Dayre shutdown and why I need to own my blog

Dayre was a great blogging application for users in Malaysia and Singapore. It had serve these users well throughout the past years. It is a free service and depend on coins and additional subscription service to sustain the service.

The business was not able to sustain and the boss had to made a difficult decision to let it go. It is a decision which all of us understand.

Are you a blogger?

It is hard pain for bloggers to see their posts to be deleted when the blogging platform close down. You might even have to spend time downloading it and not sure where to migrate your post to.

Own your BLOG

I have been using a self hosted blog for many years. It is a peace of mind for me as I am in control of my content. There is no worry of losing 10 years of posts in one night.

There is no free lunch in this world. I have seen blogger shutout of their blog or in some extreme case where the blog is deleted. This maybe due to complaint or any other unforeseen matters arising.

The blogging platforms own the content, server and hardware. They have every rights to handle your blog as it deem fits to their satisfaction.

You only pay for your domain name and server space to maintain the blog. It cost less than S$100 for a personal blog like mine. You might want to think in the long run if you like to pen down your life and thoughts. Happy Blogging.

Icons for your Blogs

Screen shot 2011-03-01 at PM 02.39.11I understand many of my bloggers wanted to create custom icons for you blog like Blogger, LiveJournal, Typepad , Tumblr and many others. You can made use of a image editor and create 16X16 pixel size image. Alternatively you can also use free websites which do icons for free to download. Custom and premium icons are chargeable.

 

Icons Website

Insert YouTube Videos on Blog

Your blog editor must have the HTML tab on the post editor if you want to insert YouTube videos into your post. Typepad, Blogspot and many others have this HTML just beside the Rich Text or Compose Tab. 

Inserting YouTube Videos on your Blog
Go to YouTube Video that you wish to insert in your blog. You will see a Embed Box beside your video.

Example of the Embed Code
<object width="425" height="344"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v
/b_1r7emCy_8&hl=en&fs=1"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true">
</param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed 
src="http://www.youtube.com/v/b_1r7emCy_8&hl=en&fs=1" type="application/
x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="425" 
height="344"></embed></object>

Copy the text in it and paste in the HTML of your post editor. Do not paste in the Rich text or Compose of the post editor. After that you may click on your Rich Text or Compose tab of the post editor. You should see the YouTube Videos appearing on it.

I have pasted the Embed Code and the YouTube Videos now appear below.

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