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The 1st of December saw my return to the Huddle after a week off due to travels out of town, and not wanting to carry gear with me whilst attending my best friend’s surprise birthday party – can you blame me?
In addition, Sarah (my wife) and I were celebrating our 13th wedding anniversary and my 35th birthday at our favorite local resort, and returned just an hour prior to this broadcast, so you’ll see some references to it in the Show Notes below.
Great questions as usual from our Huddle supporters. Questions range from camcorders, to parental filters for children surfing the web, to broadcasting with Ustream, to blogging with WordPress. One question by ‘yogiwan’ at timestamp 11:09 opened up a “can of worms” and I shared in more detail how one can achieve massive exposure, traffic and sales from blogging, podcasting, video, social media and other effective no-cost/low-cost marketing strategies. This is my personal “HOT Blueprint” for getting tons of traffic, and branding YOU as an expert in whatever field you choose to attack.
Enjoy this episode and please share your feedback, comments and takeaways below in the comment box, or at ShermanHu.tv. Thanks!
10:46 shermanlive : !moderateon
10:47 shermanlive : !topic Half Hour Huddle with Sherman Hu for Dec 1 2008
10:47 shermanlive : howdy everybody!!!
10:47 eldonletkeman : hello there!
10:48 shermanlive : happy Dec 01 to y’all
10:48 RoadWarriorShow : What up?!
10:48 eldonletkeman : thanks
10:49 RoadWarriorShow : Really diggin the new white background last episodes
10:49 eldonletkeman : yeah, much better than black, we can see you now
10:49 RoadWarriorShow : Do u have any glow sticks 4 us w this music
10:51 shermanlive : do u see and hear me now?
10:51 shermanlive : sorry i kicked the wired connection
10:51 ModernGearTV : Hi Sherman! I wanted to be here for this but I’ll be just in and out as I am working…
10:51 eldonletkeman : crazy just waitun for the feed to fully return
10:52 RobNelson : How was your Birthday?
10:52 shermanlive : sorry dudes, i kicked the connection off
10:52 RoadWarriorShow : oh yeah…happy belated.
10:53 RoadWarriorShow : Thinking of going HD cam. Canon HF100 or Vivia or other?$5-$700 budget
10:53 eldonletkeman : cool, I’ll see what i can do
10:55 WildAngel : there is sherman… no audio?
10:55 RobNelson : What software or program do U use to prevent your kids from surfing to sites U do not want them to visit?
10:55 eldonletkeman : The canon product is always nice, they have superior lenses
10:55 EdShaz : It’s all good now
10:55 eldonletkeman : and they are fairly cost effective
10:56 WildAngel : Sherman how was your bday/anniv. weekend?
10:56 eldonletkeman : if you want to save some bucks, you might want to even consider going with previous models, cheaper and still good tech
10:57 WildAngel : audio?
10:58 shioti : hi Sherwin, I am signed in already. but can someone right a message here without signing up?
10:58 realsource : @realsource hey Sherman
10:58 shioti : I mean write
10:58 michelletrent : Hi Ed
10:58 EdShaz : @Wild angel Audio is good here
10:58 EdShaz : Hi MichelleT
10:58 drdawg81 : Thanks, we met at Stompernet
10:58 SelfMadeCelo : I’ve got a question thats been annoying me..How do you go about A/B testing when you have an old HTML site up against a new PHP site with an external shopping cart (UltraCart) and testing with Google Website Optimizer?
10:58 SelfMadeCelo : Hi =)
10:59 shioti : thanks
10:59 WildAngel : odd is was muted… never had that before
11:00 SelfMadeCelo : Happy Belated Birthday!
11:00 JoselinMane : Que Pasa all
11:00 WildAngel : Did vid inside it was grainy… coolpix. used it before so confused
11:00 TCTC : Congrats and Happy B-day.
11:00 RKCastillo : Is the video not working?
11:00 RKCastillo : or is my computer broke?
11:01 eldonletkeman : You might want to consider a camera even something with a HD, depending on your purpose
11:01 RobNelson : RKCastillo refresh the page
11:01 shermanlive : http://camcorderinfo.com
11:01 JoselinMane : really I just refreshed my page and only see found no video
11:02 EdShaz : Q: Could you do a quick summary, of your WP help options/levels properties?
11:03 shermanlive : http://opendns.com
11:03 RobNelson : My daughter friend called her and told her to go to a site that was nasty
11:04 RobNelson : Tahnks I will check opendns out!
11:04 WildAngel : it was muted
11:04 WildAngel : strange
11:07 SelfMadeCelo : will do thanks!
11:08 shioti : Sherwan, I am new to Ustream. can I stream a private show to my family? or once I have a stream broadcast it is open to anyone?
11:08 EdShaz : <–Even refresh right under the video screen
11:08 EdShaz : <–Refresh over there
11:09 yogiwan : I have a blog up for about 4 months with little traffic. I am posting content about 4 times a week. Promote on HubPages and Facebook. Other suggestions for traffic building.
11:09 JoselinMane-1 : I am all set now, opened IE instead of FF3
11:09 JoselinMane-1 : your show is now ad supported?
11:09 WildAngel : Joselin- Sherman is in basic black turtle neck. white bckgrnd. He looks Ok:)
11:09 JoselinMane-1 : Hey Just got an iphone, what are some good resources
11:10 EdShaz : Your different wptutorials compared to tutorilaU/ compared to courses= a brief overview in steps?
11:10 JoselinMane-1 : yeah I see Sherm seems to be in a whiate outer space LOL
11:10 MikeStuart : Q: What ar your thoughts on Jeff Johnson’s Free SEO Blog Software (WP) ? Good/Bad?
11:11 WildAngel : Darn.. Joselin I was going to say his hair went red for his bday
11:11 RKCastillo-1 : Need to change my wordpress blog to a new server but don’t know how to
11:11 eldonletkeman : Hey Sherman, what’s your preference: Open-source or Pay-for services? Any suggestions for CMS or similar services?
11:11 shioti : Sorry about the name. thanks dude you are very helpful
11:16 shermanlive : http://search.technorati.com
11:17 shermanlive : http://TubeMogul.com
11:17 shermanlive : http://HeySpread.com
11:20 yogiwan : Great orchestration advice for putting things together
11:20 yogiwan : Thanks
11:20 JoselinMane : Yeah I had a video several times on page one in less than 15 mins
11:21 realsource : great stuff Sherman
11:21 shioti : Can I embed my ustream live broadcast with chat to my own website like MySpace etc.?
11:21 SCHEFF-1 : great idea
11:22 JoselinMane : I would highly recommend sponsarship because it’s extremely informative
11:22 SCHEFF-1 : Take the actual sponsors o support you
11:22 eldonletkeman : Yeah, totally, I say go for it
11:22 WildAngel : We would place our own ads?
11:22 morate : no problem with sponsors.
11:22 WilsonMattos : I like the idea Sherman
11:22 SCHEFF-1 : especially the indy companies
11:22 Weltonian : Sponsors work…. gotta pay the bills.
11:22 realsource : I like the idea
11:24 SelfMadeCelo : Super Monkey Ball
11:24 JoselinMane : xcellent I look forward to chatting more about the iphone!
11:24 SelfMadeCelo : #1 thing to do after getting iPhone..Jailbreak it =)
11:24 morate : iPhone apps…I like Taxi(calls taxi for u), Wikipanion, Flixster(movies) and NYTimes
11:25 WildAngel : We can talk about him now…
11:25 cknicker-1 : Evernote is da bomb
11:26 JoselinMane : yes I have evernote
11:26 yogiwan : Just for your viewers http://chefwannabee.com is the blog
11:26 JoselinMane : I have flixter and nytimes actually I got many iphone apps from time magazine
11:26 IanStuart : Why use a paid for WP theme over a free one? Does the paid one eliminate hidden outgoing links?
11:27 JoselinMane : I could share if you guys want the link (time magazine top 11 iphone apps)
11:27 WilsonMattos : BTW, I got SEMIO Pro and Wishlist Member…they rock. Have you tried wpSALES and wpSLEEP plugins?
11:28 DulcitaLove : Your show is the featured one playing today on http://ustream.tv.
11:29 WilsonMattos : RKCastillo-1: if you need help with the blog move, give me a shout on twitter.com/WilsonMattos
11:30 JoselinMane : Que Pasa DulcitaLove
11:30 shermanlive : http://WordpressProTheme.com
11:30 shermanlive : http://snipurl.com/onetheme
11:30 DulcitaLove : Hi @JoselinMane
11:31 IanStuart : TY
11:32 shermanlive : http://twitter.com/shermanhu
11:32 HuckC21-1 : How do you get the white background in your video? Sorry, new to broadcast.
11:32 RobNelson : http://twitter.com/RobGNelson
11:32 DulcitaLove : http://twitter.com/dulcitalove
11:32 eldonletkeman : http://www.twitter.com/eldonletkeman
11:32 JoselinMane : http://twitter.com/JoselinMane
11:32 maverick88 : http://twitter.com/maverick18
11:32 WilsonMattos : http://twitter.com/WilsonMattos
11:32 trilbyj : http://twitter.com/tjbuffoonery
11:32 TCTC : https://twitter.com/JeradB
11:32 SelfMadeCelo : http://twitter.com/selfmadecelo
11:32 WildAngel : http://twitter.com/sandraschubert
11:32 yogiwan : http://twitter.com/yogiwan
11:33 realsource : http://www.twitter.com/realsource
11:33 cknicker-1 : twitter.com/cknicker
11:33 drdawg81 : http://twitter.com/debragarrison
11:34 TCTC : https://twitter.com/JeradB
11:34 SelfMadeCelo : oh did that work out for you?
11:34 Weltonian : Aloha!
11:35 craftyGAgal : New first time loved it, Chris Flores tipped me bout u, sweet
11:36 eldonletkeman : great show
11:36 RobNelson : Thanks again! U Rock Sherman!
11:37 HuckC21-1 : Added you to my Calendar… will be back next week. Do you do any other shows?
11:37 WilsonMattos : are you streaing tunes from web into feed or from external device connected as input?
11:37 eldonletkeman : Yeah, i have this show on my calendar too, never know when I can help or need help
11:37 yogiwan : Interesting issue Lost the network connect for email but your stream is still on Hummmm
11:38 CindyMoore2014 : I just got here…missed it all!
11:38 HuckC21-1 : How do you get your white background?
11:38 CindyMoore2014 : You look great Sherman!
11:39 CindyMoore2014 : White background very cool
11:39 JoselinMane : Party Time in the ShermanLive show!
11:39 WildAngel : I miss the lime green shirt
11:39 RobNelson : 82 viewers Cool!
11:39 shioti : 92 views
11:39 RobNelson : and going up!
11:39 JoselinMane : -98 views
11:40 WildAngel : What!!!
11:40 TCTC : There is always a first for everything including owning a lime green shirt =P
11:40 CindyMoore2014 : Had a fun & gr8t birthday/anniv weekend?
11:40 SelfMadeCelo : I’m all for hot pink
11:40 RobNelson : do the questions get recorded?
11:40 WildAngel : I am sure. Maybe I just dreamed it.
11:40 TCTC : heh, you would be celo
11:41 Weltonian : Figured out why your stream was freezing on my computer…. had too many windows open – Firefox Mac.
11:41 TCTC : firefox and mac don’t always get along.
11:41 WilsonMattos : Sherman can you follow me on twitter so I can send you a DM?
11:41 CindyMoore2014 : Wonderful! You need that kind of R&R often!
11:41 Weltonian : Been trying out Flock lately…..
11:42 SelfMadeCelo : Flock is based on Firefox..
11:42 RobNelson : How is the new work sched working?
11:42 SelfMadeCelo : Uses the same engine
11:42 Weltonian : You’re right.
11:42 JoselinMane : Why the white background today?
11:43 shermanlive : i’m using the white background now
11:43 shermanlive : very Mac
11:43 eldonletkeman : Mac = superior
11:43 Weltonian : Cool colors…. very fashionable.
11:43 TCTC : Well time for lunch! Have a great day everyone!
11:43 CindyMoore2014 : Have a great day!
11:44 Weltonian : twitter.com/welton
11:44 Weltonian : Aloha everyone!
11:44 CindyMoore2014 : Bye!
11:44 eldonletkeman : cya
11:44 SelfMadeCelo : See ya!
11:44 cknicker-1 : Did I see a plug for semilogicpro?
11:45 JoselinMane : wow that recording launched very quickly!
11:45 shermanlive : that’s true!
11:45 shermanlive : catch ya guys and gals later!