Blogging as a fad

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When you decide to blog, don’t just do it because you want to hitch your cart on the bandwagon. If anything, blog because you want to. Blog because you feel the need to express and share your thoughts, emotions and ideas. Blog because you want to contribute something to the new media that is the internet. Blog because you want to be of service to others.

There are bloggers who are over conscious with what is in and what is cool in the world of blogging. Others are more concerned with writing about topics that are sure traffic getters. But if you are comfortable in your own niche and you believe you have a sure and loyal audience to your blog, then there is no reason why you should write about American Idol because it’s in season. Or deviate unnecessarily from your theme by blogging about Britney Spears just because she is No. 1 in Google search.

Blogging should not be seen as fad. Otherwise, it will defeat the very purpose of communication for which it came to be.

Danger Areas

 

Did you know that the area where you live can greatly affect the security of your computer. There are Internet danger areas. These countries are the worst places you can access the internet. Right now, South East Asia is the world’s most dangerous internet surfing region. The recent study showed that some countries in SEA has the highest risk of being attacked my a malware.

Here are the top 10 riskiest countries:

1. Indonesia

2. China

3. Thailand

4. Philippines

5. Malaysia

6. India

7. Mexico

8. UAE

9. Taiwan

10. Hong Kong

The three safest countries to access the internet are Norway, Sweden and Japan. In that order. The study that was done did not go into specifics of the types of threats and viruses but in Indonesia, internet users get Trojan horses, software application with a malware that is then sold online. They have 23.5% risk of getting infected. People who are living in these countries should really be careful and invest on a good computer security program.

 

What is a Blog?

post1.jpgFor the not so computer conscious, the term may sound like a title of a horror flick. A blog is a coined word that covers a wide subject and has a different meaning for everyone. It actually came from the words Web Log. In simple terms a blog is an online journal or a diary if you may that features publication of personal thoughts. It is a form of expression that gives you a glimpse into the thought process of the human mind. A blog can cover a wide range of topics, in fact any topic you can think of under the sun.

The act of updating and arranging a blog is referred to as blogging. Blogs appeared quite recently may be because of the need to express one’s opinions. What better audience than the entire world and there is no better stage than the World Wide Web.

Microsoft’s Had Enough – Oh You say!!!!!

microsoftvseuOf the EU apparently, for it has seemingly withdrawn participation in anti-trust hearings on their Internet Explorer program that is being accused of blocking or shielding itself from other browsers. The company is pointing the finger at the EU due to scheduling conflicts which has resulted in unavailability issues between he two parties. The EU’s anti-trust hearing concerns the fact that IE is embedded within the Windows Operating system, effectively blocking other web browsers from being installed properly upon initial install. The issues with Microsoft’s WGA program that unbeknownst to most came in two versions, one that asks for permission and one that is installed with SP3. The issue has been around for quite sometime and both parties are indeed getting tired of the issue. [Read more →]

Blogging Strategy

post4.jpgBlogging is not as simple as it looks. Unless you are some big shot executive with writes, designers, researchers, a waiting audience and money for promotions, popularity may not come overnight. Some of the world’s most popular blogs were shelved into obscurity before they rose from the ashes and hit the big time.

Long-term writing is the key to making it big. In order to write consistently for an extended period of time you would need a long-term strategy to make sure that the quality of your work does not deteriorate. There are three key areas you can concentrate on in order to prepare you for the long haul. To be a committed long-term quality blogger you need: inspiration, motivation and focus.

Everybody blogs!

There are people for whom blogging seems natural: techies, gamers and all those guys in Silicon Valley. What this generalization fails to consider is that active Internet use is rising among the young and not just among males. Women have embraced the web and created content of every kind. Even the elderly have embraced blogging, though to a much lesser extent. Travelers everywhere have found blogs excellent venues for telling stories and giving recommendations. In every case, one find an audience of readers and supporters. Depending on what you talk about and how, there could also be detractors and “haters”, and this is something you have to be prepared for. The cloak of anonymity can lead some people to do nasty things they wouldn’t do if they were identified, and there are privacy issues at every corner. But as bloggers can be anonymous as well, it is really up to you what you want to reveal.

Access to Business Email in Dominican Republic

In Dominican Republic, Cabarete on the North Coast has airs which lure adventurous gang of people from around the globe. Yes, but did you forget your mails while enjoying this awesomeness of Dominican Republic? No! right? The get hold of Microsoft Exchange Server with cheap shared Exchange hosting set up with hosted Blackberry for a quick check on your mobile device.

With MS Exchange Server synchronization, your life becomes so balanced that your can trip and work both at the same time. But to enjoy this facility don’t forget to check with the country’s local providers whether they provide Exchange hosted email service in their area. Claro Codetel is the largest wireless local providers in Dominican Republic. [Read more →]

Facebook Job App

 

Facebook recently joined the bandwagon for job hunters and added a new application that would help connect candidates with job vacancies and recruiters on the world’s largest social network. Facebook has more than 1 billion users around the world and this new app would surely attract the others who have yet to discover the awesomeness of this social media networking site to join! The new service claims more than 1.7 million jobs from partners including Monster Worldwide and BranchOut, the company said on its website. People normally go to Linkedin for this purpose but facebook is ready to play the same game with the aim to win it. Linkedin has 187 million users and the current leading job search engine. The recent studies said that majority of the unemployed turn to social media to land a job and the rate of getting hired is very good. They use this more than job search websites, newspaper ads etc.

 

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.