Entrecarder Adventures

The Uncanny Broadcasting Brain Blog  

A bit of a coincidence, but the first two blog reviews that I've done both have interesting avatars/logos where the character is wearing dark glasses. (In the case of The Uncanny Broadcasting Brain Blog I think the glasses help out his X-ray vision.) A visit to this site, which is authored by Mark Dykeman, with the occasional guest author chipping in, isn't complete without going to his About page and getting a richer glimpse into why he is writing. Mark mentions that he is an ISTJ and I'm an INTJ and so we share some similar personality traits, at least according to the MBTI. And while you are tooling around the Broadcasting Brain's site, take the time to visit the "old site", The Mark Dykeman Web Niche, for some additional posts and entertainment.

You have to like a guy that uses Superheroes in his posts! Green Lantern aside, Mark compiles some very good information about Social Media and how best to utilize StumbleUpon, Reddit, Digg and other popular sites. And if you're in the mood for Beef Stroganoff, Mark's your guy. Mark is establishing a niche lens on Squidoo with more info on the tasty dish than I have ever seen in one place.

So, extend your antennae and pick up some of the brainwaves that are being sent your way by Mark Dykeman at The Uncanny Broadcasting Brain!


Joe Tech: What's Good and Bad About Blogging  

JoeTech's blog is handsome. He's got style and he's savvy. He's been blogging for a couple of years and he gets lots of page views. That's the Good part. The Bad part is that he's not raking in the cash. And that's somewhat discouraging to a new blogger like myself.

I'm new at this and so I don't feel qualified to review JoeTech.com on its blogging merits. What I can say is that he has made himself a player in the Entrecard community in which I have incubated my blogging activities. The vibe is that he is a good guy and I read at least one forum post mentioning that an ad on his page yielded great results.

So, my bottom line on JoeTech is that he is a fellow traveler on the road and I wish him all the success he can garner as he continues to inform and entertain. I'm now a subscriber!


Why This Blog?  

I made the decision to run multiple blogs in conjunction with My Internet Marketing Adventures in order to keep myself more focused and have the content be more consistent. As a new blogger, I read what the more experienced folks had to say and it seems that writing reviews leads to quicker cash than pay-per-clicks or affiliate advertising does. Yet, what happens to your blog when you are known to be writing reviews for money? I guess it depends on your intent. I see writing reviews for money and other remuneration as a viable activity and one that I want to participate in, at least until my ad revenue is sufficient to warrant otherwise. The problem has been that I've been so busy with structuring my blogs and getting them up and running that I haven't turned to writing for money yet, something that I hope to rectify this week with this blog.