How to Become a Blogger

By Deane Barker on February 10, 2005

How To Start Your Very Own Blog In Fifty-One Easy Steps!: I knew we did it all wrong.

2. Register a catchy yet philosophically deep name for your new blog: “lifesucks”; “All Things Me”; “Lifehacker”; “Playing With Matches”; “The Internet Slacker”, “I Stalk David Hasselhoff”. […]

12. Put fingers to keyboard in preparation to type your first blog entry.

13. Realize in horror that you have absolutely no idea what you’re going to write about.

14. And you’ve got a whole blog ahead of you. […]

46. Just before you fall asleep, realize with horror you’ll need to repeat steps #11 to #45 daily to keep your bragging rights about owning a blog (which, ironically, nobody reads).



  1. The easies way to find out if an escrow service is fake or not is to do the following.

    1: run a whois on the doamin name (almost ever company that sells domains provides a whois search for free to anybody, try

    2: Go to the site of the escrow service and look up information like when the company was supposedly created and other stuff like that.

    3: Compare the info that the whois came up with and the one from the escrow site.

    Common things about scammers are that they use free emails like say yahoo for the registration in the whois database. Free emails are untracable and no internet based company will ever do this. If you see a free email account in the registration of an escrow service DONOT uses it. Also if the escrow site says that the company exist since say 1998 and the whois search tells you that the domain was registered last month DONOT use the service. Renewal is noted as renewal of a domain in the whois database and not as registration. Also if the domain was registered for 1 year it’s most likelly a scam. Companies register domain for a minimum of 5 years because it is cheaper and more convinient in the long run.

    Here’s the address on a new FAKE escrow service that just started on ebay.

    This site looks very legitemate but IS NOT. It was registered on Feb 8th, 2005 and the company supposedly exists since 1999. Also the primaty contact info is of a person in IL, USA and all the rest of the info is from overseas. Oh yeah and there is a email listed. The person running this scam is some what stupid because stuff like this is a federal crime in the US punishable by jail time and a hefty fine. Anyway don’t get caught in this trap.

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