By The Way… I’m Still Here
October 14, 2008 by Gaman
It happens once in a while, a period when this blog seems to switch into a hibernation mode where updates are like the rain that never comes during a dry spell.
I had received several emails and comments from my readers wondering if Iâ€™m still around to update this blog – the answer is yes I am still alive. Sorry if Iâ€™ve kept you waiting guys.
One of them came up with several guesses as to why the lack of posting and allow me answer those lingering questions
1. Gaman is giving this post high priority, tribute to Gobala (could be Gobala giving him big sum of money :p )
Well it just happens that it was the last post before the blog went temporarily quiet. Good for Gobala for the extra exposure
2. Gaman is testing this page, can give big traffics or income return (iâ€™m no SEO expert)
Not really, although the AdSense income has never dropped during those period.
3. Gaman is doing a couple of projects, testing this – the new millionaires – strategIES.
I am doing several projects but they are not directly related to the book.
4. Gaman is out of town, NO INTERNET CONNECTON.
In a way it’s true. Iâ€™ve been travelling a lot for the past few weeks so I have to admit that once the momentum is broken, itâ€™s hard for me to pick up the pace and get into the blogging mindset.
As Iâ€™ve mentioned in my previous post I rather not write anything for the sake of writing. If I am not in the correct frame of mind, I am not motivated enough to write and this will affect the quality of the post.
5. Gaman is in jail or under ISA Detention (although impossible – kakaka !)
Nahâ€¦ I am not a political blogger.
6. Gaman is giving up this blog and leave it to be expired (unless this blog gives return more than USD100 monthly )
I wonâ€™t let this blog drift off into Internet oblivion. Itâ€™s the only place where I share my personal experience making money online. Iâ€™ll be doing a disservice to my readers if I were to let that happen. Oh btw, yes this blog earns around that much monthly, which is not much unfortunately but that’s not the reason I blog or rather not blog.
7. Gaman is getting married and still in honeymoon for 40 days 40 nights (hey thatâ€™s Elvis Presley lah), if true then donâ€™t forget to drink Kopi Tongkat Ali lah hehe.
May be Iâ€™ll have a 40 nights honeymoon when I get married
8. Now itâ€™s mystery, and wait for the next post by Gaman
Now itâ€™s no longer a mystery . I just hope that you donâ€™t take the lack of updates as a sign that I am abandoning this whole money making on the Internet thingy.
Iâ€™ve been doing this for a living since the late 90s and I canâ€™t imagine not doing what I am doing now. Just that, I am not a full time blogger so thing can be rather quiet at times.
If you are blogging, keep building your momentum up. If you are learning to make money online, keep learning and keep your passion alive. You and you alone can make the difference if youâ€™ll be successful or not.
Now, Iâ€™ve also received the following question from a reader via email recently.
I knew you good with blogging and so on. I really want to know on how your leverage your daily task as internet marketer. Im sure sometime we need to outsource our tasks and maybe you also can write a review about any forum you’re actively involved. I want to know a lot but maybe next issue
I have one full time assistant to help me in the daily maintenance of several websites as well as locating suitable products to promote using the pay per click search engines.
If I can do the programming, web designing, content writing, I’ll do them myself, but sometimes itâ€™s more efficient to outsource some tasks via websites such as RentACoder.com and Elance.com
As for the forums, I used to be active in Sitepoint.com forum; sometimes I visited the DigitalPoint.com forum. For the local ones, I visited WebmasterMalaysia.com.
But that was before, these days we are managing our own general forum which has little to do with Internet marketing. Itâ€™s a rather crazy but fun forum where the members write in Sabahan Malay and EnglishÂ .
Ok.. I guess thatâ€™s about it for this update. Iâ€™ll write more again soon.