Just so we're clear - i think people are the greatest thing - so if you read something critical about somebody - I'm not being mean-spirited or cynical. Just advisory and sensible.
I received a nice comment from Kimmy on my post about Singapore's #1 blogger Xiaxue (Wendy Cheng) discovering "The Secret" - thank-you Kimmy! I tried a bit of positive thinking today - but maybe I didn't do it correctly - nothing went positive! LOL!
#1 on the list of things to keep your eye on this weekend is the Sunday Greek election, which will determine whether Greece drops the Euro as currency - AP's Matthew Craft offers his interpretation of this potentially tragic outcome in three acts!
Pinterest has generated a lot of interest. It was only a matter of time before the money-hungry crowd figured out a way to use it to take advantage of "I wanna make money with my blog" crowd.
No "sour grapes" here on my part - and I'll be the first one to tell ya that I've got nothing against people making money blogging - but this new "plugin for sale" takes it over the top: the maker charging almost USD $20 for it - and - The affiliate hawking the product is none other than the fellow who created CommentLuv - who no doubt has plenty of money - so $20 is "a drop in a bucket" for him. Oh, and get this, especially the last line:
"What is it for?What's that? PRICE MAY INCREASE! Greed breeds more greed, I guess! By the way, the developer has no respect for Pinterest, referring to it as "an image dump in the cloud."
The main purpose of the plugin is to increase the chances of your blog images going viral by making it extremely easy for any user to ‘pin’ them.
It can also help to grow your Pinterest followers with the ‘follow me on pinterest’ button which is optional.
Who is it for?
For self hosted WordPress bloggers.
Why install it?
Turns every image on your site in to a pinnable image and it will encourage users (if you want them to) to follow you on Pinterest.
It’s a quick and painless process to set it up and once done, you can leave it to do its’ work.
How much does it cost?
It is currently below $20 (price may increase)"
Now, you can buy the plugin and place it on your blog or website, but there really is no guarantee how long it will work or how effective it will be in the long run once "everybody" is milking Pinterest - and if Google should buy Pinterest, look to get slapped for "cheating the system" as Googlites have been labeling helpful tools.
Read more http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/culture/2012/06/pinterest-fear-of-the-female-ghetto.html#ixzz1xzrqn5mt
In my humble opinion, $9 would be an honest price to charge for this plugin, especially keeping in mind that to a lot of bloggers in third world countries who depend on the chump change revenue from their blogs to put dinner on the table, $20 is a LOT of money.
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And here's New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, a must-to-admire, as continually demonstrates his resourcefulness and problem-solving abilities!
|Steve Horn, News Analysis: “We were clear that we were neither specifically endorsing any of these alternatives nor were we presupposing that any level of development should be approved – simply that the state cannot fully evaluate fracking here without an in-depth analysis of any and all scenarios that could take place here.” Sinding added: “We regret that these comments have created concern and confusion.|
Lastly, I'd like to bring to your attention one Zambian female blogger who tackles an issue other Zambian bloggers don’t touch — health. Meluse Kapatamoyo has written about dementia, fibroids as well as malaria eradication and the use of beads for family planning among other health conditions on her POKEyourMIND blog. I'm hoping you'll stop by and visit Meluse's blog, and please if you can, let her know you heard about it here on my blog. I'm trying to build more of a readership in Africa... and if you happen to be an African blogger yourself, please leave a comment and a link back to your blog for me, okay?