Aaron Anderson’s blog is going up like crazy. I’m amazed. I’m stunned. I love people that take action like turbo speed. Incredible.
I first noticed his blog when I stumbled upon James Brausch’s “retired blog” (was December 2007) when he honored Aaron’s there. I forgot about it for a bit but am now following his blog almost every day and put his RSS feed into my NewsFox reader.
You know, I’m fairly new to all this blogging stuff. I feel like an alien in the blogosphere, and my knowledge of PHP is in the minus section (i.e., under zero.) Although I do have some HTML and CSS knowledge, I was a plain dump when I fist visited wordpress.org and downloaded the free package.
“Famous 5-minute installation” they say; ah yeah, sure! 5 minutes… *pfff*
It took me more than five DAYS!
Not because of WordPress though. After many nights I figured out it was because my old host did not support the “mode_rewrite” module in their Apache server. Sounds Chinese, I know. In plain English, I couldn’t run the blog the way I wanted, so I had to move everything from Germany to a host in the US.
OK, as you can see I’m over the first hurdles and my blog is up and running the way it should be (for now.)
There are still a ton of things on my to-do list though. One of them
is was subscribing to Entrecard in order to see if my results will be different to Aaron’s. “What’s Entrecard” you ask?
It is basically an online service where you exchange business cards by visiting blogs that are part of the Entrecard community. The more blogs you visit and leave your card, and the more are visiting yours and dropping their card, the more points you’ll earn, and the more visitors you’ll receive.
And you’ll get to see really excellent blogs that you probably would not find otherwise!
It is not my intent to give you a full-blown review just yet—too early. I’m going to do that once I have enough data, OK? (Aaron reported 308 new visitors in 6 days due to Entrecard.)
Stay tuned for my report folks; perhaps I can beat him (at least in THAT small area, Aaron… ;-)
And make sure to check out Aaron Anderson’s blog. He offers very helpful tips that are spot on.
P.S. Aaron, there is no spot providing a Trackback URI. Hope you receive my wink though. (Yeah I know, newbie worries.)