Technology Bloggers is comming

Later on today, or possible later in the week, Technology Bloggers will officially launch.

For those of you who read around my other sites and blogs, you will probably know that my technology blog is dying to make way for a brand new blog.

This is going to be a community blog which everyone owns, and everyone benefits from.

The main focus of the blog is to get mass participation, yes I own the domain, but I don’t want to be writing all the articles, I don’t want to be replying to all the comments, I want the community to reply to the comments, I want the community of the very best writers to write the articles.

Technology Bloggers Logo

Everyone participates, everyone benefits.

Think you are up to the challenge? Head over to TechnologyBloggers.org and get ready for the launch. If you fancy your hand at being one of the authors, go create your free technology bloggers account and get writing!

Technology Bloggers, a community blog, for all to benefit…

Google PageRank update

Ether today or yesterday, Google updated a large majority of its indexed sites PageRank. If you don’t know what PageRank is you might want to read my what is PageRank post on my technology blog.

My philosophy blog is still very new and therefore is not properly and fully indexed by Google which is probably why it remained at a PageRank of 0. It often the case that a site needs to be established for some time before it gets a decent PageRank.

Another example of this is AriHerzog.com – his site was a PageRank 4 before he moved his blog (previously found at AriWriter.com) to this domain name. Due to the blog being extremely new it hadn’t had the time to gain enough credibility in Google’s eyes to go back up to a PageRank 5 which is what AriWiter.com was. Will to Know (a blog written by Joy Mystic) is another site which is very new and therefore despite it having some very good articles, it doesn’t have a high PageRank, yet.

Despite the 0/10 for my philosophy blog, my technology blog seemed to fair much better, acquiring a PageRank of 3/10 which I may add is very impressive for a blog of its size!

My social blog and website stayed the same as before at a 2/10 and 3/10 respectively, with some surprises, as many internal pages increased in rank.

My website also had some more useful sitelinks, so when you now view my site in the search engines, you will be able to go straight to certain pages and blogs without having to even go into the site, making your browsing quicker!

Google Sitelinks for Christopher Roberts Website

The circled area shows my websites Google sitelinks

Overall I am very pleased with my rankings, as it shows that my site and blogs are gaining greater status on the Internet.

Do you own a blog or website? If so how did you do in the latest update?

If you need any tips on how to increase your PageRank, check out my technology blogs article how can I increase my PageRank?

Its nearly Christmas!

Its only “three sleeps ’till Santa” so what better way to get in the festive spirit than to try out my new festive animation!

Its only three sleeps till Santa

Last year I made a similar animation and posted it on my technology and social blogs, but this year it can be found on my website and three blogs.

I hope you have a great Christmas and a fantastic new year – now sit back, relax and watch the snow fall!

My blog has a social life!

On Wednesday, I launched a the Christopher Roberts Philosophy Blog Facebook page. You can now visit the page and “Like” it. If you like it, you will be able to receive the latest philosophy articles, on your Facebook wall.

Please click the Facebook logo on the side of my blog to visit the page.

As of Wednesday, you could also “Like” my philosophy blog posts. This is a great way to show that you like an article, and to see if any of your friends have read it and like it too.

The Facebook

Why not visit the Facebook page and subscribe, to get the latest articles on your wall. You can also comment and share with friends on the Facebook page.

Enjoy interacting with my new social Philosophy Blog!

Prioritise the things in your life

Just before I set up my philosophy blog, I was enlightened by a fantastic bit of philosophy. I thought it was so good that I posted it out of place on my technology blog, you can find it by going to my A Bit of Philosophy article.

Now that I have a philosophy blog, I thought that it was only appropriate to re-post the article here. The article went a bit like this…

“A professor stood before his philosophy class with some items in front of him. When the class began, wordlessly, he picked up an empty jar and started to fill it with golf balls. He then asked the students if the jar was full. They agreed it was.

So the professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them into the jar. He shook the jar lightly and the pebbles rolled into the open areas between golf balls. He then asked the students again if the jar was full. They agreed that it was.

The professor next picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar. Of course, the sand filled up everything else. He asked yet again if the jar was full. The students responded with a unanimous “yes”.

The professor then produced a cup of tea from under the table and poured it into the jar, filling the empty space between the sand. The students laughed.

Food For Thought “Now,” said the professor, as the laughter subsided, “I want you to recognize that this jar represents your life. The golf balls are the things most important to you – your family, your children, your health, your friends, your favourite passions – things that if everything else was lost and only they remained, your life would still be full.

The pebbles are the other things that matter like your job, your house, your car. The sand is everything else – the small stuff.”

“If you put the sand into the jar first,” he continued, “there is no room for the pebbles or the golf balls. The same goes for life. If you spend all your time and energy on the small stuff, you will never have room for the things that are important to you. Pay attention to the things that are critical to your happiness. Take time to get medical checkups. Take your partner out. Have fun with friends etc. There will always be time to clean the house, and fix the car.

Take care of the golf balls first, the things that really matter. Set your priorities right. The rest is just sand.”

One of the students raised there hand and inquired what the tea represented.

The professor smiled. “I’m glad you asked. It just goes to show you that no matter how full your life may seem, there’s always time for a cup of tea!”

So there you have it, prioritise for your golf balls, they are the most important, also dedicate some time to your pebbles, and finally look after your sand, but if you loose some sand you are still full, and can easily gain it back – unlike golf balls which are much harder to attain!

Thanks for reading, I hope I have given you some food for thought.

Good luck looking after your golf balls!”

So, as I am sure you can see, it really was a very worthwhile bit of philosophy!