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Forum: Off Topic Forum 7th January 2024, 06:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 226
Posted By laurencewins
Re: Happy Birthday, Claude

Happy Birthday Claude. I think that the older you get, the less they seem to mean, but at least you got to see another one. :)
Forum: Off Topic Forum 25th December 2023, 06:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 216
Posted By laurencewins
Re: Merry Christmas and Happy New Year...

I wish everyone good health, happiness and however you celebrate, may you enjoy good times with family and friends.

May 2024 be a better year than this year was.
Forum: Warriors For Hire 26th November 2023, 03:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 491
Posted By laurencewins
Re: Content Truly is KING

I no longer have a website as I don't chase work anymore.


I retain my membership but rarely visit anymore as my life is very different, sad to say. Even my once-sharp brain isn't quite 100%, sad...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 28th August 2023, 05:19 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 398
Posted By laurencewins
Arrow Re: Today's Shortest Joke

@ Kay, There are always "slow" people around who take forever to think of the same answer. Perhaps they were in the queue when brains were being given out BUT, as they had manners, they held the door...
Forum: Artificial Intelligence 16th August 2023, 05:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 326
Posted By laurencewins
Re: Claude

Artificial will never be as good as human beings (those of us with excellent English, that is). Personally, I would never use AI.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 16th July 2023, 05:43 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 900
Posted By laurencewins
Re: I cannot believe it : I actually watched Guardians of the Galaxy

Claude!!!! King AUTHOR??? I know you know better.
Forum: Email Marketing 16th July 2023, 05:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 289
Posted By laurencewins
Re: Can i use identical email content of a competitor?

You're simply a thief! Plagiarist! and criminal!
Why the hell would you behave in such a manner.

I would not only blackball you, but would list you as such in all social media sources.


Run...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 11th February 2023, 04:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 304
Posted By laurencewins
Re: Do you think you can be obese ...

Some people are medically obese and are healthy. Some are skinny and can be worse.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 1st February 2023, 07:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 697
Posted By laurencewins
Re: What are some of your favorite jobs/occupations you held in your life ??

I have had a LOT of jobs over the years, many within the same industry but for different companies.

taxi driving was an interesting one because you met all sorts of people, mostly friendly, but...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 28th January 2023, 06:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 222
Posted By laurencewins
Re: Is Your Home Cluttered Or Minimalist?

My home is one room and an en-suite so I had to get rid of 90% of everything I owned.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 27th January 2023, 07:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 164
Posted By laurencewins
Re: Greetings all!

Thank you all for your kind words, Much appreciated.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 26th January 2023, 08:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 164
Posted By laurencewins
Arrow Greetings all!

A few of you may have noticed my absence recently. It was because I had a fall back in September, due to an abscess on my spine. It had to be surgically drained and I had other surgery and major...
Forum: Social Media 18th August 2022, 07:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 227
Posted By laurencewins
Re: I cannot break the barrier with short videos

I agree with Kay. A LOT of marketers create videos or written material and the focus is on the marketer. Nobody cares about what the marketer likes or wants.
Your focus MUST be on the audience you...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th August 2022, 07:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 445
Posted By laurencewins
Re: Virtual Assistants...Useful for your business?

If you read all the other posts in this thread, there are a number of site options.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 14th July 2022, 12:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 278
Posted By laurencewins
Re: A Pain I Was Never Expecting At 65 Suddenly Hit Me

Ah, Mark. Sadly, I have type 2 diabetes and neuropathy on top of the problems I have mentioned (which is far from a complete list. Sometimes I am comfortable sitting and then I move or inhale and the...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 13th July 2022, 07:18 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 468
Posted By laurencewins
Re: Stuck at 215 lbs :(

It seems like you have been given a lot of good ideas.
I had weight loss surgery back in 2008. They removed 3/4 of my stomach.



It was absolutely incredible because I lost 35 kgs in 2 weeks....
Forum: Off Topic Forum 13th July 2022, 06:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 278
Posted By laurencewins
Re: A Pain I Was Never Expecting At 65 Suddenly Hit Me

Mark, I TOTALLY relate to your situation. I have had spinal issues for a very long time, but in the last 4 years, problems have increased. In January this year, both legs became so blindingly painful...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 7th July 2022, 03:25 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 1,686
Posted By laurencewins
Re: Your Word, Quote Or Sentence Of The Day?

I know I will be attacked for this...but I cringe at some of the spelling, grammar and punctuation errors I see in people's posts.


I like a word...fantabulous. It works well for me, anyway.
Forum: Beginners Area 17th June 2022, 07:30 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 496
Posted By laurencewins
Re: How to succeed as a freelance content writer

Hi Katerina,

I have been working as a writer/editor/proofreader for 13 years.
I think that if you follow Jason's advice, you won't go wrong.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 1st June 2022, 06:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 175
Posted By laurencewins
Re: Anyone read the book, The Inn, by James Patterson...

I haven't read that one, but I have read a stack of his other books and still have more to go. He is my favourite fiction author and I also like the way he has a co-author for his books. He's a...
Forum: Mind Warriors 1st June 2022, 06:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 349
Posted By laurencewins
Re: Getting things done!

I like the answers to the OP's question.
There is a simple answer, with plenty of options.
One of my favourite questions is this:



What's the big difference between dreams and goals?


The...
Forum: Beginners Area 1st June 2022, 05:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 244
Posted By laurencewins
Re: Better to add content to a NEW site SLOWLY for SEO reasons?

If it has taken them years to write these articles, I wonder why you didn't start to publish them sooner. As Dave mentioned, you need to check the quality of every article. If you don't have...
Forum: Beginners Area 28th April 2022, 03:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 193
Posted By laurencewins
Re: Why do think people prefer to be on the internet using their smartphones than using their comput

You are speaking as though everyone uses their phone more than a laptop or desktop. I have a desktop, laptop and phone.
However, my phone is mainly used for calls, sms, notepad for appts, and an...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th April 2022, 06:00 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 809
Posted By laurencewins
Re: What if you hate to create content?

If you hate creating content yourself, the simple solution is to hire someone such as myself who loves writing and editing content. I have 13 years experience and plenty of happy customers.


As...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 18th March 2022, 06:46 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 427
Posted By laurencewins
Re: You Can Go Back In Time Once

I wish I had the TARDIS because you can move back and forth through time and space, and tweak any issues that resulted from my actions.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 18th March 2022, 12:46 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 427
Posted By laurencewins
Re: You Can Go Back In Time Once

I would settle for having no spinal, painful problems. Not sure I ever considered Olympics Gold. I wouldn't be currently sitting at home, in too much pain to go out and considering further surgery....
Forum: Off Topic Forum 17th March 2022, 06:38 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 427
Posted By laurencewins
Re: You Can Go Back In Time Once

Personally I would go back to 1985. That was the year I first damaged my spine. If I had made a different choice, perhaps I would be much healthier today.


If it was a world changing trip, I...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th March 2022, 04:30 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,883
Posted By laurencewins
Re: How to Make $1000 a Month Consistently

A few years ago, I had a friend contact me for help. He had a lot of stuff he wanted to sell AND a lot of stuff he wanted to buy.
His problem was that he was next to useless on a computer and,...
Forum: Copywriting 7th March 2022, 04:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,125
Posted By laurencewins
Re: AI Content Writing

I tried it as I was curious.

AI tends to repeat the same phrases multiple times.
It uses the same words multiple times too ... and I don't mean keywords.


As a writer/editor, nothing beats...
Forum: Copywriting 4th March 2022, 06:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,125
Posted By laurencewins
Re: AI Content Writing

As a writer and editor, I believe that if you use AI, the content will come across in a way that isn't good...low quality, mechanical, etc.
As has already been suggested, AI is far from being able...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 4th March 2022, 06:18 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 731
Posted By laurencewins
Re: Officially Retiring

Frank, I totally relate to health challenges. Sadly, my health is going downhill, instead of up, like yours, and I am 16 years younger than you.
I am hoping that a cortisone injection in my lower...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 20th February 2022, 08:37 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 898
Posted By laurencewins
Re: Windows 11

I never delay updates.
Win 10 was fine but Win 11 will be interesting.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 20th February 2022, 07:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 344
Posted By laurencewins
Re: Everything looked great with my Blood/Urine work but...

I have had diabetes since 2005 at least. Only found out when I had cataract surgery but my sight didn't return in the left eye. So I only have 1 good eye. I had a cataract removed from that eye in...
Forum: Beginners Area 20th February 2022, 06:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 660
Posted By laurencewins
Re: How to start Freelancing as digital marketer without portfolio..?!

Kay and the others are spot on. Unless you know what you're doing, nobody will pay you. So practice on yourself. Build your website and write a few articles you can add as samples. Play with the ads,...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 27th January 2022, 11:24 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 560
Posted By laurencewins
Re: Who is the funniest Warrior of them all ??

Hmmmm. I never knew this was a competitive sport. For a few years I used to play competitive improvised theatre games and if you can't be funny, you get either booed off or literally dragged...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 22nd January 2022, 08:41 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 891
Posted By laurencewins
Re: You Are Granted 10 Wishes

I won't pick on Shane's atrocious spelling.

I recall in Supergirl, she had a suit she could wear whenever she needed to fly into outer space, so she retained all her powers. I'm sure Superman...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th January 2022, 05:58 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,400
Posted By laurencewins
Re: What would you do if the Internet shuts down?

and the same generation that, if you took all their phones away, they would be like helpless, lost zombie sheep, with no clue how to hold a conversation with people around them in the same room,...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 20th January 2022, 01:54 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 891
Posted By laurencewins
Re: You Are Granted 10 Wishes

Excellent ideas, Mark. I didn't put too much thought into it past what I would actually like.I had thought about the young body with my current knowledge...would make me a lot healthier and fitter...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th January 2022, 11:44 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,400
Posted By laurencewins
Re: What would you do if the Internet shuts down?

I would get a chance to read a few novels. I could also do some writing.
Other than that, take a break from the insanity of the online world. Perhaps even go away for a week.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 20th January 2022, 11:41 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 891
Posted By laurencewins
Re: You Are Granted 10 Wishes

Great question. OK.



1. Completely healthy.
2. Die of old age, not due to health issues.
3. $10 billion. I would share it with family and true friends and possibly

donate some to...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th January 2022, 08:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 541
Posted By laurencewins
Re: The Seven Habits of Successful Content Writers

I would like to add an 8th and a 9th one to the list.

8. ALWAYS be marketing. Whether you have enough work or not, you always need to keep your eyes open for new potential clients.

9. Know...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 31st December 2021, 11:19 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 398
Posted By laurencewins
Re: The Free Upgrade To Windows 11 Notification Has Appeared!

I have never had Dell. Are you saying I need a laptop, a 2-in-one or a full desktop?
I am going to have food and rest...this heat is harsh.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 31st December 2021, 03:19 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 398
Posted By laurencewins
Re: The Free Upgrade To Windows 11 Notification Has Appeared!

It wasn't cheap at $1000AU. But a friend didn't take my advice and her husband bought her a similar all in one and it cost her $2000. AND she never uses it. It's probably running on a small CPU too...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 28th December 2021, 10:32 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 966
Posted By laurencewins
Re: Christmas/ New Years Thread...

Thanks Shane, and I replied in your forum, but am now taking a break...TV and rest time for me.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 28th December 2021, 12:45 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 966
Posted By laurencewins
Re: Christmas/ New Years Thread...

Thank you very much for the compliment, Kay. I wasn't sure until now, but I thought that was from you so thank you very much for your kindness. It's very much appreciated. :)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th December 2021, 11:47 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 865
Posted By laurencewins
Re: Can You Get Your Side Hussle on in 2022?

and thank goodness I don't live in the US, when it comes to these rules.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 21st December 2021, 03:25 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 398
Posted By laurencewins
Re: The Free Upgrade To Windows 11 Notification Has Appeared!

If it's inevitable that I will need to either spend money on:
1. various things to improve my Win 10

OR 2. Buy a new PC with Win 11, I suspect that it may work out better to do the latter....
Forum: Off Topic Forum 21st December 2021, 03:14 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 966
Posted By laurencewins
Re: Christmas/ New Years Thread...

Be fair Claude, you're impervious due to many years flying around on vacuum cleaners. I suspect you couldn't even smell the farts my dad let rip 2 weeks ago.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 21st December 2021, 01:08 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 966
Posted By laurencewins
Re: Christmas/ New Years Thread...

It's not my religion anyway but I have not had a tree for around 40-45 years. Having a riffle mopping up the dust doesn't sound ideal anyway.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 20th December 2021, 10:45 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 966
Posted By laurencewins
Re: Christmas/ New Years Thread...

There won't be anything under my invisible tree, and hasn't been for many years.
These days, the only thing that would really come in handy is some well-paid work to bring in the $$. Mind you, all...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 20th December 2021, 11:10 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 966
Posted By laurencewins
Re: Christmas/ New Years Thread...

Don't you know what a stylus is? You can get them from any cheap discount store. Almost looks like a pen but shorter with a rubber tip for pressing the buttons.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 20th December 2021, 05:26 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 966
Posted By laurencewins
Re: Christmas/ New Years Thread...

Robert, do as I do and use a stylus for typing on your phone :)
OR get a phone with bigger numbered keys.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 10th December 2021, 09:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 189
Posted By laurencewins
Re: What are your favorite Xmas movies you watch every year ??

Hi Archies. As a new member, I strongly recommend writing more than 2 words in a post if you intend on being a long term member here.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 9th December 2021, 02:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 189
Posted By laurencewins
Re: What are your favorite Xmas movies you watch every year ??

Ahhhhh...Claude, you reminded me. Groundhog Day. I sometimes watch that too.

My entertainment world greatly changed when I moved 4 years ago and immediately had Broadband Internet and access to...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 9th December 2021, 01:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 189
Posted By laurencewins
Re: What are your favorite Xmas movies you watch every year ??

I will Robert. Due to time differences I know some will be in here and I don't intend watching TV all day and night. I have good books to read and I can have a snooze too.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 9th December 2021, 12:58 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 630
Posted By laurencewins
Re: What Advice Would You Give to the 20-Year-Old YOU?

There would be a few things I would do differently if I was 20 (1983).


Save more and spend less (especially on frivolous crap I didn't need).
Not fall in love so deeply and then have my heart...
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