Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Views on Life now Belongs to the World

earth_1_apollo17 I started out using this blog as a training blog for my series on using Blogger.  I covered all the interfaces as well as other items, but I find myself in a bit of a quandary over what to do with this blog now that the Blogger.com series is complete.

I decided that since the name of the blog is Views on Life, why not just post little things here and there that pertain to life. 

I realize that I'd would get rather bored doing this all by myself.   Instead, what I intend to do is allow anyone to put a post and make the blog a World Views on Life blog.  Readers can submit anything they want, and I'll post it for all the world to see.  Of course, to circumvent those that think I'll throw just any old thing up here, there are some rules to this.

First, the post must contain your thoughts on what life is.  That can come in many forms of course.  They can be silly, they can be crude.  Your views would never be subjected to a critical eye by myself, I cannot guarantee that they won't by any visitors though.

Secondly, you are free to include links to your sites or blogs.  I won't accept a list of links with a one liner on your view of life, that just wouldn't be in the spirit of this would it.  No, you need to keep some common sense about you when you submit a post to be put up here.  All links will be nofollow free, and will be tailored to give you the best bang for your buck.

Thirdly, pictures are fine too.  If you want to dress up your post with images, sounds (albeit, I may regret this), animated gifs, whatever, you are free to.  So long as the content is of a legal nature and doesn't violate any laws.  I, of course, will have final say about what gets posted.  If I find it of questionable nature, I'll toss it away and won't even let you know, so don't try.  It's a waste of your time, and my time.

Fourthly, there is no fourth item.  This is meant to be fun, helpful to you in your promotion of a web site, product or service and will be another quality link pointing back to your site.

I hope you find this offer attractive enough to submit a post.  I think it's open enough to perhaps garner a few submissions, and perhaps those will grow over time.  Time will tell.

I'll soon be writing my submission and take care of some loose ends on the blog.  I'll throw in a few modifications to help promote the posts through services like Digg and Stumble as well.

Let me know what you think?  Do you have something to tell the world about your views on life? 

If you would like to submit a post to this blog, you can do so by emailing me at ViewsOnLifeSubmission *at* waynejohn.com.

You can also request to be added to the blog roll also.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Election Results

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Clementine by Elliot Smith

This is a test using blip to embed some music into a post.  Really I'm just checking out what happens when I do this, and trying to determine if there is more I can do with it.

The audio clip is from Elliot Smith's Clementine off his self-titled album.

Cheers and enjoy!

If you are interested in Blip.fm and join up, please add me as a friend and we'll help each other.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Email Your Posts to Blogger!

This is the first post I've created and posted by using my email client.  Why would I do this?  Well, not only am I building a series of helpful lessons on using blogger on my site at WayneJohn.com, but I also thought this would be a great way to post to the blog.

Let's think about this.  I have email pretty much everywhere I go, however, I don't have the blogging software I use to write posts with.  If this works out, I will be able to simply draw up an email and send it on it's way.

Of course, including images, videos and what not may be problematic, I'm going to take things slow and see what happens with this.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Add Your Blog to my Blog Roll

I recently wrote on my personal blog at waynejohn.com, where I write about using Blogger, that I am accepting requests to be added to the blog roll here.

To find out more about this, please read this post and leave a comment if you would like to be added onto the blog roll here at ViewsOnLife.net.

This blog will becomeI hope to create an uplifting and inspirational blog in the end, and I hope to have as many people in my blog roll as that I can fit. Hope to see you comment on my post and look forward to saying hi to you!

Cheers!

Wayne

Monday, August 25, 2008

Testing Trackbacks again...

Here is a link that should create a trackback:

Our latest lesson: Blogger.com Help - Lesson 10 - Formatting Settings

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

This post links to WayneJohn.com

Using the link fields, I can make the title link to another web site!