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Alyssa's Weekly Wrap Up

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ASU students warned police are cracking down on underage drinking ASU students headed back to school last week with a new warning from police--they are cracking down on underage drinking. ASU is well known for being a party school, which includes excessive alcohol consumption by students, many of which are underage. For this reason, Tempe police are enforcing the legal drinking age in order to keep everyone safe. Pima County fighting obesity with a new ad campaign A new ad campaign in Pima County has joined the battle against the US obesity epidemic. The $2 million anti-obesity campaign launched in Pima County will focus on promoting a healthier lifestyle by making little changes to daily living. The campaign is funded by a portion of a $16 million federal grant. Author/Writer Website Tips You can't build a successful writing career without an author or writer website. A website allows your readers and potential clients to learn more about yo

Find the Perfect Writing Job!

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Did you know the WM Freelance Writers Connection offers a free job board to assist you with your writing job search? The WM Freelance Writers Connection's job board is updated regularly with a wide variety of writing related jobs. The job postings offer a wide range of jobs, including: Blog writer Editing Freelance Writing Journalist Online Editor Technical Writing Web Content Writing And more! Plus, you can search the type of position you are looking for, such as: Full-time Part-time Contract Permanent Temporary Internship The job board isn't just for those seeking jobs either. You can also post an ad for only $10.00, which will run for 10 days. So head on over to The WM Freelance Writers Connection's job board to find the writing job you've been searching for!

Ask Alyssa your SEO or SEM Question!

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Do You Have an SEO or SEM Question? Send it to Alyssa! Do you have a question about search engine optimization or search engine marketing you would like answered? Send your question to Alyssa at alyssa_ast@yahoo.com (subject line SEO mailbag) today! Have your question answered right here on The Fundamentals of SEO, plus get a little link love in the process. Don't want to have your name published, that's ok too. Your question will still be answered anonymously. Send your SEO/SEM question to Alyssa today!

Get Your Book, Movie, Product or Service Reviewed

The WM Review Connection The WM Review Connection is now accepting books, movies, products and services for review. If you'd like one of the WM Review Connection's bloggers to review your products or services, contact us at wmreviewers@thewmreviewconnection.com. Once you've arranged for your preferred blogger to receive a sample of your product or service, or a review copy of your book or movie, we'll publish an honest and detailed review, along with the links you would like included in the article. We'll include photos and personal accounts, as well as any facts and figures that need to be noted. Plus, we'll publicize your review in a number of venues in order to help promote your product or service. Contact us today to have your books, movies, products or services reviewed. Stop by www.thewmreviewconnection.com to meet our team of reviewers!

The WM Pet Connection- Share your story

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Share Your Pet Adoption Story Did you welcome a new pet into your home after adopting them? Let us hear it! Share your story with us about the trials and tribulations that have come along with welcoming a new pet into your home. Share the joy, the fulfillment, and the adventure you experienced from a pet adoption. Feature that special animal that has warmed your heart and became a member of your family. With thousands of animals euthanized every day or left on the streets to fend for themselves, share with us your story about providing a pet with a better life. Maybe your pet could no longer stay with their original family, and you selflessly brought them into your home-- let us hear it ! Pet adoption stories will be published on The WM Pet Connection to feature your special pet that you love. Give your pet the recognition they deserve for being so wonderful. To submit your pet adoption story, email alyssa_ast@yahoo.com or angieeigna@charter.net to have yo

Alyssa's Weekly Wrap Up

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Phoenix school teaching mandatory English and Spanish When you think of public schools in Arizona, you often assume English is the primary language students are taught, with foreign languages being optional. However, this isn't the case with Squaw Peak Elementary, where the students are taught both English and Spanish in an effort to prove the importance of bilingualism. Half of the school day’s curriculum is taught in English, while the remaining half is taught in Spanish. Although many parents support the bilingual curriculum, it doesn’t sit well with some parents who feel schools in America should be English only. Police warn drivers to slow down near school zones Most Arizona schools are now in session for the 2011-2012 school year. Along with the new school year, police are warning drivers to slow down near school zones as they have stepped up their enforcement in these areas. The increased enforcement is strictly to keep Arizona children safe, not to haras

The WM Parenting Connection

The WM Network's second endeavor, The WM Parenting Connection , features seven parent bloggers, one for each day of the week. The bloggers are a diverse group, and we offer seven expert parent opinions. We don’t tell you what we think you want to hear–we tell you the truth: the good, the bad and the ugly sides of parenting. Our bloggers include experts in each of the following topics: Family Dynamics Babies to Big Kids Family Health Tweens & Teens Step-parenting Single Moms Stay at Home Moms Check out The WM Parenting Connection –a comprehensive resource written by real parents offering advice, tips, humor and real-life stories to delight, amuse, inspire and enlighten our fellow parents. Join us at The WM Parenting Connection as we trudge together through this jungle that is parenthood.

The Fundamentals of SEO for the Average Joe eBook Give Away!

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August marks the 1 year anniversary of the completion of The Fundamentals of SEO for the Average Joe . As a special treat to celebrate this milestone, I will be giving away 3 FREE pdf copies of The Fundamentals of SEO for the Average Joe ! Here's a little more info about the book : 'The Fundamentals of SEO for the Average Joe' is a valuable resource for increasing web traffic and profit potential. Author Alyssa Ast provides the basics of SEO (search engine optimization) in a clear and concise format. This resource also explains how SEM works to improve traffic and SERP's ranking. The combination of these methods ensures website visibility and profit probability. Here's what others have said about The Fundamentals of SEO for the Average Joe : Ast did an unbelievable job in compiling all information needed when working or searching online. Whether you're a blogger, web content writer or just searching for keywords, this is the book you'll

Marketing Yourself and Your Writing Online- FREE ebook!

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Receive a FREE copy of Marketing Yourself and Your Writing Online, simply by subscribing to the WM Freelance Writers Connection, a site for writers by writers. By subscribing to the WM Freelance Writers Connection, you won't just receive a FREE eBook, but also daily writing tips, interviews, job postings and the latest need-to-know information related to the writing industry. Learn from 7 experienced freelance writers, who are all in different stages of their writing careers, and find some new writing gigs, support and a friendly community of writers in the process. Marketing Yourself and Your Writing Online Next to great writing skills, marketing yourself and your writing is the key to building a successful freelance writing career. Learning how to market yourself and your writing online can be a big challenge. Even those who are already successful can become more successful with strong online marketing efforts. This eBook offers tips, techniques and advice from successful

Aricles for Sale

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All articles are written by Alyssa Ast. All articles are search engine optimized and available for full or usage rights. Pro Anorexia: Compulsive Eating Disorder Movement Pro-anorexia (Pro-Ana) is a movement that supports the anorexia nervosa disorder as a lifestyle choice. Online support groups offer tips and advice for those with anorexia to promote rapid weight loss. Serious complications, including death, can result from this lifestyle choice. Word Count: 909 Usage Rights: $15 Full Rights: $35 Risks of Teen Body Piercings and Tattoos Body piercings and tattoos are the latest rage among teens. Teens feel altering their body image allows them to express their individuality and to be accepted among their peers. However, there are physical and psychological risks involved with underage tattoos and piercings. Word Count: 644 Usage Rights: $15 Full Rights: $25 Are Children's Vitamins Really Necessary? Many parents give their child vitamin supplements to ensure

Alyssa's Weekly Wrap Up

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Taking My Writing in a Different Direction After sitting back to reflect on how this past year has gone with my writing career, I've decided to take my writing in a different direction. Over the past several months I've been stuck in a rut. So I decided to reevaluate where my writing career is at and where it will be headed if I stay on this course. After careful planning, I've decided to go in a different direction. I feel as though I've wasted this year due to my own laziness, and it's time to get my butt in gear and make some changes if I want 2011 to become the year I dreamed of. At the start of the year, I said this is going to be MY year with big things in store, and so far it's not due to my own fault. Falling into a Routi ne You get to certain points in your life where you fall into a routine. At certain points you become comfortable and content with where your daily life is at. You flow with the steady rhythm of your life without a sec