Understanding RSS

Are feeds and RSS one and the same? It’s easier to think so, but if you want to be a little more technical, the simple way to explain is that a feed could be in the RSS format. In its latest incarnation, RSS 2.0, the acronym stands for Really Simple Syndication, which is what it is. RSS allows aggregation in the XML (Extensible Markup Language) data format for content that gets updated like websites, blogs and podcasts. The RSS document or feed is checked automatically by the feed reader for new content. The orange RSS icon is now standard in many sites.

Reasons Why People Blog

Take a look at some of the reasons why people blog and find out if these are true to you. People make blogs because they want to express their thoughts and opinions. They also have something to market or to promote. Others blog because they want to help people (e.g. parenting, health). Those who are experts in a certain field use blogs to establish their craft. For like-minded people, blogging can get them together and share thoughts and opinions. Blogs can also change people’s thinking on certain issues especially political blogs. Some blogs are created to make money especially through advertising. People who love to have fun and be creative find that blogging is a good outlet. These are some of the main reasons why people blog.

Most Addictive Websites

The lack of real interaction between people in the real world can easily be blamed because of the existence of the world wide web. Having access to the internet is very tricky. A person can easily lose his/herself for hours just surfing through different websites or just being sucked in by Facebook. (We are all guilty of this) but there are heaps of internet websites that deserve your attention more than just stalking people or comment on every single posts on Facebook. These websites are ones that would make you laugh, make you think and sometimes, when a good article comes up, it could even make you cry. Here’s a short list of websites worthy of your time.

1. Thought Catalog – compilation of articles relevant and relatable coming from regular and sometimes awesome people.

2. Best of Craigslist – compilation of the funniest, grosses and weirdest Craigslist ads from around the world.

3. Where Cool Things Happen – this one is a photo blog of art, travel, lifestyle etc.

4. F My Life – This website would make you feel better about your life. (That is, after reading users personal awful/sad/incredibly miserable stories)


ブログあなたのプライバシーを持っていることの一方通行である時匿名がある。 幸いにも、技術はあなたのアイデンティティをオンラインで隠すのを助けて利用できる。 ペンネームを使用することができる。 ちょうど基づいていることにそれが実質の物のように鳴るペンネームを使用しないために覚えなさい。 サービスがあるように自由な匿名にブログの催を提供するインターネットを確認することができる。 機略に冨みなさいありなさい。 あなたの聴衆を限ることはまた特にあなたの目的がちょうど友人および家族と伝達し合うことならあなたのブログの保護を助ける。 技術のために、あなたのブログであなたの本名か個人情報を使用しなくても、人々はまだあなたのドメイン・ネームをWHOISの記録を調べることによってだれ行う、従ってあなたのドメイン・ネームを匿名にか登録することが最善であるか調べることができる。

Increase your Blog Traffic (Part 2)


3. Optimize your blog. To make sure that spiders will visit your site on a regular basis, you have to submit it to major search engines.
4. Read and comment to at least 5 other blogs everyday. But don’t just say ‘Nice blog’ or ‘Good Post.’ Leave powerful comments that have substance. Also, make sure that you leave your blog address on each comment that you enter.
5. Submit your blogs to large blog directories.
6. Include a counter in your blog that will monitor unique visitors and total traffic. This can tell you what techniques are working best for your site.

Blogging Guidelines

post3.jpgWriting a blog takes a lot of preparation. It is not easy to write a blog that you intend to keep for a long time. There are times that you will be writing very well and often times you cannot think where to begin. In order to help you get started and maintain that momentum, here are some tips that can help you:
1. Find a target audience. This will help avoid burn-out.
2. Maintain an idea bank. Inspiration on a long-term basis.
3. Engage with your readers. Relationship is the key.
4. Long-term goals and long-term blogging go hand in hand.
5. Make some money. It helps you stick it out.
6. Define your goals to know where you are heading.
7. Celebrate your milestones. It helps to keep that good feeling alive.
8. Have a sustainable rhythm that you can work with.

9. Build your safety net to help overcome feelings of depression, boredom or other negative feelings.
10. Most important of all, keep on enjoying what you do!

Source: dailyblogtips.com


With memes from ABCs to Top 10s of all possible topics floating around the Internet, it is virtually impossible to find yourself at a loss for blog posts to write. But if there’s one thing you can do that will not just keep you blogging regularly but also build a community of fellow readers and bloggers, it’s tagging. This form of tagging is different from the categories you find at the bottom of every blog entry or in social media sites. Tagging is answering what is essentially a meme and linking to other bloggers so that they will also answer the questions and spread the meme around. It’s a form of goodwill and at the same time an enjoyable exercise for everyone involved. Just remember to choose a topic that other bloggers would be able to relate to. Otherwise, they might find laborious to answer the meme and consider you a nuisance!

Social Web Into the Clouds

cloudcomputingMany of the Web Giants are gearing for the introduction and expected full implementation of cloud computing that is set to become web 3.0. Industry giants like Microsoft, Google, Yahoo, IBM and many other have been gearing for the big push but a recent move by Facebook, one of the social web’s biggest networks has raised a lot of alarms as to the ownership of the cloud.
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Blogging Tricks to Increase Traffic to your Website (Part 2)


You can also be a guest author on other authority blogs. If you have started with the previous method of commenting to top blogging sites, do not be surprised if the top bloggers in your market will ask you to write complete posts on their blog too. Or maybe you can approach them yourself and ask if you may write a full post on a particular topic for them to post. Most bloggers will be happy to have someone else provide content once in a while. When you write a helpful and useful post, make sure that you put a link back to you own site in return for your effort.

Five common fears associated with search engine optimisation

Even though it is now widely known and accepted that search engine optimisation can make a considerable and positive difference to online businesses, it is still a relatively new process. Due to this, there are still some site owners which are dubious about SEO and actually fear what it involves and what it could do to their companies.

There are some common fears amongst those which are not currently running an SEO campaign but that have considered hiring professional SEO experts to help them and their business to improve. These fears can deter business owners from getting involved in SEO and this means their businesses miss out on many fantastic opportunities for development.
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