Tips for Bloggers

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How to Blog with Medium

By |2017-02-08T01:18:24+01:00January 9th, 2016|Categories: Tips for Bloggers|Tags: , |

There are many ways you can set up a blog, but first we are going to talk about how to blog with Medium.  Medium was co-founded by Ev Williams of Twitter fame and launched in Beta in August 2012 and has turned out to be very popular with a wide range of different writers. What is Medium There has been some contention over the years as what Medium actually is because it's very different from anything we have used before.  It's not really a magazine, or a discovery site like Scredible its not even a media site or a blog website like WordPress but it is a blogging platform of sorts.  In a very far-fetched way, I might liken it to Tumblr, with the same sort of themes but Tumblr as a microblogging platform has mostly gone visual now, whereas Medium is for words, you can add some images but it's mainly for reading and writing.  For bloggers, writers, journalists or anyone that wants to use it to tell their story, or have something useful to share.  Medium, however, encourages quality over [...]

How to Remove Yourself as Admin on WordPress

By |2017-02-08T01:18:35+01:00April 25th, 2015|Categories: Tips for Bloggers|

So you want to know how to remove yourself as admin on WordPress blogs - you'd think this would be simple but as I found out there are couple of extra steps you need to do before you can just remove yourself as a WordPress user on a blog if you set it up. How to Remove Yourself as Admin on Wordpress You might want to do this if you set up a blog on your WordPress account for someone else - or as a joint venture and now you want the other people or person to be admin or even owner of the WordPress blog. First then you need to have other users listed as admins on the blog. If you haven't already then you need to go to Users Add New User Put in their email and wait for them to respond. Next you need to change all of the posts that are authored by you to the new person. You can do this by going to Posts Click your Author Name Click the Title box Click Edit Click [...]

How to promote your blog

By |2017-02-08T01:19:18+01:00September 21st, 2013|Categories: Tips for Bloggers|Tags: , , |

So you've started your blog and wonder if it’s all worth the effort...You feel like you are just writing for yourself.  No-one is reading it, no-one is sharing it, and definitely no-one comments on the words that you bled painstakingly on to the page.  You just need to know how to promote your blog. Don't get discouraged it all takes time, if you build it they will come! You just need to shout a bit louder! How to get more readers for your blog. That’s the question often asked by bloggers, and even myself – I do get a nice amount of views on my website, I am very pleased my views especially as I am writing less and less now. It’s not a huge amount but it’s certainly enough to know that viewers are finding my posts and I am helping people.  However, we always want more people to visit our website and read our posts, otherwise why are we doing it.  Sometimes we do need to put in a bit more effort. SEO Of course the website needs [...]

Who needs to comply to the new EU Cookie Regulations

By |2018-07-03T01:45:48+01:00May 14th, 2012|Categories: Tips for Bloggers|Tags: , |

I know many people are confused about the EU cookie regulations, you are not alone. We are all confused and amazed that it is even a law.   I will try to keep this short and simple as I know you guys get bored with lots of text, however, it won't be easy. Some still think it's not a real law - this is because the media has not made much noise about the Cookie regulations so here are a few links that might help BBC -  The Telegraph - <- Information from here will be in blue text. We can only hope and pray that this ridiculous law is overturned, but as it stands - it IS a law already. Firstly can I say cookies are not viruses - there is nothing wrong with cookies, we all use them, most websites store them for one reason or another, I will explain more further down. The Cookie law came from The Privacy and Electronic Communication Regulations, PECR -  which were changed on 26 May 2011 to include Regulation 6 which are the new regulations. Who has to comply with the EU [...]

Missing updates in Dashboard? – Its due to Google Friend Connect ! #RIP #GFC

By |2017-02-08T01:20:01+01:00March 4th, 2012|Categories: Tips for Bloggers|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Bloggers see the effects of losing Google friend connect. In November the Senior Vice President of Operations for Google Urs Holze announced Google were spring cleaning, part of this cleaning involved terminating Google Friend Connect for non-blogger sites, such as WordPress. This retirement went into effect on the 1st of March and bloggers that did nothing about it are now losing many page views or unique visits from people that were only viewing from Google friend connect. Google tried to encourage people to transfer subscribers to Google+ and to create Google+ page but we heard that many didn't want to have to create more work for themselves and some don't even like Google+ However, it might be something to think about as the future is clear, with the G+ button having a big impact on SEO and it all being connected with Google profiles, pages and especially business pages, I don't think its something you want to miss out on as a blogger. What they didn't suggest is Google Reader,  many use Google Reader to keep up to date with their favorite blogs [...]

Step by Step – How to use Triberr

By |2017-02-08T01:20:01+01:00February 26th, 2012|Categories: Social Media, Tips for Bloggers|

Many people have been confused about the recent changes in Triberr and are asking how to use it now. This post has been written for them - I was going use video - but I think its explained in two screen shots. First - Log in to triberr  (I'm assuming these particular people have accounts and profiles set up)  Click - Home (Ringed at the top here) You will then see your Tribal Stream (Make sure this is lit up white under your name) Under there it should say Oldest on top and Show All Tribes - just to be sure we are all on the same page.  To read the post you just click the title. Click - Approve (the big red button) This will put the post into a queue - mine is set to one post every 34mins - actually I prefer 1 hour - I'll change that and show you as well.  Click - Load Social Buttons - to share on other networks other than just Twitter.   When you have clicked Load Social Buttons you will [...]

How to find an RSS feed on a Blogger Blogspot blog.

By |2017-02-08T01:20:03+01:00January 21st, 2012|Categories: Tips for Bloggers|Tags: , , , , , , , |

The reason for this post is that I wanted to add someones RSS feed to my new reader and for some reason they don't have it displayed on their blog and this is how I found it What is an RSS feed - This is a very detailed blog about what is RSS on Problogger, everything you need to know is there about RSS feeds. How to find an RSS feed on a blogspot blog. Blogspot, thought they would make this difficult to find for some reason as,  most blogs or websites you would just type /feed or /rss something like that at the end of the URL but blogger in its wisdom decided to use this.... /feeds/posts/default?alt=rss So all you have to do is just add that to the end of the blogspot url like this... This is my cousins awesome blog btw, about love, laughter, movies, books, reviews, and beauty, things she loves basically :)  You can check that is it correct by typing that into your search bar, if its correct you will see something like [...]

How to enable the new Blogger or Blogspot new threaded comments

By |2017-02-08T01:20:04+01:00January 12th, 2012|Categories: Tips for Bloggers|Tags: , , , , , , |

Bloggers on Google's Blogger blog sites have been asking the question for a long time, when will we get threaded comments like you can have on websites such as wordpress. Now they can, today Blogger announced they have made another improvement to Blogger and that is that they new support threaded commenting. Threaded commenting makes it much easier to see whether someone is actually just commenting on the blog or in fact replying to another comment. This makes it much more likely for people to leave feedback on a blog as they can submit there on view on someone else's response to your blog post. For instance - on my blog problems with twitter on the iphone 4s Bob might comment - This solution didn't fix it for me, its still not working. Janice can now reply to Bobs comment  - You must be doing something wrong, as it worked for me and hopefully Bob has clicked notify by mail of any updates to comments on this post - then Bob will see it and he could even reply back. [...]

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