Submitting Health and Fitness Articles

When you are submitting health and fitness articles, you always have to keep the following things in mind. It is very important that you do these steps properly. If you do it will really ensure that your articles get approved and your audience enjoys reading them.The reason behind most article submissions is two-fold. One is to get traffic to either your affiliate site or your own website, which you can then either get to sign up to your list or to check out some other affiliate products that you have to offer. The second is to get back links from the article to your website which in turn affects your SEO ranking. This is done both on the article site as well as on the site of anyone who picks up the article to post on their site. Blogging is often done for the exact same reasons.But when you are submitting Health and Fitness articles, you have to make sure you are sending out good information and that that information is 100% your own material. For instance, if you have an affiliate program and that program gives you some great info to use, you can not turn around and use that in an article. This is actually called plagiarism, and although your affiliate site wont care if you do this, the article site will.Also, please make sure you are giving out good information. If you are giving out useless information or even worse actually bad information you could be ruining other peoples lives. The truth of the matter is that people will read your articles and may take your advice. This can really hurt someone if you tell them to lift as much weight as they can, or to run for 15 miles when they have not even jogged before.Remember not all people are fitness professionals. They are coming to these articles for your help and guidance, and you have a duty as a fitness professional to guide them in a safe and effective manner. You really should be considering that before you are considering producing crappy material in an attempt to improve your websites pageranks.

Travel Photography – A New Take

‘Travel Photography’ is the way in which we go about recording our travels so that we can revisit and share our experiences time and time again… and really enjoy each revisit!Why do we take photographs when we are on holiday… ?… because we would like to remember where we have been and what we did…The Digital AgeNow that we have the wonder of digital we can take any number of pictures at no cost which means that we will return from our holiday with cameras and hard drives full of hundreds of images!What do we normally do with all these pictures?We can leave them just as they are scattered across a series of drives – we plan to spend time sorting them out (there are lots of duplicates!) and will get around to it soon. In reality, for many of us, this is as far as we get. As there are just so many pictures, we never actually look at them as it is too much effort! In addition, all the duplicates and look-alikes are irritating and add to our sense of frustration and perhaps our slight feeling of guilt.Or we may do a really quick sort to get it out of the way – rush, click, rush, click and get the collection down to a manageable size. We don’t do much really careful selection and, generally, spend almost no time at all correcting any flaws.We look at this selection sporadically but always feel that it doesn’t really do justice to our holiday!Or else we plan our holiday pictures and then spend time selecting them carefully – we can start this while we are still away – starting to turn them into a delightful holiday production…The whole plan is to make sure that we get full value from our holiday!We want to be able to re-visit special places and really enjoy doing this time and again… we also would like to be able to share them with our friends…… this can be a sensitive subject!Why do we find that other people’s holiday pictures quickly become boring?Before answering this question we need to take a look at our own old holiday pictures. Trying to be objective and taking away any emotive memories we must ask ourselves… ‘… did I really do justice to everything we experienced?’If we are cautious about accepting invitations to view other people’s holiday pictures – what do they feel about ours?You want pictures that are YOUR pictures. Pictures that really reflect what you saw and what you felt – you don’t want postcard clones. You need to take the time to plan what you are doing. Not to just take the first picture you see and then move on…You are actually trying to freeze a slice of life as you see it…… your objective should be to put together a Travel Show covering your holiday. It needs to be fun to do and then fun to watch. For both you and your friends!You need to regard it as a recipe with a whole range of ingredients…… you should have your basic framework in mind as you travel and start to collect pictures that you can use in all the different categories. Having an informal structure to your photography can increase your enjoyment considerably. Because you are actively looking for different types of pictures, you will actually see far more of your destinations than the casual visitor.Do not become paranoiac! This is supposed to be for enjoyment!!The sort of categories that you might look for include..Everydayliving:MarketsArtistsBuskersWindowsFoodPeoplepeople… places…WhereScaleWhenDetailsReflectionsPlacesRoofsAt NightOddmentsThese will depend on what you would like to include – again, planning the outline of your travel show can add significantly to the enjoyment of your trip planning.The key, as always, is what do you want to achieve? Having decided this, you can then spend just as much time as you would like developing your travel show.Approaching your holiday photography in this way can add a whole new level of enjoyment to your holiday and provide an extra bonus as you enjoy your holiday again and again.

The Five Biggest Wedding Preparation and Planning Mistakes

Just as with any big show, your wedding day will not be perfect – but that’s okay. While you cannot plan ahead for every little detail or problematic situation that may arise, you can arm yourself with some helpful advice to be prepared at all times for any potential wedding mistakes. But before you begin planning your special day, consider these five biggest wedding preparation and planning mistakes that amateur ‘wedding planners’ often make.1. Not Budgeting CostsIt’s hard to believe, but true – many couples do not create a budget when it comes to wedding preparation and end up in a deep hole of debt. The very first thing you should do to avoid disastrous (and bankrupting) wedding mistakes is devise an itemized budget, allowing for the necessary requirements, such as a venue for both the ceremony and reception, food and drinks, flowers, favors, decorations, etc. If anything is left over, either use this money for your honeymoon or spend it on something a little more frivolous, like a horse drawn carriage for your departure from the reception.Budgeting ahead of time also involves your acknowledging the fact that you may surpass the total by at least 10%. Surprises do happen, so cutting back on other needless things will ensure that you don’t go over budget too much. In these initial wedding preparation stages, you and your fiancé need to discuss who will be paying for what. It used to be that the bride’s parents paid for everything, but this ideal is slowly fading away. If you’re still coming up short on funds, there are literally hundreds of ways to cut costs for your wedding day, including having fewer guests, choosing an off-season date, selecting flowers that are in season, and having friends and family play a bigger part by making the wedding cake or trying their hand at photography.2. Not Giving Yourself Enough TimeThe image of the harried bride has been engrained into the psyche through a number of television shows that hype up the combination of little to no time and a ‘my way or the highway’ attitude. This is why giving yourself ample wedding preparation time is necessary to ensuring that your wedding flows seamlessly. If you want a large, extravagant wedding, you need to begin planning at least a year and a half in advance; for a smaller, more intimate wedding of about 50 guests, eight months to a year is fine. You need to take into account what your plans are for your wedding and adjust your schedule accordingly to prevent costly wedding mistakes from occurring.Giving yourself more wedding preparation time allows you to order your cake, dress, wedding favors, flowers, decorations, etc. well in advance so that you don’t come up empty-handed from last minute rushing. Allotting enough time also applies to your wedding ceremony and reception. Don’t keep your guests waiting at the reception venue while you and your wedding party are taking hundreds of photos – consider taking a majority of the pictures before the ceremony and the all-important couple, wedding party, and family pictures after the vows have been exchanged.3. Not Delegating ResponsibilitiesDelegating responsibilities, wedding preparation tasks, and roles is vital – you cannot do everything! For brides, their bridesmaids are there to help them with the important duties of the wedding day, so creating a short list of responsibilities for each friend is not unexpected. Mothers, family members, and friends are also glad to help run a few errands or make calls for you if you ask. Just make sure you ask someone you know will get the job done on time.Part of the wedding experience also relies on a number of people who require detailed wedding preparation directives from you, such as the caterer, photographer, florist, transportation and/or drivers, and DJ. Discussing your ideas with them ensures that you can work together on the same wavelength and avoid embarrassing wedding mistakes during the actual reception. You should also arrange for the wedding party to meet at the church or the wedding ceremony location at a specified time. Corralling so many people at the same time is what leads many couples to pick up the wedding party members at their homes. Late arriving wedding party members is one of the most frequent and sometimes uncontrollable wedding mistakes a bride and groom have to deal with.4. Not Hiring a Wedding Planner or Someone You TrustMany brides swear by their wedding planners, and yes, it’s true that they take care of just about everything involved in wedding preparation and planning, preventing a number of the more common wedding mistakes brides make. It’s kind of like you and your fiancé are the stars, while the wedding planner works behind the scenes for your big performance, seeing everything from start to finish. Wedding planners know all the ins and outs of great wedding preparation and planning and can help the couple find reliable caterers, bridal attire and supply stores, transportation, and DJs at lower prices. Before signing any contracts, however, talk with the wedding planner to see if it’s a situation you’re happy with.While incredibly helpful, wedding planners can also be pricey, unfortunate for the bride who is trying to cut costs. This scenario goes back to delegating responsibilities – ask someone you trust to help you make wedding preparation arrangements and appointments with each wedding supply store and/or vendor. You can even scale back operations and have a simplistic wedding that you plan or DIY completely to save money.5. Not Fully Considering the Reception Venue and DetailsSending your guests on a wild goose chase to find the reception venue is something that happens more often than you’d think and is one of the biggest wedding mistakes couples overlook. For out-of-town guests, this is confusing; for in-town guests, it’s an annoyance. Choosing a reception venue that’s close to the wedding site is a must, unless you provide the transportation to and from the reception. More than 15 – 20 minutes away is a hassle, and some guests may not even bother going if it’s farther than that.Otherwise, if your reception venue is outside (or exposed to the elements), rain and windy conditions may appear so you should always have a back up in cases of inclement weather. A rained out wedding reception is one of the more common wedding mistakes brides have neglected to plan for. Part of the wedding preparation necessities should also include your requesting the venue’s landscaper to spray for bugs so your guests aren’t being bitten by mosquitoes and gnats.Learn to Laugh Off Those Wedding MistakesPre-wedding preparation, while helpful, will inevitably miss some little detail of your big day. These wedding mistakes (or, more likely, minor ‘blips’) are to be expected and may even provide a funny moment for you and your fiancé to laugh about in the future. Wedding mistakes do and will happen, but you shouldn’t be bothered by them. Simply go on with the show and smile – no one will know the difference!