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It’s Sunday… and you know exactly what that means, time for a weekly run-down and some good old fashioned link love!
First and foremost, I’m writing this post from sunny Connecticut, where I spent my weekend catching some rays and recharging the batteries at the beach. My apologies for missing out on a post yesterday, but I can only do so much research on a dial-up connection. I’m not going to sacrifice quality for the sake of posting, and I definitely don’t want you wasting time on fluff posts that don’t help you out… which should be the entire purpose of blogging in the first place.
The Net Fool dot com confidently bumped into 300+ RSS subscriber territory this week, fueled by The Net Fool’s June Birthday Bash which ends this Wednesday, June 25th. Still time to enter this easy-to-win contest that can land you a brand new Flip Mino or a $50 Market Leverage debit card, so get on those entries! Before I get too off track, let’s weed out the best of the best for the week ending June 21st, 2008.
- The Blog Entrepreneur – Google Is Guilty of Discrimination
- Court’s IM School – How to Move On from “Make Money Online”
- Zac Johnson – Are Zip and Email Offers Worth It?
- Click Consultants – Researching Keywords Doesn’t Have to Suck!
- The University Kid – How To Make Websites Sell
As much as I felt that this week contained a lot of “personal” postings, there were still quite a few notable posts to be found. I can totally understand the relatively light week, as I got out of town myself, but I prefer to take the route of refraining from posting if I have nothing to say. I want to congratulate my buddy Collin from Mixed Market Arts, who is going to be competing in the Top Affiliate Challenge in a few weeks. Other than that notable win, I loved Zac Johnson’s analysis of zip & email submit offers… where he offered a view that pretty much matches exactly with mine. Great stuff coming from these five blogs this week that’s worth a look!
Another bumpy week in the stock market, filled with more bad news from the Financial stocks. Nobody can seem to rid the problems of the credit market, and I can’t help but say I told you so. It seems that one good week can have people forget about the lingering problems, brushing them off with temporary gains. After a horrific close to the week when the Dow dropped over 200 points, investors got a reminder that the trend in Financials is downward as problems with credit defaults aren’t as close to over as we would like to hope.
As for my portfolio, things looked about as sunny as the overall market. With NVidia (NYSE: NVDA) shedding 10-15% over the last two weeks, I have had to reconsider my position in the stock. Fortunately, I feel that their drop was unjustified, and I recommend buying shares around $20 of this fantastically unappreciated company. My two long-term recommendations continue to be L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL) and Deere and Co. (NYSE: DE), which are both two industry powerhouses that have been down on their luck for no good reason. Both located in thriving sub-industries (defense and agriculture, respectively), I would love to see you take a look at buying while cheap.
Keep your head up if you are an investor. I feel that we are currently oversold and will see a nice week approaching. A day in the red Monday would be a solid buying point.
This week in the blogging world, we saw the conclusion to action of the John Cow v. Garry Conn blogging competition. No more action is allowed as both blogs are now up for sale and out of the owners hands. I think that with the beginning of summer and the end of many school’s years, a lot of people decided to take it easy this weekend which caused a casual blogging week.
One thing that I feel is more notable in the blogging universe is the continued proactive campaigning by Market Leverage. I love the fact that they are going out and securing the prime time blog real estate to promote their affiliate network, but I feel that their growth is going to be hindered if they are throwing uncanny amounts of cash at these websites that simply can not and will not return their investment. But hey, it’s not my problem… so more power to them, eh?
The Week in Focus
This week, I’ll be wrapping up the ongoing Birthday Bash contest and posting some ways for you to make money online. I’ve got some great ideas that I think can put you on the fast track to success… so stay tuned! I had to postpone a posting this week all about coal, clean-coal technology, and how to play the trend in the stock market. Even if you don’t invest, it’s interesting stuff that you should know.
Also, I decided to run my “Creating A Blog” series to part 8, which will cover a sort of conclusion and follow up to keep you running a well-trafficked blog. Why? Well honestly, I thought that 7 was sort of an odd number to end it on.
This week was a great boost in traffic numbers all around, and I feel things are starting to click here at theNetFool.com, so I am definitely excited about the future. In addition, I’m still on a high after snagging Penn State student section football tickets for the upcoming season… especially after getting shut-out last year on an error from TicketMaster.com. Stay bullish on the net!
-The Net Fool
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