Making Tutorials – It Really Is An Art Form
2-19-11: Initial release.
Finally, this is the time I get to write an article about life and not something tangible like a game or a movie.
So ever since I started the blog back in September 2006, and many years later when I started my Youtube adventure in 2008, I realized that a lot of what I do is about helping people and more specifically, creating content related about tutorials.
As I reflect on what I have done so far, why do I do what I do? Why do I continue to spend time on working on tutorials to share on the Internet, an activity that can easily take more time than focusing on friends, family, work, or myself? Why spend the time to do it with possibly very little return on “investment”? Well, the answer may surprise you.
How Does It Feel To Be Cloned, Or Copied? Well, It Sucks!
Ground Breaking Update (2/6/10): Asphaltclips Youtube account was deleted within 2 hours of me sending a personal Youtube message.
(2/7/10): Sometime between 10:30am and 1:00pm GMT -6, both clone wordpress accounts have been deleted. See the proof here and here.
Added new Youtube Video to help put a nail in the coffin. If you are VersatileTaco (and team), you do not want to skip this video. You will enjoy it, guaranteed. – Versatile
It turns out that VersatileTaco is alive. He rejected my Tunngle friend request!
2-9-10: Youtubers speak out! See one person’s take on cloners.
2-6-10: Initial release. I am still in disbelief. Expect more to follow.
2-7-10: The Underground has won. Thanks to all. The clone blog and youtube accounts have been deleted. Power comes in numbers.
I am so pissed today that words cannot express clearly enough how I feel. Zax from Tunngle sent me a PM today telling me to check out this Versatile “clone” he found on the Internet. I took a look around, and I am still in utter disbelief. If you got http://versatile32.wordpress.com/, you will notice that the website is very similar to ours!!!! In fact, the way he did the format and everything is an exact clone of The Underground.
[TIT] That’s It Tuesday! Issue 2
Hi underground visitors! Welcome to the second issue of TIT, or That’s It Tuesday! Every Tuesday, I, Versatile1, will give you a rant of whats going on in the blog, whats intended for the future, hope, dreams, etc.
So last week was a stellar week. For the last week, we had like 5 straight days in a row of over 1000 views a day. This is awesome, I’d never have dreamt that we would get mad hits. The most popular viewed posts?
People love the alternatives to the Demonator. Hey, I don’t blame you. Demonator was one of a kind. Few days ago we had a new comer on the block, www.demonoidproxy.com It works, so if you want to try something new, do that.
Of course, PS2 mods are always hot, especially how to make your own slide card, and how to make your own PS2 tools for the slimline PS2. Just to let you guys know, my brother has a slim PS2, and he tried the guide on the youtube video and it works perfectly! If you need Swap Magic, you can’t go wrong ordering it from www.estarland.com
The post that brings the most views is and always has been the unwritten IRC tutorial about finding free passwords to adult content. People are either feeling comfortable with posting the need for this tutorial sooner, or some of you guys have no shame when it comes to satisfication. Hey, I don’t blame you. The goal is for the tutorial to come out this month, it is still a question as to when.
Last thing I have been toiling around in my mind past few days is what to do about funding. We are indeed getting clicks on our offsite link for the adsense, and thats awesome. It’s not much (a few bucks), but its a decent start.
I am currently looking into perhaps finding a webhost so the Underground Staff can upload our own wordpress version, and incorporate adsense directly on the blog. You cannot do this for free blogs hosted on WordPress, as this will violate the terms of service.
In the midst of the perfect webhost, I am also trying to find a good url name for this blog. Of course, TheUnderground.com, or .net or whatever is already taken. I was thinking of maybe getting a www.wttu.info (get it?, Welcome to the Underground), but Voltaire think its stupid. Well, I’m going to let the community decide what our new URL should be. So help me out, go to www.godaddy.com and post a comment of what you think the next URL should be. Remember, if it can convey underground, the better!
[Update Oct 16th] A friend has a hosting server, so in the next few days, Voltaire and I will be playing around with the “new” blog. The upside to that is we will be able to incorporate google adsense directly into the blog, and have to rely on a third party website for revenue. The plan is with the money generated from the blog, it will go towards the blog and fund it for hosting and domain name. More detail to come in following days.
[Time Saver] Efficiency in Answering Online Comments
Posted by Versatile
Are you a wordpress user? How about a youtube user? Do you have comments that just keep on piling every day? How do you answer everyone while still having free time for yourself and not get carried away checking comments all day long? Easy, setup a schedule to answer all online related comments at the same time daily, once a day.
Read on to see more.
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