It's been a busy and  exciting May at!  With each month, our blog keeps growing and growing, as evidenced by the number of new visitors we're seeing and the amazing comments being left on our posts.

More on these wonderful people in a minute.

But first, let me tell you what we've been up to in the month of May.

Our Ongoing Strategies for Boosting Blog Performance

You'll be hearing a lot more about this in our next post (which will mark 60 days since the beginning of this project), so I don't want to reveal too much here.

Let's just say that we took some amazing steps in our first 30 days of our Blog Performance Project.  Using strategies we learned from some incredible bloggers, we improved our Alexa Ranking by over 100% and got a flood of new visitors to our blog.  This resulted in a big bump in subscribers and opt-ins to our email list.

To see exactly what we did, head over to How I Boosted my Blog’s Alexa Ranking by 108% in 30 Days.

Be on the lookout for our followup post later this week… you won't want to miss it!

We've Got a New Look! bob and rosemary clarke

What do you think of our new look?

We hired a great designer and programmer from the Philippines to work with us in redesigning our blog's look and feel.

Our blog header is cleaner and more striking.  The colors are more vibrant, representing the excitement we feel for our readers in learning from what we have to say.

And our tagline is more simple and direct:  Simple Solutions for Part Time Networkers.

It's what we're all about.

We also added a Welcome box for our newest visitors, to let you know that you're not alone in your struggles and we're here to help.

Be on the look out for more changes in the coming months.

HOT Posts You May Have Missed

Top Commenter Awards

Each month, we reward our Top Commenters, those wonderful people who added so much to our discussions and taught us with their insights.

This month's Top Commenter Awards go to:


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Dennis Edell

How to Promote Your Business Website via Blogging

Latest Post: Do You Schedule Posts? Always Double Check Before Publishing


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Oliver Tausend

Personal Development and Financial Intelligence For Success in MLM Network Marketing

Latest Post:  The Goose That Laid the Golden Eggs


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Janet Callaway

The Natural Networker

Latest Post: The Hidden Benefit of Blogging


To Dennis, Oliver, Janet and all our Commenters, we cannot find the words to express our gratitude for your insights and participation in our little home on  the Internet. Without you and our other loyal readers, this site could not exist.

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!!

P.S  Want to get featured as one of June's Top Commenters?  It's easy!

Scroll down and leave a COMMENT… get a jump on everyone else!

    49 replies to "An Exciting Month at | Top Commenter Awards"

    • John

      I simply could not leave your site before suggesting that I really loved the usual information an individual supply to your guests? Is gonna be again ceaselessly in order to check out new posts.


    • Elizabeth

      I love to hear about your blog improvements. I know it takes a lot of time and effort to have a successful blog and sometimes we see good results and sometimes bad as well but I know its part of the business. I can truly relate to it because I have done the same effort and time like what you do.
      Cheers to you and more power to your Blog!

    • […] can also do a Top Commenter Post at the end of each month with links back to their blog (see below).  This is a great way to […]

    • Jan

      I like the post about being productive when you just want to be a couch potato. I think we’ve all definitely had those kinds of days.

    • twittnot

      Thanks so much for the linkage my friend, it’s always greatly appreciated, and I love the new look!

      • Bob

        Thanks! My pleasure.

    • consulting company

      Congratulations to your success and new design looks fantastic.

      • Bob

        Thanks! Appreciate the feedback!

        • Jashandeep

          Ultimate I have no words to explain your design its mind blowing .Very consistence performance.
          I really like your design .Hope so you will work always better than last.Good luck

    • Chelsea

      I recently started a blog and I am really excited to read your follow-up article to this because I could use some help getting more traffic to my blog. Thanks for your help!

      • Bob

        Hi Chelsea,

        Glad you liked this post… we will write a progress report in due time. We’re still trying a few new things.

        If traffic is your issue, I would also recommend checking out

        Thanks for your visit and comment, Chelsea!

    • Seo arizona

      HI Bob,

      congratulations to your new blog look and your successes. Just awesome.


      • Bob

        Thanks for the kind words, Ben. Good to see you here!

    • Entourage

      Wow what a great site I stumbled upon… So much awesom information from so many quality experts. As a newbie in the biz i know its hard trying to find the good info from the bad and of course getting that bit of information that will work for your situation.. this site definately affords allot of good info.. Will need to ensure I bookmark it to come back and take advantage of all this material.. thank you for providing such a wonderful site. One nugget I can share is a great one for drivving traffic it just released a few day’s ago and is already chalking up a storm. take a look and see if it’s right for you.. I like it..

      • Bob

        Thanks for the kind words… glad you are finding this information useful!

    • Scottsdale SEO

      I am so glad to find you guys here on the net, I am a part time networker and I find your posts very useful 😉 Congrats for the award 😉

      • Bob

        Greetings to a fellow Part Time Networker! Great to see that we’re attracting exactly who we are trying to serve!

        Glad you find our posts useful in your business. Stop by often, we have big plans ahead!

        Appreciate the comment!

    • Rowena Bolo

      Hi Bob,

      I truly just want to share with you and Rosemary that I am so glad you joined us in CM forum. If you’ll remember I connected with you (sort of) before you joined in CM, via liking your fan page and following you on twitter. Your niche and tagline; Simple Solutions for Part Time Networkers, really got me excited! Here are doctors, working full time and still being to manage to grow their networking business – what could be more inspiring and admirable than that?

      You deserve all these growth and results, Dr Bob. And way to go with your revised, simple and clean layout design. Of course, Oliver and Janet are two of my favorite bloggers and leaders too! I am so honored to learn from all of you. I will be sure to check out Dennis’ blog as well.

      Congratulations again!

      – Rowena

      • Bob

        Hi Rowena,

        Thank you very much for your kind words. You’re right — we did connect before the CM tribe!

        Glad you like the new layout. There’s still more to be rolled out, so I look forward to your comments and suggestions. And yes, Oliver and Jane are awesome, and Dennis is one cool dude. You should definitely check him out.

        Thanks for your continued support, Rowena. Great to see you here again!

    • Jane

      Hey Bob,

      Glad to see our friends listed here. I am so happy that May had been a great month for you. I very much like the design of your blog. Looks a lot less cluttered and professional now.

      Just a little suggestions with the secondary nav bar. Upon hovering, the items turn to blue and become hardly visible.


      • Bob

        Hi jane, thanks for the encouragement and kind words.

        And thanks for the suggestion about the secondary navbar. Sometimes we miss the little details, so I appreciate you pointing it out. I’ll send the request over to my designer.

        Have a wonderful week, Jane. Great to see you here again!

    • Janet

      Bob, aloha. Wanted to share an idea for a similar type post with you. Since I don’t know how active you are on twitter, don’t know whether or not it is appropriate.

      Today I was one of the featured people in a Follow Friday post. Rather than just list the 5 of us with an #FF on twitter, he wrote a post with a few sentences about each of us, linked back to us and then, of course, tweeted it. Isn’t that a nice idea?

      Best wishes for a terrific weekend. Aloha. Janet

      • Bob

        Hi Janet,

        You know, Twitter is one of those things that I keep saying, “I really need to get more involved there”. But sadly, there haven’t been enough hours in the day!

        Let’s talk more about this. I ‘d be interested in hearing more of your thoughts!

        Thanks for stirring up my brain cells (you always do!)!


    • Dennis Edell

      Comment reply link still not working for me…

      Yes please. I have my own designer, but I’d love to know how he did that.

      • Bob

        Glad to, Dennis…

        Throw me your email address in the Contact Form on the blog and I’ll be glad to send it over to you!

    • Dev


      Congratulations to your success and new design looks fantastic.

      Great to list the top commentates. Have a great weekend, mate.

      • Bob

        Thanks for the kind words of encouragement, Dev. Much of my recent success is due to great Tribes mates like yourself. It’s a great way to promote your blog and meet some really inspiring people in the process.

        Have a great day, Dev!
        See you again soon!

    • Diana Simon

      Hi Bob,

      Congratulations on your progress and the developments to your blog! It’s exciting to see changes and I am sure you have worked hard to get these results.

      It’s great to see you hand out awards to your top commenters. I know Oliver and Janet and thankful also for my commenters.

      Wishing you all the best on your journey.

      • Bob

        Hi Diana,

        We started our Top Commenters award last month and it was a big hit. I can’t take credit for it, tho’ — Oliver Tausend has been doing it for months and it’s worked well for him, as well.
        I think its a great way to recognize your top contributors and give them a little link love! 🙂

        Thanks for the encouragement and support, Diana! See you again soon.

    • Stacy

      Hi Bob,

      Congratulations on the exciting blog growth! You are making some real progress here, great job! 🙂

      I like how you took a screen shot of the top commentators blogs, that’s a great idea! 🙂


      • Bob

        Hi Stacy,

        Thanks for your words of encouragement. It’s great to have such incredible supporters in other tribe mates!

        Great to see you here again!

    • Jeanine Byers Hoag

      Congratulations, Bob, on your blog’s success! I like your blog’s new look and I really admire all you have been able to do in just 60 days. Good for you!


      • Bob

        Thanks for the kind words, Jeanine.

        It’s amazing what the power of a tribe can do, right? 🙂

        Coming from someone in fashion, I respect your opinion about our web graphics and layout. It’s good to know we’re on the right track!

        Thanks for stopping by!

    • Ilka Flood

      Hi Bob & Rosemary,

      I came here via Oliver and Marcus’ blog where you were featured as one of the Top Commentators for the month of May. Awesome, congratulations!

      Love your blog and the clean and vibrating layout and will be sure to bookmark it so I can come back and read more of your blogging journey.

      To your massive success!


      • Bob

        Welcome Ilka!

        We are such big fans of both Marcus and Oliver. They are such special people and terrific bloggers!

        We’re so glad to have you as part of our blog family, Ilka! If there is anything we can do to help, or if you have any suggestions for blog topics you’d like covered, please let us know.

        We look forward to seeing you here often! Thanks for stopping by!

    • Jayne Kopp

      Bob, I love the new header. Your blog really is transforming. … Just look at your Alexa too!! 🙂

      I love coming here as you are such an inspiration. I know how hard you both work, yet you manage your time to well and stay so focused. I am sure many can learn a great deal from you. (including me)

      I have no idea how you juggle and produce so well at the same time!



      ps: Congrats to my friend Janet for being such an awesome commentator!

      • Bob

        Glad you like the new look, Jayne. We are big fans of simplifying and making things neat and clean looking. More changes to come!

        Thanks for your words of encouragement. It can get dicey sometimes finding the time to blog and work full time, but I find that if I employ some of the tools I write about, it really helps! 🙂

        Thanks for stopping by, Jayne.

    • Dennis Edell

      How did you do that 2nd header (what I like to cal it), where it starts off, if you’re a part time marketer…..I’d love to do something like that?

      • Bob

        Hey Dennis —

        I have an Graphic Designer from the Philippines who does all the work on my blog. If you’re interested in contacting him, give me a yell!

    • Mavis Nong

      Hey Dr Clarke,

      Congratulations on the new changes on your blog :). One thing about you is that you always implement what you learn on your blog – keep up the good work!

      Well done for featuring your top commentators. I enjoyed reading your HOT posts in May! 🙂

      To a successful June!


      • Bob

        Haha Mavis… there was a time when we learned and learned and learned and failed to implement. That just made us smart but poor! 🙂

        Now, we have a rule between us that neither of us will take another training course before we act on what we’ve learned. It’s worked well for us.

        Thanks for the kind words of encouragement, Mavis… and congrats on all your successes!

    • Oliver Tausend

      HI Bob,

      congratulations to your new blog look and your successes. Just awesome.

      With that being said, thank you very much for featuring me as one of your top commentators, in very good company, that is the coolest part 🙂

      Keep up your great work !

      Take care


      • Bob

        Thank YOU Oliver, for your continued support, insights and kind words!

        And yes, you are in good company! 🙂

        Thanks for your leadership, Oliver!

        Bob and Rosemary

    • Dennis Edell

      Thanks so much for the linkage my friend, it’s always greatly appreciated, and I love the new look!

      • Bob

        Our pleasure, Dennis. It is we who are grateful for your participation and making this blog so dynamic.

        See you again, my friend!

    • Janet

      Bob, aloha. Love the look and feel of your “renovated” blog. The new header is terrific.

      Thx so much the honor of being included as one of your top commenters with such great company.

      Bob, it’s because you keep writing such great “stuff” that I have to keep returning to read which, me being me, inevitably leads to a comment.

      Thx for stirring up the brain cells as you so often do. Best wishes to you and Rosemary for a fabulous month. Aloha. Janet

      • Bob

        Hi Janet!
        Featuring you on our blog is our pleasure! You add so much to the discussion with your insights and life lessons. We really appreciate you!

        Thanks for the feedback on the “new look”. We are excited about it’s evolution and where it is taking us.

        Thanks for stopping by!

    • Sonny Lanorias

      Hi Bob,

      Yes your header looks cleaner and more striking now plus the overall lay out is awesome! Have to say that your man from the Philippines rocks just the way you do 🙂 Keep up the great work and thanks for your leadership!


      • Bob

        Hi Sonny!

        Great to see you here. Thanks for the feedback on the design and layout. My designer is a great guy, easy to work with and seems to understand what we want before we do. He has helped us alot.

        Thanks for the kind words. Appreciate the comment!

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