Saturday, July 25, 2009

Oklahoma Social Club

Are you interested in finding old friends? Do you want to make new friends? Are you unsatisfied with sites like

I am. And, that is why I have just set this site up. Yes, this site is so new that I am the only member of the Oklahoma Social Club. But, if you join there will be two members. And, you and I both can try to find other people to join this site.

Why join Oklahoma Social Club?

Well, when you join OSC you can join a group, or you can create a new group. Each group will be it’s own little community of old friends, and new friends. And, we will all belong to the Oklahoma Social Club. If you have ever lived in Oklahoma and want to find old friends, or if you live here now and want to stay in touch, this is the place to be. It is a small, new site now. But, you can make it grow.

Someone you know also knows where more of your old friends are. Get them to join OSC and help you find old classmates, neighbors, friends, girl-friends, boy-friends. And, you can make new friends with those who now live in your old community.

How can you help OSC grow?
That’s simle! Send e-mails to, send snail mail to, or just call every one you know that lives/ever lived in Oklahoma, that lives/ever lived in your old home town, that went/ever went to your old school. Give them the link to Oklahoma Social Club, and tell them to join. And, tell them to start posting.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

A Marketing Secret

Want a marketing secret?

Want people to look at your site?

Then do what I just did. My site needs some SEO work. I know it, but can't afford it now. Besides, I have some time before I am ready to try to go pro. But, I keep getting new followers that make the same promises.

So, I made the following post: Yes, my site will one day need a good SEO workout. No, not now. I will let you know.

That post was made just over an hour ago. I have received e-mails from 9 SEO companies since making the post. And, you can bet that most, if not all, of those who sent me an e-mail also visited my site.

What I have just learned: Talk to possible future clients about their interest. Get just a little on the personal side if they seem open to it. Then, show/tell them how you can help them improve their product or (if they seem open to it) make their friends and family happy. The first chance they get they will be looking at your site to see if you really can help them. Photo buyers are people. They like to be liked.

Warning: Never promise more than you can deliver.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Life Happens

Life is what happens when we are busy making plans. Sometimes those plans just do not go the way you want them to go. I am not giving up, but my health is keeps forcing me to make changes to my five year plan to get into my own photography business. It is now down to the point where I have (once again) taken time off due to exhaustion. And, I am (once again) going to work a week on, and a week off. By now, I know that the only way I will be able to spend time doing photographic work is if I spend some time rebuilding my health so that I can function. And, I am at the point where I am strongly considering placing my photography plans on hold. That way I can vegetate on my time off until I get enough rest to go on an active program to rebuild my health. The way it stands now I can seldom hold my camera steady enough to click the shutter. I can hardly walk a block without stopping to rest. And, as long as I am driving truck the situation will only get worse.

I prefer to look at this situation as positively as I can. That is, I am close to retirement. Actually, my doctor tells me that I should have no problem getting 100% disability. I may not live as well, but I will not have the pressures of running a business if I choose to retire instead of start my own business. And, that is a big if. Fact is - I doubt if I can set still for retirement. I get bored easily.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Oklahoma City National Memorial

After spending two days in a motel bed I finally had enough energy to drive to downtown Oklahoma City to, once again, visit the Oklahoma City National Memorial. In this photo I am looking south from the northwest corner of the one square block complex. I will try to post a few more photos from this visit in the coming days. I would like to take the time to write a travel article about this site. That will have to come when I have more time on my hands. For now, I need rest. Tomorrow I will be back in my truck, and on the road.