Monthly Archives: February 2011

The Friendly Behaviour of Web 2.0

The term web 2.0 is concerned with the interaction of the users. For this it makes use of the small applications concerning the software employed. The best thing about this application is that it is compatible with a lot of platforms like Java, Ajax and Adobe. There are many website hosting companies which make use of web 2.0 to get more accessibility to different software’s. The developers find it to be easier and safer as they can work according to the request of the end user.
Through internet you can look for the best website hosting companies who have experts to guide you. You can even send your requirements to them and they will work according to it. Some organizations offer plans which are based on the different needs so you can pick a plan which will go with your website. But at the same if the available resources are not fully utilized then there is no point in putting money in to it. You can try any platform to work with your website but it should look awesome and worth trusting companies.

There are lots of features which are given by web 2.0 and that includes searching for respective keywords. For people who are authorized by the web can make the information dynamic and offering the updated content to the people. Though online option you can share your views and thoughts about any topic via social networking websites. Tags, RSS and extensions are the other characteristics which you will come across. Hence you can get a variety with higher version of web 2.0.

Freedom or Chains in Blogging (From the Archives)

While blogging for other people, I realized that it isn’t as easy to blog for yourself and because of that difference in difficulty many bloggers don’t succeed.

People always assume that I have great freedom thanks to my writing on various sites saying things like “it must be nice to get paid to write about what you love” and while it can sometimes be amazing, there are other times when you are pushing out content that is just to satisfy your need for a pay check, and it is at that point where you feel the heavy chains of blogging holding you down.

Recently, while on Freelance Writing Jobs Radio, I realized how I haven’t really made it to that transitionary point that most of the other well known bloggers I know have been able to do. The point where they have been running their own blog for so long, as well as other sites, that they are able to leverage that brand and go out on their own and be successful.

I don’t know if this is laziness on my part, or fear, but I still constantly and consistently work for others, and so I had to defend network/company backed blogging as a career option on the show. The others played it off as something bloggers at the start of their career do, but I have been employed to blog full time by one company or another for the last three years, and it doesn’t look like that will change much any time soon.

For me, there has always been some entity above me that I had to serve, and in having to serve, there are sacrifices I have had to made. Understand this when you get into blogging: you will either find a way to transition and work for yourself, or you will always work for someone else. Doing the former can be much more difficult than the latter but from talking to others, taking your life into your own hands when blogging can be much more rewarding and so if you start blogging as a career, start thinking to yourself very early on: how can I do this for me?

Do You Need Writing Help?

Maintaining a blog is not always sugar and spice, and everything nice. Making a living off of your online activities may seem glamorous to some, but every publisher knows that hard work is involved. There are times when you may not find the time to actually sit down to do some exhaustive thinking in order to come up with good quality content. And we all know just how important content is when it comes to blogging.

One option that is increasingly becoming popular today is to hire an SEO copywriting service. There are many entities offering this service – you only have to take your pick among them. There are some advantages to taking on the services of an external company to help you with your writing. Perhaps the main one is that you can rest assured that you will have fresh and high quality content to publish on a regular basis. You have to bear in mind that these services employ professional copywriters who are highly experienced in writing copy for the Web. This means that you do not even have to worry about the relevance of your content (for your human audience) and that you can also rest assured that the search engines will be happy.

Hiring an SEO copywriting service need not be a difficult task even with all the choices out there. Just make sure that you dig a little deeper into the reputation of the company and the ask to see samples of actual work that they have done. The best news yet – you can avail of these services at very affordable prices!

If you are struggling with your writing, take the time to consider getting some help.

Subscribers are Key?

Does having a higher subscriber count instantly mean a better blog, or are there other factors that on first glance will make you believe a blog is good or bad?

I am asking this because there were two great posts on increasing subscriber numbers, the first was from Winning the Web, entitled 16 Ideas For Free Products That Will Double Your Subscribers & Leads and the second was from The University Kid entitled How To Send Your Subscriber Count Through The Roof.

While both of these are interesting articles, does the quality of subscribers matter? I know that we constantly talk about the quality of traffic, but in their posts, they don’t talk about what kind of negative side effects, if any, occur when you push your subscriber base up in a way that is almost artificial.

We have become so competitive at building up blogs that many people have started building them so efficiently to sell them that they make their full time living through building what appears to be a strong community and then selling it to the highest bidder.

While I would like to think that everyone that subscribes to this blog is subscribed because they want to be, there is no doubt a bit of inflation in every RSS subscriber number, and so don’t forget that, especially if you are purchasing a blog.

Web Designers at War

In today’s competitive world everybody tries to beat his opponent and win the contest. The field of web designing is not left untouched in this regard either. Every now and then there are several virtual web design contests that take place. The reason behind this is a kind of Cold War between two competitors of same fields, especially in web designing. Gone are the days when there was only one web designer in the area who used to enjoy the glory of his monopoly. However even in today’s cutthroat competition still there are a few web designers left who provide outstanding services and that too at quite a reasonable price. These web designers do not run after money or they do not even participate in any virtual web design contests, on the contrary they believe in providing quality services which could be helpful in pulling even more clients in the longer run.

Apart from this, there are many web hosting companies which hire their own web designers in order to provide services to their clients. These web designers are proficient in their respective web design languages, which in most cases is WordPress, Joomla! or Drupal. Because of these open source web development applications, web hosting service providers can offer their clients free web designing feature either at their own or at clients’ ends. Because of this, chances of Cold War between professional web designers are highly decreased nowadays. However now the competition is about providing web spaces and free e-mail addresses to the clients. This means that different web hosting companies offer different facilities to their clients in order to attract them.