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Tuesday, December 26, 2006

A Visible Pathfinder for Increasing Blog Traffic in 2007

The wise learn from their own experiences but the truly intelligent will learn from someone else's!" - Benjamin Franklin.

My 2007 resolution for return-on-investments in blogging is to have a two-way traffic. The prescription is, please:
1. post a comment--aka, visual signature--in this blog on whatever subject (spam and phishing EXEMPTED)
2. turn on your blog comments' button; I will reciprocate not once, but every post that you create in 2007. This is my own idea of live and let live. I do reciprocate; my 2006 ledger shows Bloggers, such as, Sukhdev Singh, K. G. Schneider, Nancy White, Nirmala Palaniappan, David Tebbutt, Peachy Limpin, Thomas Brevik, Steven Edward Streight, Neil Patel, Diane Levin, and more.

PUNCHLINE: Increasing Blog traffic is a major concern, even for many Gurus [e.g., Adrian W Kingsley-Hughes' Three simple actions that doubled my website traffic in 30 days]
Previous post:
  • Visualizing Comments on Blogs
  • Visualizing Traffic At My Blog Via Mapping The Pathways
  • Blog As A Teaching Tool

    Idea courtesy: Bloggers Compose Their Yearly Ledgers, By Jeralyn; and How to Pay for Blog Comments, @ usability blog of John S. Rhodes; So what'd you get? by Ryan Block

    Technorati Tags: blog comments   2007 blog   blog traffic   2007 resolution   2007 blogging     popular bloggers   popular comments   top bloggers   Reward-program   return-on-investments

  • Saturday, December 23, 2006

    Pakistani groups offer Web festival sacrifice

    News © 2006 WN Network

    KARACHI (Reuters) - Religious organisations in Pakistan are using the Internet to help Muslims in Western countries buy and sacrifice animals for an annual festival. Eid al-Adha marks the end of the Haj pilgrimage each year to Mecca and is known as the feast of sacrifice.
    Animals are available on the Web sites for between $100 (51 pounds) for a goat and $450 for a cow.
    Some Islamic groups shun the Internet, however, as Web purchases involve paying interest, which is prohibited under Islamic law.
    "On Web sites, normally buyers have to pay interest on purchases made on their credit cards," said Rizwan Edhi of the Edhi trust. "We're better off avoiding any controversy relating to Islamic laws." Full Story
    NB. More on Cyber Worship, i.e., use of Internet for services, products, etc. relating to religion (aka Online religion, Religions online), at
    Cyber Worship in Multifaith Perspectives, by Mohamed Taher, Scarecrow Press, 2006.

    Wednesday, December 20, 2006

    India experiments with graveyard tourism

    India experiments with graveyard tourism Prarthna Gahilote, CNN-IBN,

    Caption: TOMB TRAVELLERS: The Tourism Ministry has notified 68 cemetaries associated with the Sepoy Mutiny as national monuments.

    Watch the video: Courtesy CNN-IBN-Videos

    See also :
  • Asia's First Online City Graveyard Portal on Internet, A Project of Islamabad.Net
  • Much more in this book: Cyber worship in Multifaith Perspectives
  • Saturday, December 16, 2006

    Video for the Voiceless: An Idea for Missionaries - Faithwise Review of the Week

    Wired Magazine has a story on do it yourself indigenous filmmakers that suggests an idea for the way mission -aries work. continue reading

  • Pope honours Indian scientist: DR. K. KASTURIRANGAN, MP (Rajya Sabha)
  • New UK immigration law may affect Sikhs
  • Prayer can be criticized @ Faith Commons
  • When nurses are Muslim
  • Mantras, Malas, Rosaries and Such @ The Gates of Horn
  • Nativity Review
  • Blogging about church IT, Network World
    Church IT professionals aren't just busy optimizing Web sites for their congregations - they're also blogging to benefit their peers.
  • On a Web and a prayer Network World
    "Will you now open your laptops to the Web page in your program and recite the following passage. . . ." [info courtesy: Tim @ Let the Good Times Roll ]
  • Indians boost church attendance in Britain The Times of India
  • Virtual world: Second life in cyberspace, Noopur Tiwari, December 13, 2006 (Paris)
  • One World Music. New Age Music C Ds view sample audio: Taranga. Prem Joshua; Yatri. Prem Joshua; Fragrance of the East. Prem Joshua; Hamsafar. Prem Joshua; Dakini Lounge. Prem Joshua.
  • Had a car crash? It's all in the stars, study says
    Toronto: Never mind how careful you are behind the wheel or how long you've been driving, the signs of the zodiac may be bigger factors behind your ability to avoid car crashes - or why you have too many. According to a study by, a Web site that quotes drivers on insurance rates, astrological signs are a significant factor in predicting car accidents.
  • Death warrant for 'Osama' Prabin Kalita, The Times of India
    it is all about Osama, that is a rogue elephant that has killed over a dozen people
  • Gene That Governs Pain Perception Is Found
  • Sanjay Dutt hopes for divine intervention
  • Sunday, December 10, 2006

    To paraphrase Homer Simpson

    religion has been the cause of and solution to most of the world's problems. [Source: Atheism Is Not a Religion

    Friday, December 08, 2006

    National Post: The Ghost of Kingston - Faithwise Review of the Week

  • Ghosts in Kington, Ontario? Watch the Post's Zoran Bozicevic video report to find out National Post Current Features
  • High court asked to rule on religious divorces, Janice Tibbetts, CanWest News Service, Monday, December 04, 2006
  • Botswana serpentine carvingcalled oldest religious artifact
    African find pushes rootsof religion back 30,000 years, Randy Boswell, CanWest News Service, Friday, December 01, 2006
  • Go ahead, just take one bite
    Resisting temptation takes willpower and glucose in your brain, say researchers Chris Zdeb, The Edmonton Journal, Holiday Guide 2006
  • Bikinis are OK on the beach, not in the streets, December 7, 2006
    DOHA, Qatar: It had to happen sometime. Though they are still free to compete in bikinis, female beach volleyball players at the Asian Games have been told to cover up following their matches out of deference to local customs.
  • Experiencing Templar Magick in the Labyrinth continue reading @ The Gates of Horn, Gateway to the Inner Realms @ Church of the Churchless
  • The changing face of faith
  • Tourists get ‘Ya Hala’ from Saudi religious police
  • Houston suburb objects to mosque plans RASHA MADKOUR
  • Non-EU Citizen of the Year: Tariq RAMADAN
  • Airport puts away holiday trees rather than risk being "exclusive"
    By Jonathan Martin, Seattle Times staff reporter, December 10, 2006
  • Don't wear revealing clothes in India Times Internet Limited. 10 Dec, 2006
  • Friday, December 01, 2006

    Pope makes historic mosque visit, prays with Mufti

    "Yesterday, Benedict did with the Muslims what John Paul did with the Jews." veteran Vatican mediator Cardinal Roger Etchegaray. Source

    Image and news Courtesy:

    Pope makes historic mosque visit, prays with Mufti
    By Philip Pullella and Daren Butler

    ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Pope Benedict visited Istanbul's Blue Mosque on Thursday, only the second Roman Catholic Pontiff to take such a step, and prayed silently in another gesture of reconciliation to the Muslim world.

    The Pope stood alongside an Islamic cleric during his visit, which came after he infuriated Muslims with comments taken as indicating he thought Islam was violent and irrational.

    View larger photo Courtesy:

    continue reading Read full article


    A Call for Shia Sunni Dialog: Why and How, By Abdul Malik Mujahid,
    Sound Vision source:

    Monday December 25, 2006 will be the first national Shia-Sunni dialog
    in America held in Chicago Insha Allah. You don't have to be an Imam or Muslim leader to attend. Just a Muslim horrified by thekilling, terror and violence...

    I am calling for this dialog with words and a heavy heart. I have no funding for this project, nor anyone working with me at the moment. But I know many of you feel this way. Volunteers and donors will help push this move forward with the help of Allah. We cannot remain silent witnesses to these sinful deeds and crimes against humanity. ...

    Please join this much-needed initiative. Call me at 708-430-1255 ext.
    405 or email me at and tell me that you plan to
    come. Tell me that you are sick and tired of this bloodshed. Tell me that
    you want to support this effort.

    See also:
    Seven reasons why a dialog between Shia and Sunni is needed:
  • The killing of Shias or Sunnis will not resolve these disputes.
  • The principle of "no compulsion in matters of faith"
  • sit down and talk to each other
  • Dialog allows parties to understand
  • Dialog will isolate the extremist fringe
  • Revenge is not justice.
  • the Quran asks us to be just
    continue reading
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