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Cogs & Logs Blogging Part II

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I may have got a wee step ahead of myself in the order of these blog articles. You will see why as you read on.

The Kings of the Blogging World Blogger vs. WordPress

Which platform best suits your needs? Are you only looking for
a way to express your enthusiasm for a hobby? Or are you
looking for way to create followers as part of lead generation?
From playtime to full out business, there are decisions to be
made.

FREE Hosting ~ the good the bad and the ugly

Is Blogger free if you have to buy a domain name
[yourdomain.com]? Hosting it forever on Google
‘completely free of cost with no downtimes’
seems to be the draw.

If you are talking ‘self-hosted word Press’ then finding
a FREE hosting place is not much different.

What it all boils down to when talking ‘free’ is what is
offered?

Templates are wider and prettier for WordPress and there are
untold hundreds to choose from that come with WP plus more
are offered by hosting companies.

Blogger allows you to customize everything. But does that help
a new person understand that bandwidth comes from pretty
pictures and gadgets that supposedly create a pretty blog? The
more you bloat, the longer it takes for pages to load and the
costlier it becomes to carry a FREE blogger?

You could conceivably make the same mistakes with WP BUT
having it on a hosted site NOT FREE can make the difference
there as to what you learn and what is available.

Usability:

In terms of usability, Blogger is really easy to use, though
the interface is seen as chunky. WP is also easy to blog on
and the Dashboard (interface) is prettier and equally as easy
to use.

In fairness, I have researched feed back on both. The general
opinion seems to reflect the following;

Blogger is a free service given away by Google. Technically,
it is good but visually unappealing and its usability is
horrendous.

WP – WordPress, ( the site) offers a basic free version
that is good enough visually. WP makes its money off users
willing to pay more for control over appearance. Perhaps
generating such revenue through selling the service/product,
they have paid more attention to visual polish and usability.

Experience is probably the better teacher. However, having
said that, if you are new to blogging or your experiences
so far have been frustrating, then your choice may be made
clearer in that WordPress HOSTED professional version will
be worth that extra small monthly hosting fee to have all
the support and help you need in becoming a happy blogger.

There is a lot more to learn yet. Keep researching the
people who have made their mark in blogging. Be aware of
so many business choices, limitations, costs and learning
skills if you are to monetize successfully.

See you Monday with Part III …
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Bandwidth Exceeded Website Down

digital products

Working on net is a way of life for you and me. Being able to save what we do to our hard drive is step one. BUT getting it out there on the net is the only way we can profit from our work.

The big bear that shakes the foundation is “Bandwidth Exceeded” That means your work is no longer public. Your site is down.

What a notice to see written across the many places you
advertise. Your promotions sunk and your credits are being used
to tell the net you are not on top of your business.

  •     Fast Cash Attractions
  •     Adsense Potential
  •     Top 15 product offers
  •     100 Traffic Exchanges
  •      25 viral mailers
  •     50 safelists
  •     more …

ALL of the above and MORE stop you from developing the kind
of website that can mean profit vs. frustration.

Just Doing Time

This is what happens when there is no daily schedule of tasks or
order to promotional actions needed to keep any form of control.

‘Oh my gosh, I forgot to renew my domain name.’ Down Time – as
much as five days for that faux pax. Once in your career you will
do this. Forget.

Doing 175 chores means organization and good record keeping
better be your best friend or the dreaded BANDWIDTH
EXCEEDED
message will flood your eyeballs.

  • EVERY page you make that comes off your domain.
  • EVERY product review you do to encourage customers.
  • EVERY Lead Capture Page, they all eat up bandwidth.

So do those images you feel you just gotta have to make the page look
cool. NOT just the page or images per se, but every time you promote
them out there on the net, every time someone clicks your links, you
eat up the bandwidth. The return action you so desperately need adds
to the use of your bandwidth. Oh, did we forget over-stuffed email accounts?

Inactive – YOU or your subscribers

What comes first? Fear of failure or frustration from never
making a penny off your efforts?

Plan Your Work and Work Your Plan

It was not said for the  sake of good English nor to use to tell
others what they should do. This cool statement applies to
everyone and you in particular.

You are the captain of your ship and you decide the main hands
and duties they need to perform to take you where you want to
go. If you cannot deliver the cargo, you cannot get paid.

Choosing the right hosting company goes a long way to helping
you prevent these issues. Most are not there to hold your hand
nor warn you of limits exceeded though if they are worth their
salt, they will at least do that.

However, knowing how to prevent these issues. Knowing when
you are over the top on what you can handle. Knowing the power
of the pen can make you or break you in the right forms of
advertising. Knowing how to organize your time, prioritize daily
actions, and keep a good handle on both your mail and your
cPanel are not provided normally, costing extra.

You can be tagged as anything from straight lazy to too stupid to
be on the net. NONE of the above may apply to you from the
overkill in trying to create income to the misuse of your websites
to the tags, but they will apply to someone you know. AND you
may be on the verge of becoming one of them.

Check To See

Do you have a cPanel that gives you control of your hosting?
When was the last time you checked AWSTATS?
What about the error logs?
Does your hosting company provide WordPress hosting?
What software comes with your hosting that saves you dollars?
What training is available to go WITH what you pay for?
What is the support level? There? Prompt? Friendly?

ALL of the above will help you avoid disaster. ALL of the above is
your right to safe, secure hosting. If you do not have it then we
need to talk.

Have a prosperous Monday
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Mike Jeter – Telephone: NEW 1-216-258-1474 (EST)
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Sharon Ticknor – Telephone: 1-905-685-3013 (EST)

Contact Via Yahoo Instant Messenger:
Feel free to add your Admin Staff:
Fran – franniec41
George – gofermatch
Sharon – sharon.ticknor
Mike – mjeter45

ViralHost.com
Work with people who care! #1 in Training & support.
The hosting company with all the right business tools.
Including building your website as a hosted member.
Safe, secure, budget conscious. We’ve got your back!

Your Business Blogs you need to read
SEE The Blogroll on the side.

Places to learn, earn and share
ViralHost Conference Scheduler
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ViralHost Facebook Fan Page
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ViralHost Social Community
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