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Adding Videos Or Photos That Add Value To Your Post


Honestly, I sometimes just don’t understand why some people do the things they do when writing a post. Have you ever read a post that has a video tacked on the end that was completely unrelated to the post itself? You will usually find that it is of a humorous nature and the blogger just stuck it there in the hope the reader would find it entertaining. So what if he did, if it didn’t add any value to the post then as far as I’m concerned it was a waste of time and precious bandwidth.

Photos aren’t such a problem but you do come across a post or two where it seems the photo’s only attribute was that it was a nice photo.

Personally I try to write around a photo or a video because I feel it adds so much more value to the post. The way I do it is if I find a kick ass video I write my post around it and in that way it has to be relevant to the post in general. The post Have You Ever Thought It Should Have Been Me is a good example of how a video can complement the post. Do this correctly and you’ll find that readers will appreciate your posts a whole lot more and once they realize that the video adds value to the post there is more chance they will actually watch it.

Another mistake I’ve seen a lot of bloggers do is that they will post a video and that’s it? SEO wise that would have to be the greatest mistake ever because it doesn’t give the search engines anything to go on. What you need to do is to tell people what the video is about. Sum it up for them giving your opinion on it or something and if you can use SEO rich keywords, all the better.

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Three Things The Probloggers Have That We Don’t


Have you ever wondered why you’re lagging behind the pro bloggers of this world? What is it that they have that you haven’t?  I’ve been thinking about this a whole lot and I’ve decided it all boils down to three main factors.

Credibility

Yep, credibility is a big part of it, and I’m not just talking about the ones that boast about their income or have a photo of a huge check posted on their blog. These guys are successful because people believe in what they say. This didn’t happen overnight either, it took a lot of time and hard work.

Over time as their popularity increased so did their credibility because other people were spreading the word via their blogs and as the word got out more people believed. It’s no wonder then that so many people were willing to buy the products that these ‘gurus’ were selling.

Traffic

One of the things that you need to make money, whether it’s a store in the real world or a site in the online world, is traffic. The more people you get in the door the more chances of making a sale. The question is how do they get all this traffic? I would hazard a guess that a lot of it is from those same bloggers that are promoting them via all their posts.

Every time someone writes about them a new link is created and every time a link is created Google pricks up his pointy ears, takes notice and sends more traffic to them because he thinks that people wouldn’t point to them if there wasn’t something of interest there.

Content

They say content is king and they would be right because without good content their popularity would be short lived. These guys must know what they are talking about because if they didn’t they would have been found out long before now.

One must wonder though if they’re making as much now as they used to. You would have to admit that there’s a lot more competition out there now than when they first started. Shit, every Tom Dick and Harry has a blog about making money and more are starting up every day. Most of them don’t have the credibility and so they post crap or rehash what they’ve read with false statistics trying to prove to others that they know what they’re talking about, when in fact they don’t.

So where does that leave the rest of us? All I can say is that I believe it’s going to be harder for us than it was for the original pro bloggers because we have so much more competition than they had to go up against in the beginning. We can still succeed though, we just have to do things better than them.

I reckon a lot of these guys are getting complacent and they aren’t spending the time on their blogs that they used to. They don’t give their commentators the respect they deserve by replying to their comments. They’re getting more and more guest bloggers to provide material that they used to provide themselves. Don’t get me wrong, there’s nothing wrong with guest bloggers, but they shouldn’t be providing more content than the host blogger.

We have to write factual posts that do not lead people astray. We don’t want to be promoting something that we would not use ourselves. We need to provide interesting material on a constant basis if we want people to keep returning. This last point is a must. I know that as a fact because of late the amount of posts I’ve been writing has decreased which has lead to a downturn in traffic and consequently a decrease in my earnings.

So, keep your spirits up, keep your content flowing and keep your readers and commentators happy by interacting with them. Above all make sure that you’re enjoying what you’re doing because if your not enjoying it, then what’s the bloody point.



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Men And Women Are Just Born That Way

Let’s face it, I like to have a little fun with this blog and a lot of the time that means picking a little on the lady folk, in a nice way of course. :innocent1_tb: This can be seen in the popular post, If Women Controlled The Earth, which was full of images showing how many things that we take for granted would be different if women were in charge.

Then there was The Difference Between Male and Female, which showed how women and men behaved in the same circumstances, and naturally the differences were quite remarkable.

Let’s not forget There Is No Way In Hell That A Man Can Please A Woman where I attempted to show in my own Aussie way that no matter what a bloke does to make a woman happy it just doesn’t seem to go down the way it was intended.

Women & The All About Me Syndrome was an attempted satirical post where women suffered from IAAMS.  Not my most popular post but I sure did have a lot of fun with it and if I can’t have a little fun with blogging I don’t think I would be blogging today.

I reckon it’s pretty obvious though that there is a real difference in the way men and women behave and there’s not much we can really do about it if it’s all in our genes. As this video clearly shows there are preconceived paths that we must follow from the moment of conception. Let’s face it guys, and gals, it’s in our genes and there ain’t much we can do about it.

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