Archive for the 'Blogging' Category

Encourage Blog Comments In 4 Ways

Encourage Blog Comments In 4 WaysOne of the ways you can do to make your blog lively is to be interactive.

What I mean by this is that you should do everything possible to encourage your visitors to leave comments in your blog (and not just reading your posts and then leave).

There are many different ways you can use to encourage blog comments, and in this post, I am going to share with you 4 of the most popular methods you can use to encourage interactivity on your blog.

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Free Blog vs Paid Blog – Which One Should You Opt For?

Free Blog vs Paid Blog - Which One Should You Opt For?One of the first questions, especially if you are new to blogging, would be “Should I get a free blog or should I get a paid blog?”

First and foremost, what is a free blog, and what is a paid blog?

A free blog, as the name suggests, is a blog that you can set up for free – Website such as Blogger allow you to setup a blog for free (all you need is to fill up a simple form which takes less than 5 minutes to complete, and after which you can start blogging away).

However, for a paid blog, in order to set one up, you need to get 2 things – Domain name (this is your .com, .net, .me, etc.) and hosting (to contain the files related to your blog). After which, you will install your blog platform (most people use WordPress) from under your hosting server (I shall not go into the complexities of how to set up a paid blog here in this post).

If you are new to blogging, which one should you opt for? In this post, I am going to show you the pros and cons of each (free blog vs paid blog) so as to help you decide which one is better for you.

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5 Blog Content Ideas You Can Consider

5 Blog Content Ideas You Can ConsiderContent is king on the Internet. Search Engines reward content-driven websites, especially those that have unique content and are updated regularly, handsomely (in that they rank these sites high up in the search engine rankings).

If your blog is based on the subject area that you have an affinity in, then you should not encounter any problems in writing these contents yourself.

These contents can be of many forms, and each of these forms have their own value, as well as their own uses, and will benefit your readers in different ways. What I will be sharing with you today are 5 blog content ideas that you can consider…

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3 Sources To Get Blog Post Ideas From

I am sure many of you bloggers out there (myself included) encounter this one problem – And that is, running out of blog post ideas to write that next blog post. Are you experiencing this problem as well?

What I’m going to do in this post is to share with you 3 sources in which you can get blog post ideas from.

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How To Generate Money From A Blog

How To Generate Money From A BlogMore and more people are having their own websites these days, in a form of blogs, due to the ease of setting one up. In case you do not know, you can setup your own blog starting from scratch in as little as 5 minutes – Just go to Blogger.com and sign up for a free blog.

While many people have their own blogs and update it regularly with contents, most people do not know that they can actually generate money from their blogs. For those of you who have yet to set up monetization mechanisms to start generate money from your blog, do you know that you are leaving a lot of money on the table?

There are, in fact, a lot of different means to generate money from your blog, and in this post, I’m going to share with you 5 monetization methods that you can put into use right away.

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Top WordPress Plugins

When it comes to WordPress plugins, there are lots of them readily available for free on the Internet that will help to spruce up your WordPress blog. You can check out the WordPress Plugin site for a whole list of WordPress plugins available.

You can download the plugin, and install it by going to the “Plugin” section, and select the option “Add New” and you should see the following page:

How To Install WordPress Plugins

 
 
Select the “Upload” option (highlighted in a red rectangular box above) and then you can upload the plugin (in zip file) by selecting the file and click on the “Install Now” button (highlighted in a dark blue rectangular box above).

When it comes to the top WordPress plugins, there are 5 that I would highly recommend.

In this post, I’m going to share with you top 5 WordPress plugins that you should install in your WordPress blog:

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How Do I Set Up A WordPress Blog

Setting Up A WordPress BlogI see that many people encounter problems in setting up a WordPress blog in their own domain (also known as a self-hosted WordPress blog). Therefore, I decided to write this article to show you step-by-step (along with screenshots) to walk you through on setting up one.

You may be asking me about the difference between a self-hosted WordPress blog and a free blog from WordPress.com – The main difference is that if you are using a free blog from WordPress.com, you are not allowed to use it for marketing purposes. However, if it’s a self-hosted WordPress blog, then you can promote other peoples’ products and services (or selling your own).

Before you can set up your own self-hosted WordPress blog, you will first need to have your own domain name (you can get one in Namecheap – which costs less than US$10/year) and your own hosting service (you can get one in Hostgator – which costs less than US$10/month for a Hatchling plan).

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