How Blogging Platforms Work Effectively

 

Blogging is a wonderful way of connecting with your audience if you have an online business. It is because blogging gives the chance to provide useful and valuable information to your customers and prospects. Likewise, it also helps in selling your services and products as well as driving traffic to the website. On the other hand, before starting to create a blog it is necessary to choose the right blogging platform that will work effectively.

Recommended blogging platforms

  1.  WordPress

WordPress is the most popular blogging platform that most people use. You can choose from the options either the free option or the fee hosted option. If you will choose the fee hosted option, you can find affordable hosting companies as well as monetize your site with affiliate programs and with Google Ad Sense. On the contrary, if you will choose the free version, you should expect that the option is very limited.  It is very easy to install WordPress as long as you have the cPanel and Fantastico. By using this blogging platform you can expect excellent blogging opportunity.

  1.  Blogger.com

People who think that WordPress is complicated prefer using Blogger.com. This blogging platform is offering several features such as variety of templates, free services and many more. Likewise, this platform is perfect for both professional and personal use. It is because the user can take advantage with the free services, use different templates and add their own domain. In the same manner, Blogger.com is ideal if you are just starting an account because you can immediately start along with the existing Google accounts.

  1.  Tumblr

Another new blogging platform that works effectively is the Tumblr. This platform allows the bloggers not only to post text on the blogs but also other media including video, photos and others. In addition, this blogging platform allows the blogger to share anything found on the net to their readers. Indeed, by using Tumblr it is very easy to connect with your readers.

Features of A Good Blogging Platform

  1. Ease of use – It is important to choose blogging platform that has intuitive interface as well as useful information.
  2. Functionality – The platform should be user friendly for the customers and prospects. This means that it should be easy to use and navigate.
  3. Features – Choose blogging platform that can answer all your blogging needs such as taking feedback, hosting contests as well as selling products and services.
  4. Customization – The platform should help in making a blog exactly what you want without using a lot of money, time and effort.
  5. Reputation – Choose a blogging platform that will be around for many years so that you need not switch to another platform.

Things to Consider Before Choosing A Blogging Platform

Before choosing the right blogging platform it is important to determine first the type of blog to accomplish. Likewise, you should also consider where your blog will be hosted. Finally, before choosing a platform makes sure to read everything about it and how it will work effectively.

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Why Twitter is Important for Blog Promotion

Twitter is a very powerful tool that was launched in 2006 and became very popular in 2007. It is a social network as well as an instant messenger. It also provides blogging service to keep your friends updated about you.

It is a real pleasure to use twitter as it helps to find an element of entertainment in this busy era. You are able to communicate your daily routine with your friends, when you will be available and when not, what is happening in your life and how do you feel about it. It is also an effective tool to get updates about your loved ones.

Blog Promotion through Twitter

A very interesting feature of twitter is to build relationships which are vital for you to run a successful blog. You can actually generate a lot of traffic to your blog through twitter.  Here are some tips which will be helpful for using twitter effectively for your blog promotion:

  • Increasing Traffic

Your tweets can play a vital role in increasing traffic to your blog. If you are interested in adding a new feature to your blog, simply promote it by sending tweet to your group. You will ultimately find an excellent increase in your blog traffic. If you are able to grab viewers’ attention upon their first visit, there are bright chances of their future visits too.

  • Helpful Community

It helps you to become a part of community related to your niche. These people can provide you excellent feedback on your blog. This way, you are able to broaden up your exposure and find areas for continuous improvement.

  • Increasing Contacts

You are better able to build relationships with a large variety of people. These business contacts are assets if you want a job related to your niche, want to share your ideas with your peers or simply if you are searching for a fresh candidate for your blog.

  • Creative Ideas

Twitter can help you to find creative and fresh ideas for your blog posts. You can simply read some tweets and get an innovative idea about your blog.

  • Providing Live Coverage

Sending of multiple tweets is possible with your blog, if you are attending a conference and want to share the information with others.

  • Back Links

Twitter is a very good source of providing back links to bloggers.

  • Learning from others

Another big advantage of Twitter which is highly beneficial for you as a blogger is that it provides the opportunity of learning from others. Feel free to ask questions about your problem areas. Be helpful for others and others will be for you. Suggestions from other experts can prove to be highly beneficial.

Twitter is therefore a very effective medium to promote your blog. Communication through tweets increases your knowledge and helps to get a command over your subject by asking and answering related questions. It provides opportunities to groom yourself as an expert in your niche and eventually increases your blog’s credibility.

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Men vs. Women

Why is it that God has seen fit to make women and men so different? Besides the obvious differences, genitalia, femininity, child bearing and menstrual cycles, there are a thousand diametrical contradictions between us. It’s because of his sense of humor, that’s why. He had just finished building the earth, heavens and eternity and when Sunday rolled around it was Miller time or something. He made Adam, borrowed a rib and then came Eve. THAT is where things got messed up right there. I bet the first thing Adam had to do was take out the trash, sore ribs and all. She didn’t care that God hadn’t created light yet. She was perfectly happy bitchin’ in the dark.

I’ve heard it said a million times that men will never understand women. I beg to differ. We DO understand women, we just don’t frickin believe it that’s all. Argue, argue, argue, bitch, bitch, bitch. Man. All the time. They say never go to bed mad at each other. Really? What does that even mean? Stay up and fight? Women know stuff that men don’t and it’s not fair. They have long memories too. Why is it that in the midst of a heated argument, they will bring up something that happened five years ago that has nothing to do with what we’re arguing about? Nothing. In shock, we stand there with that dumbfounded, deer in the headlights look trying to figure out what just happened. It changed the whole topic. And while we’re standing there in total disbelief trying to figure out what just happened, they are so far along in their wailing we have no choice but to give up and lose. It’s at this juncture we know it’s over and anything said past this point is the start of a brand new argument.

My wife not only knows every single birthday and anniversary in her family, but mine too! I don’t care who you are, this is contrary to the ordinary course of nature. Borderline savant. She’s damn hard to argue with I’ll tell you that. Sometimes I feel like we, as men, don’t have much of a chance. And boy do they love their children. I’m not saying men don’t, we do, just not like they do. Women know every little detail about them. Birthdays, allergies, likes, dislikes, boyfriends and how to buy school supplies. They know shoe sizes, how big they are in the waist, what their favorite colors are. Men are vaguely aware of some little people living in the house. In all fairness, and I’ve always said, if it weren’t for women there would be, like 6 people on the planet. Yeah we’re different. I guess it’s better that way somehow. I just wish the footing was a little more even that’s all.
As it is, women will always sit and listen to a ten year old for an hour talk about how he almost caught a fly ball, and be just as proud of them as they can be. But men? We’ll always want to knock a fart out of him for making an error in left field.

A Day in Sam’s Life…

So I went to the pharmacy to pick up some Super Spike styling gel. I was milling around the back of the store pondering over the vast assortment of hair styling products. All of a sudden a blonde cashier from the front raced past me and alerted another staffer that a woman was trying to make off with some stolen goods. One of the pharmacist’s, another blonde, slightly older, left her station and followed the action toward the front of the store. My curiosity, like always, was rampant and the Super Spike could wait. I assumed a stealth mode and followed behind them.

The thief, a medium sized woman, knew the jig was up. She was shuffling down the aisle in quick small steps. An obvious attempt to dodge her pursuers. The posse now included a balding store manager and two apprehensive blonde clerks. Watching from behind the Max Factor display, I noticed the alleged thief wore no brassiere or shoes. She was dressed in a skimpy light brown top and black stretch pants. She did have on socks, and her breasts were swaying uncontrollably. I immediately felt sorry for her. I was trying desperately to telepathically inform her to drop the stuff, they can’t get you if it’s still in the store. It was like, an automobile accident unfolding in front of you and instinctively you slam on your brakes as if to save them. And like I was in a combat zone trying not to get shot, I found myself creeping from the Max Factor display to between the Revlon and the sunglass case.

With cat like instincts I watched. I was now in the perfect position to observe. A heavy vapor of body odor hit me like an invisible fog. It was so intense that it actually overpowered the Obsession sitting on the shelf beside me. The thief had moments before scrambled down this aisle and I had mistakingly stumbled into her wake. She could have been anywhere from thirty to fifty. Cinching the noose, they stopped her at the door just short of the Duracell batteries. The store manager, accompanied by his two clerks, good-naturedly attempted to gain her confidence. I could make out only parts of the conversation. She looked straight ahead, avoiding eye contact with everyone. She had an unnatural high-pitched tone. The kind that makes you want to clear your throat. I felt sorry for her even more. Embarrassed for her.

The store manager evidently felt her to be harmless enough, he was talking to her in sympathetic, almost caring tones. Although his physical appearance left a little to be desired, I admired his tact and sensitivity. For a moment I thought he was reaching her. I could hear her voice shifting from the high-pitched tone to something resembling adult speech. The two of them disappeared around the corner of another aisle. Damn. I had to find different cover. As I was making my move, the manager made a strategic blunder. He moved around her in an attempt to lead her down the aisle she had came from. This left a huge opening in the snare. She seized her opportunity for freedom. Just as an oblivious customer was coming in, and the automatic door opened, she bolted out, startling everyone. She was clutching some small object in her hand.

She bounded across the parking lot crossing the busy street. The balding store manager and his blonde assistants made a feeble attempt to chase her, but decided that whatever it was she had done wasn’t worth the effort. The madwoman was running though one of the widest and busiest streets in the area, and we all watched in horror as she charged blindly across it. I expected to see a flattened carcass at any moment. Flashes of Eyewitness news crews and Life Flight raced through my mind. I could see myself explaining the whole torrid story bravely to a beautiful brunette roving reporter, sadly grimacing while nodding my head from side to side. But, she survived. Turns out she could run remarkably well for an overweight madwoman. She sprinted through the Block Buster parking lot, maneuvered a corner like Mario Andretti and vanished from sight. Carl Lewis couldn’t have caught her. I returned to the Super Spike, slightly shaking, and resumed my original quest. As I paid for the gel, I chatted with the young blonde who had now returned to her station shakily. I asked what the woman had stolen. Turns out, she had taken nothing. The small object she was clutching in her hand was a pack of gum the store manager had given her in return for surrendering the stolen goods. And what was it that she had attempted to steal in the first place? Deodorant, the girl told me. It now all made perfect sense.

Growing Old…

At 59, I think I’ve noticed that deterioration has not only become foreseeable but inevitable. I feel like one of those public statues that attract pigeons. I’ve crossed the half-century mark, and already sense the whoosh of angel wings around my shoulders. I find it shocking, and scary, that I’m now closer to eighty than twenty, closer to ninety than ten. I swear it was only yesterday that I was throwing baseballs over our house and screaming “Annie Over”. Now I have little hairs sprouting from various parts of my nose and ears. The barber’s scissors have become a nuisance in only reminding me of the march of time.

My ten-year-old inner self still grimaces at the reading glasses that lay on virtually every table at my house. The flecks of white in the eyebrows and beard, the wrinkles that seem to grow everyday. As an analogy, I think life is a lot like a toaster. You go in soft, pliable, and out pops a dried up old person. I guess that beats not popping out at all. Over the coming years I can look forward to liver spots, failing memory, calcified arteries, digestive miseries, prostate and bladder complaints, faulty hearing, sadistic joints and those damn free radicals overtaking every cell in my body. I’ve already shrunk half an inch from my once proud six-foot three inch stature. It doesn’t seem possible that I’ve already outlived most of my friends and some of my family, considering all that I’ve done. Hell, if I were to keel over tomorrow I’d be less famous than a Chia Pet. That’s a sad piece of information right there.

It’s already too late for me to become an astronaut or a nuclear physicist or maybe a writer. And as proof of that fact, I just gave up on finding three synonyms for “detestable.” What’s even more troubling than the relentless march of time is its damnable tendency to accelerate as we age. When I was a child of six, one year was an entire universe of discovery and jubilation, a vast arena in which every experience tasted like a new ice cream flavor. Peach today, Rocky Road tomorrow. A year represented a massive chunk of my child life. But now, being a man of age, a year encompasses a mere two percent of the territory, a barely perceptible blip on the scale of a life time. Days become weeks, weeks become months, months become years. I’m thinking of all the time I’ve spent checking e-mail, brushing my teeth, driving, nodding off during business meetings, or reading the sports section for the thousandth time. Add up all those forgettable moments and it’s no wonder I misplace car keys, forget to water the garden or wash the damn truck. Hell, sometimes I misplace an entire decade.

Although, I’m not without weapons in the war against time. None of us are. I mean, if you think about it. I snatch victories when and where I can by creating moments, like walking in the rain, fishing on a beautiful lake in the evening or appreciating how the sun looks as it too, disappears over the horizon. But even those memories recede eventually. I try and fill my life with the love of family and friends. But even my favorite people tend to mutate over time. Sometimes into odd and unrecognizable people. I have convinced myself that I’m growing in wisdom, even though I’m losing mental dexterity along with precious I.Q. points seemingly everyday. I argue that time and gravity are the same. Both pulls us into a steeper and faster descent, we narrow our focus to the path ahead, dodging the occasional obstructions, hitting one every now and then. They seem to just poke up from no where. In the descent, you begin to spot the bodies of the luckless ones who crashed or spun out of control, former people you’ve known who came to grief in their own descent. We pass them, we pass everything in a blur as we accelerate, thinking we’re still in control, but no one ever survives that sudden stop. It’s like jumping from a 50 story building. Down around the 25th floor or so, you’re thinking, well, so far so good. Cause of death? Stop trauma. We then close our eyes and enter the next realm of possibility.

Simple steps to better Any Job Interview Skills

Amid scientific improvements nowadays, the old fashioned method applies when it comes to getting employed with regards to a job. It does not matter if you are intending to try to get secretary job in London or a security job in Leeds, organization. When you face any kind of job interviewer, the whole works comes down to the way you show up. It is a determining factor whether you’re going to get hired or not.

So you have distributed your curriculum vitae to would-be recruiters and determined the right job role to apply for. The next thing is to plan Job meeting. The basic qualities of being timely, how you talk and hold yourself including how you are dressed are common things that will contribute in making vialble impression that could eventually get you engaged.

Listed below are five easy ways regarding ways to boost your Job interview techniques:

1.) Prepare for the job interview.

To start with, oresent yourself appropriately. When the job interviewer walks inside the room, and once you walk into the room to be interviewed, your appearance is going to often be the first thing to create the impact. Dress up properly, check your grooming and additionally mind your stance.

Second, follow simple courtesy. Learn the place that the job interview is going to be held and get over there with ample time to prepare before the scheduled job interview. Shut your mobile right off so that you can eliminate avoidable interruptions.

2.) Background work.

Make use of all your sources to ensure that you understand basic fundamentals in regards to the prospective job. Apply things such as <a href=””>Job search engines or regular google to uncover any intel that you could. You would not wish to be seen not really prepared if asked about the way you learned or perhaps exactly what you know about the organization that you’re applying for.

Understand your prospective job. In your head, construct a good precise image about the Job opening’s profile.

Be sure that you put together replies to a couple of standard questions, but don’t sound scripted. This occurs if you run through what you should be saying in its entirety. It is enough that you’ve got an overview regarding what you will convey . to your job interviewer, and it’s better to look natural.

3.) Be calm.

Make a great first impression by keeping eye contact, giving your interviewer a firm handshake, a friendly smile as well as a courteous greeting. Take a seat only when you find yourself asked to do so and don’t overlook to say thanks to the job interviewer for taking time out of of the individual’s schedule to be able to interview you. Adopt this principle no matter if you are looking for a driving jobs in London or retail job Hull.

4.) Never sell yourself short.

During an interview, answer any questions briefly and adequately. The key is to be frank. Try to make certain that as a potential member of staff, you impart to a prospective employer precisely what you truly can be and what you are able to achieve for the firm, not the other way . Remain optimistic and do not give a negative picture with regards to your past company.

In the event that you are trying for your very first job, do not allow any lack of knowledge prevent you from getting the edge against more experienced applicants. What you lack with regard to working experience, try to make up for with assurance as well as eagerness to learn.

5.) Wrap it up.

Conclude simply by summarizing your current strengths as well as pointing out your valuable traits. Lastly, when you conclude the interview, make absolutely certain to thank the job interviewer once again for his or her time, thus leaving behind a lasting impression.

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6 Of The Best Tips on Choosing a Hosting Service

Choosing a web host is among the most important decisions that all website owners have to make and it is essential to pick a host carefully, as a wrongly chosen one can spoil the hard work that you have done over the design phase. Availability of large number of hosting services makes it quite difficult for a website owner to choose the best one.  Several questions have to be answered before one finds the best option. Thus, choosing the best option for the best web host service is a Mandatory thing to be focused on.

  • Ensure your Requirements

Before choosing a host, the first and the most important thing to be considered is the exact requirements. Is it going to be a personal website, a business oriented one or based on special services? If it is just for fun, then there are several free hosting services that one can avail, while professional service providers are required if it is a commercial website.

  • Use of cPanel

Most website owners are not aware of the technicalities such as dealing with file transfer protocol (FTP) and in such case, it becomes difficult to gain access to the files and data stored in a website.  Using cPanel, ispCP or other such systems, one can use website data even without knowing about FTP. One must make sure whether they use such system in their host services or not.

  • Email with Domain

Most web hosting services offer an email associated with the same domain name. Choose a host that offers an email using your domain, which can be used to communicate with your clients and other business organizations.

  • Web Space

This certainly is among the most crucial points that one should look after.  A newly designed website needs smaller space, since resources are limited and generally traffic is very light.  As a website grows and spends some time over the internet, not only it will require more resources and features, but traffic will also be increased. A good hosting service always can provide greater web space.  Make sure you do not over buy the space either.

  • Faster Host Speed

A good website takes no time to open and one can easily check it by going to DOS prompt and typing “ping hostdomainname.com”. All that you need is to look for average ping, which must be around 80-100.  If it goes above 100, your host is not good enough.

  • Online Reviews

Online reviews are quite handy for all finding it confusing to choose a host. Take assistance from independent review sites to get genuine reviews and opinions. It surely will help you and will let you know about real pros and cons of a service provider.

A hosting service makes one’s website appear over the internet and allows people to visit the website. One must take care of the above-mentioned points while choosing a host service.  A website with a good host can certainly change the fortune of a new business by dealing with more visitors.
Steffany Kellam is graduated student from economic university. She has long experience in big web hosting (as the Swedish say webbhotell) company. She  writes Internet related articles.

Is content really king or do you need to write for the spiders?

There has long been a debate in the search engine world as to whether or not you need to focus on the kind of killer content that will benefit humans the most and push them to your site or to use all of the tips and tricks that we have to make sure that the search spiders push us up the rankings in way that would only make human readers head’s itch. And while the perfect answer probably lies somewhere in the middle of these two extremes, the debate still rages on.

So which one is best – is content really king of the hill when it comes to driving traffic, or can you get away with a bunch of keyword stuffed electronic friendly articles to push people to your sites?

Content is king – most of the time

While it may have been possible to get some pretty slick rankings in the past with spider optimized articles and websites, the fact of the matter is that things are changing – and rapidly at that. Each and every day sees more and more subtle changes to the underlying structure of SEO, and the major search engines are constantly shifting their algorithms to weight different factors across the board. This has made it next to impossible to gauge with any real accuracy what the future of SEO holds, and it’s become more and more important to make sure that we are writing for our readers more than the spiders.

That’s not to say that the SEO world is dead and we need to shift our focus entirely – far from it. But we need to be more judicious with the way that we write, and understand that companies like Google are looking for the most relevant content to serve their users – and the eventually the spiders will only be focusing on killer content just the moment that the technology makes that possible.

You cannot ignore the new wave of search engine practices or the boom in other traffic methods

The second major reason that you need to focus on content over the spiders is the fact that he social web has changed the very fabric of web traffic. No longer can we count on all of our traffic to come from the search engines. While they still play a prominent role in how new visitors find our material, the social web has caused millions of other little pathways to our content to open up – and if a reader stumbles upon some jumbled mess of an article or other SEO work we’ve created for the spiders we’re going to start losing the pole position we’ve worked so hard to create.

So while there needs to be a balance between writing for our user base and writing for the machines, the landscape of SEO is dictating that we need to be leaning more towards amazing content and less on trying to game the search spiders.

Joel Mayer writes about SEO and other online marketing techniques for the AustralianWebMarketers blog

Tips for Changing a Flat Tire

Tips for Changing a Flat Tire

Flat Tire

A flat tire is one of life’s little unwanted expectancies that can ruin a good day. If you are in your own driveway, it may not be that big of a deal, but if it happens while you are on the road or in a parking lot, it can be a real headache. While changing a tire is not that difficult, there are some things you need to know that can help you successfully change a flat tire on your car.

  • 1. Familiarize yourself with the equipment you need to change a flat tire on your car. Check to make sure that you have a working jack, a tire iron that fits the lug nuts on your car, and a spare tire for your car. If you have a special nut on your tire called a “locking nut,” you will also need the socket that matches it. This socket typically comes with your car when you buy it and is used to remove the special nut.
  • 2. Check to ensure that the car is in park and the emergency brake is set. Do not attempt to change a flat tire on a hill. If there is a slight slope, place a rock, brick, or other heavy object behind the tire that is opposite of the one you intend to change.
  • 3. Use the tire iron to loosen the lug nuts on the flat tire. Do not remove the lug nuts completely. This will come after you have jacked the car off the ground. Note that the lug nuts may not turn easily and you should be prepared to really put your strength into getting them to loosen up.
  • 4. Place the jack under the solid part of your car. Check the operating manual of your vehicle to see which area of the underside of the car the manufacturer recommends.
  • 5. Raise the jack until it meets with the car’s frame. Continue raising the jack until it lifts the tire off of the ground. It does not have to be off the ground very far. You just want it off the ground enough to allow you to remove the tire.
  • 6. Remove the lug nuts from the wheel. Set the lug nuts in a secure location or put them in your pocket until you need them again. Remove the flat tire from the wheel.
  • 7. Line each hole of the spare tire up and over the wheel studs. Use your foot to help hold the tire in place. Place the spare tire onto the wheel.
  • 8. Replace the lug nuts in their proper positions. Tighten them by hand. If you use the tire iron, do not attempt to over-tighten them. A sudden push could force the jack to move out from under the car.
  • 9. Lower the jack slowly and remove it from under the car. Use the tire iron to tighten the lug nuts as tight as you can.
  • 10. Store the flat tire in the trunk where the spare tire was. If your car came equipped with a “doughnut,” which is a smaller tire that is specifically made for use as a spare tire, you may find that the tire will not fit back into the original spot. Secure the flat tire in the trunk or place it in the back seat of your car.
  • 11. Retrieve the tire iron and the jack from the ground. Secure them in your car. Remember to remove the rock or object that you placed behind the opposite tire. Make a final walk around the car to ensure that you have not left anything behind. You have now successfully changes your first flat tire.

Mike Nichols writes for several insurance blogs. Get cheap Mississippi car insurance quotes or compare Nevada auto Insurance rates online.

Low Riders

Today I saw a kid, who couldn’t have been no more than 12. His pants were down over his hips and just above his penis. I am sure this appendage was the only thing keeping his pants from falling off completely. He would take three steps and pull them up, take three steps and pull them up. Without realizing, his taste in fashion, or lack thereof, is leading to a compulsive disorder that could possibly stay with him into adulthood. What is up with kids these days? Maybe his family lineage has a long line of plumbers. Maybe it’s really not butt crack just rear cleavage. Maybe his gene pool needs some chlorine. Is it a tough boy thing? Showing your crack builds street cred’s or something. There are probably degrees of street credits. Like, no belt, you’re cool, but a novice, 1 credit. No belt, small shoestring around two belt loops, add a slight droop 2 street cred’s and you can hang out behind the gym with the rest of the fashion challenged. Sagger’s, low riders, what do you call them? There is legislation in some states that actually prohibit this style of dress with fines and jail sentences for non-conformists. I guess it’s good that the government has stepped in to help the rest of us respectable citizens with real class.
I just hope they don’t make me remove my dangling bull nuts from my truck bumper…