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Club Penguin – Famous Penguins

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In the gaming, snow covered world of Club Penguin, the residents are all penguins. These penguins live like real people, they have parties, they earn money, and they live in igloos and decorate their homes too. Since there are such similarities to real life, in the Club Penguin world there are celebrities too who are living amongst them.

These "famous penguins" can not be visited by all the other resident penguins. Only the moderators know where they stay. One famous group of penguins is "The Team". They are the original or the first moderators. They are Billybob, Happy77, Gizmo, Rsnail and Screenhog.

Billybob now writes the blog and also lets penguins know about the upcoming events. Happy77's profile is used as a model to other penguins to show what a moderators profile looks like. Gizmo's job includes taking care of all the parties. The servers and the technical side is looked after by Rsnail. The job of Screenhog is to design other penguins.

Another famous penguin in this world is Rockhopper. He is a pirate and visits this land once in 2 months aboard his ship called The Migrator. When he comes penguins are allowed to board his ship and buy some of the strange contents including a diary of Rockhopper's adventures. This penguin is a lot bigger than the normal penguins and is also dressed like pirates. Pirate clothes are unavailable to others.

One of the most famous set or group of penguins is the Band. The Band, a group of four musicians, attests all the big parties and events that take place at Club Penguin. The band has evolved from what it was in the beginning when the Club was a new concept. There is a drummer, an acoustic guitarist, a bass guitarist and a pianist.

Benefits of Short Stories

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A short story is a literary work that tells a series of event in a specific setting. These series of events are the product of the writer’s powerful mind and imagination. They are the result of contemplations, and realizations done by the writer either during his gloomy or happy days. Short stories are the outlet of the writer’s emotions. It is through short stories that a writer directly or indirectly expresses his ideals, beliefs and opinions regarding issues that continually confronting the society. Thus stories are written due to several purposes such as to inspire, to educate, to entertain and to provoke one’s emotions.

Whichever the purpose of a particular story, one thing that is very much sure is that stories have lots of benefits to everyone.

For children stories teach them moral lessons which will be planted in their young minds and that they can ponder upon as they grow older. Other than that, they help in the enhancement of children’s imaginative thinking which leads to creativity. According to some experts, children are being trained to think imaginatively while listening or reading stories in accordance to how the writer describes the setting, characters, and events that took place in the story. More than that, children are taught to focus their attention to a specific topic so that if they will be engaged to more complicated brainstorming or emersions they won’t have any difficulty. One thing more, their vocabularies will be developed. As a result,, this will help them develop their communication skills both in oral and written communication.

For older person, stories especially with those that contain humor entertain people. Short stories would also provoke questions in the minds of people regarding life and society. Short stories enables them see realities even though the events in the stories did not happen in actual scenes; but there are several situations in life that can be related to those events. The readers are made to see and think of the realities in life. Another thing is that stories teach people to appreciate the beauty of life. This is because through short stories that the adventures of people are told. These characters are used to symbolize things in the real society. It is through them that writers relate the message they wanted their readers to grasp. Despite the fact that these characters shown in these stories don’t exist in real life, their struggles can be compared to someone in real life.

Those benefits mentioned above are only among the many benefits of reading short stories. Seeing those benefits that stories can give, it is just correct to conclude that reading short stories is helpful to all.

Famous People With Asperger’s Syndrome

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Recently, some researchers, in particular, Simon Baron-Kohen and John James, suggested that such well-known personalities from the past, as Albert Einstein and Isaac Newton had Asperger’s syndrome. Scientists say that they showed some tendencies of the syndrome in their behavior, such as an intense interest in one topic, or social problems. One of the chapters of this Gillberg’s book is devoted to this theme, including a detailed case analysis of the situation with philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein with the conclusion that the person meets the criteria for Asperger’s Syndrome. Naturally, the absence of diagnosis during life does not mean that there was nothing to diagnose, especially if we bear in mind that while there was no widespread knowledge about the syndrome (as often happens with Asperger’s syndrome, which recently has been widely recognized in psychiatric circles). However, such post-mortem diagnosis remains controversial.

Arguments in favor of the alleged autism spectrum disorders in famous personalities vary from person to person. Some of them argue that in the case of Albert Einstein (one of the most frequently cited suspected autistic), he learned to talk late, was a lonely kid, organized violent tantrums, silently repeated the previously pronounced sentence, and needed his wives to play the role of parents when he was an adult – the stereotypical factors for autistic individuals. Isaac Newton stuttered and suffered from epilepsy. Many of these alleged historical cases of Asperger’s syndrome can be quite soft (not expressed), but some skeptics argue that in these cases only some features of autism can be seen, and they are not enough to diagnose autism spectrum. In the end, many critics of historical diagnosis claim that it is simply impossible to diagnose the dead, and therefore nothing can be said with certainty about historic individuals with (or withour) Asperger’s syndrome.

All of these assumptions may be just an attempt to create a pattern of behavior (role model, an object for imitation) for people with autism, and demonstrate that they can do constructive things, and make a contribution to society. Such a presumptive diagnosis is often used by activists for the rights of people with autism to show that the treatment of autism would be a loss to society. But others in the organizations for the rights of autistic people do not like these arguments because they feel that people with autism have to appreciate their uniqueness even if they do not want to be healed, regardless of whether people like Einstein were autistic.

Some features of appearance and facts of activity indicate that John Carmack is also a man with AS, or he has other unusual personality type of a similar nature.

Possible causes and origins of Asperger’s syndrome is hotly debated and controversial topic. The majority opinion today is that the causes of Asperger’s syndrome are the same as autism’s. Some researchers, however, disagree and argue that the Asperger syndrome and autism are lead by two different things. All this occurs during the ongoing wider debate about whether Asperger’s syndrome and other conditions (such as attention deficit disorder and hyperactivity disorder – ADHD) are the part of the so-called autism spectrum.

Among many competing theories about the causes of autism (and, therefore, as many believe – Asperger’s Syndrome) – theory of non-complete connection, developed by researchers of cognition at Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh, the theory of marginal male brain of Simon Baron-Kohena, the theory of pre-working, theory of social structure and genetics.

Some theorists give more arguments in favor of Asperger’s syndrome than autism. Sometimes they argument that some specific theories play a greater role in Asperger’s syndrome, for example, theory of social structure and genetics. However, this is the area of considerable controversy.

Exciting Words for Your Ads and Promotion Copy

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In my article Dump Those Helping Verbs from Your Ads and Promotion Copy (Even if your teacher made you memorize all 23) I told you to not use helping verbs or passive verbs in your ads or promotion copy. They weaken your copy. Few will respond to what you say.

Those “few” are potential or new customers. Is that what you want?

No! You want lots of potential and new customers.

Probably the most powerful word which was included on this list is FREE. Nothing is cheaper than free.

Here are some other suggested words. I’ll bet you can squeeze in a few more:

Absolutely… Amazing… Approved… Attractive… Authentic…

Bargain… Beautiful… Better… Big…

Colorful… Colossal… Complete… Confidential… Crammed…

Delivered… Direct… Discount…

Easily… Endorsed… Enormous… Excellent… Exciting… Exclusive… Expert… Elegant…

Famous… Fascinating… Fortune… Free… Full…

Genuine… Gift… Gigantic… Greatest… Guaranteed…

Helpful… Highest… Huge…

Immediately… Improved… Informative… Instructive… Interesting…

Largest… Latest… Lavishly… Liberal… Lifetime… Limited… Lowest…

Magic… Mammoth… Miracle…

Noted…

Odd… Outstanding…

Personalized… Popular… Powerful… Practical… Professional… Profitable… Profusely… Proven…

Quality… Quickly…

Rare… Reduced… Refundable… Remarkable… Reliable… Revealing… Revolutionary…

Scarce… Secrets… Security… Selected… Sensational… Simplified… Sizable… Special… Startling… Strange… Strong… Sturdy… Successful… Superior… Surprise…

Terrific… Tested… Tremendous…

Unconditional… Unique… Unlimited… Unparalleled… Unsurpassed… Unusual… Useful…

Valuable… Wealth… Weird… Wonderful.

The above list fits many products and services. What if you’re selling candy? Might it be tasty, creamy, delicious, etc.? You will have to add to or delete from this list as you test your ads.

What! You don’t run test ads?

Well, you should.

Try these words suggested by Robert W. Bly in his book The Copywriter’s Handbook: how to… why… sale… quick… easy… bargain… last chance…guarantee, results… proven… save.

Robert W. Bly says in his book that in some copy the word “free” is used over thirty times.

That must be a good one!

I have a classified ad running this week and it starts out with guess what: Free! The word is capitalized and in bold print and the ad is in a box.

That should do it.

I’ll still talk to you when I’m rich.

What Is a Copywriter? Much More Than You Might Think

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What is a copywriter?

It's the person who wrote this article. It's the person who wrote that radio commercial that you hate. It's the person who wrote that radio commercial that you love. It's the people who write those little Google ads that you see all over the web (maybe even right next to this!).

A considerable percentage of the "news articles" you read in your local paper are actually marketing messages – and yes, they were written by copywriters.

The TV commercials that you've watched (or that you've not watched if you're as quick with the remote as me) were written by copywriters.

The gazillions of billboards that cling to our roadways like ticks to a dog – yep, mostly written by copywriters.

All of those magazine ads packed into your favorite glossy – copywriters.

The text on the packaging of most every product you buy, whether it's your favorite brand of chips or your preferred type of toothpaste – copywriters.

The text on the menus at your favorite restaurant – copywriters.

The product slogans that became famous and stay in your head for a lifetime …

  • "Just Do It"
  • "Melts in Your Mouth; Not in Your Hands"
  • "A Little Dab'll Do Ya" (you remember this one if you're as old as me)
  • "Got Milk?"
  • "Do not Fiddle With the Middle"
  • "EAT MOR CHIKIN"
  • "Eat Fresh"

… all written by copywriters. Good copywriters!

The person who SEO'd the web copy on your company's website to help search engines found you was a copywriter (someone did do that, right?)

Many of the sentences you've heard in your lifetime – copywriters.

I could go on and on, but you get the idea.

Most likely, you never get through a day without being exposed multiple times to the work of copywriters. And do not think that the work of copywriters does not work on you; it does.

The massive amount of marketing copy that we're all exposed to in our lifetimes affects each of us on some level, and influences us to some degree. That's why copy is so critically important to both and every business.

Great copy can help your business to soar; bad copy can be grievously damaging.

What is a Copywriter? It's You!

Not only have you been exposed to the work of copywriters every day of your life, you've probably also been a copywriter on many occasions.

Did you ever:

  • Compose any form of business correspondence? You were a copywriter.
  • Write a classified ad to place in the newspaper advertising a car, an old washing machine, a garage sale, or whatever? You were a copywriter.
  • Carefully craft a letter of introduction to accompany your resume when applying for a job? You were a copywriter.

Marketing copy is most commonly thought of as the work of professional copywriters. But in reality, any form of communication in which words are written with the goal of persuading or encouraging a desired action could be considered copywriting.

What is a Copywriter? It's the Person Who'll Have a Hand in Making or Breaking Your Business

The copy that your business presents to the world is the face of your company. If it's good, your business will reap the rewards – and not only tangible rewards such as increased sales, but also intangibles such as goodwill and esteem.

But if the 'face' your business presents to the world is drab and dull, lifeless and listless, then you can expect your prospective customers to respond with corresponding levels of enthusiasm.

And if your copy is REALLY bad – and you know there's lots of it out there, and you know how you've reacted to it – then "woe be unt ye."

So even if you're not a 'professional' copywriter, if you write any of the copy for your business, you'd be good at it!

What the BLOG?

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Blogs Are the NEW Secret Weapon for Reaching Your Tarket. Just like you, I hate being marketed to. Every day we’re bombarded with over 3,500 marketing messages. And frankly I’m sick of it! But blogs are different. Blogs are a two-way conversation between blogger and bloggee (plus all the readers in between). Through commenting and cross-linking, you can share feedback. You can build your network. You can become, dare I say it, an Internet celebrity!

See blogs add humanity and instantaneous expression to the web. Like ezines, blogs are a way for your customer to get to know you.

However, unlike ezines, blogs help you with search engine rankings. Did you hear me? I said, unlike ezines, blogs help you with search engine rankings. That’s a big one.

Entrepreneur Magazine, Business Week, even the FCC (Federal Trade Commission) all believe blogs are here to stay. Recently Michael Powell, chairman of the FCC, started one. His initial post drew over 30,000 readers. A Microsoft spokesperson says Bill Gates is considering starting a blog. And filmmaker Michael Moore built a blog to promote his controversial new movie, Fahrenheit 9/11.

But who has time to read a blog anyway? Exactly! The job of a blog is to cut through the information overload and deliver searchable, relevant and current content. BlogAds website recently conducted a survey of over 17,000 blog readers.

Here’s what they report:

  • Blog readers are older and more affluent. 61% of blog readers are over 30, and 75% make more than $45,000 a year.
  • Blog readers are more cyber-active. 54% of their news consumption is online. 21% are themselves bloggers and 46% describe themselves as opinion makers.
  • Blog readers are media-mavens. 21% subscribe to the New Yorker magazine, 15% to the Economist, 15% to Newsweek and 14% to the Atlantic Monthly.
  • Whether on the left or right, blog readers have traits in common that often are absent in today’s public spaces: passion and initiative.
  • Blog readers have apathy towards traditional news sources. 82% say that television is worthless. 55% percent say the same about print newspapers. 54% say the same about print magazines.
  • Meanwhile, 86% say that blogs are either useful or extremely useful as sources of news or opinion. 80% say they read blogs for news they can’t find elsewhere. 78% read because the perspective is better. 66% value the faster news. 61% say that blogs are more honest.
  • Blog readers appear united in their dissatisfaction with conventional media and their rabid love of blogs.

Don’t you want to be a blogger too? How about looking at some samples of the good, the bad and the bizarre?

Model citizen blogs: John Reese’s blog. Hey, the guy just made $1,080,496.37 online in a single day. Here’s a good rule of thumb. If Reese is doing it, you should be too.

Copywriter Paul Myers keeps us up-to-date on SPAM and other Internet marketing nightmares.

Michael Port’s weekly calls to inspire those who aspire now have an online connecting point. Designed by Andy Wibbels.

My Blog: http://www.red-hot-copy.com/blog.htm – my blog today.

Bizarro Blog: Jeff Bridges’ site is considered a “blog.” It’s hand-written! (Yes, really). http://www.jeffbridges.com

I’ve been dipping my toe into the blogging pool since earlier this year. Now I’ve decided it’s time to really learn how to do this stuff with an expert who will take me by the hand through the scary forest of the blog-world. I’m going back to school! Through another client, I met blogging guru, Andy Wibbels. Sure, he has a funny name, but he is adorable! And his writing style has me rolling on the floor. Well Andy is a self-professed geek. And Andy knows blogs. He says it’s easy and I trust him.