This will be a shorter one today because this morning got away from me in a big way and suddenly the next thing I knew, it was almost time for today’s post to go out and I hadn’t written it yet (oops), so I’m a little late today… plus I didn’t take very good notes yesterday, though I don’t know that what I’m about to post vs. whatever I’m not posting about means you missed much. We were all kinda having a blah, slow, lazy-ish day at Traffic Exchange Live yesterday, and it wasn’t anything to do with Thanksgiving really (besides the fact that most of the attendees were Canadian anyway). It wasn’t a boring afternoon by any means, maybe we were all just tired, I know I’ve been thoroughly wrecked this week.

Anyhoo, so without further ado, let’s get down to it…

Turkey Thursday on Traffic Exchange Live:

  • It was Jon Olson and John Guanzon in ‘da house again on Thursday, though John had to leave us early for Thanksgiving dinner with his family. Tim Linden was MIA again but with good reason – I think I read somewhere that he had not one, not two, but THREE Thanksgiving dinners to attend. (Where’d he put it all is what I wanna know, Tim’s not that big a guy!)
  • We actually had a kinda semi-serious/educational discussion, several of them, today, including a long one about this MLM-ish pitch presentation Jon had attended and that evolved into a long discussion about various MLM stuff, pseudo-MLMs, etc.
  • Kevin Bailey updated the room on the Cowboys’ score throughout the afternoon.
  • Jon Olson REALLY loves his marker. (photo below)
  • We watched Jon surf again and critique pages (this is always fun and always very, very interesting and quite educational). In something like 40-50 pages at three traffic exchanges, we only saw three truly branded pages (and one of them could have used a little more something or other) and saw generic affiliate sales page after page – including the looooong generic affiliate page for Perfect Traffic Storm three times at the same exchange. Of course, I surf all the time and see the same things, but it’s really eye-opening to watch someone else do it and point out exactly what’s wrong with all the dozens of ill-advised non-branded pages we see surfing. Just say no to generic affiliate pages, people! Jon Olson gets angry when he sees these in droves. :)
  • Speaking of Jon’s surfing yesterday, we did indeed see Jon Atwood’s newly remodeled and branded page in rotation (after Jon dogged him live on air the other day about the one he previously had in there, heh). Hooray for you, Jon A., nice page!
  • Always a pleasure to have Ian Bakewell hanging out in TE Live, as he did much of the afternoon, and we spent a good bit talking with him telling us about new stuff afoot with Easy Surf Exchange (including a new mail setup, if you’re a member you probably got a confirmation mail yesterday asking you to confirm it so they could switch you over – look for it if you don’t recall seeing it). It sounds like lots of neat and cool things are on the way with ESE so keep an eye out for that! I won’t spoil any of the surprises here (things like that are why you shouldn’t ever miss a day of TE Live, hehe).
  • Other reasons you should never miss TE Live: traffic exchanges (more than one) that all of a sudden decide to give anyone in there 2-for-1, 3-for-1, etc., in credits that day. (Shhhhh, I’m not saying where, you shoulda been there, ya missed out!)  ;)
  • And that’s about where my notes for yesterday stop, LOL. We did actually spend a fair amount of time in discussion about the MLM-ish thing and in reviewing TE pages in rotation, which was all super info and really educational pretty much, so that all took up a good bit of the time yesterday. So see, we don’t goof off ALL the time in TE Live, heh heh.
  • Congrats again to Kym Robinson of Traffic Showdown, who popped in to visit a bit and mentioned TS had moved up in Affiliate Funnel rankings this week. You go, girl!
  • In closing, Jon called it an early day so he could go play (what else?) Call of Duty (which was OK with me ‘cos I’d just found out the new Dash game was out and was itching to play it and played the whole thing in one night as usual). Today’s TE Live should be interesting as he warned us he was probably going to be coming in with a hangover today. (Too bad he didn’t broadcast live AFTER he got home from wherever last night, that probably would have been a total hoot…)
  • WINNERS: I could be wrong but I don’t think there was a giveaway on Thursday. John Guanzon did tell us he’s going to be giving away a copy of his new book soon.
  • ALSO ON THE SCENE: Darren Olander, Armi Niemi, Walter Mulder, Inga, Bert Daniels, Michael Blair, probably a few others I forgot to write down (I’m sooo sorry I took such lousy notes yesterday, I am just wrecked this week) – and, of course, Randy Ritter, Jerry Iannucci, and me, i.e. 3/4 of the daily peanut gallery (Winter was MIA turkeying, I think).
  • QUOTE OF THE DAY: “Whatever it was when I plugged it in.” – Jon Olson

P.S. Some of you may wind up with two or three post snippets in one e-mail today or tomorrow if you’re subscribed to my blog by e-mail – I apologize if you didn’t get an e-mail yesterday or don’t get it today. I’ll stop changing the send time, I promise! If I don’t get one done in time one day, it’ll just have to wait ’til the next day. LOL.

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So, Lynn M. Is FREEZING, Dang It: The temperature gauge in my car read 51 degrees a little while ago when I went out to run an errand, but it feels colder than that in my house today. I’ve stayed cold for the past 24 hours. I know those of you in the North probably think that all sounds funny, but we just don’t tolerate winter weather too well down here.

Lynn M.’s Traffic Tidbit of the Day: Well, I barely got my daily surfing in last night in time because I kept falling asleep last night (and kept waking up with cats on top of me, usually two but once three) so I don’t know anything terribly exciting or profound or cool today. But in the course of trying to squeeze all that in real quick, I discovered that I’d won 750 credits at Traffic Gold Rush the other day that I didn’t know I’d won. I also won $5 from Max Traffic Pro in that two-day Turkey Strut/Bash thing, and know I didn’t win anything at Tezak, but have no idea if I won anything yet at Fast Easy Traffic or Traffic Gold Rush in that deal. I don’t do the contests so much anymore so when I do make a point of making myself eligible for one, I get all impatient wanting to know if I won or not like a little kid on the schoolyard, heh. (I also was pleasantly surprised to see my first commission from TE List Building already paid yesterday, thank you Mr. Guanzon!)

Surf’s Up Site of the Day: Easy Surf Exchange

Why: Because Ian says cool new stuff is coming, woohoo!

Check This Out: Has your computer been running slow recently? You might wanna take a look at this free report right here.

’til tomorrow, I am your very tired and sleepy and wrecked but working her plan and happy about it girl reporter on the TE Live scene… LOL…