Wednesday, December 24, 2008

How Should I Use Flickr?

After I uploaded a picture to flickr and wanted to post it in my blog, I found the flowing tips:
Remember! Flickr Community Guidelines specify that if you post a Flickr photo on an external website, the photo must link back to its photo page. (So, use Option 1.)

Flickr provides two kinds of HTML code. The first links to flickr page, like this:
The second is the URL of the picture, like this:

The flickr guidelines tell us that we must provide a link from each photo or video back to its page on Flickr. So I think the second code is not allowed. But why flickr provides it?

I used to link the full size picture's URL and show the small size picture in my blog. So visitors can get the original picture directly. Like this:

Up to now, it has no problem. But I'm not sure. Can anyone tell me that can I use flickr like this?

Monday, September 22, 2008

Received Google AdSense PIN

This morning I received a card from Google. It is the Google AdSense PIN. I remembered that my AdSense income reached over $10 last month. To my surprise, it is not very large and it came from Mountain View. After lunch I came back to my dormitory, then login to my AdSense account and entered the PIN code. The second is the telephone verification. After I entered my telephone number, in less 3 seconds, the telephone rang. I got an code from the phone and entered it in my AdSense account.

The process is very easy. This mail is the first mail that I received from Google. I hope I will receive the first earning from Google in some day.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Adsense, Adsense...

More than twenty days have gone since August 1st. I am very glad that the Adsense in this blog give me more than $5. Although it is not much, it is the best result since I used Adsense. Adsense gave me dreams before, now I hope the dreams will come true.

Up to now, I have got 12 clicks from this blog in August. A strange thing is that all the clicks are from the right sidebar instead of the big rectangle below every article. I thought the big rectangle would give me more income. But it seems that I was wrong.

I know to get more income, I should to get more traffic. I think the value of a blog not only depends on its traffic but also its contents. Providing useful information is the most important thing. So I should put my heart into writing better contents. Several days ago I posted a thread on DigitalPoint that said I wanted to earn $10/month with Adsense. I believe it is not just a dream any more.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

New Site

My new blog site: Programming Note has launched! I choose WordPress as the blog program, since WordPress is written by PHP and there are many plugins to extends its functions. Also, I have added AdSense to that site. I hope it can give me more income.

As its title. Most topics on Programming Note are about programming in the future, since I like programming and like to write something about it. With plugins, WordPress is fit for pasting code. This is much better than Blogger. However, it doesn't mean that this blog is dead. I will update this blog in the future.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Is a Domain Name Important?

One of my friends bought some domain names. He said that owning a domain was very important. One of his domain names is and he made a Chinese weblog on However, I couldn't understand how important a proper domain name is and why he was so interested in it. I think domain names are just used to make up URLs. Many people don't want to try to remember your domain name. I think they like bookmarks or Google better. For me, if I want to find something, Google is enough. If I find a good website, I will add it to my bookmarks. So I seldom remember a website's domain name.

Some people advised me to buy a domain name for this blog. But I don't know what and how much a domain name can give me. I mean, owning a domain name, not web space. Traffic, pagerank, or Adsense don't seem to have to do with a domain name. Therefore, I still use this sub domain of

Is it really important that owning a domain name? Or if you think it would be better to buy a domain name for this blog, what domains names are the best? Thank you for leaving your comments.