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    I pay monthly. It's just personal preference and...

    I pay monthly. It's just personal preference and the savings I would make by switching are not worth worrying about at the moment.
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    Good point. I find that the type of reader...

    Good point. I find that the type of reader coming from Twitter has changed over the last 6 months from tech/geek-types to more general readers.
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    To me a freelancer is someone who makes all or...

    To me a freelancer is someone who makes all or most of their income by working contracts rather than being employed. The dictionary definition is:

    A person who sells services to employers without...
  4. I look for design mostly. I think a theme needs...

    I look for design mostly. I think a theme needs to stand out from the crowd (and there are a lot of blogs now), and I also try to pick themes that won't date too quickly. My skills lie in coding so...
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    Gmail - fast, accesible and feature packed with a...

    Gmail - fast, accesible and feature packed with a good interface
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    How do people feel about naming and shaming? ...

    How do people feel about naming and shaming? Unecessary or should there be a "black list" of bad payers? Is a can of worms we don't want to open?
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    My first host was Media52 because originally I...

    My first host was Media52 because originally I wanted a host that had specific Ruby on Rails hosting and there weren't too many. I'm still using them for ryanajarrett.com but I have tried other...
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    .com for me is preferable - it's global and...

    .com for me is preferable - it's global and people generally try .com first when looking for a domain.

    Saying this, I bought My Kids TV because the site is targetted at Kids TV in the UK. This...
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    There are two schools of thought about ads on a...

    There are two schools of thought about ads on a "young" blog - bear with me as this goes off-thread briefly.

    Some say you should not monetise your site in it's infancy - it will put off readers...
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    I agree. My first blog was a personal-type blog,...

    I agree. My first blog was a personal-type blog, with very little direction and no common theme running through my posts. I just wrote about anything, from music to computing to home life.

    It...
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    I use Twitter for: News Networking Site...

    I use Twitter for:

    News
    Networking
    Site promotion
    Finding opportunities (freelance work)
    Asking questions
  12. Linkedin and Twitter

    Linkedin and Twitter
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    Let me chip in: Ads when they have a low...

    Let me chip in:

    Ads when they have a low readership
    Spelling mistakes and poor grammar
    Background music
    Animated gifs and flash all over the place
    Poor colour schemes (yellow text on white,...
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    I find Twitter incredibly useful for finding...

    I find Twitter incredibly useful for finding readers. The trick is to find the right readers. You need to target Twitter users - use the search facility to find the people that are Tweeting about...
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    Hi - I'm ryanajarrett

    Hi,

    My name is Ryan. I've been working in IT for almost 11 years, and I've been developing websites and blogging for about 4 years. My two main sites at the moment are ryanajarrett.com and My...
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