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Miscellaneous Rambling – Quantum of Solace Edition

written by John Chow on November 11, 2008

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New Blog Milestone – 40K RSS Readers

A big congrats to me for breaking the 40K RSS mark. Right now, the FeedBurner clicklet is showing 40,288 RSS readers. I’m sure it’ll go higher tomorrow. I want to thank everyone for subscribing to my blog and helping me hit this milestone.

I’ve written numerous post on how to increase your RSS subscriber base. However, for this miscellaneous rambling post, I like to point you to Daily Blog Tips and their 50 simple ways to gain RSS subscribers.

I see I also set a new Twitter record. Thanks for following me on Twitter!

Funnel Vision Contest: Win iPod Stuff and More

Michael Kwan has a “Funnel Vision” contest to give away some iPod stuff. The cool thing is the contest is open world-wide so even if you live in the North Pole, Michael will mail it to ya.

Five Ways To Lose Passion for Your Business

Jamie Harrop has a new post on how to lose passion for your business. While all five ways are legit, I think Jamie forgot the most important one: the business is no longer fun.

10 Reasons Why Bloggers Hate Blogging

Geeks are Sexy (they really are) has given us 10 reasons why bloggers hate blogging. The number one reason, according to the sexy geek, is they blog for money. Ya, I imagine if I blogged for money, I would hate blogging too.

Mostly Lisa As a Bond Girl

The new 007 flick, Quantum of Solace, opens in theaters this week and to my surprise, Most Lisa is not the Bond babe. How she lost the part, I have no idea. I mean, check out her audition video! How could she have lost?

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Dfunda November 11, 2008 at 12:25 pm

i am from india i watched the movie its awesome :)

Study Babes November 11, 2008 at 12:28 pm

sweet i just looked on usenet and its there. thats a movie you really gotta see on the big screen though

Ryan McLean November 12, 2008 at 2:08 am

I am definately going to go see it on the big screen. Small screen often ruins really good movies. You need the full experience.

Sohail November 11, 2008 at 1:58 pm

Congratulation on your success and yeah the movie i gonna watch for sure

Valeria | TimelessLessons November 11, 2008 at 6:18 pm

Also loved it!

Unique Gift Ideas November 12, 2008 at 1:13 pm

Good to hear that you enjoyed the movie. I’ve read a couple review for QoS and none of them seemed to be particularly good ones. Guess I’ll have to wait until Friday to see for myself.

Congrats on hitting your subscribers goal John.

Kok Choon November 13, 2008 at 12:03 am

Just watch it, highly recommended!

Study Babes November 11, 2008 at 12:26 pm

geeksaresexy is my favorite blog i read it every day, didnt know you were into it too john lol

Kiltak November 11, 2008 at 12:40 pm

Thanks Study Babes, that’s awfully nice of you ;)

Study Babes November 11, 2008 at 5:42 pm

haha yeah i’m sure you’ve seen me in your comments. i definitely recommend it to everyone here

ZK@WebTrafficROI November 12, 2008 at 10:00 am

I love greeks too :)

Michael Kwan November 11, 2008 at 12:27 pm

Thanks for including me in your ramblings post, John. I should also note that in addition to the three iPod accessories, I’m also including a paid review on Beyond the Rhetoric as part of the prize pack. John Chow dot Com readers are probably pretty familiar with my reviews by now, so they’ll probably know what to expect in terms of quality.

ZK@WebTrafficROI November 12, 2008 at 9:42 am

Awesome , count me in

Alex Fraiser November 11, 2008 at 1:04 pm

I read the post at DBT earlier today, it was very useful and had a lot of killer tips in it.

Valeria | TimelessLessons November 11, 2008 at 6:19 pm

Definitely going to try some of them.

gift gadgets November 11, 2008 at 1:15 pm

Congratulations on reaching another milestone, this time, 40K subscribers…Mike

AverageGal November 11, 2008 at 1:38 pm

Amazing… wasn’t it just yesterday that you broke 35k? Congrats John!!!

BusinessX November 11, 2008 at 2:56 pm

It was fast! He has his mojo working for him.

Daniel Scocco November 11, 2008 at 1:54 pm

Congrats on breaking 40,000 readers John, I really wanna see how far you will take this blog, seems the sky is the limit.

Thanks for the mention too.

BusinessX November 11, 2008 at 2:33 pm

Congrats again John Chow, I am interested in seeing how far this can grow for you, and the speed is amazing. It is nice to see momentum working for you.

jesse grant November 11, 2008 at 3:12 pm

Yah , cant wait to see this movie , congrats on the 40k rss readers

annoyetrader blog November 11, 2008 at 4:06 pm

congrats John, I hope to get there soon!

Mike Huang November 11, 2008 at 4:28 pm

Ahhh dang it John, you really got like 800 new subscribers in 1 day :(


Mostly Lisa November 11, 2008 at 4:37 pm

I would have made such an awesome Irina Secsibuti. :D

MLRebecca November 11, 2008 at 4:38 pm

Congrats on hitting the 40,000 mark, that’s a great accomplishment! I look forward to seeing your blog continue to grow and hit more milestones.

X-Factor Blog November 11, 2008 at 5:25 pm

I saw Quantum of Solace last weekend in the cinema with my 9yr old son, great movie but I’d suggest renting Casino Royale again before you go to see it. Worth it just to refresh on the story line.

MoneyBlog November 11, 2008 at 6:12 pm

woow great…Congrats on breaking 40,000 readers!!!

Seo Creations November 11, 2008 at 6:23 pm

Congratulation on your success

Make money online November 11, 2008 at 8:38 pm

40k is just awesome..
I am having trouble making 200 :p


Steven-Sanders November 11, 2008 at 9:11 pm

Congratulations on the milestones. I’m still interested in hearing the how many of your newsletter subscribers are the same people as your rss subsribers, and how this affects your Subscriber chicklet count.

Ryan McLean November 12, 2008 at 2:09 am

There are too many comments before me to validate me writing a quality comment…no one will read it :(

Jonathan R November 12, 2008 at 4:12 am

Wow 40k, that’s incredible! Only show that hard work pays off. Even your rambling posts are great lol. I check out GeeksAreSexy’s top 10 reasons bloggers hate blogging and they are so true. The fact is if you are not passionate about what you are blogging about it is going to be a task. Do you want to complain everyday about posting something you have to research? No so choose something you are interested in and want to learn more about. Then you can research more about what you want to learn and blog away!

Önder November 12, 2008 at 6:50 am

40.000…. this is really great for a blog.

ZK@WebTrafficROI November 12, 2008 at 9:45 am

I am going to see the movie this week, hope it worth the time and money

ZK@WebTrafficROI November 12, 2008 at 9:45 am

I am going to see the movie this week, hope its worth the time and money

Dfunda November 12, 2008 at 10:45 am

congrats for crossing 40,000 rss subscribers john

annoyedtrader blog November 12, 2008 at 2:10 pm

here i am thinkin my 25 adds for the week is good and you have 40k! lol

TYCP Entertainment Magazine November 12, 2008 at 3:46 pm

Congrats on the 40K+. I also noticed that in-between yesterday & today, you gained 300+ subscribers.ed

And I can’t hate on Gemma Arterton being the new Bond girl. I’m British like she is & James Bond is obviously British, so the more real British people in Bond films, the better! November 12, 2008 at 5:16 pm

Interesting writing. Thanks for the sharing John.

andy November 12, 2008 at 6:41 pm

Congrats John

annoyedtrader blog November 13, 2008 at 12:09 pm

dang u added 10 times my total in the last day! lol!

Önder November 13, 2008 at 12:33 pm

a little bit amazing and crazy.

Önder November 13, 2008 at 12:41 pm

Today i watch the movie and if you like action just go to see it.

Dan_N November 13, 2008 at 1:55 pm

If anyone hates blogging then they shouldn’t blog. :)

Rick Vaughn November 14, 2008 at 8:23 pm

This broad is pretty hot, she talks to much through. Good find John.