Svaha Spirit Series ~ Another Great TEDTalk

I think this video, a tongue-in-cheek analysis by Sebastian Wernicke could also be translated for bloggers. He show how statistical information can help you create the optimal TED Talk. We use Google Analytics to see what content is viewed more, which days and times have more traffic on Tara Cronica. I like to check it a couple times a week and find it really useful information. Google Analytics stopped working for about three weeks and it drove me crazy! I love seeing what draws more readers in regard to content ect. Bonnie introduced me to TED Talks last year, they are so varied and it’s easy to get lost in them as I did here. Enjoy!

Lies, damned lies and statistics (about TEDTalks)


Stop Lying To Me!

Bonnie Johnson's PostI’ve reached my limit.  I’m so sick of the lies.  Every where I turn someone else is lying to me and I’ve had enough.  I’m talking to the marketers and advertisers of the world and the companies that employ you.lying_ad

Do you really think that I’m naive enough to believe that my eye lashes will grow over an inch when I wear your mascara?  I’m on to you and the fact that your models are wearing ridiculously long false eye lashes and pretending they were created just by using your product.  You don’t even have the decency to be subtle anymore, to make us wonder just a little, you just blatantly lie about it.

Stop telling me the cat food I buy is a healthy serving of “Seafood with Ocean Fish, Albacore Tuna, Salmon, and Crab” when in fact there is a miniscule amount of any seafood in it and instead contains:

  • corn,
  • corn gluten (a binder),
  • poultry by-products (chicken feet and turkey heads etc.),
  • meat and bone meal (garbage from anything and everything animal – things like euthanized sick animals, diseased animal tissue, or even expired grocery store meat),
  • animal fat preserved with mixed tocopherols (mmm – that is the fat that rises to the top when chicken feet, turkey heads, cow intestines and expired grocery store meat are cooked),
  • soybean meal,
  • animal liver flavour,
  • phosphoric acid,
  • calcium carbonate,
  • salt,
  • seafood (there it is!) and finally
  • artificial colouring.  In that order!

And to those of you putting pretty little farm scenes on your grocery store products, give it up! I know damn well there is nothing natural or “farm fresh” found within your packaging.

It goes on and on.  Just turn on the tv, open a magazine, take a drive, walk through a grocery store.  The lies are everywhere!  Why can’t you be more like Robert Lee of Cullman Liquidation?  Now that’s refreshing!



Two Wolves

Happy Birthday Jacquie !

Happy Birthday Jacquie! We wish you a day filled with laughter and love with family and friends.  Well finally we three are all on even ground !!  Your such a beautiful woman inside and out who is filled with creative soul.  We celebrate you today being a unique, strong, artistic, confident women who is capable of surpassing any goal that is set before you.  You shine a light in areas of life we might not have ventured not having met you!  We love you BFF!  Happy Birthday Beautiful ! Tracy & Bonnie Muah Muah !!
Two Wolves.

One evening an old Cherokee Chief told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside people.

He said, “My son, the battle is between two wolves inside us all.

One is Evil. It is anger, envy, jealousy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority,and ego.

The other is Good. It is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion and faith.

The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather: “Which wolf wins?

The old Cherokee simply replied, “The one you feed.”

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