Monday, June 10, 2013

Best Blogs 2012 - Collection of Various Lists

Blogging Hosts and Platforms

1. Blogger
3. Livejournal
4. Edublogs
5. Opendiary
6. Tumblr
7. Travelpod
8. Busythumbs

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Windows Live Spaces // Service Discontinued  // Indian Service  // Indian Service // Indian Service
Opera Community

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Blogging Success Stories of 2011

Are Page Views Low to Your Blogs? Some TIPS to Increase Page Views

Tips to increase page views to your articles and blogs
Are you writing knols to share your knowledge?
Do you think page views to your knols are low?
Your content needs to be read by many more people?
You need some tips.
11 Techniques to Increase Visitors and Page Views
15 more Tips to Increase your visitors and page views
Increasing page views to a million

Are you writing knols to share your knowledge?

Have you written a good article according to your assessment?

Do you think page views to your knols are low?

Your content needs to be read by many more people?

Can you do something about it?

Are they simple?

Do they work?

Yes, there are some simple actions that you can take. They do work. In the sense, if you do not implement them, the chances are that your work goes unnoticed. Take up those actions, and the chances that your content is accessed by many and evaluated for its usefulness increases.

Why page views are low to my knols?
Because interested readers do not even know they exist. Because you are not following what Knol is telling you after you publish a knol. Knol immediately gives you a message. Promote your knol. The immediate step after posting a knol is promoting your knol.

Why readers do not know?
Because they come to an online article though search engines.

I am posting on Knol. Does it not mean that all search engines in the world index my knol?
Good question. Yes. even if you posted on Knol search engines will not index it. Even Google will not index it. Search engines index an article more quickly if they come across an article in another articles that their bot is crawling. So if simple post the article, search engines will not come to your article, unless a link to that article is there in another article that is indexed by the search engine.

Does it mean links to my article from another article is very important?
Yes, It seems to be the logic in search indexing.

How do I create such extra links?

You can give Twitter message.
You can make a Facebook message saying that you just posted an article.
You can make an entry in Linkedin communities.
You can make an entry in Orkut communities or status update.
You can make an entry your blog
You can make an entry in Google Buzz

What is the benchmark for page views?
Are you getting one page view per day in Knol counter readings. If you are getting you can consider yourself as an average author. Many are not getting even one page view per day for their knols and they do not bother. Authors who are posting only to get a link on Knol platform will not bother about page views. They are happy that they posted a link on Knol platform.  But there are knols with with 1000 page views per day. There are many knols with 100 page views per day. And there are still many with 10 page views per day.

Are you using category facility of Knol?
Use the category facility. Your knol will have better chance of getting indexed if you specify categories. Many knol authors are not using category facility and may be missing indexing by search engines. Search engines like multiple paths to the same article to index it.

Create Bookmarks on Social Bookmarking sites
Google's search engine page rank depends on backlinks. Even if your knol is indexed it will not appear high in search results unless it has good page rank and page rank comes because of backlinks. Who will create them for your knol? First you have to create them. Then somebody may like it, digg it, favorite it etc. But you have to create it first. Go to sites like, etc. and create book marks.
For more on link building:

Create blog of your own and write briefly about your knol.

"Many people say they don’t have time to arrange their keywords carefully and submit their pages to search engines and directories. I posit that it is more important to get your pages listed properly than to create them in the first place."  [Source: ]

You are sending twitter messages, posting in forums, creating book marks, making blog entries, creating categories. But you are still not getting visitors. May be your content in demand. As you know, if people are searching for the information that you are providing, no body will come despite your promotion efforts. Find out the key words which are being used most often by search users and try to write articles/knols on those topics. You have to write on issues that people want to read.

How to Make a Blog That Will Beat Wiki in its Niche Area?

Think of using the ideas for your knol writing.

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Saturday, June 8, 2013

Visitors for a blog post


God made all animals that walk on the earth (the sixth day), on the same day. He created man separately in His own image with the intent that man would have dominion over every other living thing on Earth (Genesis, 1:26-28)

All flesh is not the same flesh: but there is one kind of flesh of men, another flesh of beasts, another of fishes, and another of bidrs.  (I Corinthians, 15:39)

When we look at living creatures from an outward point of view, one of the first things that strike us is that they are bundles of habits.  - William James, American Psychologist and Philosopher

Great men may mould history, but it is good men who make the earth wholesome. - Emerson

So much of the knowledge in our minds is based on lies and superstitions that come from thousands of years ago. Humans create stories long before we are born, and we inherit those stories, we adopt them, and we live in those stories. - Don Miguel Ruiz, the Mexican spiritual author, The Voice of Knowledge, 2004

Where is the life we lost in living? Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge? Where is the knowledge we have lost in information? - T.S. Eliot

Unless man increases in wisdom as much as in knowledge, increase of knowledge will only be increase of sorrow.  - Bertrand Russell, Impact of Science on Society (1952)

Tips for Academic Research and Writing

Plan your research in for time chunks: this morning, today, this week, this month, next few months, this year, next three years. Have a clear idea for what you want to achieve in these time periods and try to stick to this as much as you can.

Make a start. Once you have an idea for a piece of writing, create a file and folder  for it on your computer and write down anything, however rough and however brief.  It can always be polished and developed later or even discarded if you decide eventually not to go ahead with the idea.

Organise your writing into different computer files and folders: articles in progress, submitted articles, accepted articles, conference papers, blog posts, book proposals, grant applications etc.

Organise your PDF journal article collection under topics in folders on your computer.

If you are feeling unenthusiastic or have hit a wall on a topic – leave that piece of writing for a while and work on another piece of writing.

Use your writing in as many different ways as you can – conference papers, articles/chapters, books, blog posts. Turn the small (unrefereed) pieces into bigger (refereed) pieces whenever you can and vice versa. What starts out as a blog post can be later developed into an article.  Conversely some of the main arguments of an article can be used in one or more blog posts.


A long list


A lone species-the human, fornow- has grasped th earth's future in its hands, casting on it a resonsibility never before borne by any other species.  - Martine Rees

Humankind, with the devices it has on hand, is potentially the maker of its own demise the the demise of the cosmos.    Martin Rees in the Book, Our Final Century (2004)

Martin Rees - Earth in its final century


"An unexamined life is not worth living" -  Socrates

"Is man a tiny boad in a tempest, raised one moment on the foaming crest of a billow and dashed down into a yawning chasm the next, rolled to and fro at the mercy of his own good and bad actions, a powerless, helpless wreck, in an ever-raging, ever-rushing uncompromising current cause and effect, a little moth placed under wheel of causation, which rolls on crushing everything in its way, and waits not for the widow's tears or the orphan's cry? -  Swamy Vivekananda

"Is man a mere condition to be overcome- for the good of the world?"  - Friedrich Nietzsche

Suffering is the central fact of human life and it is its denial that causes more suffering - Buddha

We have to recognize that there is a metastasized cancer in the body of man. If humankind is to survive, we have to deal with that metastasized cancer. We have to cut out the parts that need to be cut out, in a surgical way. We have to heal the parts that can't be cut out.   - William Tiller, Stanford professor and author of Science and Human Transformation

The savage brutal competition which drives us to tear each other's flesh, and which makes man an embodiment of merciless malevolence -  William Lane, Creed of Humanity

If God is laid aside, then all our hopes, big and small, rest on nothing. - Pope Benedict XIV

Without sacrifice nothing can be achieved in life - Russian Philosopher P.D. Ouspensky

We must let the spiritual being play on the physical body as the master mucisian plays on a wondrous lute or harp. - Theosophist and author Gottfried de Purucker (Man in Evolution, 1941)

We cannot find our soul with our mind; we must harness our heart. - Gary Zukav (The Seat of the Soul, 1989)

As a species we have forgotten how to love. But love alone is not the key. The key is knowledge of heart intelligence.  - Elaine Matthews (Heartbeat of Intelligence, 2002)

In the quest for ultimate meaning, the transcendalist route is much easier to follow. That is why, even as empiricism is winning the mind, transcendentalism continues to win the heart. - Edward Wilson, in book Consilience, 1998.

Man in Context, Chapter 1 of the book, Man's Fate and God's Choice by Bhimeswara Challa