Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Beat Blog Fatigue In 5 Easy Steps

"This is a Guest post from the Profitable Productive Blogging Blog or also known as As I pointed out in a previous post, I have limited Internet access which in turn limits my time for posting, reading and, just being productive all together. Ironically enough Cman decided to give me some material explaining ways to beat blog fatigue. When I regain full access I will definitely put these tips into affect."

How many times have you been busy with your job, spouse, kids, home duties, hobbies, community obligations or whatever else occupies your daily waking hours and just didn't feel like blogging. Well here are 5 quick tips to help you overcome that blog fatigue.

  1. Post a link list article. Have you read some good articles recently? Put together a list of the best of what you have been reading. This style of post is quick and easy to put together and is also a great way to build relationships with other bloggers. Contact the authors of the articles you are linking to and let them know they have been featured. You never know you just might get some return "linkage."

  2. Read and Cross-link old posts. This is something you should do periodically anyway, but it is also great to do when you are running out of ideas. I have found that through this process I always get new ideas for articles. Take the time to put some links to some of your newer content in older related content. This will also help in finding some other related articles and chances for linking to the older posts.

  3. Recycle an old post. Now if you have read over your old posts and done some cross-linking and still haven't found some new inspiration, then this is a great idea. The key is to pull from posts about 3 months old, and don't just leave it the same way. Re-work it a bit. Add a new picture element, change the title, add some links, update with some recent experiences, but don't just leave it the same.

  4. Give Your Blog a mini makeover. You don't need to change your template or anything drastic. Little tweaks can make a big difference. Change some colors around, add a new widget or plugin. Things like this can help break through the blog boredom. If you feel your blog is looking better it helps motivate you to produce.

  5. Write a review. I know for me that sometimes even when I'm not inspired to write something I can still review a money making program, affiliate program, or another blog. Pick a smaller blog, someone who has commented on your blog, or added you to their technorati faves, someone that is connected to your blog in some way and has their own blog. I'm sure they wouldn't mind a free review. Of course you will need to probably make it at least neutral :) to positive. Don't blast another blog that isn't nice! If you don't have another blog to review write one about an affiliate program you are involved in, or a money making opportunity you have been successful at. Reviews are simply your thoughts and feelings on and impressions of something and so are fairly easy to do even during times of blog fatigue.

There you go! Now go break of your slump and get back into your blogging groove. Do one of these suggestions each day for 5 days and I am sure it will help. This article is the third installment in Cman's "5 Easy Steps" series. Read the other great articles Feed Failure in 5 Easy Steps and Feed Success in 5 Easy Steps.

Later all and have a Profitable Productive Blogging day

Saturday, August 18, 2007

My brief absence from making money online

I have been gone for a little while now because I'm just coming home. Things are a little crazy and I don't have regular Internet access right now. I had a few things in the works before all this but did not have the time to finish them. I will return very soon with my regular posting. Until then this blog may seem a little dry but, remember the beauty of making money online is that you don't have to be here to keep making money. I foresee myself being set up and ready to go by the beginning of next month. I'll see everyone around and thanks for stopping by.

Monday, August 13, 2007

Posts Far and Few Between

Trying to blog while in the busiest of conditions can be tough. As of late I have been having trouble getting the chance to post any articles for my blog and most important my readers. It can be hard at times to keep a blog in tip top shape. You need to constantly improve your blog or else it does nothing for you and you end up making no money online. Here are a few struggles I have been having lately and what I could have done to prevent this from happening to me.

1. No Time-Lately I have been very busy at work which leaves with hardly any time to use a computer.

2. Waisting Time-When I finally get a chance to sit down, I usally kill time by reading other blogs.

3. Writers Block-When it come time for me to write something I have trouble getting it out because I'm usally exhausted from the days work.

These are some things I should have done to counter my problems before they came about.

1. Plan Ahead-I should have planned ahead of time. Writing future posts for the time I knew I would be busy.

2. Work for me-I should have been working on my blog instead of browsing the internet when I had some down time.

3.Details-Remember its the little things that count

Basically if I would have planned a little further in advance I wouldn't be in this jam I'm in now. So plan ahead and your posts will not be far and few between.

Having someone to help you is another good idea. Wether it be a friend, spouse, or a internet partner. I wrote a post on this earlier entitled Blogging with Partners. Well I hope all of you can learn from my mistakes and I know many bloggers have this happen to them and it will proboly continue to happen.

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Friday, August 10, 2007

Results for the $2,500 Contest in 10 days

One awesome thing about the blogsphere is everybody loves to have contests to draw visitors into their blog. A lot of people offer junk prizes that they got for free them selves. Well My favorite prize is some cash and I must say this is the biggest cash prize I've seen yet. How about that for making some money online. Show me the money! Do you want to enter? Well hurry the winner will be announced on the 20th of August.

Over at Ashwin’s blog, you will find one crazy blog owner!! You can win $2500!! To enter just copy this text and paste it in your blog!! But hurry, this competition will not last long! So get posting!

Thursday, August 9, 2007

Advertise with Us

I set up an Advertising page on my blog the other day. I know some of you may think it's too early to get sponsors on such a young blog. Well I'm doing it anyway. No harm, No foul. This is one of the best ways to make money online once you have a well known site. Advertisers put their links or banners on your site and you get paid. You can use sites like Text Link Ads to sell the spots on your site. I'm cutting out the middle man so my rates are extremely low. If you would like to see some stats and figures go to my Advertisement page. If you would like to take advantage of one of these limited time offers just drop me a line.

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Blogging with Partners

I do not work with anyone on my blog but, many people do have partners. I personally think it's a fantastic idea. This gives you two opinions on your posts, blog, and direction. Two heads are better than one. Having someone just to help can cut down on the amount of time you spend online. You could have a girlfriend or spouse just comment on other blogs for you or submit your blog to directories. While he or she works on your promotion and back links you can worry about quality content for you articles. Also a partner can proof read you articles for spelling, grammar or, just any improvements all over. It would be nice to have someone who could also write posts. This could dramatically improve the quality of your blog because you now have two views expressed on your blog and twice as many posts.

Well what about the money? I guess if it was a girlfriend or something you could work something out between the two of you. If it's an Internet partner I would suggest working out all the details beforehand. Some things you might want to discuss is money, ownership and, work. You will probably want to split the profits 50/50 but that could be a problem depending on who believes they have done more. Ownership of the site is another thing. If one wanted to leave, who gets the site? The amount of work should be outlined to. How much is to be expected out of the individuals. These are all things to consider when picking up a full time partner.

All this planning is probably why a lot of people don't blog in teams or with partners. Most blogs will occasionally have guest posts which sometime benefits both blogs if the traffic is right. Having a guest post doesn't make you partners. It's more just like a back link than anything else.
I believe having a blogging partner would be great if you could find someone dedicated and trustworthy. Also they would have to be like minded and headed in the same direction as you. I would like to have a partner to blog with because it would relieve some pressure but it might also add a little. I would be pressured to make posts and make them better as to not let partner down. I think that's a good thing though.

Well that's my opinion on blogging with partners. hope you all enjoyed it. If anyone has any experience with blogging in a team or having a partner, please share your experience.

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Sunday, August 5, 2007

$100 Guess

Well a fellow blogger has announced a contest he is having to guess what his nickname stands for. I have been reading his blog, profitable productive blogging, for some time now and honestly never stopped to think what the "C" in cmanlong could stand for. Well now he is offering a $100 to whoever can guess what the meaning to it is. Honestly I have no idea what it could be but even if no one gets it right he is going to randomly draw 5 names from all the losers and award them $20 each for giving it a go anyway. This contest is a bit of a shoot in the dark but it also has the best prize out there, which is cold hard cash. No trinkets or useless stuff. Money is what I like to win. So without anymore delay here is my guess. I would think that the "C" would have to stand for "computer". That's it computermanlong. Well that's my guess and you can't have it. If you would like to guess what the "C" stands for head on over and check out the contest, What the F does the C stand for 4