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Wednesday, November 24, 2004 - Original fiction and fanfiction archive. - Site Update - Original fiction and fanfiction archive. has some updates you may want to check out!

An online critique group link has been added for romance writers, and the Projects page has new information.

Sunday, November 21, 2004

AdBlaster - Rip-Off Scam Alert!

AdBlaster from Mega Promoter, AdBlaster - Submits your Ad to over 2 Million Pages!, costs US $39.99. It does not work! If you want to waste 40 bucks, go to the movies and have ice-cream afterwards.

We all want to promote our writing websites, products, or services. This leads us to trying all sorts of things to get traffic to our sites.

AdBlaster is outdated and does not submit the links as it is supposed to. The software is Version 2.0 with a build date of 2002. However, the date and time mechanism is permanently stuck at December 30, 1999. If you check the sites that the software supposedly posted to, you will not see your advertisement. You will not get a response from customer service,, either.

Save your money! Join topic specific or networking online communities that are free to promote your writing, product, or service.

I will be researching (wasting money) other promotional avenues occasionally. The results will be posted here. So, stay tuned.

Tuesday, November 16, 2004 Press Release

This is a great place to network, folks! - ed.

DirectMatches Corporation is pleased to announce the launch of its new online matchmaking service.

DirectMatches is the first company in the online matchmaking market to deploy a multi-matchmaking system that helps people locate everything from business contacts to job opportunities to finding dates online. It is the first dedicated match service with a contact management system that operates on a "permission" basis where members are able to select a dedicated match service. The company is also the first company to deploy a direct selling marketing plan to deliver its unique matchmaking service to the market place.

The visionary company has set the stage for success by combining two billion dollar industries for the first time. Online matchmaking is a booming billion dollar industry and network marketing is a growing and dynamic industry in the United States with millions of people selling billions of dollars in products and services each year. The current market size of North Americans using online dating services is estimated at over 40 million people each month. The trend is expected to double in the next two years to a market of an estimated 90 million singles in the United States alone., a service that matches employers with job seekers, has 36 million job seeker accounts and claims 175 million job searches done each month. Statistics provided by the Direct Selling Association (DSA) indicate the Network Marketing Industry produced $28.7 Billion dollars in retail sales by over 12.2 million distributors in 2002. DirectMatches has captured two of the fastest growing paid content categories online and combined them with a powerful marketing distribution plan.

DirectMatches Corporation is a U.S. based, privately held company engaged in providing state of the art online matchmaking services. The company's mission is to use Internet technology to enable people to employ criteria in meeting others while redefining the Network Marketing industry. -Where Relationships Build Income!

To register for a free matchmaking profile - visit: