Bringing bloggers and advertisers one step closer

I came across Pay Per Post via this post in Michael Affronti blog. I felt both sceptical and excited at the same time, so I went to check it out.

This diagram clearly explains how the whole thing works. It looks pretty fair. There’s even a list of current opportunities. The prices are between $5 and $10 USD. The topics look interesting. In fact, they looked so interesting that I thought I should try it out.

Unfortunately, it seems that only USA bloggers are supported currently. Maybe not. I saw that the registration form asks for the address, and doesn’t have any choice of countries, only states. So, I stopped there. Too bad.

Hopefully, they’ll expand this service to worldwise. Blogosphere is way beyond the USA. And PayPal, which they are using for payments, is working further than the USA too. I guess, we’ll have to wait. But still, it’s nice to see that people are working in that direction.

Trip to Pafos

We couldn’t for the heck of it decide what to do. My mother was a bit tired after the beach. My brother wasn’t too active after his shopping. And I was almost dead after the gym. So it was a good thing for Vladimir to pop up and take control of the situation.

We went to Pafos.

First, we visited the Pafos Aquarium. We all have been there before, but it’s that sort of place that you feel like re-visiting once in a while. I was surprised to see that there were some changes since the last time we were there. Some fish were moved to different watertanks. A couple of new ones added. And little touches were noticable here and there.

Then we took a short walk around the tourist area. It was during the time of Engand-Portugal football match. All the pubs (and mean all the pubs, except that one small and empty place with Greek music) were covered in English flags and were filled with English (and not only English) people. They were cheering and drinking loads of beer. Overall, a very nice atmosphere. Too bad I don’t care about football.

We wanted to sit down somewhere and have a cup of coffee or a soft drink. But it was obvious that unless we were ready to participate in football watching and cheering, we’d have to go somewhere else. And so we did.

Pafor marina is one of my favourite places over there. It’s good for a short walk. There is water. There are boats. There are people. There are caffes. There’s calm and kind feeling about it all.

We decided to have a drink at one of the caffes. Interestingly, things are so packed down there that two neighbor caffes are almos indestinguishable. They use the same furniture, and their tables are too close to one another’s. In order to bring some clarity into it, waiters of one caffe are wearing bright blue t-shirts, while waiters of another – bright orange. Fun.

After the beers, coffees, and juices, we did some more walking and talking, and then returned back to Limassol. Overall we had some good time. We should do it more often…

WordPress Bug Hunt Day

WordPress development team is organizing a Bug Hunt Day on July 4th, 2006 (via BloggingPro). They are asking for help from anyone, who is willing. If you can install WordPress, you are already good enough. If you know the source code inside out – even better. The even will take place on IRC, as usual, and will continue for 24 hours straight. Feel free to chime in when you feel like it.

I’ve marked my calendar and will try to jump in and see how I can be helpful. C’mon my blogging friends, together we can make WordPress even better!

Salsa bit

My mother has been talking loads about Salsa lately. She’s been taking some classes and was wondering how things are with Salsa here in Cyprus. I myself am not a big fan of dancing. I did about three years of ball dancing back in elementary school. It was long ago, but I don’t miss it one bit.

Anyway, my mom persuaded me to visit one of the Salsa clubs in Limassol, just to see what’s going on there. I asked a few people and was surprised to find out that a couple of my friends are frequently visiting Los Amigos club. So, we agreed to go together on Friday night.

I was more than impressed.

The place was excellent – with all the dancing being outdoors, but on the inside of the building. It’s one of those old places in the downtown, where they have a huge hole in the roof in the middle of the room, with trees growing through. Everything is decorated in style but without too much of a show off. All makes a nice impression.

Non-stop Latin music was good, but the quality of sound setup was mediocre at best. Maybe it was just on this day, I don’t know.

But sound didn’t matter anymore when I saw people dancing. Los Amigos turned out to be one of those places, where people who know what they are doing come to practice. I literally couldn’t take my eyes off the stage for two hours. It’s been a long time since I saw something this beautiful.

Something tells me that I’ll be coming back. I don’t want to dance, or even learn how to dance, but I want to see more of that. Believe it or not, during those two hours that I spent there, I barely talked with anyone and had only one pint of beer. That’s how fullfilling the exprience was – I needed nor wanted nothing else.

By the way, if you are interested in Salsa or other Latin dancing, there is a lot of information at Latin Dance Cyprus website – places, events, people, etc.