Monday, March 23, 2009

A little busy with stuff

So, no posts for the last few days.

I've been busy moving house and there are way too many things to keep me occupied during this process. I promise to resume posting as soon as I am settled in, up and running.

Another thing that keeps me from posting is the very slow Three mobile internet that I have to use until I get my proper line pulled in.

I have noticed few visitors in the log which is great, I was assuming I would be getting nowhere near my first visitors this quickly. I am only in my first week so far.

In the mean time I am also checking out these guys ( for some goodies for my new house. It is basically a wholesale and drop-shipper directory and since it is very easy to sign up you can essentially get great deals on goods that would otherwise cost you an arm and a leg.

I can highly recommedn doing it because I've been with a drop shipping company for 2 years now and alhough my initial plan of selling their stuff on eBay went nowehre because I simply did not have enough time to start the whole thing, I did buy off numerous things however for my own and friends use off them. The reason I am recommending is becasue I am based in Ireland and the company I used before are US based. They are very good anyway. If you are curious then here is the link anyway:

ANd, thanks for reading my stuff.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Comparing blogging platforms

Morning everybody.

I got up nice and early this morning. 6.30 am to be more exact. Gosh does it feel great having an early start sometimes.

So first thing first I am finishing the Blogging course checklist from the last night. Left some unfinished things. Anyway, the Simpleology Blogging course is going great. Although it is a little basic at the moment (remember i've been on-line for more than 12 years at this stage) I find it very encouraging in doing research.

For example, I spent some good time researching different blogging platforms last night and this morning. Oh boy, there are a lot of new platforms, freeware and systems I've never thought possible.

In brief, I am currently on the Blogger service as I picked it purely out of convenience (clicked on the first link that came up on Google) but I already see moving to something with more flexibility like MovableType or WordPress. I am planning to add some cool features to the blog, so that will probably require hosting it on my own account and since I am on the budget I am going to consider one of the free platforms.

MovableType seems to have a ton more features however WordPress seems easier to install.

I also came across this post that shows "blog anatomy". I know, it's more than 3 years old and in internet terms that's pre historic, but the general, relative amount features seems still true when compared in between those blog types. MovableType I think has evolved a lot faster than the other ones.

Another fantastic post here about the whole blogging concept. Some great value there.

I am also about to go through the whole list here. And I will report back on that one.

Haveing said all that it seems to that I might be sticking with WordPress for now and will investigate MovabeType in more detail.

OK, enough for now, back to Day 4 on the Blogging course.

If you have any suggestions, please feel free to comment.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Second Day blogging.

Hello there,

I had a very productive day today. Mostly thanks to the productivity course I am doing and also because I started my first blog ever yesterday and feel quiet excited about it today. So I've been filled with a lot of energy. I guess another booster is the fact that my girlfriend is on the way back from the countryside visiting her folks.

Anyhow, I just wanted to check in and say that the Simpleology Blogging course seems very interesting. I am learning a lot already and it looks like I have made right decision to stick to it.

You can check it out in my previous post.

Peace for now.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Serious about blogging

So, now that I am up and running I am about to start researching the tools and ways to make my blog better.

There are few things that I am planning to do:

  • redesign the theme
  • design a logo for my blog
  • add some nice features
  • start promoting it

I also decided to sign up for some courses/forums/etc. One of them is this one below.

I'm evaluating a multi-media course on blogging from the folks at Simpleology. For a while, they're letting you snag it for free if you post about it on your blog.

It covers:

  • The best blogging techniques.
  • How to get traffic to your blog.
  • How to turn your blog into money.

I'll let you know what I think once I've had a chance to check it out. Meanwhile, go grab yours while it's still free.

Hello World, Again!

So, just like the Title says: "Hello World Again!"

I have been on-line since around 1993 I believe and had several websites published before 1995 when I used to work for a large sound and lighting company back in Riga, Latvia.

Somehow, over the years, I never had enough impulse to start a blog, although I always had lots of views and ideas to share. However, for some reason or another, I never did it.

Today I am launching my first blog. I hope that You and others will find it interesting and that I will also find it interesting enough to keep posting and not let it rot like so many other blogs I've seen around.

So for now I will say Hello again and goodbye until the next post.

All the Best,