How to Verify Technorati Claim Token

This is a brief post to answer the common question “How to verify Technorati claim token on my blog?”

All you have to do is copy and paste your unique token (for example, mine is NNHUHCF7CMZE) into your blog post and publish it. Preferably, paste your token within the first few lines of the post to get it noticed quickly.

After you have published the post with the token in it, go back to http://technorati.com/account/. Sign in to your Technorati account. Under your profile page, you should notice Technorati claim status and a button to verify claim token. Click on ‘Verify Claim Token’ and Technorati will go and look for your unique code in your blog. The whole verification process is quite simple and shouldn’t take you longer than a few minutes.

“Technorati is an Internet search engine for searching blogs, competing with Google and Yahoo!”, according to Wikipedia. By adding your own blog to the Technorati blog directory, it can help with search engine optimization (SEO) and you can also enjoy other benefits. It’s worth the small effort.

Where to Buy E-Books? I’m Giving Out Free Audio Book And Other Freebies!

To follow up on my previous post on e-books, here are my favorite sites where I’d normally purchase them.

where to buy e-books

eReader.com was the first site that I bought my e-books when I was still using a Palm device. Being a Barnes & Noble company, their ereader software can also be used on devices running Windows, Windows Mobile, iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad, Mac, Android, Blackberry, Symbian and Linux platform. You only need to buy the books once and you can read the same title from any device.

Beside the interoperability, they also offer credit points each time you make a purchase. The credit points act like rebates to deduct from future purchases. Every now and them, they offer huge discounts and seasonal clearances. You can always hunt for many free or cheap ebooks under “Free ebooks” and “Cheap ebooks” categories found at their site.

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12 Reasons Why I Read E-Books Instead of “Real” Books

In my previous post Leaders Are Readers, I wrote how I developed my joy and habit of reading since I was a kid. Over the years, I’ve kinda slowed down in buying physical books and turned to buying e-books (electronic) instead.

 

My History of Using E-Books

I bought my first e-book (not counting PDFs on PC) when I had my first hand-held device which was a Palm TX about seven years back. Since then, I’ve bought and downloaded hundreds more e-books. I also had a few Windows Mobile hand-held devices and currently, I’m using a Kindle 3. All my devices are able to sync with my PC/notebook which keep backups of the e-books.

Some book lovers and purists will protest, “no digital books”, “real books all the way” and “nothing can substitute the real thing!” They’d oppose and resist the “onslaught” of e-book technology, claiming that it’ll ruin their simple reading pleasures. “Old school is the way to go”, they’d say. I don’t blame them. I do admit that nothing can replace the sensations of holding a beautiful book in the palm of your hands: the touch, the smell and the sound of flipping through the pages. Reading is an experience. And I do still buy good “real” books sometimes, especially when I can’t find the electronic version.

So, why do I love e-books?

 

Here are My 12 Reasons

I read electronic books

Amazon Kindle 3

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