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Postby wannamove » Mon, 10 Oct 2011 5:53 am

I was wondering how the blogging world in Singapore is. I have been maintaining a personal blog for few years and I occassionally review products for companies. I know many US based companies use blogs and social media as a marketing avenue.

Are there a lot of blog/company interaction?

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 10 Oct 2011 6:49 am

Possibly, but we do not market our blogs in the forums on this board. I hope you understand fully what that means.

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Postby wannamove » Mon, 10 Oct 2011 8:19 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Possibly, but we do not market our blogs in the forums on this board. I hope you understand fully what that means.

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I sure do understand and that is the reason why I did not even add a link to my blog on my post. I just want to network with other bloggers (if any) on the forums. I did see a few people have links on their signature and I have been visiting a few blogs. All I want to know is a better understanding to the blogging world in Singapore so that I can be prepared to tailor my posts accordingly.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 10 Oct 2011 8:50 am

You are allowed to place a link to your blog in your signature (or a single line of text but not both) as a "passive" advertisement, in as much as you are not allowed to refer to it in the text of your messages. Our regular, ksl, is a good example. He tends to pontificate on vinegar at every chance he gets, but he does not refer to his company or his link. If a reader is interested or curious, then they click, otherwise, they don't, but that's the limit of our advertising (unless it's paid for advertising via banners or paid stickies, or a listing in the bulk purchases or the classified section of the site (most are free but some are paid for). I just didn't want you to run foul before you hardly get out of the starting blocks! ;-)

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Postby wannamove » Mon, 10 Oct 2011 10:26 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote:You are allowed to place a link to your blog in your signature (or a single line of text but not both) as a "passive" advertisement, in as much as you are not allowed to refer to it in the text of your messages. Our regular, ksl, is a good example. He tends to pontificate on vinegar at every chance he gets, but he does not refer to his company or his link. If a reader is interested or curious, then they click, otherwise, they don't, but that's the limit of our advertising (unless it's paid for advertising via banners or paid stickies, or a listing in the bulk purchases or the classified section of the site (most are free but some are paid for). I just didn't want you to run foul before you hardly get out of the starting blocks! ;-)

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Thank you! Having been a forum moderator myself, I appreciate the rules and the clarification.

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Postby ksl » Mon, 10 Oct 2011 2:31 pm

wannamove wrote:
sundaymorningstaple wrote:You are allowed to place a link to your blog in your signature (or a single line of text but not both) as a "passive" advertisement, in as much as you are not allowed to refer to it in the text of your messages. Our regular, ksl, is a good example. He tends to pontificate on vinegar at every chance he gets, but he does not refer to his company or his link. If a reader is interested or curious, then they click, otherwise, they don't, but that's the limit of our advertising (unless it's paid for advertising via banners or paid stickies, or a listing in the bulk purchases or the classified section of the site (most are free but some are paid for). I just didn't want you to run foul before you hardly get out of the starting blocks! ;-)

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Thank you! Having been a forum moderator myself, I appreciate the rules and the clarification.
There is a great deal of blogging and advertising going on in Singapore, do a search on the top Singapore blogger's, mostly all pretty girls with controversial views on life, which pulls the young crowds.

It's quite popular and i know a few people in the blogging networking business! A very successful blogger is Tyrone Shum from Australia I think he is, great tips for success, though he's paid to network you to others. You using the Kodak blogging camera?

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Postby wannamove » Mon, 10 Oct 2011 8:39 pm

ksl wrote:
wannamove wrote:
sundaymorningstaple wrote:You are allowed to place a link to your blog in your signature (or a single line of text but not both) as a "passive" advertisement, in as much as you are not allowed to refer to it in the text of your messages. Our regular, ksl, is a good example. He tends to pontificate on vinegar at every chance he gets, but he does not refer to his company or his link. If a reader is interested or curious, then they click, otherwise, they don't, but that's the limit of our advertising (unless it's paid for advertising via banners or paid stickies, or a listing in the bulk purchases or the classified section of the site (most are free but some are paid for). I just didn't want you to run foul before you hardly get out of the starting blocks! ;-)

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Thank you! Having been a forum moderator myself, I appreciate the rules and the clarification.
There is a great deal of blogging and advertising going on in Singapore, do a search on the top Singapore blogger's, mostly all pretty girls with controversial views on life, which pulls the young crowds.

It's quite popular and i know a few people in the blogging networking business! A very successful blogger is Tyrone Shum from Australia I think he is, great tips for success, though he's paid to network you to others. You using the Kodak blogging camera?


Thanks! I will get in touch with you via PM.

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Postby jackdi » Wed, 12 Oct 2011 11:30 am

I am a bit of a blogger too...
I am doing it because they say we can earn from it.
...but the way i see it, it has not given me a decent dime directly.
:) Or maybe I was not doing it properly... i dont know...
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Postby intime0 » Wed, 19 Oct 2011 6:32 pm

I used to get quite a lot of review offers in US. NONE here.

A few months back I received an offer to visit an art exhibit and a free ticket. However, no ticket for husband kept me from really being free to go. I'm not much on that type of thing without my husband.

I do get some really awesome emails from people thinking of moving over here and I LOVE that. It's even better than reviews!


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