Introducing Slashsquare – Indian Blog Network

[Cross posted from Slashsquare Blog]

When I started HBB I thought one blog was enough for me to survive in this tremendous field and that thought worked for me for couple of months, but then I realized the topics which I admire cannot be covered on one blog. HBB is not a Wikipedia to include all the existing topics. Then I understood HellBound Bloggers (HBB) will not be my first and last blog. My passion for blogs helped me to survive in this field midst my academics. With my academics coming to an end, my interest in blogging increased and I decided few blogs along with HBB will be safe for my future and I can write about various topics I admire.

If I started another blog earlier, that would have killed both the blogs. My degree and my blog helped me to compare things brilliantly, I learned things which nothing can teach me in this world. So I decided I should stay with one blog at this point.

P.S. I even started a forum and closed it (without an official good-bye).

Why starting a new one?

Slashsquare NetworkComparing how my blog was before one year and how it is now, I can see a huge difference. Full credits to the evergreen guest authors, active readers and commentators. Success of HBB and myself belongs to their dedication. Practically right now it is in auto-pilot mode. I feel bad for not being a regular contributor for HBB, but I have some valid reasons for that. All I wanted is to fill HBB with informative posts. Each day I make sure I’m publishing something to someone or delivering something to someone which should be a valuable part in his life.

Say, he/she takes 10-15 minutes to read an article fully, they should not regret for putting their time on us, each and every post should make some valuable changes in their lives. So I check the guest posts submitted seriously, but at the same time, I don’t want to disappoint newbies. They start to contribute without any guidance, so they kinda messed up at the end. If I say a big “NO” to their guest posts, they will forget there is a blog called “HBB”. I’m trying to best to publish all the posts which are in Good Manner, no matter what kind of information they produce, as long as they are valuable and not repeated, there is nothing wrong in proceeding.

Slashsquare Network

Having lot of blogs under a common name makes sense. So I started Slashsquare Network. I thought “HBB Media” or “HBB Network” would have been perfect, but you know, mind is a monkey. Jumped into another name.

Slashsquare Network will have HellBound Bloggers (HBB) under it. Hopefully next week, you can see another blog under this network. Right now I’m not trying to outsource, I made some changes to make things work properly.

You can connect with us on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. You can also check our Slashsquare Blog for updates.

So from now on, HBB will be under this network and you can expect few more good niche blogs under this. You can check our Network page for more updated details. Check out Slashsquare Network.

Top Commentators Award For August 2011

TC Award August 2011August was a great month for us, we moved to KnownHost and things had been pretty well after that. Lots of new commentators and it inspires us a lot.

August 2011 was also really good as we encountered good commentators and guest authors. The numbers were increased.

The Top Commentators of August are Jasmine and Kavya Hari. They both played big roles in increasing HBB‘s positive reviews. A big thank you! πŸ˜‰ Congrats for them, and I would like to thank other participants as well. πŸ™‚

My best wishes and congratulations to them and for all who participated eagerly. Kudos.

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Top Commentators Award For July 2011

People appreciate HBB mainly for two reasons, its content and its community. Sponsors, guest authors and new readers, they are impressed with your performance. Thanks for making this atmosphere clean, and appreciating the top commentators every month is my pleasure.

TC Award July 2011The Top Commentators of July are Hassam Ahmad Awan and Sidhant. They were leading the top commentators position followed by Kavya Hari, it was a good race. πŸ˜‰ Congrats for them, and I would like to thank other participants as well. πŸ™‚

My best wishes and congratulations to them and for all who participated eagerly. Kudos.

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Top Commentators Award For June 2011

I was eagerly looking at the my mobile to see the top commentators for June 2011. I was on vacation, and it was hard for me to update my blog during those days. With the help of my friend I was able to determine the top commentators for the month June 2011.

The Top Commentators of June are Kavya Hari and Satish. They were leading the top commentators position followed by other commentators, it was a good race. πŸ˜‰ Congrats for them, and I would like to thank other participants as well. πŸ™‚

June TC Award 2011

My best wishes and congratulations to them and for all who participated eagerly. Kudos.

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Top Commentators Award For May 2011

We are back with the Top Commentators Award and we are pleased to announce the winners every month. We have been experimenting lots of comments every month, and we also tried our best to give good and satisfying replies to them.

May 2011 was really good as we encountered good commentators and guest authors. The numbers were increased.

TCThe Top Commentators of May are Kavya Hari and Satish. They were leading the top commentators position followed by Jasmine, it was a good race. πŸ˜‰ Congrats for them, and I would like to thank other participants as well. πŸ™‚

My best wishes and congratulations to them and for all who participated eagerly. Kudos.

Send your 125*125 banner asap (if you haven’t) to this email id : pradeep [at] hellboundbloggers [dot] com

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Introducing HellBound Bloggers (HBB) Status Blog

Philosophers used to say, Life has ups and downs. The trend now continues to blogging, bloggers say blogs have uptime and downtime. Especially in the case of HBB, we have been encountering lots of downtime. So we created this status blog to keep the communication going when our main site or other services is down.

HBB Status Blog

 

Using Status Blog to Communicate with Readers

Yes, that’s the main intention of creating HBB Status Blog (now Slashsquare Status). On our Status blog, we’ll mention the cause of the downtime and steps we took to avoid such downtime in future. We’ll also provide you the details when our site will be live again.

That’ll be good for us to recollect our mistakes and avoid them. Moreover I believe a blog post can deliver much more content that a Facebook status or Twitter tweet.

I recommend all the bloggers to have a status blog for your main site, it will avoid confusions amongst your readers. Your site maybe down because of maintenance or revamp, but your readers might think your site has been hacked or attacked.


Why Posterous instead of Blogger, WordPress.com or Tumblr? 

I have used all of them (Blogger, WordPress.com & Tumblr) except Posterous. Right now am really comfortable with it.  I believe Posterious will be a great platform for connecting with our readers. It is simple to use, and users rarely encounter downtime. 

UPDATE #1 We moved status.hellboundbloggers.com to status.slashsquare.org permanently.

UPDATE #2 Since Posterous Spaces is no longer available, we decided to go with Tumblr itself.

Top Commentators Award For April 2011

April 2011 has been a great month, we encountered new commentators and guest authors. Once again I’m glad to announce the top commentators who added more value to our blog posts, and converting them into discussions.

Similar to March 2011, this month also we got good commentators and they also turned to be good Guest Authors of HBB. Hope this year also we get good commentators and improve this community.

Top Commentators Apr 2011

The Top Commentators of March are Kavya Hari and Satish. Kavya and Satish were leading the top commentators position. Congrats for them, and I would like to thank other participants as well. πŸ™‚

My best wishes and congratulations to them and for all who participated eagerly. Kudos.

Send your 125*125 banner asap (if you haven’t) to this email id : pradeep [at] hellboundbloggers [dot] com

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Top Commentators Award For March 2011

In this post we would like to announce that we recently crossed 15,000 comments on this blog from 625 posts. We would like to thank each and every commentator for making this happen.

Similar to February 2011, this month also we got good commentators and they also turned to be good Guest Authors of HBB. Hope this year also we get good commentators and improve this community.

The Top Commentators of March are Jasmine and Kavya Hari. Jasmine and Kavya were leading the top commentators position. Congrats for them, and I would like to thank other participants as well. πŸ™‚

My best wishes and congratulations to them and for all who participated eagerly. Kudos.

Send your 125*125 banner asap (if you haven’t) to this email id : pradeep [at] hellboundbloggers [dot] com

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1. Brand Your Comments To Drive Traffic To Your Blog

2. HellBound Bloggers – Comments Policy

3. Ad Slots For Top Commentators

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CHECK THIS : Ways For Respecting Your Beloved Commentators

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Guest Authors Of HellBound Bloggers – December 2010

We are back with Guest Authors of the month post, and we are glad to find some new faces in the community this time. The guest authors count is same as November. We all witnessed the benefits of Guest Blogging, rather than backlinks or traffic, its about building relationship with other blogs. Check these useful blog posts before thinking about whether to guest blog or not.

#1 – Guest Blogging: So Why Should You Care?

#2 – You Blog. Should You Guest Blog?


#1 – Peter J : Peter is a 15 year old blogger from Australia and the owner behind ideas bubble. He tries to share as much as He can on blogging, twitter, social networking and the web.

Article : 5 Simple Steps To An Original Blog Design


#2 – Sandeep Tripathy : Sandeep Tripathy is the creator of the Axetue Web Network which owns websites like Axetue.,com, Shawntimes.com and Axetue Music.

Articles : HOW TO: Start As A Proper Blogger [Newbies Tips] and What Exactly Is Affiliate Marketing? [Simple Guide]


#3 – Ishan Sharma : Ishan Sharma is a young blogger and Entrepreneur from India. He love blogging and write about Blogging Tips and Resources on my blog Blogging With Success.

Article : 9 Blogging Lessons We Can Learn From Professional Wrestling


#4 – Karan Labra : Karan is the Editor-in-Chief and Owner of Techfudge.net. A fun loving guy Aspiring to become a graphic designer and striving to become the coolest geek.

Article : 5 Sureshot Tips To Establish Your Existence On Twitter


#5 – Onibalusi Bamidele : Onibalusi Bamidele writes for BroadBand Expert on how to choose the best mobile broadband and how to choose a good mobile internet service.

Articles : HOW TO: Get The Best From Slow Internet Connection and 5 Simple Steps To Faster Broadband Connection


#6 – Isha Singh : She is the Editor-in-Chief and Owner of Cyber World. She is a technical blogger and writer specializing in blogging tips, seo and tutorials.

Article : 8 Symptoms Of Computer Virus [Security]


#7 – Usman Nasir : He is the co-owner of FirstHosting , FirstHosting provide Reliable and Affordable Web Hosting services including Shared, Reseller and Master Reseller with Free Support and Billing System.

Articles : Working Hard β€” But Still No Traffic Towards Your BLOG?, Pagerank Vs Alexa Rank [DISCUSSION] and What Really These Cheap Traffic Offers Are? Scam Or Not?


#8 – Rajan Balana : He is a brand new blogger at DreamBloggers. He love sharing his knowledge and He keep himself ready for solving any technical and emotional problems of my friends.

Article : What Do You Think About Blogging? [Myths & Facts]


#9 – Jasmine : Jasmine is an experienced web developer and web consultant. She is also the chief editor at Best Web Host – a web hosting review and resources website.

Article : 5 General Tips To Create A Good Blog Post


#10 – Kristian Urosevic : He a web developer located in Southern California, and he is the technical director for iDisplay Interactive, a specialist in business websites and interactive media.

Article : 10 SEO Techniques That Can Be Used In the Real World


If you wish to be a part of HBB, you can become a guest author by contributing Guest Posts. Do check ‘Join HBB’ and Guest Blogging Rules. Cheers.

Guest Authors Of HellBound Bloggers – November 2010

We are back with the “Guest Authors” post again. This month, HBB got 10 cool guest authors, some of them new to the community (‘Hi’ to them :P). Though the figure is somewhat low when compared with October and September, we are quite happy with it since we updated our Guest Blogging policies and rules last month.

We restricted the topics related to Tech News, Website/Software/Gadget reviews and some other posts. For full rules, kindly check our Guest Blogging page. If you are going to contribute an article here or thinking whether to contribute or not, you can check these excellent posts (LOL, these posts are guest posts indeed! :D)

#1 – Guest Blogging: So Why Should You Care?

#2 – You Blog. Should You Guest Blog?


#1 – Irfan Siddiqui : Irfan Siddiqui, blogs at RealTimeTricks and Movie Fridays. The blog deals with blogging tips, tech news, gadget review and other updates.

Article : Top 3 HTML Editors With Instant Preview


#2 – Jasmine : Jasmine is an experienced web developer and web consultant. She is also the chief editor at Best Web Host – a web hosting review and resources website.

Article : 4 Best Pagination Plugins For Your WordPress Blog


#3 – Karan Labra : Karan is the Editor-in-Chief and Owner of Techfudge.net. A fun loving guy Aspiring to become a graphic designer and striving to become the coolest geek.

Article : 4 Simple Tips To Make Your Blog A RockStar


#4 – Isha Singh : Isha Singh is the Editor-in-Chief and Owner of Cyber World. She is a technical blogger and writer specializing in blogging tips, seo and tutorials.

Article : 10+ Useful Android Applications For Webmasters


#5 – Kothapally Arun : Kothapally Arun Kumar Reddy is an internet marketer of Xcubelabs and an occasional blogger.

Article : Top 5 Android Application Development Books


#6 – Selena Narayanasamy : Selena Narayanasamy loves all things technology, blogging, social media and caffeine. You can find her writing on her social/tech website Esvienne.

Article : The Mile High Text Club Contest


#7 – Jane Sheeba : Jane Sheeba passionately write articles since 2007. I am featured at Ezine Articles as a Platinum level author.

Article : HOW TO: Brand Your Blog With Unique Content


#8 – Prateek Prateek is a technology blogger and he is the owner of TheTechnoclub.

Article : Steganography β€” The Art Of Hiding Using DOS Commands


#9 – Amit Banerjee : Amit Banerjee writes a tech blog on computers, software and web applications at Ampercent.com.

Article : What You Should Do When Other Bloggers Steal Your Website’s Design


#10 – Tech Maish : Tech Maish is a guest blogging and adsense revenue sharing blog. Where bloggers can write about blogging, social media and technology.

Article : 5 Reasons Why Computer Users Still Use Windows XP


If you wish to be a part of HBB, you can become a guest author by contributing Guest Posts. Do check ‘Join HBB’ and Guest Blogging Rules. Cheers.