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Sports Video Sites

Video sports sites are springing up all over the Internet these days. They vary in quality. The ease of navigating some of them leaves a lot to be desired. Some of these sites make use of robot software. Robot software trawls the Internet looking for related videos, and places them on the site.
The robot can be set to do this at regular intervals. Campaigns are set up in the admin side of the site. The correct use of keywords is essential. For instance, if you wanted the robot to find a video on the soccer world cup. You would have to use that exact term. Otherwise without the use of the word soccer, the robot software would find any videos on any sport that had a world cup.
Most decent sites set up campaigns on a variety of soccer related topics. This makes the site much more attractive to the casual user. A hot topic right now is soccer tricks, and of course the world cup.
It could be argued that as the videos are not unique, and by that I mean they are already out on the Internet somewhere. That they are somehow not so valuable in the eyes of Google. That is a long way from the truth. People like to find information bundled together in one place and Google are aware of this. Also a good site will have plenty of unique posts as well as videos.
The better sites post good fresh content and have a blog attached so that you an leave your own opinions in the form of comments. The best and most successful video sports sites will always be very interactive places.…

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How to Build a Neighborhood Play Group

How to Build a Neighborhood Play Group

Once the initial shock of motherhood is over and you and your baby are finally sleeping through the night, settling into a routine that allows you to enjoy your time with your child becomes a priority. One of the best additions to your new routine is a mom’s group or neighborhood play group. Meeting other moms and other children is good for both you and your child, especially in your neighborhood. These relationships can last a lifetime and provide an avenue for discussing mutual concerns or questions. They decrease loneliness, normalize your experiences, and increase the possibility of shared help.

But how do you go about it if you don’t know anyone in your neighborhood? Try these suggestions:

Go to your neighborhood playground or one nearby at about the same time every day. This will enable you to become familiar with other moms and begin a conversation with them.

Take regular walks or bike rides around the neighborhood stopping to talk to other moms who are outside with their children.

Get involved in your homeowner’s association and volunteer to put together an activity which involves kids. This further increases your chance of making new friendships.

If you have a community pool or a nearby YMCA, visit it to meet some other moms and children. The morning times are the best times for children as by the afternoon they are usually taking naps.

Your local library usually has special reading times for small children. This is another great opportunity to meet other moms and children.

Some local businesses have specials for children such as kids eat free one day during the week. By attending, you can meet others while you eat.

Local churches sometimes have programs for moms and kids such as Mom’s Day Out. These usually cost a nominal fee but it is a chance for you to connect with other moms and your kids to meet other kids.

Some malls have indoor playgrounds which is a great place to make new friends and get a little shopping in.

As strange as it sounds, you can even meet other moms at your doctor’s office. The first year is spent visiting your doctor quite a bit so make the most of the visits by talking to other moms in the waiting room.

Facebook your friends and ask to be introduced to other people on their friend list that may live close to you or have kids the same age. This is another safe way of meeting other moms.

Once you have met a group of moms, suggest a regular meeting place such as a playground, the library, the pool, or even alternating houses. Establish the group with regular meeting times such as every other week at 10am, this way everyone knows when and where they are meeting. After you have begun the group, continue to invite new moms as others disappear to maintain the group over a long period of time. These friendships can be the beginning of meaningful long-term relationships not only for your but for your child as well.…