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Steve Scotts Saturday Sheen Roundup- The Best of Blogging with a Healhy Dose of Charlie Sheen

by Steve Scott | Join Him On Facebook

Chances are you have heard of Charlie Sheen and his slew of recent troubles and tribulations.  Hopefully this is something that my international followers are clued in about.    I will not bore you with a recap of details.  If you are not up to date you may want to check out this this video.  It is only a snippet of the stuff he has done over the past few weeks.

I have been endlessly captivated by his antics and trying to decide whether they constitute flashes of brilliance or insane ramblings of a madman.  Is Charlie Sheen crazy or crazy like a Fox?

***All of the section headers are direct Charlie Sheen quotes for your reading pleasure.

“The scoreboard doesn’t lie”  “Winning!!”

Two bloggers I really respect have been talking about changes (Alex and Ana) since the PR update.  I have found myself thinking about this a lot too.  I give out a lot of dofollow links in both comments and posts.  I am fine with some PR leakage since I believe PR is becoming less important every day.  That being said I had expected some sort of PR bump when Google updated since I have also done a metric ton of backlinking.  I was quite disappointed to see no movement on the PR front.  I am concerned, but not quaking in my boots.

Anyhow, Alex gives us a great guide to PageRank and some of the issues surrounding Pagerank.

I would like you all to read the article by Ana on about the dofollow program she uses.  I do not want to stop this blog from being dofollow completely.  Actually, no matter what I absolutely will not do that.  Right now I bleed PR because both commentluv and the name link give dofollows.  I am thinking of making Commentluv NoFollow and linking the main link out to user pages( like Ana describes in her article.)  Anyhow make sure to check out the article and let me know what you think.  Your opinions matter to me.

Brankica gives an explanation of the nofollow attribute and discusses what is going on in the blogging world of nofollow and dofollow.

Finally after all of this talk and effort expended on PageRank, we can go back a couple of weeks to where Lisa tells us that PR doesn’t matter that much anyway.  The thing that matters is Sitelinks.  (Which BTW sucks…since I had 5 and they all vanished after I was down for 5 days).Rockstar and Internet Lifestyle

“You’ve read about the goddesses, come on. They’re an international sensation.”

The lovely Lavender Queen points out the fact that comments do not equal sales.

Amy brings us the Ethos Pathos and Logos of Copywriting.   Sophists and Plato and Artistotle, Oh My!

“Most of the time—and this includes naps—I’m an F-18, bro, and I will destroy you in the air, and I will deploy my ordnance to the ground.”

Many blogs have some Adsense embedded as a form of monetization.  It is an easy way to earn a little extra change to keep your blog going.  It will never make you rich but sometimes a little bit extra can help.  For those that do have Adsense on your blog or website, Blog Tyrant lays out some great ways to make some extra money from Adsense.

“High Priest Vatican Assassin Warlock”

Murray is on a trip and he points out some great reason why we may all need to be a little bit less worried about travel by debunking some myths of traveling.Charlie Sheens Lifestyle Design

“Can’t is the cancer of happen”

(I actually really like that quote)

Some people have a hard time making money on their blogs.  I have often said I believe blogging is one of the hardest models to monetize.  It takes a lot of effort before you really begin to turn a profit.  Kiesha gives some great tips on getting a little bit more money from your blog once you monetize.

“I’ve got tiger blood and Adonis DNA.  I’m tired of pretending I’m not special.”

Adam talks about the importance of not regurgitating popular content.  He has some great points… and I am in breach. First of all the Charlie Sheen ”thing “ is one of the most talked about things online right now (watch out for about 140 more internet memes to come out of this in the next few days).

More along the lines of real point of Adams article is the blogging topics that are beaten to death.  Yup! I have done that too!  The PR posts here are great but the topic is D. O. N. E done after all this PR action.  At least until there is NEW information.   I had to do this, though, I will let Charlie explain why…“I am on a drug. It’s called Charlie Sheen.  It’s not available.  If you try it once, you will die.  Your face will melt off and your children will weep over your exploded body.”

“I’m extremely old-fashioned, I’m a nobleman, I’m chivalrous. I believe that chivalry is not dead, it’s just been in a coma for a while.”

Paul gives some awesome advice here.  Deadlines help your writing.  Not hinder it.  I always set strict time limits for my writing.  It really does help focus you and drive you to getting things done both well and quickly.

“I am not Bi-polar.  I am Bi-Winning!”

Mark gives us the final word on finding a profitable niche topics.

“I am a peaceful man with bad intentions.”

I have experimented some with using Voice-to-Text using Dragon Speaking Naturally.  It is somewhat quicker than my typing (though there are always errors that need to be corrected).  For something’s it is great, like making lists and goals and sometimes even for blog commenting.  But it really doesn’t work for “real” writing, like eBook and blog posts.  Irving’s post shows why.  The process of writing is not only about getting your thoughts down on paper.  The process of writing is also about clarifying and organizing those thoughts.  Writing helps you think!

Internet Lifestyle and Tigerblood

“It’s perfect. It’s awesome. Every day is just filled with just wins. All we do is put wins in the record books. We win so radically in our underwear before our first cup of coffee, it’s scary. People say it’s lonely at the top, but I sure like the view.”

Many people get caught up in what has been invested into a project or business.  They do not view it the way it should be and see what the true value.  As Matthew points out,  sometimes the path to success is not the things that are done, but the things that are not done. Creating a “to stop list” can be just as important as a “to do list.”

“I’m tired of pretending I’m not a total freaking Rock Star from Mars.”

Tristan a great download of actionable items.  These are the Blogging goals you need to really rocket your blog success.

I would like to leave you all with one final Sheenism to mull over.

“If the true story was ever told, of course, it would have to be on cable.”

Charlie, if that show ever came on, I would watch every episode…

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{ 30 comments }

Alex@amazon niche sites

hahahaha now THAT is how you connect the blogosphere my friend!

I have only heard about Mr Sheen and his Twitter antics, apparently creating an account and building a following of 500k in a day or something?
Holy crapsticks

Also, random note, did you know that Kim Cardashian gets 25k to tweet about clothes or lip gloss!

Ill tweet about it for free man! I jus start to worry the masses when I do 😉

Thanks for the link love Steve, definitely feeling that one.
Stay tuned for the latest update coming today – lots of great info, and you will be happy to know that it looks like PR does NOT leak from outbound comment links – stay tuned.

Oh, and my opinion on the comments issue. Install SEO super comments but if you do remove Keyword Luv as this is false advertising and does not reflect well on you. Using it without kewtyword luv on the other hand is OK, although Dennis and a few others raised a good point, and that is – what happens to the links/page/authority when you remove the plugin (and all corresponding pages) or worse, you remove the blog?

Just something to keep in mind.

Steve Scott

Sheen started a twitter account and got over 1 million followers in under 24 hours. Broke a Guinness book record too. I agree, I would take just a little piece of that.

Yeah, I am a ponderous guy making decisions like this. I absolutely want to maintain some sort of dofollow. Getting rid of it entirely is out of the question, but we shall see, after reading your next post and mulling things over for a bit what the “right” course of action might be.

The point about removing the plug in is a really good one. I have to add that to my things to think about. 1 year from now there could be something even better and I could be stuck to that because of the plug in. Or would screw people over. certainly something to think over. As for getting rid of the blog…well the link go in that case anyway…but I don’t expect to do that. At worst, I would let it lie fallow.

paul wolfe

Hey Steve

Thanks for mentioning my Guest Post on The Sales Lion. It’s weird – but it was my first guest post and in many ways it should be no different than publishing a post on my blog – but it definitely was.

So far the experience has been good. Something I’ll definitely be doing again. Anyway, thanks again.

Paul

Steve Scott

Paul,

That was a great guest post for a first one. Marcus always has high quality stuff and your guest post was no let down at all. Kudos. Hopefully you drive some solid extra traffic to your blog because of it! 🙂

paul wolfe

Thanks.

I certainly hope so! Catch you later…
Paul

Marcus Sheridan-The Sales Lion

I second that Steve, Paul is a rising star if he just keeps it up. The guy is going to be a good one.

Thanks so much for the link and mention bud.

Marcus

paul wolfe

What’s the emoticon for “Wow – My Ears Are Burning Bright Red With Embaressment?”

Thanks for that Marcus – and thanks again for the guest posting opportunity. I’ve really enjoyed it – I hope it’s been beneficial to your audience and they’ve learned some useful tips, in the comments as well as the post itself!

Paul

Thanks again Steve for the mention!

TheInfoPreneur

SS,

Fantastic quakin post bro. I enjoyed reading every single word. It’s so sad, watching Charlie acting like he doesn’t have any problems and that the world is messing him over, and that he is totally in control. Does he not even realize he looks like he is ready to drop over dead right now? Really! He doesn’t even look healthy.

Hey…I tried dragon naturally speaking also. It’s a shame, cause I forked out a lot of dough for it. I decided in the end that my time was better spent finding a good cheap transcriber and simply letting them do what they do. I thought I’d save all this money, and yadda yadda yadda, but I had the same experiences with the number of mistakes i had to correct. And yes, I’ve tried training the thing left and right for my voice…to no avail. Just decided it wasn’t worth it.

Anyway, thanks for making my weekend better.

Brandon

Steve Scott

Thanks Brandon,

Yeah! I have mixed feeling for DSN It is “ok” for things that are non-critical but it is far less than I “hoped” it would be. I think for 50ish bucks it was ‘OK’ but not nearly what I hoped it would be.

Sheen is a mess. I actually think I have watched too much of the coverage though, because he is beginning to make a strange sort of sense to me.

Have a great weekend Brandon

Patricia@lavenderuses

Hi Steve

Thanks for the mention. Appreciated. A few posts here I haven’t read yet. Spending more time focusing on some projects so doing less networking, although still like to connect and interact; just have to limit the time I do 😉

Patricia Perth Australia

Steve Scott

I hear ya! I have been getting a lot less commenting/connecting done in the past two months than I am comfortable with. I am also going to be spending even MORE time on my projects/other niche, since that is the way I am actually making money now…and my sales are dipping about 15%. Never enough time.

Ana @ Get Targeted Web Traffic

To make you feel better, Steve, I haven’t heard a word about Charlie Sheen – thanks for enlightening me. 🙂

Just as Alex said, I love your post – witty and includes me; what more can I ask for? 🙂

Steve Scott

Ana,

Good not knowing about Sheen shows you do not waste your time on TV. I usually don’t, but somehow got caught up in this one. Thanks for your great article. As always you, “bring it” with some real solid and well written info.

Adam Paudyal

Steve; Another fantastic roundups man. You do such amazing job with your roundups. About Charlie, did he really got 1 million followers in 24 hrs? That is freaking amazing!

Anyways thanks for the link love. I really appreciate it!

Later.

Steve Scott

Yeah 1 million in less than 24 hours. Up to 2 million in about 60 hours. Of course many of those are people who subscribe like people slowing down to see a car accident.

I thought I was pretty immune to the whole gawking at the crazy stars thing, but somehow this one really fascinates me.

Robert Dempsey@Internet Marketing Systems

I just saw a few minutes of Charlie & Company on UStream and had to turn it off. It was interesting and scary all in one, but not enough to keep my ADD at bay. I then proceeded to schedule 10 more articles on one of my niche sites. Take that Charlie Sheen!

The PR thing is done and good riddance. I didn’t know I was supposed to pay attention to it in the first place, and won’t start now. My strategy ensures a diversity of traffic sources and monetization opportunities on each site (or site network) I create. I’m also not afraid to pay for research or highly targeted traffic, and it’s all starting to work in a big way – more on that later.

To one of the huge number of points you make and send us to in this post Steve, blogging is not an easy way to make money. I’m realizing more and more each day it is but one part, albeit a very large and important part, of a larger strategy that needs to be in place.

Diversity is the name of the game.

Steve Scott

Charlie is a wreck like you said, both interesting and scary. Though I have been watching the crap enough that I am starting to discover a strange logic buried beneath the insanity. Maybe I should stop.

anywhoo….
You are right on so many levels with diversity. In the blog being just a part…yup! But also all the ways to drive traffic to your blog/lead magnet…whatever diversity is key there. not only do search engines (more than one..sort of….diversity) prize the diversity, but too many eggs in one besket is inviting trouble down the road.

James M

The story of Charlie Sheen is a rather sad one, in my opinion. It’s hard to believe that he is only in his 40’s, too. We have another 30 years of people wanting to follow his every move unless he drinks himself to death at some point.

A great write-up about his whole ordeal and how he is portrayed through the media is up at BuzzMachine (Jeff Jarvis): http://www.buzzmachine.com/2011/03/01/exploiting-charlie/

Otherwise, great mix of links, as always. I keep following the blogs that you link to, and every Saturday, there’s another blog listed that I haven’t heard about before. I always like that surprise.

Steve Scott

It seems morbid to say it, but I seriously doubt we have 30 more years of Charlie Sheen. He “may” actually be off drugs ATM but he will relapse and unless he has a moment of clarity wont keep getting lucky.

I do find it funny, but it is also disturbing. I am actually thinking that some of his catchphrases are planned and part of a patter. The guy is after all an actor and perhaps a fairly good one. Hopefully he wises up and gets some real help. But until then I am ashamed to say I do find him intruiging. Like the accident you slow down to watch. It is ghoulish and I feel a little bad about it, but also (to me at least) damn good stuff.

Fran Aslam From Onlinewriter

Hi Steve:

Did not expect this kind of title at your post. Wonderful idea, go with the flow.
My partner will love reading it more than me even. Enjoyed all the mentions and
the most talked personality all.

Fran A

Steve Scott

Gak! Just looked at the title and noticed it misspelled “healthy” damn! It is not an essential part of it and not part of the more important shortened URL but changing it could mess with any links I have made so I have to leave it alone.. Going to bug me for a bit. LOL

Anyhow…sorry to get sidetracked in my reply Fran! LOL

Thanks for the comment and I am glad you found the little Sheen stuff amusing> I wish the guy would get healthy for his own sake, but I still find it all oddly hysterical.

have a wonderful day!

mark@choosing a niche market

Ha. This is awesome Steve. For me, Charlie Sheen has gone from a guy who I wouldn’t think twice about to a guy who I want to hear every next word. The weird thing is that I don’t really even know why I am so interested.

Anyway, thanks for this inclusion this week. I really appreciate it.

This post is “winning!” Have a good day. 🙂

Steve Scott

Mark,

always glad to include you of course. I’m in the same boat as you. Crap like the Sheen stuff usually doesn’t interest me. my rational brain tells me it’s pointless and almost lurid, yet I can’t seem to get enough of it.

Tristan@Blogging Tips

Great list, Steve, and thanks for the inclusion of my blogging goals article.

Charlie Sheen is definitely a character. I don’t really understand a thing he says. I have to admit, though, that I do check his Twitter account every couple days to see if he’s say anything else that’s absolutely insane…

Regarding dofollow… I had it on my blog when I first started it (because I’d never done it before and wanted to try it out), but then switched back to nofollow. My SERP rankings got better instantly. Just sayin…

Steve Scott

I am still mulling over the do follow. I think in general PR is less important than it once was, I certainly one have some sort of outbound, “dofollow”. have to make some sort of change though, I think.

thanks for dropping by, man… Have a great day

The Vizier

Hi Steve,

Glad to see that your blog recovered from its near-death experience. It would have been a great shame to lose all the fantastic posts you have put in place over the months.

I doubt anyone could miss the antics of Charlie Sheen, but his lifestyle is a little extreme and one has to wonder how long he can keep it up. Even so, I rather follow the happenings in the Middle East than Charlie Sheen. Still, it is a great way to weave a current topic into your Saturday selections haha!

I enjoyed reading Murray’s myths of traveling and Adam on not regurgitating popular content. I always try to write about things that are different to keep it fresh as far as possible. Too many topics out there are beaten to death indeed.

Thank you for including my article in your selections! 🙂

Irving the Vizier

Steve Scott

Thanks for the good wishes Irving. I was certainly crushed to have all that stuff happen. all the traffic hasn’t . returned either. likely I get delisted because of spidered and 404’d

You have the right attitude with Sheen. Normally I stay away from the “star” antics and try to focus on things that matter a little bit more. For one reason or another this one did catch my attention. It is really kind of a guilty pleasure.

thanks for stopping by and commenting, have a great day

Matthew Needham @ Business Growth Advice

Hey Steve, as always some really good tips and resources here buddy. This is the good thing about visitiing your site now you’re posting less frequently, I can spend more time visiting the other sites rather than reading your awesome “make my brain hurt” posts by giving me too much to think about.

Matthew Needham

I’ve just been browsing my page stats and saw that this article was generating traffic to my blog. I’ve just comeback to find out why and I spotted the link love above! Thanks so much for featuring the creating a stop list post, much appreicated. As Alex W says, something to add to your to do list !

🙂

Jason Acidre

Exceptional style for a curated post! And you have mentioned some really good posts there Steve. I guess you really are a natural gifted-writer – this post just shows how creative you are 🙂

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