Why you should start a group blog

One blog is usually enough for anyone to maintain. But starting a group blog can be a good way to keep in touch with people have the same interests as yourself or have a shared history. These can be family members, former schoolmates and friends with common hobbies. Here are two reasons for group blogging:
Shared responsibility. Posting can sometimes feel like a chore when you cannot think of anything to write. Having other blog authors in the group allows you to post less frequently and alternate so that there is less pressure.
Likemindedness. The ties that bind the group together provide subjects to write about. Family and friends can update each other and reminisce through the group blog. Hobbyists could write about their projects. A group of knitters, for example, can post photos of their projects and how-tos.

In the next post, we will look at tips for group blogging.

Blog Types – What They Are

Blog types differ in how contents are delivered or written. One group of blogs is based on media type. A vlog is a blog made up of videos; a linkblog is one made up of links; a sketchblog is one made up of portfolios or sketches; a photoblog is one made up of photos. Tumbleblogs are those blogs with shorter posts and using mixed media. Phlog is a rare type of blog hosted on the Gopher Protocol. There is a blog type that is written by a mobile device such as a mobile phone or a PDA, called a moblog.

Freelance Web Designer as a Full-Time Job?

Even though most see the job of a freelance web designer as something extra, an auxiliary source of income to complement your regular earnings, some are still able to make their entire living out of such jobs and progress well enough in the market to establish them as a near-permanent source of income. Is this the right choice for you though? You may be convinced it is, but the reality could actually be slightly off.

There are a few things to keep in mind when considering taking up a “career” as a freelance web designer for good. First, remember that you’ll be working from your home entirely. This may sound like a good thing at first, but it can easily backfire if you’re not careful – home is usually the place most of us associate with relaxation and getting away from all the stress, so it’s easy to get distracted on your own desk.

Second, working as a freelance web designer means your income won’t be guaranteed. Both legally, as well as in general – you can’t rely on having the same paycheck next month, and you can’t prove you got that paycheck either, so it can become very difficult to take out a loan or mortgage, unless you started reporting your income – which would make it eligible for taxes, of course.

On the other hand, it can definitely be great and very rewarding to be a freelance web designer – you just need the right sense of balance and self-control. You never know, it may turn out to be your dream job!

Amatomu Blog Search Engine

In March 2007, web entrepreneurs Matthew Buckland and Vincent Maher founded Amatomu, a blog search engine and article aggregator that focuses on blogs published in South Africa.

As a new site it is still in its testing phase. Only a select group of users was into it. However, it was unexpectedly swarmed in by bloggers when a member of the select group leaked information about the search engine’s existence.

The site can track trends and monitor keywords. It also ranks bloggers and provides statistics and graphs for their blogs. Then, these are organized by Amatomu bases on topic and lists of keywords.

Google Fiber



Google Fiber is promising 100 times faster internet service than any broadband service available has now announced that it is broadening their service and will start to provide for the people of Austin, Texas. It will be their second big city following Kansas. Don’t get too excited as it won’t start until next year. Homes connected to Google fiber in Kansas are feeling happy and satisfied with the service.

The service however isn’t cheap. There’s obviously a price for super fast internet connection. It will be $120 for internet connection plus TV connection. For just the internet, it will be $70. Since they are fairly new, they have a promotion for people who are signing up. They are waiving the $300 connection fee/installation charge. With this deal, there’s a reason for other internet providers and cable companies to worry. Unless they have something much better to offer, then more and more customers will be signing up.


Google Chrome OS

Google simply cannot keep out of the OS wars and as their entry to battle Windows, they have announced a version of their Google Chrome OS for release on the rising tablet PC market. There is still a lot of work that has to be done for this to become reality for being open-sourced
it is a headache to standardize. But Google has confirmed that it is no longer a rumor and it is considered to be one of the company’s primary goals this year.

Their browser version of Chrome has been out for a while and it has had it’s fair share of bugs, versions and fixes but it is steadily making it’s way. The fact is that Google has managed to do away with most of the overhead that takes space and time for Windows to load streamlining the system for optimal performance. The OS would be coming out soon, though Google is keeping it quiet on when and how it would be released.

Blogging Tricks to Increase Traffic to your Website (Part 1)


Every webmaster always wants to increase on-line traffic to their websites. A great way on how you can do this is to harness the power of blogs.

Start by going over to a blog-centric search engine such as Technorati or Google blogsearch and compile a list of active blogs in your niche. Then, start by visiting each blogs on a regular basis. In fact, it is recommended to subscribe to heir posts using RSS feeds. Once you got a feel for the style of the author, start commenting on these blogs with relevant information and soon you will be seen by the readers as an authority on the topic. Of course include your site’s URL when you post your comment.


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Bluetooth RAZRWIRE Oakley Sunglasses – An Innovative Design

In the present day, there are a lot of innovative items being made to help make our lives easier and is a hit in the internet. For years, technology has proved that it has a lot to offer. It has been helpful from household appliances, office items and to portable gadgets. Just like the recent technology, gadgets such as mp3 players, laptops and other electronic devices are designed to bring convenience and comfort, most especially for people who are always on the go. Even personal items like sunglasses are now coupled with high technology and one reliable name that produces quality and innovative items is Oakley. One of the best items being offered by Oakley in the present day is the Bluetooth RAZWIRE Oakley Sunglasses.

The bluetooth RAZWIRE Oakley Sunglasses are now setting their way to popularity, especially to people who want to have handiness while having a talk on the phone, without interruption from what they are currently doing. These sunglasses are best for those who frequently go on business trips, biking or hanging out under the heat of the sun. When the phone rings, there is no need to pick it up from the bag. With the bluetooth feature that this RAZRWIRE Oakley sunglass has, talking on the phone is made easy. Aside from that, it has great features like Plutonite lens materials and high definition optics that protect eyes from UV radiation.

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Keeping Your Family Porn-Free

I maintain a blog site as a part-time job, and having a 2 kids in the house has made me a little more aware of the dangers lurking in the shadows of cyberspace. The internet has been a powerful tool not just for data processing and storage, but for global communication as well. Millions of text data and images are being posted online everyday. So how does one filter the good from the bad at home?

There are many applications that can help you block pornographic from being displayed on your computer They use distinctive filter methods that analyze whether a URL is safe for viewing or not. However, it may not be so easy to filter images as it is URLs. There are porn sites that allow for the user to type in their emails so pictures can be sent to the address directly, without having to go through their site. This can pose some serious problems for my kids. Good thing there are some pornographic image filters that can analyze images as they are being downloaded, and identify those that are unwanted. The technology can analyze different physical aspects of the images like skin tone, contour, hues, etc. This can act as a reliable personal web nanny, to help block porn images. It is said to be 85%-90% accurate, which is relatively high.

Now I can rest peacefully at night while my laptop is still turned on. I don’t have to worry about my kids sneaking around and having a peak at unsightly images. All they will probably find is the link to the Australia business directory that I have left opened. Having kid-friendly internet access is an effective way to keeping my family porn-free.