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Why I set up my own hosted websites

Having a simple blog on may be free and all but if you plan on blogging for a long, long time and you want to do more with your blog such as turning it into a website, why not get your own domain and set up a Webhostingaccount?

After all, getting a good and dependable web host is rather easy. I am a blogger who earns money online so merely having blogger sites is not enough. That's why I set up quite a few other websites with specific domain names targeted at attracting traffic according to my target keywords.

Of course there is the hassle of looking for a dependable host. We wouldn't want the server crashing all the time and your website inaccessible. That's why I will do some reading and check up on reviews available to find the best option. There are so many web host companies available such as ipage host reviews. Thats the wonder of the Internet. You do not need to step out of your house to check up on stuffs and to shop!

The other day, I was just reading up on justhost hosting reviews and it helped me made my decision on the web host to choose. Hosting your very own sites give you so much more freedom. You can set it up as a blog. Or you can set it up as a static website. You can use it to set up affiliate site. A shopping site with a shopping cart. Anything is possible when you set up a website with you own web hosting account.


Things for writers to do when stressed out

We all have days when we are extremely overburdened with work and so stressed out thinking of ideas and combining words into sentences for our writing projects, not to mention dealing with difficult clients, that sometimes we really need to get away from it all. And we are not even talking about getting rid of writers block.

What I usually do in situations like this is to:

1. Surf the internet - reading up and catching up on our industry is a good way to de-stress and at the same time learn new things.

2. Online shopping - as long as you practice some self-control, I guess it is a good way to 'pamper' yourself with some stuffs that you have always wanted. That's what I call shopping therapy!

3. Be young again - what's more mind-numbing than some fun video games? The Nintendo Wii of course! Getting into some action-packed game could be a great stress reliever, just don't overdo it and forget everything. The great part about this is that you can download a variety of games with just a click of the mouse and yes, the games are pretty affordable too so it won't burn a hole in your pocket at all.

4. Read a book - as writers, it is always a good excuse to pick up a book and spend hours lost in it because we are actually 'working' by reading. It is all in a day's 'research', doncha think so?

5. Go for a massage and spa treatment - that is the ultimate pampering solution to de-stress and get all those tension and knotts in your shoulders to dissolve and go away.

6. Do a spot of yoga - why not grab your yoga gear and head on to somewhere peaceful and quiet for a great yoga workout to relax the body, mind and soul? Yoga has been known to help you maintain your agility, reduce stress and yes, even help you lose weight.

7. Blog - I know it may sound weird to be blogging in order to get away from all your writing stress but we writers tend to feel better after getting it all out through words and what better way than to blog? When blogging, you do not need to worry about deadlines, clients' needs or anything like that. It is just purely therapeutic to let it all go!

So, there you are. The 7 things I do when stressed out. If all else fail, I guess, you will be in need of the ultimate de-stress solution of all time:

Go for a holiday!


Where to find your writing muse

As a writer or author, we are pretty dependent on our muse to get the writing juices flowing and the ideas tumbling out like an endless waterfall.

So, what exactly is a muse? Contrary to what people would like to believe, especially in fantasy fiction, a muse could be anything and need not necessarily be a mysterious invisible being sitting next to you, injecting creativity and flair to your subconscious as you write.

Granted, it is a pretty good idea. Imagine, we just need to have this lucky Muse sitting next to us and we'd soon be tapping out the next Big Thing and be the next bestselling author. However, in real life, it does not work that way.

Nope. We, mere mortals, will have to depend on our own wits and ideas to find our own Muse. Or to create one, if need be.

A muse could be anything. It could be a watercolour painting your child drew for you. Or the overstuffed, comfy armchair in the den. Or the breathtaking scenery from your picture window. Or even the soothing tones of classical music. Anything at all.

You see, a muse's main responsibility is to give you inspiration. To keep your fingers tapping, your brains busy churning out beautifully creative ideas, for articles or books or blogs. Whichever area of writing that you need to get done!

A muse will come in handy to get rid of your writer's block and yes, it will definitely get your creative juices going in a jiffy. So, how do you know which item (or person, for that matter) is your muse?

Well, you don't. Sometimes your computer may very well be your muse but you didn't notice. So, you will really need to open up and build an awareness of your surroundings and things around you.

The best way to find out is when you reach one of your writer's block episodes and then move around, try various methods and trust me, you will soon find your muse and the block will be long gone!

Happy writing and may the muse be with you. ;-)


Is article marketing worth the trouble?

It takes time to write, post & submit your articles to the article directories. Considering everything else that a good Internet Marketer has to do is article marketing worth the trouble?


Not if you are wanting instant traffic to your website. For instant traffic you really want to spend your resources (including money) on PPC. Of course, you stand to lose a lot of money if you don't do PPC correctly. Whereas if you write an article incorrectly it costs nothing more than the article submission software you may have purchased.

However, you don't even need article submission software to succeed with article marketing. All you need is a good list of places to submit your articles.

The advantages of article marketing are numerous.

As you write more about your niche, you build yourself into an expert in your own right within your targeted field.

Each article is like a new sales agent running through the Internet telling people about your website.

As you increase the number of writings your website has you morph your website from an entity to a resource. People are more likely to return to resources than they are just another website.

As long as you are willing to wait for your articles to mature and take root on the Internet it is indeed worth your time and resources to write articles. Especially if you use strategies like bum marketing and linking your blog and website together as one.

You don't have a blog yet? Two resources people like to use on this front are…

* (my own personal favorite) *

There are others, but if you have a website it's a really good idea to have a blog as well as blogs increase the interactive nature of your website.

Therefore, next time you ask yourself is article marketing worth the trouble? You'll know the answer.

- Guy Siverson