Archive for the 'Blogging' Category

Pictures For Your Blog

I have read somewhere before that adding pictures to your blog posts make it more attractive. I have to say that I agree, but too lazy to actually add those picture to my blog posts. Finding a good free photos for your blog posts is not easy, at least that was what I thought at first. I found out that it was actually quite easy to find free photos for your blog posts.

Searching Google I found several websites that offer free pictures as long as you give credit to the photographer and add a link to their profile on the free photos website. If you want, you can go to Free Digital Photos to see for yourself. All you need to do is register and you can then log in to the website to begin searching for photos.

I found that the pictures are of good quality and fit my need perfectly. So I am going to put some blog posts with pictures from now on. I hope it can really make a difference.

WordPress 2.7.1 Upgrade

Wordpress 2.7.1 DashboardJust a quick post here. As you can see from the screen shot, I’ve finally upgraded my WordPress version to 2.7.1. The dashboard looks nicer than the previous version that I used. I haven’t really checked all the new features yet, perhaps later on.

There’s one thing I noticed about the new features, especially in the Add New Posts section. They actually have a word counter on the bottom left of the writing pane! Now that’s a really useful new feature, at least for me though. The whole thing seems a little bit unresponsive compared to the last version that I used, which is version 2.5 RC1, but I just have to get use to it.

Anyway, it does feel good to do something new for this blog after two months of near inactivity. I hope I can go back to writing more post(s). Okay, just thought I let you guys know. See you later!

After the Break

As of several days ago, Euro 2008 has ended, and with it comes the rest period. I have to tell you that waking up late until the early hours of the morning to watch football, rest for 4 hours and then waking up and go to work is very tiring. So you can imagine how tiring it must be if the match is held almost every day in a month.

I got very tired and lacked sleep badly, even more so than blogging that I got sick with flu. I got mild fever, sore throat and a bad case of headache. It is not until today that I feel better, but still not fully recovered from the sickness, especially the coughing.

The bad thing in getting sick is that there is a chance that people who lives in the same house as you are will get sick too, and that happened to me also. Read the rest of this entry »

How to Import Posts From Blogger to WordPress

Blogger and WordPress LogoIf you know the word ‘blog’, chances are you also know of a website called Blogger, where you can create your own blog for free. No setting up, monthly or even yearly fee unless you want to use your own domain name. I also use their free service to create a blog when I started blogging in 2004, although I didn’t blog that often. But lately, more and more people started blogging not only as a means to express themselves, but also to earn money.

There are now more than 50 million blog sites on the internet with around 170.000 more blog sites is created every day, that is approximately 2 blog sites per second. So I decided to continue blogging, but this time with an added incentive, that is to try and make some extra cash from my blog. Read the rest of this entry »

WordPress 2.5 Released

This must be the most blogged about topic in the blogging world right now, even the top blog sites are posting about it although perhaps not very detailed yet. Considering that a lot of people are using WordPress as the basis of their blog, this is not a very surprising thing. I myself use WordPress for building my blog and so far I have to say that I am very satisfied with it. Besides allowing people who have nothing or minimal knowledge in web building to have a very professional blog, it is also easy enough to install.

If you want to build your own blog, WordPress is quite frankly the best choice for you, because most hosting companies now provide the tool to build WordPress with just a couple of mouse clicks. Read the rest of this entry »