How to Make Your Blog Mobile-Friendly in 5 Minutes using MobStac

MobStac make your blog mobile friendly

MobStac B! is a free service to turn your blog into a mobile-friendly site. It takes your blog’s feed URL and convert it to a mobile site which is compatible to almost ANY mobile devices, regardless smartphone or feature phone.

I am one of the closed beta member of MobStac B! (B for Blog). The setup is extremely easy. Simply submit blog URL and customize the mobile site (title, header image, tagline) and you are done!

MobStac B! not only supports almost any blogging platform (as long as your have a blog feed), also has a WordPress plugin for native integration.

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OMG! I Love Spam Comments!

LOVE BUG (nestled in a tin of spam)I cannot believe that I am saying this, “Yes, I love spam comments!”. Reading the spam comments make me feel good. Here are some of them:

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I have been surfing online more than three hours today, yet I never found any interesting article like yours. It’s pretty worth enough for me. In my opinion, if all webmasters and bloggers made good content as you did, the Internet will be much more useful than ever before.

Following searching Google I found your site. I think both are good and I will be coming back again to you and them in the long term. Many thanks

I can see that you are an expert at your field! I am launching a website soon, and your information will be very useful for me.. Thanks for all your help and wishing you all the success.

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What’s New in WordPress 2.9?

WordPressWordPress 2.9 is coming soon. The beta version is expected to be available at the end of October 2009. Let’s see what’s new in WordPress 2.9 for a blogger.

  • Post Thumbnails — you can add an image to be automatically displayed with the post (need not insert into the post). The style is popular in WordPress magazine type themes.
  • Trash — just like your Windows’ “Recycle Bin” (or “Trash” for Mac), all the deleted items such as posts, pages, and comments will go into “Trash” on WordPress, and can be recovered later.
  • Image editing — you can do simple image editing within the WordPress editor, such as rotate, flip, resize, and crop image.
  • Media Embeds — easier to embed a web media (photos & videos) to your blog post. Supports YouTube, Google Video, PollDaddy, and DailyMotion, or any service that supports oEmbed standard.

Read more at WordPress 2.9 Features, by Dougal.

My two cents

WordPress 2.9 will have a even more powerful blog editor. Do we still need a standalone blog writer?

Currently, I will still be sticking to my blog writer, ecto. The new features of version 2.9 doesn’t mean much to me…

It would be great if the “Post Thumbnails” feature will automatically generate a thumbnail based on the picture I includ in a post. Any plugin for that?

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The Most Reliable (Free) Blog Hosting

most reliable blog hostingYou want to host your blog for free, but which is the most reliable blog hosting?

Pingdom did a uptime survey of nine blogging services for a period of 4 months. They discovered that the Top 3 most reliable blog hosting services are: Typepad (not free), Blogger, and WordPress.com.

uptime for blogging services, 10 nov 2008 - 10 mar 2009

Reliable and Free?

Among the Top 3, Blogger and WordPress.com offer free account. Both have the same downtime of 20 minutes in the 4 months survey period.

So, which is better? I would say Blogger.

Although WordPress.com offer free account too but there are many limitations, one of them is “no custom css”. You cannot edit nor change your own blog theme. You have to pay to have WordPress.com premium features.

Note: WordPress.com is NOT WordPress.ORG (blog publishing application).

On the other hand, Blogger, which is backed by Google big brother, does not have such limitations and has better offer.

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Write Blog Posts for Money

So, you want to make FAST money by blogging? Someone from Singapore is looking for part time bloggers to write about Asian celebrities. Each blog post get paid for $1 USD.

Will you take the job? Personally, I think $1 USD is under paid. If you are willing to blog for $1 USD per post, please let me know. ;)

Writing paid blog posts is a fast way to make money online. The more you write, the more money you get.

For me, it is not an ideal way. If you are able to write many blog posts, you would better setup your own blog and start making money from your blog.

You will need to take some time to learn about setting up a blog, blog marketing and promotion, and some tips and tricks on blogging. Here are some books that might help: