Generating Positive Leads With The Lead Dogs

One thing I like about working in my company is its aggressive approach towards seeking solutions to the problems that the company faces. There was recently a dip in sales and our management aggressively pursued business leads with the services of a lead generation company to generate more leads that WILL convert into sales.

Before engaging the services of this company, we downloaded case studies of clients that have been successful with the leads generated by this company. We were very careful as we had bad experiences with other lead generation companies that were not able to perform as promised.

My company has been happy with The Lead Dogs as we managed to have a pretty quick turnaround thanks to the positive leads generated.

National Bloggers Alliance

Several tai kor bloggers of Malaysia are setting up a bloggers alliance. Maybe these tai kor bloggers felt that bloggers in Malaysia are threatened by the authorities that they need an alliance to protect their rights and the voice of the blogger could be better heard, and louder too, as a united body; i.e. an alliance.

Am I talking about an alliance, association or a union? I am unclear myself.

A reliable source told me that something is wrong with the country if bloggers need to form an alliance to feel a sense of security. Blogging is an individual choice and people should be free to blog or not to blog.

I too agree that something is amiss with the environment if bloggers feel that blogging warrants the registration with an alliance. Since the legal entanglement of two blogging heavyweights, things are not the same anymore. What has become of our blogosphere?

Blogger’s Choice Awards

With so many blogs on the internet, it is not easy to distinguish the good from the bad, the star blog from the blog next door. I have been recommended quite a few blogs to read as well, but frankly, what other people like may not be what I like. As the saying goes, one man’s meat is another man’s poison.

The only way to recognize outstanding blogs is to honor them with blog awards after putting them through a vote. Blogger’s Choice Awards are just the right awards to honor blogs that have the highest number of votes and the good thing is that blogs are submitted into various categories that are most relevant to the blogger or niche.

Voting is already open and will close at the end of May, 2007. Thereafter, the results and the best blogs in the variety of categories will be announced during PostieCon on June 1st and 2nd in Orlando, Florida.

Anyone can cast their votes and you can vote for any blog that you fancy. However, you will need to register with the website and log in to enable your vote to be counted. Luckily registration is free and hassle-free!

What happens if no blog catches your fancy? You can nominate your favorite blogs, of course! So what are you waiting for? Hop over to Blogger’s Choice Awards and let your vote be counted!

This Blog Is Now …

….. SPONSORED!

I am sooo happy, I finally have an own-hosted blog in the system. I know, this blog is right now unranked and does not offer much value to advertisers but let’s be patient and wait for the next Google Page Rank update, ok? I just hope that Google will not take as long as it did in the previous update. I am confident I will at least be assigned SOME rank!

For the past few months, I have been sidelined and punished by advertisers for using a free blog host. However, even now with this blog in the system, I do not foresee too many sponsored posts as not many advertisers would want a new blog with no ranking writing for them.

Anyway, there will always be a perfect post for this blog and it will be the 1K Tuesday on PayPerPost! Woohoo I must be dreaming to even dare think I will get one of the four opportunities!

Booking With HotelReservations.com

The task of arranging for our company annual trip fell on me. It is not something I relish doing as it takes a lot of time and meticulous planning, especially when it is group travel. Moreover, it does not help that the budget management gave us is nothing to shout about. But as luck would have it, it is my responsibility to see to it this time around.

Once again, I rely heavy on my trusty internet and in my search, came across HotelReservations.com, a website that is dedicated to giving us the best deals in Hotel Reservations. I was quite relieved that I did not have to waste much time searching other websites or worse, booking hotels with them that are way more expensive than what HotelReservations.com can offer, which is well within our budget.

We are given a hefty rebate for our booking and as this is a group travel, we are eligible for special group rates, which is excellent news indeed.

Before I commit myself to a package, though, I made use of the complete city guide that is available on their website to research and plan our trip. This of course made things so much simpler than I had thought.

I also made a call to their worldwide telephone number and found out that we can also book motels, resorts or vacation rentals and not only hotels. I will have to find out what my colleagues want, then, but I really like the options that are offered to us.

Once I found HotelReservations.com, I am able to compare their rates with other similar online sites and our local agents and I am delighted to note that with the rebates and discounts offered to us, we actually get to save quite a sum of money. I bet management would be very satisfied with the way I handled this task!

Technorati Issues

I’ve been having problems with my ** An Anonymous Journal ** blog on Technorati where it is stated that the blog is not updated for more than three months. What a joke, when I update is almost daily. The consolation is that this problem is not exclusive to me.

I have written in to Support since early February, 2007 and a follow up mail in early March, 2007. I did not receive a reply at all nor was my problem solved. So someone told me that I should post my problem on the Support Forum. She did it and her problem was solved quickly. I searched for the link to the Forum for ages but could not find it until I read the Technorati Blog and went to the Forum from there.

The Forum took ages to load on my computer and as a matter of fact, the Technorati site is generally slow. Then I finally managed to access it and located the right thread to post my problem. Little did I know that my problem does not end there.

For the life of me, I have no idea why my post kept going to another thread!?! I ended up posting a similar message on four different threads that are not on my issue. Bah! I quit posting after that lest I look like a spammer or worse, someone with a mental problem, harping on the same problem and on the wrong threads too!

Las Vegas Honeymoon

My cousin, Samantha, came home from a Las Vegas honeymoon with a stack of souvenirs and photos for the family. None of us have ever been to Las Vegas before so we were very happy to see the other side of Las Vegas. We are usually only shown the glitz of Vegas casinos and night shows but my cousin’s photos show the residential areas of people who actually live in Las Vegas and not the tourist spots that are always shown on television or travel brochures.

It is amazing to note that even Las Vegas homes have some kind of glitz to them, let alone Las Vegas luxury condos. We heard that many celebrities own premium Las Vegas real estate too but during her one week vacation in Vegas, Samantha was not lucky enough to spot any real celebrities, except for the look-alikes, especially Elvis Presley look-alikes.

Samantha told me that she met a Las Vegas agent during her stay there who told her that Las Vegas is a very popular city for real estate investment because it is possible to buy a brand new Las Vegas home with zero down payment and no closing cost. This is indeed far more attractive than buying homes in many other cities!

Random Thoughts Off My Mind