Why You Should Upgrade To WordPress 2.8

I know that a lot of you out there don’t upgrade your WordPress platform as often as you should and I reckon that most of you don’t do it because your scared that it may screw up your blog. Surely it’s not because you’re just too lazy to do it? Anyway, as I said in a previous post, having a test site is a great idea as it allows you to test a whole heap of things, like plugins and upgrades etc., before going live.

So, why should you upgrade to WordPress 2.8? Well I can think of seven important reasons why you should do so.

  1. Security: Keeping your blog updated makes it that much more difficult for hackers, and when you consider that a lot of upgrades are due to a security issue that someone has uncovered, you would be mad not to, especially when you consider this upgrade apparently fixes over 790 bugs.
  2. Improved database performance which would suggest a faster blog that utilizes less resources.
  3. Widget area great improved which means that it is a lot easier to organize your widgets as all your sidebars are now on the same page.
  4. Browse and install themes from the admin area. Works in the same way as the plugin feature. A great idea for those who love to change themes. Not me though as FlexSqueeze is so configurable and flexible I doubt I will ever have to change themes again
  5. Plugin page has been revamped so that you can separate active from inactive and those needing to be upgraded. A great time saver.
  6. The edit post page now lists all the comments on a particular post allowing you to edit each one.
  7. For those of you who like to edit files straight from the dashboard you’ll be pretty happy with the new codepress editor which is so much better than the previous editor as it now highlights the syntax and shows the line numbers.

Well, if that hasn’t convinced you to set up a test site and upgrade to WordPress 2.8 I don’t know what will.

Making Money With Snap Dollars

If there is a site on the Internet that claims it can make you some money, and it’s free to join I reckon it’s safe to say that I’ll will give it a try. I must admit though that I approach all these sites with a fair bit of skepticism, after all, if it sounds too good to be true it’s probably is right? Anyway, I figure if it’s free to try I’ll give it a shot.

This particular site is called SnapDollars and they reckon they can make me tons of money. Well, that remains to be seen. They reckon that they will pay me five bucks just for joining and I can vouch that the money is sitting there in my account, but I can’t get to it until I reach the magical $40 limit

They will also pay me five bucks for every person that signs on under me, and so if you click on the above link, and join, I will be $5 richer. Once a member you will get your own link to post on your blog or website so that you can also earn $5 for every sign-up. If you don’t have a blog then I’m sure you have some friends who could do with the extra cash. Of course the sooner I can reach $40 the sooner I can post as to whether or not they actually pay out.

They will also pay members to read email advertisements, complete offers and surveys, to try free stuff, play games, shop online and more! Apparently you can earn unlimited extra cash and request a payout at any time.  So, help me to check the legitimacy of SnapDollars.

For those of you who are interested get my latest opinion by reading my Update On Snap Dollars!

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Sires Blogging Stats Over Four Years Of Blogging

I’ve been blogging for several years now and I thought it might be interesting to see exactly how many posts I managed to come up with in that amount of time. I’ll start with the oldest blog and finish with the newest.

  • Well Blog Me: The first post was dated 16th April 2005 and to date has 1429 posts with 749 comments.
  • Blogsire: This was my first serious blog, and the first post is dated 16th Nov 2006. The tag line ‘Blogging The Money Way’ was actually no. 1 on Google for ages but now sits at no. 2. It has 871 posts and 1,103 comments
  • SbizzTech: I started this blog to try and get the business and technology tasks offered by the paid to post sites. I started it April 12th 2007 and it has 106 posts and, strangely enough 106 comments.
  • Load Of Bullshit: First post on this blog was on 24th Jan. 2008. This site is about exposing all the BS around the globe and gets quite a bit of traffic. It’s got 180 posts and 905 comments. One of my favorites, I’m only sorry I don’t have the time to update it as often as I should
  • Scenic Adelaide: My first photo blog was born on 28th of Jan 2008. Even though it’s only got 69 posts it has 309 comments.
  • Photos 2 Blog: The first post on my second photo blog took place on 25th June 2008. While Scenic Adelaide has photos of Adelaide and surrounding districts, I use this one to post any photos that I find interesting. It has 30 posts and 130 comments
  • Wassup Blog: Well, what can I say about this blog. It has to be my favorite. The first post was on Aug. 1st 2008, and although it’s not quite a year old it boasts 148 posts and 3,997 comments.
  • Top Software Online: My newest blog has only 2 posts and no comments to date. I’ll be using this blog to test some of the software that’s for sale on my online Top Software store. First post dated June 5th 2009.

So, in total I have posted 2835 articles that have amassed 7299 comments. As you can see the bulk of these comments are on this blog, and I attribute that to several factors.

  1. It’s a DoFollow Blog
  2. The Top Commentators plugin
  3. My reciprocating all comments policy, or at least those I feel are worth reciprocating, which is most because I delete the really bad scammy ones.
  4. Using this blog’s link when commenting on other blogs

This naturally does not include the hundreds of comments that I have deleted because people have not been following the Comment Policy.  If nothing else this should highlight the importance of a good commenting regime, not only in answering those who comment on your blog but returning the favor by leaving a comment on their blog.

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