Skysa Could be The Coolest Add On For Any Blog

I know how observant all of you are and so I reckon you’ve all noticed that cool looking bar at the bottom of my blog and have probably been wondering what it was all about. Well I’m here to put your mind at ease by telling you a little about my latest addition to WassupBlog, my Skysa App Bar!

The first thing you should know is that it’s free. The next thing is that it’s really easy to install, just one line of code, and from what I can see it doesn’t seem to slow the page load at all, and that is very important.

Once installed on your blog you can change the settings from the main website, adding Apps as you see fit, and any changes you make will automatically show on your Skysa Bar.  I’ve gone for the chat room, sorry members only; a simple text ticker; a bar that will translate the blog into other languages, although this tends to take awhile; a comment app that funny enough allows people to leave comments; an announcement app that allows you to make announcements to your readers; my twitter link and a few apps that allow users to share content using popular social sites such as Twitter, Digg and the like. These are only a few of the many apps available and apparently there are a lot more to come.

Once you’ve installed the app I would suggest you promote it because as an affiliate you get paid a dollar for every person who installs it, and 25 cents for everyone that signs up under them. Now that’s not a bad deal at all, and it all get’s paid into your PayPal account.

As I’m writing this I’ve noticed the language app doesn’t seem to be doing anything so I left a post on their forum and I reckon it will be interesting to see how long before they come to my aid.

Language app aside I am pretty impressed with it and I must thank John of PotPolitics fame for bringing it to my attention.

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Is Disqus Costing You Comments?


Let’s face it, if you want more people commenting on your blog it sometimes takes more than a good post to get it out of them. AS s a blogger you want to make it as easy as possible for people to comment on your blog. Even though there are so many spam comments floating around many bloggers have decided not to use captchas, moderating comments manually, because they don’t want to present hurdles to their commentators.

I remember awhile back when Mitch wrote a post having a go at Disqus and other third party commenting systems, and then not so long ago Mad about the Banreading a post comparing Commentluv with Disqus, although I don’t think you could call commentluv a commenting system, where the blogger is trying to work out which one to go for.

Personally I don’t like blogs using Disqus and it’s gotten so that I now finding myself scrolling down to see whether the blogger is using Disqus and if they are I don’t even bother reading the post. The only time I will comment on a Disqus blog these days is if I’m reciprocating a comment left on this blog.

I just don’t see the advantage to the commentator for having it installed and if it’s not making life easier for them then as far as I’m concerned it’s a waste of CPU.

Still, that’s just my opinion but I am really interested in what others have to say on the matter and so I’ve decided to run a little poll. It’s a simple yes or no answer but I would really love for you to leave a comment as to why you voted that way. I would also appreciate you Tweeting the post so as to get as many people involved in the poll as possible.

Have You Refrained From Commenting Because It Was A Disqus Blog?

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Huddle Allowing People To Collaborate Online


I love the English language because some words have so many meanings it can confuse the crap out of anyone trying to learn English. There are words that sound the same but mean something entirely different. One example that comes to mind are the words threw and through.

There are also many words that can have several meanings, one that comes to mind is huddle. A huddle can be a person who draws themselves into a crouch or it can be a group of people that crowd closely together. In sports a huddle is when the coach or captain of the team gathers them all together for a pep talk or to discuss strategy. I’ve chosen a nice image to illustrate this type of huddle. The reason I chose this picture should be quite evident to those who know me. :devil_tb:

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But I didn’t get you here just to look at a lovely huddle of nice butts. No sirree, I got you here to introduce you to an online huddle, one that many of you will find quite useful.

This particular Huddle is an online site that gives you “simple, secure online work spaces containing powerful project and collaboration tools. Huddle is hosted, there’s no software to download and it’s free to get started.” Yep, you can do it all online with not a thing to download to your computer.

Huddle will allow you to;

  • Manage your projects
  • Share and store files online
  • Create and edit documents online
  • Allow you to have group discussions
  • Allows you to invite as many users as you need

A London based company it’s used by thousands of users including major companies such as Panasonic, Kia Motors, Nokia, P&G and even major charities such as UNICEF. The main advantage of Huddle is that it allows groups of people to brainstorm online, thereby allowing them to work effectively over vast distances.

So, if you have ever had the need to share a file, to manage your calendar or any of your many daily tasks then Huddle is for you. If you have the need to get a group of people that reside in far off parts of the country or even the world you will find that Huddle will help you out, and don’t forget that because it is completely web based there is absolutely nothing to install.

Naturally, the best way to test to see if it will do all that I say it does is to take it for a spin, and now would be the ideal time to give it a try as they are offering a month’s free trial, just click on the following link. Huddle Accounts – 1 Month Free Trial!

One last thing, in addition to Huddle’s Iphone app, they’re also the official collaboration application for well know social networks such as LinkedIn.com, Ning.com, Xing.com and Facebook.com. Just thought I should mention that before I forgot.

Once you’ve taken it for a spin I would love if you would take the time to come back and let the rest of us know exactly what you thought of it.

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