Cool Blog Links Now Live

What is Cool Blog Links? Put simply Cool Blog Links is my latest venture, one in which I hope a lot of my fellow bloggers will take advantage of. By joining this free site bloggers will have the opportunity to see how their blogs stack up against fellow bloggers. This is easily done as members get to display a tiny button on their blogs which allows visitors to vote for them. The code also keeps track of various statistics including page views, and in case you are wondering the code isn’t a script and so will not slow down the speed of of page loads. Those members who are in the top ten also get to display their banner and will obviously get more exposure. It may be just the incentive needed to push your blog to the next level. As I hope to get the site to a PR4…

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There may well be some of you who may have noticed that I have been a little quiet of late as far as posting and commenting are concerned. No need to worry as it has nothing to do with health and everything to do with treating my family to a well deserved holiday. Something that a lot of people don’t realize is that being self employed means that a lot of the time you need to make sacrifices and where I am concerned it has meant that we have not been able to go on many holidays as a family which is why I took my loving family to Sydney. I will be posting most of the photos in Photos2Blog, some of which I am quite proud of. For now I am going to show you one of many different shots that I took of the Sydney Opera House. [eminimall]…

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Does My Bum Look Big In This?

I reckon as men we have heard many versions of this particular line and it really doesn’t matter what we say we will probably get into trouble. Aussies have a weird sense of humor and there are many things that we find hilarious that leave others shaking their heads. Take this commercial featuring Dare Espresso, a flavored milk product. There was a series of these commercials, the theme of which was ‘Dare To Be Different.’ The idea was that people who drank Dare were outrageously daring, or at least that’s the impression that I got from them. So, tell me, did you find it funny? [eminimall] Sharing is Cool

Being The Perfect Blog Host

The other day as I was roaming the Blogosphere I happened upon a blog that mentioned something called ‘Black Friday‘. Being an Australian I had no idea what Black Friday was, for all I knew it could have been some Satanic ritual that was performed some weeks after Halloween, and so I left a comment asking what Black Friday Stood For? As it turns out the owner of the blog must have followed me to this blog, read my post What Type Of Commentator Do You Aspire To Be ? and left a reply on his post insinuating that I was an obnoxious commentator? I replied pointing out that in no way was that an accurate inference citing the facts that; I was not a robot and so did not fit the Robotic Commentator category. As my comment was longer than his post I also didn’t fit the Hit And…

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ProBlogger Plea To Amazon Associates Program

Image by BenSpark via Flickr I was pleased to read Darren Rowse’s letter to the big boys at Amazon, not because I think he will get non-US affiliates a better deal, but because it has galvanized me into promoting Amazon products a whole lot more. I never thought that there was that amount of money to be made. Sure Darren is able to bring in the big bucks because of the amount of ‘pull’ his blogs have, and maybe one day I will be close to being in the same league but for now I will take every dollar that comes my way, even if I have to wait 6 weeks to get it. In regards to the post itself, I reckon that Darren is starting to forget his original roots. Like us, he started off as a small time blogger who was quite happy to get whatever income came…

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Blond Bombshell Finds The True Worth Of Vanity

In the land Of Wassup, many years ago, there lived a woman named Deseria who was renowned for her beauty. The trouble with Deseria was that she knew she was beautiful and wanted everyone around her to appreciate the fact. Every night and morning she would go through the routine of brushing her luscious blond hair the required 500 strokes, all the while gazing lovingly at her reflection. Every time she would speak to the mirror the following words, “Mirror mirror on the wall, who is the fairest of them all?” Luckily for her the mirror was an inanimate object, otherwise it would have used it’s magical ability to throttle her. Still, Deseria would play her little game and in her mind she would hear the mirror telling her what a real stunner she was and how every woman in the world was extremely jealous of her. One stormy night…

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Bloggers, Overworked And Underpaid

Let’s assume that a bloggers main aim is to utilize his blog to make money, with the sole intention that one day he or she can tell their bosses to go get stuffed, as they now have their very own profitable online business. They dream about the look on their boss’s face when they will one day drop the ‘I Quit’, bombshell. The trouble is that this dream, for the majority of bloggers, is a long way off and there is a lot of hard work ahead of them. Let’s face it, monetizing the old Blog isn’t as easy as we once thought. So much goes into blogging from choosing the host, theme, affiliates and then to consistently provide quality content in order to build a presence on the Web that will hopefully build into a strong readership. The problem is that content alone will not achieve this. We also…

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Plugins Make WordPress So Versatile

Image by ocean.flynn via Flickr I love the WordPress Blogging Platform so much that I use it for all my blogs. As good as the platform is the plugins make it so much better. The world is full of intelligent people who love tinkering with scripts and because of the popularity of the WordPress platform a lot of them contribute their talents to making WordPress even better. Stratosg is one of those who goes out of his way to develop plugins to improve the blogging experience of all WordPress bloggers. I’ve never installed the ‘Tag Cloud” feature before because I didn’t like the jumbled hapzard look of the resulting Tag Cloud. Then the other day I came across Kim’s post, If You Could Have Any WordPress Plugin, What Would You Want, and I noticed that someone wanted a unique style of Tag Cloud, one that I would love to display…

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