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Top 6 Habits of Professional Writers and Bloggers

07/09/2014 10:34:00 AM

After being a professional writer for some time, you start to develop certain productive habits. These habits make the difference between writing deliberately and dabbling in a hobby.When you make a conscious decision to start taking your craft serio > read more

How to Use Google+ Communities to Drive More Traffic to Your Blog

06/29/2014 08:01:00 AM

Guest Post - Our host is Matt Carter. Matt uses his experience as an Internet Marketer to show us How to Use Google+ Communities to Drive More Traffic to Your Blog. See How to Become a guest author on Spice Up Your Blog.If you write for a blog regul > read more

The Purpose of Comments on Blogs (and How to Use them)

06/20/2014 10:55:00 AM

Comments play a big role in blogging. If everybody, I mean bloggers and readers, used the comment section optimally, its functionality would provide us all a wealth of value.An optimal blog post would consist of a high quality article by the blogger > read more

The Truth about 'Sharing is Caring' in Blogging

06/11/2014 11:34:00 AM

More and more blogs use this Social Widget with the 'Sharing is Caring' gadget as a call-to-action to get their posts shared. But when do you share content? What do you share, and why?Do you share a post just because you see some sexy button > read more

5 Ridiculous Blogging Advices You *Must* Ignore

06/07/2014 10:19:00 AM

Guest Post - Our host is Amy Brown, Amy uses her personal experience to list 5 Ridiculous Blogging Advices You *Must* Ignore. See How to Become a guest author on Spice Up Your Blog.The blogging realm is full of 'gurus': some are bonafide expe > read more

How (and Why) to No-Index Archive Pages in Blogger

06/02/2014 06:33:00 AM

When I checked how many webpages from were indexed in Google, I was a bit surprised.We have 741 Blog Posts published so far and I noticed that 2150 webpages were indexed in Google - see screenshot below.Tip: To see how many of you > read more

A 7 From Heaven Basic On-Page SEO Elements Explained

05/27/2014 09:57:00 AM

I have performed On-Page SEO Analysis on hundreds of company websites at the market leader for 'Do-it for me' websites in Switzerland. Here I want to share my experience by explaining the 7 most important On-Page SEO factors you should be dead sure t > read more

Are Good Question Askers Better at Blogging?

05/23/2014 10:36:00 AM

I could have also modified the title of this post and make it: 'Are bad question askers worse at blogging?'Blogging is about creating value to your readers. You only create value if you are an expert at a subject. and share your knowhow with them. Of > read more

Giveaway : Win 3 Premium Developer Packages To Elegant Themes

05/21/2014 15:00:00 PM

To celebrate the release of the awesome Divi 2.0 Wordpress Theme we have teamed up with Elegant Themes for our latest Giveaway.We are delighted to offer our readers the chance to win one of three Developer Packages from Elegant themes that will not o > read more

Animated Zoom With Caption Effect For Pictures On Blogger

05/13/2014 08:37:00 AM

OK we all love image effects and we love them even more when they can be achieved using just CSS with no need for Javascripts.This effect not only added a neat slide out caption to your pictures but also the image will darken and zoom behind the capt > read more

How To Embed A Facebook Status On Your Blog

04/30/2014 10:28:00 AM

In November last year I showed you How To Embed Tweets In Your Blog Posts followed in March this year with How To Embed Instagram Photos on your Blog Posts.In this post I will follow up with Embedding Facebook Status in your blog.Similar to Twitter a > read more

How To Change The Comment Font Face And Color On Blogger

04/28/2014 07:56:00 AM

As usual the inspiration behind this post is from a blog I was working on.I was actually finished the job when the blog got it's first comment (Always Exciting) it was only then we realised the comment font color clashed with the background color > read more

The Complete Blogger’s Guide to Hashtags

04/24/2014 13:33:00 PM

Guest Post - Our host is Adrienne Erin who explains Hashtags and their importance in blogging.See How To Become a guest author on Spice Up Your Blog. In today’s world, hashtags are everywhere. They abound on the Internet. People use hashtags when > read more

20 Best Free And Premium WordPress Slider Plugins

04/13/2014 10:03:00 AM

Today I want to list some of the best slider plugins for Wordpress blogs.Most Bloggers want to use a slider be it a Featured posts slider or just a neat slideshow of your pictures or Carousel.Originally I wanted to list 20 free slider plugins but to > read more

Embed Google Maps Get Directions Form To Your Blog

04/07/2014 08:19:00 AM

While working on a blog recently the client who used the blog to promote their business wanted to provide the address of the business on the blog.As I would always try to do I went one better, so as well as just provide the address I embedded a form > read more

How To Add Google Analytics To Blogger

04/01/2014 16:18:00 PM

Google Analytics is the most popular and in-dept service for tracking your blogs stats.Google Analytics is available for all blog platforms and websites but as it is a Google service like Blogger it's extra easy for Blogger users.In fact Analytic > read more

Allow Mobile Touch Screen Pinch To Zoom On Your Blogger Blog

03/18/2014 15:57:00 PM

I had just finished a design job on a Blogger blog when we came across a problem I had not encountered before.While checking how the blog looked on mobile devices such as the iPad, I found I could not use Pinch To Zoom.I'm sure you will all have > read more

Surprising Blogging Advice No One Ever Tells You

03/14/2014 08:48:00 AM

Guest Post - Our host is Kim Yuhl, Kim uses her experience as a blogger to share some fresh blogging advice.See How To Become a guest author on Spice Up Your Blog. When I first started blogging, I thought to myself "if she can do it then so can I" w > read more

Automatically Post Your YouTube Videos On Wordpress And Blogger

03/10/2014 20:28:00 PM

I know many bloggers have YouTube channels and like to post their YouTube videos on their blog.So in this post I will show you how can automatically post YouTube videos on your blog.Using IFTTT I have created two recipes to do just that, auto post an > read more

Top 20 Best Premium Blogger Templates

03/06/2014 16:02:00 PM

We have created some fantastic lists of Free Blogger Templates, indeed they are some of the most viewed posts on the entire site.But what about Premium Blogger Templates, templates that require a fee ? For a long time I never even considered listing > read more

How To Automatically Hide Spam Links In Blogger Comments

03/04/2014 20:02:00 PM

Comment spam is a major issue for all bloggers.We all love comments and they can be the life blood of a blog but spam can be hard to control.Even comments that look OK can contain spam links, especially on Blogger were when moderating comments you ca > read more

How To Embed Instagram Photos On Your Blog

03/01/2014 15:57:00 PM

Instagram has grown beyond recognition since it's launch in 2010 as a photo sharing social network.But what can Bloggers get from Instagram ? In this post I want to show you how you can easily embed photos from instagram in your blog posts.This i > read more

How To Stop Sites From Opening Your Blog In A Frame

02/27/2014 19:58:00 PM

OK this is another post that comes from a readers question.They said "I use Networked Blogs to auto share my posts on Facebook but when you click the link on Facebook it shows the page with a bar at the top and a different URL".This is in fact called > read more

Giveaway: Win Premium Wordpress Themes From ThemeFuse

02/22/2014 07:28:00 AM

We have the greatest readers on the Internet and now we want to show you some appreciation by sharing three premium WordPress themes with you! If you are in need of a new WordPress theme and want one that is impressive and professional, you need to > read more

How To Change The Blogger Navbar To A Slide Out Effect

02/18/2014 18:49:00 PM

One of the first ever posts on this blog was How To Remove the Blogger Navbar (Indeed it was September 2009).Since then we have been given the option to remove it without the need for code.But many bloggers like the navbar so we looked to styling rat > read more

How To Put Your Blogger Labels And Archive Within A Scroll Box

02/18/2014 07:07:00 AM

On a blog I am currently doing design work on I we had a problem with the size or length of both the blog archive and labels gadgets.The blog has being going for a number of years posting daily so the archive is huge and the author has about 100 labe > read more

11 Reasons Why Your Blog May Be Doomed To Fail

02/17/2014 05:12:00 AM

Guest Post - Our host is Marc Andre, Marc uses his personal experience to list 11 reasons why so many blogs fail.See How To Become a guest author on Spice Up Your Blog. Blogging has been a critical part of my business and income for the past 5+ year > read more

Forget About Links - Get Your Blog Square With The Social Gods in 2014

02/10/2014 16:56:00 PM

Guest Post - Our host is Anna Johnson, Anna is taking a fresh look at blog back links, Social Media and Guest posting in SEO for 2014..See How To Become a guest author on Spice Up Your Blog. For years, link building has ruled the online universe. Ev > read more

Two Metro Style Subscribe And Follow Widgets For Blogger

02/07/2014 08:29:00 AM

Last month we published 35 Wordpress Plugins for 2014, a collection of plugins we thought would be the most popular this year.In that list you will find one plugin I really liked, the Metro Style Social Widget.The plugin displays a block of metro soc > read more

8 Awesome Photoshop Alternatives From Personal Experience

02/01/2014 15:25:00 PM

Guest Post - Our host is Abdul Sattar, Abdul is looking through the best photo editing alternatives to photoshop.See How To Become a guest author on Spice Up Your Blog. Anyone who uses a computer regularly sometimes needs to edit at least one pictur > read more

Add An Amazing Image Morph Effect To Post Images On Blogger

01/27/2014 15:18:00 PM

In the last post we had a CSS Zoom effect for images on your blog.Now we are continuing with image effects this time with something really awesome.This effect has a number of layers but as with all our tutorials it can be easily added to your blog ev > read more

Add CSS Auto Zoom Effect To Post Images On Blogger

01/22/2014 13:16:00 PM

OK over the next week or so I want to focus on some cool image effects for the images you use in your blog posts.Previously we have shown you some basic effects you can add to images on your blog.But with the advancement of CSS we can now use better > read more

Add Social Engagment Plugin Smart Layers To Blogger And Wordpress Blogs

01/15/2014 07:59:00 AM

In this post we will see how you can add the new smart layers social gadget to your Blog.Smart layers is a new innovation from AddThis that looks to combine all aspects of social engagement on your blog with just one piece of code.What Does It Do ? - > read more

How To Number Comments On Blogger With CSS

01/08/2014 06:07:00 AM

A few weeks back we published a post with An Elegant New Comment Theme For Blogger Blogs called Blue Ice.One of the neat features of that comment theme was the comments were numbered with counter increment.If the full theme was not to your liking but > read more

Add Social Sharing Buttons To All Images On Blogger And Wordpress

12/30/2013 17:34:00 PM

Photos and images have become such an integral part of blogs with many thinking images are as important as the text.This does not just referr to Photography blogs but no matter what the subject of your blog; visitors respond to photos and other media > read more

Explore 10 Best Blog Footer Designs With Examples

12/26/2013 17:59:00 PM

Guest Post - Our host is David Meyer, David is looking at the oft-times forgotten footer section of blogs with examples of how you can utilize your blogs footer.See How To Become a guest author on Spice Up Your Blog. The footer is widgetized area of > read more

Blogging Trends and Predictions for 2014

12/24/2013 12:01:00 PM

Guest Post - Our host is Bernadette Silver, we are all excited going into a new year of blogging but what can we look forward to in 2014 ? Bernadette gives us her predictions for the next 12 months.See How To Become a guest author on Spice Up Your Bl > read more

Blue Ice - An Elegant New Comment Theme For Blogger Blogs

12/21/2013 11:51:00 AM

Guest Post - Our host is Suryakant Sao, who has a brand new comment system for blogger users with a fantastic look, numbered comment system and highlighted author comments.See How To Become a guest author on Spice Up Your Blog. Hey! Friends this is > read more

5 Top Reasons Every Blog Needs A Podcast

12/20/2013 18:25:00 PM

Guest Post - Our host is Mans Denton, Mans runs throught why he thinks all bloggers should take advantage of Podcasts.See How To Become a guest author on Spice Up Your Blog. With the advances in speed and capabilities of modern audio recording techn > read more

35 Must Have Free WordPress Plugins For 2014

12/18/2013 10:32:00 AM

As we head into 2014 it's time to look at some of the awesome new Wordpress Plugins bloggers will be using throughout the year.The selection of Plugins in the Wordpress Directory is staggering with almost 30,000 Plugins available and at last coun > read more

14 Ways to Get the Most Out of Live Blogging from an Event

12/16/2013 16:28:00 PM

Guest Post - Our host is Miles Young, Live blogging has become popular over the last few years in this post Miles runs through the best practices for live blogging.See How To Become a guest author on Spice Up Your Blog. If you're a blogger and p > read more

Add Flashing Christmas Lights To Blogger Blogs

12/14/2013 18:05:00 PM

In the last post we gave you a new snow fall effect for your blog, keeping up the Christmas theme now you can also add some flashing lights.Yes in this post we have a tutorial on adding colored lights across the top of your blog.Best of all you can a > read more

Brand New Snow Fall Effect For Blogger This Christmas

12/12/2013 17:44:00 PM

Looking back through the archive I think we have released a different snow fall effect every Christmas so why break from tradition.However I didn't want to write a new effect just for the sake of it I wanted it to be better than all the others an > read more

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