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Today's Wordy C Agenda: Creating Works of Art (and maybe finishing that market report...)

Today's Wordy C Agenda: Creating Works of Art (and maybe finishing that market report...)

Time to get new supplies for our next Minion Painting video. I've been in Google and have decided to go somewhere I have never visited: Utrecht Art Supplies located at 211 Glen Cove Road Carle Place NY 11514 (516) 741-1805.

Being a cyber-child, I am addicted to shopping on-line. I have used their website and shopped in their Manhattan store but have never checked out the Long Island version. Rumor has it this place is close with a nice parking lot. Free parking means I can buy more supplies (LOL).

Usually when I need to get my artsy-fartsy on I drive to Manhattan to visit Dick Blick and Pearl Paint. Today, I decided to do something different so I can create a Localism post. Killing two birds with one stone can be useful for your blog in more ways than one.

This store has decent hours: Mon - Sat they open 10-8 and on Sundays 11-7. 

Coolio. I have time to shower, hit Yotveta for breakfast, do my do at the New York Sports Club, shower again, take a casual drive for eye candy, buy art supplies and torture you with a new YouTube of me and the wee people painting together later on (LOL). Okay, okay, I will post the eye candy first before I torture you with our illustrations (LMAO).

You think this is a frivolous post? Well, I am soooooo easily amused and it is Sunday (LOL). Hmm... well... um... er... No, it's not really frivolous. Not really. I'm giving you a heads up to the fact that:

Yes, I have an agenda (LMAO). Will be posting four videos today (translated: now answering my e-mails in public - LOL). I finished two in the wee hours this morning and might even do a Cow Pie tutorial for Carra's group simply because they tickle me. Chicka is a mad cool newb with a sense of humor. I love that! She's great for my ADD too (LOL). Cosmic Cow Pie is such a perfect fit for Club Chaos just like Whacked and Jacked and a few other fave digital places to be (there's a list - LOL). I'm having mad fun in AR and I'm like a little kid who can't wait to start her blog-day. It's a very nice feeling. I love blogging on ActiveRain and checking in to socialize and mess around with you guys. :-)

An Ambassador of Chaos post is over due as well. Will I be serious there? Hmm... who the heck knows (LOL). After all, I am menionizing writers so I've gotta get my tutorials posted if you guys are gonna start writing Minion Style. I am obsessed about Google Domination so it actually wont be a frivolous post because I take my AR duties seriously. Might become fun 'cause I'm having fun with it and I want all of you hitting page one at will, not willy-nilly. I am pretty serious about that but serious is relative (LMAO).

To hit page one of Google takes very creative writing. If I can do it when I want to, then you can do it too. I am going to have mad fun playing Ambassador later because I'm going to spoof my a$$ off while teaching you how it is done and sharing a few stats to prove that I do indeed do it when ever I want with the subject matter of my choice (LOL). If you follow along with the SEO Bootcamp you'll get a boost in your stats out of the deal. ;-) 

I wonder where my imagination is going to take us today... Wanna help me pick a subject? I have a good idea where I may be going with this but don't want to spoil all the fun. Anticipation is a beautiful thing... Participation makes it all the more fun. ;-)

Stay tuned. I may be posting a "Silly Saturday" post on Sunday as well (LOL). Think I can get it to page one of Google by Monday? I think I can... I know I can... What the heck. Let's just do it, eh? Silly can go a long way to getting your blog noticed. Silly mixed with serious is best when collecting a wide spectrum of readers. Never know where your next bit of business will come from.

You don't believe silly can be effective? Wanna bet? Dare ya to take the Silly Saturday challenge! Tossing down the blogging gauntlet now (LMAO). You pick your fun post and I'll pick mine. Lets see where we stack up in cyberspace...

GOOGLE the term "My Cow Pie" (ROTFLMAO). Mwah-ha-ha-he-heeeeee. You are so screwed if you bet against me (LMAO). It's on page one of Google. Seriously (LOL). I have some of the greatest minds in AR teaching me how to teach you to do this and I have been doing what they have taught me so I know it works. I just have to figure out how to effectively mentor my peeps because I've been collecting writers to minionize. I am a geek. A silly anal retentive but fun geek. I get SEO. In spades (LOL).

My gig is pimping your outside blogs. Best way to get that point across is to pimp mine (LOL). If I can prove to you that my blogs do well, then you have an example of what you can do with your own. If you want to set up an Outside Blog and need help, e-mail me. Can't play SEO games without being indexed people. The OB is the bomb diggity and the Club Chaos SEO Bootcamp requires an Outside Blog. I have three. Feel free to set up as many as you would like because they are real websites that have major value. Think separate intellectual property people. You will own actual domain names and have digital real estate in cyberspace. You need to understand AR is also a hosting platform (just like GoDaddy) and your OB is not the same as your AR Dashboard and Localism. Uuh-oh (LOL). :-)

I get the fact that my Outside Blogs rock. I really need you guys to get the fact that your OBs should be rocking cyberspace too and consider the Rainmaker package if you have not done so.

Hook up with your friends and create, then market your groups. The Active Rain Group: Club Chaos has been dominating Google and if you Google the term "Club Chaos" you will discover our group and team blog ClubChaosAgents.com live on page one of Google out of 10,600,000 entries for the term. People have been begging me to let them advertise there. That's not happening, but it's a lovely compliment. People should be begging you to market and advertise to your group creations as well. If not, you need to go find the Ambassador of your choice and stick with them, opening up multiple team and outside blogs so you can monetize your ventures. My bay-bays have all sorts of writing projects going on. Yup. Several of us have monetized our blogs. Guess that means that My Cow Pie IS BIGGER than your Cow Pie (LOL). BTW, it really is on page one of Google. Position 4 of 514,000 for "my cow pie." So I guess me and Carra are not as silly as some people may think (because we created fun groups and write what ever we want).

Hmm... Come to think of it I did promise you guys my version of a market report. Sigh...  A bloggers work is never done... My list of things to do today is growing... :-)

No more teasing. I have to take a shower and get out of here. I need to pick up a couple of brick and mortars so you can see Glen Cove, among other things (LOL). If you think I'm crazy, wait until I start posting interviews of my friends talking about what they do for a living and how I disrupt their days taking them on adventures in blogging.

A videoblog? Seriously??? Yup (LOL). They are going to help me get to page one of Google because I have just formulated how to get my unwitting victims to play along (LMAO). Wanna learn something new today? Come back after 4PM EST and watch how silly people like me actually get a lot of work done. I need to go buy some peeps lunch and get 'em on film so you can learn something new about how I create music, art and articles between running the streets with customers, little minions, friends and clients (LOL).

See ya! Gotta go entertain my ADD. :-D

BTW, The Wrath of Cow Pie Googled as a term actually produces 23,200 hits to which we are number 1 on page 1 of Google (ROTFLMAO). Who the heck knew... Thank you, Heather C for inspiring me with such a fun term. ;-)

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Comment balloon 16 commentsC Tann-Starr • August 30 2009 09:04AM


Mrs. C, your Wordy C, easily amused, ADD terms struck me as a bullseye with you today. Happy Sunday to you with all that action. Do you ever rest??? LOL.

Posted by Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth (Keller Williams Realty) about 11 years ago

Gary, I have been known to nap (LOL). ;-)

Posted by C Tann-Starr (Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.) about 11 years ago

C --- golly --- my goodness --- you are something else.  Have you ever heard that expression -- I grew up with it and it is complimentary --- am looking forward to your video posts.

Mama Liz's Signature

Posted by Liz Loadholt, Realtor--Broker-in-charge - Trainer--Relocation Director Covering SC (Liz Loadholt- AgentOwned Realty- Covering SC) about 11 years ago

Liz, we are arranging music and about to have an early kosher dinner with Cindy of sea bass.

Posted by C Tann-Starr (Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.) about 11 years ago

LOL. Can't wait for the painting of you and the "wee people" he he

And thanks for giving Silly Saturday a little promo. It seems we may have too many fuddy-duddies around here >=I

But I just added another post to the group. Why limit silly to Saturdays? Weeeee! lol

Posted by Lisa Hill, Daytona Beach Real Estate (Florida Property Experts) about 11 years ago

Lisa, very cool. I'm cooking up something very interesting (LOL). We are having fun. ;-)

Posted by C Tann-Starr (Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.) about 11 years ago

Ms C..

You take my breath away! 

Branding Cosmic Cow Pie is working!   Ms. C You are the best teacher... and I know that the activerain friends are learning from you every day..I sure am!  Wow you are the energizer bunny on steroids! 

I took yesterday off to celebrate my 34th wedding anniversary and my husband and I went golfing.  We live in the mountains of Arizona so I was searching for different kids of cow pies.. I found some and got some great pictures for you!  The elk pies turned out great! Hubby was not too happy about searching for cow pies while on the golf course but has learned to live with my idiosyncrasies.

Heather and I are going to meet in real time at the activerain event on Sept. 2nd.. you can find it on my re-blog from Anna Banana how  we are going to meet for the first time there..


I really think that this is an activerain testimony that should be shared with the world.. your prose.. the right opportunity and SEO ranking... 

I don't know Bob and Brad personally.. but you and Anna Banana do and there will be a TV crew there according to Security Title a co-sponsor... so I would think... if you can make arrangements... if activerain brought you to the activerain event and you shared your story...which includes lots of fun stuff... along with meeting Anna Banana through linked in.. then Heather through Club Chaos.. we are all coming together through this event.. it could be KILLER.. way fun in the Cosmic Cow Pie...soooo Anna and Ms C... think about contacting Brad and Bob and see what they think... Ms. C comes to Scottsdale from NY!  works for me! 

Carra Riley AKA Cosmic Cow Pie

Posted by Carra Riley & Declan Kenyon, Helping people Transition at all ages! (Brokers Guild Cherry Creek Ltd) about 11 years ago

Hey C - that is a great idea - come on down to Phoenix and play with us fun desert chicas!


PS sign me up for lessons NOW - you so rock.

Posted by Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRS, Broker, Instructor, 602-380-4886 (HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000) about 11 years ago

OMG - talk about conflicting schedule. I am trying to have a BBQ in SC at my parents with a bunch of Rainers. That's my sister Michelle's birthday and I haven't been down for a year. Can't go. Wanna go but can't. I'm still looking for a driving partner because I never go long distances with the wee people without another adult around (LOL). School starts after Labor Day weekend up here. I get four days to fool around for a road trip and its back to work. Bummer...

Carra, will call your cell phone.

Anna Banana, will ring you as well.

Just told Sheldon Neal I would manipulate my schedule to see him for lunch. Hoping to get a crew together and have a blast before I sneak off to surprise my Mom with virtual children (LMAO). Poor Daddy... :-)

Posted by C Tann-Starr (Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.) about 11 years ago


We understand.. I need to e-mail you the pictures with the C in the clouds I took for you this weekend!... I digress

With your full disclosure of everything you have to do, we "Get It"

You have a lot on your plate.  So enjoy the family.  That is the first priority. Don't let anything take away that memory and make it GREAT..

How special for your mom.  Have a good time and we will see (read) you when you come back!

Be safe, put on your shield and Buckler and go on the wings of angels!


Carra Riley aka Cosmic Cow Pie

Posted by Carra Riley & Declan Kenyon, Helping people Transition at all ages! (Brokers Guild Cherry Creek Ltd) about 11 years ago

Hey I think we'll do the Wed event and then head to join the party with you!! 

Posted by Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRS, Broker, Instructor, 602-380-4886 (HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000) about 11 years ago

Hello ladies. I have new clients flying in from Taiwan. Seems I have no idea what I am doing anymore (LOL). I need a bloody vacation. It appears that blogging makes my phone ring off the hook (LMAO).

Posted by C Tann-Starr (Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.) about 11 years ago

Girl, Yoou have way too much time on your hands. I don't type very fast...that's why my blog posts aren't very long. Between my stuffy head, runny nose, non-stop clients and train an assistant I have had zero time to blog or be a good Ambassador. I hope I don't get fired. Put in a good word for me...

Posted by Lizette Fitzpatrick, Lizette Realty, Lexington KY MLS - Kentucky Homes (Lizette Realty - Richmond KY) about 11 years ago

Lizette, I shall get on bended knee for you. They can't fire my bay-bay. I'd be heartbroken. Seriously so. This is very new and we have all been very busy. 

I've been busting my hiney with newbies and mentoring my butt off besides promoting this place every spot I drop my blogger's butt. Getting people to take the plunge with an OB is a delicate matter. First you have to get them blogging. If they have no material they will not take the plunge (LOL). Then you have to encourage them to stay. If they are not comfortable with writing or don't know what to write they get discouraged. Being an Ambassador is not as easy as one may think because a lot of people are new to blogging and have a lot of concerns about cyberspace, Google juice, how to use AR and other social media platforms.

20 minute intervals work best for me because my kids are quick and crazy (LOL). Plus, I blog in the car between assignments so WiFi makes it all possible to catch up. Between friends forking over their homes as a mobile Blog HQ and me compiling outside offices in the parks, at Starbucks and at the beach I have been getting a lot done. My ADD is in cyber-heaven (LOL).

Our new tutorials are coming along lovely. Turning them into YouTube presentations and will send you guys the links so you can do what you want with them (LOL). I may have to burn you some DVDs as well.  Will be plugging Lizette Realty, the OBMR and a couple of the other bay-bays with each one. Since you are 12 hours from me and Melodious is 6 hours from you I'm thinking Bennett House would make a stellar spot for an AR get together really soon. 

You and I have a lot of work to do with Jo and TLW (LOL). We're hitting FL in Dec and I am hyped about hooking up with BB and TLW as well. My laptop is loaded with some great programs I want to show you how to use. Gotta run. Been trying to hit the gym all morning. My kids wont let me (LOL). :-)


Posted by C Tann-Starr (Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.) about 11 years ago

Hey C keep me on the loop with your tutorials. I taught my first AR class a couple of weeks ago and I went thru the ambassador teleconference last week.  Pretty freaking exciting and I've still on a HUGE learning  curve with all this stuff.  I need  you!

Posted by Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRS, Broker, Instructor, 602-380-4886 (HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000) about 11 years ago

Anna, will be floating around cyberspace. Will do sweetie pie. :-)

Posted by C Tann-Starr (Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.) about 11 years ago

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