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Being Real BloggerLuv And Huge Breasts

Man, my weeks been pretty crappy, I’ve had so much on that I haven’t had the time to do what I love best, blogging. It’s probably going to take a while before things get to normal so until that happens I may not be able to reciprocate all the comments left on the blog, but I still gonna do my best to reply to those that need my interaction.

Even though I’ve been flat chat I’ve still had to time to do some reflection and one that came my way was what it was to be real. I reckon one of the reasons I don’t like reality TV is because it’s so false. I mean come on, if  Survivor was supposed to be Reality TV they would dump on an island full of cameras for a couple of months and then come back to see what was left of them and who actually survived.

To me being real means not being false. You guys know how I like to use visual aids to to make a point so I want you all to have a close look at this video. I know you guys are going to focus on the tits and I apologize for putting you ladies through this but it’s important as it highlights my point. Oh, and you may want to turn your sound up a little.

So, what did that video demonstrate? It shows how being false isn’t a trait that one should strive for and yet there are many people in this world who wear it like a glove. Yet this post isn’t about being false, it’s about being real, and to demonstrate that aspect of it I want to recommend a particular blogger who I consider to be very real. That blogger is John Sullivan of PotPolitics fame, a person who I’ve known has always been known to tell it just as it is. A person who is in it to help others wherever he can, whether it’s through one of his blog posts, through promoting a blog by a subtle Tweet or Digg or even by giving helpful advice.

Well John has developed a very special site with bloggers in mind, a site aptly named BloggerLuv! As a member you get your very own profile page, and as you can see by mine it is very versatile.  OK, maybe I shouldn’t have used mine as an example as it still has a long way to go, but then like I said at the beginning of the post I haven’t had all that much time to get it looking the way I want.

Anyway, you can personalize this page by adding blocks and modules that will display almost anything including your very own adsense ads or affiliates of your choice. You see John has been very kind to do what you like with this page but I strongly suggest you don’t overdo the ads as it would be better to use it to let people know a little more about you by letting them sample the things that you like from photos to videos as well as your favorites that includes stuff like songs, movies, actors books and the like.

Honestly there is so much I haven’t discovered yet on BloggerLuv and I’m looking forward to the adventure of discovery. I reckon it would be so much more fun is you all came and joined me. Remember as a member not only do you get to promote yourself and your blog, you also get to interact with other bloggers around you.

One last thing, John is looking for people to nominate The Coolest Blogger On The Planet and I’ve nominated my mate Mitch and not just because he uses tantalizing photos in his post either LOL. Why not pop in and nominate the blogger that you look up to.

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A Whole Lot Of Link Luvin Going On

For those newbie bloggers out there who may be wondering as to why so many bloggers insist on their link luv feasts where they, sometimes weekly, link to a whole heap of blogs, well I hope the following three points may clear things up a bit.

  1. To reward their commentators:  There are many who feel, and rightly so, that this is a great way to reward those commentators who come back time and time again to add their contribution to their posts.
  2. Sharing a great find: We’re all mates right? So if we come across a great post, that has inspired us, why wouldn’t you want to share it?
  3. Hoping for some reciprocation: I’m sure that even though most bloggers do not actually say outright that they want some link luvin in return, they hope that some of the luv that went out will actually come back in one form or another. Sort of like the old, ‘you scratch my back and I will scratch your back’ mentality.

I would like to point out that point three hardly every occurs when commenting on the so called ‘Pro Blogger’ bloggers. It seems that bloggers like John Chow and Darren Rowse just don’t seem to have the time to reciprocate any favors, heck they don’t even have the time to reply to some of their commentators. Sure they’re blogs are a whole lot busier than ours, but then their pros who have made it to the stage that their blog is their job, whereas many other bloggers have to hold down a job as well has maintaining their blogs.

Still, this post isn’t about a rant at all, I just got side tracked there a bit, it’s about sharing some link luv with those of you out there who have either commented on my blog, or whose blog I have read that had struck a chord in me leading to some link luvin.

Most of you who visit my blog know of Kristi of Kikolani fame, but rather than link to her post about Google Trends :innocent1_tb: I want to tell you about her new venture. It’s her DoFollow Blog Directory and Compendium where you

will find out everything you want to know about DoFollow, and where to find DoFollow friendly sites.

If yours is a dofollow blog and you want to advertise the fact you should check it out, as Kristi plans to make this the best DoFollow resource center on the net, one that goes beyond the normal dofollow posts you will find as it also allows you to mention any addition features your blog may offer, such as CommentLuv, whether or not Keywords are allowed and the presence of the  Top Commentator plugin etc. The fact that she also won Doug’s professional Custom Banner Giveaway Package will ensure that her new site will stand out from the rest.

Trey’s post at Swollen Thumb Entertainment have always been an interesting read, but his A Better Approach To Leaving Comments I found to be a par above the rest. You all know how important I believe commenting is to a blogs sustainability, I’ve been on about it long enough, well Trey has managed to put it in such a way that everyone reading the post will leave a wiser commetator, and if they don’t, well there may be something wrong with them.

Mitch of I’m Just Sharing is an excellent blogger and I am constantly astounded that he is not up there with the big boys. He writes extremely well and is always willing to try something new. Not one to give up, if after giving an idea a good run for it’s money, if it’s not working the way it should be he is willing to change as can be seen from his post, Post#500 Something New For Me.

Now, not everyone is a fan of becoming a dofollow blog, because it sometimes does lead to people leaving stupid nonsensical comments just so they can get a link back to their site. Don’t they realize that there is a spammers hell waiting for them? :devil_tb: Luckily Todd of Todd’s Tips has found a plugin that will enable you to Reward  Only Your Blogging Friends With DoFollow Links.

Ever since moving from Blogger to WordPress, on her own domain not that free thingy, I reckon it’s safe to say that Ching Ya has never looked back, as can be seen from the amount of comments she’s getting from her happy readers on 16 Social Bookmarking Plugins to Promote Your Posts.

Ever wondered how to create  a One Page Adsense Site for your niche? Well that link I’ve just provided will take you to Brian’s Exreme Ezine which is full of marketing tips and other little tid bits.

Last but not least I best not leave out Cheryl who’s ‘Marketing Help Blog’ is a treat, especially her post on how to Get Backlinks Indexed Faster. Also, if you haven’t had Sheryl comment on one of your posts, you don’t know what your missing. When Sheryl leaves a comment you just know what your going to get and I always read them with some trepidation :laugh_tb:

Well, I reckon that’s enough link luvin for one post, and I know you must be tired from examining all those links, so I would like to leave you with a little video. I may have spatterings of the ‘F’ word so don’t watch it if you find it offensive.


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Why I Don’t Comment On Blogger Blogs

OK, that’s not completely true as I do try to respond to every one of my commentators, of which some happen to have Blogger blogs. Other than that though I give those blogs a wide berth and if by some unfortunate accident I happen to land on one I’m out of there so fast I don’t even get the chance to read the title let alone the first few words of a post.

It’s not even that these blogs are bad, as quite a few of them are excellent, like April’s Cranial Soup or my Kiwi mates very informative The Kiwi Riverman Post.

What really pisses me off about them is their crappy comment form. Heck, I don’t even mind that they’re nofollow, but when I’ve taken the time to read their post I don’t want to be hassled by a ludicrous comment form that on many occasions, depending on how the blogger has set it up, won’t even allow me to enter my url, and on top of all that, they’ve even installed those BS Captcha thingamajigs, and we all know how much they are detested by the public.

Even though many bloggers, like Ching Ya, are making the switch to self hosted WordPress blogs a whole lot still persist with Blogger and I’ve often wondered why. I’m not going into all the advantages of hosting your own blog, as I’ve already touched on several points with my Why The Professionals Host Their Own Sites. There was however one very important point that I missed.


Realizing A Blogs Dollar Value

Let’s think of our blog as a business for a moment. In any normal business, the owner would invest a lot of time and money in improving it, making it more profitable and in the long run, all going well, he hopes to realize a huge profit when he finally puts it on the market. The same can apply to a well run blog, and this has proven to be so as many bloggers have made a nice sum of money by selling their blog. I’m not sure if anyone has ever successfully sold a Blogger blog?

So the question as to why bloggers still persist with Blogger remains. I think  the fact that it’s free possibly has a lot to do with it. Many bloggers simply want an avenue to express themselves and Blogger is perfect for that. But what of all those “How To Make Money” Blogger blogs? Do they really think that anyone is going to take them seriously when they are using a free account? Shit, how much could they possibly be making when they can’t even afford to host their own blog?

I can only think of two possible reasons as to why they don’t make the move to a self hosted blog.

Too Expensive

Perhaps some of them believe it’s going to cost them an arm and a leg to own their own blog. Just to show them how wrong this line of thought is I think it best to list some hosting packages.

  • HostGator: A very popular host whose most popular plan is only $7.95 per month.
  • BlueHost: Offer professional hosting at only $6.95 per month and they are including one free domain which means no domain renewal fees which will save you a pretty penny.
  • HostMonster: This host is also offering a package that also includes a domain, and once again it’s only $6.95 per month.

That’s only 3 of hundreds of possible blog hosts, and as you can see they’re relatively cheap, and once your blog is established you will probably find that your adsense earnings more than cover your hosting costs.

Too Hard To Set Up

I think that perhaps the technical side of setting up a self hosted blog scares people off. It really shouldn’t, but if this is the only thing holding you back I have a possible solution. If you purchase a hosting package from one of the above links and run into trouble I will do my utmost to help you get it up and running. It’s always best to give it a try first as you will learn more from the effort, but if you get stuck just use the contact form to get in touch with me.

Man, it seems that I wasn’t the first one to write about his dislike for Blogger. It seems my old mate Mitch beat me to it, again LOL

Joining The Crazy Blogging For Money Train

Once you’ve been surfing the net for awhile you tend to notice that just about everybody is trying to make some cash and they are usually trying to con people like you and me out of our hard earned cash. There is one simple rule that I go buy and that is, if it sounds too good to be true, it generally is. The thing is that you can make money on the net and you don’t have to rip people off to do it.

An honest way of earning some spare cash on the Internet is by blogging. Now don’t you give me that, ‘that’s bullshit’ look because it’s true and some blog like are bringing in over $100,000 per year! Before you get your hopes too high, very few of us will get to see that sort of cash, but that is no reason why we shouldn’t strive for those heights and take whatever falls in your lap.

In your efforts of trying to get your hands on some of that Blogging Cash that’s circulating around the World Wide Web keep in mind that it is not an easy road and it will take a fair bit of hard work. Most bloggers become disillusioned when the money doesn’t start rolling in straight away and give up before they have even given blogging a decent chance.

When starting your first blog it is important for SEO (Search Engine Optimization) reasons that you think carefully about the name you choose for your blog. This particular LINK will take you to a pretty good article that explains the importance of keywords.

So, how do blogs produce money? One thing that just about every blogger incorporates on their blogs are things like Google Adsense but unless you’re pulling in thousands of daily visitors you’re only going to get pocket change. Many bloggers will also promote affiliates that have joined and some will do quite well at it. For this particular post I want to concentrate on paid posts.

Many companies recognize that because of the myriad of bloggers that are out there that they represent a huge advertising medium, one that is very affordable. These guys are willing to pay bloggers to do posts that promote either a product or a service and the amount can range anywhere from $5 to hundreds of dollars per post. Don’t expect to get the big bucks though unless you blog as a PR7+ ranking.

Some sites that you can join that act as a mediator between bloggers and advertisers are.

  1. This is a fantastic site. Unfortunately they will not accept new blogs so you will have to work at it for awhile getting exposure. More on this later. Blogitive does have one requirement and that is that all blogs put their feeds through This is a free service, and will assure that your blog’s content is syndicated through the Web effectively. They pay $5 a post. This is an example of a Blogitive post.
  2. is another company that allows you to generate extra income from your blog. You can actually set your limit between $5 – $10 per post. Naturally if you select the lower amount you will get extra tasks. The reason you will get paid for the posts is because Advertisers want you to talk about their websites and products etc. in your blog. This is an example of a Blogsvertise post.
  3. Blogging Ads is another great site that will help you make money while blogging. This one is unique in that they will offer you the choice of either selecting one of their ads (a simple cut and paste job) or you can write one of your own. A Blogging Ad example.
  4. Review Me This site allows bloggers to get paid to review products and services on your site. You actually control what you review. You can submit your site for free and if accepted you can get paid from $20 – $200 for each review. No examples for this one as I haven’t been accepted yet.
  5. PayPerPost is a fantastic site with lots of opportunities to make money. You can do three posts per day and the amount of money per post can depend on your Google PR rating. I’ve seen posts advertised for Bloggers with a PR7 where advertisers were paying $1000 for one post.

I do have one word of warning though for those of you who have done the hard yards and have gotten a good PR, and that is that Google does not look kindly on bloggers that do paid posts. Google has actually been known to penalize these sorts of bloggers by reducing their PR, two of mine went from PR4 to PR0. Personally I start several new blogs and slowly build up their PR and use these to do your paid posts.


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