The Technology Mantra - How to become a Successful Blogger

This blog will provide high quality information to people, who are interested in blogging. We will cover technology and strategy related issues and topics that will help you to become a 'Blogger with Excellence'.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Google wants free mobile (cell) phone for everyone

Read this interesting article on how Google is planning to revolutionise mobile phone industry by offering service free of charge.

Loading speed of websites affects performance

Read this report on the loading speed of websites and how it can affect your performance.

Easy Blog Management using Beta Blogger

I have changed to beta blogger this week; so far, I have found the features quite fascinating. You have more control on template layout and design. Even if you are not good at coding, if you play around with it little bit, you can easily come up with your own customised design. Widgets are nice, as they give you the drag and drop option to manage your design layout. I did not have any complication in the migration process; it is just a matter of few clicks. It is quite fast as well and publishing has become so easy. Ultimately, all blogs at will be moved to beta blogger. Why not give it a try? I am sure you will enjoy the experience.

Monday, November 13, 2006

Information on Beta Blogger: Beta Blogger for Dummies

Hi guys, I came across this blog on beta blogger, it’s quite nice. It has some useful tips on modifying your beta blogger template and optimisation. Read

JAVA becomes free software

The news from the Inquirer: Sun Microsystems will announce today that its Java language, will be offered as pure "Free Software" - under a GPL version two licence. Read

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Firefox 2.0 watch the browser wars

Mozilla is releasing its latest version of Firefox and it is just less than a week after Microsoft's big Internet Explorer release. Though the news is from last week of October, you can watch the video about the fight for market share between the browsers.

Emerging Technology

Read this blog from Reuters to keep you up to date. Know about new trends in computing, communications, new media, and other hi-tech areas.

Friday, November 10, 2006

How to become a Successful Blogger: The 3Ps

Strategies are essential for success, and your effectiveness on the web is dependent on them. I have come up with 3Ps; plan how you can implement them to reap the benefits.

The 3Ps:

(1) Proactive: by proactive I mean looking for opportunities, taking massive action. Your blog is not going to grow and develop on its own. You have to feed and nurture it. Remember the maxim, “As you sow so shall you reap”.
-- Do extensive research on the area you are focussing on.
-- Read extensively, books, magazines etc.
-- Find out what other people are doing in your area.
-- Benchmark your blog with the best in the web. Adopt best practices used by the blogs with excellence.

(2) Purpose: by purpose, I mean what need are you serving. If you expect your visitors to come and take active part in your blog, give them something that they want so that they come back to you time and again. Let me give you an example, and these two blogs are among the top 100 blogs at Technorati. Visit them and ask yourself do they have a clear sense of purpose, how, why and what?

(3) Patience: have patience do not give up. If you are passionate about something, pursue your goal to the end with undivided attention. The most successful blogs in the web were not built in a day. Remember the maxim, “Rome was not built in a day”.

Enjoy! Take care…

Thursday, November 09, 2006

How to become a successful blogger: What Wharton Professors Say?

Read this article to know what the professors at one of the best universities in the world (Wharton Knowledge) are saying about Blogs.

How to become a successful blogger: A good article by Brian Konradt

Read this article on the reality of blogging. How easy it is to make your mark in this arena? What about monetary gains?

How to become a successful blogger: Introduction to Blogging

This is a well-written article from WordPress about the basics of blogging. There are some good points even for not so new. Read

How to become a successful blogger: promoting your blog

We all want to have plenty of visitors to view our creativity. Promotion is very important and if we follow some simple things, we can achieve big results and increase the number of visitors to our blog. I am sure many of you have read this article by Biz Stone, if by chance you have missed it, here is the link.

How to become a successful blogger: Objectives

If we want to become successful in any area, we have to know what we want to achieve. And, this simple rule applies to blogging as well. There are millions of bloggers in the web, how many have a clear objective in their mind. If you really want to be successful, ask yourself the simple question what you want to achieve with your blog. You don’t need any blog ‘Guru’ to tell you that. Remember we are our biggest ‘Guru’. Explore a little bit and you will find your way.

--Write down the objectives, aims, purpose, and mission of your blog.
--Writing clarifies our thinking, and you can evaluate and improve it
--You will also feel better and it is a professional approach

Remember: If you do not know where you are going, you can land up anywhere.

Alice: Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?
The Cat: That depends a good deal on where you want to get to
Alice: I don't much care where.
The Cat: Then it doesn't much matter, which way you go.
Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

More later folks, take care…

How to improve your AdSense earnings with the competitive Ad filter

This is an informative article from Bloggingpro. Read full article.

A celebration of good blog writing

Terry Whalin is a top professional writer and he talks about the importance of high quality writing in this article. Though, he has mentioned about CEO blogs but anyone would gain. If you want to engage your audience and create a good blog, read this article.

Blogging is the CRAZE - get motivated and blog

There is an interesting news report from BBC about the growth in blogging. It is estimated that every day 100,000 new blogs are created and 1.3 million posts are made. Read the full story.

Shopping with Skype, hey it’s the new feature!

The successful Web telephone-calling company Skype on Wednesday unveiled amazing new software with automatic click-to-call features designed to make shopping easier. The new feature in Skype also encourages users to join group conversations. Read full story.

Britons can now check online if they have a relation in US

It’s good news for people who want to find out if they are related to somebody in USA using a new website. Are you related to Tom Cruise? The website called does this for you. Check it out and read the full story.

The biggies make serious error too? Google accidentally sends out e-mail worm

Google accidentally sent the Kama Sutra e-mail worm to the 50,000 subscribers of a Google Video e-mail group.
The news from Cnet says that three postings were made Tuesday evening to an e-mail list that sends out postings to the Google Video blog. "Some of these posts may have contained a virus called W32/Kapser.A@mm--a mass-mailing worm,".
Read the full story.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

What a shame: Wikipedia targeted by virus creators

The news story in BBC says that virus writers created a page on the German Wikipedia that linked to a fake fix for a new version of an old malicious Windows worm. It is a shame really that the virus writers don’t have better things to do, read the complete news article.

Good News: You will Skypecast soon with your blog!

The Internet telephony provider Skype plans to offer a new innovative feature to the bloggers. It will provide the ability to hold audio chats in the next version of Net telephone product. The announcement was made by co-founder Niklas Zennstrom on Tuesday night at the Web 2.0 Summit. The next version of Skype will enable people to post a link on a blog or Web site that will take people to a public chat room when clicked on. This will be a new dimension for the blogging community, read the full news article.

Microsoft’s 7 rules for managing a mobile workforce

Wireless Internet, powerful handheld devices, VPNs (virtual private networks), and WLANs (wireless local area networks) are no more weird terms in today’s business. According to Nemertes Research, a New York market researcher that specializes in emerging technologies, as many as nine out of every 10 employees now work from locations other than company headquarters.

So how do you face the great challenge of managing your mobile work force? Read

Can people with English as a second language improve their speaking skills with IBM’s new technology?

The researchers at IBM's India Research Laboratory have developed a Web-based, interactive language technology to help people who speak English as a second language improve their speaking skills. It is based on advanced speech processing techniques, the technology was initially developed for a leading call center in India to help improve the capabilities of their agents. Read the full article.

Free Templates for your Blog

I liked the collection of free blog templates at Gecko & Fly and thought why not share the information with you.

Google all set to storm radio industry!

We all know that Google is a leader in web search, but it is spreading its wings into a new arena. Yes, you are right it is hiring scores of radio sales people and is spending heavily in a bid to expand its position in the $20 billion radio industry. Interests You! Want to read about this great news please click here

Is Flash 8 is amazing?

Flash® Professional 8 is supposed to be the industry's most advanced authoring environment for creating interactive websites, digital experiences and mobile content. I am a great fan of Flash technologies. And, Flash 8 seems to have great new features built into it. Why should you buy Flash 8? Here is a link to 10 reasons given by Adobe.

Search Engine Optimisations: Question Mark

This is an interesting article from Gecko & Fly on search engine optimisation. Enjoy!

Microsoft Office Templates: Create Powerful Presentations

Do you know you can download excellent templates from Microsoft's website for creating attractive presentations and many other templates. Use this link Microsoft...

Microsoft: 3D Maps

See brand new, amazing 3D views that make using maps more exciting than ever. please click here...

Google supports open source development

“The Google Summer of Code program for 2006 ran through September 8, 2006, bringing together 630 students and over 1200 mentors across 90 countries to create a variety of open source software.” - google
Google is taking lot of initiatives in supporting open source developers. Read more

Moodle 1.7 Released

Hey great news Moodle 1.7 has been released. You can Download Moodle for free! Moddle is a powerful Open Source Virtual Learning System.

Skype: Make free high quality phone calls

Have you tried Skype? It is a little piece of software that allows you to make calls from your computer. Talk for as long as you like without worrying about the cost or the distance. Some of the features include:
--Free Skype-to-Skype calls
--Make video calls
--Send cheap text messages
--Easy conference calling
--You can
download it for free
Check the section for small business in their website, you will find some useful information. You can reap these benefits:
--Improve business communication productivity
--Free calls and conferencing
--Fast and secure communication
--Easy set-up and management