is it okay for a men to wear malong?
- Thom ThumbLv 61 decade agoFavorite Answer
Yayyyyyy we finally have a question that makes no sense AND a really long answer that also makes NO sense! Malong? Do you mean a thong?
YOU wear it, I'll be on the next beach over.
- Anonymous4 years ago
How To Wear MalongSource(s): https://owly.im/a0pK9
- 1 decade ago
It is ok for everyone in every gender to wear whatever they wish.
- ?Lv 71 decade ago
I have no idea what a malong is any more than I know why Arvind K posted his/her reply.
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- Anonymous1 decade ago
By the way, what is Malong?
I only heard of Sarong..
- 1 decade ago
What the Hell is RSS?
by Joshua Minton
If you are like me, the first time you looked at the acronym RSS, your eyes glazed over in a technical coma. But relax because RSS is not only pretty cool, it can be a major asset in your goal of developing a successful Ego Brand. There is a raging controversy over what RSS actually stands for but for our purposes we’ll use the common definition of Real Simple Syndication.
RSS is a direct pipeline between you and your readers. Do you remember the old-timey telephone systems they used to have where everyone had a direct line into their home and a telephone operator had to patch the lines together? Well, think of RSS like an old-timey telephone system only on the Internet and without an operator. Here’s how it works:
1. You develop/create your own website or blog
2. You create a(n) RSS feed(s)
3. You continually create and post content to your website
4. You update your RSS feed(s) to reflect your updated content
5. Your audience subscribes to your feed(s)
Every time your RSS feed is updated, your subscribers know immediately! They don’t have to click anything (assuming you post full text) because it’s right in front of them.
Now, this is a really simple overview but you get the picture. The first thing you need to do is to develop your marketing position as well as produced a product that people are willing to give their attention to. You will also have had to develop your website to be able to store your work. Then you need to create your RSS feed and keep it updated as you post new content. Your RSS feed is like a large radio tower constantly announcing your products and information to anyone who takes the time to listen and people will listen if what you say in interesting, controversial and helps improve their lives in some fundamental way.
Okay, now before you think I’m selling you a second coming here—there are some possible barriers you need to know about. First of all, you have to download or use a web-based RSS Aggregator in order to receive RSS feeds. These Aggregators are usually free although some do cost money. The ones that are fee-based usually offer additional features that are worth the money. For example, NewsGator offers a free web-based aggregator where you log on and read your RSS feeds but they also offer several paid plan, which I use because they have a fantastic module that interfaces with Microsoft Outlook. I use Outlook to manage my many e-mail accounts as well so it is very convenient for me and worth the $19.95 annual fee. I recommend trying a free aggregator first to determine your needs and then upgrade if you feel necessary. Try one of these:
The second thing you need to know is that RSS files have to be created using XML coding language. You can either hand-code the file yourself by learning the basic structure or there are programs you can buy or download as freeware that will do it for you. I’ve tried hand-coding and freeware and have found success with both. The good news, if you use blogging software like that offered by www.blogspot.com, is that the RSS feed is created for you automatically.
For example, the feed for my blog is: http://boyswearpants.powerblogs.com/content_rss.xm...
If you put the first feed into your news aggregator you will be subscribed to my blog and any time I post a new blog your aggregator will pick it up and notify you either with a title link or the full text with title link. If you put the second link into your aggregator, you would be notified of any new article, poetry, fiction, press release or newsletter that I publish to my site.
There are even photo sites like Flickr that allows you to publish your photos with an RSS feed. Imagine long-distance family notified immediately whenever you post new pictures and you don’t even have to send out an e-mail invitation or worry about passwords, putting people on your safe list, etc.
The biggest problem with RSS at this point is that it is a relatively new medium and people loathe moving outside their comfort zone. But keep in mind that e-mail was also a new medium at one point. Getting RSS on your site and using it to advertise your updated content is like buying Microsoft stock in the late 1970s. Combining RSS Ego Brand marketing with e-Mail newsletter marketing is like having IBM stock from the 1940s and Microsoft stock from the 1970s—you really can’t lose (providing your product is good enough).
But How Do I Write My RSS Feed?
If you have any inclination toward coding or know HTML yourself, you should try hand-coding your feed so you know exactly what goes into making it work. Hereis a great resource to creating your own feed:
A great free alternative to hand-coding the RSS feed yourself is to download a free program that will allow you to do this through a Graphic User Interface (where you can type information into text boxes).
Here is link to a great product called RSS Builder that I have used myself. There are other programs that will manage your RSS feeds but these cost money (usually a monthly fee) and I want to drill the phrase “Keep it small and keep it all” in your head because when you are first starting out building your Ego Brand, you are most likely doing it on a shoestring and need to keep the costs down. This means taking some of the leverage on your shoulders and learning to do some things by yourself. Believe me, it’s worth taking a few days to master the RSS medium—the time spent gaining such knowledge could skyrocket your ability to market yourself and your writing beyond anything you could possibly imagine.
One habit you’ll want to develop right off the bat is pinging the search engines every time you post a blog or update content on your website. You do that by going to this website. Enter you blog name, the URL and click all the boxes. You will be given the option to bookmark the page which will make very easy to ping after every update. Pinging after each update will ensure that you maximize your RSS marketing efforts.
So, Why Should I Start Using RSS?
Your life will never be the same. I’m sure you’ve heard of Tivo before—it’s a hard drive for your cable box that actually records television for you and stores it so you can watch your programs on your time. Well, using an RSS Aggregator is similar to a Tivo for the Internet. You subscribe to any RSS feed that you’re interested in and start reading updates on your Aggregator. On Newsgator you can set the frequency with which the Aggregator scans your feeds and alerts you which have posted new content. And you read the feeds and click on any links that interest you. That’s it. Just like Tivo lets you cut out the commercials, RSS allows you to get “just the facts, Ma’am” or, more accurately, just the content. As for now, RSS advertising hasn’t quite caught on (which is why many online product marketers are reticent to adopt the technology). Keep in mind that our primary goal is to get people addicted to our content and our character and there is no better way of doing this than getting an RSS pipeline right into their RSS Aggregator. In other words, this is a great opportunity for anyone who is interested in marketing information products on the Internet.
I no longer waste time shuffling through my favorites folder in Internet Explorer—I just fire up my Aggregator and plow through the headlines. I hit the Blog button and pass on any interesting links to my blog audience, which is then pumped out through my blog RSS feed to all my subscribers—it’s a wonderful cycle of information sharing and you too can become a part of it. So, what are you waiting for?
As a final note on RSS, please check out the e-book Unleash the Marketing & Publishing Power of RSS by Rok Hrastnick. The book costs $49.95 but you’ll get access to a private RSS feed that will give you updates on the technology as well as audio interviews with masters, etc. This book is a plethora of knowledge on the subject of RSS technology and how to use it to market your products to their full potential. You can get this book here.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
Yes. think so,, =X