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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When I first started this blog I spent a long time trying to find a great WordPress Theme because I wanted it to be just right, and truth be told I love the theme that I finally settled on. I later found out that Andy Baily’s CommentLuv Plugin wouldn’t work, and I really wanted to reward my readers for leaving a comment. For those of you who don’t know, Andy’s plugin rewards you by displaying a link to your blog’s last post and I know how bloggers like to promote their blogs. Anyway, no matter what I tried I couldn’t get it to work. Then I remembered that Brian’s Threaded Comments plugin used its own comments.php and viola it worked a charm. So now, not only can you get a little link love, you can also reply to a particular comment as this blog now supports nested comments. Also don’t…

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Excuse me young man, what is a blog So many talk of it I am simply agog Is it something that I can eat Please tell me, that would be a treat No worries pop, it’s a diary of sorts Don’t get so stressed, don’t eat your shorts People record their thoughts and dreams Businesses may even take it to the extreme But why do they waste their time I’m sure they do not make a dime Why would you waste so much effort I am sure they sell themselves short Are you kidding me you silly old coot People like ProBlogger are makin the loot They make so much they quit their jobs They work from home to make a bob That makes no sense I am bemused Even more than that I am confused How can a blog make you money That’s like believing in the Easter Bunny…

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I have been a paid blogger, in that I’ve been paid to do posts advertising certain products and services, and I have learned over the years that there are a whole lot of advertisers out there willing to pay good money to have their links and selected keywords out on the blogosphere for the search engines to pick up on. They do this because that realize the potential for exposure that blogs represent and knowing this has led to the emergence of sites such as Pay Per Post, Blogsvertise, Smorty, Review Me and a myriad of others that are willing to act as a medium for Bloggers and Advertisers, and doing quite well out of it as well. Advertisers will pay a minimum of $5 to hundreds of dollars for a post of up to three hundred words depending on the PR (PageRank) of the blog. The problem is that…

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If there is one thing in common that all my blogs have, apart from the best content , its the fact that they all contain posts of my favorite jokes. The thing is that I just can’t help it, I love jokes and I love to tell them. According to my kids though, I should learn not to laugh at my own jokes but how can I not when that are so damn funny. Anyway, to cut a long story short, this blog will follow the general trend and it will have a ‘Funny Posts’ category. If you like a good laugh once in awhile, and believe me laughter is the best medicine, then I suggest you pop in once in a while and get that smile back on your face. Todays joke is about three old codgers who are standing around discussing all the bad points about growing old….

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