Just made a new blog.

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  1. Pathfinder55 macrumors 6502

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  2. TravisReynolds macrumors regular

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    from what i learned about blogging, quality content pays off, so you should try writing more
     
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    I agree. Writing small blurbs will get you nowhere. On the other hand, writing more just to write more will also results in low quality. You need to express what you think about the news. If you don't, you're just a bad news site, and nobody will come back to read someone with no opinion.
     
  5. Pathfinder55 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Ya I've heard that from a lot of people. Thanks for the feedback.
     
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    Get your own domain too. It gives you a lot more credibility than a free account on Blogspot.
     
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  8. lofight macrumors 68000

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    Looks very nice! If is was you I wouldn't post too much, and work more on individual posts.. Like writing a professional review of a product or an application.

    I also play hockey.. :p do you play on ice or field?
     
  9. Pathfinder55 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Ice. Its fun. :)
     
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    me field, also fun :)
     
  11. Pathfinder55 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Does anyone know a ballpark answer?
     
  12. JDR macrumors regular

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    When I view a website and see spelling or grammar mistakes, it's a big turn-off for me. C'mon,

    "tomarrow"?
    "belive"?
    "...and it very cool."?
    "creture"?
    "basicly"?
    "Apple released there SDK..."
    "mabye"?

    I could go on, but you get the point. Omitting apostrophes in contractions, leaving out commas, and just plain old spelling mistakes will make it so that no one would ever take you seriously. Apple has a great application called "Dictionary" which, as you would guess, is a fast dictionary, and it even comes pre-loaded. I use it all the time.

    Sorry for the small rant...
     
  13. Pathfinder55 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Just posted my review of Call of Duty 4. Which is really long.
     
  14. lofight macrumors 68000

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    Nice that you have written a long review, but I haven't even read the whole review and it's full with mistakes. Is english your native language?
     
  15. Pathfinder55 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    No it's not.
     
  16. lofight macrumors 68000

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    what is it? Mine is flemish.
     
  17. Pathfinder55 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Can someone answer that?
     
  18. Pathfinder55 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Can someone tell me what kind of thing I can install or make an account in to find out how many people are viewing my blog. Some kind of stats for blogs. Do you know of any?
     
  19. JDR macrumors regular

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    Ah, ok. Apologies for my rant.....so what is your native language?
     
  20. faust macrumors regular

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    Depends, here is all you need. Wordpress is fairly popular with bloggers the last time I checked(Recent-ish?).
     
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    9 - 10 bucks.
     
  22. Pathfinder55 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Cool thanks for the info.
     
  23. Pathfinder55 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    “WordPress auto-install and upgrade, 160GB disk storage, 1.6 TB bandwidth, free domain, unlimited databases, 3000 email accounts, unlimited domain forwarding, Jabber support.” Dreamhost supports mod_security. (They call it "extra web security" in their control panel.)

    What does it mean by 3,000 email accounts?
     
  24. Pathfinder55 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I just posted my review of Flock. And I think I have every single word spelled right.
     
  25. desenso macrumors 6502a

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    A gadget and computer blog? Why didn't anyone else think of that. :rolleyes:
     

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