When I first blogged about becoming a WordPress top blogger, I was excited as a child at getting into the top blogs, top posts and growing blogs category on WordPress. After that day, it became a pretty regular thing. There have been 7 more days, including today when CafeArjun.com appeared in the top bloggers page and my posts on top posts and a couple of them as “Hawt posts” (ones that appear as the main post on WordPress.com) on the WordPress.com homepage (max honor for any blogger).
Here are some trophies in form of images, of which, thanks to WordPress (I’m in love with you WordPress !! 🙂 ), I’m very proud of:
There are various other screen shots with different posts on the WordPress.com homepage, but really can’t be bothered to upload all.
Just want to thank WordPress for giving me a great platform to blog and super solid, robust interface, hosting and services. I have blogged with Blogspot, Blogger, Hubpages, Live pages and many more (as I work in the SEO industry), but have never come across something as brilliant as WordPress. Plus, with the brand new WordPress 2.7, this is just going to improve.
I’ll soon write an article about external tools I use when I blog. A post called “How to blog successfully”. Hopefully real soon.
This is today’s question on Marriott world of rewards, and for those like me, looking for the answer to the question:
In what other Austrian city was Mozart born?
The answer is:
A little about Mozart: Mozart (Johann Chrysostom Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – full name) was born in the fourth largest Austrian city of Salzburg. He’s most popular for his symphonic classical music compositions. Born into a professional music loving family, Mozart was a child prodigy and could read and write music at the age of 5. In his middle years, he moved to Vienna (called the City of music) where he found mass acclaim and popularity. The musical genius died at a young age of 35.
Beethoven, who later went on to become a historical musician, initially wrote much of Mozart’s music, but all under Mozart’s name.
Misspelled words – keywords, keyphrases market a whopping 1%!
On coming across some top searches today, I saw “reddif.com”, which is a common misspelling of the popular site rediff.com. The other day I attended an internet marketing seminar. They talked about the importance of optimising a site for misspelt keywords. It is estimated that the misspelled keywords’ market is approximately 0.9% to 1%.
Now image, if you start a business, where all you do is, get the top 1000 most searched keywords or keyphrases world-wide, do your research on what are the most obvious and most recurring misspelt versions of those keyphrases are, and create different web sites or blogs dedicated to those mis-spelt (well, it’s misspelled in the US, misspelt in the UK, just so you know I’m not misspelling it 😉 ) keywords. According to our estimate in the seminar, you’ll target about 1% of the entire top 1000 most keywords or keyphrases’ market. HUGE!
If you do that, and further monetise (UK) or monetize (US) it using Google Adsense or any other ads, you’ll be a millionaire in less than 6 months! Now how’s that for a business eh?
There is a catch! – With almost 80% people using Google, and Google becoming more and more intelligent by the day, if you do search for a commonly misspelled word, you’ll be most often shown results with the correct spelling. I hope everyone knows about domain squatting? That’s when mean people book and keep every possible spelling permutation & combination of a popular domain name. How about trying a few combinations for Rediff?
Redif.com – Squatted.
Reddif.com – Squatted, has a page rank 2 (people have linked to the wrong url)
Redifff.com – Squatted, has a PR 1
Can you think of another combination? Go ahead, if it is a possible misspelling, it’ll be squatted. If it isn’t go ahead and squat it. You never know when they come banging on your door, offering you money for that domain, furthermore, by showing relevant ads, you’ll make perennial money anyway.
A common misspelling of facebook.com – FACEBOOOK.com (3 Os) has an alexa rank of under 2000. Thats over a million people every year!!
Sex and the City has been a phenomena for the last ten years. Has it really been that long? Yes it has. August 1998 was the airing of the first episode of this cult show, recently followed, in 2008, by a movie by the same name.
Carrie Bradshaw has changed every woman’s notion of fashion and given every girl dreams of what clothes are all about. One could go as far as to say that the show made Manolo Blahnik’s and Jimmy Choo’s iconic brands. But the one service (or dis-service as some critical religious groups may say) that Sex and the City has done for woman (and maybe, secretly, man) kind is all to do with (of course) sex. Sex and the City was undoubtedly the first mainstream show to openly discuss explicit sexual subjects. The discussions between the girlfriends, the Samantha Jones, Carrie Bradshaw, Charlotte York and Miranda Hobbes had women worldwide hooked and wishing they had friends like those. Those weekend brunch and after-work drinks conversations brought up every sex-related topic that females everywhere had been afraid to discuss and, quite frankly, many that the viewers had probably previously never thought about. Everything from STDs to girl on girl action.
The four friends had very different personality and in the real world it’s difficult to see how they could have come together as close as they were. Samantha Jones, try anything once, sex missionary (but in every position but missionary), self-confessed BJ-addict, different man every night but still made it look somehow classy. Almost all the porn and great sex advice in the show came from her scenes. Charlotte York: prom Queen, straight As, conservative, sexual prude even, looking for the perfect man, always offended at Samantha’s use of sexual language and, almost ironically, marries a man who has emotionally-rooted impotence and then discovers her own infertility. Carrie Bradshaw: made it all look so easy, always on top, that washboard stomach, rippling stomach muscles as she rode her man using those powerful thighs (and always seemed to make love with her bra on?), and of course the most emotionally attached to her sexual experiences. And finally utterly cynical Miranda Hobbes: who taught the masses about phone sex in season three, has predictable sex honed down to the last move with her partner;. The character that softens as she becomes a mother and later marries.
And let’s not forget the “fifth girlfriend” as, Stanford Blatch, gay best friend of Carrie Bradshaw and with almost as good taste in fashion (and men). Stanford is distinctly stereotypically gay but in a completely non-Will and Grace, “oh so hot, what a shame he’s gay, looking” way – all short, balding and teddy bear cute. And, accordingly, has dilemmas of his own with men and looks.
So, are we gonna miss these girlfriends, now that the show is finished and the movies been released? No. I’ve already started again at season one. And anyway, there is always Lipstick Jungle…
I’ve always loved the Howard Stern show, to the extend that everytime I log on to DailyMotion, that is my first search. The guy’s a lucky basta**!! Look at the girls he’s got on to his show and what he has made them do..
Well, I guess all previous records are now broken. My fav Sandra Taylor (Sandi Taylor or Sandy Taylor or Sandi Korn with love) was on his show and this is what she got up to – Getting all soaked in a wet T shirt with her friend Alana (not sure is its the right spelling). I guess she wanted to promote something and Howard Stern make it sound like she was one of the usual guests. Sandra, as usual was very sporty and down to earth. Will post the video as soon as I get my hands on it!
There are 100s of blogs out there with photos of Sandra Taylor, but I guess few have the ones from Howard Stern this morning:
Here are some exclusives that I almost died searching:
Jennifer’s mother Darnell Donnerson, 57 years old and her brother Jason Hudson, who was just 29 were killed in the shootout and her 7 year old nephew Julian King was reported missing.
Jennifer Hudson was supposedly in Los Angeles and immediately flew to Chicago as she heard the news of a shooting where her mother and brother were killed. The police have released a warrant against a guy named William Balfour and are considering him as the primary suspect. This is the worst nightmare for anyone and my heart goes out for Hudson and I wish God gives her strength to deal with this loss!
The shooting took place just about 5 miles from Barack Obama’s place (he just creeps into the news somehow everytime). Jennifer Hudson is an Obama supporter and made this public in Denver, when she sang the National anthem for the Democratic convention in august.
The police have called this a “domestic incident”.
Hudson’s 7 year old nephew is missing after the shooting. His name according to some news web sites is Julian King. Lets all pray for his safety, I hope the innocent kid is safe.
“A missing child was possibly abducted from the scene and may be in the company of William Balfour, a suspect in [this] double homicide investigation,” the Chicago police said in a statement, adding that the suspect was “armed and dangerous”.
Crime rate in Chicago has never been out of news and with this incident at a celebrity’s place and close to where Obama lives will definitely spark the safety debate again.
Jennifer Hudson had tried moving her family out of South Side in Chicago, which is home to the largest black population in the US but her mother, brother and other family members refused.
Obama lives in Hyde Park, Chicago which is probably one of the posher areas of Chicago, whereas Hudson’s mother Darnell Donnerson and brother Jason Hudson lived in a grittier district called Englewood.
Jennifer Hudson’s mother’s and brother’s bodies were found next to each other at South Yale Avenue where a large crowd had gathered last night.
Jennifer Hudson, after being rejected from American Idol, went on to win an Oscar award for her performance in the Dreamgirls (musical, released 2006) and was a celebrity and role model for millions of Americans and an embodiment of the American Dream.
Last year, at an interview with Vogue magazine, Jennifer Hudson that her mother Darnell Donnerson was responsible to encourage her to participate in the TV show American Idol. On other occassions, Hudson had said that she was very close to her family.
“My faith in God and my family, they’re very realistic and very normal, they’re not into the whole limelight kind of thing.”
My deepest condolences for Jennifer. This is a tragic loss for her and I hope God gives her strength to deal with this, and I hope the culprit, whether it is William Balfour or anyone else, is brought to justice.
William Balfour has been arrested by the police but not yet charged. He is the step father of Jennifer Hudson’s nephew Julian King (the abducted 7 year old boy) and fell apart from the Hudsons when he was asked to leave the family home last year. He has been convicted in the past for attempted murder and carjacking!
The police have found that Jennifer’s brother Mr Jason Hudson was shot when the shooter fired through the door. The shooter killed her mother Mrs Donerson after entering the house when Mrs Donerson entered the room where the attacker was.
New UPDATE 2
Friends of the family have claimed that William Balfour had threatened to take Julian King (the boy) away if Jennifer Hudson’s sister Julia Hudson didn’t stop “playing him”. The couple is said to be in a dispute over the ownership of Julia’s car.
NEWS UPDATE 3 – Jennifer Hudson Nephew Found – DEAD?
The police, in what is being widely believed, found the body of Julian King, Jennifer Hudson’s nephew in the same SUV that was on alert. The SUV belonged to her brother Jason Hudson. Jennifer Hudson had announced a prize money of 1 hundred thousand dollars for anyone who gave a tip about her nephew’s whereabouts.
This is very sad. Although the authorities haven’t ascertained that it is Julian King’s body, it is being widely believed that it is him. The hunt for the young boy has been stopped by Chicago police.
Ashley Todd, 20 was attacked at Bloomfield, Pittsburgh. This happened when she was getting some cash from an ATM, the police said. A mirror image of the alphabet “B” was carved into her face in a ruthless way. Ashley Todd, who’s a republican supporter, volunteering for John Mccain in this 2008 election was robbed and mutilated.
Channel 4 reported in the Action news program that Todd was robbed near Liberty Avenue (pearl street) just before 9pm after being threatened to be stabbed by a person carrying a knife. Diane Richard, reporting for Channel 4 confirmed that she was robbed of 60 dollars.
The robber, it’s claimed, saw the Mccain supporting label on Ashley Todd’s car and used a tool to write B (mirror image) on her face. The “B”, as is obvious is being widely believed by a Barack Obama supporter. Ashley Todd was also punched and kicked (the image makes the dark circles around her eyes very clear).
Surprisingly, Ashley Todd refused to be treated for her wounds when asked by the police. Hopefully, the entire incident has been record on CCTV cameras and the guilty will be punished. The culprit, reported a male, was a black man, very tall (about 6 feet 4 inches) weighing about 100 kgs and with brown eyes. He was wearing a black undershirt, shoes and perhaps a dark colored jeans.
Ashley made this story up – Read comments for more.
You’re a Hockey Mom if: “Your life is about Hockey, and also about being a Mom, partner, and woman.” Yes, that’s what Sarah Palin was before this election campaign.
Ever after being chosen as John McCain’s running mate, Sarah Palin has experienced the following changes in her life:
1. A taste of limelight – Sarah Palin has literally become an overnight celebrity (I personally think that’s all credit to her extremely intelligent (pun intended) ideas and point of views)
2. The campaign jet!
3. A safe future – She won’t really have to worry about finding another job once Obama is elected. There will be many TV channels willing to use her as THE judge with stupid comments (out of many) on a TV show. Just like you have Simon Cowell being mean to to contestants on X factor for example.
3. A $90,000 wardrobe including a $2500 Valentino outfit, $3000 Louis Vuitton hand bag and $3000 for hair styles and makeup.
A dream for most hockey moms, Sarah Palin’s red jackets don’t come from her home in Alaska, plush hair dos and fancy makeup doesn’t come from her pocket. It’s all coming from the Republican National Committee – The account you republican supporters fill up! Add to this Sarah Palin’s recent shopping sprees at Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue worth US Dollars 75 thousand and 50 thousand respectively. Whoooho!! Who remembers the embarrassment John Edwards faced after his 250 dollar haircut? Sorry John, we were wrong, we didn’t know Sarah Palin then!
Guess how much Ms Sarah Palin is provided per week to spend on her wardrobe, makeup and hair dos?
A whopping 37 thousand 5 hundred dollars per week.
Yes, Mr McCain, that’s more than an average plumber’s yearly salary!
If you’re as annoyed as me on this utterly useless spending, then there’s some relief – John Mccain’s spokesperson Tracey Schmitt said:
With all of the important issues facing the country right now, it is remarkable that we are spending time talking about pantsuits and blouses. It was always the intent that the clothing go to a charitable purpose after the campaign.
Hope that makes all of us feel better.
And if you thought that’s all, here’s some rule breaking. Sarah Palin has been exposed on various occasions spending campaign money on her son Trig’s baby ware. This amount totals many thousand pounds.
Campaign rules #1 – Use of campaign funds NOT ALLOWED for personal use!
Are we just going to stand here and do nothing about it? Are we still going to vote Mccain despite all this law breaking and utter waste of our money? (haha).. well, who cares.. When it’s Sarah Palin in question, there’s bound to be stupidity!
I’ve been reading about Winslow ranting about the facilities at Browns, and he’s damn right..
In an ESPN article by one of my fav writers James Walker, Browns pro bowl tight end Kellen Winslow Jr. has revealed that he has been hospitalized because of staph infection (pronounced “Staff”) for the last 2 two weeks. No one in the Browns team knew about this as the management decided to keep it a secret. Winslow was quoted saying:
“Nobody knew that I had staph on the team because the Browns didn’t want it to get out,” Winslow said. “But it’s my teammates’ right to know what’s going on at the facility to protect them. Their safety is at risk, too, and I didn’t agree with the Cleveland Browns, because they are protecting the organization and not the players.”
Winslow says that this is the 6th case of staph infection at Browns in the last 2 years! Well, either it’s the sport or it is the facilities at Browns. Now since I had never heard of Staph disease (sorry, infection) befoew and considering that this is the 6th case, I wouldn’t play for Browns if I were one of the healthier team members.. 😉
Staph (again, pronounced “staff”) infection is caused by staphylococcus aureus bacteria. staphylococcus comes from a greek word meaning grapes… and thats what the bacteria look like when seen from a microscope.
How does staph infection happen?
The bacterium (staphylococcus) is so common that 25% people almost always carry the bacterium in their mouth, nose, genitals etc. Problem arises if it enters your blood stream through a cut.
What happens if you have Staph infection?
Generally Staph infections produce pus in the body. Some examples of Staph infection are:
Folliculitis – Often when you clothes rub against skin, hair follicles get filled with white puss (sounds disgusting)
Boils – On the face, chest, neck or anywhere else, when you have puss filled rounded, heightened skin (c’mon you know what a boil is)
Styes -Have you seen anyone with a swollen upper of lower lid of the eye? I’ve seen some people – again happens because of the hair follicles of eye lashes getting infected.
Impetigo – When kids get red scabby skin or blisters around their mouths or noses?
Abscesses – Pus or normal swelling on the skin or anywhere else in the body.
Food poisoning – Mostly even food poisoning is caused by the staph infection or staphylococcus bacterium.
Other life threatening health problems – In worst cases, it can also cause pneumonia, endocarditis (heart infection), bacteremia (blood infection), toxic shock syndrome and others!! Jesus Christ!
There’s much more info available if you search for staph infection on Google.