My Final Blog Post – So Long and Thanks For All The Fish!

People have been emailing me asking where I’ve been and why I haven’t posted hardly anything all of March. Not including the silly blog pee post for St Patrick’s Day, that is.

Well, truth be told, I decided to officially inform everyone that today will be my last blog post.  I had a bit of good fortune back in March that more or less completely changes the game.

I’m not going to spell it out as I’d like to maintain some of my privacy – at least for as long as possible.  These things have a way of getting out no matter what precautions you take.

I’ll just say that my choices and options have opened up considerably – and sooner than I anticipated.

Needless to say I’ve been very pre-occupied these last several weeks.

I’ve been spending the last few weeks planning and re-evaluating my goals and projects I wish to accomplish.

I have some extensive traveling lined up for starters.  I’m also delving into my art and music much more.

I am dedicating more time and energy into  my inventions, investigations and projects.

Now don’t get me wrong. I’ve spent a lot of time and money learning and teaching various internet skills – marketing and tech alike. I intend to utilize this knowledge as I move forward – it’s just no longer my main focus but rather a tool to get results.

“There’s that word again… Focus…. are things blurry in the future? Is there something wrong with people’s vision?”

Thank you all for your readership and check in / stay subscribed to my RSS – I’ll keep this blog going and post updates of really cool s***. It probably won’t be as consistent or as frequent as before…. before March that is.

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day

March 17, 2010

Happy St. Paddy’s Day!

4-leaf-clover

Where’s me Lucky Charms?

Top of the Mornin’ to ya.

Kiss me I’m Irish ya Bastard!

Have a kick in the shin and skip down to the river and smack yourself silly.

shamrock

Stay away from the green beer unless you are:

  1. a leprechaun
  2. the Hulk
  3. originally from the Moon
  4. derived from a plant
  5. an actual plant
  6. you ARE the green beer

Trust me. The green shit in the beer doesn’t make it taste any better or get you drunk any faster.

What? Don’t believe me?  Keep drinking dumdum, you’ll see 😉

Blog Pee | March 6th 2010

BLOG PEE

March 6th, 2010

Man, I can’t hold it any longer – gotta go baaad!

My My My… how priorities can change.

Baby did a bad bad thing by neglecting his blog for so many days.

But alas, when family and dear ones fall ill, one’s priorities change and my time is needed elsewhere. (That’s why it’s so important to have a bunch of posts in the que ready to go when Life Happens)

Time for some random quotes:

01-23-2010

. . . you beat a horse dead, [resurrect it/bring it back 2 life] and kill it again . . .

quote #2

Victim Consciousness = The perfect formula for a stagnant, depressing life.

quote #3

knowledge is power if you have it and others do not

quote #4 [George Orwell, 1984]

those who control history control the present, and those who control the present control history.

quote #5 [bringers of the dawn]

Light is information; love is creation. You must become informed before you can create.

VIBRATION is a Primary Law

ATTRACTION is a Secondary Law

HUEY LEWIS and the NEWS @ Busch Gardens MArch 21st, 2010

Well, it only took about 25 years, but I finally saw Huey and the News in concert. The guy is almost 60 but man, him and the band can still rock it.  I was most impressed by their impromptu acapella rendition of So In Love (50s ballad).

The set was about 90 minutes and they played tons of hits. Man, I didn’t realize how many hits they’ve had.

And thank god it didn’t rain like it did @ Derby Lane the year before where the concert was cancelled.

Goin’ back to the 70s… Can you tell me how to get, how to get to Sesame Street?

The mad painter or Number painter as I knew him was a favorite of mine. He was played by Paul Benedict.  Maybe cause he was silly, rebellious, naughty – vandalistic – that made me want to paint murals and the like.

Also, this one – Number 8, did a bit of Benny Hill style fast forward sketch comedy. . . which is why I probably loved watching Benny Hill when I was allowed. Hmm… sesame street prepping a young kid to appreciate more risque comedy? And Disney places subliminal sex messages in their anime.

Wouldn’t this be a funny gadget to have?

fuck-o-mter

On Why Ethanol Gas Is a Big Pile Of Dookie

People – You Are Being Sold A Massively Misleading LIE

Sure, Ethanol will run vehicles, BUT, it requires massive amounts of fertilizer to grow corn (and let’s see, that would be Monsanto’s GMO patented Franken-Corn) which takes food from people and destroys land fertility while poisoning watersheds with nitrogen and other fertilizer runoff.

WANT A CHANCE AT A RHODES SCHOLARSHIP?

Simple, just try to convince them that you are a proponent of the NWO – that is, assuming you have all the other credentials and brains to qualify in the first place…


When Rhodes died in 1902, he bequeathed his funds to the cause. These continued to support the Round Table to an extent, although much of the funding came from the House of Rothschild. In his will, Rhodes also created a system of subsidized scholarships which continue to this day. This was, in part, a front to hide the secret society. Selected overseas students are brought to Oxford University to be taught the British view of life and to be sold the idea of a world government. It is remarkable how many ‘Rhodes Scholars’, as they are called, go on to become leaders of countries or heads of intelligence agencies, education, and other subject areas important to the Elite, or ‘advisors’ to those leaders.

The most famous Rhodes Scholar in the world today is Bill Clinton, who was inaugurated as President of the United States in 1993.

from  – … And The Truth Shall Set You Free, David Icke

an opinion on VALENTINE’S Day

Not just another day – it’s a manufactured holiday forced upon people… those who are in a relationship feel obligated to do certain overtures whilst those who are without a significant other get the option to feel like crap.  Not that I don’t have a Valentine or am jaded, I just hate being told what to do based on someone else’s idea or invention.  Any day can be a special day or your own personal holiday. Now  an anniversary, that there’s a good one.  It’s meaningful to YOU. IT has personal significance to your life. Ah, but the difference is an anniversary is not an official holiday.  For me, I love to just be spontaneous and do something without being pressured by some holiday that goads me into it.

ahhhhhh…. that’s better 😉

Simon’s Cat Gets His Own Book

IF you haven’t seen Simon’s Cat on YouTube, you gotta check it out.  Thru simple line drawing cartooning, on-spot sound effects and observations, the personified cat in Simon’s cat will have you laughing your ass off.  Unless of course, you hate cats…. But why would you hate cats? Twit.

Simon's Cat Book

Simon's Cat BookSimon’s Cat.
Now in his very own book.

Based on Simon Tofield’s animations that have taken YouTube by storm with over thirty million hits, SIMON’S CAT depicts and exaggerates the hilarious relationship between a man and his cat. The daily escapades of this adorable pet, who will do just about anything to be fed, and his exasperated but doting owner, come to life through beautiful black and white line drawings. With a huge fan following that is growing even larger by the day, SIMON’S CAT is set to become a major new comic creation.

Simon Tofield is an award-winning illustrator, animator and director at Tandem Films in London.

Trade Paperback
240 pages
$12.99
Publication date: September 24th 2009
Published by Grand Central Publishing
Pre-order now at:
Simon’s Cat @ Amazon

What People Are Saying about the book:

I was a little afraid Simon’s Cat would be lacking because you can’t hear his little mews, but it’s just as funny if not more! Tofield does a great job with little “mini-strips,” and stories that every cat owner can appreciate. There is a ton of variety, and it’s ALL illustrated brilliantly! Absolutely hilarious!


I love the antics of Simon’s Cat. His expressions are absolutely priceless.

Simon’s Cat book is probably the most brilliant of the kitty books in market. Funny, creative and real. Sometimes I think this cat is real. Of course, his antics can hurt Simon when he is asleep or watching tv but he is so adorable you’re able to forgive him. What has struck me most is that how Simon’s graphics teach us to treat animals humanely and with special care. I am one of the fans and it is an excellent book. Loved it. Plus this book makes a great gift.

Brilliant!

I have been enchanted by Simon’s Cat on YouTube for 2 years now. I wasn’t sure how this would come across in book format but it is brilliant! It maintains the same tone with its wordless cartoons – and every picture defintely tells a story. I am owned by several cats and Simon definitely understands feline behavior and portrays it indescribably well.

Get Your Copy Of Simon’s Cat Here
Here’s Latest Simon’s Cat Video:



How To Fix The US Government | Yes, It DOES Need Fixin

Buddy of mine sent this to me – I thought it simple and straight forward and eliminates all the bullshit that has transpired in the US government over the last 100 years.  I can’t see anyone who’s NOT a current or former congressman having an issue with this proposal.

Congressional Reform Act of 2010


1. Term Limits: 12 years only, one of the possible options below.

A. Two Six year Senate terms
B. Six Two year House terms
C. One Six year Senate term and three Two Year House terms

Serving in Congress is an honor, not a career.  The Founding Fathers envisioned citizen legislators, serve your term(s), then go home and back to work.

2.  No Tenure / No Pension:

A congressman collects a salary while in office and receives no pay when they are out of office.

Serving in Congress is an honor, not a career.  The Founding Fathers envisioned citizen legislators, serve your term(s), then go home and back to work.

3.  Congress (past, present & future) participates in Social Security:

All funds in the Congressional retirement fund moves to the Social Security system immediately.  All future funds flow into the Social Security system, Congress participates with the American people.

Serving in Congress is an honor, not a career.  The Founding Fathers envisioned citizen legislators, server your term(s), then go home and back to work.

4. Congress can purchase their own retirement plan just as all Americans.

Serving in Congress is an honor, not a career.  The Founding Fathers envisioned citizen legislators, serve your term(s), then go home and back to work.

5. Congress will no longer vote themselves a pay raise.  Congressional pay will rise by the lower of CPI or 3%.

Serving in Congress is an honor, not a career.  The Founding Fathers envisioned  citizen legislators, serve your term(s), then go home and back to work.


6. Congress looses their current health care system and participates in the same health care system as the American people.

Serving in Congress is an honor, not a career.  The Founding Fathers envisioned citizen legislators, serve your term(s), then go home and back to work.

7. Congress must equally abide in all laws they impose on the American people.

Serving in Congress is an honor, not a career.  The Founding Fathers envisioned citizen legislators, serve your term(s), then go home and back to work.
8. All contracts with past and present congressmen are void effective 1/1/11. 

The American people did not make this contract with congressmen, congressmen made all these contracts for themselves.

Serving in Congress is an honor, not a career.  The Founding Fathers envisioned  citizen legislators, serve your term(s), then go home and back to work.


*UPDATE* to Top URL Link Shortening Services

I posted a blog recently about URL alternatives to Bit.ly that you can refer to here.

I had been using Zi.ma for a few months in place of bit.ly on CL as craigslist has blacklisted bit.ly links but zi.ma was being accepted.  However, today it has been down, which is bad for business if you know what I mean.

I searched around and found an interesting bit of info on Zi.ma:

http://kl.am/ZiMaAndKlAm

So I went ahead and registered for a free KL.AM account and switched / adjusted my links and now I’m back in business.  Klam offers some nice tracking features too – like stats  – visits and clicks even geo tracking.

Shorten URL with URL Shortener for Internet MarketersYou gotta love the creativity with these site names and extensions.

Zima – bad beer alternative beverage of the 90s.

Klam. . .  sounds like one of the cartoon words from the 60s Batman show during fight scenes.

Ka-blam! Ker-Pow!

Anyway, if you are looking for another alternative URL link shortening site, check out http://kl.am

*UPDATE* January 23, 2011

Kl.am no longer works (hasn’t in a while) I noticed that people are still reading this post and i figured i’d update it with WHAT’S WORKING NOW.
The URL Shortening site I’ve been using to this day successfully on Craigslist and Backpage is is.gd

Here’s the link http://is.gd

You’re Welcome 😉

The Guru You Are Following Is NOT Your Buddy

The ‘Gurus’ are NOT Your Friends.

There. I said it.  Unless you were offline buddies before or have met in person and hung out in a non-business way, the guy you are following, learning from and giving your time and money to is NOT your friend and is not out for your best interests unless it suits his or her interests.

Hopefully, they ARE a good teacher and are giving you something of VALUE in the form of knowledge, skills and training know-how in exchange for your precious time.

The people who are most successful in this business work on themselves [personal development], and are constantlylearning new things.  They aren’t afraid to step up and LEAD.  They have good communication skills and can convey their knowledge to others.

Don’t get me wrong, most of these people aren’t egomaniacal sociopaths out to screw everyone else over – although there ARE plenty of them out here and they can be very hard to spot immediately – hell, I’ve come across a few in my time.  But I digress, most of those who are out here trying to make a better way for themselves and their families are honest, decent, interesting people.

Furthermore, although the internet offers massive leverage of your time, each of us still has just 24 hours in a day to live.  Including the ‘guru’s’ who are being inundated by dozens or 100s or 1000s of people in need of their precious time.

So like I said before, unless you are great buddies with your teacher, ‘online business partner’ , marketing expert, guru, whatever label you slap on it, then don’t get your panties in a bunch when they don’t respond to your email, tweet,  or call right away – or even ever in some cases, when it’s obvious to everyone but you that you are just wasting everybody’s time.

After being in this business for longer than most people, I see how things operate behind the curtain, beneath the hype, etc.

There’s always going to be another ‘PreLaunch’… another revolutionary system that’s going to turn the industry on its head. . . another gotta have tool, system, ebook, insider club to join…

Those who get to ‘print money on command’ or ‘get rich quick’ are the ones who’ve already put in the time and money and have finally positioned themselves as an authority with a faithful following.  That’s why you’ll see people who claim (and it’s often legit) that they made $8750 in 14 hours or some other wild claim.  What you’re not getting is that they spent 3 years building up an Email LIST of several thousand people and 5 or 10% of them took him up on whatever offer he sent out.

Your momma told you if it sounds too good to be true, then it is. What I’m saying is more accurately would be, it may be true, but it’s not the whole true.  There’s the back story that is shoved under the carpet and ignored. Why? Because, the truth isn’t exciting… the truth shows the hard work it took. . . the truth can be ugly and tough.

If you are a successful internet marketer or strive to be one, then you are in SALES… and you have a handle on the psychology of what makes people tick.  What?  They didn’t tell you that?  Well, now you know.

Are You Making These Three Marketing Blunders?

How to not be an idiot at internet marketing.

I’m going to cover 3 critical mistakes to your online wealth creation.  I’ll tell you right away that if you correct the first mistake, then the other 2 will take care of themselves. I’m going to discuss them all anyway so you can see the flow.

How do you know if you are making these mistakes?

CLUE:  You have been busting your butt for months or years and still haven’t made any  [real] money

Here’s what you are probably doing- not because you are stupid or lazy, but just because you didn’t know any better.

Number 1 Mistake:

You are sending leads directly to an affiliate’s landing page and not your own page.

The Fix:

Take control of the list by building your own list. Never send TRAFFIC or LEADS to a site or lead capture page that you don’t control.  Make your own capture page which creates a buffer between you and the ‘gurus’ site.

IF you just send traffic or leads directly to a guru’s site, you are now out of the picture and have no control over what happens to those leads.  The guru has control over those leads and not YOU.

By building a ‘gatekeeper’ capture page to send them to, you then have control over emailing them for LIFE (or as long as they stay opted into your list) which allows you to maintain control of the list and the ability to communicate via emails, videos, blogs, phone, etc.

To get to the guru, you have a simple capture page set up that basically says, give me your name and email and I’ll let you thru to the affiliate/guru site. Do this using your own autoresponder, aka, AWEBER, or getresponse, etc. and then once a lead opts in, have it redirect them to the guru’s lead capture page.

So by not funneling the traffic and leads thru your own lead capture page first, you can’t follow up with emails to your leads – they don’t know who you are, your story, etc. Remember, people buy from those who they feel they know like and trust.  By not being able to do this, YOU ARE SCREWING YOURSELF OVER!

So the proper steps to take are:

  1. The prospect sees your ad or email
  2. S/he goes to your capture page where they opt in to your own autoresponder  – Aweber, get reponse, etc
  3. Once opted in, they are redirected to the guru’s lead capture page.

Once again the 3 mistakes are:

  1. not controlling the list. . . which results in –
  2. lost upfront income from potential sales. . . as well as –
  3. Not being able to follow up with the leads and lost of long term income potential

Blog Pee December 18, 2009

Priorities Priorities Priorities . . .

Like a broken record or a mantra, it remains the Lack Of Focus for moi.

BLOG PEE | December 18th, 2009

So, let’s take a look and see how Alexa ranks my blog lately. . .

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terrypcarter.com - Site Info from Alexa

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Not bad considering I haven’t yet done a few very important things with my blog yet – gotta build the wagon before letting the horse run, ya know?

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Does tek [technology] inadvertently make us stupid or more specifically, does certain technology come about with the intention of making us dumber?

Does Too Much Tech Insulate People From Responsibility?

This pondering come to me today as I was driving around town in crazy Florida December holiday weather.  It’s rainy, it’s sunny, it’s windy, it’s frickin’75 degrees – why – am – I – not – at – the – beach – day kind of weather.

I multitask when I drive – like anybody else.  Heck, you have to be able to multi task to drive, period.  Forget about listening to radio, talking on cell fones [don’t do it!], eating, or any other number of distractions people do while driving.  But to just drive a car requires a sort of orchestrated coordination of senses and body parts to make car go down road in a hopefully safe manner.  Just try not to hit anything else and you’ll be fine.

One thing I notice a lot with other cars on the road is how often the left rear tire is low. Low to the point that it looks partially flat.  I compare it to the right rear tire just to be sure it isn’t just the way it looks. This leads me into my question about whether too much tech makes us stupid.

While following a late model [90s] Isuzu SUV, I noticed that its left rear (and front too) tire was low to the point that s/he was driving on the sidewalls a bit too.  I think, do they notice that their car doesn’t handle as well as it should?  They obviously aren’t the type to maintain their car themselves – like checking tire pressure and oil levels, etc.  The basic stuff that you can still do on most cars today.

I always had an interest in cars – not a motor head mind you – I have too many other interests to get too involved in one thing to the point of earning the label. But I do know my way around a car pretty well. Much more than the average joe.  I do my own oil changes, I’ve even rotated my own tires once or twice, done brake jobs, replaced alternators, batteries, spark plugs/wires, radiator hoses, shocks, suspension parts, etc.  Nothing major like an engine rebuild or anything though. I do have a tendency of thinking, shit, if I know to check my tires/oil, other people should too. I mean, come on, it’s easy simple … DUH!

But back to the low tire pressure on the SUV.  Obviously the car isn’t new enough or fancy to have an idiot light feature you find on more expensive and newer cars that’ll tell you your tire is flat, you dumbass.

I can imagine the future of cars if they’re no longer built by driving enthusiasts – the car will drive YOU and if there is a manual override feature, you can be sure that if your oil or tire is low or you dare drive over a line, your car will take over and throw in a nice insult or two telling you why you are better off letting IT do the driving for you because you are obviously an incompetent nitwit.

Is there perhaps an Orwellian 1984, TPTB undertone to all of this? There’s so many other interesting distractions – your cell fone, your iPod, satellite radio, etc… that hey, little problems with your car are not worthy of your attention or proactive action.

You don’t need to bother yourself with learning these basic skills for you have more exciting things to waste your time on.

Here’s an idiot light for you so you don’t have to take responsibility or take the time and effort to learn how to be self reliant and knowledgeable about the workings of your 2 ton automobile.

“Yes, yes, that’s a good little distracted idiot slave…. Here’s some [bread and circuses] for you to waste your time on while we keep working in the Dark and take away more of your freedoms and work on dumbing you down more and more.”

Ok, maybe I went a little too far there, but that’s why this is BLOG PEE.

The other thing I thought of while noticing the SUV with the flat tires is, gee, there’s a potential accident waiting to happen if road rage were to kick in.  I mean, this is Flor-i-duh… the state that has dozens of different driving styles (no comment on Michigan drivers, ya) and combine that with some odd inferiority complex like Oklahoma has with Texas, and you get this fucked up driving mentality of complete rudeness and insanity.

Most people don’t use their turn signals in Florida because that’s an invitation to have the other driver speed up and cut you off so you can’t execute a lane change.  It’s like Cold war Russia at the supermarket.  200 people and 2 loaves of bread – a lot of panicked pushing and shoving goes on.  I say send me back to California where we may drive fast, but we show courtesy  and respect a lot more than I see here.

Ahhh, that was a fun rant… good blog pee… now I go make pee. . . Ahhhh…..

December 20, 2009

Finishing the thought… so the more we forget how to do things for ourselves, the more fragile our society can become – we become so technologically advanced – at least we think so – that there could be a day where the machines break down, there will be no one to know how to fix them and into a new dark age we would go.

Tip For Google Slap For Affiliate Marketer Review Sites

In case you haven’t heard about the latest Google Slap, you should know that it can wreak havoc on many Affiliate Marketing Review Sites.

Early reports have some very decent sites losing several page ranks while others have actually improved some.

The main idea behind it is to give more weight to quality sites and punish crappy ‘me too’ affiliate sites that are put together by people with little or no interest in offering anything of real value and just in it for a quick buck.

So this tip is only for those Affiliate Marketers who aren’t going to produce garbage sites, ok?

USE REDIRECTS FOR YOUR AFFILIATE LINKS

If you aren’t already doing this, here’s how simple it is to do.  And for those of us who just got forgetful and/or lazy, now’s the time to go back and clean house.  I know, I know, it will involve a lot of time consuming busy body work, but it’s something you should’ve been doing all along.

Here’s what you do in a nutshell:

Use subdomains of your main domain to redirect your affiliate links to the affiliate site.

1. Create a subdomain that makes sense to you for each affiliate link:

  • clickbank.hop.net.coolproduct44556 will use the subdomain ‘coolproduct

2. in your Cpanel, create the subdomain coolproduct for mydomain.com

3. go to manage redirection of subdomain ‘coolproduct’ and paste your affiliate link in there and SAVE

Make sure to change any preexisting hyperlinks in your blog or website from the old affiliate link to your new redirected subdomain address:

Example —

  • original link was: ‘http://clickbank.hop.net.coolproduct44556’
  • gets changed to :’http://coolproduct.mydomain.com’

Now you know, future efforts should go smoother and quicker.