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Archive for April 2009

We all know how important it is keep our computers clean…by the way, this isn’t a serious post! 😉  Here’s the perfect way to clean your computer from the inside. Take a look and tell me if it worked!! lol…

-Millie

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This post is a follow up on the previous one, which was on promoting your website/blog. There are many ways you can increase the traffic to your site. Here’s a round-up on some of them:

1. Use the HTML Meta tags – specify appropriate keywords that relate to your site or blog in the meta tags. Search engines look at these when looking for results. Also, use the header tags (H1, H2 etc.) more often.

2. Use keywords in your hyperlinks, e.g. instead of saying “click here to see that page“, say “on the article on website promotion…” And on your HTML pages, do NOT use frames. Most search engines do not crawl the content within frames for the information they are looking for.

3. Submit your website/blog to the main search engines: Google, Yahoo and Live. With this done, you have to wait patiently because it takes a while but eventually it does work out well.

4. Comment on related blogs. Increase your popularity on the blogosphere or on the web by writing on other related blogs or websites. Express your views and opinions by adding comments under posts and articles on other blogs. While you’re adding a comment, you might as well provide a link to your blog too.

5. Publish a newsletter – You don’t have to sell all of them but readers like to get free information in their mailbox. Write a newsletter with very good content and popularize your product/website or blog. Give good recommendations and make it interesting to keep your readers hooked.

6. Use online forums and message boards – post messages in a forum or like no 4. above, say something to add into the discussion and let your online presense be known. Use message boards too and don’t forget to add a link to your website or blog while you’re at it.

7. Broadcast yourself on YouTube and advertise your blog on Facebook – These two websites have millions of users whom you can reach to. Its a great way of telling the world about yourself, your products, your blog etc.

8. Advertise yourself in pay-per-click search engines like Google Adwords. The good thing about using method is that you only pay for the traffic you receive.

Hope this list helps you in building traffic…more tips coming soon!!

– Millie

I got a couple of really good websites that will promote your website/blog for free…and send you traffic too. I’ve used these sites and have got really good results with all. I’ll be posting an intensive article on website promotion and traffic, but for now I’ll just mention a couple of sites:

1. www.alphainventions.com – This site is cool, takes a few minutes to load – just enter in your website or blog URL, specify your category – eg. Technology, and then click on Validate. Once your site has been validated, it takes just 2 steps for you to send traffic on to your site…Its one of the best sites and its very easy-to-use!! try it today!

2. www.condron.us – This website allows you to add your website or blog onto their rotating list as well, you’ll get loads of traffic from here! Once the site loads, click on add your blog from the top right section of the page, then a popup window appears where you provide your email address, blog URL and specify the category of your blog. That’s it….click on submit and you’re done! check it out…

There’s going to be a long post soon on how to increase traffic on your blog, sometime next week…so watch out for it! and oh yeah – please feel free to contribute to my traffic-increasing blog post, tell me of sites which can help increase traffic and I’ll include it in my post – and in the process promote yours too!

– Millie

Mother Teresa

Mother Teresa

Anyway…

People are often unreasonable, illogical and self centered;
Forgive them anyway.

If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives;
Be kind anyway.

If you are successful, you will win some false friends and some true enemies;
Succeed anyway.

If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you;
Be honest and frank anyway.

What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight;
Build anyway.

If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous;
Be happy anyway.

The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow;
Do good anyway.

Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough;
Give the world the best you’ve got anyway.

You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and your God;
It was never between you and them anyway.

– By Mother Teresa

Ever looked for a file that you found difficult to locate? Sometimes you might not even remember the name of the file but you know there was a video file somewhere on your harddisk that you need to see…or an old word document you need to refer to. Many times, when you save a file, you tend to forget where it was saved or what it was called. The Windows Search tool comes in handy in such a situation.

Just remember the secret charater to search all file types, providing you know the file extensions, e.g. .jpg, .mov, .doc, .xls  and so on. Use the ‘*’ symbol for searching this file and the search wizard will list all the files on your harddisk with the corresponding file type. Its very simple, just click on Search all files and folders in the Search Wizard, then in the textbox type *.doc to search for all word documents, or *.jpg to search for all the picture or image files you have on your computer. This way you’ll also be able to locate lost files since it displays the root directories and shows where the file was saved.

This is a very helpful tip and very less people know about it. So next time just use this method and save yourself from scratching your head to jog your memory! lol…

Look out for different categories of posts – one of the new ones will be on programming in Visual Basic.

– Millie

Ganesha, also known as Ganpati or Vinayaka, is one of the best-known and most widely worshiped deities in the Hindu Religion. The son of Shiva and Parvati, Ganesha is the Lord of success and the destroyer of obstacles. Before we start any new venture, we normally pray to Lord Ganesha first as we believe every rightful deed done by us will definitely go successful. He is also worshipped as the God of Knowledge, Wisdom and Wealth.

As cited in one of the articles in About.com by Subhamoy Das, “Ganesha’s head symbolizes the Atman or the soul, which is the ultimate supreme reality of human existence, and his human body signifies Maya or the earthly existence of human beings. The elephant head denotes wisdom and its trunk represents Om, the sound symbol of cosmic reality. In his upper right hand Ganesha holds a goad, which helps him propel mankind forward on the eternal path and remove obstacles from the way. The noose in Ganesha’s left hand is a gentle implement to capture all difficulties.

The broken tusk that Ganesha holds like a pen in his lower right hand is a symbol of sacrifice, which he broke for writing the Mahabharata. The rosary in his other hand suggests that the pursuit of knowledge should be continuous. The laddoo (sweet) he holds in his trunk indicates that one must discover the sweetness of the Atman. His fan-like ears convey that he is all ears to our petition. The snake that runs round his waist represents energy in all forms. And he is humble enough to ride the lowest of creatures, a mouse”.

Getting back to this post, which relates to how technology helps us be closer to the Lord of Success, a few weeks back I discovered this wonderful website which allows its users to say a wonderful prayer online. Let’s admit it, in this fast day and age, people find it difficult to spend a few minutes to go to the temple everyday and say a silent prayer. This online Pooja has been made so creatively that you would want to bookmark the page and visit it several times. It only takes a few minutes but it truly gives me peace of mind, and it allows me to spend some time with Him.

Tech-wise, the website is made beautifully and is definitely worth a visit. Afterall, who wouldn’t want the Almighty’s blessings every once in a while?

Hope you enjoy it…have a blessed day!

– Millie

hey everyone! sorry you haven’t seen a post for weeks!!!! I’ve been away..I was in India for a month, looking after my granny! – rather, taking her for a tour around the city! lol…I had a great time. I missed posting on wordpress though!! but anyway, now I’m back with a bang!!!! with many new posts you’ll have to look out for!

I saw many pretty things during my stay there, but this was one of the best!!!! such pretty creatures…often less talked of!!!

Let’s get back to some tech talk – look out for the new content!

– Millie


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