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Blogging Your Way to Financial Freedom

Blogging your way to financial freedom. Is it really possible? Personally, I’m rather sceptical. Unless you’re giving full-time attention to it and have a vast network of blogs and websites, then it’s hard I reckon. It’s possible, but it’s hard.

Being a blogger is just another job. You can create some side income with it like what Kenny Sia and a few others have done but I doubt that one can classify that as a passive income. It’s not really an investment-like venture. The reason is that if one neglects his blog, not much money can be made. Also, a lot of efforts need to be put to market your blog. Blogging professionally is more business-like I think.

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Blogging as a Business? What’s a blog anyway?

Blogging is one of the things that I actually enjoy doing. It has been an interesting journey so far. Apart from sharing ideas and thoughts, I also hope to earn some side income from my blog to keep me going. I treat my blog as a business.

Anyway, what’s a blog?

A blog, or a weblog is a website maintained by a person called the blogger. He/she posts interesting materials, his/her journal entries, pictures, videos, and more. Visitors are also usually able to leave comments and share their thoughts on the blog. I guess I can say that a blog is a more humanised version of a website. You are able to interact with people on a blog.

How to blog?

A blogger uses a blogging platform to maintain his/her blog. He uploads posts, materials, pictures, videos, musics and loads more through the blogging platform.

Blogging Platforms available out there?

There are many out there but I think the two common ones are WordPress and Blogger (Blogspot).

A wordpress blog’s URL is usually in the format of NAME.wordpress.com while a blogspot’s blog is in the form of NAME.blogspot.com.

Sometimes, people use either one of this blogging platforms and couple them with their own domain names. That”s when you are able to get something like www.nadlique.com to go with your blog. Unfortunately, this costs money. You’ll be spending on domain names as well as web hosting.

Recommended Reading(s)

A really good book that I’d recommend is Start Your Own Blogging Business by Entrepreneur Press and J.S. McDougall . This is the book that got me going the first time around.

In the future, we’ll look at things like how to profit from your blog and how to market your blog.

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Should I go for Mac or PC?

I’m in the market for a new computer. The machine I’m using right now can’t really cope with the work that I’m doing anymore.

On top of the usual word processing and etc, I’ll be using the new machine for some serious photo editing, video editing, website maintenance, and perhaps some intense graphic design kind of work in the near future. Also, I need a machine of a professional photographer’s standard.

Before, I was set on going for the Apple iMac. However, after doing some research, a Dell XPS Desktop seems to be more appealing. Cheaper and with better hardware. Plus, I don’t have to acclimatise myself with Apple’s environment.

What do you guys reckon? Mac or PC?

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Under Attack by a virus called XP ANTIVIRUS 2008 (How I got rid of it)

While surfing a webpage, all of a sudden, my firewall automatically turned off, and my wallpaper suddenly changed to a picture displaying “your computer has been infected by ‘so and so’ virus.”

I tried to revert back to my old wallpaper, but that option wasn’t available to me.

I tried to google my problem but I couldn’t get anywhere. I was instead forwarded  to random websites (browser hijacks???).

My reaction was, “oh shit, what now…

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ICS Monitoring Team: Your internet access is going to get suspended (VIRUS/WORM/TROJAN ALERT!!!)

Folks, if you receive the same e-mail message as below, please be careful. It’s got virus attached to it.

Once it arrives in your mail inbox, DELETE the message straight away. Don’t open the attachment.
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How to Solve WordPress 2.6 Problems (404 Error Message)

WordPress 2.6 was recently released. This morning, after backing up my blog contents, I decided to upgrade my WordPress 2.5.1 to WordPress 2.6.

After a successful attempt at upgrading, I tried clicking on links and posts on my blog. Crap… Problems… The main page of my website was alright but upon clicking posts and etc., the 404 Error Message came up.

What have I done??????

I tried disabling and enabling the plugins, tried doing this and that, but nothing seems to work.

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Download and use Bluebird WordPress Theme for free!!

Hey folks! 🙂

If you happen to like the Bluebird theme that I’m using at the moment and was wondering where to download it, visit this link >> http://randaclay.com/themes/bluebird/

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Asus Eee PC: How to change to Advanced Mode (Full Desktop Mode)

This entry is about my Asus Eee PC. It’s the instructions on how to switch from the EASY MODE Graphical User Interface (GUI) to a Windows-like GUI or better known as ADVANCED MODE.

This is the Easy Mode.

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Olympic Torch Invitation Virus Hoax – Burning Hard Disc Hoax

I’ve just received an e-mail prompting me to ignore any e-mail messages that arrives with attachments called “Invitation” or “Postcard”. Supposedly, it is a new virus called the Olympic Torch virus that if opened, will destroy the hard drive of your computer.

Folks, this e-mail is just a HOAX!!!

Read here:

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