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Thursday, August 27, 2015

Some (Terrible) Tips For AJ Bloggers

Note: This post is like 75% serious and 25% joke post

This isn't a post I every thought I'd be making, I just felt like doing something like this. I am by no means a good blogger so I probably don't have any right to give tips but I will anyway. Some of these could apply to blogging in general I guess. Since I'm me these "tips" may or may not be really unhelpful or inaccurate lol

These are in no order or anything, not that it really matters

Keep your URL simple
In case you don't know what a URL is it's basically the thing you type in to get to the site (so for example this site's URL is http://animaljamflash.blogspot.com/)
Don't make it super long like http://supermegaawesomeanimaljamcheatsandglitchesandhacksandjunk.blogspot.com/
If your URL is really long less people will remember it and have a hard time going back to your site (even though the fancy computers nowadays save URLS)

If you use images/info from another site, give credit/link the source!
No one likes having their stuff stolen. Taking things from other sites and not giving credit sort will make people think it's yours. That's (more or less) plagiarism. You could argue and say "well all ur images really belong 2 ajhq" which I guess is right, but think about this. If I took a picture of some grass on your lawn, it's still my picture even though it's not my lawn. That logic can be applied here... I think. I don't know where I'm going with this. My point is don't steal

Be original
Basically every AJ blog out there is the same these days. They all just have posts like this:

Those types of posts were original at some point but it gets old after like the 2nd post. Even I'm guilty of being unoriginal - I used to shove 4 random AJ images into one post and call it a day
Plus I would make a post like that 3 times a week LOL
Try coming up with original topics instead of doing the same thing every day. It will make it more interesting for the viewers

Reply to commenters
This one is harder to do depending on how popular your blog is. If you reply to a lot of the comments you get people may feel more welcome to your blog and comment more often. Or I could just be making that up, I don't know

Don't have too many commenting rules
If you have like 27 rules on what not to comment you'll get a lot less "good" commenters and a lot more "OMG U ST1NK KWIT BLOGGING 4 LYFE PLS DO US ALL A FLAVOR AND KWIT NEVER PSOT AGAIN H3XT3YCRTQCEXGXEYCT!!!! also go 2 my site: http://animaljambuttdust.blogspot.com/ itz better then urz"
I think the reason for this is people will try their best to break every rule possible just because. Also, your viewers might be smart, it should be pretty obvious to them they shouldn't spam with their site virus "click dis 4 spike" links and every bad word in the book lol
I'm not saying you shouldn't have rules, I'm just trying to say you shouldn't go overboard with the rules

If you're not enjoying blogging, take a break/quit
This one should be obvious - if you don't feel like blogging anymore, no one's forcing you to stay. I took a year or so break from blogging because it wasn't fun anymore and I wasn't enjoying it. Just keep in mind that if you take a break, you will lose like 90% (or probably more) of your viewers
I feel like this one is terrible advice but seriously, if you're not enjoying it, don't do it! For your own sanity! In other words, post because you want to, not because you have to

Don't overuse words
I should really follow my own advice sometimes... I don't think I've made a post that didn't say "probably" at least 7 times

Those are all the so called "tips" I could think of. Actually, here's another tip - figure out a way to end your posts instead of just saying "I don't really know how to end this post so bye" like I tend to do

I don't really know how to end this post so bye

79 comments:

  1. While on the topic of theft I feel like complaining that AJ wiki stole the picture of a tan top hat I edited to make look like a green top hat
    [img]http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-C4jl3Lw0a5o/T6oH4VCAE3I/AAAAAAAAHpg/n7InQPm2jao/s1600/Brown+topy.png[/img]

    It's on the Top Hat page and they sort of implied that it is a real image of a green top hat in beta. According to my friend they told someone in charge and they said it was their image and that I'm the one that stole it from them. I made the edit in 2012 (this is the original post: http://animaljamflash.blogspot.com/2012/05/duck-pond.html
    - the post before it is the original post where I showed my edited grey beta wings) and according to my friend they said they got "their" picture in 2013. They refused to remove it. Hmm...

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    1. It's not your picture their's is more pixelated and it has less brown spots

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    2. When I was on the wiki still I did try my best to remove what ever content I knew wasn't approved by the OP to post but I know I missed quite a bit. It was kinda tough since most of those people who did upload pics like that were last active in like 2013-14 so no one could really say "hey don't upload things that aren't yours on here" because they'd never get it. Again I apologize that your stuff was and may still be on there. I'd try to fix it but I'm less than welcome back there. Though that's another story for another day.

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    3. All the brown spots are still there

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    4. Cleverbug's Treehouse - Do that hate you too? I'm assuming they hate me

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    5. No no no most if not everyone on there don't know who you are. They hate me for various reasons I'm to tired to even get into at the moment.

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    6. Are you referring to me? If you are then there's no need to be sorry. It was their fault they used me to do their work. It's their fault they got mad when I pointed out that righted people need to do their jobs they had rights for. Granted A LOT more happened than just those few things. Probably way more than I'd be able to fit in here. They brought it upon themselves. They ended up making good people leave. They always took credit for the little man's work but never lived up to their mistakes. I'd speak more about the things that happened but I have no idea how comfortable people on here or even myself would be about it.

      And to Mel, if you still see your stuff on there feel free to either make a wikia account and remove it or talk to either Seaodclouds or Aerotron and they can help sort that stuff out. Those two actually know what they're doing. Mooziq is also a great editor as well if you need to talk to them about editing stuff.

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    7. I don't want to get in trouble by removing something (even if it is rightfully mine)
      If I talk to them how sure are you that they'd believe me if I say an image is mine?

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    8. Nah you won't get in trouble. And just talk to sea or aero and show them links saying that it's your stuff. Those two are probably the most understanding out of any of the staff when it comes to that stuff. No one ever said or did anything when I removed yours and other people's things.

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    9. lol am i the friend because i confronted them lol

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    10. Lovie, I don't understand what you mean?

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    11. I meant that I was the one who confronted the wiki.
      "maybe"

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  2. The screenshot you gave is so much like Animal jam spirit blog , even with so many authors they still post late.

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    1. I think it sums up most of the "popular" AJ blogs

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    2. what i was thinking-spiritcloud721

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  3. Me: clicks on spike link
    Me: jams out to marvelous breadfish for like three minutes
    Me: remembers about blog and comes back
    XDDD Yayyyy breadfish

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  4. I always post the new item but everyday is something different so Monday's I do 3 different things Tuesday's u do different a and so on.... People usually like to see the new item instead of wasting there time to check it. Also posting the daily item is actually quite helpful and is a great post starter:)

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  5. Hey nice post there mel
    Wolfie Dragon

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  6. One of my biggest pet peeves is when people post the new item, especially if there's tons of other blogs out there doing it.

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    1. Same, that's why I put it to the sidebar so it doesn't take up a post

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  7. cheesestick the aligator
    -Your lovely friend Jackeeeeee Boy

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  8. What a great accomplishment! You didn't say "probably" in this post at all!

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    1. I'm sure you probably didn't say probably In this post in probably sure about that probably.

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  9. Am I the only one who notices that ajhq sometimes edits your chat of what you say? For example PLEASE!!!!!!! transformed into please.

    Also mel where were you?

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    1. If you say "byee" or "hii" it takes off the extra letters

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    2. omg! I thought I was the only one who noticed that. its like ajhq doesn't want you to have fun :I

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    3. And of you say "liek" it automatically changes to "like" :/

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    4. Once I typed: mmrrrooowww because I was pretending to be a cat or something on AJ and AJ put it as tomorrow lol

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  10. I looked at your profile, do you like Magic Madoka? If you do, then I found someone else who does

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  11. Guys AJ is on the news!!!! Do not look if you dont like it though because it has some weird stuff but
    Look up "Animal Jam On the News" Viewer Descrition advised? however you say it iodek

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    1. I will never be able to stalk your den when you're offline again !


















      -sigh-

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  13. get on aj ◕‿◕-spiritcloud721

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  14. Animal Jam was on the news today

    Something about inappropriate behaviour and the filters, some parents starting complaining as usual

    Some people are saying it'll be taken down and I'm not sure if it's true but knowing AJ they'll at least go out kicking and screaming

    But the sucky part is that no one bothers with the .swf files so it wouldn't be able to be remade by fans

    Yea maybe you should make a post on it or somethin

    K

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    1. omg! can I get the link to the news thing?

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    2. I personally think she should've done a duckroll

      NEVER GONNA QUACK YOU UP
      NEVER GONNA QUACK YOU DOWN
      NEVER GONNA QUACK AROUND AND DESERT YOU

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    3. Pretty sure angry parents wanna get the entire game pulled

      Because angry parents are angry, apparently

      http://wfla.com/2015/08/27/tampa-bay-area-mom-says-animal-jam-game-a-target-for-trouble/

      Most comments are like "NO IT'S THE BAD PPLS FAULT NOT AJS OMG NO DONT TAKE IT DOWN"

      But isn't it AJ's job to make sure they don't do that in the first place

      Idk

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    4. I highly doubt the entire game will get pulled. Some said that video was from 2012 (not sure if that's true or not) and you can't even say most of that stuff anymore. I'm pretty sure you can't say "bar" anymore. I would know since I always call thoe gold/bronze/silver bricks in Epic Wonders bars instead of bricks

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    5. That makes sense 'n all

      But obviously parents see it differently

      Lookie here

      https://www.commonsensemedia.org/website-reviews/animal-jam/user-reviews/adult

      http://researchingmommy.blogspot.com/2012/11/animal-jam-addiction-disorder.html

      Also you can still simulate mating in other ways, I walked in on it once and it was horrible

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    6. The second review on the first link is pretty accurate

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    7. Yea

      Oh and I reread the second link more thoroughly and it's more about MMOs as a whole than just AJ

      Honestly, both kids and parents need to be way more honest about what actually goes on

      No, your kid probs isn't being guided by trained moderators while they learn, play and socialise safely

      But they're not necessarily bullying, having cybersmex and trying to steal passwords either

      There is room for AJ to improve

      But seriously, when you're talking about it, don't exaggerate, either negative or positive

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    8. Yeah. There are rumors it'll go down in 2016

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  15. This was the only thing that I could find but I don't know if this is what people are referring too?

    http://wfla.com/2015/08/27/tampa-bay-area-mom-says-animal-jam-game-a-target-for-trouble/

    I already stated my opinion on the article.
    -Cleverbug who can't log in at the moment bc google hates me...

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    1. I think it is. I'm surprised it took almost 5 years for parents to complain. When I joined the chat filter was much worse. You could say a lot of things that you shouldn't be able to say in a game for kids. I don't want to say them on this blog but at the town I saw someone say "Anyone wanna repopulate in my den? wink wink ;)"

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    2. Other than those few times the filter went down I haven't seen a whole lot of inappropriate stuff. Maybe once here and there but nothing outside the mate-beggers usually. Although I try to stay way away from large crowds on there in general so...

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    3. Lilacpetal: OMG IM ON THE NEWS IM GONNA DIE OMG
      LIlacpetal: WHAT THE HECK AM I ON THE NEWS FOR
      Lilacpetal: I AM A TARGET FOR THIS.
      Lilacpetal: Throws TV out the window.

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    4. lol a flower

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    5. I think it's because some parent got mad cause they saw a video or lilacpetal and some other jammer making out and having s**. So if lilacpetal is now on th news that's gonna be super duper funny!

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    6. Also that video was posted like 2012 or something. You can't say that stuff now a days. So why should they be worrying? Like really? Yes some people like to be inapropiate but it's there cause.

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    7. Actually, that footage is from mid-2012. The reporter is totally wrong, and AJHQ have improved their safety.

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  16. You think mine is original enough Mel? I'm not sure. I used to do new item posts, but usually I either
    #1. Skim over that really quickly on Saturdays
    and #2. Not do that part at all.

    Oh yeah! I made some new edited items too!
    www.theweeklyjammernews.blogspot.com

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    1. Yes, yours is fancy and probably more original than mine lol

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  17. LOL THAT FAKE SPIKE LINK IS SO RANDOM! XD!

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    1. I know. It is 100% breadfish. XD

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  18. Aparri: THANKS TO LILAC MY NAME IS ON THE NEWS

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  19. hey my friend found dis:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xbrVfRDoFYw
    (her youtube is BlackDiamond AJ btw)

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    1. I got a comment a few days ago telling me about a glitch like this

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  20. Mel, the animaljambutdust is a blog

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  21. Wait You commented on the buttdust aj blog

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  22. Lol the it's better then urs reminded me of the song My Milkshake

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  23. LOL BREADFISH!

    http://www.breadfish.co.uk/

    ~aaron816

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  24. Is my blog (animaljamroze.blogspot.com) sorta original enough?

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  25. "animaljambuttdust"

    i'm laughing so hard omg

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