Necessity The Mother Of Invention And How It Relates To Blogs

Necessity is the mother of invention. This is a well known proverb that can be applied to many things in life, including blogging. It basically means that whenever someone finds a need for something, if that need is great enough he will find a way of fulfilling that need. One avenue of blogging where this is clearly displayed is the creation of all the great plugins that we use in our blogs. This can be anything from Andy's Commentluv to Microkid's related posts. They can save us time by simplifying tasks, they can improve the SEO of our blog or they can even reward those who take the time to comment on our blogs. As bloggers our greatest need would be to get others to visit our blog. It doesn't matter if you're blogging for money or if you're doing it just for the love of it, unless people are coming to your blog it all becomes pretty pointless. Our need is therefore quite obvious, we need to generate traffic. Unfortunately it's going to take more than a few plugins to achieve that goal. I'm afraid that I am going to disappoint a lot of you right now, especially if you thought this post was going to reveal an easy answer to all your traffic woes. I'll leave that to the many squeeze pages on the subject, for the rest of us, we're going to have to roll up our sleeves and get to work. Let's keep one thing in mind though, and that…

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My Spin On The Squeeze Page And Email Lists

I would dare to suggest that almost everyone who surfs the net regularly has been exposed to a Squeeze Page at one time or another, even though they may not have known at the time that was what it was called. I remember the first time I was ever exposed to a Squeeze Page was also the first time I got sucked into a scam. That was the time I paid good money for what was supposed to be an extensive list of companies who were willing to pay me for taking surveys. A lot of the stuff on that list was either duplicated or pure BS, and what really pissed me of was that it was all available on the net for Free! For those of you who are not sure what a Squeeze Page is, it's usually a single web page designed solely for one purpose, to squeeze something out of you. While sometimes they will try to sell you a system that will make you an almost instant millionaire, normally all they want is your email address so they can add you to their email list. You could almost liken the Squeeze Page to that annoying salesman who has his foot in the door, or to those ads on TV that always promise, 'and there is more!' Some of these pages seem to never end. They are filled with so many sales pitches and promises that's it's no wonder that many people fall for them. These email lists are so…

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The Morning Glory Cloud And Anna Creek Station

I love Australia and so in this post I want to share a couple of things that make Australia unique. The first is called Anna Creek Station. I've heard on more than one occasion how Texans always boast as to how everything in Texas is bigger than anywhere else, well that's only because those Texans haven't been to Australia. I've had a few relatives come over from Italy and they usually land on our front doorstep wanting to be shown Australia. Yep, sure, as if we could just hop in the car and drive them around over the week end. They just couldn't comprehend the size of Australia until I explained to them that we could fit the whole of Italy comfortably into Victoria, and once I showed them Victoria on the map I think it finally dawned on them. OK, back to Texas and Anna Creek Station. The biggest ranch in Texas at only 3000 square kms pales in comparison to Anna Creek Station which is 24000 square kms. Sorta makes on proud to live in the same state as that Station. If you would like to see some more sights of my home state you could always visit Scenic Adelaide. Before leaving Texas and cattle stations I have a little joke for you. A Texan farmer goes to Australia for a vacation. There he meets an Aussie farmer and gets talking. The Aussie shows off his big wheat field and the Texan says, “Oh! We have wheat fields that are at least…

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