Standing in the Gap in a Society that's Warring with God.

Pay Per Post – What’s That About Page Rank?

January 31st, 2008 Viewed 2943 times

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After I saw that I wasn’t making much money in Affiliates or AdSense, I looked into other methods of making money online and found Pay Per Post. When I first saw people referring to this service, it was the ethical discussion that originally kept me away from signing up.

You see, on some level, you could equate Pay Per Post for spam. With the way that they are set up, they are paying you to post on a topic or a site that wants traffic, higher Google search rankings, etc. And in some cases they do not want you to tell your readers that you are being paid for a post.

On the other hand, some of these things you may have blogged about anyway, so why not get paid for it? Why not pass along something that you’ve found and get paid in the process? This is the tight rope that some “posties” walk.

Affiliates – Would You Like to Buy a Vowel?

January 31st, 2008 Viewed 4287 times

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It was not long after starting to make a little on blogging that I realized that I wasn’t going to be able to make an income on Google AdSense. If you look at my first few months of AdSense it was pathetic (especially considering you don’t get any money until you break $100, and I didn’t do that in my first six months).

It was long until I discovered that I could get a share of some of the cost of an item that people would either buy anyway, or buy because I suggested it. I mean, I was able to share with family and friends that they should get an HSBC savings account and they could save many times over their personal checking accounts. And hey, if HSBC will pay me for something that my family and friends will do anyway and it doesn’t cost them anything more, why not?

Google AdSense – Click Here

January 30th, 2008 Viewed 1969 times

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When I first started blogging on Brave Journal close to four years ago the only ads that you saw were the (sometimes blinking) ads that were placed there by Brave Journal themselves– on the top of the blog. They were irritating, and they did nothing for the blog itself, and so when I first moved off Brave Journal to a friend’s family site, I bragged about my new blog not having ads at all!

At the time I thought it was just nice not to have to have the things blinking at me, and I figured that it was better for my readers– at that time only two really followed me to my new home.

A friend of mine suggested I try a new service– Google AdSense– figuring that I could make a buck or two on the content I was already writing. I wouldn’t have to do anything to select the ads, and they had bunch of formats.

Since that time, I’ve experimented with a lot of different ad formats, to many different degrees of success:

How Do You Explain the Miracles?

January 28th, 2008 Viewed 2088 times

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One of the things that is interesting when you get to talking with Atheists is that you can quickly get taken into talking about technicalities and playing “on their turf.”  Now, I can appreciate the works of people like Vox Day, who can write a book eviscerating atheists with pure reason.  However, we do not need to resort to playing on their turf, because their turf does not represent reality.

Do You Believe in Prayer?

January 24th, 2008 Viewed 8204 times

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I would guess that a majority of us would say yes, and yet I believe that we’d be wrong. You see, I agree with Joel Hoffman in that I don’t think that those of us that call ourselves believers truly believe in prayer.

I have decided that I don’t believe in prayer. I don’t believe that God hears us when we speak to Him. I don’t believe that time I devote talking to God makes any difference whatsoever. It is a waste of time and I would rather do just about anything else, than to spend time on something so irrelevant as prayer. This is what I have come to realize.

Yahoo Shortcuts

January 23rd, 2008 Viewed 2090 times

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If you’re like me then you like to spruce up your posts with images, links and any tool that you can find that will help you do this is– and do it easily– is something that you’d want to try out.

Well, one of the great things about WordPress is that there are always people writing plugins and coming up with neat things– and this plugin is no exception. Yahoo has developed what is calls “shortcuts“. It’s a plugin that sits on your write post screen over on the right hand bar and watches what you write.

Point of Order

January 22nd, 2008 Viewed 2343 times

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I have an addiction. I try hard to avoid it. I don’t know why it fascinates me so. I don’t know when it began, and I don’t know that I will ever get over it. I’m addicted to process– the order of things.

Maybe it’s because I “invented” one too many ways to play card games with my grandmother growing up, or perhaps it’s because I always wanted to be “the one that knew the rules”, but I’ve always liked and have been fascinated with knowing what the rules are.

That’s one of the reasons that I would actually give Ron Paul the time of day in my brain. That’s why I like reading about people like Sen. Tom Coburn from Oklahoma. I like people who stand for the side of the rule of law and want to do things in the right order.

But I’m also a realist.

I’m Still Here

January 22nd, 2008 Viewed 1491 times

It’s been quite the weekend– just when you think everyone’s going back to getting healthy, someone else gets sick.  So, between long nights and not feeling well myself, I haven’t gotten a chance to blog!

Stay tuned, I’ll try to get something up of substance pretty soon!

Creator = Owner

January 15th, 2008 Viewed 2362 times

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To come to the topic of God and justice, we first must define who God is– what is His standing. I know that this will be philosophical and theological, but hang with me, because it’s important that we think through these things.

Who does God claim that He is? Of the many things, one that stands out as important to our discussion is that He claims to be the Creator of all that is. In Genesis 1:1 we read that God created the Heavens and the Earth– He spoke them into existence.

Are You Afraid of the Dark?

January 14th, 2008 Viewed 1944 times

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…Because the dark doesn’t really exist.

One of the things that I muse on from time to time is the whole way we represent the world around us, and how accurate or inaccurate our descriptions are.  Here are some others:

  • Dark: Absence of Light
  • Cold: Absence of Heat
  • Vacuum: Absence of Air
  • Evil: Absence of Good

I’m sure you can name others.  What’s interesting is that when you get to that last one.  I have to admit that the last one is one I struggle over.  Is evil really the absence of Good– or a degree of missing good.  And I have to agree with it.

And here’s why:


Standing in the Gap in a Society that's Warring with God.