Thursday, October 30, 2014

Indonesia Educational System should create Entrepreneurs, Not Job Seekers

"Students should be encouraged to create jobs instead of looking for ones" says Presiden Sby. Couldn't agree more with President SBY on this. Don't forget, however, that encouragement should not come only from the educational system, it also should come from the parents of the students. Thus, educating the parents is no less importants too.

How many young talented Indonesian who have wasted their entrepreneurship talent only to be a PNS (pegawai negeri sipil or public servants) because of their parents 'indoctrination'?

Vivanews has more

Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono called on National Education Minister to revise the Indonesian educational system starting from kindergarten to senior high school.

"A proper way should be designed to avoid the students from aiming only at final marks," he said on Thursday, Oct 29, in Jakarta.

According to Mr Yudhoyono, the old methodology will not improve the zest and innovative thinking of the students during 12 years of their study. "Should the method is improvised, we could in the future encourage them to create jobs instead of looking only for one," he said.

To Write Honestly

Rismaka has an interesting article that in order to be a good and professional blogger you have to write with a good and honest intention.

Indonesia's Crime Modus Operandi Blog

Modus Kejahatan seems having a lot of resources to tell his readers about modus operandi (MO) of some crimes in Indonesia. Written in Indonesian (would be better if written bilingual) this blog can be a good hang out to those who wanted to know everything crimes: street crimes, theft, robbery, etc. Especially important for Indonesian who stay abroad and want to come home or foreigners (expats) in Indonesia.

I suspect the blogger is a police officer himself. A good way to share information.

Do Follow Plugins for Wordpress

By default, all links in wordress comments box are no-follow. Meaning your blog link in others' comment box will not get credit from Google and any other major search engines. Many wordpress-powered blog, however, wanted to make it do-follow as a reward to anyone who make a comment or two in their blog. For this, you have to use a do-follow plugins. This plugins, like any other plugins, are for self-hosted wordpress blog only. Not for wordpress.com or any other free wordpress-powered blog.

These are some do-follow plugins available currently, use one of them:

1. DoFollow Plugins by Semiologic

Minimum Requirements: WordPress 2.0
Download here.

2. Lucia's Linky Love Plugins

Download here.

3. DoFollow 4.0 WP Plugins by Kimmo

Download it here
Read the instruction here.Showing the popular posts or top post of your blog article certainly will make visitors stay longer in your blog. So far as blogger.com/ blogspot goes, this Most Popular Post / Favorite Post / Top Posts widget are not available by default. But, blogger.com/blogspot opennes to Javascript motivate many blog savvy to create many hacks including this Popular Post thing.

Here are some hacks or widget to make Popular Post Widget in your blogger.com/blogspot blog:

I. Top Post Widget (Most Viewed Posts) from Postrank.com

Visit http://www.postrank.com/publishers/customize to start
1. Enter your blog URL in the "Specify your website address" box. Example, http://farzanesfandiar.blogspot.com
2. Choose a Theme
3. Display Options on how many popular posts you want to display.
4. Quick Install: Just copy/paste the code given into your Layout -> Page Element -> Javascript / HTML.
5. Save. Done.

Note: If it's the first time you put your blog URL there, wait for a moment to let postrank.com index and crawl your blog first. Come back again after a few moment (could be hours) to start the procedure. See the LIVE DEMO here (at the top right sidebar.

II. Popular Post Widget(Most Commented Posts) from Bloggerbuster.com

There are two methods.
The first one is via Feed (showing only 5 most popular posts)

1. After login to your blogger.com account -> Layout -> Add Element -> Feed
2. Copy/paste this code: http://pipes.yahoo.com/pipes/pipe.run?_id=1cf38ae68efbe859c4ba1ee239cec099&_render=rss&num=50&url=http://farzanesfandiar.blogspot.com
3. Change farzanesfandiar.blogspot.com into your own.
4. Save. Done.

The Second method is using Widget. Read the details here.
I guess everybody has Gmail or Google email. But have you already got Google profile? If you haven't, create Google profile at http://www.google.com/profiles/me. And login with your Gmail account or any other google related account (adsense, adword, blogger.com, etc) Your google profile will be featured and indexed in Google search provided you put your full name (first and last name) in there. The good thing is you may also promote your blog(s) in the profile.

Here's my Google profile: http://www.google.com/profiles/fatihsyuhud
III. Popular Posts Hack (to be continued)

Related: Complete blogging tips and tutorials.

Google Profile



That's all and wish you luck!

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Setting DoFollow Comments for Blogger Blogspot
Complete list of blogging tips

Popular Posts Widgets or Hacks for Blogger Blogspot


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