Things that annoy people on your blog

There are many things that annoy people on blogs but here are just some of them:

Colour

Some blogs use crazy colours. Making their background white and then having light gray letters. That does not make sense. Colours can put people off your blog.

Ads

We all need to make or have money but just blend your ads in your blog. Its both annoying when they stand out to much.

Flash

Flash sucks. Anything that moves while you are trying to read something sucks.

Loading time

Your blog should at least load before the end of earth.

Choosing the correct and monetized niche to make money online

Choosing a niche that you want to blog about can sometimes take really long. Except if you know what your interests is. But for most people that just wants to quit their day jobs and start blogging this is not that easy.

You might have a interest and you want to make money from that interest but not all things can be made money from. Before going into a niche you must check if there are advertisers for that niche. Otherwise you might waste your time and money to get a blog going but then when its up and running you realize that you cant make any money out of this niche.

Niche blogging is easier than just blogging because you dont have to struggle to get a topic to blog about since you entire blog surrounds a certain topic. But choosing the wrong niche to blog about as I said just now can be a lot of trouble and annoying since you wont really make the money you deserve from the time you put into your blogging.

So this is where keyword studying comes in. There are many tools for this such as google adwords checker and some other place where you can see if the keyword you decide to blog about can make you money.
I will feature those later.

Nothing will happen if you dont make it happen in blogging

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When starting a new blog if you dont do something nothing will happen. How will people know about your great posts and articles?

Yes rss sites will help but they wont make your site grow like you want it to. So how to get loads of traffic in a short time?

The answer is you have to bookmark your own site. I bookmark my own sites on social networks. Not all of them are self bookmarking friendly if you know what I mean but there are some that dont mind you submitting your own stuff and you should really use those. Sites like digg.com and reddit will just ban you but who cares the internet has great bookmarking sites, especially ones for bloggers like Sphinn has a blogging section and Bloggingzoom is made for bloggers.

Sometimes people feel bad bookmarking their own sites but if you dont get your blog out there the time wont come where other people will start to bookmark your sites on social networking sites. Heck I even have my own legion of sites that I use only to promote my sites. Who cares if people say its unethical. If you have the traffic you will be smiling at the end of the day. As long as your posts are good you dont have to worry about submitting your own articles.

Just dont submit one sentence articles or dont submit your site with just a url to another site because that wont get you anywhere either.

What I am saying is: Post good content and bookmark it yourself, if you dont do that for your own blog when no one else is then no one else will and no one else will start doing it. So get your blog out there.

Niche blogging, Choosing your niche

So you want to make money online?

Well one of the best ways of making money online is by starting your own blog, which you probably have done already if you are reading this.

What makes more money than a normal blog?

The answer is a niche blog. A niche blog makes more money, gets easier visitors and is usually easier to get a topic to write about.

Why does a niche blog make more money?

Because your niche blog should be word optimized for the certain words of your niche, I have a photography blog which is also a local niche site meaning, I blog about the place where I live at.

So search engines find my blog easier for the specific place I live in because i optimized my site for it. Now when they read my articles they have interest in what they are reading, which in return gives me ads associated with my niche.

If they are already at my niche site and the ads have the same topic the chances of them clicking on it is bigger since they already clicked on my site which should have the same topic as my niche.

Choosing a niche.

You need to choose something you are interested in. Imagine trying to blog about something that you have no interest in whatsoever, Health is one of the biggest payers in ads but you dont see every professional blogger going off and starting a health blog.

The reason is simple, you cant write for years on something that you have no interest in, that might also be why the average blog only lasts 3 months. If you get past the 3 months mark your blog may be heading for success.

But having no interest in the blog and starting your niche blog just because it makes more money than what your interests are will surely be much harder and difficult to get a topic to blog about.

Things to consider

Is the niche you are choosing to cluttered, meaning is there already thousands of blog like it or is your blog more or less unique? Like make money online blogs is everywhere and really hard to take a gap out the market, while blogging about the town you live in might not be that hard and might make you more money than blogging about making money online.

Are you clued up with what you are writing about? This point is obvious.

Ok this is it for now. Actually i typed this a while back and only publishing it now. I have a long list of half typed articles waiting to be half released so happy blogging!

The Dark Knight – Trailer

The Dark Knight is a Batman movie. The name is The Dark Knight and as you can see the movie is dark indeed. With Heath Ledger playing the villain in the story, The Joker, it gives also a creepy aspect to the story to know this was the last film he made. I am not fond of dark movies with evil lurking in the shadow etc. so I believe this movie I would give a skip. But if you are for being scared and like dark alleys with crooks around every corner enjoy.


Niche blogging, testing a new niche and choosing a domain name.

Every now and then I just blog about something else for a week or so and check out if there is a niche other than what I am using that might make my blog a more successful niche. Its one thing to check out a niche but it’s another thing to blog about it to truly see how successful you can be in that particular niche. That is why I believe you should get a domain name that you can use for anything, something that has personal meaning to you. Having a domain name that is stuck to one niche might be less profitable because once you have decided to that niche and you get the domain, there is no turning back. But having a domain that you can use for anything would get you much further. This blog of mine is targeting a few small niches as well as big ones. Now if I had used my other domain “problog.co.za” I would be able to write about South Africa or maybe things I like for instance : Ubuntu. But having a domain name that you can fit in anywhere is the key for having a long term blogging goal. Also remember your passion will change for things as time goes on. Then you dont want to build your pr and all those ratings from scratch.

Blogging Addiction – Your friends go one by one. But who cares?

Another thing about blogging addiction is that you will see your friends go one by one. Leaving you and your blog behind so you can be social together on your own. That is not the worst of it. If you are addicted to blogging you dont care. You dont care if they have been friends for years with you. After all, you have your blog now.

The thing about blogging is that you are actually being social all day. Even when writing. You are making the first step to a conversation. That is what blogging is about.

But friends in real life are not there for your blog. In real life we dont have friends by comments. Or sort them by pagerank. No friends can only take so much and then they are gone.

If you are addicted to blogging you wont even notice that you dont have 1 real life friend. Not that blogging is not real life, but I am talking about friends that you socialize with when you are not on your computer. But as this post is about blogging addiction and you are one that is addicted to blogging you might not even notice that you dont have any friends.

I guess if you can have many friend on the computer you can easily get friends off the computer as well. But the point is blogging addiction will make you lose your friends.

Time to quit the coffee and go out to a restaurant or something dont you think?

Property in the Karoo

While the entire South Africa is going down the Karoo still stays the same. There are many properties available in the Karoo and most of them are located far from the busy life of the city. That is why I would like to live in the Karoo. Property in the Karoo is not that cheap depending on where you want to settle but bargains can still be found here and there. South Africa has everything, from deserts to City life but I would choose to live in the Karoo by far.

While many people emigrate I think you can still find safe places to live in South Africa. And i think that property can be found in the North West.

Mister Lonely Trailer

What can I say about this movie except that it is the strangest movie plot I have ever heard of. There is this man who is an Micheal Jackson impersonator or look alike. He meets this woman who is an Marilyn Manroe look alike. She takes him to her home where a bunch of other people live each impersonating someone else.

CJ7 – trailer


I loved Kung Fu Hustle and this movie seems very similar to that. It’s about a poor single father who’s son wants toys that he cannot afford. So he goes to the junkyard looking for a new toy for his son. What he finds is a orb which he takes home. The orb was really an alien creature which the little boy decides can help him with his unpopularity at school. I can’t wait to see this it looks really funny.

New Computer pricelist for Cape Town, South Africa

Ask for prices on the contact page.

 

Intel ‘Newberry ‘, Intel 945GC, LGA775, FSB800, 2xDual DDR2 667, 1xPCI-x16, GMA950, 2xPCI, 1xPCI-e, 4xSATA, 1xATA100, Lan, 6ch_Sound, Max 8xUSB, Mico ATX
Intel Classic Series ‘Pearl Creek’ Intel G31, LGA775, FSB1333, 2xDual DDR2 800, 1xPCI-x16, GMA3100 On-Board, 2xPCI, 1xPCI-x1, 4xSATAII, 1xATA, Gbe Lan, 5ch_Sound, Max 8xUSB, Micro ATX
Intel Executive Series ‘Johannesburg’ Q35 LGA775, FSB1333, 8GB 4 Slots Dual DDR2 800, 1xPCI-x16, On Board VGA, 2xPCI, 1xPCI-e, 6xSATA2(Raid,0,1,5,10), 1xIDE, 1xeSATA, Gbe Lan, 12xUSB2.0, uATX, RAID, 1394a, Graphics GMA3100, vPro
Intel Media Series ‘Dragontail Peak’ Intel P35, LGA775, FSB1333, 4xDual DDR2 800, 1xPCI-x16
Western Digital 3.5″ Hdd – 80Gb – Ata-100 – 3.5″ – 9.5Ms – 7,200Rpm – 8Mb
Western Digital 3.5″ Hdd – 160Gb – Ata-100 – 3.5″ – 9.5Ms – 7,200Rpm – 8Mb
Western Digital 3.5″ Hdd – 250Gb – Ata-100 – 3.5″ – 9.5Ms – 7,200Rpm – 8Mb
Western Digital 3.5″ Hdd – 320Gb – Ata-100 – 3.5″ – 9.5Ms – 7,200Rpm – 8Mb
Western Digital 3.5″ Sata-300 Hdd – 80Gb – 9.5Ms – 7,200Rpm – 8Mb
Western Digital 3.5″ Sata-300 Hdd – 160Gb – 8.9Ms – 7,200Rpm – 8Mb
Western Digital 3.5″ Sata-300 Hdd – 320Gb – 8.7Ms – 7,200Rpm – 16Mb
Western Digital 3.5″ Sata-300 Hdd – 400Gb – 8.7Ms – 7,200Rpm – 16Mb
Western Digital 3.5″ Sata-300 Hdd – 500Gb – 8.7Ms – 7,200Rpm – 16Mb
Western Digital 3.5″ Sata-300 Hdd – 750Gb – 8.7Ms – 7,200Rpm – 16Mb

420 Intel Celeron ‘Conroe-L’ 1.6Ghz 533Mhz FSB LGA775 512KB, XD
430 Intel Celeron ‘Conroe-L’ 1.8Ghz 533Mhz FSB LGA775 512KB, XD
440 Intel Celeron ‘Conroe-L’ 2.0Ghz 533Mhz FSB LGA775 512KB, XD

E2160 Intel Pentium Dual Core LGA775 1.8GHz 800Mhz FSB 1MB Cache, EM64T, XD, EIST

Fromtheold.com is getting a Afrikaans side.

As fromtheold is South African and most South Africans speak Afrikaans. So fromtheold.com will will soon have a Afrikaans section added to the site. Stay tuned for more.

What we will cover on the Afrikaans site:

-Afrikaans History

-History of the Boerevolk

-Afrikaans articles

-Travel in Afrikaans

And other interesting topics.

Ubuntu Magazine style WordPress theme / template

I am looking for someone that can help me design a GPL magazine style wordpress theme / template that looks and feels like Ubuntu. If you can design WordPress themes / templates and would like to be part of this project please contact me at

Inside Club Mykonos, Langebaan, South Africa

The view from the Club Mykonos Hotel looks like this. The best accommodation in Langebaan. I am not sure if you can call this a hotel but it sure feels like it. The casino in Langebaan is just a few meters away where people sit till daybreak to spend their money. I prefer to do the photography route and especially the restaurants. That is where I like to hang out in Langebaan.

Langebaan from the hill and Saldanha in the distance

This is the entire Langebaan. Or most of it anyway. In the distance you can see Saldanha. Langebaan is really a small town but when you are there it feels like you are somewhere in Greece or Europe. Langebaan is the perfect holiday destination with plenty of accommodation and things to do.

Club Mykonos in Langebaan view from harbour wall

Langebaan has some of the best accommodation in South Africa. This is club Mykonos, one of those accommodation or holiday places. This is from the harbour wall. Club Mykonos is one of my favourite South African Holiday destinations. Far from most city life and right on the beach. Club Mykonos is especially nice in winter times and out of season.

Bird watching in Club Mykonos, Langebaan. South Africa

Ok I am not really a bird watcher but we went to club Mykonos in Langebaan some time ago and I got this photo of a bird hanging updside down. It was taken from the accommodation in Club Mykonos at sunset. Now if that bird is sleeping or what he is doing I have no idea but he is upside down for some reason.

Philipstown in Northern Cape, South Africa

Philipstown is a small town in the Northern Cape (the northern part of South Africa)

There is a guest house and a church in Philipstown. No other information yet.

If you have a guest house or accommodation in Philipstown add it for free here.