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Splainin’

Anybody old enough to remember the “I Love Lucy” show? Desi Arnez routinely said “Lucy, you got some splainin to do”

I hope to do some splainin about TT current topics. Today’s topic is about CTP teams and the TT employee participation.

The Sites and How they are Chosen

First about the sites that have XP badges. Those people pay for the opportunity. They get to leverage TimTech’s expertise and huge base. TT makes money and leverages the site owner’s membership. It works pretty darn well for everybody.

What does that do for you, the member? Provides prizes and XP. Not to mention just a ton of fun. That seems to work out pretty well, too.

Daily Challenge, Vaults and Submarine Games are a little bit different. The only requirement of for an owner to buy these is that their site be equipped with incremental badges. Of course, there is a lot of excitement and activity with each of these.

Do the owners make any money from them? Here on the last day of June the DC is sold out for the rest of the year. Vaults are very nearly sold out in August and Sub Bombs are almost sold out in August. That says something about the value…

The Players

We had a TT team meeting the day the Outkasts disbanded. None of us, and I do mean none, were having any fun. Meaningless points leading to meaningless standings for meaningless reasons. If a thing isn’t fun, why do it?

There is no choice where I would go to play. I am Lucky 13 right to my bones, and the only place I considered was the Lucky 13 too. Anyplace other just would not have been a good fit for me.

Here’s the thing about me. I have always played to win. The scoreboard has always been important to me, it is now. I would love to see Lucky 13 Too dominate the SiteX division.

Another thing about me, is I play by the rules. I’ll push them, I’ll go right to the edge, but I have such respect for whatever game that I will not cheat, Not now, not ever. I want to win. I want to step on your throat, but I won’t cheat to do so.

The TimTech Perspective

We have been accused of using TT supplies to advance our positions. Let me tell you, that would be just like playing on the Outkasts. Meaningless. We already know what kind of fun that is: None.

The Reasons

How long do you think I would be employed at TimTech were I caught cheating? How long could they have a cheater on their staff? About 3 seconds is the answer to that.

How could ANY of us cheating possibly advance TT’s position? If the game is rigged, how long do you think the sponsors would stay? We make our living out of running a business that is trusted and admired. Do you really think any of us could or would jeopardize THAT?

So. The chances of a TimTech employee tilting the game are 0.00%. Think it through. We can’t, we won’t, we aren’t. There is no reason. None.

I’m just sayin’

Affiliates Only Please

You remember those old detective magazines?  True Confessions and stuff like that? Well, this is like that in a peculiar sort of way…

Being an Affiliate

First off, it isn’t about throwing a splash page in rotation at your favorite TE.  While advertising is certainly a part of being an affiliate, it doesn’t make you an affiliate.  That only makes you an advertiser.

It isn’t about hopping on the ‘hot new product’ even though that can be a part of being an affiliate.

It isn’t about waiting for the commissions to roll in.

It is about being affiliated with.

It’s about learning EVERYTHING about the product you have chosen to promote.  An affiliate should be able to answer any question about the site or product.

It is about being upgraded at the program you are promoting.  I have a serious belief that you can’t possibly sell what you don’t buy.  You might get some commissions, but if you don’t support YOUR program with your money how can you legitimately sell that to others?  You can’t.

It’s about giving part of yourself to the program you have chosen to affiliate with.  You give to the program and give to the people that are interested in what you are doing.

It’s pretty darn simple to be an affiliate.  Simple but not easy.  You have to do the work. No other path to success.

I’m just sayin’

 

Badge Hunt Stuff

“More than a Feeling…”

It’s badge hunt time, and it just didn’t seem right to post and not put the song I am listening to in the first line…

It IS badgehunt. Astounding numbers are everyplace, but as I write this (very early Friday morning) 10,000 badges awarded is probably less than an hour away. 10k badges in less than 4 days. Much the largest turnout yet. Much.

Have you checked out the Debra Chism and Sunny Suggs blog/spreadsheet project? Sunny has her spreadsheet helping all the serious and not so serious hunters.

And Debra? She is just knocking the blog post cold. It is so incredibly good it’s hard to believe that she hasn’t been doing it for years. Let me tell you, I’m really glad that I came before Debra rather than after. I’d hate to be compared to her work. I’m just sayin’

And more amazement? WHO WOULD HAVE THOUGHT THAT THE TELIVE ROOM WOULD BE ‘THE’ HAPPENING PLACE???? Brian Cullen and the late night denizens of the room have turned it into party central. It’s simply amazing. Brian DJs and the others chat and remember and request songs that Brian plays and the room remembers and requests….

And yes. It’s good music. I’m listening to the ‘replay’ right now.

So much stuff happening, it almost feels like it will be good to take a break when it is over, right?

Well, don’t get too comfortable. I just happen to know that TimTech has a couple more ‘summer surprises’ in the works. 🙂

I have to tell you all that I had felt guilty about not doing the badge hunt project this time. Now I’m not guilty in the least, I’m just really glad that it has taken the next step. It’s really good.

Life is GOOD.

I’m just sayin’