What’s the perfect formula for blogger payouts?

There’s been a long discussion for a week now on Wisdump on why Blog Networks Failed which branched out at 901am with the reasoning that blog networks don’t seem to be paying their bloggers enough. Jeremy Wright took it a bit personal, wrote “Do we pay our bloggers enough?“, and was a little frustrated that outsiders are always criticizing b5media without an inkling of suggestion for improvement or an alternative solution of some sort.

I’d like to break the ice and offer a possible solution from how I see it in the perspective of a network blogger. [Read more…]

Google misspells itself as Googe


We bloggers often make spelling mistakes but when you see Google overlooked its Valentine’s Day logo like the one below…


… you’ll wonder if the artist was too in love or just got heart-broken to notice the misspelling.

Happy Valentines everyone! :)

Big Blog vs. Many Small Blogs

Jason Calacanis mentioned in his blog that aside from WIN blogs and Gawker blogs, there are no other top blogs out there, and even cited b5media as a well-funded network without a carrier blog anyone can name (well, maybe except for Problogger.net or the other acquired blogs including one of our very own editors here, Tony’s Deep Jives Interest). [Read more…]

Problogging is both passive & active income

Over at Problogger, Darren answers the question whether blogging for money is a passive income. Though I would generally agree in his approach to discussing the matter, I’d like to present a new angle which I was surprised Darren did not delve into considering he’s one of the founders of the b5media blog network. [Read more…]

Ella has arrived (or WordPress 2.1)

The latest branch of WordPress version 2.1 (codenamed Ella) has just been released hours a go. This is a major upgrade to the current stable version with a
lot of user-interface and functionality improvements, on top of bug fixes.

Here are some of the nicest things we liked about the new upgrade:

  • Autosave makes sure you never lose a post again.
  • New tabbed editor allows you to switch between WYSIWYG and code editing instantly while writing a post.
  • Completely redone visual editor also now includes spell checking.
  • The upload manager lets you easily manage all your uploads pictures, video, and audio.

See complete specs of the upgrades here. Download your own copy of WordPress 2.1 here.