As I’ve been building my network of sites over the years I’ve noticed something strange about blog comments. I tend to spend way more time trying to fight off spam comments then I do approving real humans that are commenting on my site. I’m saying “No More Comments” on this wordpress blog for now, I may enable them later but right now I’m just going to disable it. I’ve been running this blog since 2006, so there is quite a bit of content that has been posted over the years. Apparently that makes some of the backend stuff a little slower doing some task. (like deleting spammy comments) I’ll search around when I have time to see if there is a plugin or log I can clear to make the backend smoother, but for now we’ll just go without the option of commenting and direct those to my other sites which are built for discussion. Eg.. Admin Talk, this forum would cover any questions or comments that would be posted on this blog.
I also have a few projects that I’m working on, one is vBulletin Connect, this was started on another domain but had copyright issues so I went with this smaller option. It was getting great traffic when the news of vBulletin 5 Connect first came out, now that I had to change the URL I’ll have to fight to pull those number one spots back.
The other project that I’m really excited about is How to Install a Forum, It’s going to be a blog on forum software installation and optimizing those installs. I found a good domain name that had very low competition and about 30,000 global searches a month. It’s not the best ratio but it’s a topic I know I can write about and find great content with. I’ll also be able to link back to my Admin Forum, which is always a good thing.
So that’s what I’ve been up to the last few weeks. I’m really looking forward to working on these new projects. I’ve already setup my cj.com account again and have a few hosting ads on the How to Install a Forum blog, I’ve also placed one on this blog to help cover expenses. I remember at one point I was able to make an extra 2-300 dollars a month from affiliate ads, I’d like to get back to that point.