Five Stories for the First Week of September 2008

In the new month, we’ve been quite busy on new posts, so Dollar Traveler has been much more active than Blogging Travails. I’ll try to pick some of the best posts: in all, there were over 15 posts this week.

In blogging, the big news was the launch of Chrome from Google as a fairly polished and minimalist browser set to challenge both FF and IE.

In finance, we are pondering the next president’s economic policies and inviting debate on who will be better for the US and world economy. InvestorBlogger also reached its second birthday and we celebrated ‘a little’. Of course, with us nearly reaching a milestone in several ways, we posted the next story on the Dow Jones Series: Johnson and Johnson. The Dow has been on a wild ride this week: who knows how it will finish the week! We also looked at a simple tool for converting currencies.

InvestorBlogger finally created a static  home page for the main blog, linking to the feature articles. I’ve sitll go to work on the actual pages at the footer, but the new site is finally becoming a coherent whole with identifiable streams of content. It’s quite exciting!

Apart from a few other newsbytes, photos, videos, and twitter updates, that was the week on InvestorBlogger Dot Com. You can of course subscribe to our feeds, or via email.

Enjoy your weekend.

Carnival of Making REAL Money Issue #21 on August 1st, 2008

These articles are presented for the Carnival of Making REAL Money edition for August 1st, 2008. Because there are only a few articles for this edition, I’ve only organized a few categories! Thank you for your excellent submissions and keep them coming! Summer time is no time to forget about personal finance, that’s for sure!

Personal Finance

Online Earnings


CALL for Submissions

I’m definitely looking for articles that are readable, inspiring, and well-written for readers who may or may not have much investing or financial knowledge. Articles will cover making money in the real world, as well as online; being in business; making investments; making money through smart decisions; and aspects of personal finance, etc.. It is NOT about dieting, surveys, drugs, selling things, what you ate last night or any of a myriad of irrelevant topics. If you are not sure what is accepted, read the previous carnivals. It seems that a number of people don’t bother to follow the policy… As such, …

  • Your article must be original and previously unpublished in this carnival. I like to maintain a variety of sources and topics, I will only accept one article per person per blog. — If you submit MORE THAN TWO articles to any edition of this carnival, ALL your submissions will be eliminated without hesitation. Repeated multiple submissions to this carnival will mean that your articles and/or your behavior are spam-enough to blacklist your blog from this carnival.
  • In short, submit ONE article from one blog once only.
  • Spam: Articles must be unique, ideally hosted on a full-blog (ideally not on a subdomain of blogspot, blogger, etc.). If you are serious about your blog, then find a real blog host on a real domain.
  • Comments MUST be enabled on any post submitted to the carnival and registration must NOT be required: I’m hoping that we generate interest in the submissions and that traffic generates comments. Let’s not frustrate our readers.
  • Please, do include a comment about your article for your readers. Even if it’s just a few words, it will help me to know that your article is not a spam submission!
  • Additional reasons for not inclusion: popup/popover/popunder windows, URLs that time-out, missing articles or moved pages, articles that make NO sense, any music/tracks/voice-overs that auto-play, articles that REQUIRE registration before reading and/or commenting.
  • All editorial decisions are final. If you wish to know why I didn’t accept your original entry, please contact me via the contact form.

In short, I run this blog carnival in my free time, I receive no money for this activity, so I’d appreciate as much consideration as possible. It would be nice if you acknowledge the blog carnival somewhere on your website! Anywhere, it doesn’t matter: in a post, in the post you submitted, in the blogroll, etc.. or you can do a separate post when the post is published. This helps to drive traffic to the carnival, where people can find your posts!

In short, thank you for taking the time to consider submitting ana rticle

Best Wishes

Kenneth from Carnival of Making REAL Money

Finding your publicity on InvestorBlogger!

Ever since I launched InvestorBlogger in its first incarnation about three years ago, I have recognized how difficult it is to get traffic for new blogs. InvestorBlogger therefore offers a number of easy ways to get traffic that bloggers should know about.

So if you have a blog, and you’d like a little extra publicity, try these…

#1: Sign up for a BlogBuzz with your Blog.

#2: Comment on a post in this blog, leave your URL or Blog in the post, I’ll reply to your comment and follow your link to post a comment there within 72 hours (Comment4Comment!).

#3: Comment more than 10 times and get a do-follow link to your blog! That’s find 10 great posts and leave a meaningful comment there so that future readers follow your link!

#4: Use your entrecard points to ‘buy’ a slot on my EntreCard place. Currently it’s only 16 credits to get an ad! That’s cheap! And you’ll show up in two places if you drop your card anytime!

#5: Submit your link to my blogroll by placing a link on your blog or website! It’s easy and quick to do.

#6: Submit one of your relevant posts to my carnivals. If your article is selected, you get a free PR link and traffic to your article! I currently run two carnivals: MakingRealMoney and DotComCarnival. I’m always happy to consider new articles.

#7: You can contact me on FaceBook and on SocialSpark, too.

Oh, and I’m friendly, and I don’t bite!