Thursday, February 28, 2013

A lot has happened since my last post to this blog.  There are many new items and stories that I will be sharing with readers over the next several months.

  • Selling on Amazon is one of the big stories to share
  • Expanding the Treasure Journeys website
  • Adding a Santa / Christmas website (currently in process)
  • Adding new product lines (ongoing process)

I have been contemplating how to make Treasure Journeys more relevant and interesting to our customers.  I have come to the decision to break up what is being offered on Treasure Journeys website into possibly 3 more specific websites rather than having it as a website that offers many different none associated products.

Specifically:  Treasure Journeys will transform into a gourmet food site.  As mentioned above a Santa/Christmas website will be developed and a gift/collectible website will also be developed.  Reasoning is that I will then be able to give customers with a specific interest a more informative and more product specific to their interests.

This also allows me to be more specific to people on FB, Twitter, Linked In, and in my blogs rather than being all over the map.  Life Journeys will continue to be the main focus on sharing what is going on with the business in general and insights into what I have learned on this journey.

I would like to invite you to travel along with me on this journey and hopefully you will gain some insights that will benefit you.  Feel free to ask questions along the way.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Facts About All: 20 interesting facts about Johnny Depp

  1. Johnny Depp, along with Jude Law and Colin Farrell, replaced the late actor Heath Ledger in his last unfinished film The Imaginarium Of Doctor Parnassus.
  2. Johnny Depp won his first Golden Globe for portraying the revenge seeking, throat cutting barber in Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. He did all his own singing in the film.
  3. Johnny Depp is godfather to Helena Bonham-Carter and Tim Burton's son, Billy Ray.
  4. Johnny Depp is the only actor to ever be nominated for an Oscar in the Leading Actor category in a Disney Film for his portrayal of Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003).
  5. Johnny Depp took in $20,000,000 for his role in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest.
  6. The Pirates of the Caribbean movies are the first time Johnny Depp has ever portrayed the same character in more than one film. Johnny modelled his character, Captain Jack Sparrow, after Keith Richards and Pepe le Peu.
  7. Several magazines have praised Johnny Depp for being one of the friendliest, most respectful actors in the business when it comes to signing autographs.
  8. Johnny Depp has appeared in seven Tim Burton films: Sleepy Hollow; Charlie & the Chocolate Factory; Edward Scissorhands; Corpse Bride; Sweeney Todd; The Demon Barber of Fleet Street; Ed Wood, and Alice in Wonderland.
  9. In the past, Johnny Depp has held jobs as a gas attendant, and as a pen salesman.
  10. When Johnny Depp was a child, he used to train lizards as pets and to do tricks.
  11. Johnny Depp apparently conceived his portrayal of director Edward D. Wood Jr. in Ed Wood as a cross between Ronald Reagan (the wobbly-headed thing), the Tin Man from The Wizard of Oz(1939), and the voice of disc jockey Casey Kasem.
  12. Johnny Depp received a Star on the 'Hollywood Walk of Fame' on 19 November 1999.
  13. Johnny has a song written about him by the late famed schizophrenic Chicago street artist Wesley Willis.
  14. Johnny adopted Goldeneye, the one-eyed Andalusian horse who played Gunpowder, Ichabod Crane's steed in Sleepy Hollow, thereby saving him from the glue factory.
  15. When Johnny Depp was a child, he had an allergy to chocolate.
  16. Johnny Depp co-owns a restaurant/club in Paris called 'Man Ray' (named after avant-garde artist Man Ray) with actors Sean Penn and John Malkovich. The restaurant is located in a renovated theater and serves Tibetan cuisine.
  17. Johnny Depp purchased Bela Lugosi's Los Angeles home.
  18. Johnny was arrested in January 1999 in London when he got in a fight with paparazzi. He was also arrested one time for trashing a $1,200 dollar a night hotel in New York City.
  19. As of May 2007, Johnny Depp resides in both France and Los Angeles.
  20. Johnny Depp was close friends with Hunter S. Thompson who nicknamed him "Colonel." In Secret Window there is the book by the author on Mort's coffee table which is the very book Johnny's movie, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas was based upon. Johnny has admited that he only starred in Secret Window because he always wanted to play a character named Mort.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Love of Lavender: LAVENDER FOR DOGS

 I saw this interesting blog about Lavender use on dogs and how it calmed them as well as being useful for cuts and scratches.

Love of Lavender: LAVENDER FOR DOGS: We went to Florida for the holidays and left our dog, Max with our trusted dog sitter. A few days into the holiday she called me and said Ma...

Thursday, June 10, 2010

AT&T - Health Benefits of Almonds

AT&T - Health Benefits of Almonds

Wanted to share this with everyone today. We have almonds available on our website: Treasure Journeys They are delicious and are by Squirrel Brand Nuts for only $18.95 / 18 oz. can. Here is the link Creme Brulee Almonds

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Treasure Journeys Background

Thought I would give some background as to the humble beginnings of Treasure Journeys.  Here is a link to a interview that I did a few months ago with people for their newsletter titled  "A Journey They Treasure".

We use to list our Ebay items and the for our website.  They are great people to work with and we have found the tools very easy to work with.

We were also fortunate to do a Internet Radio interview on Everything Internet here is the link to Treasure Journeys interview.

Everything Internet is a great resource for people that want to learn about the internet and how to apply it to your business. It is based in Texas and is aired every Saturday on the internet.

Looks like I have posted quite a few links today but, I think these are very useful and informative if you are wanting to do ecommerce.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Blogger Settings for My Blog

Well now that I have decided on direction I need to set up my settings for the blog. I have just discovered that takes a person down many roads and can get puzzling at times as to what I am doing! Sometimes there is not much information available as to what the choices entail and you have to just jump in with both feet. It is scary! I don't want to make mistakes and have to go back and make changes - I would rather do it right the first time. Have gone down that other path too many times.

So here goes. I went to the settings page for Life Journeys and made my choices.

Page one - Basic settings - fairly straight forward - no hard decisions here.
Same with Publishing and formatting tabs

Comments Tab - Here you decide as to who can comment and how it is shown. I chose to show the comments and allow only registered users to make comments (I did not feel like allowing anonymous users to make visable comments - just a gut feeling)

Also chose to show back links - interested in seeing what other sites link to this blog.

Chose comment moderation and word verification for comments - Would like to see what is being written before publishing on this blog. Do not want to have certain material in my blog. This gives me the choice of what is published.

Archiving and Site Feed pretty straight forward. Site Feed I set at Full

Email and Mobile - I did not do anything with - I will not publish content from these devices.

Permissions Tab - Blog Authors and who can view are pretty straight forward.

Well that takes care of how I set up the settings on this blog. Then I discovered I wanted to make this available for following of this blog. Found out about FeedBurner - this will be the next blog discussion.

If you have comments about how you set up your blog please feel free to comment.

The Journey of Internet Selling

Struggling to decide direction for this blog and what topic to write about. After giving much thought I have decided to blog about my experiences of selling on the internet. Topics that will be discussed will cover all aspects from starting a website, deciding what to sell, promoting your website, selling on ebay, picture taking, drop shipping, using social sites, marketing tools, etc.....

I will be sharing the good and the bad. Writing about the paths I have taken going down the wrong road and the right road and what I have discovered along the way.

I will try to answer questions that readers have and also post discussions on topics related to selling on the internet. If you have experiences you would like to share you are invited to comment on topics discussed.

If this sounds interesting I would like to invite you on this life journey.