Tuesday, February 17th, 2009 at
I have been using Google Analytics for a little while and although it provides a lot of useful information I didn’t like the fact that the data seems delayed by at least 24 hours. It would be a hell of a lot better if it could give an analysis of what was happening on my blog in real time. Luckily I came across something that would do just that. It’s called Woopra and it’s just what the blogger or webmaster ordered.
I can’t give you a proper review of it yet as I’ve only just started using it yesterday, but there is one thing that I have tested, and it seems to work fine. Once I installed the the code in the footer, there is also a WordPress plugin available, and downloaded a program to the computer I discovered that apart from collecting real time data I was able to initiate a chat with my readers.
I am now able to see what visitors are doing on my blog in real time, including which post they are reading, whether or not they leave a comment and I’m pretty sure that it even shows if they click on a link. So, if you see a little box pop up in the bottom right hand side titled Woopra Chat, that says “Webmaster:” followed by a message, please don’t run away because it’s only little old me wanting to say hi. So far I have chatted with Dennis who’s looking for guest bloggers, Mitch who is trying to improve the style and appearnce of his Firefox and I think I have also managed to scare off Kristi and I dearly hope that the experience does not set off another episode of sleep paralysis. I’m not sure what happened to Pheak Tol, perhaps I caught him at the wrong moment and he was analyzing his writers block post to see if he could add anything to it.
This seems like the perfect addition to those sites who may require a one on one with their prospective customers, but for me I just want to have fun.
If you do stop to chat I promise not to take too much of your time. Copyright secured by Digiprove © 2013
Friday, February 13th, 2009 at
It doesn’t matter where you turn these days it seems that someone is having a go at you about your general lifestyle, whether it be about exercise or about the food that you eat. It could be a friend, someone who makes a passing comment as you’re walking down the street or the constant media bombardment that you get on a daily basis. The thing is that there is a lot of advantages about living a healthy lifestyle, and it’s more than just the way you look, it’s also about how you feel and the longevity of life itself.
When promoting a healthy lifestyle, it’s not just about going on a diet as diets are short lived and most are doomed to failure. It’s more about changing the way you eat long-term and sticking to it as this will have a prolonged benefit and does away with ballooning weight effects that normal diets produce, which in itself is very unhealthy. Therefore a healthy lifestyle is exactly that, it’s when you make the decision to change the way you live and make it a lifestyle choice, one that you will stick to.
Perhaps that is what puts most people off, the fact that as much as they want to be healthy they feel that they are unable to change their lifestyle as the sacrifice is too much. This can be so true for those people who love their food as they may feel that it is all too hard to change their diet and that eating healthy is so bland and boring. The fact is that this is so far from the truth and that with the correct approach and food combinations there are many ways of treating your taste buds to burst of fresh flavor.
I’ve found some very interesting ways of combining natural foods into healthy meals at Phytolife.com. As there motto is to ‘Power Yourself Naturally, their site concentrates on phytonutrients, which mother nature as blessed us with through the availability of the very diverse fruit and vegetables. The recipes that are found there are all quick and easy, and more importantly are very tasty.
Now, I’m not telling you to go vegetarian, something that I did do for a very long while until I got married, but I am saying that it should be a very important part of your diet. Substituting these meals for the unhealthy takeaways and those frozen dinners can make all the difference. This is a life choice that can enhance the life of you and your family. Your new lifestyle should also include an exercise regime, and I am not talking about going to the gym. When you think about it, our bodies were not designed for a sedentary lifestyle as those muscles were designed to do more than just laying on the couch. Go out and kick the ball with the kids, take those long evening walks and enjoy the surroundings, even if you have to drive to the park or something where you can get some fresh air and enjoy a bit of nature, just don’t become a couch potato.[eminimall]
Friday, February 13th, 2009 at
After reading Mitch’s January Statistics Report I thought it might be a good idea to share my own. I reckon it may even be a good idea to do monthly updates, if for no other reason that to track how I am going overall. Unlike Mitch I will not list the affiliates that didn’t perform at all as I don;t feel they deserve a mention. When they pull their fingers out and start producing an income for me I will include them in a post.
- Adsense: $11.26
- Voxsant: $0.85
- Kontera: $0.85
- Project Wonderful: $0.47
- Clix Galore: $53.65
- Chitika: $5.45
- Freebies4Webmaster : 10 GBP
- Infolinks: $1.97
- Advertisers: $14
- Paid Posts $80
Not including the paid posts I’ve actually earned $102.8 and as I haven’t done this before I’ve nothing to compare this to, but it will be interesting to see how they stack up against future statistics.