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Some blogs follow, some do not!  Blogs that follow appreciate the two way value of a conversation.   Those with something to say need not waste their time with blogs that do not want to listen or allow their readers a chance to voice their own opinion.

There have always been conversations about money. Ever since man first began using pretty shells to trade between one cave and another, people have been exchanging ideas on how to achieve wealth.

Now that we have the internet, the conversations take place across great distances. Once only the most adventuresome merchants learned the new secrets of acquisition from far away places, but today we can travel almost anywhere electronically.

The old media was a one way event. The printed book, newspaper, or even the noble handbill was the work of one distributed to the many. There was no interaction unless the reader decided to publish his own opinion.

Freedom of Speech


Freedom of Speech

With the internet, one can participate in the global discussion simply by reading a blog and leaving a comment.

There are some old dogs that are used to doing all the talking. They don’t want to listen. They want to tell the world what to do and have the world listen without interruption. That’s nice, but I’ll have as little to do with that as possible.

I’m not interested in blogs that do not allow comment. I have a voice and I have ears to hear others. My comments will be open and the blogs I read will have their comments open as well.

Some bloggers do not want to share the reputation of their blog with their readers. They block the search engines from following the comments of their readers. I prefer reading blogs that allow and encourage the search engines to follow. I allow it and I expect others to do the same.

There are directories that list blogs that “do follow.” I rely on those directories to find the blogs I read. Give these blogs a try!

Blogs That Follow

It is time to consider how to use art to illustrate your blog and website.  It is a problem to locate the right image to make your point, but if you use art, the job gets easier and your presentation looks better.  Your words may sing, but a picture is worth a thousand words.   You need a visual image to bring your words come to life.  Art Critic


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It takes time and talent to shoot your own photographs, and you’re almost certain to run into copyright issues sooner or later.  Getting the credits exactly right to satisfy the owner of a photo is awkward and ugly.  Who needs a lawsuit?  Public domain photos take a lot of time to find, and you can never trust your right to use them.

There is a far better solution.  Art!  It softens your website and imparts class.

You could search the net for artwork that matches the subject you are writting about.  Most artists would be flattered and pleased to grant permission for you to use their artwork to illustrate yours, especially if you make it clickable and send the viewer to another link where they can purchase the piece or see others of the same style.

This is a great way to illustrate your writing but it takes time to secure the artist’s permission.  There is an even  better way.  You not only get instant artist quality images (like the one above), but you stand a chance of making a small commission if a reader decides to buy it.

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If you go back through my old posts here you can see the transition  cash153 underwent from photos to art illustration.  You be the judge.  Your blog can look even better!  I can’t tell you how much time it saves.  If we sell something we might even make some money.  Isn’t that better than paying  a photo service ?

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In the beginning, the net was  blah and without form.  Blogging in the beginning was more a concept than a reality. Then someone like Dave Winer, Jorn  Barger, or Justin Hall wrote the first blog.  Whoever created it, the net saw that it was good.

Once the secret of blogging was out, it didn’t take long for the question, “Where’s the money?” to be asked.  The search was on!

Secrets and tips for profitable blogs is a common subject among blogs.  There seems to be no end to the interest of that topic.  The competition is tough, and achieving good blog traffic becomes crucial if a blogger wants to rise above the blur of blah.

If you were  make a list of the 101 best ways to improve  blog traffic,  and posted it on your blog, you would find that a large number of people would accept you as an authority and pass your list on as if it were the definitive solution.

Just like the whisper that starts with one and is transferred from person to person, the whisper has changed enough after it goes through a number of people that the original whisperer would not even recognize it as his own.

So it is that the almost infinite ways of attracting traffic to a blog becomes almost a living thing as it changes and changes and changes some more.

You’ve got to get links and profiles on the top ranking websites.  If you associate with great names; your own name will grow in stature.  Identify those websites and blogs and hang out there until they know you and link back to your blog.

How can you convince them to accept your request?  Well,  it pretty much depends on luck, but you can start by emailing them an introduction letter with a detailed description of your blog. It would help if you shared some hot important new information with them that they don’t yet know.

How are you going to come up with that kind of insider information if you are not an insider.  Get creative and believe in yourself.  If you have a blog, you obviously think of yourself as having something to say.  Say it!  The people at the top already know most of what the top guys know.  They’ve been there for a while.  You are new and fresh!  Your brain has been collecting all these tidbits of information for a lifetime.  Only you know these things; you haven’t yet shared them with the world.  That’s your advantage.  Lay it on them!

Don’t worry if you don’t get results on your first attempts, try again with others.  Once you get a link on their site, your blog will grow.  The money will take care of itself.

If you can’t get the big guys to pay attention to your fresh ideas, then get links with the best of the new guys.  Seek them out and network with them.  Let their best ideas inspire you as you inspire them.  Soon you will be the new big guys and the old big guys will fade away.  That’s what happens when old school refuses to infuse new blood.

Be aware of the below belt  “hidden” tricks used to attract traffic and increase rankings.   You don’t need this stuff.  The ranks they produce are shallow and unproductive over the long haul.  Concentrate on quality of content and you’ll do fine.

In order to spread the word about your blog, you can always turn to RSS; this is  one of the best ways to make a special intro for a new blog on the web. Most blog services are also RSS feed generators, in case you lack this tool, you can always turn to Feed For All software to create the feeds. A site such as www.feedforall.com will definitely be a good starting point for a novice of the blogging adventure, since, presently the RSS is the best means of making your blog popular.