent as they are cute. That means they are really, really smart.

Like all dogs, a Golden Retriever can be taught just about anything a dog can learn. What makes them different is that they figure out the best way how to do something. In other words, Golden Retrievers are problem solvers.

 

 

When a Golden Retriever is in the field, they are better at quartering than most dogs. What is quartering? That is when a dog search for something. Put a Golden Retriever and another dog in search of something, the Golden Retriever will not look where the other dog has been. Doing that allows them to cover more ground while other dogs might look in the same place more than once.

If you need further evidence of a Golden Retriever being smarter than other dogs, then look no further than Yalu. She found a way to stand out from the other dogs in her kennel and get noticed. You can find how she did that in her first adventure, Yalu And The Puppy Room. 

The banner for the book is to the right. You can also sample minutes of the book with a short video. Why? Because you are special. So be brave, be bold and become a proud owner of a wonderful e-book for just $2.99.

Share and Enjoy

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Delicious
  • LinkedIn
  • StumbleUpon
  • Add to favorites
  • Email
  • RSS

What A Lovely Dog House

This Is Your Dog House

What a thrill to see your dog house for the first time. When putting together the second edition of my first book, Yalu And The Puppy Room, I meet with my artist Tielman and reviewed the pictures I wanted to add to this edition of the book.

I asked him to draw Yalu seeing her new home for the first time from the car.

He asked me how many levels was the house?

“Two,” I answered.

“What color is  the house?” he wanted to know.

“Red,” I told him.

“Do you want a garden, a tree or two in the front yard?”

“Sure.”

That was all we spoke about when it came to the illustration I wanted. The above was what he created. Amazing, simply amazing. There was a moment where I just looked in awe of his creation.

Tielman possesses a skill all artists throughout time have possessed. The patron, me, would describe what I wanted for a picture, then he, the artist, created something that he convinced me was my idea. Thankfully, I am easy to please in the picture department.

I really must admit, Tielman did a phenomenal job with the illustrations he created for me. Today’s example is one of three dozen illustrations he created for my two e-books, Yalu And The Puppy Room and Yalu And The Stinky Stink. For page after page you, kind reader, will find his deep and rich illustrations helping to bring the words of my two stories to life. Experience the world he created for me. Become a proud owner of my e-books. Both stories can be purchased at Amazon.com for $2.99. Yalu has two very great adventures that will make you root for her. Be brave, be bold and become proud owners of these books.

Share and Enjoy

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Delicious
  • LinkedIn
  • StumbleUpon
  • Add to favorites
  • Email
  • RSS

How To Make A Good First Impression

How To Make A Good First Impression

How To Make A Good First Impression

What would you do make a good first impression? Would you juggle? Do a handstand? Juggling and handstands would be easy if you had hands and most dogs I know do not have hands. Although I have seen videos of dogs doing handstands. I have yet to see a dog doing traditional juggling. YouTube claims to have dog juggling videos. They are just a dog nipping a balloon or another dog catching a bouncing ball. Those do not count as feats of juggling.

Most dogs make their first impression by barking. The problem is that all adult dogs bark and when they do that gives humans the wrong first impression. Another problem is that a puppy does not know how to bark. At best, they make yelping noises like other puppies. That leaves a pup trying to figure out how to make that all important good first impression on humans. This is a big life decision so it must be done just right.

A dog could jump on your lap and beg for attention. I have had more than one dog do that as their way of saying hello. Big dogs, little dogs have done that with me. One playfully pup pulled back his paw and with a big smile on his face scratched my arm. Perhaps he thought I liked to play rough because he to play rough. All that got me was a scratch on my arm.

Then there was the dog who was all teeth and liked nipping at me. That was his way of playing. Try petting him and the teeth came out. He might have been a nice puppy, the problem was that he made a wrong first impression. For some odd reason, I like my fingers and want to keep them connected to my hands.

Why not play with other dogs? Dogs like playing tag. Pick one puppy to be it and let the chase begin. Wait, wait, wait. How does that make a good first impression with humans? How does that make you stand out from the crowd of dogs? Playing tag shows that you can run in a pack of dogs.

This was the situation a shy yet to be named Golden Retriever found herself. The room she entered was filled with puppies having a grand old time playing tag while two humans sat on a couch watching them.

She had choices. She could play tag and run around in a pack with the other dogs in the room. Such interaction with other puppies was not her thing. This was a classy, yet shy eight week old Golden Retriever. She could stand off alone and hope to be noticed by the humans. The problem with plan B was that the pack of dogs playing tag could come her way and make her it. That meant running, roughhousing with the boy dogs and getting her fur out of place.

There had to be a better way for the people in the room to notice her. If not, she would be going back to her cage and that was the last thing she wanted. Life in the case was boring. Here was a chance to get out of her kennel and live the life of her dreams. The man and woman in the room looked nice enough. They both smiled and looked like dog people. They had to be dog people. Why else would they be in a room filled with puppies chasing each other if they were not dog people?

Think, think, think. How could she to stand out? How could she get noticed? That was when an idea came to the shy eight week old Golden Retriever who wanted to leave with these two people.

If I told you the great idea this Golden Retriever had, there would be no reason for you, kind reader, to purchase my wonderful e-book, Yalu And The Puppy Room. It is available on Amazon.com for $2.99. In mere moments, it can be downloaded to your computer, tablet or smart phone and that is just one of Yalu’s fabulous adventures.

The only question remaining is this: are you curious enough to want to find out what this shy Golden Retriever did to stand out from the croud? There is only one way to find out. Be brave, be bold and become the proud owner Yalu And The Puppy Room–it is “woof” it.

Share and Enjoy

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Delicious
  • LinkedIn
  • StumbleUpon
  • Add to favorites
  • Email
  • RSS

Traffup.com Review

Entrepreneur

Traffup.com deserves a review. Since I have started using the website, there has been a spike in visitors to my blog: www.yaludog.com.

In four days, there have been 598 visitors and that is a low number. I am promoting another product that has garnered 598 visits as well.

As for traffup.com, I have discovered that when one purchases gold coins, your ads get promoted to the top of the listing. If you are not purchasing points, your site(s) are not listed toward the top.

One can visit 120 websites for fifteen seconds or longer if you wish before the powers that be at traffup.com issue an enforced break for the remainder of the day. That means if you visit websites offering 50 points and do that 120 times a single day that is 6,000 points for you to turn around and offer to visitors to your site–not too shabby.

I build up my daily points to their limit, offer 50 points to visit my blog and then let the number run down to zero. Offering visitors the most points possible make sense to me. Why offer someone 20, 30, or 40 points when someone else will offer the 50 point max for the same fifteen seconds? Buy some traffup.com points that seems to be effective and keep repeating the process. Building these 6,000 points takes a good ninety minutes, perhaps less if I pay attention to the timer.

Right now, the goal is to get my website noticed. With people taking a moment to literally window shop my blog, I could come across someone who pauses, take a closer look and become a free subscriber to my blog and even a customer.

Welcome to the wonderful world of an entrepreneur. One must be patient, willing to try new sales methods and learn from them. Right now, I cannot complain about traffup.com. I have paid a total of $30 for almost 1,100 visits which has been better than other methods I have tried to promote my blog.

All I need to do is turn those visitors into buyers and I am off to the races. Perhaps I should tell people what I am selling. That would be a good idea.

I have for sale, kind reader, two e-books I have self published with wonderful illustrations. Both are available for $2.99 each on Amazon.com. One story is called Yalu And The Puppy Room and is based on a true story about how I meet my dog. The other is called Yalu And The Stinky Stink where our heroine, Yalu, meets a skunk and rescues her pet zebra. It is now time for you to be brave, be bold and find out why these adventures about Yalu are so wonderful.

Share and Enjoy

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Delicious
  • LinkedIn
  • StumbleUpon
  • Add to favorites
  • Email
  • RSS

Skunked: What Happens To Dogs When They Are Curious

skunked

Yalu just picked a bad moment to be a kind curious dog. All she wanted to do was say hello to the black doggie with a white stripe across its back. The skunk had another way of saying hello to her.

Welcome to a Yalu’s second adventure from Yalu And The Stinky Stink. It is one of two e-books I have available on Amazon.com for $2.99 each.

The story does not end with Yalu getting skunked. Our heroine goes on to save her pet zebra. Yes, she has a pet zebra that needs saving. If that sounds odd, then you, kind reader, will have to find out what happens by becoming a proud owner of Yalu And The Stinky Stink.

What’s that? You want an origin story? Well I have one for you about an eight week old Golden Retriever who wanted to find a forever home. She took a great risk to stand out from the other dogs in her kennel in a story called Yalu And The Puppy Room. There a short video about the story to the right. Take a look at it.

Both of my e-books have wonderful illustrations that will make you smile. Be brave, be bold and make Yalu’s adventures a part of your life.

 

Share and Enjoy

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Delicious
  • LinkedIn
  • StumbleUpon
  • Add to favorites
  • Email
  • RSS

Thank You Traffup.com For Helping Me Generating More Traffic

generate traffic for your website

I am a self published author of two children’s e-books:  Yalu And The Puppy Room and Yalu And The Stinky Stink. 

Both are available on Amazon.com for $2,99 each.

The banners are to the right. Be brave, be bold and have a look at my other blog posts–they are “woof” it.

 

Before the fifteen second timer runs out, let me share a one day stat with you. I have had a 189 visitors with traffup.com. Please pardon me while I explain this website to my blog followers who need a footnote or two.

Sorry, I had less than fifteen seconds to pass along that information before a picture appeared at the top of the screen with three choices of what that picture is–get that question right and you get points.

What is traffup.com? It is a way to generate legitimate visits to your webpage by real people–hence the picture with the three choices of what that picture is because computer have not advanced that far yet.

Receiving points can be free or through a package purchase. With either the free or paid method, one offers twenty to fifty points to attract visitors. The more points you offer, the greater the chance people will see your site–if I could offer more points for a longer visit, I would. Right now, fifty is the limit.

It will be a very long time before I buy another Facebook ad. With Mr. Zuckerberg’s program, I might get a few thousand visitors pending on who much advertising I purchase, but too many people simply hit the “like” button and move on. A few days later, the traffic dries up. With traffup.com, people look at my website all be for fifteen seconds, but they look at my website like someone window shopping. That could generate a sale.

There are interesting places worth seeing on traffup.com such as books, marketing, weight loss and a slew of other categories. Their goal of the people who use traffup.com are my goals: generate traffic and sales.

This could be very neat. I look forward to seeing how well traffup.com works.

Share and Enjoy

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Delicious
  • LinkedIn
  • StumbleUpon
  • Add to favorites
  • Email
  • RSS

Sneaky Dog Trick Fools Human

Sneaky dogYalu could be a sneaky dog when she wanted something.  There you are, wearing your dog slippers, minding your own business, watching TV, when a cute brown dog walks up and drops a ball on your chair. Hint, hint, nudge, nudge. It is time to play–or at least that was she wanted me to think.

It is hard to say no to someone so cute. That happy dog face says, “Play with me. You know you want to and, I brought a ball.”

 

Once I got the dog slippers off and some socks and shoes on, we would go outside and I would throw the ball, She would chase after it and bring it back. That was her way of appeasing me. I would throw it again and she would give me a look. With a little tilt of her head, she would indicate,  “I just ran and got that ball for you and there you go throwing it again. I have got to check my sniff mail. If you want the ball, go get it yourself.” Off she would go for some sniffies.

Good thing Yalu had the memory of a puppy dog. Give her a few minutes and she would be all ready to go fetch a ball or go looking for the one that just got thrown. While she sniffed, I would walk to where the ball I had thrown and point to it. Yalu would look my way and come trotting over. That was when she remembered there was a thrown ball and felt like running after it again.

Come to think of it, she used the ball to trick me into going outside so she could check her sniff mail. She set me up with the whole ball on the recycling chair trick.  That was not the only sneaky ruse she used on me. Back in her kennel, she found a way to stand out from the other dogs and get noticed.

Find out what she did by reading Yalu And The Puppy Room. You, kind reader, can download an e-book version for $2.99 from Amazon.com Be brave, be bold and enter Yalu’s wonderful world.

Share and Enjoy

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Delicious
  • LinkedIn
  • StumbleUpon
  • Add to favorites
  • Email
  • RSS

How To Improve Your Web Traffic With WordPress SEO Yoast

 

I found a helpful YouTube.com video for improving web traffic with search engines like Google and Bing. Improved web traffic is the name of the game when promoting anything. The goals are to be registered with the search engines and having good search words that part of your product.

In general, my are: children’s book, chapter book, Golden Retriever, dog, e-book, inspirational, writing, and self published.

That will help attract people to my page where I can promote my e-books about the adventures of a little brown dog named Yalu. There is a banner for Yalu And The Puppy Room and Yalu And The Stinky Stink where both e-books can be downloaded from Amazon.com for $2,99. All you, kind reader, need to do is be brave, be bold and enter Yalu’s wonderful world.

Share and Enjoy

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Delicious
  • LinkedIn
  • StumbleUpon
  • Add to favorites
  • Email
  • RSS

Writing Lesson Plan For Your Students

 

my-lesson-plan-app

Today’s blog is for the teachers and anyone interested in writing. Below is a lesson plan that you, kind reader, are more than welcome to use.

If there is a way to improve what follows, please let me know. After all, critiques are a part of the writing process.

Also, if you know any of your peers who would like to utilize this lesson plan, send them here. I could use all the fans I can get.

Purpose Statement: Students will understand the process of creating a book from an idea to marketing the final product.

 

Information:

Part I: The idea

  1. What is your idea for a story?
  2. Write it down.
  3. Who is the main character(s) in the story?
  4. Where does the main character(s) live?
  5. What is the timeline when they live?
  6. What are their likes?
  7. What are their dislikes?
  8. What habits do they have?
  9. What is the story’s main conflict?
  10. What does the main character want?
  11. What prevents the character(s) from getting what they want?

 

Part II: Writing the first draft

  1. Using your responses to the above questions, free write until you run out of ideas.
  2. Don’t worry about structure; focus on story line
  3. Is there conflict at the beginning of the story?
  4. What happens on the first five pages?
  5. Write yourself into a corner.
  6. Is there a way the main character can lose?
  7. What would happen if that character lost?
  8. How could it get any worse for the characters?
  9. How could the character(s) come back from that loss?

Part III: Editing

  1. Read what you wrote.
  2. Read it aloud.
  3. Edit, edit, edit until you have the best possible draft.
  4. Read what you wrote to a group of peers who will give constructive criticism.

 

  • Bad: That’s stupid!
    • How is it stupid?
    • How could it be better?
    • Try what could be better.

 

  • Very bad; It’s good; with no reason why.
  • Better: Why not try _____.

 

  1. Collect opinions.
  2. Try to add those comments into your story.
  3. Read your story into a recording device and replay it.
  4. Repeat steps three and four.

 

Part IV: Marketing

  1. Create a blog.
  2. Post snippets of your story on the blog.
  3. Leave your reader curious by creating cliffhangers.
  4. Find a good artist to create illustrations and a book cover
    1. com
    2. Find your own artist locally
    3. Find an artist with an internet search.
  5. Post videos on YouTube.com
  6. Post free sample chapters of your book.

 

Part V: Build Traffic

  1. Free traffic
    1. Friends
    2. Family
    3. Facebook
    4. Twitter
    5. Instagram

 

  1. Paid traffic—ExactData.com

Part VI: Publishing.

  1. What you know vs. whom you know.
  2. Traditional publishing houses.
  3. Literary agents.
  4. Self publishing
    1. Hardcover
    2. E-book through KDP.Amazon.com

 

Activities

Provide 15 minutes free writing time.

Follow up with 30 minute group evaluation of individual products

Regroup for 5-10 minutes for one-on-one re-evaluation and oral reading

Time for final presentation to entire group will vary depending on number of participants

Individual responses via checklist from audience – 5 minutes

  1. Are the plot and characters interesting?
  2. Did the story provide scenes/actions/dialogue for development of the characters?
  3. Did you identify with the story line and the main character?
  4. Is the ending believable?
  5. What will you remember about the story a week from now?

 

Conclusion: Writing is a cognitive endeavor that results from experience.  Learning to write is an involved process, building a foundation from an idea and developing it into a final marketing product can be accomplished.

Share and Enjoy

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Delicious
  • LinkedIn
  • StumbleUpon
  • Add to favorites
  • Email
  • RSS