Thursday, 30 October 2014

5 steps to testing your microwave for radiation leakage?

Photo Taken by M'reen.
When was the last time you checked your microwave for radiation leakage?
Yes, I did say radiation leakage, because any microwave can start leaking radiation any time,
for whatever reasons.

And such a leakage is hazardous to humans and pets in the house.
You don't need to call in experts or to send your microwave to the dealer's workshop for a leakage test.
That's time consuming, inconvenient and costly.

Here's how you can test your microwave for radiation leakage, right in your own house, at no cost.

Just follow these simple steps >>>

1. Switch-off and un-plug the microwave from the electrical socket.

2. Place your mobile phone inside the microwave and shut the door.

3. Using another mobile phone, dial the phone that's inside the microwave.

4. If the outside phone says "the number you are dialing is not reachable, or is out of coverage area,
or is switched off; then your microwave is safe.

5. But if the phone inside the microwave lights up and rings, your microwave is leaking radiation.

Just throw away the damn thing and get a new one.

(Believe me, the medical treatment of the side-effects of radiation leaks is costlier 
than the price of maybe 10 new microwaves.)

Remember, just because the door of your microwave appears to shut properly does not conclusively mean that it is not leaking radiation.

Stay safe, and test your microwave regularly at frequent intervals.

The frequency of testing depends on the extent of usage, and you are the best judge of that.


Mobile phones and being locked out of your car with other useful tips.
Other mobile phone important information.

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To quote the Dr Seuss himself, “The more that you read, the more things you will know.
The more that you learn; the more places you'll go.”

Thursday, 16 October 2014

How To Build Loyalty Through Blogging Communities

How To Build Loyalty Through Blogging Communities

Blogging is the most incredible opportunity you have to market your business.
It’s also a very inexpensive place where you can share your expertise, your knowledge,
your wisdom and your experience.
Don’t  fly by the seat of your pants, winging it blindly! 
Map out a road map with major keys to help you build credibility between you and your readers.
One of the most important steps is to build a blogging community that will be loyal to you. 
This is not something that will happen overnight:  it will take  time, lots of energy and plenty of focus on your part. Building friendships & relationships is also a huge part of the building.

Brand Loyalty
As much as you can, stay in tune to what you promised your readers. 
People stay loyal to brands who don’t change too much or too often; they are looking for you 
to deliver what you said you would deliver. They don’t much like it when the flavors change.

Post Regularly
Nothing ruins followers loyalty more than inconsistency. (Besides, being inconsistent makes it hard for search engines to find or follow you.)  Blog at the same time of day for people are creatures 
of habit;  train them to expect certain things at certain times, and they will be on the lookout for you. 
Posting regularly builds credibility in you and your blog. 
Aim to blog once per week, building to more.  Consistency is the driving force behind your success.
Why should anyone go to your blog if there’s nothing new?  
Create a schedule with an Editorial Blogging Calendar (Plugin) for content, draft posts 
and to keep you focused and on track.
See all of your posts and when they’ll be posted.
Drag and drop to change your post dates.
Manage your drafts with our new drafts drawer.
Quick edit post titles, contents, and times.
Publish posts or manage drafts.
Easily see the status of your posts.
Manage posts from multiple authors.
I’ve got a GIFT FOR YOU! 
Your Free Guide to Your Chaotic Blogging Calendar- is a blogging calendar for you to decide how many posts you’ll do, what you’ll talk about, the time you’ll post, etc… Then follow your own rules. Planning in advance sets you up for success.  
Keep your eyes and ears open to the need of your audience. They tell you what they want to know more about. Plan it out! Decide how you’ll do this – have a plan.

Be Active on Your Community
Don’t take on the habit of posting articles, then not checking your comments.   When visitors arrive to your blog and see comments, it makes them feel this is a nice place to hang out so they’ll stay, comment and engage with you. Engaging with bloggers is key! Also visit, read and comment on other blogs in your niche. Start conversations with other bloggers.
It’s important to be active in your blog community and to respond to comments. 
Readers who take time to comment deserve to be heard… 
Don’t lose sight of the very people you’re looking to connect with. (This is one I’m working on!) 
Be a Resource of Value
Get into the habit of providing useful tips and offers of value that your readers will appreciate. 
Also be on the lookout for a way you can resolve their problem. This will set you up as an authority in your field, exactly how you want to be seen. People will learn to go to you to get things solved. 
Give free insight, but don’t give it all away!

Valuable Content
Be passionate when writing your content – write for your readers in such a way that it will resonate with their needs. Use quality information and targeted copy. Ask questions, listen to the answers. Then, check out your analytics and sort through your posts to see which topics get the most comments, where they come from, the keywords used and the lenght stayed on your site.  
Google Analytics allows you to track your success and adjust your message along the way.
Not watching your statistics is like driving at night without headlights.  
You’ll get to your destination, but the ride won’t be pretty!

Know Where To Hang Out 
Know where your audience is hanging out.  Most bloggers are extremely active on Twitter 
but your readers may be hanging out on Facebook or Google+.  
Have share options to ALL of the major social media platforms available on your blog.

Show Your Passion
Be enthusiastic in everything you say and do. Use positive information, resources, offers, products, 
or services. Show them their need, how to get it and how to close the deal.

Have Conversations
Let people get to know you on a more intimate level. When replying to a comment, you’re taking advantage of a huge opportunity. Think about it: you get the privilege to answer their question! 
Your readers will see you care about needs and that you are hands on. That builds trust.
Begin with the “why” in place.  Clearly define your blog’s purpose and you will find direction.

Writing VS Promoting
Use your content to engage; draw clients in vs bashing them over the head with constant promotion.  
Your clients want to understand what you do, how you help them and why working with you 
is the best.  They need to see your human side more than facts & figures: don’t be afraid 
to show who you are.  

Readers Will Find You
Your blog is a vital piece of your marketing .  
Promote it in all of your marketing and advertising.  
Your clients will not just miraculously find you! 
Add links to your emails, newsletters and other promotional items.

Perhaps you’d like to check out my sister blogs:            gives many ways for you to work with the stresses of life       describes the steps to reading in the way your mind prefers          just for fun

To quote the Dr Seuss himself, “The more that you read, the more things you will know.
The more that you learn; the more places you'll go.”

Friday, 10 October 2014

Diary Entry #238 – Don’t Waste the New-Hire Opportunity

Photo Taken by M'reen

Diary Entry #238 – Don’t Waste the New-Hire Opportunity
Written by Cameron

“Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.” ~Albert Schweitzer  
“High achievement always takes place in the framework of high expectation.” ~Charles Kettering  

It is no surprise that how you treat your new hires in the first day, first week, and first month shapes their expectations. For this reason, slick presentations, fun teambuilding, access to Executives, sessions on Brand and Culture, and a number of freebies have become the norm. 
In many companies, being a new-hire is more like Christmas than work for the first week or more. Now I’m not saying these shouldn’t be a part of the process, but I would add one more:

Throw them into their role sooner than you think you should
Do you expect them to ACT? To be challenged to find SOLUTIONS? 
And do you expect them to CONTRIBUTE. Now I’m not saying don’t give them training, but I am saying to give them access to their job for at least some part of their day WHILE they are training.
And I’m not talking about side-by-side shadowing; I’m talking about giving them applicable job duties and expecting production from them. This accomplishes a few things:

Establishes a culture of challenge and contribution – You are expected to fight through 
the struggle and still produce. And everyone is taught to contribute immediately.
How powerful are those two things to culture? Forget the session that waxes poetic 
about the organization’s culture. SHOW THEM how it works when the rubber meets the road.

Leverages the energy of new hires – I’ve talked before about how new-hires 
infuse fresh energy into any operation. Why wait a week or two for it to cool down
while they go through training? Get that energy into your current operation right away.

Makes your training better – Getting hands on experience is how many people learn best,
but beyond that, it allows anyone to come back and ask questions, share observations,
and share best practices. This enhances the quality of the training for everyone.

Gets new productivity ASAP – And let’s not forget that if your new-hires are making
an immediate contribution to the productivity of the organization, you’re already getting
an ROI on hiring them. Forget weeks of payroll that pays off later, get some of that now.
Based on the above factors, there’s big upside.

The first few weeks on a new job should be very exciting, but they should also be very challenging. If you aren’t pushing your new-hires to be phenomenal during this time,
when are you expecting to do it? Yes, you need to set them up for success
with a clear understanding of duties, but we all have aspects of our team’s day to day work 
that can be taught quickly and we all hire people with specialties that can be folded
into operations quickly, so what’s holding you back?
Push your team towards being exceptional by demanding it early on.