Monday, January 30, 2012

Press Release from Author Lepolia West


Lepolia West Announces Book Release, "Officer, Why Don't You Adopt Him?"

Gary, Indiana- January 30, 2012-- Lepolia (Lee) West has released his book, "Officer, why don't you adopt him?" West's book is based off of his adoption success story, which includes his struggle to become the first bachelor in Indiana to adopt an infant. West's mission to adopt was difficult, as he was a bachelor with a dangerous career, and bachelor's weren't considered to be an eligible adoptive parent.

While serving the Chicago Police Department, an abandoned infant was brought into the local hospital, igniting West's passion to become the boy's father. At the time, West didn't want to be a father, but God instilled the passion in West to be the father the boy needed and deserved.

Although many told West it was an impossible battle, he continued on his journey to adopt the infant. However, West's aspiration to be the boy's father became more difficult because another family wanted the boy too. After an unfortunate turn of events, the shooting death of a Chicago Police investigator, West's journey became easier with the help of the public.

The highly publicized case caught the attention of many publications, including the Chicago Tribune, The Wall Street Journal and Ebony Magazine. After a long and passionate battle, Lepolia West was finally able to adopt the boy, becoming the first bachelor in Illinois to adopt.

West's story caught the attention of Chicago actress Ann Jillian. Jillian informed Hollywood producer Joyce Selznick of West’s story in 1981. Selznick and West reached an agreement to develop a feature film or television series to share West's story. However, Selznick unexpectedly passed away before production commenced.

West’s journey inspired him to help others interested in adoption by sharing his story in the true book, "Officer...why don't you adopt him?"

“I believe, that if men and women would choose to address this social issue of abandoned, abuse and neglected kids, many of the wrongs of this world could be made right again," West said.
“Officer, why don’t you adopt him?” is available for purchase at

Lepolia West


Tuesday, January 24, 2012

The WM Network is Looking for You!

We are seeking bloggers for The WM Freelance Writer's Connection and a new site set to launch in February, The WM Better Life Connection, which will include every topic related to living a better life.

Here are some details about blogging for The WM Network:

We cannot offer to pay any of our writers at this time. We do, however, offer a few other benefits.

1. Link love--you may link to any and all of your websites and pages from our sites--the one(s) you work on as well as the main WM Network site.

2. A space in our sidebar to do with as you please-- Sell it to an advertiser (and keep the money), use an affiliate marketing system, advertise your own websites or services, etc. (Our other WM writers have found their sidebar spaces fairly lucrative in some cases.) When writing for The WM Network, you have the opportunity to advertise a book you have written in our WMF book store as long as it relates to writing.

3. Publicity and Networking Opportunities--being part of our network not only links you with several other great writers and bloggers, but also places your work and links to other work on a site which promises to have great traffic numbers.

We offer you the opportunity to post your other work on one or both of our WM Network Facebook pages in an admin capacity. Posts are auto-tweeted to our Twitter accounts as well.

Finally, we offer you the opportunity to be a part of a friendly and helpful network of writers. As a group, we've grown significantly since our inception and several of us have seen career growth along the way. Advancement opportunities within The WM Network are possible as well.

Should you be chosen to join the team, we'd need you to post once each week on your specified day, If you're not able to post that day, you can set up the posts in advance for auto-posting.

If there's ever a time that you find yourself unable to post for any reason, we can fill in for you. Just try to let us know in advance whenever possible. We also have a staff group which you would need to join. In this group, we communicate amongst ourselves about the website, projects, concerns, brainstorming, suggestions, questions, etc.

We are asking interested writers to submit an audition post so that we can get an idea of your style and abilities. Your audition post should be between 300 and 600 words and should cover the related topic of your choice. All audition posts may be used as guest posts, and will include a byline with a link back to the site of your choice as well as a short bio. Please specify for which blog(s) your audition post(s) is intended when you submit.

If you're interested, submit a sample post to no later than February 6th, 2012. Let us know if you have questions or concerns. Thank you, and we look forward to hearing back from you.

Angela Atkinson & Alyssa Ast
WM Network Founders

Monday, January 23, 2012

Articles for Sale-- Health and SEM

All articles are written by Alyssa Ast. Articles are search engine optimized and available for full or usage rights.

Pro Anorexia: Compulsive Eating Disorder Movement
Pro-anorexia (Pro-Ana) is a movement that supports the anorexia nervosa disorder as a lifestyle choice. Online support groups offer tips and advice for those with anorexia to promote rapid weight loss. Serious complications, including death, can result from this lifestyle choice.
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Risks of Teen Body Piercings and Tattoos
Body piercings and tattoos are the latest rage among teens. Teens feel altering their body image allows them to express their individuality and to be accepted among their peers. However, there are physical and psychological risks involved with underage tattoos and piercings.
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Are Children's Vitamins Really Necessary?
Many parents give their child vitamin supplements to ensure their child receives the adequate amount of vitamins they need to grow and develop properly. However, most children don´t need extra vitamins in their diet, and by doing so, the child can be at risk for a vitamin overdose. Certain factors are used to determine whether or not a child needs vitamin supplements.
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Natural Remedies for Common Childhood Rashes
Rashes are common occurrences during childhood. Common childhood rashes can often be treated at home using natural remedies. Childhood rashes that may benefit from home remedies include impetigo and eczema.
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Bee Pollen Health Benefits
Bee pollen health benefits have been used for hundreds of years among Eastern civilizations. Now more commonly used in the United States, bee pollen is claimed to treat and prevent a variety of conditions. However, this natural supplement must be used with caution because side effects and complications can occur.
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A Guide to Careers in Medicine: How to Become a Medical Assistant
Becoming a medical assistant provides a stable career with ample salary potential and only requires a short training period. Medical assistants are in high demand and work in a wide variety of environments.
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Introduction to Search Engine Marketing Professional Organization
Search engine marketing professional organization (SEMPO) refers to the use of the combined methods of search engine optimization (SEO) and search engine marketing (SEM). When these methods are combined, the potential success of a business increases as traffic is driven to websites be relevant sources.
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Monday, January 16, 2012

Marketing for Healthcare Professionals

Marketing yourself or your business is an essential component for any business's success--even for healthcare professionals. Marketing for healthcare professionals will build careers, connections and a business or practice. If you're new to marketing, here's some information to get you started:

Do you need a social media fan page?
Social networking sites are well known for their abilities to connect with people on a platonic level, but now, social networking sites are creating a professional atmosphere. Nowadays, you can't thrive without social media interaction of some type.

The benefits of advertising
You may be wondering if advertising your services or business is an ethical approach in the healthcare industry. Yes, it's perfectly acceptable to use advertisements to establish a successful business or practice when conducted tastefully. There are many benefits of advertising, no matter what your background is in the healthcare field.

Importance of search engine optimization in the medical field
The main goal of a website in the medical field is to provide a trusted site with valuable information to your targeted audience, as well as market yourself or your business/practice as a creditable and professional. However, your goal will fail if your website isn't receiving proper traffic.

Networking tips for healthcare professionals
Networking, whether online or face-to-face, offers numerous benefits, including the possible advancement of your career. Even within the healthcare industry, the saying, "it's not what you know, but who you know" is relevant to a certain extent, especially when seeking a job.

Creating social media goals for 2012
We know it's important to set personal goals each year, but it's also important to set goals for your social media efforts as well. Now that 2012 is underway, it's time you put some thought into what you want to accomplish this year with your social media efforts. By setting goals for yourself in this area, you can develop a plan of action to obtain your goals and move your social media efforts to the next level.

5 easy marketing tips for healthcare professionals
Developing a marketing plan can be stressful and time consuming, but it doesn't have to be. There are five easy marketing tips for healthcare professionals that only require a small budget and a short amount of time. Plus, they are stress-free as well!

Monday, January 9, 2012

Are Your META Descriptions Getting the Job Done?

by Alyssa Ast

META descriptions serve a vital importance, not just for enticing readers to chose your web page over others, but for search engine optimization as well. META descriptions serve many purposes.

To the reader, a META description provides readers with a short summary about the web page they might choose to view. When a phrase is typed into a search engine, it's the bit of information that appears below the anchor link to a website. For site owners, the META is used to entice readers, and it indexes your website on search engines.

It must be correctly optimized for ideal SERP ranking, yet engaging to encourage readers to pick your site over others in order for the META to serve it's ideal purpose.

Are your META descriptions getting the job done? Contact Alyssa today to help you out with beefing up your META descriptions.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Creating Goals for Your Website

by Alyssa Ast

We all know creating goals for yourself is important, but few understand that creating goals for your website is equally as important to further the success of your site. With the start of the new year, it's the perfect time to create goals for your website.

Creating Goals for Your Website
There are many areas you can create goals for your website to help it grow and become successful throughout the year.

  • Future-- Think about the future. Where do you want to see your website by the end of the year? What do you hope to accomplish? Set a path in place to get your website to that point by the end of the year.
  • Traffic-- How's your website's traffic doing? Set a goal for yourself to boost your website's traffic. Evaluate where the site's traffic is at now, and where you would like the monthly traffic to be by the end of they year. Then, create a path to achieve the goal.
  • Website Ranking-- Your website's search engine ranking is constantly changing. If it's not ranking very well right now, set a goal to give your site's ranking a boost, and create a plan to maintain that ranking.
There are many other area's you can create goals too. For example, advertising, selling your site and so much more.

What goals have you set for your website this year?