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    April 26th, 2008HARTHmmmm Things, Quickies

    A) 5300

    Yes .. that is apparently true … 5300 MySQL daily backups is the limit! (in case you were curious)

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    I’ve used up 6.666 GIGS of Google space allotted on one of my gmail accounts that I use strictly for my daily backups. Thanks goodness that I have never really had the need to actually restore any of these backups, but it’s nice to know that if I needed it – they were here. Normally, when I do major wordpress upgrades, I keep an EXTRA copy of my MySQL database on my own Harddrive – where I know where it is and can view the file and see if it is a good backup – in addition to the gmail backups.

    You can click on the image below to see that it took me approx. 5300 daily MySQL database backups to use up the 6,660 MB of space, and it prevented me from sending any new backups.

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    As of this day, except for the last week .. I have now deleted all of these backups and will start again.

    So, What Exactly Am I Doing?

    I’ve got a lot of blogs and have installed the WordPress Database Backup Plugin in each of them. I have scheduled daily automatic backups of all of my blogs to be emailed directly to one of my gmail accounts, dedicated for just the backups.

    On certain of my blogs that have a MySQL database too large for emailing, it backs up the database and stores it in a backup folder on the server under the wp-content folder, and periodically I have to go in and FTP it to my local computer and delete it on the server, to free the space. For instance, the MySQL database for my PetLvr blog is about 40 MB’s and after a few weeks .. it starts to add up! It’s my largest database, but I have a lot of plugins and database tables included .. for a variety of statistics – not to mention the actual content, which is almost reaching close to 4000 posts soon.

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    April 16th, 2008HARTHmmmm Things, Quickies

    I’ve been cautious about upgrading to the latest wordpress version 2.5 because it breaks my new template and causes some of my favorite plugins to not work. I also don’t like the interface – but, I will get used to it. In the meantime, I have converted only 3 blogs in the HART-Empire Network to wordpress 2.5 until I’m sure everything is working fine. And, in my case – finding the time to figure out some of the benefits of this new upgrade.

    The New WordPress Picture Gallery

    There is a new Flash Uploader now with wordpress 2.5. In the WRITE screen, there is a little icon where you can upload images, and other media. When you click it, a flash window pops up.

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    Click the button to browse files on your computer

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    The nice thing about this, is that if all your pictures are sorted in the same folder on your computer, just hold down the CTRL button and click various files to upload multiple files at once.

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    Now, after I uploaded all of the pictures, there seemed to be a whole lot of error messages received. I think one of them is directly related to my Pmetrics plugin and I haven’t figured out why I get the others – yet. I just know that the pictures are there. Feel free to add any description to the picture. If you notice the one shown above, I added a description – and it appears on the original site as a caption beneath the picture.

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    Once you have added all of your descriptions and comments – don’t forget to save all changes! This adds the description permanently and associated with the picture in wordpress.

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    In the Flash Uploader screen .. click the “Gallery” tab. All the picture thumbnails are there now – and all you have to do is scroll down to the bottom and click “Insert Gallery Into Post” button.

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    What happens, is that it inserts a one-word code into your wordpress post – (excluding the quotations and space) – looks like above .. (so when I upgrade to the 2.5 version it won’t disappear in this post). The image is from my PetLvr blog – before publishing.

    “[” gallery “]”

    And Voila!

    See this in action over at PetLvr Blog

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    April 1st, 2008HARTHmmmm Things, Quickies, WooHoo

    * I’ve been keeping track of my HART-Empire Network Earnings Online ..

    Here is the link: HART-Empire Network Earnings Spreadsheet Document

    The earnings are on an “Accrual” basis, where I’m documenting what I’ve earned, but monies will usually come in the following month, or (if ever) when I reach the minimum threshold for release of my earnings for payment. The expenditures are on a “Cash” basis, as I pay something related to my online earnings, I just load up the spreadsheet and modify it.

    Summary of Gross Earnings 2007/2008

    * January 2007 – $344.61
    * February 2007 – $372.37
    * March 2007 – $492.41
    * April 2007 – $491.85
    * May 2007 – $620.99
    * June 2007 – $632.47
    * July 2007 – $672.66
    * August 2007 – $701.78
    * September 2007 – $706.09
    * October 2007 – $801.12
    * November 2007 – $859.20
    * December 2007 – $863.36

    ** Year-To-Date Gross Earnings (Jan-Dec/2007) – $7,558.91
    * Average (YTD) $20.71 per day or, $629.91 per month

    * January 2008 – $981.88
    * February 2008 – $1,076.12
    * March 2008 – $1,596.30

    ** Year-To-Date Gross Earnings (Jan-Mar/2008) – $3,657.47
    * Average (YTD) $40.19 per day or, $1,219.16 per month

    Reflection

    March 2008 was a good month for me .. I think I might finally have extra cash left over in my Paypal account after paying all of the bill! Not bad – up 48% over last month!

    * This is cool. If you look at the table below, I am $7.53 SHORT of how much I made two years ago for 2006 .. That’s right! I’ve grossed in 3 months this year what I had grossed in 12 months of revenues online in 2006! And, it’s also about half of what I earned for entire year of 2007! That’s pretty amazing to me. So far – my estimates for April may not be 48% growth again, but I see it being a little higher!! Revenues are growing. I just have to keep up the traffic flow as well.

    * I picked up a new media sponsor, but will not be getting paid until 100 days (3-1/2 months) later. I am still looking for something/someone new to sponsor the Battling For Health blogs.

    * Sitemeter traffic still shows growth in March 2008 over February 2008.

    * I did note one thing though – I was prepared to let about 12 domains lapse this month and did NOT renew them when they because do. Unfortunately, my domain registrar certifies guaranteed renewals and I signed up to do that all last winter – and this month about 9 domains automatically renewed themselves.

    I am pleased again that March traffic is still on the rise, overall – in the HART-Empire Network.

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    SOURCE

    2008 (3/12)

    2007

    2006

    Google Adsense $862.84

    $1,541.42

    $800.00
    Linkworth $229.37

    $963.59

    $0.00
    Chitika $147.04

    $37.17

    $75.00
    Amazon $1.71

    $31.76

    $100.00
    Text-Link-Ads $2,210.96

    $4,807.90

    $1,050.00
    Adify $166.86

    $0.00

    $0.00
    Cafepress $0.00

    $19.00

    $55.00
    Other Affiliations $8.69

    $158.07

    $85.00
    Private Ads $30.00

    $0.00

    $1,500.00
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    TOTAL $3,657.47

    $7,558.91

    $3,665.00
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