Monthly Archives: February 2013

Features of Blogger

I don’t know how many of Blogger hosted bloggers realized it, but Blogger allows bloggers to implement a slideshow tool element. Even if you heard about it, you might not know to implement it on your blog. It is quite simple, and I am going to tell you how to do it. This will be especially helpful if you have a Template link on your Blogger dashboard instead of the Layout link. Like I mentioned before, it is quite easy and all you have to do is find your blog on the dashboard, click the template link next to it, click on “customize your design” tab, and finally click on upgrade your template. After you have chosen a new blogger template for yourself, you will see the layout link on the Blogger dashboard, and you will be able to take advantage of the slideshow element.

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Investing in Gold

I am sure that you have heard already that investing in gold bullion is a good way to preserve your wealth provided of course that you have some wealth that you would like to see preserved. I know a few people in my family who have some money on their savings accounts. Personally, I believe that there are better ways to invest money than holding it on your bank account. I am thinking here about investing in gold.

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Before You Start Podcasting

Those of us who like to talk a lot might enjoy the idea of podcasting on the Web. Since everyone can do it, podcasting is not that complicated. All you need to do before you start recording and publishing your audio messages is take care of a few things like. Here are some of them:

• Appropriate software. Some programs can be found for free on the Internet, while for some software will have to pay. The choice whether to pay is yours, as there is a wide choice of programs.
• Suitable microphone. Make sure you buy a high quality one. If you buy the cheapest possible microphone, then you risk that your voice will get distorted.
• Make sure you have proper hosting. You will also probably need a website to upload your podcasts. If you already have a website, do not hesitate to publish your podcasts on it. If not, look for other places on the Internet where you could publish your work. They are many websites that host podcasts, but it all depends on the subject you want to talk about.

Like I said, podcasting is not that complicated, but you will need to take care of a few things if you are doing it for the first time.


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More Flash Games

What do you think about when you hear the word Mario? If you play video or computer games then you probably think about the iconic game character called Mario. He is a plumber and has a brother Luigi. He often needs to save a princess which is in danger and fights against his nemesis Bowser. He is loved by millions of gamers around the world because of his charm. He is a likable character and maybe that is why he starred in dozens of games. There are many games out there where you can see Mario and super mario coloring pages is a good example. Mario fans can rejoice that there are many games out there with their favorite character.

An interesting phenomena that I noticed is that there are various Mario inspired Flash games out there. I think that it is a great idea. Now Mario fans can enjoy their favorite character by playing browser games.

Of course, Mario-inspired games are not the only Flash games out there. There are robot wars for example, a game that is very fun to play for Internet users of all ages. It doesn’t even matter how old you are, whether you are young or old, because you should be able to enjoy yourself while playing some computer games.

For more flash games you might want to check some of those websites I visit regularly before making up my mind what I want to play on any given day. There are literally thousands of games out there and I never have enough of them. This is how much fun playing them they give me. Even if I have a bad day at work, I know that when I come home, I can play my favorite games before going to sleep in the late evening.

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My Favorite Games of All Times

What do you do in your spare time for fun? I don’t want to ask what you do for money because while money is important, it is even more important to have fun in life rather than to have money. My life proves how true it is.

I just found a place offering a wide selection of various free games. I am thinking here about I really appreciate the growing collection of free online games, which can be found on the site to which I linked in this post. I like it that all games available on the website are quality games. This means that every game I am going to choose I am also guaranteed to like and play for some time. This is what I expect online games to be: fun, entertaining and engaging.

What is my favorite online game of all times? It would be very difficult for me to answer this question as during my life I have really played many games most of which I enjoyed very much but I enjoy playing a racing game whenever I have an opportunity to do so. I have some fond memories from all kinds of games I used to play in the past and maybe this is why I keep returning to playing some of them from time to time. I am also glad that I do not have to pay to play some of those games as there are simply so many gales available to me free of charge. I really appreciate it that somebody have me the opportunity to play online free games so that I can have fun playing them in my spare time. I recommend this hobby to everybody looking for something fun to do because in my opinion playing online games is really a great way to spend your time.

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Number of Readers

Google Reader has a feature of showing how many readers are subscribing to an RSS feed. The number of subscribers can be seen by searching for a blog after clicking the ‘Add Subscription’ link once you are logged into your Google Reader account. The subscription numbers only reflect the number of subscribers through Google Reader, not all subscribers. Nonetheless, it is an interesting way to compare blogs and monitor some trends. Of course, blogs that post about Google Reader on a regular basis due to the nature of their blogs will probably have an advantage. While some claim that sometimes the number of subscribers is not that important, I do not think a webmaster should completely ignore this aspect of their blog.

Often bloggers ask the question what to do in order to be able to maintain a large reader base. I think one of the best ways to approach this dilemma is to try to imagine what would make you read somebody else’s blog. In my case, I believe the most important aspect of a blog that I would visit would be the fact that it would be useful to me. It might be useful in different ways, but it is important that it would be useful in some way. For example, I might want to visit a blog that provides accurate, and well-timed news, or a blog that offers some valuable advice that is hard to obtain, as it requires experience or expertise. Ask yourself the question: what makes you visit other blogs, and try to do the same as other blogs do.

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Louder Music

Sometimes, when I want to listen to music very loud, I like to take my headphones and put them on my head. The reason I use headphones is because I don’t want to disturb any of my family members while they are busy with their lives. I know how frustrating it can be to try to study when all you hear is the beat of a song that distracts you from studying. I am trying to respect the privacy of my family and I do everything to listen to my music in such a way so that I don’t disturb them in any way.

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Benefit From Being Active On Forums

If you spend a lot of time replying to posts on forums, or if you like to create various threads, it will be beneficial for you to learn how to make as much as possible from your involvement there. There are some tips that I would like to share with you today:

1. Visit only forums which are related to the topic of your blog. This will ensure that you might learn something useful while visiting a forum, and you may also meet some like minded people.
2. Post in the most popular threads. This way your response will be seen by many people.
3. Create new threads. Make sure you first have some interesting topic you wold like to discuss.
4. Try to be not completely anonymous. You can let others know that you are a blogger etc.
5. Make sure that there is some way to contact you like your blog’s URL or email address. However, make sure that you don’t give out your email address publicly, as this might result in spam.
6. Use catchy titles and keywords when creating a thread. Search engines will later index those threads and this way you might obtain valuable backlinks.

In the meanwhile, remember to have fun!


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