1. Free Link Friday

So this has been a very hectic week for me here, I’ve been working on some ideas for new blogs, one sports one and one related to working abroad for some of my friends. So fingers crossed that I will be able to get them organised and launched during the next few weeks. Plus I’ve […]

2. Strange Adsense Ads

Recently I’ve noticed some strange ads appearing on here. But with the low CTR I get I don’t really mind what ads show put. It is important to check where your ads are going, and are they companies you would like to be associated with. Strange Ad of the Day I was looking at my […]

3. Sponsor Sought

PreBlogging dot Com is growing every day, and we are getting more and more visitors who are curious about how to start blogging or about certain blogging topics. We would like to offer you a chance to to tap into our readership. If you have a new product or a new service that you would […]

4. Photo Montage – Tips via Images

Here is instalment #3 of Tips via Images, this is an idea where I bring you some tips on blogging via images I find around the place. 1) Don’t be caught sleeping, read about what’s happening in your niche, consider setting up google alerts to find out the latest news. Then you won’t be surprised […]

5. MyBlogLog longest Member

I’ve noticed today that my profile says that I have been a member of MyBlogLog.com for almost 8 years. And I am wondering if anyone out there can beat this (click on image for proof): I’ve even been a member longer that the guys who founded MyBlogLog i.e. Eric Marcoullier & Todd Sampson so how […]

6. PayPerPost Rules for Joining

Alot of people (myself included) don’t like trawling through pages and pages of Terms & Conditions from sites. Today, I was asked to setup or at least investigate PayPerPost and how these guys could work for them. What is PayPerPost PayPerPost is a service where advertisers will as to review their website or product. It’s […]

8. Choosing your Blog Niche

When you are setting out to blog, it’s important that you have some topic in mind. You need to have a theme or a niche that you find interesting enough to write about. It can be sports, your local area, movies, cooking, even making money online. The only think to remember when picking your topics, […]

11. Weekend Road Trip

I don’t plan on posting any tips on blogging at the weekend, rather they are going to be a more personal post theme. Maybe some people won’t find these as interesting, for those people, see you on Monday 😉 ! Bring on the weekend So once again it’s the weekend, and this time myself and […]

12. TextLinkAds Affiliate Payout

Today I was doing my bi-weekly checks on my various accounts (I find I get addicted to checking things these days, so now I try to only check them twice a week). And to my amazement I just received a signup bonus from Text-Link-Ads.com. Granted it’s not enough to change the world, but $25 is […]

13. Free Link Friday

Here we are at the end of week #3 for preblogging, and keeping in with the tradition from last friday, I am going to bring you news and links to interesting blogs WorldOfAngel.com has competition going on until this Sunday, where if you write a quick post and give them a link they will enter […]

14. Tip of the Day : About Me Page

Today’s tip is about allowing people to find out about you, to let readers have the opportunity to at least find out a little about your online persona. For this reason “about me” pages have become very popular. It can be a virtual window that will allow your readers gain a little incite about the […]

16. WordPress Plugin: Comment Referrers

Here new WordPress comments plugin developed by Donncha (a wordpress dev) – that does “a small plugin that does a small but useful task“. This plugin checks and reports where people leave comments on your blog come from. It then adds a line to the end of your comment notification or moderation email with that […]

17. My First WordPress Plugin

The first plugin I am releasing is more of a security patch. Hopefully this will help to clean up a potential security hole in WordPress, maybe WordPress will include this in their next update. People I am pinging who should think of installing this: A Blog About Nothing : http://www.ablogaboutnothing.com/wp-content/plugins/ Smemon : http://www.smemon.com/wp-content/plugins/ John Cow […]

18. Paying for Visitors with AdWords & YPN

For those of you who are thinking of starting to market your blogs a little bit more, I would recommend that you check out these two interesting offers. AdWords Startup Voucher Voucher for $50 trial of google adwords : Google AdWords Welcome Voucher If you have never used Google AdWords, you can and then apply […]

20. What to do on Saturday

I don’t plan on posting any tips on blogging at the weekend, rather they are going to be a more personal post theme. Maybe some people won’t find these as interesting, for those people, see you on Monday 😉 ! Yipee It’s the weekend ! I love weekends for many reasons, the whole no work […]

21. Free Link Friday

While this week has only been week #2 for preblogging, I think it is about time to start to link to blogs I have found very interesting in the past week or so: Cash Quests (www.cashquests.com) has a great writing style, it’s direct and to the point and with that orange theme they have going […]

22. Google Gadget Ads

Here is an interesting AdSense () advertisement I saw on my blog today. Basically it is a big call to action to get users to test to see what ads Google AdSense would publish on a give page. Google are great for testing new types of ads, and with this one I particularly think they […]

23. Photo Montage – Tips via Images

Here is a quick photo montage, inspired by this post. While the tips here are presented in a light hearted manner, the tips are quite helpful. Sorry about the quality of the pictures, I need to get my hands on one of those famous golden Apple Macs before I can do some real graphic design […]

24. Top Tip of the Day : Spelling

Sometimes I come across a great blog post, and half way through I get disappointed because I realize that the person didn’t take care with their spelling. Spelling is important in every published medium and it’s something you can take care of pretty easily. Why Spelling is Important Incorrect spelling really takes away from your […]

25. Blog Moved

Today I decided to move the blog a little, so that it should be easier to navigate. The blog is now on the root directory of the blog (rather than the old /blog/ subdirectory), and my 5 step guide will be incorporated into the site in as static pages in some way or other. Thanks […]

27. AdWords Fun

Last week I decided to play around with my AdWords account and to put some ads up on JohnCow’s site which resulted in getting a “free” back link and a bit of exposure for the blog. What is AdWords ? If you already have AdSense () on your website, then you will be aware of […]

28. Blog Design Tips

Making sure you have a nice and organized blog design can make the readers experience better when visiting your blog. In this article I am going to discuss a few tips about how to layout your blog and hopefully end up with a better user experience. Recommended Additions Mugshot : One thing I add to […]

29. Is Text-Link-Ads any good ?

Text-Link-Ads have been a discussion topic for many bloggers and website owners for the last year or so. So what does this company do and how can it help you ? Read, and find out ! Guide How Text Link Ads works As a publisher, you allow someone to pay you for a link on […]

31. Google Storage Released

Just a quick note about something from Google: Google are now offering a facility to purchase some backup storage. I would have thought that they would be offering it for free, but alas that is not the case. Still at $20/year for 6GB and $250/year for 250GB it’s a pretty good offer if you have […]

32. Keep Testing & Having Fun

With a blog it’s necessary that you enjoy writing new posts and trying new things. Otherwise why do it. For me it’s the lure of making some money (granted I don’t make any on this right now) and the way you get to interact with people. So how do you make it fun ? Read […]

33. Two ways to Monetize Your Blog

Here is something quick that I came across on Seth Godins Blog , he has listed two ways to make money on your blog. One is to build your online reputation and the ability to talk to people who want to be talked to, and then the other one comes from John Unger who talks […]

34. You Comment , I Follow

By default WordPress (www.wordpress.org) installations (and other blogging SW) insert a the “nofollow” attribute to links in comments. In all of my blogs I appreciate people taking the time to add their contributions. And one way of saying thanks is to allow the links to “follow”. What does nofollow mean ? In an effort to […]

35. A Beginners Guide to Digg

Digg (www.digg.com) is a social linking site with a difference. That difference being that people can vote on other people’s submissions. Once you have read this I hope you will know that little bit more about Digg and the “Digg Effect“. How Digg Works A positive vote will rank the site higher and a negative […]

36. What is RSS & why should I use it ?

Yesterday I mentioned in my post about FeedBurner that I would put together something to explain RSS, so here is my take on things. Once you have read it I hope you will know that little bit more about RSS. What is RSS RSS is an acronym that stands for Really Simple Syndication. Yes it’s […]

37. What is FeedBurner & why should I use it ?

You may or may not have heard about FeedBurner (www.feedburner.com), but after reading this article I hope you will know that little bit more. What is FeedBurner Here it is from their own mouths… FeedBurner is a Chicago-based company that provides media distribution and audience engagement services for blogs and RSS feeds. Its Web-based tools, […]

39. MyBlog about Blogging

Welcome to the first post here in my blog about blogging. This site is a bit different to some of the more famous professional bloggers, i.e. ProBlogger.net and JohnChow.com these big fish focus more at the more experienced blogger. But what about the people who are thinking about embarking on a bit of blogging, and […]