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RE: Blogs - 13/11/2009 11:42:06 AM   
Timon


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From: Bristol
I hate the idea of blogs, posting away with little stories that you think people care about when they don't, or revealing every part of your lives to people....

So imagine how happy I was when work said they wanted all the writers to start up blogs to build up 'online profiles' so our articles get credence from the online community.

So I give you - http://timonsingh.posterous.com/

Christ, it's shit. I've padded it out with a few past articles from work.

If anyone can give me a few tips about blogging, I'd appreciate it because currently I'm throwing my mouse at the monitor in frustration.


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RE: Blogs - 13/11/2009 2:57:24 PM   
Windsmeare

 

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Always have a link to a picture of you posing in speedos.  Male or female does not matter. 

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RE: Blogs - 13/11/2009 3:18:03 PM   
Timon


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Yeah, I kind of what to keep it work related....

Not "What colours make me think of Springtime"-esque blog.


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RE: Blogs - 13/11/2009 6:18:50 PM   
steflon


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From: London
i started one

http://onedayiwillhavehenchmen.blogspot.com/

mainly there to write down my rantings that i enjoy thinkin about but then forget all about!

havent thought of any in a while heh heh


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RE: Blogs - 14/11/2009 3:49:43 PM   
KnightofZyryab


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http://alcentrodelaberinto.blogspot.com/

The coolest thing about my blog is the web address ...

I write mainly film reviews, sometimes books and copy and paste previous reviews from older films when I feel like it.

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RE: Blogs - 14/11/2009 4:06:15 PM   
HIM


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From: Star Trekkin', across the universe
quote:

ORIGINAL: Timon

I hate the idea of blogs, posting away with little stories that you think people care about when they don't, or revealing every part of your lives to people....

So imagine how happy I was when work said they wanted all the writers to start up blogs to build up 'online profiles' so our articles get credence from the online community.

So I give you - http://timonsingh.posterous.com/

Christ, it's shit. I've padded it out with a few past articles from work.

If anyone can give me a few tips about blogging, I'd appreciate it because currently I'm throwing my mouse at the monitor in frustration.



No offence Timon but your Blog is pretty much just recreating news stories I've already read on the BBC website. It's quite dry and little dull. Again, no offence. A Blog needs to be more personal. What's YOUR opinion on the extravagance of Al Maktoum Airport? Have you ever been to the Emirate's? Do you like the idea of the Cloud above London? You did seem to start off this way and you did comment on the Persian Army thing but only to say you were a history buff and it was worthy of note.

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RE: Blogs - 14/11/2009 7:20:17 PM   
Timon


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quote:

ORIGINAL: HIM

quote:

ORIGINAL: Timon

I hate the idea of blogs, posting away with little stories that you think people care about when they don't, or revealing every part of your lives to people....

So imagine how happy I was when work said they wanted all the writers to start up blogs to build up 'online profiles' so our articles get credence from the online community.

So I give you - http://timonsingh.posterous.com/

Christ, it's shit. I've padded it out with a few past articles from work.

If anyone can give me a few tips about blogging, I'd appreciate it because currently I'm throwing my mouse at the monitor in frustration.



No offence Timon but your Blog is pretty much just recreating news stories I've already read on the BBC website. It's quite dry and little dull. Again, no offence. A Blog needs to be more personal. What's YOUR opinion on the extravagance of Al Maktoum Airport? Have you ever been to the Emirate's? Do you like the idea of the Cloud above London? You did seem to start off this way and you did comment on the Persian Army thing but only to say you were a history buff and it was worthy of note.



Yeah, that's kind of what I'm doing... using it to direct people to articles I've written for work on their sites.
I could make it more personal I guess... I've just not a blogger... yet. We'll see.

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RE: Blogs - 15/11/2009 11:04:33 PM   
Timon


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HIM, I've followed your advice. I think I'll do a Movie Roundup every week.... not extensive, but exercise my film geek side.

For example Brian Cox may be in The Hobbit.

http://timonsingh.posterous.com/tis-weekly-movie-round-up-15102009

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RE: Blogs - 16/11/2009 12:34:53 PM   
Titanm21


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I do one called www.uniquemick.blogspot.com

Its just my work blog regarding work I do on small press comics/books. Like someone said before its mostly for friends and family to check out.

Also I hope to use it to attract more artists to my scripts to get them made.

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RE: Blogs - 21/11/2009 3:59:22 PM   
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After reading this post earlier in the week, I got around to starting my own environmental blog, (more info in the Kids and Babies thread about it);

http://www.greensheenblogger.blogspot.com/


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RE: Blogs - 7/12/2009 3:54:13 PM   
adambatman82

 

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In response to Swordandsandals previous thread in Off-topic, I would like to recommend Wordpress. I used Blogspot for a long while, only to move over to wordpress this summer. It has many more features, a wider community (which is great for website traffic), and is downright easier to use than the buggy nightmare that was Blogspot.

Check out the link in my signature for the sort of thing Wordpress can achieve with very little technical know how!

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RE: Blogs - 7/12/2009 4:08:09 PM   
swordsandsandals


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Hope Lies looks quite cool. How do you get people reading what you write? My thinking is, no one wants to know what an obnoxious 19 year old in Edinburgh who watches too many films is actually thinking. Why should they care, really?

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RE: Blogs - 7/12/2009 4:10:55 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: swordsandsandals

Hope Lies looks quite cool. How do you get people reading what you write? My thinking is, no one wants to know what an obnoxious 19 year old in Edinburgh who watches too many films is actually thinking. Why should they care, really?


Court needless controversy? Never fails.


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RE: Blogs - 7/12/2009 4:19:31 PM   
swordsandsandals


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So something along the lines of:

The Nazis Weren't All That Bad

Heath Ledger - Why I Don't Miss Him

Dan Schneider: Hero, Icon, Legend.

That should get me noticed.


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RE: Blogs - 7/12/2009 5:33:39 PM   
adambatman82

 

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Im not really sure why people read it, but basically they find the site through wordpress, google or the IMDB, as I link all of my reviews to the external reviews section of there. I've been really busy of late, so havent really dedicated as much time as I would like to it, but generally speaking the more you write the more people will stumble across your site.

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RE: Blogs - 7/12/2009 5:35:26 PM   
swordsandsandals


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quote:

ORIGINAL: adambatman82

Im not really sure why people read it, but basically they find the site through wordpress, google or the IMDB, as I link all of my reviews to the external reviews section of there. I've been really busy of late, so havent really dedicated as much time as I would like to it, but generally speaking the more you write the more people will stumble across your site.


What do you mean by linking your reviews to imdb?


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RE: Blogs - 7/12/2009 9:33:05 PM   
mustbebunnies


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From: in a glass cage of emotion
I've just started writing one. Been planning to post up things I've jotted down in notepads etc, 'cause I've always liked writing, just couldn't be bothered to do it online, Although now I'm finding i
I'm still too lazy to update it regularly.

http://wonkypath.blogspot.com/

So far just two posts. I think the new years resolution may be to get on with it. Hopefully will be thoughts on a bit of everything-whatever takes my fancy really. Probably not hard hitting news events though, 'cause I'm a bit thick...

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RE: Blogs - 7/12/2009 11:22:27 PM   
adambatman82

 

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quote:

ORIGINAL: swordsandsandals

quote:

ORIGINAL: adambatman82

Im not really sure why people read it, but basically they find the site through wordpress, google or the IMDB, as I link all of my reviews to the external reviews section of there. I've been really busy of late, so havent really dedicated as much time as I would like to it, but generally speaking the more you write the more people will stumble across your site.


What do you mean by linking your reviews to imdb?



On each IMDB listing there is something called "external reviews". Here's the one for Inglourious Basterds, as an example (my site is listed as number 52) -

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0361748/externalreviews

Basically, if you scroll to the bottom you can select to Update this page, and add your own review link. Then everytime someone goes to IMDB to look at a particular film theres a chance they will follow your link and end up at your site! I get at least five pieces of traffic from IMDB a day. My record is well over 150 a day courtesy of IMDB, which really adds up over a month.

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Post #: 78
RE: Blogs - 8/12/2009 9:34:43 AM   
Squidward Hark Bugle

 

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I have a blog. I won't tell you how to find it, though.

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RE: Blogs - 8/12/2009 9:21:27 PM   
ChickMagnet

 

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From: Salford
http://vintageblogging.blogspot.com/

My wrestling related one. Theres tonnes of wrestling ones out there but they all seem to be American, thought it'd be good to get brit ideas out there

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RE: Blogs - 10/12/2009 4:30:01 PM   
steflon


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http://onedayiwillhavehenchmen.blogspot.com/

new one up


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Post #: 81
RE: Blogs - 10/12/2009 8:08:09 PM   
markdavies


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From: Middlesbrough
New post on the old blog!

http://thegreatnorthstrum.blogspot.com/

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RE: Blogs - 10/12/2009 9:07:43 PM   
Kilo_T_Mortal


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I don't even read famous people's blogs if that helps anyone with their motivation.

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RE: Blogs - 21/12/2009 6:48:49 PM   
swordsandsandals


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http://filavolitics.wordpress.com/

It's like Film, Travel and Politics. Geddit? Apart from I haven't written about Travel or Politics yet.

It's up but there isn't much on it yet. You may enjoy the Top Films of 2009 list though.


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RE: Blogs - 3/1/2010 12:43:09 PM   
richCie


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i'm trying to set up a new blog after i started on tumblr. but it's not posting my blogs atm. damn you wordpress. i was all excited cos it looks alot better than tumblr.
if it works then i'll link it...

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RE: Blogs - 3/1/2010 12:56:25 PM   
richCie


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ok i started one yesterday on tumblr but then realised that it wasn't really what i was after for a blog - sooo i'm back with a new one on wordpress.

so far it contains a book review i posted on this forum anyway so nothing too exciting yet - but regardless if anyone wants to have a gander and don't worry i will update it just as soon as i do/read/watch anything interesting enough to write about.

http://richcie.wordpress.com/

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RE: Blogs - 17/1/2010 5:53:59 PM   
markdavies


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Launch of Great North Strum 2 on the Blog @http://thegreatnorthstrum.blogspot.com/

Cheers,

Mark.

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RE: Blogs - 15/2/2010 10:04:41 PM   
steflon


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hey looky, i finally got another another blog up http://tinyurl.com/ybymewk

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RE: Blogs - 12/4/2010 2:37:22 AM   
DrCox


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Here's mine!

http://nerd-like-me.blogspot.com/

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RE: Blogs - 24/4/2010 11:56:14 PM   
paul_ie86


Posts: 11422
Joined: 4/1/2007
From: Chelsea Hotel #2
http://whendowegettolive.wordpress.com/

Here's my new one.

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