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4 Beautiful Plants From the Tropics Oct. 10, 2013

New & Thoughtful

GlamTribale Opens April 1, 2014 At The Marketplace @ Teaberry in Cape May County

Sheryl Sandberg & Getty Images Reboot Stock Photos Portrayal of Women

Pubic Hair Is Back, Announces The New York Times

Eniko Mihalik By Diego Uchitel Returns Anne To Vietnam & Reflections On The Heart Of Darkness

Chantal Thomass, Red Wine Is More Sensual Than Coca-Cola Light

Dasha Zhukova’s BDSM Throne Bashing Is Well Deserved

Abigail Disney Defends Meryl Streep’s Calling Walt Disney A ‘Gender Bigot

Aerie Lingerie Launches ‘The Real You Is Sexy’ Campaign

To Be Better Understood, Anne Learned To Do Serious Uptalk

Karolina Kurkova’s Pursuit Of Supermodel Status | Fashion Activism & Smart Sensuality Women

ForbesWoman Calls 2014 A Breakout Year For Women Entrepreneurs | Maria Shriver Reports On Poor Women in America

Zambia’s First Lady Dr Christine Kaseba-Sata Stuns By Speaking On Behalf Of Gays | God Loves Uganda Documentary

Religion’s Evolution Divide Deepens Between Republicans & Democrats | Phil Robertson Promotes Marrying Girls Young

Paul de Luna’s ‘Samsara’: Returning The Sacred Feminine To Her Historical Place Of Honor Will Help Save The World

Master Builder’s pdate: UAE’s ‘Organic Cities’ By Luca Curci; Wired Looks At Masdar City

TED Talk: Boyd Varty On ‘Ubuntu’, Nelson Mandela & The Londolozi Game Reserve

American Nuns Hold Tight To Social Activism As Pope Francis Offers Hope of SOME Change In Their Voice

Smart Sensuality Ulrika Lundgren of Rika Brand Fashion, Magazine & Maison

Just Why Does the Rape of Women & Children Worldwide Continue?

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Brooklyn Artist Wangechi Mutu Confronts Women As Active Protagonists

Diana Moldovan & Yumi Lambert by Hans Silvester for Hermes Spring/Summer 2014 Campaign

Christian Louboutin Does ‘Lilith’ By Peter Lippmann For Fall 2013

Anne’s New Decoupage Collage Placemats Hit An Artistic High Note

Shop GlamTribale Holiday GiftsGlamTribale Holiday Coasters $8 ea, 4/$25 Are The Truly Perfect Gift

GlamTribale Dedicates Elephant Bazaar To Ending The Slaughter Of Elephants | Anne To Meet Kathy Eldon

Philadelphia Meets Malibu. Anne Meets Kathy Eldon As Creative Visions Rolls Into Philadelphia October 2, 2013

TENTHOUSANDTHINGS Jewelry By Inez & Vinoodh

By George! I Think She’s Got It!!!! Anne Takes Her GlamTribale Show On The Road

GlamTribale To Help Launch Philadelphia Ballet Nutcracker Market Dec 6-8

Anne’s Own Decoupage Wood and Polymer Clay Beads On GlamTribale Jewelry

Anne Learns To Make Polymer Clay Beads For GlamTribale Jewelry

Save 30% On GlamTribale Jewelry & Gifts At Building Character May 18-19 in Lancaster, Pa.

Support Creative Visions @ MyLA2050 As Dan Eldon Takes GlamTribale Into the Omo Valley

Dan Eldon & Mom Kathy Eldon Take Us Into the Omo Valley & Heart of Consciousness

Coaster Gift Sets & Gift Card Earrings at Building Character, Lancaster, Pa

GlamTribale Opens At Building Character in Lancaster, Pa

Frida Kahlo As Sensual Goddess Gaia Our Nurturing Earth Mother

Truth Serum on Goddesses, Religion & Women’s History Leaves Me Nowhere To Hide

Lais Ribeiro Is a Bahia Beauty By Michael Roberts for L’Officiel NL February 2013 as ‘Toda Menina Baiana’

Modern American Women Join Cultural Creatives in a New Smart Sensuality, Global Mindset on Women’s Rights

Anne’s Sensual Apples Are Good for Body, Soul & Women’s Rights

Anne Discovers Jozi Maboneng Johannesburg’s Artistry & Enlightenment

Lilith Was A Hit at Dress for Success Philadelphia Holiday Fashion Event

Women’s Rights and the Sperm Fight in Jerusalem

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Monday
Jan072013

Anne's Sensual Apples Are Good for Body, Soul & Women's Rights Politics

Clara Alonso bites into the apple of sensuality — a green one — in this Chis Colls editorial for Elle Vietnam. Determining now that this is a Spring 2012 editorial, perhaps April, (grrrrh) we stick with it to promote the healthy eating of apples and taking a bite of sensuality regularly.

See the perfect pitch apple eating video and images ‘The Virgin Bride’ for Stone Cold Fox’s spring 2013 colelction.

In a landmark decision for AOC, I decided to put a compendium of Treats! editorials and my writing on sensuality on AOC’s front page salon. If AOC is banned in the Arab world and now in many workplaces in America because we DO filter any questionable images, instead of just throwing them out there as so many others do, we just aren’t all that reliant on Google any more.

People are shaking their head that AOC would be banned. Sensuality News we understand, of course. This is why I separated the websites in the first place when 40 images got 40,000 wiped out of Google image search for 120 days. That was my 2010 nightmare. I got cute one day and began writing about food porn. DISASTER struck!

Guilty By Association

If AOC is still guilty by association — which is frankly the story of my life — fine. We’ve built a fantastic website and large roster of devoted readers without Google’s help. It just irks me to see people not playing by the rules not quarantined. It’s a bit like not paying your taxes and laughing all the way to the bank.

Nothing will change with my new attitude re Google, because my work in philanthropy and women’s rights is exploding with our new GlamTribale jewelry collection. Discretion is required of me when dealing with international women’s rights, although most know quickly and admire my maverick status. My friends in the Arab world say “don’t let up, Anne. Let us worry about the issues on the ground here.”

You will find me writing much more aggressively about sexuality again, and taking an occasional daring plunge with a raised middle finger status as I did putting a huge number of Treats! editorials on the front page of AOC and then tying them to my in-depth writing on female sexuality.

Authenticity Is Our Top Priority

That action is asking to be burned at the stake by social conservatives — except they spend far more time on Treats! material than progressives like my readers do, given their propensity to buy more pornography while wagging their fingers at the rest of us. It takes one to know one.

Authenticity is priority #1 at AOC. We will walk our talk this year as never before, with the arrival of several new writers and expanding plans for GlamTribale. Happy New Year to ALL our friends!!  As I always say, fasten your seat belts because I like driving fast. ~ Anne

Sunday
Nov112012

Anne's GlamTribale Jewelry Now in Full Swing

 

It’s fair to say that I’ve done a really lousy job of keeping my own bio updated. So much has happened since I last wrote in this journal. There’s not time to post a full update now either.

Simply stated, we now have a new business GlamTribale jewelry, finally launched at the end of July. Thankfully, we launched it at a food and spirits show in Lancaster, Pa. While folks were having an orgasm over the beauty of the jewelry, they had a glass in one hand and a plate of food in the other.

Only I saw everything that was wrong with the jewelry — and it was a lot. In my career, I have always been the merchant, the creative director, the head of product development. Blessed with a keen eye, good taste, and strong sense of how to build and cost merchandise, one set of skills I don’t have is a degree in design.

Truthfully, I was kicked out of art class in 7th grade and put in an advanced math class that was a pilot project in my school. “It’s great for you,” my teacher told me. “This is a fantastic exerimental class out of Princeton or some other Ivy League school. And beside, you’re not creative.”

Indeed, I was told by my 7th grade teacher that I am not creative.The things we say to our children. Her words haunted me for decades.

Truthfully, though, I haven’t excelled at making things until now. I had design staffs that made them for me — and I still do. But in August 2012 I said “how hard can this be”, and I began making jewelry like a mad woman. Jaws dropped around me, as I drove the design and quality expectations bar through the roof. 

Then I hated the GlamTribale website. Surely, I’ve written here that web developers and I are like vinegar and water. Honestly, I loathe them at this point. So I redid the entire website myself, as I am constantly tinkering with Anne of Carversville.

The website is now fully loaded after reshooting the product THREE times. It wasn’t until I said: “Anne, if this jewelry website was lingerie instead, what would it look like?” Eureka! I got it.

There is so much to write about what’s happening with me — I’ll try to fill in the blanks this week. You can follow GlamTribale on its website and also in a GlamTribale blog here on AOC. This has been the toughest two years of my life, but 2013 will be different. I love our websites; readers love us; and now it’s time to monetize all our hard work. ~ Anne

See also Anne Enke Bio, Career & Evolution As A Writer

Friday
Nov252011

AOC Readers Get Respect, Great Content No Attack Ads

Many web owners and webmasters are reading The Pummeling Pages, a damnation by Brent Simmons of the current state of so much web content and typical websites.

The site has good writing. But the pages do everything possible to convince people not to try. “Don’t bother,” the pages say. “It’s hopeless. Oh — and good luck not having a seizure!”

They’re filled with ads and social-media sharing buttons — and more ads. And Google plus-onesies and Facebook likeys. And also more ads. Plus tweet-this-es. Plus ads. (And, under-the-hood, a whole cruise-ship-full of analytics. The page required well-more than 100 http calls.)

While we, too, struggle to be creative in developing a revenue strategy, the fight against this invasion of our brains has always been front and center in my relationship with the ‘advisers’ who have called me crazy and lacking strategy in my web vision.

Having built a core group of 250,000 high-quality readers — and climbing quickly — 2012 will be our year for revenue. We are launching a goddess-inspired jewelry collection, to support our telling of women’s history. We have obtained a nonprofit arts sponsor with Fractured Atlas and will be expanding AOCCares.org. Several publishing projects are on the drawing board; and we are focused on finding high-quality sponsors.

We’ve been consistent around a single idea at AOC -- and it is YOU, our friends and readers. We’ve never played games with readers, never chased them around the page with ‘attack ads’, never participated in link farm games and avoided web relationships that define our own character, with their strategies.

As a result, our website growth is organic and for real. Our web stats are heavenly and readers appreciate our not trying to co-op their brains with pure clutter.

Tuesday
Aug302011

AOC & Sensuality News Compared to Vogue.com

I took note today that Business Insider writes that Conde Nast’s new Vogue.com is working, with traffic exploding by 500%. Most impressive is the 30 page views per unique visitor, with unique visitors now at 1.2 million.

Folks at Vogue.com noted that much of their page view credit is coming from fashion shows and party slide shows, a factor not pertinent to AOC’s page views or Alexa.com’s ranking of our websites. (We do not use slide shows, finding that they waste viewers’ time.)

Alexa.com puts Vogue’s page views per user at about 2.5, not counting looking at slideshow images that are part of the same article. Amazon’s company Alexa.com doesn’t measure slide show page views — which are sort of misleading, as acknowledged by Conde Nast.

People constantly tell us that they come to AOC and SN as a true portal or home base for learning, but even we refuse to believe that our incredible page views some days. We know that we have people who come and spend 3-4 hours on the website each week. We’ve counted as many as 250 page views with those types. Our time on website stats and also page views have held constant as our traffic has tripled in the last year.

The Alexa.com graphs have AOC and SN generating higher total page views than Vogue.com, when we’re counting pages.

Admitting that AOC and SN combined are about 20% the uniques of Vogue.com currently and without an ounce of marketing support, we’re proud to share some stats that compare the three of us. We are the little engine that could, the one ready to soar even higher in cyberspace with funding and person power.

In these graphs Vogue.com is the blue line; Anne of Carversville.com is the brown one; and Sensuality News.com is yellow. Is this one heck of a performance up against Vogue.com or what!!! Anne

Daily Page Views Per User

 

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Monday
May302011

Alexa Updates on AnneofCarversville.com & SensualityNews.com

We share good news that May 5 was no fluke. Our momentum remains unchanged and should continue to increase-although summer always promises a slowdown with our reader. As of last week, we cycled out of our two biggest weeks of 2011, when Lea T was on Oprah and the digital world got informed about transgender topics. Those two huge weeks from Feb. were dragging our Alexa.com improvement somewhat. No more.

We will continue to go green with many new ideas in the pipeline. We also have substantial increases in directs, which are moving to 45% on AOC. Simply stated, our retention of new readers is killer.

Above is AnneofCarversville.com; below is SensualityNews.com as of May 24, 2011.