Monday, 27 October 2008

Cluster mate getting married

Well my cluster mate is getting married , and its about time as well , being the considerate friends we are we decided to have a bachelor party. All the naughty thought came to my mind but the problem was he was kind of a shy person so we wouldn't want to spoil party with him creeping out. So we decided the trusted method of getting drunk is the best way to go about it. Most of the others wanted to involve some chicks but knowing my friend I thought it wasn't such a good idea , after all it is his bachelor party. Being a party it is not that good to go empty handed especially here in Sri Lanka where everything is analyzed and scrutinized. Well I found plenty of Bachelor party gifts that can be given. Since Sri Lankand are not that much into golf I guess the second option is not so good but cigar related items definitely seems a good idea. The party went as expected with everyone getting drunk to the point where not one of us were in a condition to drive back , other than that it was a great success.

Tuesday, 21 October 2008

Squidoo lens getting some traffic

Well some of my Squidoo lens are finally starting to get some traffic. Like most things in the internet you need use a service for a while before you see some results from the service. My lens how to make money online in Sri Lanka seems to be ranking well and getting some traffic.Well lets hope they bring some traffic to my original blog as well.

Monday, 20 October 2008

Importance of Grammar

Yesterday's toastmaster session was a bit special because most of the roles were done by our own club members and they did a fantastic job of it as well. There was a project speech and the evaluation was done by the guest speaker and there were few good points to be taken from that evaluation.
The guest speech was done by Mr.Yukthi Gunesekera and it was about "Achieving your goals through language" , it was a great speech and really pointed out how we neglect pronunciation when we are speaking. He also pointed out how improper use of grammar can ruin your credibility. The thought that immediately came to my mind was those blogs with poor grammar and spelling mistakes. It doesn't matter how good your content is if the reader can't read it in a proper manner you are going to loose the reader. With spell checks and lots of other tools to help you out there can really be no excuse to have spelling mistakes and grammatical mistakes in your blog posts.

Thursday, 16 October 2008

Starting a niche website

Niche website is a very valuable online property. The trick is to find a market that is not crowded but have enough audience to earn some money. Only way you can succeed this way is by doing research research and more research. I'm testing out a new blog which is about Yeast infection in dogs. There seems to be a decent amount of search for those words so maybe I'll do pretty well in that one. Results will be shown in another blog post.

Wednesday, 15 October 2008

Another lens in squidoo

Squidoo is a nice place to add your expertise on different subjects and also a nice place to get some traffic to your blog. It is especially useful if your blog is covering one niche and you are dying to write about some other thing that you know of. I know a bit about adding a favicon to a website so I decided to create a squidoo lens about it. Check it out and let me know if you like it. How to add a favicon to a website.

Monday, 13 October 2008

Evaluation contest

Today we had an evaluation contest and a humourous contest in the Toast master meeting. I also particapated in the Evaluation contest and one thing I learned is that two minutes is a long time when you have deliver a evaluation in front of an audience. Other than that I think I wasn't prepared enough for the evaluation , sure I read the articles in the web and the pdf files , but I havent't thought of specific suggestions and so on. Well hopefully I can do better the next time.
The event as a whole was a great success , the humourous speach part was especially good and there were few very nice topics.Learned a lot from them and maybe I can do better next time.

Tuesday, 7 October 2008

Another great toast master session

Last Mondy attended another Toast Master meeting. I was the ah counter for this meeting and was a bit nervous about it. But it wasn't that hard but I have to make sure I prepare a nice introduction next time. The guest speaker was Mr.Niranjan Silva and he gave an exellent speech about public speaking and evaluating others. It was full of information and I learned a lot from that speech. I'm beggining to like this Toast Master club very much , after all its friends helping friends.

Wednesday, 1 October 2008

Going for social dancing

Today was the first day of our dancing lessons and it was fun. With my history of breaking hands and teeth lots of jokes were flying aroudn teasing me. The attendance was huge , I guess there were more than 100 participants. The first lesson was on jive and it was not that hard to follow. If nothing else it sure was a good exercise. If Basket Ball practises started on Wednesday then this is going to be a problem. Just have to wait and see :)