A Recap On My Hottest Poems

it seems that my  blog post Why I No Longer Link To The Likes Of ProBlogger And John Chow has created quite a stir. That being the case WassupBlog has been inundated with new visitors and the business / online marketer in me is shouting out, Come on you fool, now is the time to capitalize on all that traffic and make some money. You need a post full of affiliate links or something. MOVE!

Instead, what am I going to do? I’m going to take this time to settle things down little by recapping on some of my old posts, and not just any old posts, my poetry ones. :devil_tb:

Now the recapping of old posts is generally a good thing as it allows you to bring some of those old post out of the moth ridden closets and into the light. Linking between posts is also a good SEO tactic.

The Child Of God: Yeah, what can I say, I’m a Christian, probably not a good one, but I believe in God all the same. This one just shows a little of my perspective on the subject.

Google Bots And Halloween: I wrote this one just for Halloween, and just putting a little spin on how some people may perceive the dreaded Google Bots.

A Poem For Halloween The Night Of Frights: Another one for Halloween, with a bit of a twist. Hopefully the wife will never see this one.

Blog me This You Blogging Fools: One of my link luv poems in which I try to share a little link luv with my blogging mates.

What Bloggers Do: Another little poem used to share link luv. I tried in both poems to include a little lesson on what blogging is about.

Sire’s So Stupid: I ain’t all that stupid but that doesn’t mean I can’t make fun of myself and how others perception of me.

To Blog Or Not To Blog, That Is The Question: I had some fun with this one. Again there is a lesson here and it was done Shakespearean style.

From Birth To Realization Of The Word: Ever wandered what your perception would be if you could recall your whole life from the moment you popped out from the womb? Perhaps it would be a little like this.

My Passionate Encounter, It’s Not All About Sex: Had some fun with this one. Originally it was a joke that I couldn’t recollect properly so I just turned it into a poem.

Blogging As A Source Of Information: This was an actual post with a poem thrown in. It’s about a remarkable damn we have in Australia that knows and reveals all. There’s a little something about blogging thrown in.

WassupBlog’s Mean Woman’s Blues: Another one I had fun with. I love Roy Orbison, but even so I couldn’t help playing with his Mean Woman Blues.

Walk A Mile In Another Person’s Shoes:  I often wondered what it might me like to be a young girl infatuated with an Asshole. This is my interpretation.

The Meaning Of Life: Has some religious connotation, but basically I wanted others to see how I sometimes feel about life in general.

Man’s Struggle To Control His Urges: Women, watch out for this one. I’ve got to admit I had a ball with this baby.

Google Sucks And How Inspiration Can Help Your Blog: Says it all. This came to life after Google ‘Google Slapped’ me.

The F Word: I find this one amusing, but then I have a warped sense of humor. Read it if you dare.

Blogs, Blogging, Young Man, Old Man, Never The Twain Shall Meet: Another blogging poem. Ever wandered what the old folk think of us bloggers, and how they are treated when asked? Maybe not exactly factual, but I reckon I have the right to some poetic licence.

Bullshit Is Not A Dirty Word: Apart from Darren Rowse and some other ‘older Aussies’ there may not be many who have heard of the Aussie Band SkyHooks. Well, they had a song called “Ego Is Not a Dirty Word“, well after I got through with it, the song had an entirely new meaning.

Dragons Creatures Of Mystery: This poem was written to portray my love of dragons and come complete with a couple of dragons in my collection.

Well, that’s it. I hope some of you took the time to check a few of those poems, and if you liked what you read you might even have Tweeted it or something.

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Will Commenting Harm Your Blogging Success?

Man, I love it when comments lead you to a new post. Most people seem to miss that when they sit wondering what to write about next. Analyze your comments and those of your peers folks as you are bound to find some inspiration for a post.

Anyway I digress. The other day I wrote the post Why I No Longer Link To The Likes Of ProBlogger And John Chow,  that seems to have created quite a stir. One of my commentators added David Risley to the bunch which happened to get him involved in the discussion.

In their defense he came up with the following post, When Comments Begin To Hurt Your Blogging Success! (Unfortunately I had to remove that link because David has decided to delete that post) This would only be true if you spent every single moment of  your time commenting, leaving no time for marketing and such. I can’t see anybody doing that.

I personally believe that taking the time to comment can only enhance your presence, especially when others are found lacking in this area. It’s all about time management, and taking the time to interact with people is as important, if not more so, as focusing on ways of increasing your blogs revenue.

If you consider your commentators as customers how much more likely are they going to send people your way if you show them, by replying to their comments, that you value their input?

Sound like a good time for a poll. I think a simple yes or no will do the trick.

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I would also love you to weigh in on the discussion. Who knows, if we make our feeling known, perhaps we can change the way some of the big boys think. Don’t forget to Tweet, Stumble or whatever all posts involved, and it would be great to get as much feedback as possible.

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As most of you can see I’ve tweaked my theme a little to give it a little Christmas feel about it. This was really easy because I use the FlexSqueeze theme and to help others using the same theme I posted a little tutorial on how I made the changes.

Still I don’t feel as if I have done enough to set the stage and so I think it’s only fitting that I entertain you with a Christmas poem of mine. Even though I wrote this last year, this is the first time it’s appeared on this blog.

I hope you enjoy it.

It’s almost Christmas, the day is near
Everyone prays that there be good cheer
The meaning of Christmas differs for all
Not everyone puts holly in the hall

Businessmen think of the money they’ll make
Terrorists of the lives they may take
Children of gifts they will receive
Parents of the mess it will leave

So many of us on this day we forget
The child that was born and the kings he met
The man that grew with peace in his heart
With love for all till the day he did part

Oh that this day could bring joy for all
That terror and hate from all would fall
To be left behind and be seen no more
That each and everyone we may adore

That poverty would cease to exist
That peace would rein in our midst
That rulers learn to live in harmony
That less importance be placed on money

Turn each to the other and clasp their hands
Though we live in far strung lands
We must make a stand for what we believe
Let’s think no more of how to deceive

Now, I know that not everybody likes poems and that perhaps one or two of you may have completely skipped this post because of that. Well  I reckon I may have a little something extra for those of you who managed to read it to the end and beyond.

While the most important part of Christmas is to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ and everything that he has brought to the world, you can’t escape the fact that it’s probably the one season when people are quite happy to open their wallets in search of that special gift for family and friends. This being the case most bloggers should have made preparations to capitalize on this seasons potential for increasing their blogging income.

Personally I’ve left it a little late, as I should have done some posts promoting products way before today. Even so, perhaps there is something in that old saying better late than never.

Usually when promoting a product I will shove a banner in the post somewhere in the hope that someone will click on it. Sure it works sometimes but generally it’s been a little disappointing. So, it left me wondering as to what I could do to increase peoples willingness to click on a product and perhaps making a sale.

I’ve done several posts blaming it all on the landing pages as they were not converting the customers I was sending them to actual sales. Perhaps people are more aware of online shopping these days and are a little untrustworthy of a lot online stores.

I then came across this post by two grouse Aussie sheilas :smile1_ee: , a post that gave me a whole new perspective on how I should tackle online marketing. Their post, How Much Did We Make on Amazon This Month?, shows how they managed to make a whole lot of cash and all because Amazon was able to convert the people they sent over to buying customers. And guess what? No banners, only text links.

So, perhaps people are virtually blind to banners these days, but are more willing to click on a link if that link is relevant to what they are looking for. Perhaps these same people trust Amazon and are therefore more likely to make a purchase. Sure their payout isn’t all that crash hot, but the more you sell the greater the commission. Sounds like a bit of an incentive to me.

I’ve tried the text links over banners idea on my Top Sexual Aids blog. The post A Special Gift For The Person Who Has Everything uses links instead of banners. I haven’t had time to see whether Amazon has any products I can use and I’m not expecting many sales as the blog is new and hasn’t got much traffic yet. Perhaps next year.

So, have you done anything to cash in on the prospective Christmas customers, and if so what have you done and how is it working for you?

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