Friday, August 24, 2007

Amateur Bloggers Steps to Avoid while Growing

Blogging World is booming as never with thousands of Blogs starting everyday and with the ever enticing Google Adsense adding Monetary value to it Blogging has indeed become more from a hobby to a Profession.

There are Tonn's and Tonn's of Blogs out there in the Internet offering you advice on Blogging, Search Engine Optimization, Adsense, Search Engine Traffic etc and an Amateur Blogger has so much content in front of him that he is puzzled as What to take as advice and What Not to take as Advice.

Here are my 2cents while growing as an Amateur Blogger in this Blogging World

More Content More Traffic: If you take the case of any of the Top Blogs you should be able to notice that the more Content a Blog has the More is the Traffic unless it is a Blog about Celebrities or Porn. As an Amateur Blogger you don't need to post multiple Times a Day nor will you find time to post multiple times per day. The important thing is to be consistent in postings at least once a day.

Read 10 Folds more than Writing: It is simple Read more and ideas will strike your mind as your knowledge increases. Important sources of Information would be Books, Magazines, News Papers, other Blogs, News Letters etc.

Avoid Early Monetization: Programs like Google Adsense, Yahoo Publisher, Chitika, Text Ads entice most of the Bloggers in Monetizing their Blogs at the early stages. As a Blogger with very little Traffic to your Blog it is best not to Monetize your Blog. As Search Engine Traffic is more for your Blog Growth Bloggers should concentrate on Traffic Growth than Monetizing his Blog.

Quality is Important: Quality of the content is important for every Blog in order to convert a One Time Visitor to a Repeated Visitor. Top Blogs mainly get their Traffic from Loyal Visitors who Visit their Blog all the Time. If you are planning to Write 10 Posts per day with Average Content I would suggest that 4 Posts with Excellent Quality Content would be better off in Long Term Goals.

Blog for Long Term: Most of the Bloggers give up in a Week, a Month or after a Couple of Months. It is important to Understand that Blogging is easy but Monetizing is difficult. Blogging will take Time and Definitely more than a Couple of months in order to be notices by a Larger Crowd.

Avoid Checking Visitor Statistics: This is something that almost all the Bloggers tent to do But as an Amateur Blogger the rate is higher and one tends to get disappointed will the Low Traffic to your Blog in your early Stages. You cannot get a Traffic of 132,324,343,439( A random No) Visitors Per Day on Day one of your Blogging World. You need to Grow up consistently Day by Day, Week by Week and Month by Month and Year by Year.

Learn from Other Bloggers: As it is said You will Learn More by Observing it is very much True in Blogging World. Read others Blogger's Blog and learn about their Blogging Techniques, Posting Frequency etc

My 2cents for amateur Bloggers. T become a Good Problogger again the emphasis would be to get Quality and Consistent Content on your Blog Posts. Do you have more thoughts to share... Post your Comments !

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Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Adjust Transparency with Windows Transparency Utility

Microsoft has been in the news for its Surface PC for some time and they are planning to roll out the Surface PC to large Businesses like Casinos and Hotels. This simple piece of software might not make your PC a Surface PC but would be something that you would definitely want on your Windows XP laptop or Desktop.

Ryan VanMiddlesworth has a cool utility that control the Transparency on utilities in Windows 2000 and XP Operating Systems. Once the Installation is completed the small piece of code Written in C language would allow users to Toggle the Transparency of a utility. For Example Look at the Screenshot below...


This is a great utility when users would like to do work on Multiple Tasks like Watching a Movie in the Background and Working on your Excel Spreadsheet at the same time with the Whole Screen to your Use. Users can Toggle the Transparency rate of a utility by using the Ctrl + Shift + Keys(1 -9) with 1 being the highest Transparency and 0 being the Lowest Transparency.

The Transparency Utility is absolutely Free to Download for Non Commerical Use and can be downloaded for Free from Ryans Home page. You can Donate to Ryan at his Paypal Donation TipJar at his HomePage.

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Yahoo Messenger Update for DoS Attack Bug

Yahoo has released a Critical Update to its Popular Messenger Service to protect Yahoo Messenger Users from a Dos attack from a Malicious attacker. News has been spreading across the Internet of a possible bug in Yahoo Messenger service that would potentially allow malicious attackers a computer system.

Yahoo seems to have accepted the potential flaws in Yahoo messenger and has quickly worked on a solution for one of the most popular Instant Messaging Service.

The Flaw in the IM service would potentially lead to a Malicious Script Installation if the user accepts a Webcam Invitation from an attacker. This would lead to a Potential Denial of Service to the PC owner and affect the whole System leading to loss of Productivity.

This is a critical Update for the Yahoo Messenger Users to prevent Dos attacks on their Personal Computers. Yahoo has urged users to update their Yahoo Messengers to the latest update.

With the Gtalk Messenger growing in Popularity and growth of Multi Messenger Services like Meebo and others Yahoo would find it difficult to survive with Potential flaws like this coming out Frequently. The war for Instant Messaging is getting Hotter.... What do you Say... Post your Comments

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Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Blogger Adds Inline Adsene Ads in Posts

Blogger had added a new Feature where users can insert Adsense Ads in between Posts. This new feature certainly is useful for all Bloggers who wanted to insert Ads either after the First post or insert ads for a couple of posts on the Main Page of a Blog.

This new feature is introduced as a Widget Application and would not be applicable to Bloggers like this Blog who still use the old Blogger Template. Bloggers can insert a maximum of 3 Adsense Widgets on any single page(as per Adsense Rules and Regulations).

Inorder to add Inline Adsense Ads users have to Edit the Post Widget and select the "Show Ads Between Blogger Posts" as show in the above Screen shot. Once Customized to show Inline Adsense Ads Bloggers can even customize the Number of Times an Adsense Ad would appear, Format of the Ad, Color, Font etc.

This Feature is certainly useful for Bloggers as they were faced issues of adding Inline Adsense Ads on the Main Page of Blogger. It is time for Bloggers to switch from the old Blogger Template to the Widget Layout Version to utilize the new features in Blogger.

Which Version of Blogger do you like and use.. The Template Version or the Widget Layout Version. Post your Comments!.

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Google adds Adsense Videos to YouTube

Youtube Videos the most popular Online Video Network seems to be the next target for Google AdSense as i noticed an Advertisement while playing an Online Video on Youtube. It looks like Google AdSense is testing Advertisements on selected Youtube Videos.

The Adsense Ads on the Youtube Videos seems to be transparent and appear at the bottom of the Video Screen. Further Google seemed creative as to when the ads would appear in the Video. Youtube Adsense Ads appear exactly 15seconds after the start of a video and lasted for 15 seconds. Also the Advertisements seems to be irrelevant to the Video that is currently playing on Youtube.

Once the Adsense Ads are clicked they would appear on the entire screen with an Exit button on the top right corner to return back to the Youtube Video. The ads also seem to be a One Time ads as they do not re appear again in the Youtube Video for a particular user.

Google smart Advertisement might or might not successful as the whole world has been watching Ad Free Videos at Youtube. Would the Online Video Viewer be annoyed by these Flash based Advertisements or would he be happy with it.. Only Time can tell.. What do you say..... Post your comments !

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Monday, August 20, 2007

iPhoneBook Read Blooks on iPhone

iPhone Book ReaderBook application is a nice piece of Widget kind of application that lets users to Read ebooks on their iPhone.

Book.app application lets users to read ebooks in HTML and text files stored on your iphone with ease. I personally like the feature where the Book application lets use to read a book that is broken down in to multiple chapters.

Zach has a quite tedious and tiresome method of installing ebooks .Though the Installation process is pretty tiresome for a Beginner. it is kind of worth if you are a avid Ebook reader and an iPhone Owner.

Thanks to Zack for this new Book Application for iPhone !. You can know more information about the Book application and the Download and installation procedure for Book application at

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Convert Photos to Text Images with Photo2Text Editor

BloggerDid you know that you could convert your Images or Photo in to Text Images. Image Distortion is not something that is new but is one nice way to laugh at yourself as to how funny you will look when your Photo is converted in to a text Image.

Photo2Text is a nice online Tool that lets users to Convert Images to Text. Users can upload any form of image files like JPEG,BMP, GIF or TIF files into the File Uploader and the Image gets converted in to a Text Image immediately. Users can even save and store Text Image that is created from the uploaded Image. Here is a snapshot of How a Photo to Text Image Looks like...

Blogger Text ImagePhot2Text lets users to convert the Image to a Text Image and store it as a Text file. Users have the option of Converting image to Text or an ASCII Photo based on user specifications. Users can also adjust the Brightness of the Image as per the Requirements. You even have the option of choosing the characters that would be used to create the Text Image. Users also have the option of storing the Text Images Online as a .aspx file.

I particularly like the ASCII code characters that reminds me of the Yester years of MS DOS with Black and White Monitors.So the next time Upload an Image of yourself and check out how you look in an Text image. What do you say.....

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Sunday, August 19, 2007

How Digital Camera Lens are Manufactured

A Couple of days back we had written a post about How users can choose a Digital Camera lens from a Broad selection of camera lens that are available in the market. Here is a nice video describing the manufacturing process of Digital Camera Lens



The process of Manufacturing is pretty cumbersome as shown in this Video and gives us the slightest idea that the Lens forms the core essential component of a Digital Camera