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COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM THIS EVENING TO 2 AM EDT WEDNESDAY * WHAT...Up to one foot of inundation above ground level expected in vulnerable areas near the waterfront and shoreline. * WHERE...New York (Manhattan), Bronx, Northwestern Suffolk, Northern Nassau, Northern Queens and Northeastern Suffolk Counties. * WHEN...From 9 PM this evening to 2 AM EDT Wednesday. * IMPACTS...Minor flooding is expected in the most vulnerable locations near the waterfront and shoreline. Expect around 1 to locally 2 feet of inundation above ground level in low lying, vulnerable areas. Some roads and low lying property including parking lots, parks, lawns and homes/businesses with basements near the waterfront will experience shallow flooding. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...There is still uncertainty on when the peak surge arrives. This forecast is based on a worst case scenario, with a 2-3 ft surge coming in at the time of high tide Tuesday Night. If the surge peaks earlier, then water levels and inundation will be less than forecast.

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Blogging: Advantages and Disadvantages Advantages: If your goal is to position yourself as an expert and build credibility, then blogging should become a part of your marketing mix. The same applies to individuals selling informational ...

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Blogging: Advantages and Disadvantages

Advantages:
If your goal is to position yourself as an expert and build credibility, then blogging should become a part of your marketing mix. The same applies to individuals selling informational products.

According to one blogging expert, "a blog is a platform from which to lobby, network and influence sales. It's a way to circumvent traditional media and analysts."

Blogs can help drive traffic to your website and increase your page rank. The search engines, including Google, love blogs.

Disadvantages:

I never heard any business professional say that blogging had increased their earnings or improved their bottomline.

Many blogs lack quality content or practical tips. Most of the time, a blog resembles the author's journal or diary. Some sort of an outlet for self-expression. Readers couldn't care less about the author's thoughts or philosophy on life.

You do not distribute your blog to a list of subscribers. The reader has to go out and look for it.

Some experts maintain that in the near future blogs will be an integral part of an effective online marketing strategy. But there are other alternatives for sharing valuable information with your clients or prospects, such as white papers, electronic newsletters, bulletin boards, etc.

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1.Stay out of your comfort zone. As one famous author suggests: "Security is for cadavers."

2.When you are ready to quit, you are closer to success than you think. According to an old Chinese saying: "The temptation to quit will be greatest just before you are about to succeed."

3.Take things one day at a time. Don't look too far into the future, just stay focused on the present moment.

4.Keep on moving forward. Never stop learning, improving, growing or investing. "Small daily improvements eventually result in huge advantages."

5.Watch your competitors closely, but pay more attention to what YOU are doing.

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