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Viqi French
Writer and Publicist

Monday, December 10

Free Stuff For Bloggers, Small Business Owners, Web Masters

Wow! I was only searching for a free space to host my PDF writing samples, new ebooks I've authored as a ghostwriter, strategic marketing plans and the like. What I stumbled upon was

There's like a gazillion wonderful sites listed here. It seems to be really useful free web stuff, too. Plenty of goods for small business owners, web site owners, and bloggers... Free ebooks, free white papers, free sounds, free freelance services listings, free freeware, free family stuff, and too much more to list.

Heck, there's probably a "free freebies" category there, too. Not sure what that would be, but they, no doubt have it at The Free Site.

By the way, for more about my freelance writer and public relations services, feel "free" to visit my business website:

Wednesday, September 19

Leave O.J. Alone - Switch to Gin and Juice (videos)

Football legend O.J. Simpson was arrested in Las Vegas for an alleged commando-style retaking of his own sports memorabilia.  The former Hertz spokesman is again in jail, harkening to his days of being accused for the murder of his wife, Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend, Ron Goldman.

If you thought the "Leave X alone" video trend was subsiding, think again. Britney Spears defender Chris Crocker started it, and next came a wave of parody comedians videos such as Seth Green. Now, a tsunami of sports fans are hitting the Internet with comic turns about none other than infamous accused murder suspect, football hall of famer O.J. Simpson.

The O.J. news that triggered his YouTube video stardom? He attempted to retrive, commando-style, his own sports memorabilia from a collector who may have obtained this lucrative sports merchandise illegally himself. The charges are serious and include kidnapping.

Jeeze, Paris Hilton getting drunk again, after swearing she wouldn't, can't even get the media attention she seems to crave, thanks to OJ... Really: Thanks, OJ!

Leave O.J. Simpson Alone (video #1)

Leave O.J. Simpson Alone (video #2)

Not Just O.J., Have Gin and the Juice Instead (video #3)


Wednesday, September 12

#1 Britney Fans Cries "Leave Britney Alone!" to MTV VMA Haters

I'm not sure that Madonna fans ever grew quite so emotional over the "Material Girl," but her protegee, Britney Spears, certainly is bringing them to tears. Britney's lackluster performance on the MTV VMA show sort of bumped Osama bin Laden's latest video off the front burner. Now Britney's emotionally wrought, #1 fan -- Chris Crocker -- seems to be upstaging even her.

One gets the impression that Britney's burned out from it all, wants to pack up it all up and go back to home to Louisiana, to simpler times. If that's true, she deserves a hand for even agreeing to do the VMA show, showing up in Las Vegas (even though it appears she wasn't truly in the mood), and getting into the studio to record "Gimme More" in the first place.

I like that "Gimme More" borrows the spirit of Madonna's "Vogue." It seems that Britney is otherwise picking right up in the drama department where now-mature mother Madonna left off, too. I only wish that Britney had been nearly as animated during her VMA performance as Madonna, or even her hysterical YouTube fan Chris Crocker is in defending her.

If you haven't seen this crying fan rant and rave "Leave Britney alone!," here's the video -- threats and all... He needs a sedative.

Chris Crocker (YouTube video star) - Back up, Britney haters!

Britney Spears video compilation - "Gimme More"

Madonna video - "Vogue"

Hater Links:
Clay Cane (Gimme "no" More)
HollyScoop (After Party with no panties)

Lover Links:
Blogger News Network (Intelligent post about the girls and the bigger issues)
BritneySpy (MTV forced to remove all Britney VMA video from online)

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Saturday, September 1

Buzz Marketing, MySpace Millionairess, Gay Cruising

Sen. Larry Craig and the gay cruising sex scandal are currently among the most searched for information.  No plans to here to use this gay cruise info, but inquiring minds want to know!

Imagine this: I've been online almost all evening and haven't read a single Britney Spears private parts exposed story, haven't noticed a link to Britney's new music video (which I hear is hot on YouTube), nor any stories about Britney Spears and Kevin Federline's stormy divorce and child custody battle.

So what the heck am I reading that's so engaging? Here's where I've been, and you might like these sites, too:

1. Buzz Marketing by Dean Hunt. Part genius, part snake oil salesman, Dean Hunt knows a lot about a lot, he says. He followers, it seems, agree. Dean Hunt's Buzz Marketing Services page tells people to "go away" because he's too busy making money online and elsewhere as a copywriter and Internet entrepreneur. His Buzz Marketing site is an extremely engaging read, and he's the master of the tease: he gets you very interested in a topic, then says that only his subscribers will be given his secret techniques. All of that said, if you're into SEO article writing and want to know how to get to the top on, Dean Hunt provides the best instructions for doing so!

2. Ashley Qualls is only 17, but she's made over $1 million in Google ad revenue from her website, She's proud that her site generates more traffic than Oprah Winfrey's does. Obviously well targeted, gives away glitzy, free MySpace page layouts that appeal to girls. But as Diddy and Biggie rapped years ago, mo' money brings mo' problems. According to the story about Ashley's in Fast Company, success has caused riffs in her family. Maybe behind every dot-com mogul, there's a National Enquirer story in the making.

3. I've also been studying-up on gay sex signals, in the wake of the Senator Larry Craig and his alleged use of same. An article at Slate, titled Bathroom Sex FAQ, says that foot-tapping in a bathroom stall so the guy in the next one over can see your shoe is an old and well-known gay cruising custom. I chuckled when the article said that in the eighties, a sexual position that men frequently used in the mens room at Bloomingdale's in New York City involved one guy sitting on the toilet, while the other stood in front of him for oral sex -- get this -- with his feet planted inside two Bloomingdale's shopping bags. We'll never look at those brown shopping bags the same!

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