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How to send a link that will add a calendar subscription

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If you have a calendar that you want to help a friend subscribe, this is how you do it:

Send them a link with the following <url> followed by the calendar id.

The url is as follow:

https://www.google.com/calendar/render?cid=

For example, if the calendar id is 2skpnamedhqnlhfesc3l77qvkk@group.calendar.google.com

then send them a link as follow:


https://www.google.com/calendar/render?cid=2skpnamedhqnlhfesc3l77qvkk@group.calendar.google.com

Try it out by clicking here.

When the link opens, Google Calendar will ask whether or not to add the calendar


The Malaysian School Holiday calendar is used in this example

Google Platform for Management Part 1

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The following are some of the ways I use Google platform to manage my time, team and projects.

Reminders

For simple reminders to perform something on a given day, a calendar entry works best. Set it either to occur once or repeat daily, weekly or monthly. Examples for such reminders are: writing weekly reports, paying subscriptions, having a regular 1-on-1.



Task Follow ups

To follow up on tasks, the task option is best. There are two ways of creating tasks.

Click on add to task while you are reading a mail. When you do that the tasks will have a link to that mail. Only one mail can be linked to a task. Create a task directly.

The task option is great when you need to take notes and keep track of progress, you can place notes in the task and change the due date of the task as you proceed. However, there are limitations to the task feature.

The entries in the task is personal and cannot be assigned to others. If you are using the browser interface, you cannot set a reminder for it to pop up lik…

Ideas on How to Find Topics for Earning Online Part 2

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In the previous article, I suggested that getting topics from movies, restaurant reviews and online forums. I will continue with other areas in your life where you can get ideas and inspirations for topics to write.


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Bedtime Stories or Parenting

Do you make your own bedtime stories or make up things to entertain your children. Share what you do, new parents would love to have ideas on how to bring up their own children. For example when my daughter was younger she had difficulty recognizing abc. Initially I was frustrated but at the end I devised a method to help her remember. I found out later that this was a common difficulty for young children. She has grown out of this phase but I hope that I am able to help other children with similar difficulty.

Travel or Holidays

Did you go to a new place or country for a holiday. Why not write about your experience? Did you see something unusual, walking fish, beautiful sceneries or…

Tips on How to Promote Your Website or Articles Online

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Search Engines

Many websites are created daily so it is not possible for search engines know of them. When you start your website, it is your job as the owner to let the search engines know the site.  The easiest way is to submit your sitemap to the search engines. Most search engines accept the RSS feed for your site as the sitemap. SEO or search engine optimization is useless if your website is not even in the search engine. You can submit your sitemap to Google using the Google Webmaster and to Bing and Yahoo using Bing WebMaster. Having your website indexed by the search engine will not generate traffic to your site automatically but will help. The next stage is to announce your articles to potential readers and fans using social networking sites like Twitter, StumbleUpon, Digg, Facebook and GooglePlus.





Social Network Sites

One important thing to remember about social networking sites is the effectiveness depends on the size of your network. If you on the site and do not have anyone …

How to Make up Bedtime Stories

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It is fun to make up your own bedtime stories and it provides a great opportunity to spend time with your children. I managed to tell stories I created for seven months before I ran out of ideas and my children lost interest.




Topic

The first step in making a story come up with a topic. Ways of coming up with a topic include:

Think of something your children are interested in.Ask your children for a topic.Think of something lesson you want to teach your children.
Use Words that Your Children can Relate to

To engage children, it is important to provide them with things that are familiar with or can associate with. It will make it easier for them to visualize the story.

For example, in the Moths and Butterflies story, I started with fairies. Children know fairies can fly and to them butterflies and moths look like worms, hence the story.

I used a similar approach in Dinosaurs. Dinosaurs look like scaly and mutated version of animals we know today. Diseases and germs were used to explain the sc…

Ideas on How to Find Topics for Earning Online

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One struggle for new bloggers is to find a topic. This is especially true for those who want to write and submit articles to blog to earn money. Here are some suggestions to help address this challenge.




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Movies

Have you seen a movie lately? If you have, why not write a review about the movie? Discuss the story line, what was good about the movie, what was bad about the movie? Did you go to the movie with your children or friends, if you did then share their comments or reactions to the movie? Was there anything memorable about the movie? Maybe there were some questions that others might be interested in such as did the movie contains nudity. Some of the movie reviews were on movies I recently watched such as Ted, Looper (a movie with Bruce Willis) and Skyfall (the latest Bond movie).

Instead of movies, you could also write about television series, especially new series that has just been released like Last Resortor The Legend o…

Obtaining RSS feed from the writing websites and its uses

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When it comes to providing feed into this site for my other writing sites, a rss feed is required. The same applies if you want to automatically publish your articles on Facebook (via NetworkedBlogs).


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Some sites make it easy for you. The following are the rss for the sites I write for.

Note that in each case, strovek is my username, if you need it for your own user name, just replace it strovek with your username for the site.


Triond     http://www.triond.com/feed/user/pen_name/strovekExpertsPages http://expertspages.com/author/strovek/feedBukisahttp://www.bukisa.com/rss/author/StrovekWikinuthttp://www.wikinut.com/arss~sohnm/Strovek/rss.xml Blogger
(using this site
as a sample) http://interloperview.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=rss
  or
http://interloperview.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default
I was not able to find the url to obtain the rss feed for ExpertsColumn. From what I can tell, the site uses Drupal…