Posts Tagged ‘2012’

Every blogger wants to have the most popular blog but it doesn’t always happen for them. This year needs to be different, you need to do all you can to make your blog more popular now than ever before.
So, how do you make your blog popular.
There are several things that you can do to make your blog popular but one thing is to just keep blogging. A lot of people fail because they don’t see traffic coming to their blog as fast as they would like and therefore they just stop writing. Do yourself a huge favor and make sure you set a blogging schedule for yourself and stick to it. Trust me, a blogging schedule will work better than you think.
Ok, lets get right to it.
5 Tricks To Make Your Blog Popular.

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Weekend Blogging

Something that I am currently contemplating is doing a little weekend blogging. Whether this would mean publishing posts on this blog or on other blogs for guest posts doesn’t matter, all that matters is that I am doing something to help build my community. I love publishing posts here but the fact of the matter is that doing a guest post will bring in more traffic. If getting your blog the popularity that it deserves is something that you really want to do, then guest posting is what you should be doing. Just know that with guest posts there really isn’t a way get penalized because Google loves to see authoritative links back to your blog.
Email Other Bloggers

Have you ever email another blogger to let them know about your blog? If you have never done this, then it is about time. The entire point of doing this is to get the gurus and other big name bloggers to come and check out your site so that they mention it in a post of their own. Where the bigger bloggers benefit the most is from people reading a post they just wrote and then mentioning it on their blog. Think about it, how easy is this if all you have to do is write a post and the other bloggers do everything for you? My advice is not to just spam the bloggers though, you should read their latest blog post and then comment on it before you send them an email. I know it might seem like a little more work but the bigger bloggers will like this much better.
Increase Your Social Media Following

How many fans and followers do you have on Facebook and Twitter? Are you starting to grow your circle on Google+? I ask this because in order to become more popular you will need the help of other people. One of the best ways to make your blog popular in 2012 is going to be with social media. With Facebook and Google+ on the rise there is no reason as to why you should not be using them to get more traffic and spread the word about your blog posts.
Tip: I would highly recommend setting a goal for yourself as to how many more followers you would like to get each month. I did this last year and the results really paid off. The trick is to do everything you can to ensure that your following keeps growing no matter if you get 50 new followers or 500 each month.
Information Is The Key

Are you creating epic blog posts? Do you write posts that people have to come back and read more later because there is just so much information? In order to make your blog popular in 2012 you will need to spend a lot more time working on your content. I am not saying that you need to spend a week writing one blog post but it should take you longer than 20 minutes. Where a lot of bloggers make the mistake is they just try to get the most information on their blog as opposed to the best information. Check out Problogger.net and see how Darren write his posts, some of them are short and some are a little longer. He does this because it doesn’t always require 2,000 words to get his point across.
Tip: In my experience a good post length is between 800-1500 words. If you are trying to do more of a pillar style post, then I would recommend writing one that is at least 1,500.
Establish Yourself

When I say establish yourself, I mean you need to establish yourself as an expert in your field. The reason I highly recommend doing this is because once you become an expert in your field then people will start to notice you even more. Not only that but you could make the pages of local newspapers, national magazines and possibly be seen on T.V. There are a lot of bloggers out there that have been on T.V. talking about what they do and why they do it. Just think, this could be you at some point.
Do you see how these 5 tricks can help you make your blog popular in 2012? There are a lot of things that you can do to make your blog popular but I would start right here with these. The last thing I want you to know is that the best thing you can do is guest posting and if you can fill up your weekends with these, then you will see a huge jump in this years popularity.

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Lady Gaga’s ‘Born This Way Ball’ tour rakes in the dough!

As you know, Lady Gaga is in the midst of her ‘Born This Way Ball’ world tour and is only 8 stops in. She kicked off the tour in Seoul, South Korea, then jumped over to Hong Kong for 4 shows, then stopped in Japan for 3 show dates, all of which were sold out shows.

According to Billboard’s Current Boxscore on their website, in just these first 8 stops of her tour, Lady Gaga has grossed $29.3 million in ticket sales from the tour. That’s almost 30 million dollars, and Mother Monster is just getting started. Now remember, gross sales mean that is the amount she made from ticket sales total, without taking into consideration her costs, etc. from the tour. The actual number Mother Monster gets to keep herself is probably a fraction of this.

The ticket prices at these first 8 tour stops ranged from $33 to $312 American dollars. All in all, it’s a good year to be a Mother Monster. Lady Gaga reportedly made $90 million last year, including $30 million from Twitter alone. We’re sure she’ll surpass $90 mill this year, and she deserves it. What do you think of these numbers, is it too high? Tell us by leaving a comment below, see ya next time.

Source: http://www.billboard.biz/bbbiz/charts/currentboxscore.jsp

Terry Richardson photos: http://www.terrysdiary.com/search/lady%20gaga

Famous photoTerry Richardson photos: http://www.terrysdiary.com/search/lady%20gaga

Famous photog to the stars, Terry Richardson, unveils first exclusive Lady Gaga ‘Born This Way Ball’ tour photos! Hey Little Monsters, you’re watching ClevverMusic. As you know, Mother Monsters is currently on her ‘Born This Way Ball’ tour and new photos of the tour have emerged. Longtime Gaga collaborator, Terry Richardson, has finally shared on his blog, his behind-the-scenes pics of his time with Gaga in Seoul, South Korea.

Unlike the photos the controversial photographer previously published of Mother Monster, the newly surfaced pics do not include Gaga drinking or making out with a mannequin. We do get an inside vision of Gaga’s elaborate costumes, the BTWB tour castle, and even Gaga sleeping.

Our favorite photo is of Gaga giving Terry a big smooch on the cheek. Take a look at the photos yourself, by clicking the link in the description, and tell us which picture is your favorite! Be sure to subscribe to ClevverMusic for more music updates. By Little Monsters!g to the stars, Terry Richardson, unveils first exclusive Lady Gaga ‘Born This Way Ball’ tour photos! Hey Little Monsters, you’re watching ClevverMusic. As you know, Mother Monsters is currently on her ‘Born This Way Ball’ tour and new photos of the tour have emerged. Longtime Gaga collaborator, Terry Richardson, has finally shared on his blog, his behind-the-scenes pics of his time with Gaga in Seoul, South Korea.

Unlike the photos the controversial photographer previously published of Mother Monster, the newly surfaced pics do not include Gaga drinking or making out with a mannequin. We do get an inside vision of Gaga’s elaborate costumes, the BTWB tour castle, and even Gaga sleeping.

Our favorite photo is of Gaga giving Terry a big smooch on the cheek. Take a look at the photos yourself, by clicking the link in the description, and tell us which picture is your favorite! Be sure to subscribe to ClevverMusic for more music updates. By Little Monsters!

If you thought Lady Gaga’s tour controversy was over, you were dead wrong! Hey guys, you’re tuned in to your news source, Electric Chapel. Lady Gaga is currently on her ‘Born This Way Ball’ tour, and the controversy is far from over. After facing the wrath of Christian protestors and from the Government in South Korea, Gaga will face similar opposition when her tour stops in Indonesia.

While the protestors in South Korea condemned Gaga for promoting “unhealthy sexual culture” through “lewd lyrics and performance,” Indonesian Muslims will take it a step further. These protestors are more concerned with Mother Monster’s alleged dealings with the devil.

A spokesperson for the Islamic Defenders’ Front told The Wall Street Journal, “Lady Gaga insults all religions. Even Christians in Korea opposed her. She is promoting the worship of Satan.” Chairman of the Islamic Defender’s Front went further by telling an Islamic newspaper, “If you want chaos in Jakarta, just continue to hold the concert.” We don’t think Gaga is opposed to chaos, but this doesn’t sound like the kind of chaos we’d like at a Monster Ball.

As of now, the June 3 show in the Nation’s capital is forging ahead as scheduled. What do you think of this controversy? Is it totally uncalled for or valid? Leave a comment, and follow Electric Chapel for more Gaga news. See ya!

More rumors coming out of the infamous hit-and-miss Taiwanese publication DigiTimes today, this time claiming that Apple will release a 7-inch iPad in August, a new iPhone in September, and a 10-inch iPad later in the year, according to sources within Apple’s supply chain. This isn’t the first time we have heard rumors about a 7- to 8-inch iPad, but most speculation has pointed towards a 7.85-inch iPad.

Pegatron Technology reportedly has landed orders for a new-generation iPhone to be launched in September and a 10-inch iPad to be launched in the fourth quarter, according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers. Pegatron is currently an OEM for the iPhone 4S and new iPad.

While the 10-inch iPad and new iPhone will be manufactured in part by Pegatron Technology, the report claims that Foxconn will be responsible for production of the 7-inch iPad later in the year. While talk of a 7-inch iPad and launch of a new iPhone in September are not unheard of, the 10-inch iPad definitely seems less likely. All we know for certain is that Apple definitely has something up their sleeves for the remainder of 2012.

Imagine you’re sitting on an airplane, and your iPhone suddenly explodes in your hands. That’s exactly what happened last November, when an iPhone was left shattered and glowing red after self-combusting on an airplane that had just touched down in Sydney, Australia. The incident raised discussions about the safety of these batteries on flights, since this was a dangerous situation that could easily be repeated purposefully for the wrong reasons. But, the cause of the problem is probably not what you would expect.

Australian government officials have concluded their investigation of the incident, and have determined that the cause of the combustion was due to a loose screw that managed to puncture the iPhone’s battery after a faulty screen replacement procedure by an unauthorized service center.

The loose screw made its way to the battery casing and punctured it, which created a short circuit and caused the battery to overheat. Thankfully, nobody was hurt on the airplane; however, it is still a big reminder of the dangers that can be associated with carrying electronic equipment on flights. Do you fly with your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad?

When you hear stories about independent App Store developers becoming extremely successful, you might think that the App Store is a viable business and something that can easily provide you with extra income. But, according to a recent survey by marketing firm App Promo, it is actually quite difficult to release apps that become successful.

The survey shows that “59 percent of apps don’t break even, and 80 percent of developers can’t sustain a business on their apps alone.” The fact that there is over 600,000 apps available on the App Store could be a contributing reason for the difficulties that developers face, since there is limited visibility for the apps that they release. That is, of course, unless they are dedicated to an  extensive — and expensive — marketing pitch.

“Over the years I have seen visibility of applications I’ve worked on greatly reduced,” developer Pat McCarron told Ars. “Right now your app is likely not going to be found if you never break the Top 100 or Top 200 lists. Users won’t navigate forever down the list of top apps to find yours sitting lonely at the bottom.”

Rogue Amoeba’s Paul Kafasis agreed that the App Store has become more of a lottery, and less a chance for small developers to succeed along with well-established companies.

“The App Store is very much like the lottery, and very few companies are topping the charts,” Kafasis told Ars. “It’s a hit-based business. Much like music or book sales, there are a few huge winners, a bigger handful of minor successes, and a whole lot of failures.”

To release an app to the App Store, you must be an official registered developer with Apple, a program that costs $100 to enroll in. Have you ever released, or considered developing, an App Store app?

Today in London, Samsung held an event to talk about their “Next Galaxy.” When first reading it, I thought I’d stumbled upon an astronomer that was soon to announce a brand new Galaxy in this universe — boy was I wrong. Even though their phone was one of the most anticipated of the year, Samsung couldn’t even wait until the event started to announce the device and all its specifications, leaving the event a bore for nearly anyone who already read the coverage of this new phone.

Now you’re probably wondering, is this device even worth all the hype? No, not really, and I’m going to tell you why. First, they brought “S Voice” to the device as an alternative to the iPhone’s voice assistant Siri. It has pretty much every feature Siri does, but that’s expected since Samsung just loves to copy things of Apple’s.

Next up in the list of interesting features is “Pop up play,” which acts like the traditional window system on a computer by playing video on top of other apps. If you want to, you can continue using anything in the other apps while watching the video. This is what a 720p display does, but imagine doing all of this on a 1080p Galaxy Note — it’d be like a full computer in your hand.

In the world of specifications, the Galaxy S III has a quad-core CPU clocked at 1.4 GHz, 4.8-inch 720p display, 8-megapixel and 1.9-megapixel (front-facing) cameras, a 2,100 mAh battery, and is available in 16 GB and 32 GB sizes with microSD expandability. It will have HSPA+ connectivity with 4G LTE models coming to regions that support it.

The phone itself is pretty ugly (see gallery here) and looks rather bland. I’d not want to own one of these even in the light of how speedy its OS may be, to be honest. Their Galaxy Nexus was so much better and I feel like they went backwards with things. Other than that, the build quality itself looks cheap and some hands-on reports have also backed this. It’s plastic, feels like a budget flip phone, and is by no mens a competitor to the iPhone in quality.

If you want a nice looking phone that’s just as powerful with good build quality, just go with the HTC One X. It’s solid, has great reviews, and isn’t as ugly as the Galaxy S III.

I’m not yet sure how to take this whole “natural interaction” thing, but it seems a bit strange and intrusive. It’s like Samsung wants you to use the phone all the time instead of just when you want.

With the innovative ‘Smart stay’ feature, the GALAXY S III recognizes how you are using your phone – reading an e-book or browsing the web for instance – by having the front camera identify your eyes; the phone maintains a bright display for continued viewing pleasure.

The GALAXY S III features ‘S Voice,’ the advanced natural language user interface, to listen and respond to your words. In addition to allowing information search and basic device-user communication, S Voice presents powerful functions in regards to device control and commands. When your phone alarm goes off but you need a little extra rest, just tell the GALAXY S III “snooze.” You can also use S Voice to play your favorite songs, turn the volume up or down, send text messages and emails, organize your schedules, or automatically launch the camera and capture a photo.

In addition to recognizing your face and voice, the GALAXY S III understands your motions to offer maximized usability. If you are messaging someone but decide to call them instead, simply lift your phone to your ear and ‘Direct call’ will dial their number.

And if that’s not bad enough, just watch their advertisement for the phone below and you’ll really get the idea. Samsung wants you to know that this device is “made for humans.”