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3/29/08

Should we be worry about Bounce Rate?

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Should we really be worried about bounce rate?

Some blame it to Entrecard,Why? People will visit the site just to drop their cards after that leave without visiting other pages. You probably have read articles about Bounce Rate because it's the talk of the blogosphere, it's sometimes a worries of most bloggers but some say's they stop worrying now and "so what, i don't really care" and "Screw It!" just like Page rank say for example, some stop worrying about their PR after the slapping it doesn't matter anymore especially when their is no exact explanation about the algorithm.

There are few sites that i really have enjoyed reading about bounce rate, it become a great discussion and this helps us learn to understand of what bounce rate, should we be alarm if we have a really high bounce rate or will it be fine if we just close our eyes as if we never know about this and carry on with our blogging. I know that we all concern when it comes with our site, we should be unless we really don't care and just do this for fun. I don't think for those that spent their time and effort to make the blog site visible will just turn their back when their is an issue like this.

Below is the video about Bounce Rate: The Simply Powerful Metric - This is a video from Google, this might going to help us understand about bounce rate.




I hope you learn something about bounce rate, but before i end this post i will share the post that i have enjoyed reading as i have said before to give you more understanding and also at least you know what other saying about bounce rate.
Most of the time when we read our co-bloggers post that is where we learn and grow.

3/27/08

Abused Sidebar - List of todays important widget for your sidebar

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How much do you love your sidebar? yes, that place where you put your archive, blogroll, latest comment, latest post etc....do you love it? I do, it's very useful i make money from that sidebar and it helps my readers navigating to my other post.

But i have noticed that sometimes i abused that sidebar, i put a lot of nonsense stuff that my readers don't care about. I will list here the few useful widget that our readers needs to help them navigate smoothly and also give an attention to your other post.

  1. Live Pages Popularity from Feedjit.com- Their is no plug-in to determine the popular post of your site for Blogspot aside from using Google Analytic but it's going to take long and it's difficulty is not really that low especially for the newbie, i suggest feedjit because it's easy just a click of your mouse and your done.
  2. Live Recommended Reading from Feedjit.com - Another one from feedjit that is very helpful, suggest some of your post to your readers, let them know that you have other post that are worth reading. Your readers will stay longer and will visit some other post that they have not read yet!
  3. Recent Post/Archive - Push your posts (We don't like to be pushy!) but this is one way to asking/telling our readers to read our recent post...asking them to visit the post that you have recently posted. This is the way of you author communicating with your readers.
  4. Recent Comment - This is to show the discussions in your post, what are the visitors says...it's their chance to voice their opinion about one of your post. I really like this because it's a win-win situation - you get them commented on your post and at the same time you give them more exposure. Spammers have no place for this anyway all you have to do is to make sure that you moderate the comment so that no one can spam your discussions.
  5. Top Commenter - Give them back what they deserve, they read your post and commented, start a discussion and now give them an exposure so that your readers can visit your top commenter's site as well.
  6. Entrecard - This is important LOL! especially to the addicted one's -- This brings traffic effectively. Make sure you put them above the fold (We don't want to play hide and seek) tendency, if you hide them among all your widget you lose EC Points, because droppers couldn't be bothered whereas, if you put them above the fold then after the drop their still have time to read your post and even leave some comments.
  7. Subscription - This should be visible, but must not intrusive.
  8. Sponsors/Monetizing - This pays your site bills, why not! but do not over the top or else your site looks desperate. There are many ways to place your ads that are not annoying and cannot even determined it it's one of your ad (Experiment)
Cluttered sidebar is not really helping you, it's UN-professional and it's drawing your visitors away from your other post...make it simple but meaty.

There might be some other important that should be in your sidebar but do not abuse it, there are some widget that are important but don't need to be there you can find other ways to know the statistics of your site.

3/25/08

Funtagged

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Yesterday i was tagged by Stephan Miller. I think this is surely is fun, it's been awhile now that i have been tagged, the last time is the Technorati Train to boost my Technorati Authority. Now, I am really grateful with Entrecard, i have meet and read some great site which i should say that it's no longer just problogger or JohnChow anymore...there are some other sites that are worth of visiting, subscribing and even great to communicate with.

I am about to start my Entrecard dropping now, but before i do that let's do the funtagging first, Now here is the fun side, There are only 26 links, one for each of the letters of the alphabet. If a blog is hosted on it’s own domain, it’s listed after the letter the domain begins with. If it is a Wordpress.org or blogger blog, it can be listed after the name of the blog (i.e. mysuperblog.blogspot.com can be listed after M).

When you decide to join the game, you’ll have to follow these 3 simple rules:

  1. Copy all the links and replace a single link under the appropriate letter of the alphabet with yours - see an example above about the correct way to choose the letter. An explanation in your post about how to change the links will be nice as well!
  2. Put at the bottom of the list the replaced link and the full link to the tagger (meaning the link to the actual post where you got the list) - this ensures that you complied with the rule #1!
  3. You now have to “tag” at least five people and encourage them to take part of the game - tag blogs only and only those without bad rated material like pornographic, violence, racism etc.

My List:

A acowboyswife.com
B bloggingcents.com
C chatbugkaren.com
D delusionsofgrandeur.org
E everythingandanythingblog.com
F -
G GeekMomMashup.com
H hoysater.no
I ipentimento.com
J juliesjournal.com
K kabalyero.com
L ladylike4.com
M michaelpark.net
N nicusor.com
O originalmx5.net
P peapodsquadstuff.com
Q qweddings.com
R rowdigrl.com
S stephanmiller.com
T The Buzz
U utada-online.net
V valmg.com
W wickedbabylon.com
X xaviermedia.com
Y yimto.com
Z zbudapest.com

Replaced link: TenaciousCreations.com

Previous tagger: stephanmiller.com

Here are the sites that i would like to tag, i hope you guys will continue the fun.

Is a mans world

My so called life

Shabem.info

Michael Aulia's Blog

Prove Me Wrong


3/24/08

Firefox add-ons that helps me with my dropping

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Entrecard is now part of our daily activity the moment we turn our computer on until the end of the day we are always dropping it's addicting it's great because it helps our site. If we work hard and drop religiously everyday our rank gets higher and higher, i see it fair for everyone. Work hard and you get the drop rank: Deeply committed - Deadly serious. A drop master.

Every Entrecarders have our own way of dropping, Some powerdropping, sitehoppin -- i have my post Drop 300 Entrecards Faster than you imagine, there are many new ways coming out just to drop our 300 cards everyday, Some reciprocate what's in there inbox, then drop all the top 3 site on each category and if there still have remaining card drop it to the recent entrecarders which i am recently doing, this is my tactics to earn better EC and get to the top rank.

All of this are not going to be easy without the tools that helps us which i have decided to share it to you, if you are not using this yet you might find it very useful because i do and use it every day.

First thing you have to do if you have not using it yet is to download firefox. Now here are the Add-ons that are helping me with my dropping everyday.

Adblock Plus - Block the annoying banners and ads. This will help you open the site faster.

How to use: As shown below.


Adblock Plus: Element Hiding Helper - Surely is a great helper, Fight the text ads! Element Hiding Helper is a companion extension for Adblock Plus meant to make creating element hiding rules easier

How to use: As shown Below.



Permatabs - Lock the tabs, turn the tabs into permanent tab; once you lock the tab you cannot close it with any click.

How to use:
  1. Open Powerdropping.com the right click on the tab then click Permanent tab ctrl+P.
  2. You can now start clicking to open at least 10 sites, wait till it's loads and then start dropping.
  3. Your right hand holding the mouse to drop, left hand then click ctrl+W to close the tab and then move to the next site.
  4. Do this until you finish click the first batch. Do this by batch (Depend with your connection speed).

Linky - Increase your power to handle links -- this is very useful tools if your using like powerdropping.

How to use:
  1. Open Powerdropping.com
  2. Highlight a few sites, then right click.
  3. Scroll down and click linky
  4. Click: Open Selected Links in Tabs
  5. Select the link you wish to open
  6. Open Selected links - wait until it all loads and start dropping.
  7. Then, Your right hand holding the mouse to drop, left hand then click ctrl+W to close the tab and then move to the next site.
If you work hard, you will be rewarded, Entrecarders will visit your blog, comment and even subscribe. If you didn't get comments try again next post; work hard with your post to make it more attractive and interesting so that you will get notice and kick ass. It's time to think big and show everyone that your blog is worth visiting, think that every Entrecarder that will drop their card in your site are potential subscriber.

3/19/08

Wordless Wednesday

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This is my first wordless Wednesday and have decided to show my two pride and Joy. A Very Loving brother.




3/18/08

Why we should not flirt

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I have headache so i will go in bed early tonight, i have not even dropped much for my entrecard. But, before i go and have a snooze i will let you read this email i got from my sister-in-law...this is so hilarious, so enjoy and have a nice day.

A couple were invited to a swanky family masked fancy dress Halloween party. The wife got a terrible headache and told her Husband to go to the party alone. He, being a devoted husband, Protested, but she argued and s aid she was going to take some aspirin and go to bed and there
Was no need for his good time to be spoiled by not going.

So he took his costume and away he went. The wife, after sleeping Soundly for about an hour, woke without pain and as it was still early, Decided to go to the party. As her husband didn't know what her costume was, she thought she would have some fun by watching her husband to see how he acted when she was! Not with him.

So she joined the party and soon spotted her husband in his Costume, cavorting around on the dance floor, dancing with every nice "chick" he could and copping a little feel here and a little kiss
There.

His wife went up to him and being a rather seductive babe herself, he Left his new partner high and dry and devoted his time to her.

She let him go as far as he wished, naturally, since he was her Husband.

After more drinks he finally he whispered a little proposition in Her ear and she agreed, so off they went to one of the cars and had Passionate intercourse in the back seat. Just before unmasking at Midnight, she slipped away and went home and put the costume away and She was sitting up reading when he came in, so she asked what kind of time he had.

"Oh, the same old thing. You know I never have a good time when you're Not there." Then she asked, "Did you dance much?" He replied, "I'll tell you, I never even danced one dance. When I Got there, I met Pete, Bill Brown and some other guys, so we went into The spare room and played poker all evening."

"You must have looked really silly wearing that costume playing Poker all night!" she said with unashamed sarcasm. To which the Husband replied, "Actually, I gave my costume to my Dad, apparently he had the time of his life."

I don't know wifie's...go figure....A time of his life indeed.

3/16/08

Easy, Catchy and fun way to correct English Grammar

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I was reading the latest post of reality is over rated "you don't have to be a Grammar Nazi to be Helpful" and it's sure is fun. i decide to share this to those that have trouble with English Grammar (like me) to read this because you will learn, your English Grammar get corrected but not in the bad way but instead in a funny, fun and no dull moment way.

Give you one example; this always confuses me all the time but after i read the post it definitely helps me.

'I' before 'e'Except after 'c', Or when sounding like 'a',As in 'neighbor' and 'weigh'.
Isn't it easy?...it's more fun though if you read the post.

For most country where English is not our mother tongue, we need some sort of easy to remember way of learning English Grammar...We should not be shame because "We no speak English" lol...but trying hard with open mind helps us learn the correct use of English.

Things i can't live without with my blogging? Dictionary.com, i have downloaded from FireFox and that helps me with my blogging, It's one of my resources of English Grammar and more. You can download it from here if you want.

Actually most of the post from reality is over rated are great and fun to read no nonsense, fun for the brain.

3/15/08

Manage your Ads using Google Ad Manager-Request an Invitation to try

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I first find out Google Ad Manager from jackbook.com got curious and visited the link. I have never used any software as Ad manager, so this is kind of new for me.
What is Google Ad Manager?
Google Ad Manager is a software where you can manage your Ads, inventory, traffic, ad delivery, booking, reporting and more features which you can't find from other ad manager software. This is very useful for Adsense and other bloggers Ads.

At the moment Google are only accepting by invitation, if you have not received any invitation and wanted to try their software you can request an invitation, Google then check your site and will determine if your site fits their beta launch then Google will contact you and give you an instruction of how to start your Google Ad Manager, If not they will keep your application for .

This is really great and easy way to track all your ads and can earn money effectively, why? Google Ad Manager can help you saves time and money, increase your sales efficiently.

I was reading the success story of Google Ad Manager and really like what i read, it shows how effective and easy to use their system is; would be a big help for monetization and a must for every sites.

If you are interested of applying and try the Google Ad Manager, You can Request an invitation here.

Are you Proud being a Blogger?

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Are you proud of being a blogger?

If one of your friend ask you what do you do? are you going to say i am a professional blogger?

Meeting the (Non-Blogging) Parents

I will leave this as a question for you to answer, please give a little bit of your time and share you 're thought.

I will re-post this together with your answers.

What you get?
A link back to your blog (No No-follow) what the heck! why not! -- meaning, it is one vote towards your PR.

Question: Are you proud being a Blogger?

3/12/08

Drive traffic, make money. Win $180 premium accs!

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Buzzfuse is viral marketing, analyze blogs by it's marketing performance. Create your work, market them to get a wider audience you get feedback and scores and make money (if you upgrade to premium that is!). Many have joined and starts earning easy money already.

If you want to join it's free to see how viral this is and if you like it, you can then upgrade to premium to earn easy money.

Here's the step by step instruction when you join Buzzfuse.com.
  1. Sign up at http://www.buzzfuse.com for free.
  2. Register your favorite original photo, post or song (or anything else you've got in mind) for marketing through our service.
  3. Review the process and how Buzzfuse can help you drive traffic to your blog and make money from your work. You can even use it to increase the traffic on your other PayPerPost opportunities!
  4. Talk about how this service can help promote your blog/photos/music and make your posts more visible.
  5. As an added bonus, if you have over 30 people in your 'circle' and have registered more than 2 posts with Buzzfuse, you can win one of 1000 premium accounts (value ±$180.00) and earn easy money for each top-performing post you make. T&C apply.
  6. Keep on using Buzzfuse.com to market your posts -it can only help...
If you like to know more, just sign up and soon you will see the changes and experience the viral effect.

Use Buzzfuse* to easily rate, review, and share this item

Complying the Updated Adsense Terms and Condition

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Google has updated their AdSense Terms and Condition, this is what i have noticed after i open my AdSense account to put my pin number they sent to me last week, Most of us failed to read this agreement and just click the "Agree" button without reading the long list of agreements (I plea Guilty for that).

Now all the bloggers/website owners that display the Google AdSense Ad must conform this agreement. Here's what on the new agreement that you have agreed upon without reading.

"You must have and abide by an appropriate privacy policy that clearly discloses that third parties may be placing and reading cookies on your user’s browser, or using web beacons to collect information, in the course of ads being served on your website. Your privacy policy should also include information about user options for cookie management."
Many may have questioned what is the used of this policy anyway, and if we are not going to comply to this agreement what is the consequence, that is what we don't know at the moment. I have read the Google Adsense support answer and if you want more further information about this matter you can read it here "What Changes Have you made to the the Terms and Condition".

If you have no idea how to put a private policy just copy and paste below and replace the red mark with your own Email and Blog URL:


++Copy Starts Here++

Privacy Policy for www.your domain.com

If you require any more information or have any questions about our
privacy policy, please feel free to contact us by email at YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS


At www.your domain.com, the privacy of our visitors is of extreme importance to us. This privacy policy document outlines the types of personal information is received and collected by www.your domain.com and how it is used.


Log Files

Like many other Web sites, www.your domain.com makes use of log files.
The information inside the log files includes internet protocol ( IP )
addresses, type of browser, Internet Service Provider ( ISP ),
date/time stamp, referring/exit pages, and number of clicks to analyze
trends, administer the site, track user’s movement around the site, and
gather demographic information. IP addresses, and other such
information are not linked to any information that is personally
identifiable.

Cookies and Web Beacons

www.your domain.com does use cookies to store information about
visitors preferences, record user-specific information on which pages
the user access or visit, customize Web page content based on visitors
browser type or other information that the visitor sends via their
browser.

Some of our advertising partners may use cookies and web beacons on our site. Our advertising partners include Google Adsense,
Commission Junction, Widget Bucks, Adbrite, Clickbank, Azoogle, Chitika, Linkshare, Amazon, Kontera.

These third-party ad servers or ad networks use technology to
the advertisements and links that appear on www.your domain.com send directly to your browsers. They automatically receive your IP address when this occurs. Other technologies ( such as cookies, JavaScript, or Web Beacons ) may also be used by the third-party ad networks to measure the effectiveness of their advertisements and / or to personalize the advertising content that you see.

www.your domain.com has no access to or control over these cookies that are used by third-party advertisers.

You should consult the respective privacy policies of these
third-party ad servers for more detailed information on their practices
as well as for instructions about how to opt-out of certain practices.
www.your domain.com's privacy policy does not apply to, and we cannot
control the activities of, such other advertisers or web sites.

If you wish to disable cookies, you may do so through your
individual browser options. More detailed information about cookie
management with specific web browsers can be found at the browsers'
respective websites.

++Copy Ends Here+++
Remember if you are using blogspot you can write your Blogspot URL like this one below:

http://earneasymoney-moneyrush.blogspot.com/

But, if you want to make your own, you can create your own policy from Adsense Privacy Policy Generator.

I have made my mine already. You can find it at the top of my page under Disclaimer|Private Policy.

I believe in the transparency relationship towards my readers and visitors that is why i comply this agreement. I hope this is helpful for those that have no idea to where to get Private Policy for their blog or site.

3/11/08

Bloggers trackback

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Although many of us been blogging for so long we still not quite familiar with some terms used in the blogosphere. I will admit i am still a noob even though i have been blogging for almost a year now, But i am in progress i learn some tricks and i don't have the default template anymore, although i downloaded my template from jackbook.com i have added some widget using html instead of just javascript, i have changed the color of links, i have changed the Blockquote to make it look better i basically customized them and thanks to those bloggers that have shared their expertise and talent i learned a lot.

Did i say i am a noob? Yes truely is a noob, although i heard a lot about "trackback" and know exactly what it meant but i am still confuse of how to use them, and so i never use them. I only use the permalink of a certain article, thought it is going to ping back the author of the article, truly newbie aye! i am not ashame to admit that, i think it's much more better than pretending or be quite about that.

Anyway, i know you're thinking this is old but their is no old for learning -- So, this is what i have learned today; i have decided to discuss about this because i didn't think that i am alone in this world, their are some bloggers out their that are confused or not fully aware that this exist and how useful trackback is in our blog.

Trackback is an acknowledgement to the original author, many bloggers have written a really great content and we sometimes wanted to post our opinion in that matter but post it in our own blog then ping the origin of the post to indicate the worthiness of it's article. I see trackback is to communicate to the original source.


Movable Type, Wordpress etc...have already supported with trackback, blogspot in other hand have linkback it is very similar to trackback. I have here easy way of using trackback for bloggers using greasemonkey from firefox add-ons.

Here's how to install bloggers trackback in three easy steps:
  1. Download the Greasemonkey.
  2. Install the appropriate script - New Blogger use this Greasemonkey trackback Script and for Old blogger, use this script.
  3. Done, Open your bloggers dashboard create new post and you will see the trackback added, look like below.
Remember: When you put the link where you want to trackback, make sure you put "trackback" in the end of the permalink, Say you want to trackback this post, just copy and paste below:

http://earneasymoney-moneyrush.blogspot.com/2008/03/bloggers-trackback.html/trackback

If you are still confuse, just message me or For complete instruction/guide visit andy beards - blogger-trackback.

Now this is my very first test. I am loving every single thing i learned online and i hope for those who are like me who love to learn and who are like me that is not practice the trackback yet, i hope you learn and find my post helping.

Update: It's working and if you see below i am the 10th who trackback or pinged ande beard's post.
It's very useful aswell as handy for bloggers, you can now easily ping the original content and give the worthiness that the original author deserves.

3/8/08

Vote your favorite site now, including blogger.com

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Do you love blogger.com?

I really love using blogger as my blog hosting -- it's easy, user friendly (click and drop) no HTML expertise needed, and most of all Free, there team keep on developing new stuff and when it's ready we can all benefit for free unlike the other blog hosting....anyway, If your like me who appreciate the love and care of blogger to all of us bloggers then it is out chance to show blogger.com our support on them too!

How?
2008 Webware 100 - Is a yearly awards program where Webware users like US (You and me) can vote our favorite Web 2.0 apps. Voting will run until March 31.

There are ten category and every category consist of ten products. You are only allowed to vote at least 3 product on each category then you can move on to other category this is to change the last years issue where Google got half of all the votes and the rest are scrambling for attention, not much of a challenge. This time they do something and hoping that there will be a tighter or close competition.


So go and Cast your vote now! and don't forget to vote for blogger.com and your other favorite sites.

Winners will be announced on the 21 of April 2008, The day before the Web 2.0 Expo (April 22-25,2008) in San Francisco opens.

3/5/08

Just Copy Content from other Blogs

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Copy someone else's work is really bad...bad...bad...bad. This is what we must install (I use choose to use this word so that it stay their in every brain) in our brain; is that, even though internet is a BIG big web place you still get caught and you may ask and so what can we do about it? Unmask the thieves , i am sure no one is going to trust you after you get a bad reputation, people think that most of your content are stolen. I was reading this blog from bloggernoob Article scrappers and this is become a bigger problem of bloggers.



Spend time to think and research for an article for your blog and it's worth of your time. People will learn to love you because of your original content, you are proud because it's your hard work -- if you really like someone else's content it's easy, go leave a message, comment or send a message on he's or her entrecard and wait until you get the approval to stay out of trouble.

3/2/08

Drop 300 Entrecards Faster than you imagine

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I have listed below the ways you can drop 300 in less than 30minutes. (Depend with your computer speed, of course). I am not going to give you a lot of chit-chat, we all want quick and easy, so here's how.

Sitehoppin.com - Browser with-in browser. You can browse site using tag; Earn beer point for free advertising.

How to use for Entrecard Credit: Click site hoppin' found in the right upper corner, then select entrecard to tag then start you tag hoppin.

Powerdropping.com - I like this...Consist of 300 fast loading sites who positioned their Entrecard above the fold to make it more faster and easier. all you have to do is lock in and click, click, click. Mask sure you Read the instructions and for more understanding.

Here is my tips though, Note: In the instruction of powerdropping you are ask to download firefox permatabs to lock in your tab and makes more faster.
  1. Open Powerdropping.com the right click on the tab then click Permanent tab ctrl+P.
  2. You can now start clicking to open at least 10 sites, wait till it's loads and then start dropping.
  3. Your right hand holding the mouse to drop, left hand then click ctrl+W to close the tab and then move to the next site.
  4. Do this until you finish click the first batch. Do this by batch (Depend with your connection speed).
Other way of doing this is by using linky - linky will increase your power to handle links which is another great add-ons from firefox, this will open by batch in two clicks and make your dropping more easier.

After you download linky and restarted your firefox, Here's what to do using linky:
  1. Open Powerdropping.com
  2. Highlight a few sites, then right click.
  3. Scroll down and click linky
  4. Click: Open Selected Links in Tabs
  5. Select the link you wish to open
  6. Open Selected links - wait until it all loads and start dropping.
  7. Then, Your right hand holding the mouse to drop, left hand then click ctrl+W to close the tab and then move to the next site.
I hope this helps you. With me because i am a mom and have two cutie to look after and family to take care...i open a few batch then leave it for a bit -- I start doing my laundry or cooking, cleaning anything that i need to be done aside from playing the kids then went back to the computer, it's done loading all the sites then all i have to do now is drop, drop, drop.

I enjoy it and i still have time to research for my next post etc....I share this because i know there are mothers like me that struggles to keep up with entrecard but at the same time wants to drive traffic to their site so i am sure this is such a big help.

3/1/08

Beat it and 1,000ec is yours

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Blogtech is running an easy contest and you get the chance to win BIG FAT 1,000ec.

He is going to change he's blog from technology to men's interest...still going to talk about technology, motor sports etc.., but in more variety and more wider horizon.

Here's what to do:
  1. Think of a best sub-title that goes with he's new blog Title-It's a man's World
  2. Then, leave it as comment.
That's it...simple and easy and if you're the best and the chosen one 1,000 ec is yours.

Now, here is the fun side: So far their is one that left a comment and here's he's best sub-title: "where technology and humanity meets"

Dare and beat it, i know you can.

Good luck.
 

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