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17 Tips For Christian Blogs And Bloggers

Posted by The Critic on February 7, 2007

The Lords Blood Saved The Critic Soul 'sTo use Christian blogs for outreach, one must understand how they work best and the ways they differ from conventional websites. Spend lots of time reading different secular blogs: find them in directories such as BlogCatalog and Technorati or in the Weblog Awards.

Although there are thousands of Christian blogs, almost all of them are written for Christians, in Christian language and addressing Christian concerns. While non-Christians may accidentally find them, in most cases they are unlikely to stay to read, unless they happen to be seekers of the truth. A local community-based blog can and should include links and postings to appropriate local church activities. Read the rest of this entry »

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WordPress Tag Abuse! – My Plea To WordPress.com

Posted by The Critic on February 5, 2007

Its about as simple as the picture I just took under the very popular wordpress tag life. I wont go into details about how its done.

My quest is to get WordPress to fix it so that others will stop abusing the system. PERIOD!

I recently made this topic here in regards to a user that used the method “gaming” all the time in the wordpress category/tag page system to keep their post above all others and on the front page while other hard working bloggers wisped away to the lower sections by date of post etc. In doing so It created a nasty fuss as you can see here. This was not my intent but it turned out that way so be it.

Some of you have noticed that certain users post seem to always be on top when you search under wordpress tags. These users are simply manipulating the system and I don’t like it and neither should you.

So that the blogger I recently wrote about can see that my complaint is not just about them I took this snapshot of another blogger just a few minutes ago under the first page of wordpress.com’s tag “life” one of its most popular tags and here’s what it looked like. Click here to see the photo in in full size

Wordpress Tag Abuse

 

Notice the age of the topics They range from 2 weeks to one year. Should they be above your post you wrote an hour ago? Notice how many are there and I can only show you half of the screen in this picture.

I am asking anyone and everyone that works hard on their blogs to step up and write to wordpress support so this can hopefully be put to an end. If we don’t it will only get worse as time goes on.

PS. This has nothing to do with persons using excessive tags etc. as that’s an option we have available and to our discretion. I just used a ton of tags on this post, but dont think for a minute that it’s the same as what I’m talking about above. Its done another way but I dont want to have everyone in the world learning the method. Just don’t confuse the difference in the two.

Thanks,

Opinions?

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Catherine Morgan’s Blogs Stay On Top In Tags. Anyone Else Upset?

Posted by The Critic on February 4, 2007

Does this picture look familiar to you? Catherine Mogan Avatar

What’s up with this wordpress? I want to know why Catherine Morgan’s Blogs are stuck on the front page in wordpress tags regardless of how long ago they have been posted?

I don’t want to sound like a whiner here but wordpress you need to fix this and bring it to an end. I watch others post go down the line in minutes, but not for Catherine Morgan and all of her blogs. Her topics can be days and even weeks old yet they stay on the front page in tag searches.

This is not necessarily a stab at you Catherine see this example here of another. You may not know why its happening. But um, well, um, its working with all your different blogs so maybe you are doing something you shouldn’t be. Only you know!

To those reading, I think its time this comes to a halt. What are your opinions?

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Like A Super Bowl Sunday Ticket The Blog Critic Is In High Demand

Posted by The Critic on February 4, 2007

Talk about overloaded.

I have countless blogs waiting to be critiqued and I’m not real sure I will ever catch up. I want to be able to regularly help these bloggers and do so as fast as possible with solid valuable information that will help them. I sent a topic out once before asking for help. Since your reading this at the moment please take the time to read the following located here.

Thanks in advance and by the way, enjoy today’s Super Bowl

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10 Tips for Attracting More Comments From Your Readers

Posted by The Critic on February 4, 2007

A friend Chris Garret has supplied some great information that I felt would be of interest to you. Here’s 10 tips for attracting more comments to your blog.

Your blog can be thought of in many ways. As a pulpit, a soapbox, a magazine, a platform, a newsletter, a diary. A lot of bloggers focus on the “broadcast” aspects, getting their message out. While great content is essential, never neglect the community element of your blog.

First of all, as we have said time and time again, you must answer comments that are made on your posts. It is not only the polite thing to do, it also encourages more comments. If people see they are treated with respect and they will get answers they will comment more. It still surprises me the amount of bloggers who post then sit back and ignore the feedback they receive.

I’m hoping you will be able to add to my tips or correct me if I have something a bit off. It will be pretty ironic if my post about attracting comments goes without being commented on!

On with the tips. Read the rest of this entry »

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15 Tips To Get Traffic To Your Blog Fast

Posted by The Critic on February 4, 2007

Here are some easy things you can do to get your blog noticed fast.

1. Are you familiar with Google Pages? Take the advantage of signing up and add some original content about your blog, then add your blogs link there. This will drive Google’s search engine crazy. In turn your blog will get indexed more often.

2. Submit your blog to AddMe.com This will place your blog into the major search engines very quickly absolutely free.

3. Another good place to submit your blog is SubmitExpress.com. They will send your blog to 20 search engines.

4. Think about using Ezine Articles. When you’ve taken the time to write a good article don’t limit it to only being seen on your blog. Ezine Articles will use your article(s) to drive massive amounts of traffic to your blog.

5. Feeds Feeds Feeds. They can do wonders for you. Take the time to add your blog to the RSS Feeds directory and list it in every related category.

6. Find high traffic blogs and make sure you reply to them. If your blog isn’t a wordpress blog then be sure you have your link attached. Don’t spam them, instead reply to the topic with some relevancy, an opinion etc. Anything less and they will simply delete you or others will not click your link because they know what your really doing. Spamming!

7. Add your blog to The Blog Critic. If your blog meets the right criteria your home free to lots of new traffic.

8. Be sure to submit your blog to every single category at Pingomatic and use them often. They will ping the other major services all at once.

9. Another great ping service is Pingoat. They will ping around 50 other blogging ping services all at once.

10. Create a My Yahoo account. Once you have done so go to “YourYahoo” account and add your blogs feed to your personal page. This will get your blog into the Yahoo search engines directory almost instantly.

11. Do the exact same thing with My MSN as done in step number 10.

12. Join I love clicks. Once doing so you will earn credits by visiting other blogs. In return they will visit yours.

13. Join BlogExplosion. Its basically the same as I love clicks mentioned above but it has been around much longer.

14. Be sure to have a link to your blog in your signature in every message forum (board) you visit. Do the same with outgoing emails, etc.

15. Last but not least. Be sure to post quality relevant content to your blog as often as possible.

I hope these tips help you get your blog noticed. If you know any other good tips? Please share them here.

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I Want Your Link On My Blog

Posted by The Critic on February 4, 2007

Helping Bloggers SucceedIf you run a blog that is generally about helping other bloggers via tips, advice, or any other form then I would like to know about it. If I find information that is useful then I am going to add your blog to my links (blogroll) page located at the top under “Related Links

I would also like to use help links to your blogs. When I write articles its my job to provide users information that will help them. If there’s something on your blog that I think would be beneficial to them then I want to be able to send them to your blog via a text link and that’s exactly what I will do.

If this is you then reply to this topic with some good information about your blog (not spam) and I will take a look. If its found to be useful in regards to the above it will be added to my links page.

Note: Add me, check out my blog, and so forth will be treated as spam and deleted without a 2nd thought, ha ha.

If I add your blog, consider doing the same for me. :)

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The Blog Critic Hits Indiarose’s Blog Hard- Like The Bears On the Saints

Posted by The Critic on February 2, 2007

When the New Orleans Saints went marching into Chicago to meet the Bears they looked great at first glance, but as time went on they were exposed and soon found out they still need to improve greatly if they want to be Super Bowl contenders in the future.

When the Blog Critic visited your blog “my indiarose” for the first time I simply took a quick glance at it and thought to myself “this is going to be a quick easy review. Everything looked ok until it came time to start prodding and probing around. I quickly found out how wrong I was in my initial thought just like some were concerning the Saints going into Chicago.

I have critiqued your blog based on findings from many areas within. You will receive a grade in each area along with an overall grade at the end using my scoring system (0 to 100) found at the end of this topic. Read the rest of this entry »

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Like A Nude American Idol On YouTube – The Blog Critic Needs Help

Posted by The Critic on February 1, 2007

To Much Work BloggingFirst of all lets get this straight! I’m not nude at the moment, nor am I an American Idol on YouTube. I am however an American blog critic in need of some help.

Since starting this blog “The Blog Critic” I have been overwhelmed with traffic and can see that here very shortly I am not going to be able to handle the task of doing all the critiquing by myself. Now I don’t really care if your setting there at your computer in the nude, or if your an American Idol on YouTube.

What I do care about is finding other authors that know for a 100% fact that they would like to critique from time to time with me here on this blog. If your thinking yes this is me then read on. Read the rest of this entry »

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Attn: Diane, Your Blog “Musings From A Damaged Individual” Has Just Been Hit By The Blog Critic

Posted by The Critic on January 31, 2007

The Blog Critic has reviewed this blog by request “Musings from a damaged individual” and found quite a bit of areas that need improvement. I have taken into consideration that your blog is new and you may lack knowledge on the various ways to enhance your overall blogging capabilities.

I have critiqued your blog based on my findings on your front page (main page) only. You will receive an overall grade at the end using my scoring system (0 to 100) at the end of this topic.  Read the rest of this entry »

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