Protect your email address from SPAM robots

Are you tired of having thousands of spam messages in your email just because you posted your email address in your blog or any site? Then this tweak is for you but before I give the remedy to that problem let me give you a short background on how these spam messages work.
Spam messages are delivered to you using spambots or spam robots. These spambots are automated computer programs that assist in sending spam. Spambots gather the information from blogs or sites like crawlers in search engines. They crawl and try to find email addresses found in that page. They are using regular expressions and other search methods in finding your email. Email hostings like yahoo and gmail use ways to block these spams but some of these messages can get through and you get annoying emails.
I found two ways of preventing your email to be found by these spambots.

  1. One way of doing this is changing your @ symbol to @ . Both are the same and it works well.
    <a href="mailto:accountName&#64;">Email me</a>

  2. The other one is a bit complicated but you don't need to understand all of it. This method uses javascript to obfuscate your email or simply an email obfuscator. You can go to the link below to obfuscate your email. Works great!

But why am i posting this? Is this relevant to Search Engine Optimization? Yes it is relevant. With your blog coming to the top, these spambots will notice you and will begin to crawl your site. This can be harmful to you and to your readers who are posting their email addresses in their comments. If they found out that these spams originated from your blog then worst case scenario is that you'll reputation will be put at risk. Happy blogging. :D

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Weekly Hack: Show your Live Stats

If you want to impress your readers that you've posted numerous articles then this widget is for you.

Total Posts: 2654
Total Comments: 3235

Follow the steps and you'll be amazed to what this widget can do. :D
  1. Click Layout > Page Element > Add a Gadget
  2. Find the HTML/Javascript and click add.
  3. Copy the code below and paste it there.
    <script style="text/javascript">
    function numberOfPosts(json) {
    document.write('Total Posts: <b>' + json.feed.openSearch$totalResults.$t + '</b><br>');
    function numberOfComments(json) {
    document.write('Total Comments: <b>' + json.feed.openSearch$totalResults.$t + '</b><br>');
    <font color="black"><script src="yourblogurl/feeds/posts/default?alt=json-in-script&callback=numberOfPosts"></script>
    <script src="yourblogurl/feeds/comments/default?alt=json-in-script&callback=numberOfComments"></script></font>

  4. Replace yourblogurl with your link
  5. Save

You can tweak it if you like. :p

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Things you shouldn't do in Blogging

Blogging is not freedom, just like any other activities there are rules or things you shouldn't do. And neglecting the things you should do as a blogger could jeopardize your income or even your reputation as a blogger.
This is again the list of things you should remember in blogging and don't forget to take action.

  1. Do not neglect the comments of your readers
    This is the top NO thing you shouldn't do because blogging is about communication. A communication of blogger and readers is like the holy grail of Blog. If you as a blogger can't entertain the queries or comments of the readers then there is no purpose for you to post articles. Your reputation is at risk here.
  2. Do not neglect the feedbacks
    These feedbacks are sometimes sent to you via email or private messages(pm) concerning your blog or anything. These feedbacks can range from normal suggestion to wild reactions or complaints. Don't neglect them because they are your audience and they have the right to do so. But sometimes it gets out of hand and when that time comes, weigh things first and make a quick decision.
  3. Do not take long breaks
    Human as we are, we make mistakes and sometimes can't remember the things we should do. But don't make this as an excuse for you to take a break in blogging, unless you want to stop blogging. t_T You can avoid taking long breaks by using timestamps in blogs but blogger doesn't seem to have this kind of feature. You can also try posting an article saying you'll be on hiatus for a while if you're really wanting that break.
  4. Always respect your readers
    In the world that we're in, respect is everything. Everything that we say reflects our personality therefore we should be careful with it. Although number 4 and 1 are the same, bloggers should always remember to respect and respect its readers.

With great blog comes great responsibility.
With great readers comes great income. :D

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Blogging Frustrations and Tips on How to Reduce them

Dont' know what to post in your blog anymore? Ever imagined quitting? Well worry no more because I am offering you tips on what to post.

Forgive me for my first paragraph (It sounded good that's why I included it). Anyway, frustrations in posting a topic on your blog is a tedious task and needs a lot of patience and time. These frustrations may increase your level of stress hindering you to post a good article. In posting an article your thoughts, creativity, and writing should flow freely and without tension. Well, here's a list of what to do to prevent frustrations in posting. Hope this helps.

  1. Make an outline
    Always bear in mind that sentence construction isn't enough. You need a good overall construction or outline. In making an outline, major topics are listed and sub-topics are listed below major topics. In this manner the readers or the writer won't have a hard time reading or writing. There would be a well organized flow of thought and it could also help you find errors in your post.
  2. Watch how your body reacts when frustrated
    When you get frustrated, think of what you are doing and reassess things as to why you get frustrated. Some people tense their neck or jaw when they get frustrated. It may not be the same to all of us but this is not a good sign. Don't let your anger or frustration ruin everything. Remember to breath deep and use your hands in making a circular motion around your chest. And sometimes I jump and shout to let my frustrations go, at least that's how I do it.
  3. Redirect your thought and stop for a while
    When everything gets out of hand and you can't control it, find someone that can talk to you over or if you're alone and no one is there to redirect your frustration then go out and do something. You can try playing basketball or frisbee. If not, then try boxing I'm sure that would take your frustrations.

These things doesn't just apply in blogging, you can also do these when you write essays, research paper, or any other activities that involves writing. Enjoy writing and don't let anything hinder you from doing it.

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Weekly Hack: Add a Google Translate Widget in your Blogger

Time for the first weekly hack or tips and tricks for blogger. Not all people in this world can speak and understand English well so you need to have a translator for every language in the globe. Google can help you do that with the use of Google Translate. The steps below will help you to add a widget in Blogger.

  1. Go to your Dashboard > Layout > Add a Page Element > HTML/Javascript
  2. Paste the code below

  3. Add a Title to the Widget.
  4. Then SAVE

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