Archive for January, 2009

“Email This Article”

January 31st, 2009 Comments off

Image Hosted by ImageShack.usYou might have noticed that many websites have the �Email this article� link on many of their pages. There are also many popular blogs which are doing the same. The main reason for integrating such a feature is the hope of acquiring new visitors. If an article contains very valuable content, then the news of it is going to spread very quickly. It wouldn’t be possible without such a link.
The best way to add this feature to your blog is to use a plugin. All you will have to do is upload the chosen plugin to your plugins directory and enable it. There are several plugins for this purpose, but one of my favorites is WP-Email and email2friend.
Once your readers realize that you added this new feature, you might start noticing new visitors flocking to your site. Those might be people who otherwise would have never heard of your site.

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Take Care of Your Back

January 25th, 2009 Comments off

Many monitors that we buy these days are not positioned high enough to make us sit straight while looking at them. The thing that I found to be very useful to keep my back straight was to put something under a monitor like, for example, a few books. Today, I am very comfortable when sitting in front of my computer. I no longer have to lean on my desk to be able to view properly what is going on on my screen, and my back is not aching anymore. I think that it is very important in what position you sit in front of your computer, especially if you sit many hours per day. If you are still young, you might not feel any pain, but when you get older you might. It is better to take care of those things right now rather than later in life.

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Lessons from Blogging

January 18th, 2009 Comments off

Image Hosted by ImageShack.usDid you know that you can learn some valuable lessons from blogging? While there are a lot of things which you can learn, I would like to share with you a few of them:

-Work hard if you want to be successful. To ensure that your blog will be successful, you will need to put a lot of work into it. It might be difficult, but if you stick with it long enough, you will see the results.
-It’s not what you know, but who you know. Relationships are very important, and networking can be beneficial to all parties involved. This is especially true when it comes to blogging.
-You need to invest before you see the results. Providing valuable content to your readers is the most important aspect of having a blog. If you are able to do so on a consistent basis, eventually you are going to get noticed.

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Swearing on Your Blog

January 12th, 2009 Comments off

Most people do not swear on their blogs. How about you? There was a poll done on a popular site, which revealed that 40% of people swear on their blogs. To begin with, we have to understand that this poll is not sufficient proof to ultimately state that exactly 40% of people swear on their blogs. For such a poll to really work, it would have to include a lot more people. It would also have to contain a mix of different types of bloggers. Such a poll would be quite hard to organize. Nonetheless, these are interesting results, so let�s look at them more closely. Do our blogs benefit from crude language? I think that in many cases they do, especially if the readers swear a lot in their own lives. This might include a large number of websites from different niche blogs, including personal sites. After all, many people like to visit blogs which can reinforce their belief that their style of living is the right one. By visiting blogs which contain a lot of profanity, such visitors feel less guilty about their own language.
On the other hand, business blogs, blogs striving to be more serious, or blogs trying to appeal to slightly different type of visitors are going to refrain from crude language. English has a large vocabulary which is worth exploring. Ultimately, bloggers will have to make a decision themselves.

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Being a Teacher is a Challenge

January 3rd, 2009 Comments off

I was thinking recently what a challenging job it is to be a teacher how teaches computer science. With the technology progressing so fast and students getting smarter and more knowledgeable day after day, it is becoming more and more difficult for a person to keep pace with all the changes taking place. The thing also is that teachers are older than their students. This creates a challenge in which an older person has to compete with those who are younger, have more energy to learn and are generally more excited about computers. Generally computer teachers did not grow up spending all their time in front of a computer so it is not natural for them to know how everything works. In fact, I have rarely met a computer science teacher who was more than 40 years old. They are very rare.

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