So you've been on the net how many years and you still don't belong to a LIST? I can hear you excusing yourself by saying I do not know what lists are.

OK, WHAT ARE LISTS?" THEY ARE VIRTUAL CLASSROOMS. Either you are the teacher and send a letter /file or email, that is sent regularly and is a list or YOU ARE the student and a letter comes in your email about stuff that you want to hear discussed. I belong to a half dozen politically progressive lists. Each was created by a person like you or me who had a browser that could make a collection of chums' names and call it a list. I call my progressive political list PTA PARENTS. I do ten other subjects, but that's one.

My chums who have lists had enquiring minds. They read, studied and became ready to pass on information. Nothing simpler. Maybe they had read metaphysical books an hour a day or news stories an hour a day. Or non-fiction political analysis an hour a day. They themselves were on lists and read the take PROGRESSIVE WEB PUNDITS had on situations, issues. Say it's Global warming. They read all the pundits on both sides. They sent me copies of the pundits' writings. That's a list. They didn't have to be experts but they forwarded information. Some Pundits are experts, some just forward information they find rings a bell.

I'll bet that you are ALMOST an ourtight expert on something. Pie crust, growing pears, Yoga, raising Poultry. making Cookies, shiatsu Massage, Veganism, Holism, carburators, Country living, --something. I dunno, sex, drugs, rock and roll. Whatever. And that's a great thing but if you don't make a list and share your technology, to me that's like being a guy in a hut out in the wild. Out on the desert. Who has buried his talents. What is the sound of a ripe apple dropping in the forest if there's no one to hear it? So the idea wrap a WEB PRESENCE around yourself and launch yourself onto the fast moving Ganges river, or the SILK ROAD of TRADE or on the main thoroughfare where everybody sees your NEON SIGN. Blink Blink FAME. Blink RED NEON. HOT! SIzZLE. IDEAS. ExCITEMENT!

You're just a NEON plugged into the wall away from some real JAZZ. True, maybe today you have no product, no price tag, no merchandise, but if you BRAINSTORM you will find that you have connections, ideas, passions, talents. Those are what you use to. LAUNCH yourself. YOU EXIST BECAUSE YOU HAVE SCRIBBLINGS on your area of expertise and because there are others way further down the tree who have IGNORANCE. Not your knowledge of poultry, fig growing,  alternative ecological living. So you wanna YAHOO. Either you're a head RAM and you wanna Call the sheep to the classroom or you're just a sheep and you wanna hear from others about the stuff you like. Sex and rock and roll and celebs and Global Warming truly can be said:. I teach ergo I am.

 So to teach and be somebody, you want to study what MERCHANDISING systems one could use that involve either your OWN lists, or YAHOO LISTS which are bigger and really work bigtime bcause these "lists" have l000 to 5000 people each. Ya don't believe me? CLICK ON ^ YAHOO UP ABOVE. Now you don't have a biz now, but list for a while, receive list news, messages, chatter for a while, then when you GET a website and identity place a single message with an URL (live link) "MY WEBSITE DOT COM"

For instance, I just joined a POULTRY LIST TODAY and wrote up  a chicken IDEA today. For a chicken list. What is an astrologer doing at a chicken list? Oh, I dunno...maybe after we go into a big discussion on moulting, I will then surprise everyone with THAT CHICKEN COOKIE idea. Or my HOW TO TURN an 8000 square lot into a complete farm even if there's a HOUSE on it. Now I post at Facebook or Wwitter, maybe a dozen read it.

 Post at YAHOO 5000 read it. Yahoo is massive. How do I know that? A pal said 'oh I showed your webpage on how modern girls are fun junkies and always marry bad boys... to my yahoo group.' so many people visited the page, then wrote me that Earthlink my chintzy server shut my page down for 15 days. They do that. Over a ONE GIG BANDWIDTH of hits, they close it til first of NEXT month cuz they want you to pay for deluxe service package not mini-hits on the 3 different websites they give subscribers, FREE but not up to handling a tsunami from Yahoo. so click on THE MERCHANDISING URL two paragraphs up and tour the grounds.

Next, study how to do your own WEBSITE design with just MICROSOFT WORD which is in your PC NOW.  Create a website, get a 15$ a year domain name. If you just work in one city, ---like you're a foodscaper in BOSTON, you think, why would I want to publish articles all over the entire internet, I just want to attract clients among families here in BOSTON. Don't let the fame in other parts of the world bother you. You'll still be seen in Boston. But some publisher in London might one day say 'give me a book, photographs, let's publish you. .

A lot of people are stuck in the hinterlands like a caveman on a parched, lifeless shore by the Dead Sea. They have talents, ideas, they have studied many subjects, are good at many things, they have passions, interests but they are not fired up to go and create a capitalist enterprise. The Recessionary Tsunami will scoop them off that beach and they will not have the will or ability to compose themselves sufficiently for self rescue at that point. So get going on this project. Start reading.

A lot of people have HOLES in their education. I know a person who managed a corporative franchise of an international corporation, in every part of the world. She ran an entire office full of people during the 90's. A decade of the most involved work, long hours. Well, I just found out that this person does not know how to take this article, save it to cache as an htm file and send it to a friend as an attachment, Hasn't a clue and nobody ever told her these words, "Save as htm", "email a file", "make an attachment". If I were by her side, I could show her all of that in under a minute. Eight-year olds in every big city can do it. I love that Microsoft TV commercial where an 8 year old chinese girl shows camera how easy it is to stick a graphic in an article and email it to her granny.  But 'graphic?' Any of this would be like speaking Greek to this person who mind you, ran an entire business involving multiple employees and multiple computers for an international corporation. So I suddenly realized, how many are out there who could not pass on information. They aren't in love with banishing ignorance our main job to forward the action. They have only (#%)(!!+ us because we were ignorant. They killed our president as we were so dumb, they knew we wouldn't do anything. They ran Wall Street into the ground, feeding their faces as they knew we'd never know. We'd just be poor while they ENRONIZED everything. So passing on info and wising up and not being an ignoramus is important. But HAVING A LIST where you share what you have and are is also important.

So the chinks in our rudimentary education must be patched. A sample of what that might look like is found at HOW TO USE THE INTERNET AND YOUR PC EFFECTIVELY.

Every time I write a new article for that website I send a copy to my chums, twitter, facebook, a yahoo list or two, and I hope these people know how to cut and paste, save to hard drive, append or attach, forward, and things like that there. Do YOU know all those things? You'll need to if you want to Merchandise yourself and float like a cork in a huge swarm of drowning, jobless people all around you, a horror which the continuing Recession will certainly bring. In fact, you might think of starting a 'rescue' business. I did.