Beware, A Bottle of Wine Can Land You in Jail, as it Did to Roxana Saberi

Thirty one years old US journalist and former Miss North Dakota Roxana Saberi has been detained by the Iranian authorities. Her crime: She bought a bottle of wine. She had rang her father on Feb 10 saying that she has been arrested and will be released soon. But her father hasn't heard about her since. Roxana Saberi was living in Iran for the past six years.
She certainly knew how sever are the country and its rules and regulations. She survived in Iran for six years which is no mean feat for a women with Western upbringing. Lets hope that Iranian authorities come clean with the reason why they have arrested Roxana Saberi, and release her soon.
Roxana Saberi has been a very good student through out her academic career. She majored in French and Communication. She did her Master's in Broadcast Journalism from Chicago and then Master's Degree in International Relations from Cambridge University in England.

New Bloggers Should Stick to Google Adsense than Making the Site an Affiliate Farm

Let me tell you a secret about my affiliate marketing campaigns, I haven't made a single penny till date from my affiliate links. I must confess that I haven't done much with the affiliate links except putting the links in the sidebar or writing a post or two about some special affiliate product. My personal experience is that you need to have a niche site and not a blog to make money from affiliate products. May be I am wrong.
I have yet to earn my first $100 from adsense, but I am close to the finishing line, unless google decides to cancel my adsense account on some pretext. My experience says that new bloggers, who don't know the ABCs of affiliate marketing, should concentrate on google adsense ads. If they put too many affiliate links on their blogs, the reader may click those links, but not necessarily buy the product. It means that the click was wasted. If there had been only google adsense ads on that page the performance would be much better. The conclusion: Affiliate links distract the visitors away from the adsense ads.