Monday, March 16, 2009

Wow! How Time Flies When We Blog!

I just noticed that MONTHS have come and GONE since my first and only Post on this site.  I am trying to remember what, exactly, I thought I would accomplish here.  

By being critical of other blog sites, I would alienate fellow bloggers, most of whom are just trying to do a decent job of writing and promoting---like me.

What I now recall is that I wanted to review other blogs and provide a link.   My preference is to review Good blogs, that is, those that I personally like for one reason or another.  

I like great photography and appreciate good writing.  (Personally, I have become much more tolerant of those who are attempting to write in English even though it is not their first language. I don't speak, read or write in Any other language, so anyone who knows more than one language is someone I admire.)   

I do not like those blogs that use the computer-generated language translations though.  For the most part they make no sense.   Just for giggles I wrote a paragraph in English, translated it to French and then from French back into English.  There was little resemblance to the original English text and the meaning was pretty much lost.

I see quite a few blogs each day, and I will begin reviewing soon. 

Your Comments are Welcome.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Trashing Up Your Blog Site

I think one of the most frustrating experiences while surfing the blogging world is the large number of bloggers who just TRASH up their page with JUNK!

I know, I know, one woman's JUNK is another woman's TREASURE, but give me a break!

Many blogs have so many advertisements that they lose all effectiveness. My husband tends to overdo it too...who clicks on these things anyway?

In the race to make money from blogs, folks, I'm afraid it's too late. New bloggers are deluding themselves if they believe that they will become rich (or even comfortable) by placing Performancing, Adbrite, Google Adsense, Project Wonderful, and Pepperjam (just to name a few) all over their sites.

What suffers is the appearance of the site as well as it's reputation. The personal nature of a blog and the originality have been subsumed to the greed of advertising opportunity.