Tuesday, April 29, 2008

ClickBank re-opens to Malaysians

Many Malaysian Internet marketers are rejoicing over their good fortune in ClickBank re-opening its doors to Malaysians, just recently, after many years of exclusion.

Founded some ten years ago, ClickBank is the Internet's largest retailer of digital products. From ebooks to software, they offer a wide array of digitally delivered products.

ClickBank is the pioneer in selling digital products over the Internet with more than 100,000 affiliates worldwide. They pride themselves in providing a highly secure and fraud resistant environment for e-commerce.

ClickBank has become the global leader in the sale of digital goods online with more than 10,000 products for sale. It completes about 20,000 orders each day from more than 200 countries around the world. ClickBank.com is consistently ranked as one of the most highly trafficked sites on the Internet. The company is a private entity with offices in Broomfield, Colorado and Boise, Idaho in the US.

Many Internet marketers have made a lot of money by being successful affiliates of ClickBank. So being available to Malaysians will make many newbie Malaysian Internet marketers and gurus alike brimming with joy.

Prior to this, many Malaysians joined this lucrative ClickBank business through the backdoor. They obtained virtual office addresses or borrowed friends' or relatives' addresses in Singapore to join and have their checks sent there.

In fact, I just recently enquired from a relative whether I could use her Singapore address for ClickBank and was about to use that address to join when I heard that ClickBank has re-opened its doors to Malaysians, after many years. What good news. It will be convenient and fun!

If Malaysian marketers have previously signed up using Singapore forwarding addresses, you can now save money and enjoy convenience by changing to your Malaysian addresses. Just login to your ClickBank account and request for change of address.

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Monday, April 21, 2008

Internet language and blogspeak

More on acronyms on the Internet and in the blogosphere. Here are some of my favourites:

GOL Giggling out loud

HTH Hope this helps

IMHO In my humble opinion

IMO In my opinion

TTFN Ta ta for now

BION Believe it or not

ROFL Rolling on the floor laughing

FWIW For what it's worth

AFAIK As far as I know

L8er Later

Snark This is a blog, posting or blogger who is nasty and obnoxious

Macrologue A conversation going on between lots of people, on a global scale, on many blogs all at the same time

Megablog This blogging word is used to describe a really big, very busy blog

Well, there's a lot more to blogspeak, the language of blogging than briefly mentioned here. The easiest way to find out more about blogspeak is to search the Internet in search engines such as Google, Yahoo or MSN.

You can look for a single acronym that you are not sure of. Alternatively, you could search in a blogging dictionary to find lists of terms.

Some good blogging dictionaries are:

There is nothing worse than trying to show off but using an acronym wrongly. It's best to check out and make sure of the meaning first before using.

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Interesting Blogging Terms and Acronyms

Having been in the blogosphere for some time, I find that every now and then I come across an unfamiliar blogging term. However, for me, certain terms have been demystified like LOL for Laughing Out Loud, FYI for For Your Information, and Moblog for a blog posted and maintained via mobile phone.

BTW, I have a blog like that (moblog) at http://mobiledale.blogspot.com which I post and maintain with my Sony Ericsson K530i mobile phone. It has a 2 mega-pixel camera which enables me to do photoblogging that goes with appropriate captions.

Certain other terms which may be unfamiliar with many people are vlogging, also called video blogging, shortened to vlog, and audioblogging which is making blogs from MP3 music or speech, shortened to audioblog.

Blog components and functions also entail new words like header, the topmost part of the blog usually listing the blog title, and footer, the bottom-most part of the blog usually listing copyright statements and sometimes navigation.

Also something new is Captcha - short for "Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart." Those word and numbers verification images you need to type in to show you are human and not a bot. Helpful to block automated spam comments.

Another unfamiliar term is Permalink - a link to a specific article in a blog. And, Tags are labelling or attaching keywords to collect similar posts.

Blogroll is a list of links to other blogs in your sidebar.

Template is the blog presentation design.

Plugins are small files that add improved functionality and new features to your blog.

Dashboard - when you login to your blogging account, it is the first screen with all controls, tools and functions.

A rather interesting term is Blogstipation - writer's block for bloggers! Can't think of what to blog about? Then this term applies.

But when you have an unusually high output of articles, it is called Blogorrhea.

Ha, ha! Interesting, isn't it?