ComLuv Guest bloggers heaven Wed, 23 Apr 2014 08:35:56 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Unhealthy eating habits Wed, 23 Apr 2014 08:35:56 +0000 image1

Humans are creatures of habit. We are used to doing certain actions, and we even feel bad if we miss them. Some of them are done consciously, but most of them are not. So, what are some of the bad habits that we have, especially when it comes to eating? Do you eat too much? […]

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6 things you need to provide for your newborn Sun, 20 Apr 2014 08:31:15 +0000 newborn baby

Baby proofing items As soon as babies start crawling, you won’t be able to catch them – and you shouldn’t even try to. When they’re strong enough to move around and explore, you should let them. That healthy type of curiosity shouldn’t be limited, because that is how babies learn. Keeping them safe while they […]

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Black Sheep and Salt Sat, 19 Apr 2014 17:10:53 +0000 Photo By: Jesus Solana via Flickr

Years ago, I was cooking a meal for my family. The smells of beef, red and green peppers, onions and tomato filled the air. The scents and flavors made their way upstairs and filled all of the rooms as the pot continued boiling, and the steam continued rising. All day, I stirred it, adding ingredients […]

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BOL newsletter 48 – how to fix the XML error and looking for a social media manager Fri, 18 Apr 2014 08:30:43 +0000 Here’s the video and transcription of this weeks newsletter on how to fix the invalid xml entity error and more

And this weeks winner is Jeannie from Nomadic Chick who recently wrote about “A last look at China”

well done Jeannie,maybe someone will leave a comment on your blog to say well done (hint hint!) and get a backlink for the trouble :)

(it will be up to you to claim your prize of a lifetime license to Commentluv Premium, you have until next weeks newsletter comes out)

Hello and welcome to another news letter!

Now I was supposed to be telling you the sales video that I edited and extended the demonstration videos for.

But I had a bit of trouble this week with my faculties and had some pain so that I can’t think properly and stuff. Rah! Whatever. That’s not what this video’s about.

This video is about Google Plus. Its about Social Media Management so pay attention if you’re a Social Media Manager or you want to be and something else as well. (Pause) (Laugh) See, I told you I have trouble thinking. What is it?

Oh! Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! Declared entity  XML error kind of thing.

So, first thing’s first.

Google sent me an email saying I can have the Plus commentluv link or url. Which is pretty sweet really. So if you want to connect on commenluv on google Plus, just go to plus commentluv. Sweet!

And while we’re talking about Social Media like Google Plus, Umm…I don’t know if I need a Social Media Manager or not. You know uhh…definitely I haven’t got the time to do it myself but I don’t need all bells and whistles thing. And I don’t need certainly that costs like $99 a month kind of thing.

So if you’re a Social Media Manager or you want to be, let me know. Send me an email with why I need one and what benefit will it do for me. Why I should give the job to you and how much it costs

And if all is tickidee-boo then definitely I might be in the market for employing a Social Media Manger.

And then the third thing as well. What did I have trouble with before? Oh yeah! The Declared entity in XML error.

The Declared entity at column 39 line 1 or something like that. 

Now if you have something like these type of errors happening when you comment on a commentluv blog, and you start to type your comment and you see that message there, the next video or the video that just coming in a bit; that will show you exactly how to fix that problem.

Anyway, apart from using commenluv premium which fixes it automatically. Which is kind of really definitely worth a premium price. But if you want to use the Free version or the place your commenting on is using a lesser version than the most latest one; then for sure watch the next video because that’ll show you how you can find out what’s causing that and how to fix it.

And it’s pretty useful anyway because it’s not just for commentluv, it’s for other things too.

And then…of course something else to say, I can’t remember, what’s it gonna be? Oh yeah! Yeah! I made another video back when I had my faculties and that video explains how to find what is causing the white screen of death on your site.

That’s if you got access to the admin area and then the front page and stuff, that’s getting white screen of death. So I tell you how you can get or how you can find out whether it’s your theme or it’s your plug-in and if it’s a plug-in, how to quickly drill down and find out which plug-in is causing the error.

So, the next video that you’ll just about to see is just a couple minutes long and that’s gonna let you know what to do with the XML error. And the other video, I’ll put a link to that in the comments because that’s a bit longer and I don’t want to force you to watch that one up. Okay?

So, I’ll see you next week. And remember, if you’re a Social Media Manager or you want to be let me know by email “Why I should have a  Social Media Manager?”, “ What you can do for me?” and “How much it’s gonna cost?”


Hi its’ Andy Bailey from and in this video I am going to show you how you can very quickly find and fix the problem if you get an XML invalid entity error when you’re commenting on a commentluv blog

Okay so here we are. This is my other personal blog, but let’s says I’m making a comment on this blog here.

Now this is using an older version of the free version of CommentLuv.

I’ll put in and I’ll just show you here without having to write the comment and you can see that it’s take a while because it’s trying some different things to find the feed.

But it says, this XML document is invalid.

Now when you usually see something like this.

If you hover over the area there where it says “Hover your mouse” you can see there’s some white space before the start of the XML.

And what’s happening is CommentLuv is trying to read the XML file that CommentLuv produces, but because there’s some space at the start it doesn’t know what to do with it.

Now I’ve written some stuff into the plug in that can mostly take care of that, but not all plug versions do this, and sometimes other files get included before CommentLuv can load and then it’s those files that are adding this extra bit of white space, and that’s what causes the error.

So this is how you fix it very quickly. So I’m Andy. I’m going to log in. So we are going to go to appearance, and editor. One of the main reasons that the XML error happens is because there are extra space in the functions file of you theme.

So if you look at your theme editor and we go to theme functions, and then we scroll to the bottom, and exactly there you can see.

If you can put your cursor after the closing PHP tag then that is what inserting extra space. So what we can do is delete all of that, but before we do all of that let me show you that if you have CommentLuv Premium it does some extra little fancy bits to try to mitigate that problem.

When it gets the data back it tries to ignore any blank space, but like I said other plug-ins load before CommentLuv Premium does sometimes so even then, it causes an issue. So if we scroll down to the comments on… who’s this here… Sarupa Shah.

Okay so let’s have a look here see how it reacts with the same URL on CommentLuv Premiums site.

Now again I am not writing a comment on here I am just seeing how it reacts to my URL, and again you can see it’s taking an extra-long time and that is because it is trying other different things when it gets and error.

As you can see CommentLuv Premium is able to bring back that last post.

So if you are having a problem the first thing you should do if you are using the free version of CommentLuv then go to your functions file and then just remove everything after the last tag.

So you’ve got the question mark and the closing bracket. That closes PHP.

But because your theme gets loaded in the middle of everything else that Word Press loads you don’t need to do this closing tag. In fact it’s a good idea to remove it anyway.

And so there you go. Make sure the last character is one of the PHP characters or there are no spaces after the closing tag.

So let’s update the files. Now it’s not really a good idea to update a file while it’s live on your site, but I am just doing it here just to make it go a bit quicker.

What you would do, ideally is that you would download the file. Check it in a proper editor, not Microsoft Word and not Notepad, but something like Notepad ++ or some other type of editor like that, and then you would check it there.

But, if you haven’t got one of those editors this is the quick and dirty way to do it.

So let’s just check now. Let’s see what happens when I try again. let me click in here again.

And we can see straight away everything is working perfectly fine again.

So that little bit of extra space that was after the closing tag that was the cause of it.

So if you ever see an XML error entity starts at line 39 columns something like that this is usually the case.

If it’s not in your functions file then it will be in one of your plug-ins that you’ve recently added. So if you added a plug in or updated it recently check those plug-ins to make sure that the closing PHP tag does not have any extra space on it.

And you’re better off actually just deleting the closing tag.

There you go!

How to find which plugin is causing the white screen of death video

what do you think? useful?

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5 Reasons Why Your Blog WILL FAIL Tue, 15 Apr 2014 07:56:20 +0000 medium_3100602594

Blogging is a superb way to get your message out to the world. It’s also (depending on one’s goal) an excellent way to earn full or part-time income. We all know the stories of bloggers who managed to quit their jobs and make a living online. I believe everyone has the potential to do the same; but at the same time, not just anyone can be successful at it. Here are five reasons why your blog will fail:

1. You Don’t Treat Blogging as a Business

There are two ways to look at a blog. Either it’s just a fancy pants online journal, or it’s a business that’s earning the author an income. Unfortunately, a lot of bloggers (especially beginners) just believe that writing posts and creating content will bring them the big bucks. This is further from the truth.

The business side of a blog is a whole other ball game which involves budgeting, testing, tracking, networking, support systems, and a lot more. You also need a business mentality to keep pushing forward, even when your motivation is low – and there will be these moments. You’re not going to achieve sustainable income with your blog, unless you treat it like the business that it is.

2. You Focus on Money Above Everything Else

Think about it. Why would anyone want to visit your blog? Is it because you have the most beautiful blog out there?


For the most part, the content is what drives them to a blog. Content that is so epic and desperately needed that they want to share it with others, engage in it, and come back for more. That’s what you want.

They don’t really care all about the “other stuff”. Most people use the internet for information. Therefore, if they visit your blog feeling like they’re just being sold to, then they’ll leave running and never come back.

Furthermore, the effect of focusing too much on generating income is that you often lose the motivation to keep creating epic posts. It becomes about the dollar return value (or traffic return value) rather than the simple act of writing valuable content. Remember, your readers are human-beings and they want to be treated as such.

3. You Don’t Network Enough

The most successful bloggers on the planet didn’t get where they are at on their own. They didn’t just start a blog, post content regularly, and hoped the traffic would come. No, they strategically placed “signs” all around the internet that screamed their message and how awesome they are.

Think strategies like guest posting (the comment luv site is a great example =)), commenting on other blogs (I like doing at least five a day), becoming a regular contributor on sites like mediumdotcom or Yahoo! Voices (by the way, which also pays you), cross promoting via YouTube, etc. We’ve been more connected to the world than ever before; being a private blogger will not get you far, if you want to build a readership.

Get in touch with other bloggers that have a similar niche to yours and begin establishing relationships. It could just be a note to say “hi” and show how much you love their work, and connecting with them through social media. Think of blogs like tiny islands and build bridges to connect them to yours!

4. You Don’t Have a Defined Audience

There are a few bloggers who can get away with this aspect. But for most of us, having a clearly defined target audience and topic, will go a long way to ensure credibility and visitor engagement. For instance, if I’m looking for information on any topic relating to “technology”, I don’t expect to read articles from a site talking about “how to become a veterinarian.”

Am I right?

You might be thinking that this is going to limit what you know, and perhaps it will, to a certain extent. But if you’re also willing to brand yourself as an expert on a particular subject, then you’ll need to get specific with your topic; and to become an “expert” doesn’t necessarily mean you have to “be the best” either (although that would really set you apart). You just need to know a little bit more on your niche than the average person would. As a result, they’ll come to you for advice.

5. You’re Unproductive

Blogs take work and patience. It’s as simple as that. As I mentioned earlier, you need to treat it like a business in order to make money from it and be successful. You’ll only get what you put into it. Therefore, you need to put in the necessary hours and resources for the blog to grow. It’s either you fully commit or you don’t.

I like gauging the progress of a new blog through the first six months. Usually within these months, I’ll know if this is the right course for me, or if I’m entering the right niche. And if it doesn’t work, then I move on to the next project.

Once you determine that blogging is what you’re meant to do, then by all means, DON’T QUIT. Keep going no matter what. There are hundreds of blogs created on a daily basis, and hundreds more fail as well. Don’t be the latter statistic.

A big part of generating income online is to grow and learn the ins and outs of the business. This makes you a better blogger and an accomplished, successful online entrepreneur in the end.

Final Thoughts

If you find yourself doing any (or all) of these issues I’ve mention, then today is the day to reform and take action. If you’re willing to focus on your niche, respect your audience’s needs, and put forth the effort, then there’s no reason why you can’t enjoy all the success your blog will offer.

Do you have any other tips to share with aspiring bloggers out there? If so, I would love to hear your comments below.

photo credit: markomni via photopin cc

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Resilience: Your Bullet-Proof Vest in a War Called Modern Life Sun, 13 Apr 2014 07:53:27 +0000 Courage to come back

According to a paper entitled Attachment and Emotional Resilience published by the University of Essex, “resilience is not just a matter of constitutional strength or a robust temperament, it is also a product of how people perceive, appraise, approach and tackle stresses and challenges.” Resilience is also defined in a PBS article as “the capacity […]

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Too much BLOGGING Can Lead to this… Fri, 11 Apr 2014 09:48:09 +0000 stress1

If you are a blogger, then you know that sometimes it can be fun, while other times it can be frustrating or even lead to situations that you never knew was possible. For instance, here are some possible outcomes of too much blogging:

May Lead to Lash-Out Syndrome!

If you’ve been blogging for ages and are writing about a topic that is very controversial and you have some strong feelings on it, then you may snappy if someone else feels differently.

This could lead to your blood pressure rising, your ears to start steaming and you could go on a ranting rampage that drives you crazy. Watch out!

You could even lash out at someone who doesn’t have anything to do with the situation like your significant other or pet, so stay away from the family dog until things settle down! :)

May Cause Lack of Sex!

Blogging could also interfere with your love life. Think about it.  You’re sitting on the couch with your girlfriend; she’s snuggled up to you while blowing in your ear.

As she starts to kiss your ear you’re still staring at the screen of your laptop while trying to decide how to answer a post on your blog. Horrors!

If you’re so enthralled with the words on the screen, do you even notice that she also has taken off her shirt? If not, then you are addicted to that blog and it’s going to cause a lack of sex because she is going to leave your butt and go make out with the maintenance man instead!

Interferes With Your Sleep

It’s bad enough to spend all your free time on the computer answering posts and putting things on your blog. But when it starts to creep into your dreams and you wake up at 3 am running to post something you just thought of, then it’s time to re-evaluate your blogging situation. Blogging doesn’t have to be so serious that you can’t get a good night’s rest, so try to resolve things in the daytime!

Creates Optical illusions About Success!

If you’re a blogger, you may have dreams about being a MILLIONAIRE before the age of 30, right…

The reality is that most bloggers don’t get half as many fans and have to do all kinds of advertising, social media interactions, and other things to be able to earn a living from their blogs.

Most blogs are a penniless hobby making only a few dollars a month. If you like to write through expression about a particular topic, then sure, go build a blog.

But if you want to leave a FOOTPRINT in the online world, your blog better be something that is virally crucial or somehow has a great advertising campaign, etc.

Otherwise, your dreams of grandeur will be just that! Blogs can be fun and give you a way to vent, but it’s doubtful they will make you rich.

Hey, so all in all blogging can be fun, exciting, and even do some beneficial things for your readers. However, don’t make it your life.

Be sure to get enough rest, pay attention to your friends and loved ones, and don’t get hung up on one topic to the point it is all you think about. Plus, above all, don’t quit your day job.

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How to find CommentLuv blogs to comment where you know you should Fri, 11 Apr 2014 07:00:24 +0000 Here’s the video and transcription for the newsletter #47

Oh! and the winner of the first weeks lifetime license is : Savvy Scot who recently wrote about When saving money, be time concious

ok that should send out some pingbacks to the site, it’s just up to the owner to get in to contact with me either in the comments or via the support ticket system and I can send the lifetime license! (user has until the next weeks newsletter comes out to claim their prize)

Newsletter Transcription

Hello and welcome to another Newsletter live and on video, actually not live, but definitely on video. :)

Thanks very much for the feedback from the last video about the video, about the sales video, about the site, all sorts of things go brought up and now I am really pleased that on video I can address those things with tippity tappity you know what I mean?

So the first thing that got brought up was about the color of the video, red wasn’t really good. A few people mentioned that, David did as well. David mentioned another thing as well that I will bring up. I’ve changed the color of the video from red to blue because blue is apparently a more relaxing color.

And also I’ve changed the name of the girl from Skyler, God knows what I was thinking putting her name as Skyler, anyways well I’ve changed it to Mary so you know that is pretty much a universal girls name. Everybody knows that’s a name of girl, not a digital device call Skyler.
Anyways it’s a work in process and it’s never going to be a final thing until I get some good feedback from people like yourselves.
Also Roberta mentioned something about not commenting on enough blogs. Well that’s the general gist of it anyways. She didn’t say that, but the way it worked out was that she was reminded that it’s a two way street and that made me think: why not I make a video for you to use for how to find blogs to comment on?
one: they are commenting on people or they like to comment,
two: you are going to get a link from CommentLuv and
three: they are going to be interested into you because the other articles they write are interesting to you.
So win, win, win. So at the end of this video is going to be another video with a little tutorial, I’ll separate later, of a little thing, but that will teach you how to find blogs to comment on in an organic way that isn’t passing the list of comments on sites and not knowing the type of site they’ve got and if they give commetnluv and all that blah blah blah blah.

So definitely at the end of this video is going to be another video about how to organically find CommentLuv sites to comment on. How about that? Make sure you watch until the end.

Also I have got to say something else as well. Oh yeah I forgot to take the forum down from the website because I can see the error log that there is loads of really nasty errors from the forum that I was using. I don’t think it was the forum I think it was an attack on the site by bots which happens all the time by the way its rubbish and such a pain to deal with.

But, anyways I’ve removed that forum and I’ll be pointing people toward the support site if they want to ask questions and stuff like that. As part of that I will be doing more videos about how to do the simple things.

The end of this video is start of it so make sure you have watch of that and send me some feedback or any more questions that you want to do and I’ll answer them on next week’s video.

Oh and I’ll mention who won the contest this week, I’ll put that on the bottom of the post on ComLuv and then you’ve come to that site and the person if they are the winner they can send me an email and claim their free lifetime license for CommentLuv Premium.

Once they do that I will be able to send it to them, everybody is lickety split happity dappity. But in fact though the person that wins though does have to do some sort of reaching out to me to give me their details because you know it’s a two way street.

Hello it’s Andy Bailey from CommentLuv in this video I am going to teach you how you can find other blogs to comment on where you know you will get a link, you know the owner likes to comment on other sites which is good because they will be commenting on your site, and also that their articles resonate with you.

Here we go now I could show you as ComLuv as the basis, but what I want to do is encourage you to visit other popular sites, now here are just a few.

Let’s have a go at

Now Famousbloggers is run by Hesham. Hesham is a top guy he writes applications and plug ins and writes really good articles.

So what we are going to do is we are going to see here and have a look at Hesham’s post here. Now this has to do with Tweets. So you could comment on these sites, but also as well as commenting on these sites because they have good articles, you can have a look at their comments.

Now if we look down here we see here this hover icon, this heart, has got a little plus on it.

The only two ways you can get a plus is either if you have registered to the site or that you have CommentLuv Premium.

In this case they’ve got CommentLuv Premium so you know that if you go to this person’s site that you are going to get a link back provided that you give a good comment because remember they’ve got anti-spam tools for CommentLuv Premium.

So if you give a bad comment you end up getting bad stuff, but anyways. But point is, that if you hover over that you can see some of the other posts that person’s has written. So you can see if they have resonated with you.

You can also see here they commented on other posts on this very site and so they have 14 approved comments, you know they are a commenter.

So it’s a good idea to comment on this person’s site because they might as well come back to your site and comment on it.

Now if you go up here you can see the description about the blogger. Now this blogger isn’t actually Lisa this is a guest blogger on Lisa’s and it tells you there.

Now this is a good thing as well because you know that Lisa accepts guest posts from bloggers and so that’s another way that you can get backlinks, exposure and authority just by writing a post on Lisa’s site.

Now let’s have another

Now this is a site run by Kristi Himes and she’s got loads of expert bloggers and stuff like that writing for her and she also writes for Kiss Metrics and other top quality authority sites.

So if we click through to her post here and you can see it’s got 156 comments, which is really really good by the way

Now this is a large article and its all tips from all of these fantastic bloggers.

Oh look there’s Anna and some other bloggers there that you might recognize from there.

Now this is a very large article look at this, this is going to have a really good afternoon reading on this and all of these tips from known bloggers so it’s worth giving this a really good read. In fact every article that you are going to comment on you are going to obviously read it because if you don’t read it you can’t comment on it, you won’t be able to know what you are talking about, it’s not worth it.

The idea here is not just to get a link, the idea here is to network and connect with other bloggers, but not just these sites. If we scroll do to the comments after we have read the article, which is huge!, let’s have a look here.

Right here Kristi does not have the hover icon because CommentLuv Premium allows you not to show that, but even so you know that people that are leaving comments like this are quality bloggers.

Then you can click through to their post right here if it was interesting to you because they have good comments you know they are going to have good comments on their site as well, its’ just how it works.

Now if you’re not really into the SEO kind of thing have a look at Now Kim does amazing articles about really useful stuff to use like application or online tools, things like that.

Always you can find something of interesting on Kim’s site.

So let’s have a look here. Again here is something. This is a really useful tool how to do the correct sized images and stuff like that online.

Now after we have read the article we have a look at the links below. Now Kim’s got Google+ comments, but below Google+ comments she’s got CommentLuv comments as well or wordpress comments that have CommentLuv on them. And straight away we can see that harlina has a plus on her icon and we hover over that we can see that some of her other posts she’s got some good lists posts as well and some of the other post she has commented on on this site you can see exactly that she likes to comment. 59 approved comments that means that she’s a good commenter and you can see that on you link that we’ve two clicks on this exact comment and have 11 in total so she’s having a popular article that is getting clicked from CommentLuv on through to her article.

So let’s have a look. Harlina has CommentLuv Premium and let’s have a look at this link.

And here we go there is Harlina smiling “Hello”. Right, let’s have a look down in the comments here just to make sure she’s got CommentLuv. Wow look at the size of this article. Now this is a pillar article. No wonder if it’s had clicks.

That is definitely worth an afternoon and you can see here that Shalu Shama she’s got a plus on her little hover icon there and she is talking about India.

If you are an Indian blogger or you talk about Indian stuff this may be a site worth visiting because you will be in your niche and you’ll be able to connect and network with this person.

Let’s Have a look. Yes she’s got some other good comments and posts and she’s commented 106 times on this site () so definitely she likes to make comments.

So if you go to her site you have an interesting and quality comment then you can be pretty sure that she is going to come and check you as well.

And so that’s how you do it.

That’s how you do something called Blog Walking, but you have to do more than just visit the popular sites you have to visit the people that comment on those popular sites especially if they are in you niche.

And that’s how networking is done. You connect with people in your likeminded blogs and they connect with you and then your sphere of influence increases, and your authority increases, and of course your traffic increases too. So that’s how you do it.

That’s how you visit blogs that you know you will get a comment, you know you will get a link, and you know that the blogger is top quality.

Here’s the new colour for the sales video

any feedback?

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The Benefits of Ghostwriting for College Students Wed, 09 Apr 2014 08:33:15 +0000 write

If you hear the phrase “ghost writer,” you may conjure up the idea that the person is someone who writes ghost stories. However, ghostwriting is actually a type of writing that someone does for a client so that the client doesn’t have to write it themselves. In most cases, the ghost writer doesn’t get any […]

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