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Blogging Tips

Want more visitors to reach your blog? Want they hear your blog ?
Or do you want to increase your income on your blog ?

You can use these tips to optimize your blog :

1. Content is your king

If we imagine blog as a kingdom, then your content is the ruler of your blog. Your King. Content holds everything.
People search for information on the internet. For that, you can serve content that satisfy your visitors.
If you served them a good quality content, they will surely impressed by your blog and increase possibility to visit your blog regularly.
For website/blog owners, if they found good quality content, there is a possibility they will put a link for it or bookmark it.

Content for your blog can be your posts, your blog templates, or anything that you placed on that blog.
If you really got a good quality content, they won't hesitate to come to you again and again. You even don't have to bother about your layout.
Or maybe referring you to another sites, saying "This blog has high quality content."

Visitors will be really dissapointed with your blog if your content are copied from another sites/blogs, especially from top sites.

2. Post regularly

Make new post as fast as you can and publish them as fast as you can, but consider timing too. You don't always have to post good quality content,
but just post something to make your blog readers' feel that your blog is updated regularly. You have to make sure that there are some good quality
content between these posts.

3. Layout

In reality, "People judge a book by it's cover"

People rate your blog. What differ a common blog and a professional one is it's layout.
Even if you didn't have high content, people will think your blog is a high quality one because of your layout.
And even before they read the content, people will think that your blog's content is good, because they look at your layout.

But beware about this, if you have a good quality layout but bad content, people will really dissapointed. It makes them think that your blog is really
made by an amateur that just depend on the layout that can be downloaded and searched freely.

Regular people prefer light template because it's easy to read.
But usually gamers/anime lovers prefer dark template, because it bring the sensation of playing games or watching animes, or because it is cool in
gamers' eye.

Make sure if you want to make your blog layout become cool, you must first upgrade it's content.

4. Promote your blog

This is really important. Someone will know about some blog if they was introduced to it. You can place signatures between forums, social networking
sites, mailing lists, and other community online. Be active to promote your blog, go to sites that possibly related to your blog. Even if it wasn't
related to it's topic you can promote it to them too, who knows they have an interest on your blog topic.

If your blog have a good quality articles, you can submit your articles to any sites that need your article. like www.ezinearticles.com and others. It
will drive more traffic to your site.


5. Use free services from another sites

like feedburner (RSS feeds), del.icio.us (Bookmarking services), Technorati (blog ratings), or another


6. Monetize

If you are using blog service that allow you to monetize it, you can place ads in it. Then you can start earning from your blog. Nowadays, the ad format that is really popular is a pay per click ads.

Reality about working from home



Howdy !!

I want to share the article that I got about working from home.

Nowadays, working from home are becoming more popular. There are many people who work as freelancer.
Even with the employees that already had a job, there are some of them who likes to do work from home.

In the internet, we call it Teleworking (Working from distance). There are many reason why someone do it, like the crowded traffic, polutions, no modals to begin with, have no other jobs, increasing the income you get for making a living, or to be near with your family, like Aditya Hartanto, a programmer and an ex-teacher.

But.... It isn't as easy as you thought...

If you decided to do it just to wake up later or lazying around in your home, your job won't last long.

Why?

This is as I said in the introduction, what you need in this job is hardwork and consistency.
If you want to know, individual freedom is the reason why many people are wanted to do this job.

Do you want to know the reality about this kind of work?

First,

You can't leave the job easily. There is a possibility that you'll even have to bring your work to your bed, because in the afternoon, maybe you'll be distracted by phone calls from your relatives or friends.

Relax, Aditya Hartanto said that you don't need to worry, because not all of the jobs needs you to be awake at night.

Second,

There will be no office boys or secretary that will help you to do your job. You'll have to do all yourself, like making coffee, making lunch, answer the phone calls, except you already had an employee or a maid that will help you to do your job at home.

Third,

There will be no one that will give you critics or comments about your job. The one and only person that can rate your productivity and the effectivity of your job is yourself (Although I think not all of the jobs had the third circumstance)

And....

There are just few people who understand that time is really precious, especially as a teleworker. Sometimes, maybe your colleges or your relatives will visit you and just gossiping and talk about nonsense with you. For this problem, Aditya has a solution. Build your own room for working.

Also, there will be no pressure and support. No pressure? Sounds fun !! Not exactly, because with no peer pressure, there will be also no peer support for your job. Even in hard times when you feel frustrated, having no idea, there will be no support for you.

But you can solve this by many ways, like praying to god, chatting from instant messenger, sending SMS to your friends, or calling your friends by phone.

Do you still intend to work from home?

Source : PC Plus Tabloid 308, 13-26 May 2008 page 39.
Website at www.tabloidpcplus.com

Domain names




To all who had planned to build your own websites, now I will give you articles about websites.
^_^

Why I told you this? I actually thought to build my own website, changing from wordpress.com. :)

Nowadays, there are many websites out there. Each of them are built for different purposes, example : for business, discuss something (forums), social, selling products, uploading arts, teaching tutorials, and many other purposes.

Websites each have their own unique names, like www.google.com, www.yahoo.com, www.msn.com, www.amazon.com, www.ebay.com and many others.
They are what we called domain names.

If you want to build a website, you have to buy domain name to name your website. You must have a web-hosting plan (we'll talk about this later, ok?) if you really want to build a website.

Also, domain name can become a key to increase the traffic to your website. More simple your domain name is, more easy for people to remember it.
There are many companies that sold domain names for your website, and in some programs, they also help you to build your websites, preparing your web-hosting plan, and do another things to help you prepare your own website. The known website, yet another hiearchi official online (yahoo!) also have domain names in many different prices for you.

Domain names are not only for websites. They are also there for you owner of blogs ^_^.

If you want to be free of restrictions to building blogs, you can use a web hosting service to place your blog, buy domain names, and configure your blog to use different server to place your blog and... Ta-daah ! Your blog is now REALLY yours !!

You can add any ads, banners, widgets, or whataver you want to your blog, without any restrictions. You can change template freely, edit the code that you want to put to your website as much as you like. You got freedom !! ^_^

Domain names can also become a new business for you who want to do another kind of business online. How ?

Domain names, each of them had different prices to buy. There are many of them that was sold at really high price.
To tell you the truth, in the past, there are many domain names that sold at high prices because many people that want to buy it. Their price could became more than 10 million dollars.

The price of a domain name depend on many things, like how many letters in that name, how similar it is to the popular websites (wikipedia, google, friendster, yahoo!), their name are what people looking for (like www.xxx.com), and many other things.

Even now, selling domain names can become a good business (even it isn't as good as in the past, where it could be sold at billion dollars)