Posts Tagged SEO Optimization

Your Favorite Blog Post From Your Own Blog

Your Favorite Blog Post On Your Blog or Shameless Blog Promotion…

I would love for you to leave a comment telling me from your blog which is your favorite post that you’ve written yourself. You can leave something new, something old or just the one that got the most visits or the most comments.

That is what I want from you. From me, I will give you some of the best or some of my favorite blog posts that I have found. I encourage you to visit the posts that I like and have listed below. After you add your favorite post from your page in the comment section, visit some of the other links that others have posted, assuming anybody has!

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The Humanitarian

A New Jazz Star

Something Better This Way Comes

Wicked Weasel Marika
(R rated – nudity from see through bikini)

My Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies

The Ten Funniest Jeopardy Bloopers Of All Time

I haven’t really been looking at other people’s posts to find my favorites, but these are ones that I had in my bookmarks so it made finding them favorites. More often than not I go to another site to leave comments and hopefully get the blog owner and their readers to click the link to come visit my blog. That is what I want for you. Leave your favorite post and I hope people will see it and in return visit your site. Promote your blog here free and easy. I will continue to try to promote my blog so people in turn will visit yours. Leave your favorite post in the comment section. Thank you very much.

When shamelessly promoting your blog please leave the following information:

1. Your Blog’s Name
2. The Title of Your Post with the URL to the post.
3. Why It’s Your Favorite Post


Your Favorite Blog Post On Your Blog

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Your Comment Is Awaiting Moderation

There was a period of time in my life (most of it) where people who use the bathroom and don’t wash their hands were my biggest pet peeve. Well times are a changin’ (yesterday).

My newest and greatest pet peeve is seeing the words, Your Comment Is Awaiting Moderation after I place a comment on someone’s website. Obviously I want visitors to this website and I learned that one way to drive traffic to your site is by visiting other blogs and leaving comments. I even went so far as to read a blog post by Lorelle on how to leave better comments. Comments that get noticed by the blog owner and by other readers at their site.

I’m not so much a product of the instant gratification, can’t wait for later, microwave generation. I’m actually very patient and I realize if traffic comes to this blog with the name that would drive most visitors away anyway; it will take time.

I think one of the main reasons I hate it so much is my own stupidity. For instance, I searched WordPress for shrimp recipes (one of my favorite foods). The search returned a list that fit my search parameters but the posts could be over five years old and the blogger no longer is posting.

So, in my ignorance, I fill out a long drawn out comment on how the recipe would fit my taste buds perfectly. How I could see my girlfriend licking her fingers after the meal and praising the chef as we entertain our football fanatic friends. I continue on how nice the photography is and then hit submit.

Your comment is awaiting moderation appears as the site reloads. Then and only then do I see that this particular post was posted on June 6, 2004. Looking at the rest of the site I notice that the blogger hasn’t posted since September 2008. My 100 word comment is never going to be seen by anyone.

I do understand the spammy reasons for moderation but that doesn’t make it any more bearable. So much for my SEO.



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Ping That Thang

Recently I came across the term speedlinking. You probably already know that it is a quick and easy way to find content for a post when you’re stuck. For speedlinking posts you collect links to other blogs’ posts that you think would be interesting to your readers.

We’ve already established that I am a novice at this. Blogging is not my forte but I would like it to be. If I can assist any other newbie to gain the hits and readership I covet, then I’ve done a good thing. The subject of my speedlinking will inevitably be about making blogging easier and more creative.

1. womanFlashed based gallery – this works best if you either upgrade your blog or have it hosted. I’m not sure it can be done with the free WordPress blogs. dfGallery is the one that I liked the most even though I cannot benefit from it. dfGallery is free and fully customizable. You can even add your favorite mp3 music to play in the background for your visitors. This is a convenient way for photography blogs to display their images. You can add Flickr or Picasso images or the ones you have on your hard drive.

2. Webmaster-Source – a great place to get ideas for your website or blog. I got the information on speedlinking from his site.

3. WordPress Forums – wonderful information. Most any problem you could encounter has been addressed already. Try them out. Sometimes you can get answers to questions you didn’t even know you had.

4. Not good with a camera. Don’t want to steal someone else’s work? Creative Commons allows you to find photos and other images and use them on your site free of charge. Creative Commons is a nonprofit corporation dedicated to making it easier for people to share and build upon the work of others, consistent with the rules of copyright. We provide free licenses and other legal tools to mark creative work with the freedom the creator wants it to carry, so others can share, remix, use commercially, or any combination thereof.

5. Find a solution for an everyday question or problem. As with searching forums for answers to your questions, sometimes you come across answers to questions you didn’t know you had or forgot to do the research when the question was on your mind. Provide answers to life’s questions. For instance, I collect wallpaper. I have just about exhausted all the links that I know about. Therefore, I’m not going to find any new wallpapers unless they are uploaded to sites I already know. A visitor coming to your site might comment on your Desktop Screenshots post and offer a link to a site he/she visits. Hopefully it’s a site you didn’t know about, perhaps from a different country. Now you have the link and you can also give the link to your visitors. Poor example, I know but you get the idea.

6. WordPress Premium Images – Just yesterday WordPress enabled a new feature that gives you free access to add millions of available premium images to your site. Sports, news, and celebrity images from some of the top photographers and agencies throughout the world are now available to you. Don’t believe me. Check out Eli Manning from October 4th’s game.


7. Ping-O-Matic! – a service to update different search engines letting them know that your blog has updated. They regularly check downstream services to make sure that they’re legit and still work. So while it may appear like we have fewer services, they’re the most important ones.

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