May 2015 archive

creating a stylish blog

Creating a Stylish Blog

Content is King, so does it even matter what your blog looks like?  YES!  In this competitive world of blogging, having a stylish blog really DOES matter. Why is it important how your blog looks? Readability– If your text is too small, you use a difficult to read font, have poor layout or a cluttered side bar […] Read more…

wordpress vs blogger

WordPress vs Blogger?

Although there are a few different blogging platforms Wordpress and Blogger are the two most commonly used. All of the Live. Love. Blog Editors use WordPress for their own blogs and this blog is also on WordPress.  It is easy to use and offers lots of possiblilties to the user, you can also customise your blog with […] Read more…

SEO for Bloggers

SEO for Bloggers

If you’re looking to increase traffic to your blog, you need to become familiar with SEO and how it helps people know your blog exists. SEO stands for Search Engine Optimisation.  In order for someone to find your blog post, you need to have told the search engine they’re using what the post is about.  That way, it […] Read more…

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A Year As A Blogger

Katy reflects on her first year as a blogger. One year ago I bought a domain and wrote my very first post.  If I am totally honest I didn’t have a clue how blogging worked, what was involved and how much I would fall in love with everything about it.  A friend had told me […] Read more…

WordPress plugins to start using now

WordPress Plugins to start using now

WordPress Plugins are something of a small miracle for bloggers.  When you need to find a way to do something quicker, better, faster, chances are there is a plugin that will help.  Sometimes searching for the right one can take a while so here’s a list of WordPress plugins that we think make life just […] Read more…

PicMonkey

PicMonkey: 8 ways to improve your images

PicMonkey is a great tool you can use in every blog post to make your pictures really stand out.  It’s easy to use but here are a few tricks to make your images make even more of an impact. Deleting things from photos Select the Clone tool (last option in the Effects menu) under Advanced Choose an […] Read more…

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How To Backup Your Blog

Do you love your blog?  We love ours.  We all work very hard on our space online and it holds special memories for us.  Important family events all marked on our blogs with special pictures and heartfelt sentiment. How would you feel if it was taken away from you?  Someone could hack your blog or […] Read more…

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How To Avoid A Brute Force Attack

You may or may not know what a brute force attack is.  What you do need to know, however, is how to avoid falling victim of one. A brute force attack is when someone hacks into your account, makes changes to your content or maybe even deletes everything!  Can you imagine how traumatic it would be to lose your […] Read more…

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Follow vs Nofollow Links

If you blog just for you and you never intend to work with brands or make money from your blog, then this distinction may never need to bother you. If you intend to undertake reviews and maybe even earn from your blog, then you need to know the difference between ‘follow’ and ‘nofollow’ links.  Google may […] Read more…