Name This Blog Contest – New Theme Update

  • Comments: 34
  • Written on: December 2nd, 2007

Sorry this has become such a production, but I have switched themes a couple times in the past and I really want to get it right this time.

Here’s a quick update of what I have done so far, what I need to do, and what you can do to earn $25 via PayPal for helping me out.

Progress Report

1) Plugins

  • I have installed the DoFollow Plugin (feel free to make a comment and get a free backlink)
  • I have installed the Sexy Comments plugin (shows avatars in comments and formats them in a forum-like style – I also modified the CSS to make the text slightly easier to read)
  • I have installed the AdMan plugin (to earn the blogs $1.58 per day average)
  • I have installed the All-in-One SEO Pack Plugin
  • I have installed the Google Sitemaps Plugin
  • I have installed the Subscribe to Comments plugin

2) Blogroll

  • I have Added a couple of my most frequent readers to my blogroll. Let me know if I forgot anyone.

3) Header

  • I removed the text name and description of my blog from the top of the page to recover some top-fold space.

4) Content

  • I will begin generating actual, relevant content again with my post tomorrow – theme ready or not.

To Do List

  1. New Header Coming Soon!

    I am working on getting a new header image done to replace my piddle dog header that came with the default template… Although the little guy is starting to grow on me 🙂

  2. Top Commentators Plugin

    There are a ton of these out there. Which do you guys recommend?

  3. Site Re-Launch Contest

    I want to run a contest of some kind to promote the site’s new look and feel. I have bought a 23″ LCD display to give away (about a $300 value) but its just not doing it for me. What kind of prizes trip your triggers?

  4. Advertising and Monetization

    I am worried about content, readers, traffic, and then monetization in that order.

    But I need to get my theme optimized for ads up front. So to get the ball rolling, I am going to offer some ad spots for $10 a month via PayPal. I get about 2,000 unique visitors a week, in case you need to know what your $10 buys.

    As for ad space, I have no idea where it will be yet except for the banner you see at the top of the page now. Drop a comment if you are interested or email me (tschrock schrockinnovations.com

  5. MAKE $25! A New Name, Logo, Favicon and Avatar

    This is something I have thought long and hard about, but the Thor Schrock Marketing and Technology Blog is just not doing it for me anymore.

    I need suggestions for new names for my blog. If you suggest a name and I use it, I will send you $25 via PayPal.

    The name needs to convey that this is a blog about online marketing and the technology behind it.

    That’s it! Lots of info that you may or may not care about, and lots of nice open ended questions that just beg for comments. Drop a comment to get a free nofollow backlink and suggest a name to have a shot at the $25!

  1. Contest Beat said on December 2nd, 2007 at 12:37 pm

    Hi there

    I blogged about your contest here – http://www.contestbeat.com/suggest-a-blog-name-win-25/

    All we do is write about contests in the blogosphere so hopefully we can send you a few more entries too!

    Regards, Matt.

  2. MyBlogContest said on December 2nd, 2007 at 12:50 pm

    Great new name contest!

    http://myblogcontest.com/name-my-blog-and-win-25/

  3. Blog Contests said on December 2nd, 2007 at 1:17 pm

    Hello,
    Just blogged about your contest. You can check it out at the url below.
    http://www.bloggingcontest.com/win-25-from-thorschrockcom/

  4. Domtan said on December 2nd, 2007 at 5:35 pm

    There are many possibilities for a name with different variations and playing around with the words.

    Here are a few:

    – Tech Marketing (or, Tech-Marketing)
    – Online Tech Marketing
    – Tech Marketing Online

    The “Tech” sounds better and more “hip” than “Technology”.

    Good luck with the site

  5. Domtan said on December 2nd, 2007 at 5:39 pm

    There are many possibilities for a name with different variations and playing around with the words.
    Here are a few:
    – Tech Marketing (or, Tech-Marketing)
    – Online Tech Marketing
    – Tech Marketing Online
    The “Tech” sounds better and more “hip” than “Technology”.
    Good luck with the site

    Adding to this:

    Of course you may put ‘&’ in places to form: Tech & Marketing Online, etc.

  6. Thor Schrock said on December 2nd, 2007 at 6:51 pm

    Thanks for the help Matt! I will be sure to let you know about the next one. Its going to have a more expensive prie. This one was kind of spur of the moment.

    Hi there

    I blogged about your contest here – http://www.contestbeat.com/suggest-a-blog-name-win-25/

    All we do is write about contests in the blogosphere so hopefully we can send you a few more entries too!

    Regards, Matt.

  7. Thor Schrock said on December 2nd, 2007 at 6:53 pm

    Great new name contest!

    http://myblogcontest.com/name-my-blog-and-win-25/

    Thanks for the exposure! I appreciate it!

  8. Thor Schrock said on December 2nd, 2007 at 6:54 pm

    There are many possibilities for a name with different variations and playing around with the words.

    Here are a few:

    – Tech Marketing (or, Tech-Marketing)
    – Online Tech Marketing
    – Tech Marketing Online

    The “Tech” sounds better and more “hip” than “Technology”.

    Good luck with the site

    Do you think people might think I am marketing technology instead of writing about online marketing and the technology that supports/assists?

  9. Thor Schrock said on December 2nd, 2007 at 7:11 pm

    Here’s a hint of what I am looking for. One of the ideas I was kicking around for a blog name is “From Peanuts to Profits.”

    I would like to come up with something creative that communicates the idea of the blog without being so stiff and formal.

  10. Rodney Olsen said on December 2nd, 2007 at 7:39 pm

    Marketing Bytes

    Business Bytes

    New Century Marketing

  11. Phillip Matson said on December 2nd, 2007 at 10:17 pm

    How about “The TSM TECH Blog”. People like when names are smaller. As for things people like right now for contests…paypal money and ipods. Nano is hot right now and its cheaper than the ipod Touch. Ipod is the name. So anything Ipod will get you traffic. Make sure when you get the traffic that you have an action for the user to follow. Being from a marketing background you may all really know about the A.I.D.A. (Attention, Interest, Demand, Action). Last one is very important. Call it the glue. Good luck.

  12. Laura @ Laura Williams' Musings said on December 2nd, 2007 at 11:34 pm

    MoneyTech

    (means worker)

    Count me in please!

    blogged ya:

    http://laurawilliamsmusings.blogspot.com/2007/12/sunday-edition-of-contests-galore.html

  13. Laura @ Laura Williams' Musings said on December 2nd, 2007 at 11:35 pm

    MoneyTech

    Count me in please!

    blogged ya:

    http://laurawilliamsmusings.blogspot.com/2007/12/sunday-edition-of-contests-galore.html

  14. BT
    BT said on December 3rd, 2007 at 1:04 am

    My suggestions for your name:
    Reaching the cash summit
    T.E.C.H. – To Earn Cash: How
    T(r)eching Your Way To The Marketing Pinnacle

  15. CompuWorld said on December 3rd, 2007 at 5:09 am

    here go my suggestions for the name..

    AllTechFund
    OnlineMarketingTech
    MarketingTech
    MarketingTechno
    TechnoMarketing
    TechMarketing
    InternetTechCenter
    TheTechnologyShack
    MarketingShackWorld
    InternetMarketingShack
    OnlineMarketingBar
    BestMarketingCenter
    WebMarketingLaws (this one is cool…like you creating your own laws..!)
    WebMarketingDna(another good one)
    MarketingUnleashed
    UnleashedPromoting
    InternetMarketingMag
    OnlineAdvertisingUnleashed
    WebPromotingUnleashed

    huh!!

    I hope I win this one man..I need money for my hosting bills!

  16. Lance said on December 3rd, 2007 at 5:21 am

    Well, following your idea of “From Peanuts to Profits.”, perhaps you might want to consider “From Bits to Bytes”, or 4B2B for short.

  17. Paolo U said on December 3rd, 2007 at 9:41 am

    Since you are are offering a space in your blog, I would like name it as anyone of this.
    1. market4fun
    2. marketspace
    3. adbits
    4. space4ads

    Thanks for letting me participate, pls. include my blog http://www.workahome.blogspot.com in your blogroll

  18. Domtan said on December 3rd, 2007 at 12:21 pm

    Perhaps:

    “Marketing Bytes, Technology Bytes, With No Bites.”

    Or,

    “Marketing Bytes, Technology Bytes, With Chunky Bites.”

  19. Link And Earn said on December 5th, 2007 at 9:26 am

    How about “cashbytech.com”

    Actually we thought of “moneymarket” but someone has grabbed in already.

    Cheers
    Link And Earn

  20. Thomas Flight
    Thomas Flight said on December 5th, 2007 at 5:01 pm

    SchrockTech

    -Thomas

  21. Thor Schrock said on December 6th, 2007 at 10:16 pm

    There is a new contest for you to enter at http://www.thorschrock.com/2007/12/06/secret-classroom-blog-contest-with-1800-in-prizes-up-for-grabs-enter-now/

    $1,800 in cash and prizes with a $1,000 top prize! Enter now!

  22. MR-Gee said on December 7th, 2007 at 3:55 pm

    TechMark
    BlogTech
    MarketingTech
    TechyMarketing
    BlogAboutTechnology
    BlogAboutMarketing
    The BlogTechMarketing
    BlogTechMarketing

    Email me if I win.

  23. Noel said on December 8th, 2007 at 11:39 am

    okay, okay! since this is a blog containing lots of information and formulas for successful tech and marketing, why not call it “BLOG SERUM.” serum is a formula, you know just like the truth serum or whatever.. using the word tech and marketing is a little too overused already. it’s for some creativity…

    how about it? catchy right?

  24. Gil
    Gil said on December 8th, 2007 at 10:53 pm

    How about:
    MegaBitsToMegaBucks. Or use any other prefix, like GigaBitsToGigaBucks, or TeraBitsToTeraBucks.

  25. Cecilia
    Cecilia said on December 9th, 2007 at 3:42 am

    Market This!

  26. Thor Schrock said on December 9th, 2007 at 10:43 am

    Marketing Bytes

    Business Bytes

    New Century Marketing

    Congratulations Rodney! I liked your idea of Marketing Bytes the best, so the $25 via PayPal is yours!

    But of all of the ideas suggested I still liked my original one the best, so I ran with it. Thanks for everyone’s suggestions!

  27. Sarah P said on December 15th, 2007 at 11:16 pm

    I know I am a little late but…
    How about something like:
    Schrock Talk – Marketing Made Easy

  28. the Story Lady said on July 28th, 2008 at 12:29 am

    LOL saw this “old” post and immediately thought of a great name, which is now most likely irrelevant.

  29. Connie Walsh said on December 10th, 2008 at 2:22 am

    You are looking for a name of a blog about online marketing and technology.
    Here is what I came up with…hope more than one is okay

    1. rank and style
    2. Google Mania
    3. Exceptional Content…from a quote by Rufus Griscom
    4. King of the Sandbox

    Connie

  30. Jeff Paul Internet Millions said on February 22nd, 2009 at 9:38 pm

    I find blogging one of the good ways of internet marketing. I have received a small number of visitors on my site especially from the sites where I commented their blogs.

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