New Improved Blog!

Hi.  I’ve been putting off posting on this blog for nearly 2 months now, even though I’ve got tons of news and lots to write about, because this “new improved blog” has been in development and it’s taken me *ages* to finish due to a) me being a web programming “noob” and b) only being able to work on it in dribs and drabs. However, it’s finally done – YAY!

I’ve manged to install the WordPress code on my site so that my blog is no longer on the Wordpress domain.  I wanted to do this for several reasons:

a) having it on my domain is better for traffic/google etc.
b) I can modify it as I want (if only I knew how ;-))
c) I can put adverts on it.

You can see that I’ve monetised this blog with Adsense, which may make some of your cringe, but hey it’s pretty normal these days and my traffic is increasing all the time, so it makes sense to make use of Adsense.

So please let me know if there are any bugs in the site or cosmetic issues because it’s been pretty tricky getting it all to work with my limited knowledge – but I’m proud of the result.

Also, expect to see lots more posts on here now that it’s finally up and running! 🙂

6 Responses to “New Improved Blog!”

  1. Roman Says:

    There’s one bug – too many adwords adverts on it. I doubt it will make you lot of money and it makes it so much harder for us to read it. Nexic dropped adsense completely from his site, someone else did same and his sales increased.

  2. Grey Alien Games Says:

    interesting, thanks. Well at the moment it’s just an experiment to apply the adsense techinques to the max. I’ll see how it goes and when traffic is enough for a proper analysis I’ll switch it all off and see what happens.

  3. Blueskied Says:

    Here – where i use IE 7.0 – there’s an empty page and i have to scroll down to get to the actual page. With IE 6 it works though.

  4. Grey Alien Games Says:

    Yeah, it;s some kind of IE7 issue that I’m trying to resolve. Except I don’t have IE 7 to test it on!

  5. Grey Alien Games Says:

    OK I’ve reduced the size of the ads at the bottom of the post. Still no clue on the IE7 issue, I’ll sort it soon … sigh another boring techincal task…

  6. Grey Alien Games Says:

    By the way, the IE issue is now fixed! yay.