HOW TO HAVE A WEBSITE -- HOW TO WRITE FOR
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Even a Neanderthal could do this, babe. It's EASY!
We may not all want to be our own webmaster and have our own website but we all NEED ONE! And it’s easy. With no classes I COULD DO IT and I’m not a tekkie at all. Imagine having a SPOT ON THE INTERNET where you can attract publishers to your essays, short stories, articles, or even chapters of a novel! Imagine a place where you put ARTICLES that you found on the web on YOUR SPECIFIC INTEREST. Fishing, Breeding cows, Cooking, Raising children. And some of your own articles also. You create a classroom in cyberspace!
If you have bigger career plans of some kind , your WEBSITE is like an ONLINE AUDITION. HEYOKA ONLINE EZINE was a LET ME create A NEW MAGAZINE AUDITION as far as I’m concerned. Some big NEW YORK PUBLISHING ORG can immediately see that John Mc Kay, its’ founder was up there with GLORIA STEINEM or Henry Luce. John passed on to that big Printing Press in the sky so his thousand pages disappeared. He had no son to pay the monthly WEB HOST BILL. which can be small, 5$ a month so I hope my kids continue my sites when I move on and I’m 72 yrs old now. I have three free ones from EARTHLINK and 2 five buck ones, a list of ALL MY FREE 1001 CLASSROOMS no reg ever is HERE.
You want your pals and list chums who are savvy to write pieces for your mag and write for your site yourself.
IN SPITE OF THE HOURS IT TAKES, ---A WEB SITE IS EASY. First think of a name for your WEBSITE. Then find a domain name. Think of a cute, easy to remember one. See if it’s available by clicking on it. Find a WEBHOST (here is a complete manual on HOW that’s done. http://www.thesitewizard.com/gettingstarted/startwebsite.shtml Or you can ask your WEBHOST if you can have it, if it’s available. You want to find a webhost that actually answers all correspondence.DRAK.NET used to be 3$ a month or you get three domain name/websites for 5$ a month. But the girls that started it sold the thing to a guy and he doubled the prices. He’was also a rude guy, compared to the girls. I complained to my 'TECKKIE LIST about abrupt rise in prices and my chum quickly WROTE ME: Don't worry about DRAK turning to DREK ---I've heard good things about this one: aquariusstorage.com but they were acquired by a corp AND YOU CANNOT UNDERSTAND ONE WORD ON THEIR MAIN PAGE. IT TALKS about things like shared webhosting. Don’t know what it means but I understood the word. THE REST, nothing mentally computable.
ONE cannot be too careful with selection of a WEBHOST. Though only a DOLLAR A MONTH I HEAR, I also hear that GO DADDY fines you 200$ if you go leftist or they don’t like the content, and they take it right out of your account. Which they've already got a tentacle wrapped around...So forget about them. NO CRITICIZING IMF, FED, OBAMA, THE NWO over at GO DADDY ..so even if they’re free, stand away as they will take that money right out of your bank without consulting you. NO FIGHTING RIGHTS on the issue! Just Phhhhhhht! Just google these search terms “Reason not to use godaddy as a webhost’
Now if you want to do your COTTAGE INDUSTRY, my specialty…my main theme of writing --- you can do it at GO DADDY for a buck as your content is not edgy. THE INDEX PAGE listed below, at end has 'EASY DESIGN OF WEBSITES FOR DUMMIES pages galore.
Imagine a stream of income coming in daily from some moonlighting business, either merchandise or a service. The client pays you by PAYPAL or by sending you a check in the mail.
But do try to use a WEB HOST that costs you less than 5$ a month. FIND OUT who they are …on a LIST of the TOP TWENTY WEB HOSTING SERVICES. NOWADAYS the WEB DOMAIN NAME is sometimes FREE! The HOST arranges it! Or it’s 15$ a year.
NOW, CREATE YOUR WEB PAGES. You can use MICROSOFT WORD, in your OFFICE suite. Or learn online using free website creation software that is on that website.Or get your own box of used SOFTWARE from DAN THE MAN who can advise you.
The one thing you must do when you write each single webpage, each article is pay attention to META TEXT as that’s the description of the subject you cover and required for search engines to find you. Hidden in coding is my meta text on this page: How to do your own website. THEN, FTP (FILE TRANSFER PROTOCOL) the pages, one by one to your website. Once they’re loaded, no matter how perfect you think they are, your index pages or any pages with live links need URL checkers: http://www.2bone.com/links/linkchecker.shtml
Once your website is up and CHECKED OUT, and in CYBERSPACE. You think, ‘how are they going to know I’m there? Well, cuz your articles have META TEXT in the coding, saying what you are talking/writing about. AND WHAT PEOPLE want, what they will GOOGLE SEARCH ON…And with this magical META TEXT you can attract readers for your specific content. Then, by putting up ads you CONTROL the flow of visitors and attract audiences & customers to your INTERNET business. So learn to place simple ads at CRAIGS LIST.
ONE BUSINESS CAN USE MANY of CRAIG’S “AREAS” YOU TARGET AREA you want. Students? Jobseekers?
CRAIGS LIST ADS invite folks to study at your precise pages. Your hand chosen articles. Say you want to stress your WEBINARS, like me, you’d do an ad for “THE FREE WEALTH 101 ONLINE SEMINAR” Or I put ad in “TALENT” section and invite actors /directors/ writer to visit the HOLLYWOOD BOUND website. Or I put the ad at the SOCIAL GROUPS section and invite young singles to SOCIALLY RESPONSIBLE SOCIETY TRANSFORMING GROUPS, ONLINE. Invite them; teach them to give PARTIES there in their town. I also invite young ladies at the TALENT SECTION (beauties all,) to sidestep show biz and study a free seminar on HOW TO MARRY WELL Then, to do CHARITIES like this VULTURE SANDWICH one, with hubby’s Money.
Those are my wares. Free Seminars, CAPITALISM. The people who answer those ads and take the seminars want to meet me and they become astrology clients. (That’s what I do for a living. Teaching I do so that I can breathe and be happy.)
Imagine that you right now, from your desk, can leave INFO-tracks on history. You can teach the wisdom that comes your way. Pass it on. Imagine that you can leave a personalized record of what you know, learned ---to your kids, or if as they say, a prophet is never a prophet in his own land, then pass it on to the KIDS OF THE PLANET, all via one easy to access place: Your 5$ a month website.
We don't want to take in more than we pass on or let out. That is called being constipated. We aspire to be veritable sieves. We want to be collectors of wisdom so we can gift it to the needy or the next generation or our friends, kids, readers! We want to make it accessible to publishers, gift an incredible cache of information to Cyberspace! And a personal website is the way to do it.
Some servers (earthlink.net is one,) will give you freebie websites. Earthlink gives up to eleven websites for free, you pay for the server, meaning I pay to become astrology at earthlink dot net and the websites are free. I’m talking about ten million bytes each –so that’s NOT very big, but they are free. That's about a thousand pages in each one, and make that eleven times a thousand! No need to buy a domain name and create MY INFO DOT COM. If you google five dollar webhosts, you will find them.
Stay away from YAHOO pages. Even I AFTER 12 years online can’t figure out how to use YAHOO clubs & websites. They’re impossible. Enrollment rigmarole up the wazoo. Ads galore. Hey, that kinda stuff isn’t necessary! And you don’t have to hype the site at GOOGLE or other Search engines because you are going to share the URLS to your pages with potential readers via CRAIGS LIST ads. CRAIGS LIST will not let you write out an URL with THE FAMOUS WWWWW THINGIE -- but when you create your PORTAL PAGE at the EARTHLINK.NET websites you run, CRAIGS LETS THEM IN! CANNOT SEE THEM as they do not have WWW’s They’re http://home.earthlink.net/~astrology/ like the first website I ever had, back in l995, which I still have!
CRAIGS LIST attracts huge traffic. Thousands of students or buyers or potential exporters see the ad. (That one, if you want to click on it is the portal to one of the free seminars I give, EACH with up to l00 different classrooms.) FOLKS will see the ad you write and USE IT AS A PORTAL to get to your website, become fascinated with your seminars, articles and STAY to buy whatever you’re selling. As you collect net pals, next step is to create a send out, called a LIST, which is just a MULTI NAME/ ADDIE EMAIL LETTER with an attachment, that new article that you are about to post at the site. Or not an attachment, just give them the URL.
“LIST” means your browser stores a buncha names so when you send it out, properly BCC’ed nobody sees the names at the top. It just seems to be coming from you. SO EASY. You just type in ‘CLIENTLIST” and 15 people get your email instantly! I have lists like “WRITERS 1, WRITERS 2. WRITERS 2 for my screenwriting pals, good folks I MET ONLINE! POLITICAL ARTICLES LIST, FRUGAL LIVING LIST, HOLISTIC LIST, etc. GARDENERS list and PAID STAR CLIENTS who get the FREEBIE WEEKLY 7 DAY POWER HOURS, calculated with astrology.. because they tip me occasionally. I give it to new petitioners for a few weeks, free. Now, there are unseen advantages to type casting your net connections. Just one. My gardeners list in LOS ANGELES, made up of people who responded to a craigs list ad for FREE FRUIT TREES, (babies, I so them by the thousand…) is l00% people who have a HOME IN LOS ANGELES. Do you know do you have any idea how much money that costs? So they’re upscale. They get my ASTROLOGY ad once a year, Nothing to do with gardening but they know me as they get garden reports weekly.
Don’t send that ad to POOR PEOPLE. My ads at CRAIGS to get the unemployed interested in ARTISANRY as an EXPORT, typically AMERICAN DESIGNS they crave in EUROPE …had me writing and sending seminars on HOW TO DO IMPORT/ EXPORT only. There’s a LIST for those people I met online interested in this and it has an Import2 list, Import 3 and each list has 15 names, and in a moment with one click 45 names go right into the email INVISIBLY as you BCC them all. It’s all semi-automatic. I can send out an email to a list offorty five select political leftists ferinstance, the PTA PARENTS list, that’s what I call my leftist activism chums. They get the Huffington articles I like best. I am on the list of Three researchers who send me the cream of the internet. I pick the ones I like and send them to my own list. This is how revolutions get waged.
My astrology clients are titled the STARLIST ( On their free daily predictions there’s one sentence, “TIP THE STARGAZER” And some tip me occasionally for the FREE, hourly, daily STAR POWER MAP OF THE MONTH predictions. I have a personal chum / FRIEND LIST then there are the HOLISTIC KITTIE CAT AND OTHER PETS/ a Cat health list. Not to forget the LOVE list, for Beauties who want to marry Money ! And a few others I forget right now, but the big SEMINAR LIST is HERE. And now that I’m getting better at website design, often purloining my design from something I like on line, (SAVING THEIR PAGE TO CACHE)..I did ANITA’S WEBSITE
How do I sit at home, alone, far from the city of L.A. attracting new friends daily? Well, say over the period of a year I PUT up a few dozen Craigs list ads: maybe at the TALENT SECTION, I cull all the beauties in Detroit or Atlanta with an ad saying “BEAUTIES, BEST JOB IN SHOW BUSINESS” When they enter the ad they see “LEARN HOW TO MARY A BILLIONAIRE” four hundred girls answered my CRAIGS LIST AD where I told them, “Hollywood is trouble, you get no respect. With those looks, why don’t you learn to penetrate BLUE BLOOD HIGH SOCIETY,MARRY a BILLIONAIRE, use his MONEY to DO AN OPRAH. . I keep a thousand names in about 50 organized lists. At least 50 in each list. I BCC the list so NO names are visible, and send it to myself. The recipients are used to seeing neat articles with my name at the top. They open the thing and read it.
HOW TO GET THE FRIENDS IN THE LISTS? Making friends online is easy, write and publish articles all over cyberspace. This week I’m working on one about KRAKATOA and how it blew in 535 and the whole planet went dark for years on end. Tree rings show it. The DARK AGES started. Fascinating theme. Just google search up those two terms, it’s really wowie stuff. Ties in to an American CALDERA also. READ YELLOWSTONE which is the IDAHO area caldera already blowing up! ABC did a show on it. Search on that one as it’s beginning to boil now --.In Feb, 535, this KRAKATOA volcano blew and left earth in near total darkness for 2 years creating famine, Bubonic Plague, crop failure. Most of Earth’s people DIED of starvation so you can see the implications today as YELLOWSTONE is ready to blow and it’s one of those mega calderas that punches out Earth’s lights.
Those who read this thriller write me saying ‘thank you’, I answer with an email and another article maybe! That friendship will be lasting. It’s a tie between two brains that recognize the other has something they want, which enriches. And once they are on your new liast and they read your website on the subject, or mine at least: FUTURE DISASTERS, . You send them every article on that theme that you come across.
Befriending folks online may be slightly more complicated than having a simple domain name URL and attracting thousands thru search engines. In the former case, you are doing the relating, the friendship culling and then the sharing, but when people see that you have info that’s useful, they love you forever. Put ads on CRAIGS LIST (using many email addies .. read HOW TO HAVE MULTIPLEFREE ADDIES,) for interesting pages, there’s the HOW TO MAKE IT IN HOLLYWOOD without spending big money classroom which teaches wannabes HOW TO DO ACTING CLASSES FOR FREE and how to get HEADSHOTS for free, and how to get a THEATRICAL AGENT, and teaches screenwriters how to break in....Those are the most intelligent groups around and I love making friends in that group. THE LUCK IN LOVE PAGE targets beautiful girls and I place the ads at Craigs list where there is a TALENT, SHOW BUSINESS JOB sections. Craigs is in l00 cities and bring readers who write to me and become friends. READ THE MULTIPLE ARTICLE five lines up .. just quickly scan it so you can see how this is done.
For instance, my political page (just one at my site) is TRUTH INDEX PAGE and on it are a dozen political reform oriented leftist liberal activist type articles. Readers write me, “Anita, how did you dare say all this? Aren’t you afraid of Bush getting after you for criticizing him? Or my cat health article, how to avoid using a veterinarian, how to cure your cat all alone by yourself --- it gets me letters from worried cat owners with cat problems. They were obviously searching for cure and saw my article listed on search engines. They try my tips and bingo, I’ve got a friend for life, a gal on my cat list for the rest of time.
If once a day you read something stirring and switch it into text or html, that's not a lot of time. So let's forget about the TIME you will LOSE (you think) or WASTE doing this. Waste sure isn't the word I'd use. You read a lot of wonderful articles, we're talking about converting them to a file you can share. Just add a half hour to your reading time. Where does WASTE figure in that!?
First, The trick is to have great articles on your website. Sniff down stuff you like, google it, I love the art of writing mysteries. So I created a WRITERS’ website. If you can type, use spell check and write a big, long article on any subject culling research from GOOGLE. Then, POST IT on one's own website, doing the posting part in one minute flat. GET SOME GOOD VERSION OF MICROSOFT OFFICE FROM vendors of "ABANDONWARE." I USE DAN THE MAN. Dan or one of these abandonware vendors can function as a guru, can teach you stuff about HOW TO USE A GOOD WORDPROCESSOR. Either Dan can supply or maybe you can find the specific, WP SOFTWARE FOR DUMMIES BOOK from 1997 at ABEBOOKS.COM Use this special mode of ordering to save money. USED BOOKBUYING SECRETS
1.) FTP is how one loads his/her website. It means "file transfer protocol." You must move some paper or article from your PC's hard drive c:\newage\my stuff.htm over to cyberspace, right? Cuz C:drive as you will recognize what that PATH is and means, is inside your machine. So like all things that go thru the birth process, we first get it out of the insides into the LIGHT OF DAY! No?
So learn to FTP in order to start writing for your website. Get a teacher to show you how to FTP. A five minute lesson, maybe two minutes. DOWNLOAD the software to FTP free online then call me on the phone, 818-774-1939, I’ll walk you through it. FILE TRANSFER PROTOCOL is something you can learn in seconds. So schedule the mastery of this in an hour lesson where you learn the other website writer's skills. HTML, SAVING NET material to cache to rewrite, Save as text, then format that text, cleaning off all net marks, which is done with A TEXT EDITOR!
http://www.liquidninja.com/metapad/is one that you can learn to use, download it free, also. They give it away! Just go to this site, download it. Start using it and get your teacher to show you these skills:
a) Clean up text that you already have on hand. Often the material for your best articles are in stuff you write to a pal. This whole article was quilted out of letters to pals talking to them about websites. That’s text, the language of emails. Well, I had to save the letters, then edit them with a text editor. FIND A FREE, SHAREWARE TEXT EDITOR ONLINE. TEST EVERY ONE YOU DOWNLOAD to make certain it has the FIND/ REPLACE feature!!! The >>>s must come off! If someone mailed you an article that you like and it is second hand, your email receives it with>>>s to show it is second hand.
b) b.) Justify each paragraph of the text, ragged right margin. c.) Save by adding. netgleen.txt to the end the usual txt ending or EXTENSION they call it. In net lingo you create a file in ascertain mode and have to add DOC, TXT or HTM to the extension so you'll remember what it is later. No good FTP-ing a txt pc or a doc!
Then in a text editor you can work on meaning, amplifying, adding. Maybe it's something another writer thought up. Today Todd Gitlin, dean of activists in the 60's was on the tube on CSPAN book channel. I watched in horror as I had no pen on me to take notes! I can go to CSPAN radio and maybe find the show on my PC and listen to it. But his ideas were engraved in my head. Activists came out against wars, in Nam, in the Gulf, they were moved to huge activity for OTHER PEOPLE to benefit. Their souls are so pure. They forget to demonstrate against the things that destroy OUR LIVES daily like the BANKSTERS, THE FED and its endless taxes on us. Poor people cannot pay taxes, cannot pay huge licensing fees for 15 yr old cars needed to go to work, and cannot pay the huge insurance fees, a thousand a year, and old people who are unemployed and must walk to markets a mile away and carry l0 lbs of groceries need those cars and yet nobody demonstrates for the punitive nature of the state in relation to taxes and licensing. STUDENTS shouldn’t pay at parking meters around schools. No college has enough parking. I could go on and on. Well, ACTIVISM WEBSITES are how to fix that. TEACH people how to picket for what they need.
How I work to create webpages is
1.) I read people in areas I admire DAVID HOROWITZ is my new favorite, an activist for change in the sixties who became a conservative after the BLACK PANTHER LEADER murdered the gal bookkeeper he lent them for finding embezzlement. Then I adore RALPH NADER though many of his books are dated --Issues like LEMON CARS. Sorry I bought it. Noam Chomsky is astute and definitely needs translation for regular folks to ‘get’ his ideas. Michael Moore is easy to understand at all times. He’s got the hang of talking to America. I do articles on all these guys, post them at my websites, send copy to my lists.
2.) DIGEST their ideas. Now, you are going to create a simpler text which you DISTILL from their chapters. I rewrite the ideas which stuck in my memory. The new age concepts which when I heard them on CABLE, FM RADIO or off the page of their 25$ books, which in the three weeks I had it out of the library, sparked my brain to endless vision, to share that vision. I write like ordinary folks, I figure ordinary folks can read me easily. AND NOT for 25$. , no going to the library either…they get it fast and FREE!
3) So from my notes, (if I had them,) I’d do an email. That would be in simple text I do not use HTM in my EMAIL CLIENT in BROWSER, NO WAY! The email goes to a list. What this gives me is all my text, written fast when it was hot in my mind, with a copy I sent myself in my EMAIL BROWSER
4.) Now I SAVE IT TO CACHE, save it to my C; DRIVE. I have 50 directories in there as I use a file manager, ZTREE. ACTIVISM, Astrology, BABIES. CATS, Gardening, Food, Frugal Living, on and on… I now use ZTREE to change it from text to HTM (hypertext) That might be done in WORD PROCESSING software making it a doc at least (which Word Perfect for Windows calls it, and Microsoft Word, found in OFFICE software, probably the most used word processor. That software turns the text into HTM, which is what Internet, runs on. BUT if I had found some great thinker’s HTM text online, I'd save it in text, not HTML as I DO NOT WANT THEIR ARTWORK, their formatting, etc. You know, how most WebPages are all shaped like a magazine page? I DO NOT WANT THAT. I just want the words, so I always highlight, cut paste, saving in text. I may mail it to myself once, in order to get it as plain text. THEN I may edit it in text before I turn that saved text into a doc or web ready html.
5.) LISTEN to your people. Keep your finger on their pulse. I have frequent correspondence with email clients. Folks who tell you "I JUST GOT FIRED" as was the case with a client yesterday. She was bereft. I sent her my entire MOONLIGHTING CAREER files, the MONEY SECRETS files.
When I actually write such people my thoughts, ideas get born, in the talking, in the composing, or in the phone call. I don't take notes but promptly when I finish I write those ideas down. Or if it's an email, I always keep a copy by MAILING THE EMAIL TO client in the TO: space on top of email but below change another TO: to BCC: for your own name and send copy to yourself.
6) LET readers phone you. Make your phone # available. Often a phone consultation is something that makes you really hone in on that PERSON then you will come up with brilliant ideas. I FEEL the concept of a ZERO door where you stick pain is a good one. Yesterday my pain was so intense that I wrote four articles on how to LOSE THE BLUES and made one edition of my DAILY DISSENT newspaper all in the space between breakfast and lunch. I do best writing right after coffee/toast and before the whammy come down of lunch. After that, I am more mentally blurred cuz I eat meat for lunch. Starches in morn are for that athletic race. That energy burst. One pays for the up later I guess. NOTE: I heard a holistic say we should eat protein for breakfast and lunch and grains/veggies rest of time fruit between meals. That kept energy highest. I researched that theory and sent it to my HOLISTIC LIST and wrote up the INFO in HTM and put it on my website at the HOLISTIC ARCHIVE.
7.) Learn to take writing in any software program, --- whether word perfect for DOS, which I adore for astrology work as it collates many files fast or Microsoft WORD, and turn it to text or html at the flick of a finger. FOR WRITING originals I like Word Perfect for DOS vers 6.0, available for l0$ from Dan the Man who collects vintage software. You can pull in other docs saved files, (as an astrologer, I use it for paragraphs on stars, Legal Secretaries use it for legal rap. WORD PERFECT FOR DOS. Ask him about it. You have easy access to the massive index and one keystroke will pull in any file. It has quick scroll features the other software programs do not, and with twenty or thirty bricks build a fifty-page document and do it in two minutes flat! But I always have to switch it into Word Perfect for Windows next, and finally into Microsoft word, which I use, in office l997, in one PC Microsoft Office 2000 in another pc...and turn it into HTM as the last stop on the road. That is the final shape of my article. HTML is hypertext mode and is indicated by the file ending written as “htm”. You can then ftp it to your website. Free FTP software (file transfer protocol) is available all over the Internet. Do a google search in these keywords with a Plus between them. Free, Download, FTP. ‘=
8). COMB your websites regularly for dead URLS. Many of my pages point you to a few dozen articles that other folks wrote, which are online. Believe it or not, websites DIE all the time. DEAD URLS show up regularly, like FLEAS. And then spider robots stay away from you. You lose your web presnce so Use an URL ALIVE VERIFIER. An URL CHECKER or URL VALIDATOR. Google the words. Wiki did a page on the subject. LINK CHECKER there are different terms for the same thing. Easy to use. You check your pages regularly to see if some live link died on you. (Owner passed on and kids didn’t pay webhost.)
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