What’s Happening In The Community

Here are a few things that members of the John Chow dot Community are up to lately. I love checking all the sites of community members. I have discovered many great sites this way.

The Fight Against Leukemia

Jacob over at Zero To Med is helping raise money for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society by going on a walk. You can make a donation to Jacob’s walk here. I’ll be giving $100.

The Fight Against Famine

My Dot Com Pho friend Greg is helping starving children around the world by starving himself. Greg will be doing a 30 hour famine for World Vision. I don’t think I have ever gone without food for more than 12 hours. You can donate to Greg’s famine fest here. I’ll be chipping in $100 and I plan to buy Greg something to eat after because I’m sure he’ll be hungry.

Peace Deals – Can We Talk About It?

kevan has a started a new site call peacedeals.org. Here’s how it works:
Let’s say you’ve got a problem with a fellow blogger, a seller, a gamer, or your wife, but talking isn’t working and court is too expensive. Take it to peacedeals!

Users sign up for an account, open a case, and send an invitation to the person they’re having a dispute with. Once both sides have carefully explained their side of the story, a mediator will ask each party any questions that need to be asked, and then render a fair, objective decision.

The “John Chow will like this” part is actually two parts: first of all, accepted mediators can make a great deal of money while making useful contributions to real life. Secondly, people mired in online and offline conflicts can use peacedeals to help them reach a peaceful resolution.

Does Commenting On Other Blogs Get You Backlinks?

Marc at Last Blogger is asking Does Commenting On Other Blogs Get You Backlinks? The answer is yes because he just got one.

How To Make $100 Per Day

Career Ramblings’ Jane May, who was voted one of the sexiest bloggers of 2007, has started her own blog call Jane May Blogs. Her latest post is how to make $100 per day. Is that even enough to live on?

MsDanielle Turns Thirty

Yes, Ms Danielle has turn the big 30. She decided to take a trip down memory lane and dug up a bunch of photos dating back all the way to 1998. Her conclusion from all this, “I’m out of shape!”

94 thoughts on “What’s Happening In The Community”

  1. Gary Lee says:

    Man . . . 30 sounds old! πŸ˜‰

    1. JaneMay says:

      lol…Aren’t you getting close to that Gary??

      1. Jane, well done.

        you look 22 to me

        1. JaneMay says:

          I’ll take that any day! Thanks!! πŸ˜€

          1. you’re welcome. it’s what i think anyway!

      2. Gary Lee says:

        close doesn’t count .. . i’m living it up! hahahaha

    2. how offensive. now i feel old

      1. Eric says:

        haha, maybe you should… just kididng


        1. thanks a lot…….. eric πŸ˜€

    3. Ali says:

      Hey I’m 28 and I don’t feel a day over 18!

        1. Eric says:

          Hey! I’m 19, and I don’t feel a day over 18 either!


      1. JaneMay says:

        My feelings exactly!

      2. Marc says:

        I’m nearly 28 and don’t feel a day over 35…

        1. πŸ˜€
          hmmm, that’s another way to look at it

    4. You could be 90 and feel 18…look at Hugh Hefner, Larry King, John Chow (just kidding, man).

      1. Shaun Carter says:

        Hugh Hefner gets some help from a little blue pill… 😯

        1. I was thinking “from the waist up,” but OK LOL. πŸ˜†

  2. msdanielle says:

    lol i may be 30 but i can still rock my converse! now i just need to take them for a run around the block a few times! hahahaha….

    1. JaneMay says:

      Don’t worry, I’ll run with you πŸ™‚

        1. JaneMay says:

          I was talking about on the streets…

      1. msdanielle says:

        hmm wonder if a msdanielle + janemay workout tape would sell… LOL :mrgreen:

    2. Marc says:

      I suppose “out of shape” is all relative…

  3. It’s good to see you giving back to the community — best of wishes and congrats for those of you that were linked :smile:.

    1. it’s an incentive to write good contents

  4. Shaun Carter says:

    That’s a great list of sites. I’m glad to see so much support for those causes – you definitely have an influence on bringing attention to them to many more readers.

    1. thumb up to JC, and these good bloggers

  5. Josh Buckley says:

    Nice to see that you’re giving back to your community!

    1. Marc says:

      Agreed, John’s great that way. He’s always up for giving back to the community, but he does it intelligently. You have to write something worthwhile to have a chance at getting the backlink πŸ™‚

  6. Jacob says:

    Thanks a lot, John, for the mention! I really hope that with the combined efforts of all the bloggers, we might be able to make a difference. Thanks a lot, John! 😎

    1. well done jacob. keep it up

      1. Jacob says:

        Thanks a lot.

        1. you’re always welcome

  7. Wolf Stone says:

    Peacdeal sounds like a very interesting venture…and any act of charity or sacrifice for a good cause deserves commendations !!

  8. JaneMay says:

    LOL…”Is that even enough to live on? I’m working on getting that “Chow” status, but no where near that yet.

    I should have prefaced…it’s $100 a day in adsense. πŸ˜€

    1. 100 on adsense is decent.

      is it enough to live on?

      well, it depends where you’re. if you live in some third world country, then i’m sure you’d be regarded as rich

      1. JaneMay says:

        Yeah. Southern California requires a little more than that to “live”

        1. Gary Lee says:

          100 bucks a day would pay for the gas it takes to sit in Traffic on the 405 all day!

          1. JaneMay says:

            FOR SURE!!!!! Damn LA Traffic!!! πŸ‘Ώ

  9. Tyler Ingram says:

    You’re asking if $100 per day is enough to live on?

    Geesh I think I only make $3300 a month so that’s what $130 per day? I seem to do fine but sure I’d like to make more.

    1. JaneMay says:

      Not enough to call this work yet, but getting there πŸ™‚

      For now, back to the rat race πŸ™‚

    2. Shaun Carter says:

      $100/day is definitely enough to live on. That is over $35,000 a year.

      1. Eric says:

        I’m averaging about… $0.75 a day right now! Impressive?

        1. JaneMay says:

          we all have to start somewhere πŸ˜€

          1. ricdes says:

            hey jane, where do I apply for the sexiest male blogger? ;P

            I was once the “Mister Esports” in germany… =) the old battlefield 1942 times :). I think I could manage the title “sexiest blogger of the year” very well 😈

          2. i’m not sure about that,ricdes, Jane beats you by a long mile!

            well, you see, I’m a straight male πŸ˜€

        2. Marc says:

          I think I have you beat by a few nickels Eric πŸ˜‰

        3. well, it’s a good start, hard work ahead if you want to earn a living full time online

    3. $100 a day is plenty, relatively speaking of course. If you’re going for dot com mogul status though…well, we all know that’s pretty weak.

  10. Jacob says:

    Hey, that’s all nice and stuff. I think I make a dollar a day, if I am lucky. Gotta love the college life.

  11. Great set of people and sites you got there, John. It’s good to know that people are not only making money for themselves, but also giving back to such worthy causes.

  12. only 21 here and loving it baby πŸ˜›

    1. i envy you, what’s more, i Hate you with a big captial H.

      πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€


    2. Shaun Carter says:

      21 here too… well for another few days at least. I guess there are no more fun birthdays after 21.

  13. Kevan says:

    John, thanks so much for the peacedeals plug! We’re really excited to bring this new service to the online community.

    To all the fellow readers, if you think the service could bring good things to the Internet, feel free to re-blog it. We just launched the service on Tuesday, and we’re very interested to see how it will catch on.

    1. well done, kevan, thanks for sharing with us

  14. A great effort by Greg (worldvision.ca) wishing him good luck.

  15. Amanda says:

    30 is only 8 years away from me. and 3 years away for my fiance.

    i remind him of that daily. hahaha

  16. Eric says:

    I’m kind of disappointed that my Deal of the Day posts didn’t make it on here… I just started my blogg a little over 2 weeks ago, and I’m already reaching about 1,000 unique visitors a week. Not too shabby eh?

    1. Marc says:

      Those are great numbers Eric, now you just need to turn that traffic into green πŸ™‚

    2. It is great! for a two week old blog? good!
      Your content is good surely you will be getting more and more visits quite soon.
      I like this one.

      Don’t drive people away from your site

    3. Shaun Carter says:

      That’s some great traffic for a new blog Eric. Keep it up man!

    4. 1000 uniques, good job Eric. Keep it up, man!

  17. Eric says:

    That was supposed to be blog with one g.

  18. why am i not on here?? :mrgreen:

  19. Wow awesome news. should have posts like this regularly! πŸ˜›

  20. ricdes says:

    Well, I think i’ll be 19 in 2 months and I’m in a very good shape. Thanks to soccer and jogging… otherwise, with my job, I’ll be doomed aswell.

    1. now i’ve got another reason to envy you. Damn it πŸ˜† πŸ˜† πŸ˜†

  21. Marc says:

    Thanks a lot for the feature John. I really appreciate it πŸ™‚ While not as altruistic as the first three, I’m always happy to see that people like the things I write πŸ™‚

  22. ricdes says:

    Yeah Eric, I like your blog, specially the domain appraisal option πŸ™‚ I’ll get back to you about that ;).

  23. DMOZ says:

    LOL, $100 a day I think is good enough, but the cost of living is cheap around here!

  24. JaneMay is really cute, at least in that pic πŸ™‚

    1. agree, i think she is real nice!

      1. JaneMay says:

        😳 My attempt at blushing…Thanks guys! Hope to see you around my site!

    2. JaneMay says:

      You’re pretty cute yourself! hehe

  25. I think I am one of the olders reading this blog,
    I am 33, I don’t feel old anyway. πŸ™‚

    1. come on, linux op sys, 33 is not old. you’re in your prime and same here

      1. Thanks, now i feel better ! πŸ™‚

  26. BundaWAH says:

    oh my oh my 30 sounds old. Means for this young community I’ll be called granny πŸ™„ ?

    1. hi, bundawah, don’t read those silly words, you look real nice

    2. I think it is not that we over the 30s are old, it is just they are too young! πŸ™‚

  27. John, I think your blog is not yours anymore, maybe this is not a blog either it is now our chat room, all John Chow’s community chat room πŸ™‚

    1. Marc says:

      So long as the paychecks continue to have John’s name on them I don’t think it matters that much πŸ˜›

      1. Good point! I haven’t think about that!, but anyway he is helping in someway us to have our own checks

  28. The $100 per day site is pretty humorous. She doesn’t really tell you how to get their. Just the basic and fundamental path of how any other site does well with AdSense. RESEARCH, RESEARCH, and a little more… Well, you guessed it… πŸ˜‰

    -Sam from MarketMatador.com

  29. John definitely has a strategy. He offers high quality content, he lets the community build user-generated content around it, and others build on top of that. Great organic strategy. Unfortunately, many online publishers think online content is a one way/top down situation. For sustainability, nothing beats having a community grow around your content.

  30. TheBeginning says:

    Hey maybe a JC money making forum is on the horizon?

  31. Peacedeals online mediators…not a bad idea at all!

  32. green says:

    Hehe very nice, keep it going up :mrgreen:

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