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My first ever Guest Post

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I recently posted my first ever guest post at comluv.com called 5 things I don’t miss about the good old days. A lot of other bloggers has told me that it was a great way to generate traffic to a new blog and to promote my blog on a blog that already receives a lot of traffic. So after got a good idea for a post I contacted Andy Bailey (the owner) from comluv.com and requested permission to be quest blogger in his community. I did not have to wait long before I received a mail that I was approved as a guest blogger. From that on there was no looking back, my first guest post was on the way. I made did some research found some nice pictures and in a couple of hours I have made my first guest post. I didn’t just send it on its way right away. I put it away for a day and the next day I read it for review and moved away some obvious mistakes I had made in the text. I submitted my post in my comluv dashboard and waited for it to be approved. When it was approved I received an e-mail with the date and time it was scheduled for release. The thing is that Andy does not just publish a guest post right away. He put then in a schedule and spread them out so all guest post get their minutes of fame. Instead of publishing 4 post in one day and none the next day the guest post are spread out so all guest bloggers have their post on the front page for a little week (depending on how many guest post there is of cause).

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So what did it gave me to post my first guest post on comluv.com after one week:

  • I have received 49 comments so far (Including my own replies)
  • I got 14 visitors to my blog from the comluv community (according to Google Analytics)
  • I received 5 credits for posting my post that I can use on comluv.com
  • I got a number of backlinks to my own blog from comluv.com
  • Best of all my guest post is still there to work for me and my blog 🙂

By the way if you have not got the new CommentLuv 2.9 plugin you should go and get it for your own blog. It is free and I think it is a great plugin.

That was all from me for this time. I would like to hear about your guest posting experience. Have you been a guest blogger? Was it worth it? How are you considering in order finding the best blog for your guest posts?

 

Egypt government had an Internet kill switch

Egypt government had an Internet kill switch

How do you isolate an entire country from the rest of the Internet?

Well it sounds like an impossible thing to do, but not in Egypt.
Under the recent demonstration in Egypt the government successful turned off the Internet for a couple of day in an attempt to control the demonstration. The first rumors reported that government officials contacted individual ISPs and told them to shut down their networks, and If not they would lose their license for running communication company. New reports tells that most of the Internet providers in Egypt are connect to the rest of the world through a single datacenter (Internet Exchange Point), which made it possible for the Egypt intelligence service to force it offline very effectively. The remaining connection to the rest of the world was closed doing some phone calls/arm-twisting.

Source

Facts about Egypt:Egypt_globe
Capital: Cairo
Population: 79,089,650
Area: 1,002,450 km2
Official language: Arabic

Help me I’m offline!

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Oh no, I am offline…!

Just as Egypt came back online, I went offline. Well okay I am not totally offline, I still have my smartphone, but that is not really the same. My phone line is also down (Yep I still have one of those old faction baby’s), so I need to wait for a technician from the phone company to fix it. As an IT professional it is so frustrating to have an IT problem and not be able to do anything about myself. Well it is really bad timing, because I have the day off tomorrow and didn’t have to be going to bed early tonight. I have all night free to optimize my blog and then my Internet is offline 🙁

So what to do when the Internet is down and all I can do are just to wait? Well I thought, how about writing a blog post about it? So I did and the subject was kind of obvious:Are you addicted to being online and connected all the time?

Let my start with a couple of questions and then answer them myself. Then maybe you want to drop me a comment and answer the same questions yourself:
Questions

My questions:

  1. How often do you visit your own blog and check for new comments?
  2. How often do you check your traffic statistics?
  3. How often do you post a new blog post?
  4. How often do you write comments on others blog?
  5. Are you addicted to being online and always been connected?

 

My answers:

  1. Well I check my blog everyday if possible.
  2. I check it a couple times of days at the moment to see if my traffic is improving.
  3. I try to post a blog post at least once a week.
  4. I try to write a couple of comments on related blogs each day at the moment.
  5. Well I guess I am at some point. Hate not to be able to get online when I want to.

 

Well this was my answers, how about you?

Happy birthday Wikipedia

Wikipedia

10 Years with Wikipedia

Today it is 10 years ago that Wikipedia started. I must say they have been a huge success. After Google I think it is my most used source for knowledge. Wikipedia has more than 3.5 million articles (in English) and the website is available in 262 languages. Imagine what we did before wiki? Looked it up in a book? 😉

If you wonder how big an success full Wikipedia is I can inform you that they have an Alexa rank of 6 (May 2013).

Congratulation Wiki, and keep up the good work.

The difference between a router and an access point

Access Point or Router?

I don’t know how many times I have been asked that question, but it is many times. It is really difficult for many people to understand the difference between an access point and a router. Many people go out and buy a router, when it actually was an access point they needed to get the job done.  In this post I will try to explain the difference between a router and an access point and when you need which.