Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Why have I not posted anything for the past two weeks

To be very honest, I was new to a 24x7 internet connection, and the first time I got connected I felt the urge to always be online.  I have to carry with me everyday my office laptop so I can blog at home.  I had to sleep once I arrive from the office so I can have time online afterwards.  In two weeks time, I had the littlest sleep ever.  My body was giving up.  I had to regulate my time online, and the only best way to do it, was to leave my computer in the office during weekdays.

Now I realize, blogging everyday is not for me.  It's exhausting to pressure yourself to create a post everyday.  It was no longer fun.  Blogging is supposed to be a surplus of your real life experience and not a re-post from online sources.  I changed my ways of blogging, and this time, it'll be purely inspirational - I'll write when I feel like it, not when I need to.

Anyway, browse through my other blogs, I have much to say about almost anything I feel strongly about.

How about you?  What keeps you blogging?

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Blogger Template Designer

Just when I thought I'm stuck with Blogger's default templates when I received good news.  Blogger users can now customize their designs.  Customize may be an understatement, it's more of, Blogger on steroids. 

Saturday, March 6, 2010

How to use Keywords for files

Today, I learned about the basics of using effective keywords for SEO.  Multi-media files uploaded on a blog should be file named to make it search-engine friendly.  For example, a jpg picture of an iPad to be posted on should be file named iPadImage or iPadPicture.jpg.  A jpg screenshot of the iPad's specifications can be file named as iPadSpecs.jpg.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Ideas for Blogs

Mainstream bloggers are almost scientific in their ways, techniques, and approach to blogging.  They search for trends, high value search words, most searched topics, and the likes.  It's actually very good and generates lots of traffic.  I tried it.  But honestly, I am immensely challenged in that area.  I can't just write anything that I don't fancy or feel deeply connected with.  Like a hobby, do something that tickles you and all the good things will flow.  So I did.  As of this writing, I have around 4 blogs and counting.  Each to its own specific topic that I am very much interested in. 

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Your online resume

Comments.  To gain more visibility on the blogosphere, you have to be active in other blogs through comments.  I have learned that your comments is a your passport for people to visit your site, eventually follow you, or totally ignore you.  The quality of your comment, the attitude you display, the words you choose, correctness of your grammar, and the language you speak will attract more visitors than you could have imagined.

Blogger templates and more

Blogger is a pretty user-friendly blog host.  It offers enough templates to choose from plus it allows third party templates.  Unlike a free blog, Blogger allows you to monetize your blog through Google Adsense.

Where to get blogging tips

It would have been very difficult and slow for me to work on my blogs if not for a few mentors.  Both in real life and online, having a mentor can certainly jump-start your blogging a few notch higher.  I have a colleague that's into blogging.  He started blogging about his job, and later, learned the ropes of what's hot and that sells and later blogs about blog optimization.  Believe me, I hardly understand him most of the time.  I'm taking it slow.  I don't think I can handle more mental diarrheas