Archive for the ‘Blog’ Category

Ideas for your Blog

September 11, 2007

One of the most important things for a blogger is to always have ideas to prevent blogger burnout.  But how is it possible, there is only so much to write about?  Well no, information is being created all the time and there are so many new things to write about all the time.  You have probably thought of many, you’ve just forgotten.  Write down all your ideas, check out other blogs and read tips.  If you are a blogger there is so much to talk about.  It may be hard to believe but it is very easy to have an endless supply of good ideas.

Remember earlier I told you to write down all your ideas.  That is key, even if they are bad they may still be salvaged.  Listen to the news and comment on something, I get my ideas from listening to the Stephen Colbert Report every night.   You could comment on what happening on your favorite show, let people know a little bit about you.  To some people privacy is more important than to others.

Sometimes people try too hard to think of ideas and it burns out their heads.  It may help to take your mind off the topic and read a book or watch TV, maybe talk to some friends.  Try writing about some of these topics:

  1. Gaming, some of the most successful blogs on Earth are about games, there is always news and controversy to talk about.
  2.  Electronics, technology is advancing fast meaning that technology comes out too fast for you to cover it all talk about some of it.  If you think that some technology is stupid, tell people and do it through your blog.
  3. Computers, do you like Apple or Windows?  Talk about it.
  4. Your life, if you are out of ideas talk about your life.  While it might not be very interesting, just talk about yourself sometimes.
  5. Pet, talk about you pets, your cat, your fish or your dog.  Many people want to know how to care for their pets and you can help them.
  6. Music, you can talk about your variety.
  7. Anything you like, there are some weird things out there so write about anything.

Make the occasional YouTube video and cat pictures post.  They will be funny and bring people to your site.

There are so many possibilities, if you thought you couldn’t write about anything, I probably just proved you wrong.  Now I am sure you must have an idea and if you don’t then something is wrong.

Written by Ian

Words: 438

The Key to Success of a blog is Hard Work and Motivation

September 10, 2007

People who are successful work hard and they are motivated. Motivation is in your head, it can’t always be controlled but it determines how hard you work on something. When you are feeling happy about something you will have more motivation. When you lack all motivation somethings wrong and your mood is in the gutter. So what’s going to keep you motivated? Look below for the answers to that question.

Motivation: These goals will help you stay motivated and they are only the start of what can be done.

  1. Start out setting small goals for yourself, they will help you feel more confident about your abilities.
  2. After you start meeting most of those goals, explore your possibilities and set higher goals.
  3. Have a creative area, this could be a room in your house that keeps your creativity going.
  4. When you are feeling frustrated it is sometimes better to give up for a while than to go crazy about something you can’t do. Later on though you have to pick up, and finish so you get a sense of accomplishment.
  5. Look back to what you have done. How many goals have come through? How well are you doing? Are you motivated? Do this often.
  6. Keep a notebook to write down all ideas, it is too hard to remember them all. When you are out of ideas just look back to your notes, weather you think an idea is good or bad it usually can be made good.
  7. When are you most productive? When do you write down most in your notebook? Get into the groove of concentrating on your ideas during that time and write them down.
  8. Look at what’s happening around you. Look closely at nature, take a walk or have a nap. See what people around you are doing.
  9. If you follow these, odds are that you’ll be motivated and you will succeed at the task you have set ahead. Unless that task is too grand.

Written by Ian

Words: 365

My favourite blog

September 8, 2007

One day I was browsing the net and I stumbled upon a great site: It is one of my favorite site/blogs maybe my favorite. His articles are very well written and are about “Personal Development for Smart People.” His audience isn’t rude, they are supportive and ask constructive questions.  It is one of Steve’s beliefs that when he sits down and types an article it may appear that he is in an empty room but he is actually communicating with thousands of other people through his blog.  Many of Steve’s posts are long very long, most longer than an average newspaper article. It is remarkable how much is on his site, days worth of reading for me at least. I could only hope to do so well. But hoping is not the cause of success.

YouTube vs. Viacom: then come Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart

August 18, 2007

YouTube vs. Viacom: into the ring come Colbert and Stewart


By Joshua S. Hill

Thursday, August 16, 2007

It was only a matter of time before a big entertainment conglomerate attempted to bring their full weight down on the head of internet video giant YouTube, and it was Viacom – the company behind MTV,Paramount Pictures, Nickelodeon and Comedy Central – that has made the first move. With a twist though, as they have sided with The Football Association Premier League Ltd and indie music label Bourne Co.

Filed with the New York federal court, the suit alleges that YouTube is“…pursuing a deliberate strategy of engaging in, permitting, encouraging, and facilitating massive copyright infringement on the YouTube website”.

The aim of the suit is to draw Google in to a stranglehold where its ability to publish any content is severely restricted. Any further restrictions set upon the YouTube design will mean slower upload times, more checks along the way and less freedom for those who are actually providing decent content. In addition the suit hopes to acquire unspecified damages for past violations.

Thankfully though, Google has deep, deep pockets; really deep! And they’ve announced that they want to depose approximately 30 people, including well known and beloved comedians Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert. The two funny men, whose shows are broadcast over the Viacom network’s Comedy Central, are surprising additions to a list that includes Viacom Chairman Sumner Redstone and CEO Philippe Dauman.

No doubt Viacom will be arguing shortly that the deposition of these two funny men is entirely irrelevant to the case, however pundits – including this humble reporter – disagree. In fact these two may very well be the lynch pin in a case that could very well change the face of the internet as we currently know it.

It is well known that both comedians are big fans of YouTube, with Stewart often showcasing funny clips found on the social networking video site on his own show, whereas Stephen Colbert has openly asked people to spread his work across the internet, using YouTube and other video sites. Why have they focused so much attention on this website? The answer is simple, because they understand where media is heading, and what needs to happen so that television stars like themselves can stay in business.

The issue is of course the fact that Viacom – along with many of the major industry heavies across the television, movie and music spectrum – are literally entirely clueless when it comes to the future. They are so wrapped up in the current way of doing things that they are unable to see what is happening outside of their bubble. They receive reports that their ratings are dropping, and that this “internet” thing is picking up speed – “as if it will last”.

Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart may never make it to an official setting, but they have already made themselves an intrinsic part of the debate that will no doubt be waged for several years to come. We can only sit back and hope that the noise we make from out here in the bleachers is heard all the way up in their tall towers.

A Geek’s-Geek from Melbourne, Australia, Josh is an aspiring author with dreams of publishing his epic fantasy, currently in the works, sometime in the next 5 years. A techie, nerd, sci-fi nut and bookworm, Josh can be found at for his personal blog, or for his writing blog.


Stephen Colbert is 3/4 Jewish Maybe

August 17, 2007

Yesterday we found out that Stephen Colbert may be 3/4 Jewish because there was a 3/4 chance that his DNA matched a Jewish descent.  On his show he also took a stab at the creator of Daily Ko’s calling him a Nazi in his interview with the creator.  That was a hilarious episode that I will always cherish.