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Ash Bee Zone : The 2012 Blog Review


The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

4,329 films were submitted to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. This blog had 30,000 views in 2012. If each view were a film, this blog would power 7 Film Festivals

Click here to see the complete report.

 


\m/ .. 200 .. \m/


Finally, Yet another Milestone has been made in my Blogging yard. So again, it’s my time indeed to raise my bat and look far above in the sky to feel the brisk of this achievement.

It’s my 200th Blog Post in The Sweet Blog of Mine“Ash Bee Zone”. Starting from the end of  September 2010, and still running this end of the year 2012 , I’ve posted vivid Posts depicting my TalentsInterests, Opinions and Technical Knowledge. Got a lot of appreciation and bit criticism for my good, from many people over 2 years.

This time I was bit slower to complete a century. It took around more than 18 months since I’ve completed my last century. Due to my commitments in some urgent work, I was and still unable to balance my personal life with blogging. I therefore, apologize for not keeping my promises and retaining hiatus many times for a long time.

Thanks to all my Blogging mates (I still remember them and I often visit their blogs as well) who are more even experienced and remarkable than me in this field, like- Jingle, SiS, Olivia, Luke, Angela, Riika, Sophie, Emmanuel Ibok, Lynnaima. Ladynimue, Kellie Elmore, Shayla, Sam373, bodhirose, Tammy, Scent of my heart, Jamie Dedes, heather grace stewart, Sumit Sarkar, Tim, A.B. Thomas, fiveloaf, trisha, Dan Roberson, Luisask, The Reason You Come and others. Also, Thanking to all my Readers, who keep on visiting and probably getting something NEW from here. Without your support, I wouldn’t have given me so motivation and confidence to reach this Milestone.

Keep on visiting and supporting “Ash Bee Zone”, while I keep on Bringing something NEW for y’all and Never letting you down like I always promise .

Hopefully, I’ll reach 300 soon with all that love and appreciation.

 


101 Steps to Becoming a Better Blogger


Hello Guys !!

I’m back this time with some Technical Stuff.

Well as y’all know, Blogging is the one of the simplest way which can help you make good money online. As we all believe that Internet is a small universe of information and we often get paid to dig this universe. So lets start building your small world in it and name it as blogging to explore new information and get paid for our unique ideas through unique content.

We have attached a very good blogging file that will help you understand the concept of blogging and make money with it. And eventually, creating such Blogs, not only your earning Money, you are also giving some of your unique ideas and thoughts (whether in form of Art, Photography, Literature, Technical or any kind of interesting field.) to the concerned readers.

Once you understand the blogging concept then you are all set to start your blog and make money by becoming a Google Adsense Publisher. You can also become a publisher for Amazon to start selling their product and earn commission from them. But for all these things you first need to emphasis on Blogging and Promoting your Blog online. For that, you could refer to Famous Blogs, take some ideas from there about Site Promotion and Money Making.

Besides, I’ve something as a Gift for y’all. 😉

Recently, I’ve just read a E-book of ” 101 Ways To Becoming a Better Blogger “ by ” Ellie Harrison “. It is really interesting and i enjoyed a lot while reading this whole book. It’s just 43 page PDF file (about 607 KB size). It contains all the necessary and indeed worth helpful Blogging Tips, starting from the scratch, from Site Promoting to Money Making.

Well, It took me a whole day to read as I’m already a Blogger and know somewhat its Tricks and Trades. But still, got something NEW to learn more about Blogging, which I would follow in future. For dummies, It would take hardly a week I suppose. So, Let’s Get it Started.

You can DOWNLOAD this PDF of this E-Book.

Keep Blogging Fellows !!! 8)


\m/ .. 100 .. \m/


Finally, A Milestone has been made in my Blogging yard.

So, it’s my time to raise my bat and even jump higher to feel the brisk of this achievement.

My blogging Century

It’s my 100th Blog Post in The Sweet Blog of Mine, “Ash Bee Zone”. Starting from the September end, and still running this beginning April, I’ve posted vivid Posts depicting my TalentsInterests, Opinions and Technical Knowledge. Got a lot of appreciation and bit criticism for my good, from many people over this 6 months.

Thanks to all my Blogging mates who are more even experienced and remarkable than me in this field, like- Jingle, SiS, Olivia, Luke, Angela, Riika, Sophie, Emmanuel Ibok, Lynnaima. Ladynimue, Kellie Elmore, Shayla, Sam373, bodhirose, Tammy, Scent of my heart, Jamie Dedes, heather grace stewart, Sumit Sarkar, Tim, A.B. Thomas, fiveloaf, trisha, Dan Roberson, Luisask, The Reason You Come and others. Also, Thanking to all my Readers, who keep on visiting and probably getting something NEW from here. Without your support, I wouldn’t have given me so motivation and confidence to reach this Milestone.

Keep on visiting and supporting “Ash Bee Zone”, while I keep on Bringing something NEW for y’all and Never letting you down like I always promise .

Hopefully, I reach the 200 even with more pace and in less time.


Insert Music I-Pod in your Blog


Hello Bloggers !! 8)

I’m back again in the my Technical Yard section. I am about tell y’all something really cool and fascinating Stuff which is an awesome Widget for any Blog. Well this one, not only Blogger, but also other people would like it as well. I’m simply talking about a customized Music I-Pod Playlist, which runs on a GUI Music Player created by Mixpod.com, which simply plays Music of your selected Songs in a Playlist. It’s a very Cool Stuff to add in your Blog as many people like to have such thing in a blog these days. So just try it once for sure.

Not only for Blogs Like- WordPress and Blogspot, Add a Mixpod to any webpage and make people to listen to your Music Playlist. Every time someone visits your blog, He/She will be able to hear the Music of your selected Playlist on your very own Mixpod. Ohh !! That sounds really Cool huh !! 8)

It’s very very simple to add to your Blog.

First of all, visit the Official Mixpod Website, where you’ve to Create an account by Signing up at there. It’s just simple, like you create an account in Facebook. Just fill up the necessary details and then, You’re done !!

After making an account on there, It’s time to Create a New Playlist by clicking the required Tab for that. Here you’ve to first, choose a Skin which you would like to have in your Music Player. There are plenty of options to choose any one of them. Some of them like- Mixpod, MixTape, Old School,Ninja, Jeroen V2 etc. are typically MP3 Players only. Whereas, some other players like – Sidekick, MyPod Touch, Minipod, MyPod Nano etc. are MP3 and Music Video Players as well.

Out of them, My personal favorite is ‘ MyPod Touch ‘, because of its very cool look. 😉 8)

Anyways, after selecting Player Skin, it’s time to Create a Playlist of your favorite songs. Well, this job is very very easy as Mixpod gives you a place to search your favorite song and then add it to your Playlist. You could even change the order of the Songs, by dragging any particular song to the desired position. Otherwise, there is an option to Sort the songs in either Ascending or Descending order. You could even change your Player’s skin as well as Mixpod gives an option to select a Skin, if you are not satisfied with the Previous Skin.

After Creating your Music Playlist of your Music Player, Save the Playlist, by giving a Name(required) and description (optional) to it. Also, select some other options to describe the Genre and Category of your Playlist. You could even give some Tags to it as well. Now, your Playlist is defined as well.

You can now Save it, when you’re all done with the required formalities, and collect the HTML code for your playlist, which you could even Post on your Blog. However, You would be asked to Share/Post this Playlist in Website. Then, Go to Other Sites Tab, Click on ‘More‘ and then, on WordPressbutton. It would ask for your WordPress Username, its Password and Blog’s URL. Fill those spaces and Post it. But, it would automatically make it as a Post in Blog. 😛

For inserting it as a Widget on your WordPress Blog.

Copy the HTML Code from the Blog Post . Then Go to Dashboard -> Appearance -> Widgets. Drag the HTML Text Tab on your sidebar Menu. Paste the HTML Code, add a suitable Heading (your wish) and Save/Activate it.

Finally, you’ve inserted it in your Blog. It plays automatically whenever any visitor comes to your Blog. You and other visitors would get to see the Mixpod Player playing all your favorite songs added in your Playlist, all exclusive in your Blog. Honestly speaking, I have used it long time ago and even used it for a very long time as well. But all those Fun has ended now, as I’m done with it and removed that thing. 😛

But It’s not BAD thing to have it. You could atleast try at once.
!! Just make one and Have Fun !!


Free 10 Tips to Promote Your Blog


If you want to grow your blog, then it’s critical that you take time to promote it. Unfortunately, the old theory, “if you build it, they will come,” doesn’t apply to blogs. With over one hundred million blogs being tracked by blog search engines such as Technorati, publishing compelling content isn’t enough to drive awareness and traffic for your blog. Instead, you need to invest in some old-fashioned sweat equity to give your blog a traffic boost. The 10 free blog promotion tips below will help you get started.

1. Comment On Other’s Posts

An easy way to give your blog a promotional boost is by commenting on other blogs. Each time you comment, enter the same name and URL in the corresponding fields in the blog comment form. Doing so will help your search engine optimization efforts over time. When you leave relevant, interesting and useful comments on other blogs (particularly those that are related to your own blog’s topic), people will notice and follow the link back to your blog to learn more about you and read more of what you have to say.

2. Post Frequently

Posting frequently can boost your search engine traffic. Each new post acts as a new entry point for search engines to find your blogs. Writing with search engine optimization in mind can also boost the potential each of your posts has to lead traffic to your blog.

3. Participate in Online Forums

Join forums related to your blog topic and become an active, contributing member. Include a link to your blog in your forum signature, so it’s always available to other members.

4. Use Social Media

Leverage the promotional opportunities that the social web provides. Join social networking sites like Facebook and LinkedIn and include links to your blogs and recent posts in your profiles. Join social bookmarking sites like DiggStumbleUpon and Deliciousand submit great content (not just your own). Additionally, consider jumping on the microblogging bandwagon and join Twitter. All of these efforts will increase awareness of your blog and give it added exposure.

5. Link to Other Blogs in Your Own Posts

Try to include links to other blogs in your own blog posts. Refer to other blogs you enjoy reading or specific posts you found particularly interesting. When those other blogs have the trackback feature turned on in their blogging software programs, you’ll automatically get a link back to your own blog in the comment section of those posts. At the very least, the other blogger will see the incoming links from your blog in their blog statistic reports, putting you and your blog on his or her radar, and that means more exposure for you.

6. Include Your Blog Link

Basically, include your blog URL everywhere you can. Your email signature and business cards are two of the most obvious places to promote your blog with a link or printed URL, but don’t be afraid to think out of the box. Promotion is key to success when it comes to blogging. Don’t be shy about tooting your own horn!

7. Hold a Blog Contest

Blog contests are a great way to attract new visitors to your blog. The most important thing to remember when using a blog contest as a promotional tool is to get the word out about the contest by announcing it on contest websites.

8. Join a Blog Carnival

Blog carnivals are an easy way to get links to your blog in front of a lot of people. The more closely related to your blog topic that the carnival is, the more traffic you’ll get from it.

9. Guest Blog

Offer your services as a guest blogger for other blogs in your niche, particularly ones that get more traffic than yours does. Guest blogging is a great way to get links to your blog and your own thoughts and writing in front of people who are likely to be interested in learning more about you and your blog.

10. Write Multiple Sites and Link Them Together

The more blogs or websites that you write, the more interlinking is possible. That interlinking can be used to promote your blog through different channels that might attract different audiences. Create an integrated blog marketing plan by aligning your promotion efforts across your various blogs and websites to reap the biggest rewards.


Insert ‘Flag Counter’ in your Blog


Well Guys !!
I’ve just found an amazing cool Stuff which is an awesome Widget for my Blog. It’s just a Flag Counter, which simply counts the number of visitors from different countries across the Globe. It’s a very Cool Stuff to add in your Blog. Here you’ll get an idea about the countries of visitors viewing your Blog.

Not only for Blogs Like- WordPress and Blogspot, Add a free Flag Counter to any webpage and collect flags from all over the world. Every time someone from a new country visits you, a flag will be added to your counter. Not only will this make your site far more interesting, but clicking on your Flag Counter will reveal amazing information and charts!

It’s very very simple to add to your Blog.
1st of all, visit the Official Flag Counter Website. Then create your very own Flag Counter.
For that, you’ve got two options for representing the Visiting Stats :-
(a) Top Countries – where you could see Flags of Top Countries in order
(b) Flag Map – where you could see a World Map with Flags of all Visiting Countries
However, (b) is bit hectic . So I recommend you Try (a) . 😉
Further options are very simple and understandable. You’ll easily get with it. 😀 8)

When your done with the desired settings, Click on the button “Get your Flag Counter”. After that, it would ask for your e-mail, so that you could have an access to manipulate or change settings of your Flag Counter. You could even Skip the Option if you don’t want to manipulate so in future. Then you’ll get the HTML Code for your Flag Counter, which you could even Post on your Blog.

For inserting it as a Widget on your WordPress Blog like I’ve done in mine, copy the HTML Code from the Flag Counter Website Code Box . Then visit to you Blog. Go to Dashboard -> Appearance -> Widgets. Drag the HTML Text Tab on your sidebar Menu. Paste the HTML Code, add a suitable Heading (your wish) and Save/Activate it.

Finally, you’ve inserted it in your Blog. It automatically counts the Page Views of your Blog and categories every visitor in respective countries. You and other visitors would get to see the Page views from different counties of your Blog.

!! Just make one and Have Fun !!


Various Reasons To Become a BLOGGER


Well guys !!
Since I’m a BLOGGER right now. What I’ve seen and experienced so far, I generally share out here in front of y’all. Now, It’s time to share another piece of my thoughts, which might lay some interest to others around here ;).

Well, After enjoying so much in BLOGGING from a month since I’ve made my account at WordPress, I had really an amazing Rollercoster experience so far at here. I’ve got a chance to express n’ share my views n’ thoughts and also, showing my skills. Apart from that, I’ve got tons of compliments for my work from many Bloggers across the Globe. 😉

So therefore, As a matter of fact, I’ve got a DAMN Reason to keep on BLOGGING for sure. 😉 😛
Not only for me fellows, It’s so GOOD for You as well. You could even try out at here to share your Ideas and explore something. Though It’s kinda BORING initially that you’ve to do the typing work here for a posting your thoughts, but still It’s more Fun and Exciting to do so. You’ll be Habitual for that in future. 😉 😛

So regarding this, There are following various Reasons to BLOG at here (not only WordPress, even also at Blogspot :P), which I’m gonna discuss in brief right now. So Here are the following advantages that you’ll definitely get when you are BLOGGING.

Feeling and Making The Improvements

  • Writing skills

One thing blogging has improved a lot in my life is my writing skills. I have noticed that my writing skills started to improve rapidly during the first few months I started blogging. And soon, I realized that my writing was becoming a bit professional. 😉

My writing skills improves because when I blog, I write. Writing is the best way to improve your writing skills, right? Obviously. And when I write, I need information and I go to read other blogs too. And reading is another essential for improving your writing skills. Infact, I’ve got rid from the Habit of writing short texts which I’ve got from Facebook and Twitter. 😛

  • Communication skills

When you blog, you get feedbacks. And when it comes to feeding back the feedbacks, you have to communicate. And when you learn to communicate, you improve your communication skills and learn to communicate better. However, It’s mandatory to have nice communications with people at here, unlike what we do and talk shit in Facebook and Twitter. 😛

  • Thinking skills and creativity

Blogging can give your mind some good exercise. A good blog post takes effort to write, right? Right. And you can get creative with your blog posts too. It’s a very very very good platform to show your creativity in form of Poetry, Essay or anything. You just share it and get a feedback from others for sure. 😉
Well, I’ve fond this place as a very nice platform to express my views and showing my talents. 8)

 

Getting and Siezing The Opportunities

  • To Make mistakes and learn from it (experience)

You will make some mistakes as you blog, and that’s cool , because if you make mistakes, you will learn and will not repeat the same mistakes in life. And this is how you beome an Experienced Pro. Blogger at here. 8) 😉

  • To Make friends

Blogging is a great place to meet some really genuine people and make friends with them. You get some brilliant minds to interact across the globe. You both get something new to learn from each other. Trust me, Here you would be having bit more good friends and better interaction than Twitter, Facebook and Orkut. But be careful who you make friends with! It’s all upto you Folks !! 😛

  • To Make money

You also got the chance to put Google Adsense to your blog and make a little money through it. Although I don’t focus on making money, some other bloggers do. They make money though Google Adsense, advertising, affiliates, and even writing blog posts for other people. Some of them even make a living out of blogging! However, you need to use the right tactics and strategies. 8)

  • To Help others

By writing useful articles, you help other people solve their problems or discover something. It’s very noble that we are helping people through our blog posts. It would give you happiness to everybody for sure. At the same time, you make friends. 🙂

  • To Inspire people and make a difference

Blog posts also sometimes inspire people to do better. You could write an inspirational, motivational, or a thought-provoking blog post. Well, I’ve got inspirations from some of my college friends who are fond of BLOGGING. It’s not that I’ve followed them or trying to be like them. It’s that from them, I’ve got a place to express my views and thoughts.

Now after watching me BLOGGING very well so far, Some of my nice friends are now getting inspired from me and even started BLOGGING as well. May be You would also come along in this List. Hee Hee 😛

  • To Build name/brand and get Famous

If you write a lot of good articles and help a lot of people, you build your name/brand on the web. Blogging might even make you famous one day. Well, It’s Hardand Tough to achieve, But not Impossible. So, Just be patient and write something that gonna work out to attract people and ultimately get that achievement. 😉

  • To Listen and learn from feedbacks

It’s very mandatory to have feedbacks on your blogs from others. Without them, You’ll never get to know where you and your level of Blogging really stands. You can find out your readers’ thoughts and suggestions about your stories or ideas by looking in the comments section. You get appreciations and compliments which would make you feel Good and Proud. But Sometimes, there might even be quality comments like constructive criticism, that teaches us to become better. Just Be matured to handle the criticism.

Well after posting many thing around here, got many comments in form of appreciations and criticisms. I’ve accepted the both and moving forward. 😉

  • To have Experiment and research

Blogging gives you to opportunity to experiment and research. You get to know more about the concerned topic. For example you could see which type blog post is more popular and why that is so.

  • To Learn about what life really is

Sometimes, blogging gives you a perspective of life. There are many bloggers in millions at here, who are sharing about their successes and failures, whatever happened so far in their Life. It would first of all, inspires you a lot and secondly, you would get a real picture of the world. Not only them, You could even share something around that would inspire someone and teach them the reality of Life. Moreover, It’s Unlike – Facebook and Twitter, where you get a lot of fake People building the heights of Lie. 😛 Even sometimes, you get hate comments and there are people who will become jealous of you. Well, that is what real life is like too. In fact, I think most of the things in blogging apply to real life. Blogging also teaches you how to deal with the real life situations.

  • To Become a leader

When you write useful articles and get lots of blog readers/followers, you are being a leader. With that, you can accomplish more and help others grow. I know it’s hard to achieve, but not that tough as well. Just try to post some good articles at here. You just never know, you would be Leading ahead of the Game someday. 😉 8)

  • To Create something new and valuable

By blogging, you can create something new, original, and valuable and share it in your blog with your friends and other fellow bloggers. But It’s upto your creativity skills which would make your post readable and valuable enough to others. Try to make something new. Innovative and Genuine thoughts are most welcome every time at here.

However, You can refer to other bloggers’ post, just to get an idea on certain desired topics. But Don’t Copy their whole ideas and innovations. That’s too Cheap and very Pathetic. 😛

 

Acquiring and Possessing The Privileges

  • To Explore and learn something Interesting

As you blog, you will learn more things. Usually people blog about a certain topic that they are passionate about. Blogging will expand your knowledge about that topic very much. Since I’ve started blogging, my knowledge about Music, Poetry, and even, Technology and Blogging increased a lot. Plus, you get many posts regarding any kind of topic you are seeking interest. The more you explore at here, The more you get to know from there. 😉 8)

  • To Express and share your thoughts

Let’s say you are passionate about something. And blogging is a grand ultimate place to express and share your passions, and be heard. So Keep on Expressing your Thoughts and just Puke your Ideas Out !! 😛

  • To Keep in touch with everybody

Like Facebook and Twitter, Personal blogs are a terrific way to keep in touch with your friends or family from different parts of the world, by posting stories, videos, pictures, etc. Not only your family and friends, you could stay in touch with other bloggers as well. 😉

 

And Finally, Blogging is….

  • A better use of time

Instead of using your free time for playing that favorite computer game of yours or even chatting at Facebook or Twitter, why not write a new blog post? Not only You left Those habits of playing PC Games and Facebooking and Twittering, You also get all those advantages, improvements, oppurtunites and privilidges (that I’ve already discussed above earlier) guarenteed. 😉 8)

  • A journey

When you post articles, you are like writing a diary or a journal. After some time, when you look back at your oldest posts to your newest posts, you can understand more about yourself and learn to improve. You get to realize about your improvement so far.

  • A Fun

You know, it’s fun writing articles on topics you are passionate about, helping people solve problems, and doing blogging stuff for sure!! You just try it once my friends. You would get so fascinated with it that you would stay here more than Facebook and Twitter. 😛

  • A Discipline

When you are blogging, you discipline yourself by finding the time to blog or sticking to a posting schedule. It’s sometimes kinda addictive, but you’ll get used to with it and try to set a proper time for that. But still, Don’t be so addictive with it. It’s not a whole life. Just create a balance and a proper Time Management between your BLOGGING and your work. 😛

It’s a good challenge to take up. It raises your self-esteem and gives you the ability to do more difficult tasks. (Yes, I’m not perfect in my blogging consistency. But I’ll try and try again to stick to posting somehow, whenever I either get time or any Idea structs in my mind ) 8)

 

So guys !! Such reasons really prove that BLOGGING is a Fun indeed. 😉 You too could even try out to make a BLOG and post some nice innovative ideas to express and share with us. If You wanna express and share something that people would like to see and then, quote something. Then Buddy, Don’t be confined to Facebook and Twitter. Just Sign Up right now, Make your Profile, Create your BLOG and Join the world of BLOGGING Fellows !! 😉 😛