Thursday, July 9th, 2009 at
I used to be an avid PayPerPost fan for quite awhile but unfortunately all good things must come to an end. The reason for my loss of enthusiasm for PPP is due to all the changes that has happened of late, the worst being the amount being offered for taking on a task offered by their many advertisers. In the ‘good old days’ the minimum you could earn was $5 for a post ranging from 50-200 words. If your blogging had a half decent PR you could earn hundreds of dollars for a post. On my PR3 blog I used to get paid up to $50 for a post. Now you’re lucky to get a couple of bucks and the offer can be as low as 50 cents for a hundred word post.
Perhaps the reason for the people at PPP starting up a new version, PayPerPost v4.0, is due to a lot of members feeling the same as I do, they want to be paid a fair amount for their work. Being a brand new site I suppose it’s bound to have some bugs in it, but once the bugs are ironed out it could well be a lot better than the original one.
There are some major differences, probably the most important one to most bloggers is that the general rule is that all links are required to be no-follow. There may be some advertisers that want do-follow links, but then it is up to the individual bloggers as to whether or not they take the opportunity.
Another major difference is that bloggers can set the prices. Prices are set when submitting a blog so you can choose how much per link and per word you wish to get paid for each post. As an example, if you were to set parameters of 5c per word and $5 per link, a 200 word post would earn you $15.
Apparently blogs from the original PPP account were to be easily transferred to the new version, but as I’ve discovered, this is one of the bugs I mentioned earlier. Honestly this is really a pain in the ass because it won’t allow me to enter them manually as it says they already exists. Perhaps I should have just opened a new account?
So, if you are one of those bloggers who wouldn’t mind getting paid for doing a review you may want to give PayPerPost v4.0 a try.
Friday, July 3rd, 2009 at
Check it out guys, I have just installed the Twittley WordPress Plugin, which is sitting on the top left at the moment but I may be moving it around some, just to keep thinks interesting. You may be wondering how I came across this unique find and the answer is quite simple. I found while doing my rounds of blog hopping.
You may or may not have heard of Extreme Johns Blog, and there is one thing I can assure you, you ain’t going to find any crap there, although John’s about section states;
Hey, I’m Extreme John I post crap on Blogging, Business, Twitter, Rants, MMA, and my life.
But that’s just John. The post that caught my eye was called Bloggers No Twittley Button? Big Mistake! Once I read his post I could see his point of view and I wasted no time in installing the Twittley WordPress Plugin.
I’m not going to rehash all the reason why you should do the same because there’s no point when John has already done a great job of it himself. There is one point that I would like to make and that is Twittley is so much better than Digg because it’s so much easier to submit an article if you are already a member of Twitter as you don’t have to enter all that crap to get it to accept the article. One click of the button ant it get’s Re Tweeted.
That alone isn’t what sold it to me though. It’s the potential behind every time that button is clicked. If you Digg a post only a limited amount of people get to see it, unless you get heaps of Diggs. With Twittley every click is seen by each and every follower of the person who clicked it. Now, that is really cool.
Thursday, July 2nd, 2009 at
I can honestly say that I was never a great fan of Shakespeare. I was forced to read Romeo and Juliet, and while the sword fighting was cool, it was all a bit melodramatic. Then there was A Midsummer’s Night Dream, well that never really did it for me and whilst Macbeth wasn’t too bad, not one of them ever made a lasting impression. probably the only two lines that I can remember from any of his plays was ‘Alas poor Yorick, I knew him’ and ‘To be or not to be, that is the question’.
Strangely enough though I remember the phrases, it wasn’t till I did an Internet search that I found they were both from Hamlet, one of his works that I’ve never actually read. It got me to thinking, what if we changed those famous words to;
To Blog Or Not To Blog
To blog or not to blog, that is the question
Whether it is better to blow the mind of others
By filling them with absolute drivel
Or to provide content of such brilliance
That they subscribe so as to always be informed
Stringing words together to please the souls of others
Or grouping them so as to please the search engines
To write, perchance to inspire, some bloggers dare to dream
For there are some that aspire to reach great heights
To thrill others with their cleverly woven words
While others wish only to encourage those
Who read into clicking or buying their offerings.
To research, to provide titillating information
To inform and satisfy needs and curiosity
Or to confuse, to confound, to bombard
The poor surfer who happenstance drops in to read
But then shakes their head in forlorn disbelief
To wonder what cruel fate caused the post to appear
Forsooth, the question is not worthy of contemplation
For in truth the question is all screwed
For in essence, the question should truly be
To blog with honesty and the goodness of heart
Or to blog merely for reasons that are not so pure