We are going to interview Barack Obama for Bloghology Magazine. The interview is going to be related to new media (social media, social networking, and blogs) We look forward to having your interview questions submitted for this interview. Keep your questions related to new media as comment to this post:
Bloghology Interviews Barack Obama – Questions Wanted
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We will choose the best questions, and ask them to Barack Obama. You need to subscribe Bloghology to read the interview. You may subscribe through this link: http://tinyurl.com/66ta92
Posted by Mert Erkal on Sep 9, 2008 in Affiliate, Blog, Copyblogger, Making Money Online, Marketing PR, Personal Development, Relaxation, RSS & Subscription, Search Engine Optimization, Small Business, Social Networking, WordPress | 1 comment
Bloghology is almost ready. Do you want to check our Blog World Expo Special Edition Content?
Introduction to Blogging:
- This Article Will Teach You Nothing About Blogging by Stephan Miller
- Introduction to Blogging by Miguel Wickert
- WordPress as a Home Business Storefront by Stephan Miller
Traffic Building Tips:
- Blogs Lift Up and Keep `Em by Louis Liem
- Blogging in Color: Choosing Colors to Target Your Niche and Audience by Ann Smarty
Search Engine Optimization(SEO):
- Keyword Research and Brainstorming Introduction by Ann Smarty
- Five Reasons to Start a Small Business Blog by Mert Erkal
Make Money Online:
- An Interview with Wendy Piersall, CEO and founder of Sparkplugging and Sparkplug by Anne Marie Nichols
- The Internet Cold Call by Stephan Miller
- Preparing Your Blog for Direct Advertising and Where to Find Advertisers by Louis Liem
Social Media & Social Networking:
- Don`t Gripe About PR Pitches by Anne Marie Nichols
- Eight Social Networking Reminders by Louis Liem
- I Scratch Your Post, You Scratch Mine by Stephan Miller
- The Next Big: Lifestreaming with Microblogging by Mert Erkal
Video & Podcasting:
- The Complete Idiots Guide to Podcasting by Mert Erkal
Fitness for Bloggers:
- Fitness for Bloggers:Your Success Depends On It by Miguel Wickert
- Redbelt by Prem Shashi
- Tom Cruise to Be A Serial Killer by Prem Shashi
- Transsiberian(2008) by Prem Shashi
Interviews with Top Bloggers:
- Yaro Starak
- Chris Garret
- Sam Clark
- Guy Kawasaki
- John Cow
- Mani Karthik
- Garry Conn
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Did you know that with every received comment your blog’s SEO is improving? How about you? How popular are your blog posts? Are you writing great articles everyday, yet getting only a few comments just like majority of the bloggers?
What a disappointment! No worries, I have a very good news for you. You should immediately start using WordPress FriendFeed Comments plugin to increase your blog’s comments. Developed by a young Turkish developer Gurkan Oluc, the plugin automatically submits your WordPress blog posts URLs into FriendFeed, and in return shows all received FriendFeed comments under comments section of your blog posts. It allows you to show FriendFeed comments in your blog, and helps you increase your blog’s popularity.
Who is Gurkan Oluc?
Gurkan is a web developer from Turkey. He has been blogging since 2006, and he likes developing WordPress related software. He also likes developing Web applications using PHP and JS. He developed FrienFeed Comments plugin to help bloggers increase their popularity by increasing interactivity with their readers. Gurkan is only 19 years old, and he wants to be a software engineer in the future.
How the Plugin Works?
Posted by Mert Erkal on Sep 4, 2008 in Affiliate, Blog, Blogroll, Copyblogger, Making Money Online, Marketing PR, Personal Development, Relaxation, RSS & Subscription, Small Business, Social Networking, WordPress | 12 comments
It’s been one year since I launched SearchForBlogging. I have decided to have a custom blog design with the money I made online to celebrate one year anniversary. I was so lucky that I found Sahil Lavingia, the owner of Pixel Jig, as designer (Read my previous post on him Pixel Jig – Creativity That Inspires) Sahil has done a great job and delivered a great design. The good thing is Sahil is only 16 years old. I can not imagine him at my age. I will work with him on TechSuave‘s custom blog design soon. Special thanks goes to Ilker Yoldas who has designed a very remarkable logo(and favicon for me). If you are looking for a logo/favicon for your blog, there is no need to look for another alternative than Ilker.
Yesterday I thought about the things I accomplished during my blog’s first year:
- 250 posts are delivered. If we assume 3 hours spent in average per post, it makes 750 hours for one year. In other words, 31 days spent only for writing posts and promoting them! What a dedication!
- I finished Blog Mastermind Blog Mentoring program by Yaro Starak
- I invented the term Bloghology.Similar to an anthology, Bloghology was a collection of bloggers, their profiles, photos, and links to their best posts. It was a PDF e-book which can be easily circulated throughout the blogosphere for personal branding and marketing of start-up bloggers. It was evolved and became a magazine when I met Vasilis Pasparas, the owner of IGM Interactive. Have you joined our contest by the way? Spread the Word Bloghology, Win an iPhone 3G!
- My blog’s Alexa hit 69,168. RSS readers are almost 300, and up!
- In average 400$ per month was generated through my blog which encouraged me to leave my full time job by the end of July 2008.
- I signed a contract with a media company in USA to let them use my RSS feeds for the magazine they are building for mobile phone users mainly in USA. I will tell you more about this as soon as I get the media kit from them.
All in all, it was a very fruitful year for me. Next year will be a lot better than this year. This new blog design will help me get more attention, thanks to Sahil Lavingia!
How do you find my new custom blog design? I am looking forward to hear your thoughts and suggestions.
Sometimes you watch a video online and you want to save it to watch again in the future. I bet you have been told before that you can not download movies from YouTube, MSN video, or Google videos. Right? Actually you can. Splandoo downloads your favorite videos and converts them into Flash movie format.
The site is very easy to use. Find the video you want to download, check the drop-down menu next to the URL box to see the supported sites, and then paste the URL into the box provided. That is all!
Click download you’ll be offered your usual ‘Save’ dialogue. All you need is to change the name of the file to whatever you want to call it with .flv at the end. Splandoo will save the file as a Flash movie. You will then need a Flash movie player installed on your computer to watch it from your hard disk. If you don’t have, Splandoo also provides a link to download a free Flash player.
Whether you’re a blogger who is trying to learn new blogging concepts through videos, or a businessman who wants to improve his professional skills with personal development videos, you can use Splando completely for free.
Today is the first day of my online career. As of yesterday I quited from my full time Marketing job after 10 years of hardworking and dedication. On my last day at the office my friends surprised me with their gifts. They bought me a SGH-D900i mobile phone. I shook hands of around 100 colleagues in the Istanbul office and kissed them one by one (It is a common tradition in this region!) Honestly I did not expect so many people to be upset just because I am leaving the company. It was a wonderful feeling for me. (It is paradoxical, I know)
Today was the first day of my prison break. Now I have much more time to spend on my blog and good content. Please keep on watching my blog. My best is yet to come.