Thursday’s Traffic Exchange Live was full of all kinds of antics and especially “Foot” jokes (by the dozens). This will be a short update today, however… because I somehow managed to overwrite my notes. Oops. I was also a little late getting there because I had to make a run to the bank yesterday because the check I was waiting for was delivered by the post office about ten minutes before TE Live started (figures).

Anyway, I still have SOME stuff from yesterday and some pictures, so let’s take a look…

A Touch of Thursday on Traffic Exchange Live:

  • Jon Olson, Tim Linden, and John Guanzon were all on board Thursday.
  • The mystery chick known by all of TE Live only as “The Foot” was hanging out with Jon again today.
  • Jon has introduced The Foot to the wonders of surfing. She surfed I Love Hits and ThumbVu yesterday while we watched and listened.
  • The Foot had lots of questions about surfing and traffic exchanges. Listening to Jon try to answer her questions was rather entertaining Thursday.
  • There were so many bad Foot puns made yesterday I can’t even begin to tell them all. Some examples: She could start her own traffic exchange (“Foot Traffic”). Splash pages could carry a tag like “Trampling through traffic exchanges”. Etc. (*groan*)
  • The littlest Mini-Tim came in and waved hi, then bye to Jon, and Tim took off shortly after. This was especially cute because usually she just stares at Jon when he waves to her, as if she’s thinking, “What are you doing, you crazy goofy man?”


  • James Vest asked a question about some sites promoted in traffic exchanges that was discussed for a while.
  • Jon felt a little bit better on Thursday, but wasn’t at all looking forward to Thursday evening’s “boot camp workout”.
  • Jon showed us an iPod thingy he bought so he can strap his iPod to his arm while he works out, then demonstrated it.
  • Jon is now a “professional work-outer”.
  • Discussion of making a trip to Vegas. John said he could go if it was within the next month (since he has a baby on the way).
  • Discussion of John’s baby coming. Jon to John: “You don’t get to sleep anymore.”
  • John: “What is this sleep you speak of?”
  • Jon said he was lucky with his son, who slept 12 hours a night most nights as a baby.
  • I posted yesterday’s blog post towards the end of TE Live yesterday and Jon read parts of it on air. Discussion in the room of how we’ll be able to track Jon’s weight loss through screenshots on the blog.
  • GIVEAWAYS: No giveaways today.
  • I CALL YOU OUT ABOVE, YOU GET LINKAGE: Samurai Hits (James Vest)
  • ALSO ON THE SCENE: A. Dillard, Charles Smith, Lynne Sherman, Dorena Begonia, Paul Brown, Kjell Lindstrom, Ram Kumar, Rhonda Morton, Stephen Whittle, Wanda Robinson, Brenda Broyles, Richard “Dehawkinz”, Ian Bakewell, John Wagner, Andrea Smith, Sean Supplee – and of course, Jerry Iannucci, Winter Perkins, and Randy Ritter (I think I left Jerry and Randy off yesterday’s post, sorry guys)
  • QUOTE OF THE DAY: “Hey Lynn, here’s a Quote of the Day for you.” – John Guanzon


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So, Lynn M. Is In The Deep Freeze Again: There is freezing rain falling outside my window as I type this morning. My mother (two hours north) reports her windshield is already covered with sleet. Oh, joy. (ADDENDUM: About 20 minutes after I initially wrote that, it’s now snowing like mad and covering everything.)

Lynn M.’s Traffic Tidbit of the Day: According to my e-mail today, it seems that Techy Tim Rash has taken out the human factor in drawings and has programmed the promo today at Tezak Traffic Power, Fast Easy Traffic, and Traffic-Splash to automatically do the drawing. The Magic Game will keep track of those meeting the surfing requirements during a set time period, and then randomly select the winners and “automagically” award the prizes. So that’s pretty cool! For surfing 100 pages (at either or all) today, there will be seven winners each of 210 credits, 2100 banner impressions, and 2100 text impressions; for those that surf 250 pages, there will be 21 cash prize winners. So that’s a total of 42 winners at each exchange, and as always, you don’t have to surf all three, but your chances of winning increase a bunch if you do! So go surf Tezak Traffic Power, Fast Easy Traffic, and Traffic-Splash today, you might win stuff!

Surf’s Up Site of the Day: Hit Lion

Why: Connie’ s giving away a bunch of prizes today & having a 2-for-1 credit special, go see!

Hey, Check This Out: Guess what? William Brant’s awesome 13 Deadly Traffic Exchange Tragedies is now free! This is something you really need in your arsenal of education if you are using traffic exchanges regularly, it’s a great read and very, very educational and information that everyone promoting in traffic exchanges needs. Get yourself a free copy of 13 Deadly Traffic Exchange Tragedies today, if you’ve not got it already!

OK, as I’m finishing today’s blog post there’s snow falling like mad outside and covering everything in sight, and the temperature is dropping as I type, so ’til tomorrow (or Monday if I’m too frozen this weekend), I am your TE Live snowbunny I mean, reporter with the scoop on the scene…