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China Blocked Blogger…..the switch from blogger to wordpress

In websites by Michael Michelini10 Comments

What a mess, haven’t been able to post to my blog because was banned in China. That now adds to the list under youtube and the occassional not working…makes you wonder how the choose. I am told its because someone wrote anti-government propoganda on a blogger account, so the government here has blocked all blogger accounts. Sure I …

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Expat Joys – Passport Visa in China

In china business by Michael Michelini3 Comments

having dinner with Brent today, discussing chinese visas, passport expirations, all those worries one needs when traveling in a country that requires a passport visa, and then I realized my current visa expires TOMORROW!!!!! Basically, after dinner, quickly met Bas and Maritess and Charlotte, who have just arrived from the Phillipines, and rush to the border before midnight strikes and …

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What drives people to blog?

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——The best studies we can find say we are a nation of over 20 million bloggers, with 1.7 million profiting from the work, and 452,000 of those using blogging as their primary source of income. That’s almost 2 million Americans getting paid by the word, the post, or the click — whether on their site or someone else’s. And that’s …

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Desparate Email – is it this bad in usa?

In corporate world by Michael Michelini2 Comments

Today I received an email from a friend back in the US. I will not disclose the person, but it made me realize “is it that bad in USA?”. I remember back when I was home in America, people were buying houses, maxing up credit cards. Didn’t seem to be hard to find a job. Could always get by. Now …

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Featured on Chinese Radio – Laptop Stolen

In china business by Michael Michelini9 Comments

Yesterday was invited to a special dinner party for a radio show. The radio show showcases new restaurants in the area and takes guests to rate the food and atmosphere. I was the only foreigner (white guy) in a table of 12 or so. The owner / manager of the restaurant was also there. I took my laptop bag with …

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Featured on a Chinese PR Site!!!

In china seo by Michael Michelini14 Comments

Pretty awesome, my speech at the Xiamen SEO event was posted on a Chinese PR site Amazing, the photo is HILARIOUS! Translation is discussing my speech about SEO keyword research, importance of organizing your strategy before building a website, and the internet startup in Shenzhen, China that I am part of. Lets see how much coverage comes from …

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spent hours registering for so many social media sites

In websites by Michael Michelini6 Comments

Spent hours this sunday afternoon registering for all these various social media sites – a pretty cool service here and it brought me right to the registration page. Sometimes I had no idea what I was signing up for until getting into the website and looking around. Twitter, facebook, and the normal I was using, but I realize these …

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Now Going 100% Internet and SEO

In websites by Michael Michelini7 Comments

Going through the travels, and mainly I’ve been always “tiptoeing” around the internet, but maybe not confident to do it 100%. Mobatech I was getting into sales and marketing, which lead to new york bar store, to shadstone – and in shadstone I was going to make it a marketing company, but decided instead of doing marketing for others, I …

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Easter Sunday in China

In china business by Michael Michelini2 Comments

Scary thing is, I didn’t realize it was going to be Easter Sunday until yesterday (Holy Saturday)! Have been traveling the past few days, caught up with work, and in China there aren’t many reminders about a Christian holiday! Spending the day at Bas’s house with him, Brent, and Dave – Mexican Taco night! Including a photo from a expat …

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SalesLion Go-Live and Birthday Bash

In websites by Michael Michelini4 Comments

Been so busy hard to keep posting on the blog. Insane amount of working getting Sales Lion live, did get to sneak in a cake today with the staff. Images attached. post more later ======= adding 4/12/2009 my horoscope for 2009. Think this below is pretty true, especially lately….still rather unpredictable future in the short term here, trying my best. …

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Launching Finnish SalesLion Survey

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Making great progress with the Finnish Sales Lion Taking the Sales Lion survey, you’ll receive a free e-book in finnish on how to sell on the internet, as well as preferential rates and beta usage for our great new system – Sales Lion! this is the first .fi website I’ve been involved with, and being in China with a …

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Reflecting, maybe its my birthday coming

In motivation by Michael Michelini2 Comments

I think its because my birthday is coming, and that causes me to reflect on the past year, where i am going, what I want to be, and what is most important in my life. I definitely could not have predict the path my startup life would have taken me, here is a quick overview: ============= 2003 – (Mobatech) during …

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China, Finland, Euro, RMB – how lucky US English is

In china business by Michael Michelini3 Comments

The longer I’m outside of USA the more I realize how easy it was to do business. Everyone spoke the same language, everything was in US Dollars. The past couple weeks, i’m dealing with currency risk in my budgets, translating chinese legal documents for staff, and receiving finnish language website requests (a new website coming soon Sales Lion – let …

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Baby Christening in Phillipines & Jeepny Riding

In family friends by Michael Michelini3 Comments

me hanging off a tricycle taxi…..about to head into town from the hotel. Bas and Charlotte, his new daughter. Regular traffic day in Angeles, Pamapanga, Phillipines A typical bar…..which girl are you going to pick? This is amazing to watch the old white guys calling a waitress over…and the waitress uses a lazer pointer to signal which girl will come …

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In Phillipines, going to be a godfather!

In family friends by Michael Michelini5 Comments

Just arrived yesterday, in Angeles, Pampanga, Phillipines with Bas. he’s a new father and I am gonna be the godfather of his daughter – Charlotte Victoria. Baby christening will be Sunday. ITS SO HOT HERE. Staying in a resort hotel, but the pool is green…under construction. Life is out of control….guess I like it this way. At least I have …