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jack7h3r1pp3r
Posts: 2815

i just made myself a blog :D
you guys should check it out and let me know what you think it is at: http://thegeekylife.blogspot.com/

i'm not trying to spam thats why this is in off topic and i'm just really excited LOOL

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whs
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Jack, that is a very nice initiative. But with the black background it is very hard and tiresome to read. I always skip black pages like that without even trying to figure it out. And the red writing is not a good choice either. Sorry

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jack7h3r1pp3r
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ok thanks i think that i will change it then.

edit: how about now?

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raphoenix
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Jack,
Does one have to sign up for a Google Account to make comments, etc., ????

Kindest Regards,
Rick P.♦ :)

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jack7h3r1pp3r
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yes i think that you do or you can use the other option if you have one of those accounts too

edit: i changed it so now anyone can add a comment

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raphoenix
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Jack,

Notice I am following your Blog but Google want take password to make comment.
Probably my (bad) but can't get in.
Kindest Regards,
Rick P.♦ :)

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whs
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Jack, this is very nice now. I love it and I bookmarked it.

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jack7h3r1pp3r
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i just got done with a very simple GIMP tutorial

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Scott
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Very nice Jack, following and added to my RSS feeds :)

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The Geek
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Good job.

I've subscribed as well.

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jack7h3r1pp3r
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thank you every one :) this blogging business is actually pretty fun :D since i usually don't like writing too much usually

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The Geek
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I find using lots of pictures makes blogging more fun =)

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jack7h3r1pp3r
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yes it does :) haha

i will try to keep posting as much as my free time allows me to with me being in college and all that.

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Scott
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Don't forget to minor in the "all that" part.

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raphoenix
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Jack,

You have your first comment up on your blog :) :)

Kindest Regards,
Rick P.♦ :)

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whs
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Are you going to continue hints and tips on Gimp? I use Gimp a lot but there are many areas of the product I have never tried. Your guidance would be appreciated.
PS: Remember, we had a discussion Gimp versus Photoshop a long time ago.

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jack7h3r1pp3r
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ya i'm going to try and put some more stuff on GIMP but i am very new to it and am still learning most of still so i will try to put both the easy stuff and maybe some more advanced stuff up later

and thanks for the comment rick :)

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whs
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For you being from the trade it will be a lot easier to understand this stuff than for laymen like us. I'll be looking forward to what you come up with.

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jack7h3r1pp3r
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i will see what i can do

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jack7h3r1pp3r
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how can i get on google and get high on the list when i search for it?? because right now i get nothing

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whs
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Have a look at these: (and maybe you can ask the Geek to link to your website - that would be a first step).

http://www.vaughns-1-pagers.co.....actors.htm
http://www.joe-whyte.com/2007/.....oop-holes/

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The Geek
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It takes time, patience, and a great deal of hard work to rank well in Google.

The primary rule is that you should concentrate on writing great content, and over time people will appreciate it. You're off to a great start with some good articles. I've written up some of my thoughts on what I've learned from writing: https://www.howtogeek.com/howto/the-geek-blog/a-few-things-ive-learned-from-writing-at-how-to-geek/

You can send me an email if you'd like, I let people write guest articles for HTG and link back to their blog at the top.

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jack7h3r1pp3r
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thanks for the helpful information :) and i figured that it was mainly a waiting game to get onto google and others but i seem to be doing pretty well i suppose i have already have 150 viewers and it has only been up 2 days :) and i am really doing it to have fun and not for all the ranking things.

also if any of you would like me to write about a certain topic or general topic i will try to get it done as soon as i can :) and i am glad that you guys have liked it so far as i wasn't sure how it was going to turn out as i have never done this sort of thing before

Cheers Jack :D

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jack7h3r1pp3r
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whs this one is for you: http://thegeekylife.blogspot.c.....-gimp.html

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whs
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jack, this is very kind of you. A little too "bloody" for me though. You know I like things "plain". But it might come in handy to "dress up" a picture of my mother-in-law. - lol

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Scott
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Sort of like her?

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jack7h3r1pp3r
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haha well it was more for if you wanted to make a Halloween picture or something

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whs
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Halloween has not yet really arrived in Europe. There are just a few timid attemps by insiders.

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jack7h3r1pp3r
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oh i see well i dont know maybe you can use the tools for some thing else

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whs
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I'll suggest it to the wife. She does all the halloween stuff. Have a look: http://craftingwithprincesslisa.blogspot.com/

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jack7h3r1pp3r
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nice

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mpc104
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whs,you are a lucky man.not only is your wife talented,she is hot too!
mike.

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Scott
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Oh and Wolfgang is a rather handsome devil too.

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mpc104
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good one scott, nice avatar.
mike.

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Scott
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Thanks Mike, did it scare you?

BOO !

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mpc104
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ha ha,i have been watching vols football.nothing can scare me anymore.lol

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mpc104
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now,this is a scary one lol
mike

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whs
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I'm blushing from all those compliments. You guys can skip those.

mpc, what is this avatar you put up. No way to tell what it is.

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jack7h3r1pp3r
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looks like a monkey skeleton in a hood

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mpc104
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its the grim reaper

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mpc104
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can you see this one better? just a halloween thing.
mike

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whs
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If I set my browser display to 200%, I can see a little. But at 100% there is just a dark spot - kind of.

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mpc104
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ok,this is the last one i got.lol

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whs
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ya, that's a lot better.

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jack7h3r1pp3r
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hahaha

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Scott
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Tennessee Football =

<duck>
Very scary avatar.

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whs
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Is that upside down on purpose?

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Scott
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Yes, like the football program, or for Mike & Rick,
.ɯɐɹƃoɹd llɐqʇooɟ ǝɥʇ ǝʞıl 'sǝʎ

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Scott
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Jack, who is editing your blog?

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mpc104
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sad but true.scott where did you get that pic,it would make a great backgroung.
mike

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Scott
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If you can't right click and save, I can send it to you.
The picture itself is from Google Images and my finely honed counter-clockwise skills ;)

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mpc104
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thank you scott.
mike

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jack7h3r1pp3r
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@scott what do you mean who is editing it??

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Scott
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I should have asked are you editing yourself for content, facts, grammar etc.

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jack7h3r1pp3r
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ya i reread everything before I post it up so ya I do the editing myself :)

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Scott
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You're doing great :)

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jack7h3r1pp3r
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ya i guess that writing can be one of my strong points :) which works out well for writing blogs haha

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Scott
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You should subscribe to this guys blog:
http://www.doshdosh.com/

He doesn't write often but when he does, there are juicy nuggets for bloggers.

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jack7h3r1pp3r
Posts: 2815

nice thx for that :)

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The Geek
Posts: 2059

You might also find this one interesting, as one of the best sites for blogger related information and news.

http://www.dailyblogtips.com

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jack7h3r1pp3r
Posts: 2815

yay i'm now 8th in google :D woot writing has been really hard lately :( i have had so much other stuff to do. i had a skateboarding competition that lasted the whole week so that took up a huge amount of time and i have had school all week too :( but now i think i will have some more time to write in the upcoming week :) and i have some ideas that i would like to post up soon

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