Guest Blogging With Jane May


Since John will be in Taipei for Computex for the next week, I’ll be writing a few posts for you guys. Don’t worry, John will still report back to us with great pictures from Taiwan, and I look forward to seeing some delicacies from his trip as well.

Let me give you some background information of myself in case you haven’t seen me around. Currently, I author Daily Web Ideas, co-author a second blog called Career Ramblings and I’m always exploring different monetizing methods in the blog world. Both of my major blogs are very different in content. While one is focused on a specific niche (career focused), the other is more about reflecting on my past success and helping new bloggers do the same.

Where Does Jane May Come From

Contrary to popular belief, I’m pretty new at this considering the length of time blogging has been around. I started by reading some of John’s early works over a year and a half ago. A lot of time was spent researching the different online opportunities. As many of you know, blogging is challenging. Challenging, not because of having to write content nor is it because of the lack of opportunities; it’s challenging because blogging is not my full time job. Finding the time to do quality work both on and offline has been one of my biggest challenges.

In my offline life, I work as a consultant for companies looking to hire graduating college students and new professionals. I spend a lot of my time in Los Angeles, CA since I work very closely with the business students in the area. In addition to working and blogging, I have recently completed a Master’s degree in Counseling. So, regardless of what you have going on in your “real” life, managing it all can be done!

What Do I Like Doing For Fun

One way I reward myself is by taking a night out with the girls. And let me tell you, with Memorial Day weekend just passing, it was a great way to take a little break from my online and offline worlds. πŸ™‚

I sometimes write about the importance of balance to be successful in what you do. My balance comes in the form of running and working out. I’m in front of a computer for about 12 hours a day, sometimes more depending on projects. Running helps as an outlet for all that time spent in front of my monitor. I wonder, what do all of you do for balance?

Anyway, this should give you a little background into Jane May and hopefully you like what I have to contribute. John trusted me to write for you guys, so if you have any feedback, don’t be bashful (I know some of those Top Commentators here are far from bashful) πŸ™‚

This post was guest blogged by Jane May. She teaches readers how to create and monetize blogs on Daily Web Ideas.

109 thoughts on “Guest Blogging With Jane May”

  1. Alex says:

    Nice, i will add your blog to my Google Reader “” πŸ˜‰

    1. It’s worth it πŸ˜‰

      1. Jane May says:

        Thanks guys! I won’t dissapoint. πŸ˜‰

        1. Already visited her blog. Nice one! I’m going to have to creatively ‘borrow’ her ideas!


        2. derrich says:

          Such confidence. Derrich likey. 😈

        3. I sent you an email through your blog I hope you got it. I await your reply. Thanks

  2. AnitoKid says:

    Hi John! My 1st-year anniversary as a blogger is just around the corner, and inspired by you and Ades, I’m inviting you and your readers to join the β€œAnitoKid Anniversary Reviewβ€œ – the grand prize is US$100. Rules are at

  3. Grace says:

    Hi Jane May! I’m just looking at your blog right now… πŸ™‚

    1. Jane May says:

      Great! What do you think??

  4. Welcome guest blogger!

    This week will be nice because we are having a different point of view.

    “I’m pretty new at this considering the length of time blogging has been around”

    We all start somewhere(Feb. 2007, in my case). We get the experience of the older bloggers that tried things before us. Plus, all those nice plugins :mrgreen:

    1. Jane May says:

      Thanks for the welcome! I’m looking forward to writing for you guys. Should be a fun time! πŸ™‚

  5. alamster says:

    Hello Jane May, I do blog for balance since my real life it’s all about computer stuff, see black and white screen everyday need balancing.

    Nice to see other face beside John photos :mrgreen:

    1. Ankur says:

      Not just faces, Very Beautiful faces :mrgreen:

  6. Steve says:

    Hi Jane,
    I guess this is some form of recognition being asked to write for this blog. I just hope it won’t distract you or take away from janemayblogs.

    that would be a real shame, as I find your blog a lot more interesting and better content than recently here on john chow.

    1. digitalnomad says:

      I have to concur Jane. Get back to work on your own blogs…but you probably will get some good traffic from this.

      1. Jane May says:

        lol…wow guys, i appreciate the concern…thanks!

    2. Jane May says:

      Not a distraction, if anything a motivation to write more for you guys.

      1. Ankur says:

        Did anyone mention *Guys* love your post?

  7. More John Chow fraud ads on the site =O. Hey Jane.

    1. LOL, I hope you’re talking about the one that says “John Chow is a Cool Dude”. Are you trying to say he’s not a cool dude?? πŸ˜›

      1. Nope, one about saying that he recommends some “Make 80 billion dollars!” one.

  8. Dj Flush says:

    Jane u r gorgeous πŸ˜›

    1. I think you have a shot!

      1. A shot at what? It’s pretty much a home run guest blogging on πŸ˜‰

    2. Jane May says:

      Thanks DJ!! πŸ˜€

      1. Dj Flush says:

        You are welcome πŸ˜€

    3. Wahlau.NET says:

      geek chick..hehe

  9. Ankur says:

    Reading Career Ramblings from the last two months. You are great!

    Welcome as a guest blogger!

    1. Jane May says:

      Good to hear you visit Career Ramblings. Hopefully you’ve found some value there!

      1. Hi Jane. I have been following along also. You have the passion required for success.

        Keep it up. I bet you will always manage to continue helping others no matter how busy you get.

        Looking forward continued loyal reading.

        Steve 😎

        1. Jane May says:

          Brownie points for Stephen!! πŸ˜›

          1. Sweets have always been a problem for me.

  10. HMTKSteve says:

    Wow! You’re guest blogging on here now? Why do I suddenly feel so slighted? :mrgreen:

    1. HMTKSteve,

      you can’t be, wait until you cross that threshold of $100 daily AdSense earnings :mrgreen: .

      1. HMTKSteve says:

        You mean Jane has crossed over?

        1. Jane May says:

          May’s monthly earnings will be posted shortly πŸ˜‰ on my blog.

          1. looking forward to that post πŸ˜€

  11. Greg Butler says:

    Wow! I get to enjoy you at and at I think you do great work, as you can see by the review I wrote about your advice at careerramblings. Enjoy and don’t burn out!

    1. Jane May says:

      Glad to see you here too Greg! Don’t worry, no burning out here!! πŸ˜›

  12. VORB says:

    How Lovely πŸ˜›

  13. Wedding Blog says:

    Jane, good to see you here. You are definitely a dot com mogul in the making! Looking forward to this week…


    1. Jane May says:

      Thanks for the compliment! I’m trying to reach that status…not quite there yet πŸ˜‰

      1. well since you have exposed your site on this blog you’ll reach to be a successful blogger in no time

  14. Yankees Blog says:

    Nice to see you here Jane. I am a faithful reader of your blog

    1. Jane May says:

      I appreciate the support. Hope to see you more :-)!

  15. Dave says:

    I think I love you

      1. I had a feeling someone was going to say that LOL. Great first-time post on JC, Jane May, and more power to you!

  16. Hi Jane and glad to see your a guest blogger of Johns. I have read your blog several time in the past, and just learned of your personal blog.


  17. Josh Buckley says:

    Great to see a guest blogger here πŸ™‚

  18. Santosh P says:

    nice to see a Hot girl blogging from John Chow…. John is evil.. and so sad for his wife.. Mrs Chow.. Hope you dont read this πŸ˜†

    Apologies if hurted.

    1. Santosh P,

      don’t go Sally-baiting!

      1. Santosh P says:

        it was just a joke πŸ˜‰

        no hurtings

  19. Jamie Harrop says:

    What do I do to keep a balance? I word hard. I play hard. It’s as simple as that.

    Travelling. Weekends in the country. The gym.

    I fit those three things between my 80 hour work week, and it makes for one very fresh and motivated workaholic.

    I always find that I get much more work done the week after spending a weekend away. That’s not because I have more work to do, but because I feel much more motivated to get work done.

    Work hard, play hard. It’s all good. πŸ˜€

    1. Jane May says:

      Work hard, play hard…I hear that a lot. The re-energizing weekend away always is a great way to maintain balance. I need to do that more often!!

  20. Jeff Kee says:

    JANE! I get to see you here now eh? Good for you!

  21. Johnny10g says:

    Hey Jane – I hope you’re not going to mimic John and start telling us what you’ve eaten for breakfast, lunch, etc… πŸ™‚

  22. Jeff Kee says:

    I have a suggestion Jane : Avoid type-os.

    Taipei for Computes => You mean Computex?

    And no, I’m not very bashful at all…

  23. Julie says:

    After I read John’s post about tapei, I was wondering who was going to take over while he’s gone.

    He made an excellent choice! I’m excited to see what you have to share. I’m a faithful reader of your other 2 blogs as well.

    As far as balance….being a working mom of 3 has been SO hard lately. I work off some steam with a nice run around the block and a huge glass of wine. Not at the same time of course! πŸ™‚

  24. John picks the hottest guest writers… I love it.

    1. I don’t think John has “hot” in his guest blogger criteria LOL but Michael and Mitch are pretty hot, too, aren’t they. πŸ˜‰

  25. Good to see you here also Jane May …im an avid reader of both of your blogs!

  26. Shawn Knight says:

    Hey, good to see a few new faces around here. Well I guess you aren’t really “new” since I’ve seen you around the blogsphere a good bit.

    Anyway, looking forward to your upcoming posts πŸ™‚

    1. Jane May says:

      Thanks Shawn! I’m looking forward to it too!!!

  27. Aaron Cook says:

    I’m now seeing this fraudulent ad:

    “John Chows Top Pick
    Earn Yr First Affiliate Commission Today.
    Take Action Right Now!

    Scumbag losers! That’s all I have to say.

    BTW, welcome Jane. Nice to see you again.

    1. Perhaps next time you don’t post the URL!


    2. yeah I’m sure John will block them when he gets back and I’m sure someone has already e-mail him about it.

  28. VORN says:

    John Chow, do you know that Agloco will release this Monday The Viewbar?

    1. digitalnomad says:

      Agloco. What a snore.

      1. VORN says:

        You are snore.

        1. This monday?!! Finally :D.

          1. VORN says:

            Yes this Monday. Tuesday in Asia.

  29. Hmm…John and Jane..Both start with “J”

  30. Chuck says:

    Not a subscriber yet, but I have visited Jane’s blog 2-3 times in the past couple months.

    My only comment of the moment, however, is this: It SURE IS NICE to see a real, actual, honest-to-god beautiful woman blogging for once, and not just another fat middle-aged guy (like me) stealing his MyBlogLog/Bumpzee avatar face from some porn/model site.

    Of course, at least I have the guts to post my face. LOL…

    1. Jane May says:

      LOL…wow. Thanks, I think! πŸ˜†

      1. Chuck says:

        It was definitely intended as a comment. I guess I forgot to mention that the first time I saw your avatar, I was convinced that you were too pretty to be real, so I went to your blog to see if you weren’t really a guy…but couldn’t find a pic. However, I did find that you self-identified there as female…which is the point where most guys say, “Hey, now that you’re here…I’m really a guy, not a hot girl.” So I was very pleased. Compliment intended. πŸ˜‰

  31. MichelleVan says:

    I’m not a ‘new blogger’, but I am new to having my own blog, (I used to write for and so I’m looking forward to learning from you Jane May on both blogs!

  32. Victor says:

    Hi Jane, how is it that John choose you for guest blogging ??, I really love a little change of perspective once on a while and I think that is a great idea that this week will be you in the blog . . .

  33. Jane,

    welcome to the main arena.

    John is highly honored to have one of the prettiest blogger dame to guest-blog for him.

    Go girl, we love what you are doing up there. You have stirred not quite a few bloggers (including me), world-wide with your amazing exploits and story of $100 daily AdSense earnings.

  34. Sorry i didn’t read anything, i was more interested in the photo 😈 πŸ˜€

    1. Ankur says:

      That happened to me the first couple of times 😈

  35. Wolf Stone says:

    Looking forward to reading your insightful articles Jane….will you still be posting at ‘jane may blogs’ while you guest blog here?

    1. JaneMay says:

      Yup, I’ll be maintaining my normal posting on JMB and Career Ramblings

  36. CatherineL says:

    Hi Jane May – my balance – wish I could put something exciting like sky driving but it would be a fib – swimming, writing, reading.

  37. Terry says:

    Have any of us heard an update as to the John not being listed in google thing? I just searched and notice he is again number 1…what gives?

    1. John Chow says:

      What gives is you can’t keep an evil blogger like me down! 😈

      1. do you care to share? evil one?

      2. Haha amen to that, John, amen to that.

  38. what a hot blogger, it makes me want to read john chows blog even more

  39. Jack says:

    You are very welcome. I did liked you post, I am sure John also liked it. Thanks

  40. Michael Kwan says:

    Guess who else might check in with a guest blog or two?

    1. I was hoping you’d post something, too, Michael. πŸ˜€

  41. john ladner says:

    mary jane:

    first time visiting your blog. u r an excellent writer and i’ll return.

    also, your friend is a hotty.

    by for now

    1. JaneMay says:

      Hey, I think you’re confusing me with your recreational habits becuase my name isn’t mary jane…LOL πŸ˜†

  42. good job mary jane your getting a lot of traffic to your blog. I’m hoping I can have you to guest blog on my site soon.

    1. Wahlau.NET says:

      hehe..that is a great idea…if she is willing

  43. Jan-e .. who gets the beer if I click the ‘buy me a beer’ link?.. you or John πŸ˜‰

    1. Good question, EW. I’m sure Jane May is well compensated for her contributions, but I bet John gets to keep all the booze money.

      1. JaneMay says:

        Well, this is more of helping a fellow blogger out. it obviously has its benefits of traffic boosts! The booze should be given on my site so Paypal won’t get double fee’s paid to them.

        Thanks for asking.

  44. Lejer says:

    just passing by, to say hi:)
    now, leaving the joke for jokers ( on card playing;) ) just want to congrat both of you for tips and rest.
    Nice to see that one of J. activity it’s student and graduated one hire.
    That make a thought flicker in my mind: AIESEC Organization? That’s a great spot for getting good students, from all over the world:)
    Past to the past, future for the future.
    Keep up the good work (both of us)

  45. Job Blogger says:

    Hi jane,

    You are drop dead gorgeous and CareerRamblings is informative.

  46. Stanley NG says:

    very nice blog, n u r deadly gorgeous ttoo

  47. Looks like you are starting to have an impact here. You are on the top of the list on some mybloglog communities.

    Way to go.

    1. JaneMay says:

      I haven’t noticed MBL yet, I’ll have to take a gander πŸ™‚

  48. Hello Jane. Running is my outlet too. Like you I spend many hours at the computer a day so getting outside and moving fast feels wonderful!

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