Jet lag

Last night was the second night that I couldn’t sleep cos of jet lag. Instead of trying to relax, I started googling for sites on combatting jet lag. One thing is sure, I’m doing it wrong. Apparently it takes one day of recovery for every timezone I crossed…

My current strategy is to go out and get some sun.

A couple of other links that I’d like to share:

Cooking and gardening are subversive activities. An interesting video on food.

There’s a Canon cam hack which I might try out (via TWiP).

Found a site that offers video podcasts on CSS.

Working for one week in SF

I’ve uploaded my wild snapshots of San Francisco covering smoothies, books, bikers, shopping, browsing magazines, coffee, cars, Ocean Beach, the hotel, buildings, streets, public transport, signs, Lufthansa and waiting.

Flickr slideshow

BTW, I didn’t see a single Clinton 08 poster, I did see several Obama 08 posters and a guy selling Obama buttons. I guess, it doesn’t say much since the California primary already took place. Just something I noticed.

Obama 08

Web Ink Now: Top ten PR tips for small businesses

Top ten PR tips for small businesses

1. The old ways to get noticed were to buy expensive advertising and beg the media to write about you and your products. The best way to get noticed today is to publish great content online.

2. Don’t talk about what your products and services do. Instead talk about how you solve problems for your customers.

3. Be enthusiastic and have fun. People want to do business with people they like.

4. Dont rely on spamming the media with your press releases and PR pitches.

5. Use press releases to reach buyers directly.

6. Comment on blogs, forums and chat rooms but don’t talk about your products and services.

7. Read the popular books in your market and write a review on Amazon. Use your real name and affiliation.

8. Shoot a short video and put it up onto YouTube

9. Know what search terms people are using to find products and services like yours and create content that search engines will reward with high search engine rankings.

10. Don’t be egotistical. Nobody cares about you and your products. Your buyers care about themselves and solving their problems.

Radio Stations in Malawi

Bennett has listed an overview of Malawi radio stations:

  • MBC Radio 1 (state broadcaster)
  • MBC Radio 2 FM (state broadcaster)
  • Capital FM
  • Power 101 FM (Provides live internet streaming)
  • Radio Maria Malawi (Provides 24 hr live internet streaming from Malawi. Currently my fave, because it brings me closer home when I am outside Malawi.)
  • Star FM
  • Zodiak Radio Station
  • Trans-World Radio Malawi
  • CFC Radio (Blantyre only)
  • African Bible College (ABC) Radio (Lilongwe)
  • Joy FM
  • Malawi Institute of Journalism (MIJ) FM

I particularly enjoyed the talk shows on MIJ during my rare visits.