Wednesday, April 1, 2009

eBay Wordpress plugins

This week I wrote a lot about eBay and Wordpress plugins for the eBay Partner Network (ePN). It seems like I use eBay to monetize my blogs more than any other affiliate program for making money online. I like the fact that it coverts better than other programs and that (for me) it seems like you can make way more money per sale. Since I use Wordpress for nearly all my blogs, I'm always trying to find new plugins to display eBay auctions on my posts and pages. Here are some things I wrote about in the last week:

Auction Thumbs Wordpress Plugin

Free eBay Wordpress Plugins

BANS Niche Store Success

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Have you sed yet? I'm using it right now to post to 10 social sites at once.

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

How do You Like Them Apples?

I like reading Yahoo! Answers from time to's funny to see the questions that people write in (and the answers that they dig up). Here's a funny one, someone asks "What is the origin of the phrase How do you like them apples?

For those unfamiliar with the expression, this idiom can be used to gloat (as Matt Damon's character did in "Good Will Hunting") or to call attention to a small personal triumph. It's sort of another way of saying "So there" (but with apples).

OK, but how did the expression get its start? According to a few sources, it originated in World War I with the "toffee apple," a kind of trench mortar bomb sometimes used to destroy tanks. We presume soldiers would say, "How you like them apples?" after an "apple" took out an enemy.

A character played by Walter Brennan used the phrase in the John Wayne movie "Rio Bravo." After throwing a stick of dynamite and seeing his partner shoot it in the air, Brennan shouted, "How do ya like them apples?"

Ironically, whether in the movies or on the battlefield, the person being asked usually isn't around to answer the question.