If we are going to really appreciate the heritage of chocolate, it is worthwhile to understand its history.
Cocoa is the anglicized spelling of the Spanish word cacao, derived from the Nahuatl word “cacahuatl.” We know that the cacao tree is native to the Americas. It may have originated in the foothill of the Andes in the Amazon and Orinoco basins of South America; current day Colombia and Venezuela.
However, it may have had a larger range in the past, evidence for which may be obscured because of its cultivation in these areas long before, as well as after, the Spanish arrived.
This white paper ebook is a fascinating look at the history of chocolate, and how it has been used throughout the ages for value, pleasure and health.
Some of you have asked me if it is a good idea to have external sites link back to your site. I took a moment to pass the question along to my good friend Cary Snowden who has a podcast on blog marketing, and he wrote about it!
Check out Cary’s new post titled The Importance of Backlinks, and listen to his podcast on the subject (found at the bottom of his post).
“…Google literally dropped a social media bomb this quarter and everything has changed and will continue to change rapidly… you need to hurry!”
“If you wait even one more month to get started on your Social Media presence, it could be too late and too hard to catch up…”
“…The rules are significantly different now; the days of getting noticed on Google for free may be gone… get going!”
“…you’ll probably need to invest a few dollars in order to catch up with the crowd – if you’re behind the majority of people.”
~Adam Paul Green, Xocai Ambassador
~Top Action Steps to Take Right Now:
1. Immediately “Sign Up” for the FREE Marketing Blog Adam provides…
a. Click There -> http://adampaulgreen.com/free-marketing-website/
b. Twocustom blog postings, unique to you, will be designed, created and posted for you every week (automatically)
c. Add multiple blog postings of your owneach week (It’s FREE!)(Instructions are on the link above)
d. Start S L O W — No Rush!
e. Spending up to 25% of your “free time” growing your Digital Reputation is suggested every week…