The power of blogs and blogging

The power of a blog is endless due to its many attributes and functions. A blog can be used to provide your own opinion, to rank about an issue, to provide information or just for business purposes. No matter how you look at it, your blog will succeed in that particular manner. If you trying to give your opinion on a particular law that just passed in your country, you will be very likely to catch the attention of the ministers and general public.

Search engines are constantly being flooded with queries, and the search engine spiders are roaming through sites 24/7. Blogs are more search engine friendly when compared to regular HTML based pages. Search engines like Google love unique content; so you should focus on posting unique, quality content. It will establish a firm reader base and still give you good rankings on the search engines. Continue reading The power of blogs and blogging

Playing around with blockquotes

Being a problogger, I take pride in ensuring that my blogs are all running in the best condition possible. That includes making sure that the theme each blog is running on (I use WordPress for a large majority of my blogs and websites these days) are coded to comply with XHTML/CSS standards and also ensure that there are no bugs along the way. Sometimes, however, things go amiss when I entrust the coding of my custom themes to 5K people whom I thought are excellent coders, but fail miserably in delivering what I expected of them to do.

A good example of what I am talking about is the coder who initially did this WordPress theme for me. Upon the recommendation of another guy, I entrusted him to do the coding work for the custom theme of Blogging For Money, with the condition that it must conform to the PSD design file as closely as possible. Unfortunately he did not do too well a job at that and the blockquotes are not showing up well…or I should say, hardly at all. Continue reading Playing around with blockquotes

Getting your blog out there

Blogs are both fun to read and fun to write, but there is no point in writing posts, if no one is reading it. A blog is meant to be read by others and commented on. It builds a quality interaction between both the blogger and reader. Once you have created your blog and made some posts, you want to get it noticed by others. You can simply start by letting your friends and colleagues know about it. Word of mouth is a great way by which businesses make money, and you can use it to promote your blog. Now, when it comes to blog promotion, there are tons of ways which you can do it. You can buy your way through to people, or you can let it all happen by itself. The later choice may sound a bit surprising, but it is true and it works. Tons of blogs have gained massive amounts of traffic and readership without spending a dime, and the reason is content. If you have interesting content, people will be more likely to talk about your blog. If they like your sense of writing style and topic you choose to write about, they will link to your website as well. This ultimately will bring in traffic to your website. Continue reading Getting your blog out there

Defaced by a hackers group from Morocco

For those who were unfortunate enough to visit this blog during its short time of crisis yesterday, the screenshot above was what they would have seen in their browser. I was initially alerted to the issue by a friend over Twitter and immediately checked out the problem. True enough, this blog was indeed defaced by stupid kids who have nothing better to do on the eve of Eid. So I went about fixing the problem immediately. The first thing I did was to access the CPanel/FTP account but I was unable to at first. It seems that these hackers had not only defaced the site, but also changed my CPanel/FTP password as well. Fortunately, what these idiots did not know is that I have a reseller account and hence, access to WHM. It was a simple matter for me to change the password back to my configuration, access the FTP and then delete their added index.html and replace their hacked index.php files back to normal.

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