The Collectible Stamp Hobby Industry

The Collectible Stamp Hobby Industry

Stamp collecting one of the oldest hobbies. The stamp collecting hobby crosses all borders and genders. There are many hobbies which were founded in a particular nation only, whereas stamp collecting is universal. Stamp collecting not only gives enjoyment to the hobbyist but also increases their knowledge of many historical facts. It is a pastime for old and young alike.

The stamp collecting hobby is for the people who have a good amount of patience. Stamp collectors have to collect stamps from different sources. One main source is from the letters that they receive. I know a die-hard stamp collector who has pen friends from all over the world. Stamp collectors maintain and increase their list of pen friends in order to get as many diverse stamps as possible. There are no limits to the number of pen friends. Through the letters of pen friends, the stamp collector not only gets the stamp of the different countries but also learns through the letter themselves of different cultures. It is quite possible that stamps collected by this method have no significant dollar value, but in future the future, who knows, you may hit the jackpot.

For someone new to the stamp collecting hobby there are some good methods to follow and tools required. Before collecting the different stamps, buy a good stamp album. This does’t necessarily have to be very fancy, but you want something that is sturdy. You can also make a simple stamp album … Read more

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Social Bookmark Traffic – Is It Useful?

Social Bookmark Traffic – Is It Useful?

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In the very recent past, a friend of mine [Kate] was lucky enough to get her website listed (bookmarked) on Digg, a very popular social bookmark site. With her permission, I was given an excellent chance to overlook and analyze the traffic generated from these types of sites. Read on to discover the pro’s and con’s of social media site traffic, and how it could be utilised in your own website or online marketing efforts.

Firstly, it should be said that any sort of internet traffic should not be considered useless. Visitors to your site should all be welcomed, as any visitor is a good thing. In saying that, however, it should be noted that traffic in all its greatness is not created equally. Great differences become apparent when you start to analyze its source. The purpose of this article is to take a much closer look at the traffic generated from social bookmarking, from the perspective of internet marketing.

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past 2 years, you’d notice a very big trend on the web–social bookmark and media websites have become “all that” on the web. Slashdot, Stumbleupon, Digg; any of these popular sites sound familiar?

This is where a lot of social bookmark traffic will originate from. In essence, these sites are driven and “controlled” by the users. Users or members choose which content they want to bookmark, and this will lead into viewing … Read more

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