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Volviendo A Empezar…

December 13, 2009 Leave a comment

Hace más de tres meses mi mundo se vio afectado por ataques terroristas… un grupo de hackers sin corazón atacaron a

Visita mi nuevo Blog!

cuanto blog de WordPress desprevenido encontraran a su paso, entre ellos el mío. Fue un 3 de septiembre que me desperté y mi estimado amigo @oscarcubillos me dijo “Caro, algo pasa con tu blog, sale un error”. Pensé que sería algo pasajero… pero no. Mi blog estaba totalmente DEAD. No había nada que salvar, y si no hubiese sido por la ayuda de Google Caché, habría perdido alrededor del 40% del contenido que con tanta dedicación había escrito.
Hoy estoy contenta de decir que tras innumerables intentos, mi blog está listo para volver.
Lo lamento por este blog (el cual me vi forzada a resucitar luego del ataque terrorista) pues dejaré de usarlo una vez más. No obstante, estará aún aquí, porque Google ya le tiene cariño y siguen llegando visitantes.

Por eso los invito a todos, si es que tenían este blog en sus favoritos, recomendados, stumbleupon, delicious, etc. a agregar mi nuevo blog http://carolinamillan.com en lugar de este.

Esperemos que ahora al fin este sea mi hogar permanente en internet, al menos hasta nuevo aviso!

También quiero agradecer a @Kangrejo y @Nelissh por haberme ayudado con los banners, tienen talento 🙂

I’ve been hacked!/ Me hackearon! www.caromillan.com will be back soon…

September 10, 2009 Leave a comment

So last weekend I had a very nasty surprise. Someone had hacked my blog. Later I realised it was part of a massive attack (not the band) to WordPress. Several bloggers were attacked, mainly those who hadn’t updated to the latest version. Well, I was one of them.

I had put a lot of work into it, so of course it was really frustrating when I found out someone had entered my blog and deleted all the data. I wonder, seriously, what’s in it for them. It’s not as if my blog were really important or anything. It was out of pure evil.

Anyway, this is my wordpress.com blog which I will be updating while my other blog is under construction. Taking out the positive from the negative: it’s a good excuse to revamp my blog! Stay tuned!

Caro.

ESPAÑOL

El fin de semana pasado me encontré con la grata sorpresa de que mi blog habia sido hackeado. Al principio pensé que alguien lo había hecho a propósito. Luego me enteré de que había sido parte de un ataque masivo a WordPress, en especial a aquellos usuarios que aun no hubiesen actualizado su blog a la versión más reciente. Obviamente, yo era uno de ellos.

Había puesto mucho trabajo y dedicación en mi blog por lo que fue muy frustrante el descubrir que alguien había entrado y borrado toda la base de datos. Me pregunto que ganan con esto. No es como si mi blog fuera especial ni nada por el estilo. Fue un acto de pura maldad.

Bueno, por ahora continuaré actualizando este blog, que es mi version wordpress.com mientras mi otro blog esta bajo cirugia. Viendo el lado positivo de las cosas, esto servirá para remodelar mi blog! No se vayan muy lejos!

Caro

Twitter… a few Tips on it.

December 28, 2008 1 comment

Hi all,

I hope you’ve all had a lovely weekend, and that you’re spending your holidays with your loved ones. I had a 4 days weekend which I truly enjoyed. Unfortunately, I have to go back to work tomorrow!

Anyway, a few weeks ago, let’s say less than a month ago, I joined the hype of Twitter. I was hearing lots of comments from people, saying it was a “phenomenon” or something. Many people pointed it out to be one of the best ways to market yourself, your website or your business if you have one. It’s also a great way to keep in touch with people you know, as well as meeting new people. At the beginning I thought it was just like Facebook’s status option, but then I realised it was so much more than that. It’s a very simple but powerful tool. I’m still learning about it. And there are a few codes I’d like to crack.

First thing, how do people, regular people, get so many follows. I have checked their profiles and some people simply talk about every day stuff. One girl was even commenting on her period, which I thought was gross by the way. But she still has plenty of followers. Other people post tips to anything you can imagine. Tips on how to write better, tips on how to get traffic to your website, tips on life, tips about space, etc. And they have plenty of followers too.

Other people simply tell you what they’re doing on the go. These people are usually logging on from their mobile phones while they’re doing other things. Other people are fllowed because they’re “famous”. They have huge mailing lists, so they simply let their entire list that they’re on twitter. Next thing you know they got 4,000 followers.

Now, I’m interested in learning how to promote a website, but you have to deliver the right message, or else it will just get lost in the Universe of instant messages. So how do you go about it?

First of all, you need to bring value to people. The examples I mentioned above, well they all bring value. The tips, the famous guy who gives advice on business, the girl who describes her period and her problems. Other people feel related to them and what they’re saying, so they decide that they’re worth following. In case you don’t know much about Twitter, please check this article . That is also why I’m following some people, although I admit that I started following them randomly at the beginning. Then I realised some people followed me and then stopped following me immediately. I realised they had added me, expecting me to follow them back. Since I didn’t react quickly enough, they removed themselves from my list.

This obviously brings me to the conclusion that I’m not adding enough value yet, because so far I’m only posting random updates of what I’m doing. If the same happens to you, that’s the answer. Think of this. What purpose can you give to your Twitter account? What kind of platform do you want it to be? Do you have a business to promote? A blog that you want people to read? Or a website? Are you good at something and hence can you give people tips? Don’t you ever think that there’s nothing special about you, because there always is. There is always something we can do that other people can’t, hence we can help them.

Another important issue here is to draw attention. Post a link to something funny, like a video or a website. Post links to useful articles, giving a small description, e.g. “10 recipes for your new year’s dinner *insert link here*”. Of course, if you’re aiming to get followers who are interested in cooking, then post as many links to articles about cooking as possible, but make sure they’re valuable. Don’t just flood their update screen with useless articles. Keep the word value in your mind, always. After getting a few followers, start posting links to your own articles about cooking, and this way you will link people to your blog, or website. This will help you start a solid follower base.

So that’s how you use Twitter, if you want to use it as a marketing tool that is. I’m sure most people are simply catching up with friends, but a lot of people it’s all about how many followers they get. It makes them feel more “important”. As for me, I don’t mind having a small list of followers, as long as I’m keeping in touch with them and adding value to each other.

I will be posting more tips soon!

In case you’re wondering, here’s my link

http://www.twitter.com/carolucky

Have a great sunday and see you next time!

Carolina