Use TAGS efficiently to increase your Blog visibility

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Every time you write a tutorial or a movie review or a funny story or a serious issue, you want your post to be read. And you want your post to be higher in search engine results. So you use links, good content, pictures, references, and tags.

The Tags. If you don’t know what a Tag is and why people use it, see this entry in WordPress.com Support. (Honestly speaking, if you read all the support section on WordPress.com, you don’t need to read rest of this post)

A tag helps indexing your post in search databases and WordPress uses tags to keep track of things/topics in the(ir) Blog World. The tags on WP are similar to “labels” on Blogger.com.

So whenever one thinks he/she has written a good post, he/she tries to insert as many tags as possible. And believe me, that’s not a good idea. Not in the terms of SEO on WP. (SEO= Search Engine Optimization)

Why using lots of tags is not a good idea? Read this.

The Global Tag Listings at WordPress.com aggregate all published posts attached to any particular tag or category.

If you want your post or blog to be listed in Global List, which is one of the best way to get readers, you have to use tags and categories efficiently.

Few tips:

=> Use specific tags. Keep them limited but as relative as possible.

=> Create and use categories. Using them keeps your blog organized.

=> Stop misusing tags. If you try using a famous tag on a post on totally different topic, that may produce unwanted results. Most probably, your post will be blacklisted or marked or flagged or something like that for misuse of tags.

Anyway, its your choice. Some bloggers are never interested in SEO or page rank or reader count. If you are one of them, then don’t bother and do whatever you like with your blog. πŸ™‚
There is no harm in using lots of tags. No one is going to punish you for using your own blog in your own way πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

Cheers

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Work (Balance) Blogging

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Blogging is good. Good in many ways. Good if you know how to manage it.

Many of the bloggers blog from work. Some of them do it because they can spare time for it and some because they don’t have computers at home (probably because they live in rented flats or can’t afford a laptop yet πŸ˜‰ ).

Few bloggers are full-time bloggers. They are either retired individuals or the blogging earns their living.

Now, for others, i.e. spare-time bloggers, I have a question.

How do you manage the balance between work and blogging?

I am asking this question because I forced a blogging break on myself just to concentrate on some important things. I was unable to balance these two things properly and ended up trashing one of them (blogging of course).

What happens is, as you keep blogging, you get new readers. Most of them are bloggers and they do write interesting things. So you go read, comment and find more people and make friends etc.

Now, here is a realistic example. I know quite a few bloggers now. And I like to read their blogs. Lets say I like 20 blogs. Three or Four of them write nearly daily. Seven ot Eight write thrice a week. Some of them write irregularly and some of them write stories and stuff (I know 3-4 short story writers).

Approximately, I get around 15 new posts every day in my RSS Reader. Even if I don’t have to read all of them, still 12 posts are there. And if I am busy and miss opening Reader for one day, the count reaches to 20. Then it increases gradually in next few days. And one does not read only blogs. There are other sites and news and many things. So gradually it becomes an overloaded truck.

Now a post of approx 250 words takes some time reading if its on some good subject. There are references to other sources (if you bother to read) and then time to understand the subject. Then if there are already few comments there it adds more time as we read them too.

I am not finding an excuse for not reading or writing or commenting. Its just I find it very difficult to manage all friends and their blogs and your own blog at same time.

At there are some people who comment only if you comment on their blogs. But they are very few.

And there are some people who are always very busy but still comment on my posts even I post after a decade. πŸ™‚

Anyway, I am leaving this post halfway as I think you have got my point.

I just want to know how people manage their time. Mostly the people who use net from workplace (like me).

I wanted to make this post much like Nita’s any statistics and facts post. But then its me!! If I started writing very good posts here, then how can I live up to my reputation of confused blogger??Β  πŸ˜€Β  No. its not an award, its what I think I am. Confused like this post.Β  πŸ˜€

Life, Plans, Mess, God, Dad

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There is nothing more irritating than not being able to blog regularly. Twitter gave me some relief and now I think I am starting to get addicted to it. But still I haven’t forgotten I have a blog here.

Yesterday, while looking in my bookshelf, I found a small notebook which I instantly recognized as One of my failed attempts of daily diary. I have written only 4-5 time since I purchased it 6 months ago πŸ˜€
Anyway, I sat down and read through. Last entry was incomplete and I remembered why it was so. On previous day to last entry, I had listed things I can do but I don’t, things I should do but I don’t and Things I can learn to do.

And then I realized what a fool I am. One day, in bad patch of my life I wrote down most useful things I have ever written or thought of and I was foolish enough to forget them next day and keep the list incomplete.
Now things have changed, little storm is gone and I am buried in heaps of work. I have plan, list of things to do, to learn and I have little or no time for them. My life boat is sailing towards a bright but entirely unexpected future. Its good, I know, but its not what wanted or planned….

May be, now on, I should plan the plan’s execution plan and execute it for sure.

hey God, I know (and I thank you for) you always ‘tweaked, pushed, adjusted, made available, routed and what more’ things for me or say you gave me chance and I always (read: never) used it fully (my mistake)……
But still I am your child and keep an eye on me as always, because I need you more than I ever did as I have messed many things in my life(like this sentence).

My Dad says there is no mess in my life yet, its just a start of the show. God, don’t listen to him, okay?

WordPress 2.7 Hurray!!!!

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The brand new WordPress 2.7

WoW Wow WoW

O.o Β  WoWΒ  o.O

That was my reaction to the new interface of WP 2.7.

Its cool, simple, well organized, with new features and as usual easy on eyes.

I can go in details of it but don’t have much time to blahΒ  blah, lots of work pending with two one and half hour meetings.

Sigh!

Cheers

P.S> What do you think about new WordPress (2.7) Dashboard?

Vote!!!

Somehow…….

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Somehow, I am not exactly sure about it, but “a thought” rung my doorbell.
After greetings and introduction, it declared purpose of meeting. Agenda was to persuade me to write a post. At least a “few lines post” on this blog.
I plainly refused and argued with thought saying,”I don’t have that much time to spare, to do it justice.”
The thought smiled and asked,”What do you mean by ‘do it justice’?”.
I sat up straight in my chair and explained, “See, if I post something I will expect people to read it. Once people read it, they will comment. And when they comment, I have to keep track and reply them accordingly. Now, if you haven’t noticed it earlier, this requires good amount of time…..”
The thought picked a pencil on my desk and started observing it with keen interest. After a few silent moments, it looked up and said simply,” May be you are not supposed to do it every time.”
Now it was my turn to ask for clarification, but the thought answered my question before I let it out.
It said, ” Just let people know you are still there, Suda, this time just write whatever you feel like writing the moment you open the editor. And lets see what happens then.”
I clicked the mouse to call up Firefox and said,” Yeah, you are right. Reema keeps reminding me that I have a blog of my own. πŸ™‚ And she also thinks blooging is good for my health πŸ˜€ “
The thought patted on my shoulder while getting up and walked to the door where it turned to wave goodbye. I waved back and said, “I hope you would not mind if I mention you in my post, would you?”
With a warm smile the thought left closing the door with sharp snap.

I woke up and found myself in dark. The clock ticked 2.30 AM.

Today, while writing this, I hope I ‘meet’ few more ‘thoughts’ like this one tonight and get some more ideas. In the meantime, make sure, my readers, that my blog is alive, and God knows I may be able to join you sooner than I have planned.

Cheers and Love
Suda

P.S>  πŸ™‚   πŸ™‚   πŸ™‚

feelings

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I wanted to resume blogging with a dhaasu post as Reema suggested, but NO.
Please note before reading further, you are warned!!

Feeling.
A word that describes what one feels.

I was being crushed under some feelings for last many days (and its not over yet).
here are those feelings (please forgive me for not elaborating the real life circumstances):

Helplessness
You know something is going to happen (sooner or later), something that is clearly going to ***k up your life (at least to some extent). And all you can do is wait and wait and wait and…..

Hopelessness
Now you know how helplessness is weaving its net around you closing in and trapping you, hopelessness is the one who takes things to next level. You stop seeing/finding any way out from the booby trap. you start feeling hopelessly helpless.

Lifelessness
When you are hopelessly helpless, you can’t help but feel everything a bit more lifeless. Nothing makes you happy, nothing makes you smile, nothing makes you feel envy anymore.

Pessimistically Optimistic
Until now, you are helpless, and you are hopelessly trying to do all lifeless routines, and then you reach a pessimistically optimistic feeling (something like,” It will be better to face it sooner than later”).
Leave me alone type of loneliness
Now you are optimistically expecting pessimistic things to happen, you want to be left alone. You need privacy, you need time for yourself……. in which you keep feeling lonely. You don’t want to be disturbed but it doesn’t mean you don’t want anyone around. Weird thing is, you want to be alone at the same time loneliness is killing you.

Idiotic Madness
At last you reach the supremacy. Now you are nearly mad or you think so. You behave like an idiot and ask stupid questions. You try keeping your loved ones at a distance (not that you don’t need them) because you fear their caring. You think you don’t deserve it. Life sucks. It screws you for things you ought to have done in past but you didn’t. You can’t understand Life fully, ever, no one can!! But this does not mean you shouldn’t try to understand, actually, you should!!

Then one day, your dear friend tells you to vent everything out, write it, tell others about it, and you think “yeah…”.
Next day, Life reminds you of everything written above by playing with you, playing!!
And after staring blankly at “Create New Post” box for half an hour, you start writing something at 3.15AM, and now you check the calendar and with a jolt of heart you notice that its the same day you were planning of returning to blogging.
Yes, I am back.
with new hopes (because, after Idiotic Madness, a news comes which tells you that Life haven’t given you up yet!!!)

Life is not as simple as it seems, or may be, it is.
Seriously
Suda

Confessions Revisited

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Its a wrong title!!

But anyway, its high up there and I am not going to change it now.

Inspired from Best Tag Ever by Reema, and my old Confessions post, here I present Confessions Revisited!!!

ALL QUESTIONS ARE INVENTED BY ME, THEY ARE NOT AUTOMATICALLY GENERATED πŸ˜€

!!~ AND THIS IS NOT A TAG ~!!

This is a series of posts, and today’s post is All-Girls due to public demand.

Q. #1 What do you think about AlliRekha?
Ans:
Think?? Now now, guys, she is just a child πŸ˜€ Chotisi nanhisi pyarisi bachchi hai!!! πŸ˜›

Q. #2 Say something about Reema!! 😈
Ans:

Fat? No,
Small?? Noo,
Shy? WTH?,
Sweet? errr!,
Sporting? Yeah πŸ™‚ ,
Cool? Do you mean Cold(blooded)?Β  πŸ˜› ,
Sexy? Can I say pass?
Tall? oi, don’t you get bored?,
Slim? You wish!!! πŸ˜›
Intelligent? Who is not? But this girl have too much brainpower!! I wish I can steal some from her!!
Her Smile? I just know how much she laughs! Can’t control once it starts. Unbelievable? Yeah I know what you mean πŸ˜€
Her hair? you want me to get killed?
Her blog? Best thing happened to her in life. Well may be second best thing πŸ˜€
Her Friendship? I wish I had her as friend from childhood 9and I wish I will have her as friend till eternity) (Are you feeling okay, Suda?).
What will you gift her? Questioner, you are so boring that I am quiting now. The End.

Q. #3 You were saying something about Nita yesterday??
Ans:
Ohh Thanks for reminding πŸ˜€ . I was saying that if she doen’t comment on my blog now, then I will burst in to her house and eat everything in Fridge, Big Dabba’s and steal her keyboard and bribe one of her daughter to hide behind her bedroom door and shout Bhooooooo very loudly as she enters!!!

Q. #4 What is most unusual thing about Shefaly?
Ans:
Wait a minute!! You are not supposed to ask questions about her!! She gets angrily amused by such nonsense!! Now you have done this…. ab bhugto!! πŸ˜€ I am not saying anything to Shefaly Didi (and now I know she understands Marathi) so this question is not valid. I request it to be removed from records and everyone who read it please mark it as unread and don’t read it. πŸ˜€

Q. #5 Whats the matter with Sulz? I don’t see you commenting on her blog even you say you like her?
Ans:
I am glad you asked!! Well, no, not exactly glad. Err, the problem is, my office firewall has listed her blog in Porn category WHICH IS TOTALLY UNFAIR!!!
When I tried telling our System’s Guys about it, they totally misunderstood me and jumped to their PC’s to browse her blog πŸ˜€ πŸ˜› and I ran away before facing their dis-appointed facial expressions!
Sometimes I feel bad about this and sometimes find it funny. I am not sure how she will react now.

Q. #6 Hey, who is this Scorpria?
Ans:
A very cute girl who has long curly hair, sweet voice, nice bathroom πŸ˜€ , a cool blog and much very good sense of humor. Okay, now forget first two points. πŸ˜›

Q. #7 What is importance of Sakhi in your life?
Ans:
She always do rescue me from Reema (who comes in my dreams to teach Greek Language) and then give me lots of Pani-Puri’s(in dreams of course).

Q. #8 Hi Rekha, how are you?
Ans:
I PAID YOU TO ASK QUESTIONS TO ME,Β  NOT TO SOME GIRL JUST BECAUSE SHE IS SWEET!!!

Q. #9 If you are asked to throw Poonam and Nova, who will score more for you?
Ans:
Can I eat them? πŸ˜€ Both are equally sweet and se…(no, I only eat sweets)

Q. #10 Do you know Aparna Go…something?
Ans:
Ohh yeah, that girl, who looks like she is sneezing in her profile photo on WP? πŸ˜›

To be continued……

Okay, enough for today. People who are not mentioned here, don’t worry, aapka number bhi aayega!!!

Nita, change your profile photo for a change!! πŸ˜€

Disclaimer: No pun, trouble intended. Everything is just for fun!!

Enjoy.

Cheers.