Blogger Review

blogger is a free blogging platform owned by Google that allows you to instantly publish your information whether it be articles, pictures, videos, personal stuff, or business content. It even works very nicely in conjunction with a ready-made website. As with, you won’t need web hosting, you won’t need any technical skills – it’s very easy!

For example, if you sell wedding shoes so your main site is ecommerce-driven, and you want to quickly set up a blog to provide tips about how to choose the right shoes, Blogger gives you that ability without having to make a new website or using a different script on your existing website. All you do is link to your Blogger page from your regular website and presto, you have an informative blog and your customers are happy!

But, like all free accounts, there are reasons for and reasons against using the site. Here are some of the main ones.

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How Realistic is the Business Model of a “Professional Blogger”

Plenty of new and seasoned webmasters are getting on the “blog wagon”. But is it all that great as a revenue producing strategy? Is it possible to make a good income, even replacing your current job? How should blogging really be used, and what should be the focus of your blog? Basically, the question is “how realistic is the business model of a professional blogger”?

Before we begin our analysis, right off the top we should say, that professional blogging is not a bad business model. In fact, there are thousands of successful bloggers making incredible amounts of money from their blogs, but in reality in proportion to the number of blogs on the internet, very few make real money. The biggest problem can be traced back to what a blog was meant to be. It was a “web log”, a journal or diary of sorts where an individual could talk about her daily activities, and loyal followers came to watch her progress.

Blogging WOmen

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How to: automatically create featured image for a post in WordPress in the right size

featured image wordpressWe’ve all been there: you want to create a simple but pretty featured image on each blog post, but the images you have on your site have the wrong dimensions; or you don’t have the Photoshop-skills to create something with the correct dimensions that works for your WordPress theme. Well; we had the exact same issue on our hair restoration & rejuvination site Union of Barbers. The product photos we used had the exact wrong dimensions; making the featured image look silly and the site look completely unprofessional. We went looking for a nice solution; and actually found a little gem of a WordPress plugin called “Featured Image Generator”.

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The best WordPress Instagram Feed plugins

WordPress Instagram Plugins

instagram feedInstagram is the most popular photo & video content social media platform out there. A lot of people are very active in Instagram and love showing off their feed everywhere they can. For a lot of bloggers and webmasters, their Instagram feed is an addition to their website or blog content; and thus people love combining the two in a visual manner.

If you want to display photos from Instagram on your WordPress website, regardless of your budget, there are some easy tools to help you do so.

  1. Spotlight Social Photo Feeds
  2. Smash Balloon Social Photo Feed
  3. Feed Them Social
  4. WPZOOM Social Feed Widget
  5. Enjoy Plugin for Instagram

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Basel WordPress Theme Review: Our new favorite!

basel wordpress theme

Basel is a premium WordPress theme with a minimalist look and several impressive features that blend together to make a powerful eCommerce website. The theme was developed by Xtemos and was officially launched in March 2016. With features like drag and drop page builders, premium sliders, woocommerce, and 360-degree product view function, Basel makes building an attractive and artistic website feel almost effortless.

The vast number of features and theme settings or options also make it a very versatile theme. It can create eCommerce websites of different products ranging from electronics, furniture, clothes, watches to flowers. We have recently used it ourselves in the launch of, a spiritual webshop that works with WooCommerce and uses a lot of the features Basel has to offer!

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Tips to help you succeed in guest blogging

The Internet is full of bloggers, from industry leaders to your neighbors, and everyone has something to say – if you want them to lend you their platform, you have to do it the right way. Want to get your foot in the door? Here are some strategies that will help you do guest blogging to help your SEO efforts.

Write well

This is very important. There is a lot of bad writing on the internet and adding more of it will not impress anyone. Practice your writing, improve your skills and make sure you have access to a good editor or that you are a good editor yourself. Getting a guest post is hard enough – don’t make it harder on yourself with bad writing.

Make yourself known

guest bloggingWhen it comes down to it, the goal of guest blogging is to get your name out there as someone who has useful things to contribute. Whether you’re contributing to a controversial discussion, suggesting a solution to a problem, or just contributing to general knowledge, the important thing is to show people that what you have to say is worth reading.

What many people don’t realize is that you often need to do this before you start blogging. If you want to have a guest post on someone else’s website, you need to show that you care about the topic and have interesting, useful things to say. One of the most natural ways to do this is to become part of that blog’s community.

By commenting regularly on the bloggers, you can show that you are interested in their environment, that you value what they say, and that you have interesting contributions to make. If you engage a blogger in conversation through the comments on their blog, you’ll go a long way toward receiving an invitation to guest post.

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The Importance of Keeping Your Blog Up to Date

Blogging has become a popular way for individuals and businesses to share their thoughts, ideas, and experiences with a wider audience. Whether you run a personal blog to document your life or a business blog to showcase your products and services, it’s important to keep your blog up to date. Here are a few reasons why:

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