Oh my poor blog. I will try to make sense out of this article, tell a random story maybe, but I am using my site for experimentation again. If this blog was a pig, it has all the rights to ask PETA for help. Too bad, this thing is already on my portfolio and it’s linked to all my social profiles therefore, Bux On Demand is half special and half molested.
People have a number of reasons why they blog – some just wanna share thoughts or content online and some aim to make money from it. Personally, I created one to kick start my freelance portfolio as it is easier to point people to something accessible online and serve the purpose of showing employers proof of my work. That’s the typical requirement. And making this blog my pig is also part of the dirty package.
If you want to try blogging for whatever reason, there’s actually a Blogger’s Code of Conduct. Just saying:
- Take responsibility not just for your own words, but for the comments you allow on your blog.
- Label your tolerance level for abusive comments.
- Consider eliminating anonymous comments.
- Ignore the trolls.
- Take the conversation offline, and talk directly, or find an intermediary who can do so.
- If you know someone who is behaving badly, tell them so.
- Don’t say anything online that you wouldn’t say in person.
Alright, this code of conduct makes perfect sense.
Moving on with the true purpose of this article – testing a plugin. In my line of work where we build and design websites and test plugins, there really is a need to setup a site to test stuff in. Needless to say, we can’t play with clients websites as we can’t risk breaking those. So now I am testing an autoblogging plugin (which I am not sure yet if it’s going to work or not) and we are looking for bugs, but I hope it works. Let me find an image that I can stick somewhere in this post. The plugin requires it, that’s why.
There, a robot image courtesy of Stock.XCHNG – one of the sites where I normally look for stock photos if needed. The internet is so funny, tons of pictures floating around but you can’t just go grab things and use them on sites. It’s either you take your own photos i.e. camera shots, maybe create unique images on Adobe PhotoShop OR you have to buy the rights to use some of the nicest photos available online. By the way, that’s another way to make money online – selling photos. Well I am not much of a photographer so its up to my readers to put whatever they see on this blog to good use. Here are 15 Places to Sell Your Photos showing a decent list of sites where you can sell your very own quality photos. My gosh, please don’t think about stealing photos, I don’t care if you ever think about cheating but those sites have metrics that you must meet to qualify for photo sales. I know for a fact that these sites really pay people for photos because we buy images from them. iStockPhoto for the most part, especially if we need specific shots that we can’t find among the no-cost ones.
Okay, I’m ending the blabber right here. I love my blog.