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How to blog on a (very small) budget (Part 3 – Marketing your blog)

How to blog on a (very small) budget (Part 3 – Marketing your blog)
19 Jan 2009

Blogging, Promote your blog In the first two parts of this mini-series, we have looked at various methods of saving money while building an effective and professional blog. First we looked at money saving tactics for general hosting and domain names, then in Part 2, we presented some ideas for hosting images and scripts on cheap (often free) and reliable servers to reduce bandwidth and hosting costs for our own sites. For this final part of the budget blogging series, ...

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How to blog on a (very small) budget (Part 2-Images and Scripts)

How to blog on a (very small) budget (Part 2-Images and Scripts)
12 Jan 2009

Blogging In the first part of this mini-series, I introduced the concept of saving money while blogging. As many of you will understand, there are running costs associated with running a blog: domain names and hosting costs are among the primary expenses we need to account for as bloggers. Furthermore, marketing and effective advertising can cost a small fortune if not performed effectively. Following on from last week’s article, this week I will ...

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How to blog on a (very small) budget (Part 1)

How to blog on a (very small) budget (Part 1)
05 Jan 2009

Blogging, Domain Names & Hosting, Search Engine Optimisation It seems that “saving money” is the gossip subject of recent times. All over the world, the news tells us of recession, companies going into administration and massive cuts in jobs. Most of us are tightening the belt and keeping a close eye on our wallets, saving money and reducing spending wherever possible. And a great deal more people it seems are looking to the internet in the hope of earning an extra income. While there are ...

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Blogger in 2008 and Beyond…

Blogger in 2008 and Beyond…
29 Dec 2008

Blogger 2008 could easily be seen as the year in which Google’s influence became truly apparent for the Blogger platform. In these past twelve months we have seen Google features become well integrated into this free blogging platform, making it a true “Google” product and incorporating features which both new and seasoned bloggers alike have found both useful and functional for their daily posting needs. In this post, I’ll offer ...

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8 Free Festive Blogger Templates

8 Free Festive Blogger Templates
15 Dec 2008

Blogger As Christmas is less than one week away, many bloggers are searching for festive themed templates to add a little holiday spirit to their blogs. Here are 8 free festive themed templates for the Blogger platform which you can download for free!

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Change the “Subscribe to posts/comments” link in your Blogger template

Change the “Subscribe to posts/comments” link in your Blogger template
08 Dec 2008

Blogger In most Blogger templates, you will see a link beneath the main posts section which says “Subscribe to posts (Atom)” or “Subscribe to post comments (Atom)”, depending on the type of page you are viewing. This basic link is intended to encourage visitors to subscribe to one of your blog’s feeds after reading your blog posts. However, with a little manipulation we can make this link become a much more useful and ...

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The Festive Toolbox: decorate your blog for Christmas!

The Festive Toolbox: decorate your blog for Christmas!
01 Dec 2008

Design & Coding As Christmas approaches, many bloggers choose to decorate not only their homes but their websites in anticipation of the festive season. From decorative blog templates to simple icons and snow effects, there are many ways our blogs can generate some festive spirit. In this post, I’ll share some of the best resources and methods I have found which you can use to enhance your blog design to celebrate Christmas with your readers. Christmas ...

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