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December 7, 2019

Social Media Site for Notaries – JuratBook

Filed under: Social Media — admin @ 7:39 am

Welcome to JuratBook, a social media site for Notaries. Notaries typically use this to complain about slow paying signing companies, and boast about how good their 123notary listing is doing.

With JuratBook, you can post an unlimited amount of special notary emoji’s on your posts. The surprised emoji would be if you got paid on time. The sad emoji would be if there were too many fax backs. A heart emoji would be because you love Jeremy and Carmen. A thumbs up (or thumb prints up) would be if you either liked a particular signing company, or if you thumb printed someone.

You can take selfies of you and your customers and post them. You can talk about what you do when you are not notarizing.

The problem with JuratBook is that it makes people more competitive about how popular they are. It makes you think your life isn’t as full as all these other people with lots of postings who celebrate life every day.

Unlike Facebook, you can use hateful speech on JuratBook. It has to be allowed, because Notaries are so frustrated by not getting paid on time. JuratBook believes in freedom of speech.

The algorithm used for JuratBook helps promote posts more about the social aspects of being a Notary rather than dull work related posts.

What constitutes JuratBook friendship? Do you have to notarize each other? Or have each other’s thumb print? The rules keep changing as the owner Sam Zuckerberg — Mark’s lesser known and less successful brother.

JuratBook — your social media venue!

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November 27, 2019

I am writing about how I am out of ideas of topics to write about

Filed under: Comprehensive Guides,Social Media — admin @ 5:57 am

It is the first time in eight years where I have racked my brains and cannot think of anything to write about. Back in 2011 I remember that I had the same problem. I started to write about state issues. There were few readers and lots of critics. Every time I made a mistake or didn’t make a state-specific mistake but was accused of it, it was a headache.

I have written about notary technical issues to the point where I cannot think of anything I didn’t already cover. I could go over materials I already wrote about and rewrite them. But, unique material will be hard to think of.

Comedy articles are fun because there seems to be an infinite source of ideas. I work with several comedy writers and you can tie notary themes in with themes in the news which keep changing.

What do you guys think I should write about other than my wacky road trips to other states?

By the way, I didn’t think of the idea of this article. A 22 year old guy with a good sense of humor thought I should write about this when I mentioned to him that I can’t think of anything to write about.

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I eat, breathe and sleep 123notary
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November 11, 2019

123notary behind the scenes – almost not able to walk

Filed under: Social Media — admin @ 5:27 am

It was bad. For months, my left leg was killing me. And on my right leg there was sciatic pain. The right buttocks would hurt when I sat for long hours. The left side of my left leg would hurt so badly when I walked, that I had to take one minute breaks every five minutes or so.

Finally, I went to the acupuncturist and he said my circulation was not good in my legs and that I had a muscle spasm. So, he gave me some acupuncture. I had gone to another acupuncturist a week before who also gave me acupuncture with the biggest needles I had ever seen.

But, walking had become such a problem. I took the bus to Koreatown a few times. It is only a few miles down Wilshire. I remember walking home from Koreatown twice. I had to stop every five minutes because the tension and pain was unbearable. And taking my neighborhood walks to Whole Foods and around the park became very painful as well. The hot baths helped a little, but weren’t good enough.

On a brighter note, Koreatown was fun. I took the bus there because parking is so expensive. I tried a great Oaxacan place and had different types of mole and Oaxacan style tortillas which were excellent. I tried Bengladeshi tandoori for only two bucks at a market.

After trying about ten places, I finally found a massage therapist who I could commit to. After she worked on my left leg three times, I was finally able to walk without pain. But, this lady kept trying to do my back. I told her my back is fine. It is the leg that is a huge problem. I guess some masseuses are on auto-pilot and want to focus on backs. Well thank God my back is no problem because my legs have been bothering me for months.

Now, the legs are okay, but the calves are tight. So, we will be working on those for a while. I am walking three hours a day to get healthy so it is no wonder that my legs get up tight.

So, I am okay now — for now. Wish me luck.

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November 1, 2019

Would you like to be a guest blogger on 123notary?

Filed under: Social Media — admin @ 8:35 pm

123notary gets regular inquiries from those who want to do guess blogging. Normally they offer us a small fee to publish their articles with a link and promise us long term business which never seems to pan out. However, it is nice to get a diversity of articles on our site and extra pocket change (or what the Arabs call “Pepsi money.” )

In any case, if you would like to write for us, my main concern is — what are you going to write about? We like posts relating to:

MOST RELEVANT
Notary issues

NEXT MOST RELEVANT
Mortgage
Real Estate
People who travel by car to appointments
Legal

THIRD MOST RELEVANT
Technical or computer related
Financial
Entrepreneur

I prefer relevant articles since those will be of interest to our readers. But, if you have an unrelated article, we can still publish it with a link for the right price. I am charging $50 to $125 per article now. All I ask is that ALL instructions are in the email with the article and that the article is sent on its own SEPARATE email and not mixed in with our negotiations in some long annoying string.

Thanks for your interest and — keep it relevant!

Sincerely,
Jeremy Belmont
123notary manager

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September 27, 2019

Facebook comments down to almost none

Filed under: Social Media — admin @ 10:35 pm

In the old days, our Facebook used to be such a medium for Notary conversation. But, Notaries little by little slowed down their commentary on our Facebook page. Our Forum slowed down many years ago and never came back up. We might get one post per day. How sad and sluggish. Maybe on day the industry will pick up, but for now it is really slow and sad in terms of social media. I have put such hard work into blogging, Facebook and a little work on Twitter that I just feel sad.

On the other hand, perhaps there are topics that people would be more apt to comment on? The posts people comment on tend to be divisive, political and controversial and the comments tend to be rude, because Americans cannot and will not be polite discussing differences. Sad. I guess I sound like Trump saying that — but, the guy has a point.

So, let’s hope for the best in terms of Facebook.

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August 4, 2019

Nice things people said about 123notary in the blog commentaries

Filed under: Social Media — admin @ 10:38 am

Jeremy…you do a great job helping your notaries do a better job and to get more business. Thanks for all the info you send us. I do appreciate it. The other “listing notary companies” just want our money!

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Thanks for all your hard work and dedication to bringing this advice to us. Sometimes the truth is hard to take in but at the end of the day, I would rather have the truth than the lie. Hard work DOESN’T come by twiddling my thumbs and waiting for it to come to me. I’m HUNGRY for knowledge! Therefore, l WILL SUCCEED!

I will do my best to apply this advice in my business.

Respectfully,

Jacqueline Angela Stokes
Integrity Notary Service, Inc.

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I laughed so hard at some of these stories that my side hurts. I’ve been in this “never know what to expect” business since 2009
and I love it because I have never seen two closings that are alike. It’s always an exciting challenge. Sad or funny we all have good memories and I truly appreciate the people I met along the way that allowed me to be a part of their life.
Thank you Jeremy this was GREAT reading!

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Get ’em Jeremy!
I agree with you.
I’ve learned a lot from you.
I appreciate your efforts to weed out the idiots–there are far too many.
I love your website.
Keep it up!

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Great Article. I agree with you. I believe 97% of Notaries will flunk your test.

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The following is not meant to be a political statement. As Susan Collins said recently….. “we have forgotten the common values that bind us together as Americans”. That appears to be your problem when you state that “Being nice in my job description comes last in a long list of other requirements.”
Being nice, whether you are the hiring party or not, is a basic human value that we all need to remember. I am not trying to be antagonistic or whiny. I am tired of seeing the constant division is this county and I would like to see all of us benefit from your business and your knowledge. Please take a moment to think about this and try to see things from your and our prospective.

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BRAVO Jeremy!! Your explanations are SO clear and logical. Of course, I agree with all you said.Over 25 years dealing with my Journals has proved to me: There’s no room for Multiple Choice in a journal. Can’t possibly cover all possible choices.

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One thing is for sure: I find coverage here that I don’t find anywhere else.

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When you do the episode “Notaries Without Underwear”, let me know.

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Once again, Jeremy proves he is a champion for notaries, without 123Notary I would not be as successful in acquiring business clients. Thank you Jeremy!!!

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June 21, 2019

Demographics and who is reading my blog

Filed under: Social Media — admin @ 12:21 pm

I used to think that most of my readers were women over fifty. And maybe the readers who comment and are listed with us meet that profile. But, the people who read my blog are all types. What surprised me is that most are male (and males are a gender minority in the notary industry) and that most people reading our blog were under 45 which was another huge surprise.

So, I’m going to have to make my blog more hip to keep these young hipsters more interested. Maybe I need to talk more about young people things. I don’t even know who the pop stars are these days other than Ariana Grande and Miley Cyrus. Sounds like I need to get more with the times.

By the way, I just learned that Miley and her hubby Liam Hemsworth cannot stop fighting and that their marriage is at risk. Why not just date?

The largest age segment reading my blog is 26-35. Who would have guessed. And it is not because of the Notary profession. Young people in general seem to spend more time on the net, particularly men with poor social skills. Women prefer to spend time with real people — and so do I. So I finally agree with women about something but still can’t figure out why they like shoes so much.

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December 5, 2018

Notary Rotary’s forum has really declined

Filed under: Social Media — admin @ 12:29 pm

Our forum has really shut down. We get a few comments from time to time. If I promote forum posts on Facebook or the newsletter I’ll get some play. But, it is more on my effort. Notary Rotary‘s forum has always been the most active one. I’m not sure why. But, it is always the same people over there.

Lee/AR
Luckydog
MW/VA
Yoli
Linda H
NVL Slady
Cheryl Elliott

There were a few others. These (roughly) half dozen people are responsible for half the content on the forum these days. It used to be about three dozen regulars. What is happening to our industry? Our Facebook still gets good clicks, but does not have the commentary we used to get from Notaries. The whole industry is slowing down, and the old-timers are either not around or not contributing as much anymore.

Notary Rotary’s forum used to fill up two pages or more per day. Now it is two days per page. Things are so slow. July 2018 was the worst month I have had in my career since 2005.

Maybe one day things will pick up. But, they did have more than a dozen new companies over the last year who I added to my records, so at least there is some new blood in our business.

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October 15, 2018

Testimonial from Frank Tabacca

Filed under: Social Media — Tags: — admin @ 11:47 am

Hello Everyone

My name is Frank and I have been a Certified Signing Agent for over 9 years. Compared to some people out there that’s not a lot, but my point is this, after doing the same thing for a long time, many of us could get complacent. Well, I sure did.

I thought I knew more than most people in this business. I lost that excitement, like when you first started out. My desire to learn wasn’t like it used to be.

At first, I really did feel like reading the material, but once I started, I couldn’t stop, because I was learning things I should have known. I began to feel the desire to read more and learn more. As corny as this may sound, I feel like I’m back again. I feel like it gave me the jump start I needed that I didn’t know I needed.

I am self employed. This is my business and my company and if I don’t treat it as such, it will not produce the way it should or could.

We are all captains of our own ship. We have to lead not follow. I shouldn’t need someone else to get me motivated. We should all have the self desire to read this material and continue to review and search for any information that could help us increase our bottom line.

Since then, I have been vigorously pursuing the desperately needed updating of everything related my business, including my 123notary profile, other profiles with my clients, my own website, marketing, business tools and more.

I needed this.

I am glad 123notary decided to retest everyone. Especially ME!!

Thank you 123notary.

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August 21, 2018

Comments I liked on the Blog August 2018

Filed under: Social Media — admin @ 10:48 am

Some of the comments we get on our blog are really interesting, and learning tools for myself and the rest of us. Here are a few that I liked and/or found fascinating.

Here are comments I liked. With all the grief Carmen and I go through, it is nice that people appreciate the good things we do.

General Response
“Always good friend no. Like the humor it keeps me alert”

General Response
“I love your articles…you put such a funny twist on stuff. Makes me laugh!!”

General Response
“Good review Jeremy, keep these coming, these are helpful tools to keep us sharp. Thank you.”

General Response
“Notaries are careless and sloppy. Over the last 10 years I’ve assisted about 30 second signers on documents, usually refinances. I believe just one or two were error free… either a mistake by the notary, or missing a mistake by the signer accounted for the others. Frequently two or more errors refinanced.Lenders are even worse.”

General Response
“Indeed. 123notary is a refreshing site for sure. I love it!!!! And – I definitely love your (Ken Edelstein) comments and notarial instructions–thank you! And I do appreciate Jeremy holding notaries to a higher standard. I was at a signing not long ago as a Witness. An attorney conducted the signing and did NOT swear the Borrowers in and did not do a Journal entry though he acted as the Notary. I was agape and aghast.

I do think the readers should stay away from red vans and northern Massachusetts back roads where there are lurking slippery seals in an oil spill due to offshore drilling that Harvey Weinstein undoubtedly caused and the Buddhist nuns condoned. The café that Jeremy described is most likely haunted by notaries who do not listen, do not care, do not swear people in, do not keep a Journal, and who rarely pick up their phones unless it is Harvey calling them, and, generally, who ain’t right and ain’t gonna get right. There are most certainly better roads and cafes in Gwinnett County, Georgia, where you are apt to find Your Favorite Mobile Notary enjoying a cuppa and studying Professor Closen’s new book. /Penny ”

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The way you treat Jeremy might be the same way you treat title. Response
http://blog.123notary.com/?p=19590
“I hope 123notary staff realize how thankful this notary is for all that you do! Hope to never be perceived as rude or ungrateful….so wanted to publicly acknowledge this job generating venue.”

Notary Public 101 Vocabulary Response

Notary Public 101 — Basic Notary Vocabulary


“Good info Jeremy! You even made it interesting with the random additional information! I”m curious, could one of those be on the test as well??”

Letter to Donald Trump response.
http://blog.123notary.com/?p=19908
“I agree wholeheartedly with the case Larry has stated above. Over-regulation does not make an industry better, it cripples it. That why President Trump has rescinded so many hundreds of regulations ion so many areas. It no longer takes 19 years to get approval to build a road, for example. All the regulations in California need to stay right there and not infect the Great State of Florida. How much of the qualifiers are really in the interests of the notary industry, the notaries or in the interests of those trying to regulate.”

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Some of you people have a few screws loose response
http://blog.123notary.com/?p=19473
“Jeremy, I too don’t want to get on your bad side and totally respect your standards that notaries need to study and keep up to date.

However, in the trenches things are much different than being asked questions over the phone at a time you are not mentally prepared for. When I am going to a signing and before ( even at the time of making the appointment) I begin rehearsing, thinking, and planning for the possible events of the signing. I have more the one form of employment, so it takes me a moment or two to get in my Notary frame of mind. Honestly, answering question after question over the phone is not a full measure of the quality of a notaries knowledge or expertise. That said, you provide a valuable service to all and I applaud you. I know my phone call to test is coming, I only hope its in the am and you don’t mind my long pauses to think! jk”

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