From One Womans Point of View

Insanity is all around us. Poverty, War, Violence, Arguments, Greed, Abuse, Pain, Suffering, Crime, Injustice, Indifference, Intolerance, Hate .... it's Time for me to speak out blogging. You never know what you may find here.



Monday, January 28, 2008

How to Kill a Blogger

LOL - Seems too easy to set up a blog.. it is to a certian extent. But problems can arise if you are trying to go more 'Professional'. Some will quit blogging for interesting reasons. I've got a small list of problems that we bloggers have to face and why some quit [in no order]:

1. Communities. Some are easy to get into and very glad to have you join. Other places are 'hard-nosed' and you have to meet their 'standards'. I've recieved rejections from 3 different communities - but working on getting in with them. Some will quit because they cannot get into the 'higher groups'.

2. Money. Others find they don't have the money to get started. A lot of places have monthly fees for you to join and start a blog. Blogger, Opera, LiveJournal, 360 etc.... all offer a place to blog for free. But I've met some that feel this isn't very professional - suck up if you ask me! Nothing wrong with being able to blog for free.

3. Ads. I agree, it's impossible to make money from ads on your site(s). Google AdSense, WidgetBucks and All Posters are just examples of ads we add to our blogs. Most people do not click on the adds... they seem to be there for show. I will keep mine - every little bit helps. I have met bloggers that decided to quit blogging because ads aren't paying off.

4. Time. Most popular answer is most find they don't have the time to blog. Things change in our lives, sometimes making it impossible to continue to do the things we love. Family, Job, Hobbies etc... this will end a blog.

5. Critics. Some will give in to peer pressure and criticism. People will give others bad reviews and a bad time... which can cause one to give up their blogs. I find most of this is caused over jealousy or a difference of opinion/beliefs. Me: I don't care if I make others mad with my blogs. Gives me more fuel to keep blogging.

6. Writers Block. A bad case of writer's block will terminate a blog fast. It happens to all writers and bloggers from time to time - but sometimes it seems to never end. The mind isn't free enough to think what to write about.

7. Bad Writing. Some find they aren't good writers or feel that way. This is usually caused by low self-esteem or just because they simply aren't good writers. And back to critics - some are told by others they suck so the writer/blogger will give up. I will blog anyway.... bad writing or not.

8. Payday. If you are a member of Pay-Per-Post [or another place similar] and you are not making money blogging this way, you will quit blogging. This is a sure fire way to kill a blogger. I just signed up to Pay-Per-Post but I can't start with them yet... my blog submitted isn't 90 days old LOL!

9. Not New. The Newness wears off. It was fun in the beginning and now seems old and worn. Time for a change something new. It's not fun any more.

10. No readers. Some find out they have no readers - they aren't sure how to promote their blogs to gain readers. This is [my guess] the number one reason bloggers quit.

I'm quite sure there are other ways to kill a blogger... but this is some of the most common ways.

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Sunday, January 27, 2008

Let's Get the Blog Rolling!

I have not made the posts I want to as of right now.... I am in the middle of join and enrolling in blog groups and communities. It takes a couple of days to get connected into the groups/networks.

My Lunatic Ravings shall start soon... Readers Beware!

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Are you a member of ?
You should be - those not a member I have something interesting for you: My Stats!
This is a picture of my stats after being a member for only 5 hours.

5 hours after becoming a member my totals are:
87 offsite clicks
153 page views
38 readers

This is just a Heads-Up for those not familiar with Entrecard. I highly recommend joining! And don't forget to drop your card for me... I'll return the favor.

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Friday, January 25, 2008

The Button

Sorry about the link to the site not working in my last post. I'm hoping this widget works like it should now. You should be able to click on it to go to the site NOT to MySpace. paul

Here's the link to the site:

Again, choose YOUR favorite - You may not agree with my vote.

Happy Friday.

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Thursday, January 24, 2008

VOTE! Get your Candidate Badge!

Just found this site!

Click on My Badge to enter the website.
In blue letters - it says "Get Started Now"
click it then pick your candidate...
you'll get a badge for your website, blog, homepage or whatever! paul

I thought this was pretty cool.

*note I had to make a correction... this widget should work now. Was sending to MySpace and not to the website!

In case it does not work -- here's the link:

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Bird Shits in Reporter's Mouth

This came from a friend.... thought I'd share it here!

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Hendrix and Ledger

Heath Ledger's masseuse made 4 calls to Mary-Kate Olsen before calling 911 for help. ~Does thus sound familiar to anyone else? This reminds me of the death of Jimi Hendrix! Monika Dannemann was Jimi's girlfriend at the time. She's the one who found Jimi and called Eric Burdon before she called for an ambulance. Some reports say she called Burdon 3 or 4 times before he told her "Call for a fucking ambulance!" When I read what happened to with the masseuse the first person that came to mind was Monika! I don't know how many others out there thought of this too... I couldn't help it [being a fan of Jimi and Eric].

This blog is not about celebrities... but Heath's death is a hot story right now. I know there's a lot more going on in this world and will soon blog about it, but this is getting nuts. I don't have to blog all about what is going on with Ledger... you guys are reading it too. I just had to point out something similar between two famous deaths. Jimi and Heath will be greatly missed for many more years to come.

What an Insane World we live in. What more crazy stories will we hear surrounding the death of Heath Ledger?

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