gary t coles: Fridays's Fotos -- Meet My Foxy new Neighbor - 08/26/12 08:41 PM
I just noticed that I have a new neighbor.  Normally this redhead is very shy but I did get this photo early this evening.






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Viva Latin America
 
 
 
 
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gary t coles: Silent Saturday - Wyoming Sunrise - 08/18/12 08:16 AM




Follow my blog as I give you tips and fun facts about Latin America, expatriates, relocation and making referral income.   
 
 

 
 
 
Latin America --  Isn't it about time you learned more about the opportunities for YOU?  
     
  
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
Viva Latin America
 
 
 
 
 If you are looking to
 Buy or Sell real
 estate contact
   Gary Coles  
 702-508-8440
 garytcoles@aol.com
 
 
 
Do you have questions about real estate in Latin America? We are glad to provide assistance if you are considering … (12 comments)

gary t coles: Friday's Fotos - Do You Want to Know a Secret? - 08/17/12 05:50 PM
 
 
 

 
I was excited to get a photo of these two fawns right after I took the photo of the big buck in the cemetery in Salt Lake City.  I posted it earlier today and you can see him here: 
Fridays's Fotos -- A Big Surprise  


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gary t coles: Fridays's Fotos -- A Big Surprise - 08/17/12 03:31 PM
I was recently at the VA Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah and saw this magnificent buck in a cemetery which is just down the street.  I was really amazed to see him there enjoying the big city. 



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Latin America --  Isn't it about time you learned more about the opportunities for YOU?  
     
  
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
Viva Latin America
 
 
 
 
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gary t coles: Have You Posted to Wednesday Wordles Yet? - 02/14/12 03:39 PM
Have you posted to the new group in ActiveRain -- Wednesday Wordles? 
Have fun and create word clouds that you can use in your marketing materials. Watch for different ideas in the group and share some of your own.  The images can be created at Wordle.net. Then you can modify them with different colors, shapes and fonts.
Here is a basic tutorial about Wordles: 
Fun in the Rain -- Wordles  
 

This Wordle was created from information on the AR page for the Wednesday Wordles Group. If you are a member, see if you can find your … (10 comments)

gary t coles: Free Wordles for Valentne's Day - 02/08/12 05:40 PM
Here are three Wordles that you are free to use for your Valentine's Day cards or anywhere online. 
Or if you would rather receive a card, just send me your mailing (not e-mail) address and I will send you a real card.






The text that I used for these Wordles was the poem How Do I Love Thee? by Elizabeth Barrett Browning.
How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
I love thee to the depth and breadth and height
My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight
For the ends of … (15 comments)

gary t coles: We Want You to Join a New Group in the Rain -- Wednesday Wordles - 02/08/12 05:12 PM
We want you to join a brand new group in the Rain -- Wednesday Wordles.  
This group is a place to share any Wordles that you have created.  Wordles are "word clouds" that are created from text or from the text on a web-page.  
The images can be modified with different colors, shapes and fonts.  They are fun and can be used in your posts or printed materials.  You can create you own Wordles at Wordle.net.  
We would also love to see any tips, tutorials or interesting ways to use your Wordles.
One basic tutorial is: 
Fun in the Rain … (9 comments)

gary t coles: SEO and Your Images - 02/07/12 11:10 PM
Have you stopped and considered SEO and Your Images?  
One of the most important things about writing for the web is to remember to write for the viewer and not just for the search engine.  It is critical to have a visually appealing site or your viewer will leave and probably never return.If you only use text, your page is not going to be very interesting so you should add pictures and/or images.
But search engines are not able to interpret your images. In a sense the search engine is just like a non-visual human browsing the web.  
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gary t coles: Lynn B. Friedman - Look What She Has Done in the Rain - 02/06/12 10:11 PM
You may recognize Lynn B. Friedman because she has given a lot of her time and energy to create the 2012 Big Jumpstart Blog Challenge.
I met Lynn by reading a comment she made about a year ago. I went to her blog to see if I liked her posts with the idea that if they were as good as the comment I would subscribe.
To my surprise, she had not written any posts.  I then looked at some of the other comments she had written on various posts and they were all thoughtful and well written. I subscribed … (8 comments)

gary t coles: My Top Ten Rules for Content on the Web - 02/05/12 10:20 PM
You have a great topic and now you just want someone to read your post and to come back for more.  If viewers don't like your site or blog they leave and they may never return. 
How can you keep them?  You need to follow some basic rules for the content of anything that you write. 
Here are my top ten rules for content on the web.

Make your content accurate and original. Even though you may know your subject, research can give you fresh ideas and possible tips that you might have missed.  If you use material … (10 comments)

gary t coles: From a Comment to a Subscription - 02/04/12 08:47 PM
There are many ways to meet interesting people and in this case I met Nancy Hankin by reading one of her comments.
The comment was fantastic and then I found that her posts were very interesting so I subscribed to her blog. 

I like the way that Nancy describes herself as "In the People Business Since 1965 Using Old Fashioned Service with New Fashioned Technology!"

I've often felt too many people feel you have to choose between technology and giving people oriented service.  I also feel that a lot of agents feel that you must be in … (13 comments)

gary t coles: This Isn't Las Vegas - 02/03/12 09:11 PM


This isn't Las Vegas.  It seems that often it is assumed that since I am from Las Vegas that all my photos will be from Las Vegas.  Today I had a chance to watch sled dog races in Southwestern Wyoming.  The Race ran from Jackson Hole, Wyoming to Park City, Utah. I really enjoyed the race except I forgot my snowshoes and when I decided I wanted to get closer for photos to share, I had to struggle a couple  of hundred yards through chest deep snow. I hope you think the photos are worth it. 



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gary t coles: Are You Bored? - 02/02/12 11:46 PM
Are You Bored?

Well, don't be. 

Sit down, relax and listen to one of the recorded Webinars or tutorials from ActiveRain University.  I just completed a Webinar, "Farming on Facebook", and it was packed with great information about using Facebook for your business. 

Newbies might like  "Rainmaker Orientation" while more experienced bloggers will find some great tips in "SEO".  Tutorials range from "Writing Your First Blog Post" and "Inserting a Picture" to "Referral Network" and "Youtube Blog". 

There are tutorials and Webinars that will be interesting to everyone and they are all packed … (8 comments)

gary t coles: Fun in the Rain -- Wordles - 02/02/12 06:06 PM
I just had a featured post (What is the Last Thing You Taught Someone?) and I promised to write two more posts.  Here is the first one.  It is a basic tutorial on Wordles.  Wordles are "word clouds" that are created from text or from the text on a web-page.  The images can be modified with different colors, shapes and fonts.  They are fun and can be used in your posts or printed materials.  You can create your own Wordles at Wordle.net.




Here is a basic Wordle made from the ActiveRain home page:



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gary t coles: Stop, Look and Listen --That's How to Find Topics for Your Posts - 02/01/12 11:53 PM
Are you serious about finding topics and creating great posts for your blogs?  One of the things that slows down many bloggers is the search for topics.

How can you find some great subjects.  My advice is Stop, Look and Listen. 


Stop -- Too often we are so absorbed in our day to day work to pay attention the things around us.  It is like the old saying, "Stop and smell the roses".  We need time and interests away from the day to day pressures.  When life is balanced we find interesting things that it is fun … (56 comments)

gary t coles: ActiveRain University - Ya Gotta Luv It - 01/30/12 07:22 PM
Ya Gotta Luv it - I'm talking about ActiveRain University.
Just think about any website or software that you use and ask yourself, "Do they provide excellent training to help you use the site or product?" 
Think about the sites you visit:  Facebook, Twitter and others  -- chances are there is no significant training unless you pay extra or go to a third party site.  Most sites and software companies must not even have live people because there is no way to reach them.
ActiveRain is the greatest -- there is an ActiveRain University with great classes and … (13 comments)

gary t coles: A Year of Growing Rich: Overcome Fear to Reach Your Goal - 01/30/12 03:13 PM
A Year of Growing Rich:  Overcome Fear to Reach Your Goal
 

 

This is the 40th week of a 52 week motivational journey and I want to invite you along.  Each week, I will touch on one of the chapters from Napoleon Hill's book titled  A Year of Growing Rich and subtitled "52 Steps to Achieving Life's Rewards."     If you would like you can pick up a new or used copy from Amazon for as low as a few cents  -- a great investment in your future.  Previous posts in this series can be accessed by clicking here.   … (6 comments)

gary t coles: What is the Last Thing You Taught Someone? - 01/29/12 11:12 PM
The 2012 BIG Jumpstart Blog Challenge has created a lot of awareness and interest in many things -- but one thing has always been very visible in the Rain and that is members sharing experiences and the best ways to do things.  

The ActiveRain philosophy (Weltanschauung) says:
"ActiveRain believes that it is in the best interests of real estate professionals to build a community that is focused on educating one another. ActiveRain believes its future depends on members of all experience levels openly sharing their experiences and best practices with others in the field. This communal dialogue offers a … (43 comments)

gary t coles: Recap for Weeks 3 & 4 of 2012 with Update on Yazmine - 01/29/12 02:32 PM
The December Posting Challenge kept many of us in touch and I am continuing with a recap each week. I'm behind so here is the recap for weeks three and four of 2012.
My office manager Yazmine (a Siamese and great friend) has developed severe kidney problems and many of you have asked me to continue updates.
Yazmine has been doing much better.  I have been giving her subcutaneous fluids most days.  Most of the time she doesn't seem to mind the needle but once in a while her little meow sounds just like someone saying ouch.  Today I was … (11 comments)

gary t coles: Horse-Drawn Carriages in Cartagena - 01/29/12 12:32 AM
As many of you know, my specialty is Latin America. I've decided this year to watch for posts that show a little bit about some of the wonderful places and re-blog them.  And, if you would like to know more about retirement homes, second homes or investments please contact me or go to my website, Paradise4Gringos.com. 
A friend of mine is working and traveling in Colombia.  He WAS in Thailand.  What a life, huh?  I thought that it would be good to share some pictures of his travels.  I'd love for other people to get to see some of the … (7 comments)

 
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