FlexSqueeze Latest Update Absolutely Rocks

I’ve been waiting for this update for quite awhile now so you can imagine how exited I was to receive an email saying it was available to download. Man, I doubt that anyone has ever seen me move so fast :laugh_tb: Yes, this blog is now running on the latest FlexSqueeze and I must say that the improvements Ryan’s made has made it even easier to customize than before.

He’s even added a few things that were missing in the last version, mainly drop down menus and you now can have multiple squeeze pages on the same blog, one of the suggestions that I think I may have made on his forum.

Seeing as how there are so many changes, more than I could possibly include in this post without boring the crap out of you, I thought I would put together a little video using my Total Screen Recorder Gold. The video will highlight some of the main changes and will also show you how easy it is to customize your blog.

I have to admit that after installing the latest update I found that the color picker wasn’t working. I immediately went onto Ryan’s forum, yes he does give support, and after giving him access to my admin area he found out it was conflicting with one of my plugins, Digiprove, which I spoke about in the post telling you how all my posts were copyright protected. Once he tracked down the problem he had a solution for me that very night.

Now I know some of you are thinking that you’re not ready to pay for a theme and that you’re happy with the free theme you’re currently using. That’s fine but I ask you, how much money is you free theme making for you? Not a cent right? Well apart from the fact that this is probably the easiest most versatile WordPress theme you will ever come across, being a FlexSqueeze Theme owner will make you money. I got my money back within the first two months and since then it’s all profit. I can honestly say that it is my best affiliate to date as well as being the most reliable performer.

Imagine, you will finally have something that you can promote and sell on your blog, and unlike all those bloggers who are promoting a theme they’re not even using, you will be promoting one that you use and others seeing how excited you are about your theme will be more likely to buy it.

Note: After viewing the YouTube video I was shocked to see the poor quality of the reproduction.They’ve obviously downgraded the quality as when looking at it on my computer it was perfect.

Edit:Since this post there has been another update. You can check out some of the unique features at this post.

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In Life And In Blogging Observation Is Important


Have you ever noticed how some people make a fool of themselves because they they lack certain observation skills. This usually occurs from sheer laziness and is shown by many commentators when they leave stupid comments. Stupid because everyone who’s read the post can tell that they didn’t. Even if the blogger does not delete the comment and they still get a link back to their site everyone who reads the comment can see them for what they really are and will more likely than not give their blog a miss.

I got this email today which highlighted how important it is to observe what is going on around us, and I thought I would post it here for  you all so that it may hopefully open your eyes to what is happening around you.

The Lone Ranger and Tonto went camping in the desert. After they got their

Tent all set up, both men fell sound asleep.

Some hours later, Tonto wakes the Lone Ranger and says, ‘Kemo Sabe, look

Towards sky, what you see? ‘

‘The Lone Ranger replies, ‘I see millions of stars.’

The Lone Ranger and Tonto went camping in the desert. After they got their Tent all set up, both men fell sound asleep. Some hours later, Tonto wakes the Lone Ranger and says,

‘Kemo Sabe, look Towards sky, what you see? ‘

‘The Lone Ranger replies, ‘I see millions of stars.’

‘What that tell you?’ asked Tonto.

The Lone Ranger ponders for a minute then says, ‘Astronomically speaking, it tells me there are millions of galaxies and potentially billions of planets.

Astrologically, it tells me that Saturn is in Leo. Time wise, it appears to be approximately a quarter past three in the morning. Theologically, the Lord is all-powerful and we are small and insignificant. Meteorologically, it seems we will have a beautiful day tomorrow. What’s it tell you, Tonto?’

‘You dumber than buffalo shit. It means someone stole the tent.’ :lol_tb:

OK, I couldn’t help myself, I know some of you Yanks may have heard this one before but it’s new to me and I thought it was bloody funny.

I also thought it was a good way of highlighting the importance of reading the post through before leaving a comment so that you don’t end up with egg on your face.

Personally I know I could refine my level of observation some, especially when asking the wife where to find things because it always turns out that it’s staring me straight in the face.


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The Importance Of Honesty In Blogging


Some time ago I did a post Defending A Blogger’s Right To Review A Product where I gave an example of a well renowned blogger who got it completely wrong when dealing with some negative feedback from a fellow blogger, his customer, who bought a reviewed one of his products. That posts showed my reasoning as to why his reactions were totally wrong and how he should of reacted.

This post will be dealing with another important subject for bloggers whether they are blogging for money or for the pure enjoyment of it all, something that is also true in the real world, that subject being honesty.

Most people already know how important it is to be absolutely honest when writing a post, especially when promoting an affiliate or a product. You don’t want to be telling people how good something is when you know it’s really crap, no matter how much commission it’s earning you. This is because once you are found out your credibility is shot all to hell and once people find out you will find that your online career will be short lived.

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Now, while most people tend to behave when on their own blogs they tend to forget themselves, as in the above example, when commenting on other blogs. These are those brown nosing commentators who leave you lies just so do not delete their comment or to win some misconstrued brownie points. You’re probably wondering what the heck I’m talking about so I’ll give you some examples.

  • Social Networking Liar: These are the ones that rave on about how much they love your post that they’re going to Tweet or Stumble it but never do. Would you say liar is too harsh a term? Perhaps it’s just a lapse of memory?
  • Affiliate Liars: As above these guys tell you how they’re going to join an affiliate you’re promoting but never do.
  • RSS Feed Liars: Yeah, they love your blog so much they’re going to subscribe to your feed. While you can check up on the former two, it’s harder to see if these actually subscribe or not. You can usually pick them out though because their comments usually suck big time.

I reckon you get where I’m going by now, and what these people are forgetting is that they’re only kidding themselves and there is every possibility that they may be ruining their online reputation. Personally I believe their actions may go beyond pissing off the blogger whose blog their commenting on. Say in the first example another blogger who tweeted a post and noticed that the person who said he tweeted it actually didn’t, what would they think of them. People talk and as word get’s around reputations get tarnished.

There is a very easy way not to get caught in this trap and that is to be completely honest when commenting on a blog. Don’t bullshit to people. If you’re telling people you’re going to Tweet a post, join an affiliate, subscribe to a blog or whatever do it! Whatever you do don’t promise you’re going to go through with any particular action if you have no intention of following through.

So, what do you do when you come across these guys? Personally, depending on the mood I’m in at the time, I reckon I’ll just delete the comment. What about you, does this sort of thing bother you and if it does what’s your method of punishment for the perpetrators.

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