About the Blog

 



Many admire this blog for its layout, simplicity and the sheer content. It is not possible for us to reply individually. We therefore provide basic details about this blog for the benefit of all curious bloggers and readers alike who have been posting their queries with admiration and awe.

Contents:

This blog is almost a one man show. Our focus is only on investment of any kind. We write very clearly, without “Ifs” and “Buts” or “technical jargons” in very simple English. We use direct tense instead of indirect which lengthens the post.

For example, we write “Buy at Rs 25” instead of saying in passive tone as “This stock may be bought at about Rs 25”. This is why our language may look strong, but the readers of the blog hardly remain for a few seconds or minutes (We have average reader time of over 6 minutes, way above industry average). If we do not know, we just say so, but will never misguide our readers.

This is why Readers flock to this blog and have made it a daily routine to read our blog in the morning like a good morning tea or coffee before starting any other activity. It may be noted that we have received 560,000 hits in 2010 against 230,000 in 2009. Further, almost 8000 comments have been personally replied which is a record on the web, we believe which is managed by just one author.

Comment Reply:

We do not use “Reply button” as provided by the WordPress, for simple reason that the reply will be listed somewhere else in chronological order. We use “edit” feature on the respective comment, and post our reply there. The reader therefore knows what was the query and relative answer from the author on same comment post.

While replying to comments, we also use ” Phraseexpress Ver. 7″ freeware in which we abbreviate long or short phrases which can be inserted into post by just typing “autotext abbreviation. For exmple, instead of writing “Author Replies….(Date and Day), I just type a few letters say A and R. (If I write together then it will produce whole para or phrase)

Another useful freeware is Jarte 4.1. This is perhaps the best small scale wordprocessor on the net. It has “hot connet” feature to be activated manually. By pressing ALT+F7, the contents of entire window is transferred to edit page of Jarte. You post your reply and then press “SAVE” button, the entire contents of the Jarte page is re-transferred to your original window. (I normally spellchek in Jarte so that no more mistakes are left in final post)

Basic Theme of the Blog
We use very simple theme “Journalist”  version 1.9 template by Lucian E. Marin ? Built for WordPress.The author is a Romanian and has some more themes to his credit – we never tried them however. The limitation of this theme is that it is very basic and never updated to take advantage of further editions of WordPress. It does not have modern features like side bar managements, comments handling, reverse order comments etc.

We therefore use number of plug ins – in fact we are using over 26 plug ins from WordPress. Go to WordPress and download the theme – it is free.Without these plug ins, the above theme is not so useful. We may be changing the theme soon due to its outdatedness. The above theme does not give us option to use different fonts. We therefore use a simple freeware software – Blocknote.net to draft our pages or posts, select and copy all and then paste into respective posts or pages directly.

For graphic design and others, we use Serif’s freeware designer “Drawplus 4” – an  old edition which is easy to follow. Modern versions are not so helpful to our demands.

Plugin Description (Ratings are given by the author based on personal experience)

  1. AddToAny: Share/Bookmark/Email Button (Version .9.9.7.4) – Very good
  2. Help people share, bookmark, and email your posts & pages using any service, such as Facebook, Twitter, Google Buzz, Digg and many more.

  3. Akismet (Excellent)
  4. Used by millions, Akismet is quite possibly the best way in the world to protect your blog from comment and track-back spam. It keeps your site protected from spam even while you sleep.

    Version 2.5.2 | By Automattic

  5. All in One SEO Pack (Good but it adds unnecessary column on Post/Page details page)
  6. Out-of-the-box SEO for your WordPress blog. Options configuration panel | Upgrade to Pro

    Version 1.6.13.1 | By Michael Torbert |

  7. Attachment Extender (Not useful – we will remove it)
  8. Give you the ability to update/upload new pictues, pdf, any file type that you have in your Media Library. It also let you insert more then one file into a post at a time

    Version 0.2 | By Benjamin Sterling |

  9. CMS Tree Page View (Cumbersome to use. We will discard this)
  10. Adds a CMS-like tree view of all your pages, like the view often found in a page-focused CMS. Use the tree you to edit, view, add pages and search pages (very useful if you have many pages). And with drag and drop you can rearrange the order of your pages. Page management won’t get any easier than this!

    Version 0.7.15 | By P?r Thernstr?m |

  11. Collapsing Pages (Excellent)
  12. Uses javascript to expand and collapse pages to show the posts that belong to the link category

    Version 0.6.1 | By Robert Felty |

  13. Comment Move (Excellent)
  14. Adds the ability to move comments between posts / pages to the comment edit page.

    Version 1.0 | By Nathan Rijksen |

  15. Fast Secure Contact Form (Not used so far)
  16. Fast Secure Contact Form for WordPress. The contact form lets your visitors send you a quick E-mail message. Blocks all common spammer tactics. Spam is no longer a problem. Includes a CAPTCHA and Akismet support. Does not require JavaScript.

    Version 2.9.8 | By Mike Challis |

  17. FeedBurner FeedSmith (do not know much about it)
  18. Originally authored by Steve Smith, this plugin detects all ways to access your original WordPress feeds and redirects them to your FeedBurner feed so you can track every possible subscriber.

    Version 2.3.1 | By FeedBurner |

  19. G?SPress (Useful for commenters)
  20. G?SPress is a spellcheck plug-in for WordPress built around Googie Spell developed by Amir Salihefendic. G?SPress delivers spellcheck to those who prefer not to use the Visual Editor, along with the ability to allow spellcheck for reader commenting.

    Version 2.1a r004 | By Michael Gerard |

  21. Global Translator (Readers will know it better. We do not know other languages)
  22. Automatically translates a blog in 48 different languages by wrapping four different online translation engines (Google Translation Engine, Babelfish Translation Engine, FreeTranslations.com, Promt). After uploading this plugin click ‘Activate’ (to the right) and then afterwards you must visit the options page and enter your blog language to enable the translator.

    Version 1.3.2 | By Davide Pozza |

  23. LinkToThisPage (Good and useful to readers)
  24. The Link To This Page WordPress plugin provides a quick, simple to use, and unobtrusive way for users to obtain a link to your page or post for their own web site. Questions on configuration, etc.? Make sure to read the README.

    Version 1.3 | By Mike Ginese |

  25. MCEComments (Versatile and useful especially on comments box. gives html capability)
  26. A simple hack to enable WYSIWYG editor TinyMCE on the comment field.

    Version 0.4.8 | By mk | Visit plugin site

  27. myEASYwebally (Not used so far. not easy to follow)
  28. More than a simple plugin, myEASYwebally lets you save quite a good amount of time when doing your WordPress blog maintenance! You need a free API key to use it.

    Version 1.0.3 | By Ugo Grandolini aka “camaleo” |

  29. PollDaddy Polls (excellent)
  30. Create and manage PollDaddy polls and ratings in WordPress

    Version 1.8.9 | By Automattic, Inc.

  31. Response Tracker (Excellent. Helps me which comment not replied)
  32. A plugin to keep track of responses to comments in the dashboard

    Version 0.90 | By Ravi Sarma | Visit plugin site

  33. RSS Includes Pages (honestly, do not know much about it)
  34. Include pages (not just posts) in RSS feeds. Particularly useful to those that use WordPress as a CMS.

    Version 1.2 | By Marios Alexandrou |

  35. Search Unleashed (Does not work for me. Will discard it)
  36. Advanced search engine that provides full text searching across posts, pages, comments, titles, and URLs. Searches take into account any data added by other plugins, and all search results are contextually highlighted. You can also highlight incoming searches from popular search engines.

    Version 1.0.6 | By John Godley |

  37. Simple Image Widget (useful)
  38. Using this widget you can easily place an image and link in the sidebar. Supports multiple instances, so you can use it multiple times in multiple sidebars.

    Version 1.3 | By Chris Vickio

  39. Simple Reverse Comments (Excellent. if your theme has built in feature, do not use this)
  40. Displays the comments in reverse order. No need to make any change to the theme

    Version 0.1 | By Sudar |

  41. Table of Contents Creator (Good)
  42. Table of Contents Creator (TOCC) automatically generates a dynamic site wide table of contents that is always up-to-date. All entries are navigable making your site very SEO friendly. TOCC can be configured to display static pages, blog entries and forum comments. Another great feature of TOCC is the ability to include anchor tags on any page marked with a special class. This feature allows links to articles, downloads or even other sites to appear within the table of contents as if they are part of your site’s navigation. To generate a table of contents, simply include the <!– toc-creator –> tag on any page, or use the handy page creation feature located on the plugin admin page.

    Version 1.6.4.1 | By Mark Beljaars |

  43. TweetMeme Retweet Button (do not know how it works, never bothered about it)
  44. Adds a button which easily lets you retweet your blog posts.

    Version 2.2 | By TweetMeme |

  45. Visitor Maps and Who’s Online (Really useful to give you overall readership at any time)
  46. Displays Visitor Maps with location pins, city, and country. Includes a Who’s Online Sidebar to show how many users are online. Includes a Who’s Online admin dashboard to view visitor details. The visitor details include: what page the visitor is on, IP address, host lookup, online time, city, state, country, geolocation maps and more. No API key needed. Settings | Donate

    Version 1.5.6 | By Mike Challis | Visit plugin site

  47. WordPress Font Uploader Free (Does not work well so far. We might discard it)
  48. A custom font upload plugin for WordPress allowing you to use any font anywhere you wish.

    Version 1.2.2 | By Pippin Williamson |

  49. WP-DBManager (Excellent)
  50. Manages your WordPress database. Allows you to optimize database, repair database, backup database, restore database, delete backup database , drop/empty tables and run selected queries. Supports automatic scheduling of backing up and optimizing of database.

    Version 2.60 | By Lester ‘GaMerZ’ Chan |

  51. WP Mobile Detector (Do not know whether it works – only readers will know)
  52. The WP Mobile Detector wordpress plugin automatically detects if the visitor is using a standard mobile phone or a smart phone and loads a compatible wordpress mobile theme for each. This plugin is one of the first to differentiate between a standard mobile phone and a smart phone. With advanced mobile statistics, image resizing, automatically formatted content, and detection of 5,000+ mobile phones, the WP Mobile Detector gives your mobile visitors the experience they desire.

    Version 1.6.8 | By Websitez.com |

We trust that you will be enjoying our blog and the details given by us above. Please excuse us for not replying to individual enquiry from other co-bloggers. Most of them are addressed here.

Anil Selarka (also known as “Kalidas” )

Aliso Viejo, CA-92656, USA

Author of extra ordinary book ” Sub Prime Resolved” which is the only book in the world that provides total solution to the Sub Prime Crisis and its aftermath. Buy this book through this blog . (see side bar). You will get the kind of education that you would not get even in the elite universities like Harvard or Stanford.

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