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Do You Want More People Commenting On Your Blog?

When looking back at my blogs I get the feeling that although I am doing all the right things and most of my blogs are getting lots of hits, very few people are taking the time to comment. Now if you’re like me you just have to agree that getting comments virtually breathes life into a blog. Without comments it’s sort of like talking to the wind. If we think of our blog as a room and the readers as visitors to that room then perhaps getting that initial comment would be like what would happen when someone breaks the silence and a conversation ensues. So, what we need is a way to break the ice, and what better way than to offer an incentive and the incentive that I have in mind is that we return the favor by commenting on a post on their blog. Considering the vast…

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The F Word, When No Other Word Will Do

Image via Wikipedia You may have recalled from one of my previous posts how I said that hosting your own blogs gave you more freedom? Well this is completely true in regards to censorship. I’ve had many posts/articles deleted from community sites because there were some there who were offended or even found it distasteful. Heck I even had the word SEX censored to S*X! Nope I am not kidding, now you tell me how anyone could find sex distasteful? Hosting my own blogs gives me the opportunity to post what I want, but even so I would not post anything that I felt my readers would find ‘distasteful’ as I want to entice people to read my posts not scare them away! So even though I am able to use the ever popular F word, a word that Gordon Ramsay has made famous, I choose not too, as I…

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Joining The Crazy Blogging For Money Train

Once you’ve been surfing the net for awhile you tend to notice that just about everybody is trying to make some cash and they are usually trying to con people like you and me out of our hard earned cash. There is one simple rule that I go buy and that is, if it sounds too good to be true, it generally is. The thing is that you can make money on the net and you don’t have to rip people off to do it. An honest way of earning some spare cash on the Internet is by blogging. Now don’t you give me that, ‘that’s bullshit’ look because it’s true and some blog like Problogger.net are bringing in over $100,000 per year! Before you get your hopes too high, very few of us will get to see that sort of cash, but that is no reason why we shouldn’t…

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Blogs Are A Great Way To Show Off Your Photos

I have found that the problem with photos is that once taken and developed (or because of the digital era, stored on your computer) they are by and large filed away and forgotten about. Every once in awhile you may take some out to show friends and visitors but by and large you only see them on very rare occasions. A blog is a great avenue for you to share your photos with the world and who knows you may even get requests to buy one or two. Whilst most people use flickr.com as a medium to store their photos online I prefer photrade.com as it gives me the added bonus of earning a little cash on the side. This particular photo was taken with my Minolta i700 on one of those rare holidays. My wife and I decided to drive to Melbourne via The great Ocean Road which had…

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Wassup? I Have An Online Tipping Jar

Tipping is something that Americans are very familiar with. You normally tip a person for performing a service that you are very satisfied with. The amount of the tip may be a percentage of the bill or it may be at the discretion of the tipper, and usually the better the service the larger the tip. Bloggers may be seen by many as providing a service and that service is by an large the passing on of information. Unfortunately except the various ‘please donate’ badges there hasn’t really been a way for the reader to tip the blogger for the service provided. Thanks to Scratchback.com I am now have a virtual online tipping jar where the reader can now reward me if they feel that they have acquired something of worth form any of my posts. There is one major difference and that is that tippers are also rewarded for…

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Going One Better Than You Comment I Follow Crap

OK, I am normally a patient sort of bloke but this “You Comment I Follow” bullshit is really pissing me off. I reckon that although there may be some bloggers that are doing the right thing most of them just display the badge to con people into leaving a comment. Out of all the comments I have left on so called ‘You Comment I Follow’ blogs there was only one blogger that had the decency to follow me back to my blog and actually leave me a comment. That blogger was David Rader whose post was actually sending the whole thing up anyway. David I commend you on your post U Comment I Follow Parody Badges for it certainly is a mockery of the movement. Still I concede that there is merit in the idea, it’s just too bad that bloggers are not following it diligently. I see no reason…

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Why So Many People Choose To Blog

I reckon that as there may still be a lot of people who may not be sure what a blog actually is, that we should really start with a short description. In essence a blog is short for weblog, which is really an online journal (or newsletter) that is frequently updated (ergo it’s SEO appeal) and intended for general public readership. Blogs can be personal, or they may provide a commentary of regular world news. Companies even use blogs to provide their customers with reliable updates of their products or services. There are also many companies out there that use blogs as effective marketing tools. So technically blogs can be used to record anything that you like, but we must keep in mind that the more interesting we make it the bigger the readership which in turn creates more earning potential for the respective blog. I can see how some…

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OK, maybe that is stretching the truth a little too far, but the thing is I did actually sell a photo on Photrade and although I am far from being a true pro photographer, having sold one does sort of make you feel that way. Having said that, I reckon that if told my mates I was a pro they would surely take the crap out of me. Anyway, out of all the photos I have listed, this is the one that that they bought. I have no idea why they picked that particular photo, perhaps it was for an ad on how not to take a photo of tomatoes, or some school instructing their students on how you should take out the worm ridden tomato out of the group before you take a photo of it. I used to have my photos on flickr but then I found Photrade…

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