Bahasa Indonesia

Sebagai Warga Negara yang baik, dan dalam rangka mengisi kekosongan konten yang lama tak ada update, saya memutuskan untuk kembali Berbahasa Indonesia kembali di WWW.JAUHARI.NET ini.

Dan disini saya akan mencoba membahas apa saja dan tidak begitu personal dan lebih secara umum. Bersisi apa saja yang sedang menarik di Dunia Maya… tulisan2 di website ini nantipun tidak semua dari saya pribadi. Continue reading “Bahasa Indonesia”

Download WordPress for iOS 2.8

Now you can download WordPress for iOS 2.8. On this version there are many enhancement. Specially for iPhone user now you can quick photos and publish it in your WordPress blog.

WordPress for iOS 2.8 Screenshot
WordPress for iOS 2.8 Screenshot

 

Another major enhancement that I really like is integrated with WordPress Stats added translations to Japanese, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish, Bosnian, Hebrew, German, Dutch, French, and Croatian. More details check it on iOS WordPress Blog

Well done. Now download WordPress for iOS 2.8 using this iTunes Link

Do You Think that Blogging is Dying?

Blogging has been pretty mainstream for over five years now, In my personal opinion, I don’t think that blogging is dying at all. My belief is that too many people start a blog for the wrong reason, or misunderstand the work and commitment associated with blogging. I would say there are currently two primary reasons why most people start blogging:

1. Get Rich Quick — I’m not sure why this idea is out there, but there are a ton of people that believe that blogging will make your rich quick. There are of course a number of people that have made a lot of money from blogging, but most people who starting blogging now will need time to develop their blogging skills and develop readership before there are any monetary possibilities.
2. Personal Blog – This is closer in line with the original intention of blogging. People launch a personal blog where they can talk about whatever they want. Here are family pictures; these are my political opinions, and my favorite sports team won last night! These types of blogs don’t have any focus that would appeal to a large group of people, so they lack readership, which in turn discourages the blogger from putting time into their hobby

I also think the emergence of micro-blogging has had a strong influence on people leaving their blogs dormant. Things like tumblelogs, Twitter and Facebook status updates have become very popular, negating what blogging offered to some people. It’s much quicker and serves the same purpose for them.

What is the Future of Blogging?

This is always tough to gauge, so you kind of need to look at trends.

1. More User Interaction — The appeal of blogging has always the interaction that is possible with the author and other readers, making the site a conversation station. As bloggers continue to narrow their focus on smaller niches, the interaction seems to get better. If you look at what WordPress, is doing with the acquisitions, you can see how user interaction (improved comments, polls, BBPress, etc) seems to be their focus for the future of their platform.
2. Rise in Video Blogging — What this method lacks with SEO (search engine can’t index what is said in a video), it makes up for in personalization. Video posts can be created very quickly with mini-rants and I think readers enjoy video blog posts because they can actually see the author and hear the emotion in their voices. These types of sites can develop a strong following very quickly and don’t rely much on search engines to bring them traffic. Video blogging can also be integrated into a standard blog, giving people the best of both worlds.

I also believe we will continue to see fewer blogs in the traditional sense, meaning a standard website where the homepage displays a loop of the most recent posts. More than likely some sort of hybrid will emerge over the next couple years, which is a cross between a Content Management System (CMS) and a blog. What do you think? What is the future of blogging?

The Importance of Blog Design

Blogs have increased popularity over this past months.  Many people have started to create their personal blogs to express their thoughts and feelings.  Internet companies have also started their blogs to inform consumers on the latest product news and reviews. Many people spend time reading blogs.  People read their friend’s blogs, their favorite author’s blogs, blogs on topics that they are interested in, and blogs on product reviews.  With the increasing popularity of blogging, it is even feared that people rely on blogs to get the latest news.
The-Importance-of-Blog-Design
While getting news reports from blogs isn’t reliable, some people look for product reviews through blogs.  In some cases, this is more dependable.  While it is true that some media persons are being paid to write good reviews about a certain product, blog writers write about their actual experiences on products and services from a company.
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WP Robot Make Your Internet Marketing easier

If you know about posting articles automatically using feed wordpress or other wordpress plugins, so I will present to you a new technology called WP Robot. It’s a  premium plugin that might be interesting to have for your blogs.

For the first time I saw this feature from WPRobot.net, I think it’s similar like  feed wordpress plus some additional modification for any posts that do not exactly match the original any posts.

In fact all of that right and many other additional and particularly if you use your blog as a business to obtain dollars from the internet as an internet marketer.

Why, because WP Robot equipped with a module that supports some of the affiliate that is already famous amazon, ebay, clickbank article and some banks to fill the rather blog without having to write your own articles about the theme you have in the affiliate.
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Blogging: To Blog or Paid Review?

I have been blogging since June 2006 and until know I have 3 blogs in different nice. The two is a personal blogs and the other one is actually a directory but using WordPress as its engine. I decided to monetize the last one buy placing a Google Adsense but the earning is too small. Therefore I start to offer a web development service for visitors and this service give me much money.

Last month I tried my opportunity in a blog monetizing by selling links or paid review, and in the beginning of this month I received my first payment from selling text links ads. The amount is small, but convinced me that there are a lot of opportunities in online business. Joined with a review broker, it gave me another online income.

What interested me is that there are a lot of Pageranked domains sold by domain broker for people who want to make money online by selling links ads or paid review. It is just like a shortcut to make money online by blogging only for online income.

There are (of course) differences between blogging for money only and blogging as a passion while online income is the way to keep you survive. Blog can be as a business, but do not forget for the core. If you focus only on how to make money online without keeping your passion on blogging, then you just only have paid review posts on your blog. You got the money but not readers and ownerships.

Blogging is not only for paid review. Blogging is to share. If your blog only just to post paid reviews, just start to think this again. You may go on and start adding “value” in your blog post.

How about you?

How To Never Loose Your Post Ideas?

Notebook and Handrecord

I think you already know about Writer’s block, the time when bloggers do not have any idea to write blog post. There is a list to help you to find post ideas and it worked all time. What about if you have something is “whispering” in your mind and you think you can make it as a blog post but then it is dissapear quickly right just before you write it? Several time it happeed to me. I lost the idea. It’s gone with the wind.

To avoid that it happens again, I have to write it somewhere quickly. My choice is to buy a notebook and have it with me always. It works. This post was noted on it and other post ideas is waiting to be published.

Another tool to keep your post ideas is by record it in a voice recorder. I am considering to use it.

So, where do you keep your post ideas?

I keep it in my mind and these tools.

Blogging To Increase Your Website Traffic

Maybe you are the one of many website owners that got less (instead of saying no) traffic from the Internet, whether it came from search engine or direct links. How to increase it then?

The answer is of course: Start Blogging.

Why you have to blog in your company website?

By having a blog (and updated content), you can join many social networking and start fishing for customers from the community. You can leave comments from others blogs and maybe you will receive traffic from them or their visitors. If you have good contents, then your contents are bait to get linked-back from other bloggers. You can also interact directly with your readers who comment on your blog post.

I am now doing research (maybe a long research) to find whether or not company website is live from blogging platform. I did this before by creating a theme for client’s website. A little bit hard in the administration panel, but the results are good. Using blog platform for the company website, you can manage the content for your company website and writing blog content from one single administration panel.

Blogging not only for fun, but if you have a great content, then it will be your best marketing tool.

Intranet Blogging

This month is the first time for the company I work for to ask every manager and key persons to write a weekly report, latest on Monday morning. Since there is only two people in my department, me and my friend, each of us just need to write in our own PC and then join the files. We did this in the end of the week.

Finally I figured out that sometime I or him forgot what we have done within a week :D and sometime he worked from remote office. So to remember all of our activities, I set up a blog within the intranet for my department. Our activities and problems we faced (and solutions) are published there. In the end of the week, I just need to read the posts and copy-paste them to the weekly report form. :D

My job is getting easier and simpler. While everyone are busy on writing down typing their reports, I enjoy my time on playing with my script or server.

By the way, in my first report, I add a note “To view our up to date activities please visit http://intranet/it/“. :D

What Is Your First Post On Your Blog?

I just want to know from you folks, what is your first post on your blog?. If you are using WordPress, you have an automatic first post by default, a well-kown “Hello World!”. Did you delete this “Hello World!”?

Jauhari.Net first post was at September 17, 2004 titled: My First TXT  and no “Hello World !” .

Please give your comments.

It will help many people out there who start new blog to find their very first topic for their very first post on their (maybe very first) new blog.