Although I have been working on the internet for a while now, I am learning new stuff every day.

The power of jokes - I guess it shouldn't surprise me how popular jokes are, with the economy and everything else weighing so heavily on people, humor really is a good medicine. Mark Meyer had sent in a joke about funny restaurant names. Ali shared it with Reddit and I shared it on Facebook and DIggit - I have no idea why that joke caught fire the way it did. It's a great joke - Over 105,000 people have visited our web site to read it, consequently, new people found our site and some are riders who decided to join us as members.

So for all of you small business people who have a web site to promote your business, you riding club groups who want to attract new members - remember to inject some humor into your site, and share it. That's what social networks are all about.

The other thing I am learning is about the difference a good web host and server can make. When you have a good web host who provides your web site with a good environment to run in (server), well, everything runs the way it is supposed to.  Ali and I now know, without a doubt that GoDaddy was not kind to us. Our site on their server would never have handled the traffic we are getting now. Not in a million years!

The internet is a hard place to get noticed on. It takes a lot of work and a lot of patience, learning and willingness to learn with a whole lot of tenacity thrown in - to succeed. Networking, sharing - that is what Facebook, Diggit, Reddit, Furl, Windows Live and all of those groups/social networks are all about.

Belt Drive Betty dot com is all about networking for motorcyclists, I hope you'll join our network and share. We'd love to see you there!

In the news today, Triumph set some world land speed records at Bonneville, the RCMP are labelling motorcycling groups like the Handsome Bastards as Hells Angels puppet clubs and we have more riders who have had accidents again.

Click on the News Link and then choose your province to see what is happening in your region either from the main stream news feeds or through member submissions.
If you know of something you think the rest of the community should know about - log in and submit it.

Here in Grande Prairie we now have 2 motorcycle officers.
Our Toy Run is tomorrow - hoping for good weather and a record number of bikes! It is our 30th Annual this year!

Our AIM-Can Chapter (Scroll to the bottom for all of the event info) is hosting a Fall Social & Membership Drive on October 22nd. The event is sponsored by BJ's Q Club and is Free - Buffet dinner, entertainment...starts at 6:30 PM - hope to see some you Grande Prairie and area riders come and join us!

If you are fortunate enough to be riding today, please ride like everyone around you is blind and can not see you!

Belt Drive Betty
National VP - AIM-Can
Alliance for Injured Motorcyclists

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