Archive for the ‘blogging’ Category

Submit your Blog to Search engines

September 25, 2007

Submit Your Blog To Search Engines

To get your blog well known, you should add your blog to blog search engines! Add your site to technorati, bloglines and you do this, your blog will be available to a wider audience, more people will read what you have to say.

Read other Blogs

September 25, 2007

Read other blogs

Read other blogs, you’ll learn about the blogging style other people and the blogosphere. You can connect with other bloggers, when you comment on their blogs they may return the favor. You can also get instant news about something you are interested in from a writer just like you. There is also a blog for everything. Every second, thousands of valuable articles are written. It would take you your life to read everything written in a minute on blogs. Last and best of all, blogs can tell you anything, they aren’t censored and not published by a company.

The Future of the Internet

September 12, 2007

Have you ever been on the internet and wondered what’s going to happen in it’s future.  Well even though the future cannot be told, it can be predicted and pretty well too.  So far the internet has been getting faster and faster every year.  More and more devices are being able to use the internet.  Internet applications have also been getting more and more advanced, there are now full word processors and gaming applications all online.  People are even turning to the internet to watch their favourite TV.  Millions now use VOIP instead of phones and email instead of standard mail.  These current technologies will continue to develop and advance.  Heres how it has been predicted that the internet will be by 2020:

  1.  The average home internet connection will have a speed of at least one gigabits per second.
  2. The internet will be accessible from anywhere.  Not just in cities but in the middle of the wilderness.
  3. Smaller devices will use the internet like their own hard drives.
  4. Many businesses will move towards the internet, it will become a new business platform more so than right now.
  5. People will use video immersion to connect to their companies over the internet and virtual offices will replace traditional offices.  People will work from home but still be able to see, and talk to their co-workers online.
  6. As I said earlier TV and Phone will be integrated into the internet.
  7. Everyone including poorer and older people will be able to have access to the internet and computers will be cheaper and more available.
  8. Web 2.0 will evolve into Web 3.0 then Web 4.0 the evolution will continue.
  9. Internet in video game will become standard and video gaming communities will be a new part of every gamers life.
  10. All information will be available to anyone and secrecy will become rare as people become more aware.
  11. Computers will get smaller and smaller, desktop computers will no longer be necessary, and computers will be found in almost every part of the standard home.
  12. CD’s DVDs and other methods of removable storage devices will become a thing of the past, everything will be from the internet.
  13. Books will be scanned and put online so you can watch everything on a small computer screen, paper will be used less and less.
  14. Movies on YouTube will be from around all of the world.  People from all over the world will be able to talk to each other and different cultures will get along, wars will be less prevelant.
  15. Programs like Microsoft word will allow anyone to publish a blog.  This is already happening.
  16. People will be more aware and the attempts by governments to censor the internet will fail because of it’s vital position in our future.

Those are only a few of the things that will happen on the internet in the near future.  The internet will evolve on and on and the world will change.   The internet may prove to be the biggest thing that humans have developed and the most important in our progression through time.  What do you think will happen to the internet?

Written by Ian

Words: 528

Make Money from Your Blog!

September 11, 2007

You can make money from your blog, money from doing something you enjoy. If you own your own domain name for your blog, you can post ads on your blog. If your blog is hosted on a sub domain (.blogger etc) that allows it you can post ads as well.

Most bloggers start out on sub domains like or on most of these domains you can’t post ads, thats means you can’t make money from your site. That’s okay because your site should be built up and good before you start trying to make money.

After a year when most bloggers have a decent viewer ship, they may buy a domain name and transfer their blog to that site. Once that happens, they are free to start making as much money as possible. I recommend using Google adsense when you are starting out.

Adsense will look at your site and find things that may relate to ads that they have on their database. When people click on these ads, on your site you get some of the money for that click. Although it is a small amount, it adds up when you have a viewer ship.

You can also add referrer programs to you site, for example amazon’s referrer service. When someone clicks a link to an item on your website and it is part of the referrer service, you will get 10% of the sales, and if someone buys something expensive, you will get 10% of that. If they spend $100 you get $10. Sometimes bloggers can make a decent amount off affiliate referral programs alone.

After you get a larger page rank, other ad sites will become available for your use. Page Rank has to do with the amount of visitors entering your website and the amount of websites linking to yours.

It is possible to make quite a large amount of money from your blog, but don’t try right away, wait until you have a bigger site.

Written by Ian

Words: 344

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

Big Blogs, Small Blogs or Medium Blogs

September 9, 2007

I am trying to figure out which blogs are the best. I have categorized all blogs into 3 categories, big blogs, small blogs and medium blogs. All blogs start out small unless there is alot of opening hype. I have noticed that small blogs are more personal and usually offer a point of view on the topic being discussed, that’s something I like. Then there are medium blogs they’re close to big blogs but on a smaller topic and more or less personal than small blogs, they usually have been around for a year or more. Then there are the big blogs, ones like Engadget. Big blogs go straight to the news without much commentary and employ many different authors, Engadget a technical blog for example is a company more than a blog. They’re also own something like 20 smaller blogs that each have 3-4 employees and talk about something else. Each of the authors has their own style and that makes it hard for them to be personal. Many blogs aim at becoming a Big blogs like Engadget, but is it really the right way to go? Most small blogs that have the skills and determination quickly evolve into medium blogs with page ranks between 2 and 5. Then ones that stay small after a year usually die out. Most Medium blogs are written by one person, they are essentially a small blog with more skill and many more viewers. Medium Bloggers often own other medium blogs and blogging is their full time profession. Medium bloggers can make quite a bit of money just from ads. Big blogs make millions from ads, but the money is split between the employees and the owner of the blog. Small blogs usually don’t have ads, some Medium blogs don’t either. So the sweet spot seems to be the Medium blog, they make money and give opinions they also have many dedicated readers. Many of the medium blog owners are also programmers and in their time away from blogging operate websites that one day may be revolutionary new tools on the internet. Often small blogs and medium blogs express their opinion very vocally and even write about other blogs criticizingly or in agreement. Big blogs do nothing of the sort, they don’t want to alienate any readers, it’s all about image for them. Engadget isn’t too bad, but there are some blogs that are more like newspapers they don’t have an opinion and if they do they don’t tell you.

Written by Ian

Words: 426

How to Boost Blog Traffic:

September 9, 2007

On many blogs I have had traffic problems and I have learned quite a bit about blog traffic. Here’s what I have picked up.


When beginner’s start out their blogs, they often think that they will have regular readers after only a few posts. Thats not going to happen. A year ago I started a blog when I was a beginner thinking that was so. I posted many articles and couldn’t figure out why nobody was reading them. Later on I realized that you have to submit your blog to blog search engines in order for the blog to succeed.  You also need to establish a style of your own. (more…)

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.