30 November 2008

I So Love Firefox 3 and Entrecard Toolbar

I finally said goodbye to Internet Explorer today. :) All because I've found the love of my life Mozilla Firefox 3, yey!

Well, at first I just want to download Firefox 3 because this supports the Entrecard toolbar (that I am enjoying now yeyeye!) But after I checked what's with MF3, I was finally convinced to use this browser in my other blogging activities.

Download is a breeze. You just need to follow four simple instructions and you're done. :)

What I initially like about Mozilla Firefox 3 browser:

  • This browser imports my saved favorite sites and passwords in their own library
  • You can assign tags to some sites, yes, you read it right, multiple tags for as another way for you to remember the sites
  • Instant integration with your anti-virus software
  • Website ID for easier site identity overview
  • Built in spell checker (no need to copy and paste text on MS Word)
  • Session restore (relief from unexpected closure of your search or download session)
I have yet to enjoy the rest of what's new with Mozilla Firefox 3. But if you still have IE on your PC, why not try MF3 now? Let me know your experience with MF3 and if this is also your best alternative to online browsing.

22 November 2008

Lovin' the Gmail Themes

Have you ever wished there's another layout for your Gmail accounts? Well, I guess Google finally heard other Gmail users like me who wants a newer look on their email inbox.

That's why I was thrilled when I read the message that I can finally change Gmail's themes. I really took time to check which one will best fit the overall look of my inbox.

Here's how you can customize your Gmail inbox:

  1. Login on your Gmail account

  2. Once you're in, click the Settings link located on the upper left hand corner of the screen, next to your Gmail address

  3. On the settings page, click on Themes, that's the last tab on the page

  4. Then you'll see the 31 lovely themes to choose from. Go ahead, (double) click the theme that you want to load on your inbox.

  5. Then be amazed as it automatically loads on your page. ;)

  6. If you want to change the theme then repeat steps 1-5. If you're happy with the theme you've chosen then go back to inbox and you're done.

See, that's easy. ;)

Comments on my Favorite Gmail Themes


I love the way it looks on my screen. It creates the mood of you just writing your usual stuff like reminders and to do's, more than composing emails.


When I tried this theme, a pop out window states that the theme will change according on my location. There was a drop down box that states the country you're in, then a blank box where you should type your location. Well I tried it and I love the look it gave me. Since the look varies per location, then why not go ahead and try it now?


As for this theme, you would really have to scroll down to check if you got it correctly ;) Yes, the 'tree' is located at the bottom part of the screen.


It's like seeing that mountain in one sunny afternoon.


It's like composing your emails while sitting on these real like pebbles on the riverside.

Summer Ocean

I'd recommend that you try this for a more 'beach like' look.

On Other Gmail Themes

I leave it for you to try other themes and check how it appeals to you. Also, let me know if you also loved the themes I mentioned here. Who knows, the 'Google people' might consider to leave all these themes for good, since it's still on Beta.

09 November 2008

22 Tips to Decrease Blog Traffic

Here are some things that bloggers do to decrease their blog traffic (if that's what they want).

  • Post nonsense stuff
  • Ignore fellow bloggers request for link exchange(s)
  • Use striking color combinations on your blog template
  • Fill your blog's empty space with too much clutter
  • Use the smallest and or the biggest font on your posts
  • Spam people as you invite them to read your blog
  • Bore you and your readers to death with your post
  • Mention all your points in one paragraph
  • Use too much jargon, deadwood phrases and gobbledygook terms
  • Pass the idea of coming up with a pillar post


  • Submit your blog to blog directories and feedreaders
  • Post your blogroll
  • Interact with fellow bloggers (online and offline)
  • Think about your blog's theme
  • Leave a message on their CBOX and or ShoutMix
  • Think of doing guest posts on other related blogs
  • Use Plurk and Twitter to promote your blogging activities
  • Use keywords to mirror your blog's theme
  • Claim your blogs in Technorati
  • Check your Alexa blog traffic stats
  • Join Entrecard
  • Look for Blog Carnival Projects
If you have some more to add to the list, feel free to leave a comment here. ;)

Drop Entrecard when America is asleep

If you're an Entrecarder like me who finds it hard to drop cards at times because of connection or server problems, I have a suggestion for you.

Drop your ECs when America is asleep ;)

I already tested this weeks ago and I found out that it is better to do all these dropping activities during my local (day) time here in the Philippines.

I would like to hear the best time(s) that you can drop all these ECs to promote your blog. Maybe we can try your tip as well and benefit from what you know, fellow Entrecarders ;)

01 November 2008

24x7 Online Diva Top Droppers for October

Another month has passed and I would like to thank all bloggers who visited this blog. Well, the greetings go most specially to my top droppers for October.

Here's the list: