We are so excited to present the Mother Load Mother's Day Giveaway Event where ONE mom will take home the whole shabang!
RULES: This contest is open to US residents ONLY. Must be 18 or older to win with a paypal account to claim cash…Continue
Added by Emily Murray on May 3, 2012 at 7:30am — No Comments
My name is Dawn, and my blog is Dawns Delights.
I am a military wife living in Utah with my Husband of 8 years, 4 kids, 1 dog and 3 cats. I am a volunteer genealogist, volunteer photographer…
As some of you may have noticed last week opened up the feature of allowing members to upload images to the community! Throughout the last week we have added a few new features to uploading images that are quite exciting: the ability to upload images from your Flickr account, the ability to edit your images, the ability to embed your slideshow on your blog, and more! So we would like to do a quick overview of how to upload, edit, and store images here on BSN as well as go…Continue
Added by Emily Murray on October 11, 2011 at 12:18pm — No Comments
Last week we added the feature of uploading images to your blog and so this week we want to share how you can create albums and share the slideshows for those albums on your own personal blogs!
Uploading images to the community is simple and can be done in 2 ways either from your member page or from the community drop down menu at the top of every page on the network- simply click "upload images". (…Continue
Added by Emily Murray on October 11, 2011 at 12:00pm — No Comments
Well, our weekly Blog Talk series has come to an end but not to worry we will continue to bring you all great blog tips and tutorials as often as possible. We are in the process of re-designing and re-constructing our Blog Talk page so that you can stay updated with the latest articles on blogging news, tips, tutorials, and discussions!
We hope that you have all learned a lot from the 10 week…Continue
Added by Emily Murray on October 4, 2011 at 4:30pm — No Comments
So you have decided to monetize your blog and start offering ad space or sponsorship spots on your blog but the question is: How much do I charge for ad space on my blog? Deciding how much to charge for ad space can be very tricky. Every blog is different, so every blog will charge different prices for ad space- but how do you determine what that price will be?
The truth is there is no set in stone price guideline to go by when it comes to how much you should charge for ad…Continue
There are many different ways to monetize your blog, one of the most common ways is to offer ad space or sponsorship spots on your blog. You can do this through an outside company that will charge a commission or you can do it yourself. This is a complete guide to offering ad space on your blog yourself at a flat rate.
The main thing you need to ask yourself before you get started is
Is your blog…Continue
Before even considering earning money from your blog you should spend your time growing your blog and building it up as much as you can, if you do not have a significant flow of traffic then you will likely fail at your early attempts to earn money from your blog. Advertisers need to know that your blog will bring them traffic and if your blog itself is not generating traffic then you have little to offer.To be successful at making money from your blog you need to…Continue
Many bloggers wonder how they can start earning money from their blogs. We see other bloggers who have ads, offer ad space and seem to be doing great in reference to monetizing their blogs so why not try it? The reality is earning money from your blog is not as simple as one may think and there are a few very important aspects every blogger should consider before adding the factor of advertising to their blog.
Here are a few key factors to consider before getting…Continue
I'm excited to announce our latest featured Blogaholic AO of Aobibliosphere™. AO has been a member for quite a while and an active member at that. Not only does he have a great book blog but also offers great blogging tips here on the network!
Tell us a little bit about yourself!
Hi! My friends, followers and…Continue
For seasoned bloggers blog hops/link ups are most likely second nature but for others who may be new to blogging blog hops may be uncharted territory leaving them with many questions. If you are unfamiliar with blog hops, they are basically a great way to meet other bloggers and gain followers.
Here are the basic Q&A's on blog hops:
1) What is a blog hop? A blog hop also called a link up is basically a widget, called a linky, that allows…Continue
There are many bloggers looking to gain followers on their new or established blogs. One of the most common questions of new bloggers is, "How can I gain more followers?". While the number of followers is not important to some, we understand wanting to grow your readership is important to many. Please note, if you are a new blogger gaining followers will not always equal gaining readers, the two are not always the same. For more information check out, "My Blog Numbers: Readers vs.…Continue
Adding images to your blog posts can make a huge impact. Pictures (for the most part) are inviting and they add fun and excitement to your posts. As both a blogger and a reader of blogs you are sure to know positive the impact of using images in your blog posts can be. It's even a great break once in a while to write…Continue
Over time as a blogger you may come to find that storing your blog images online rather than on your computer is a much easier and convenient way to keep track of your blog images and to keep them organized.
There are many benefits of storing your blog images online:
The world of social media has become increasingly popular over the last few years and for bloggers this comes with great benefits! Social media is a great resource for spreading the word about your blog, sharing your posts, and keeping connected with your followers!
If you are new to blogging you may not know the benefits so lets break them down:
Twitter: Twitter is a great way to stay connected with your followers while following others who…Continue
I am very excited (and honestly a little nervous) to announce the first ever Blogaholic Twitter Party! I must admit I know very little about Twitter parties but Multi-Testing Mommy is pretty much taking over and teaching me everything so she will be in charge and I will there as a co-host until I learn the ropes, she has been a total blessing.
It's going to be really short and sweet- perfect for newbies to…Continue
Added by Emily Murray on August 21, 2011 at 2:30pm — No Comments
A few weeks ago we discussed the importance of giving your blog a bit of style and starting to make it your own. In doing that and in growing your blog you may come to find out that a blogs have a lot of extra components: widgets, and badges, and buttons, and so much more. Things can get cluttered REALLY quick and there is nothing worse than an overly cluttered blog for 2 main reasons:
1) If readers can't find what they are looking for chances are they will…Continue
If I could only offer one piece of advice for organizing your blog it would be to use labels. Labels are by far a bloggers best kept secret for organization! I can't stress enough how helpful and beneficial labels can be to you and your blog! I know that some are unfamiliar with labels but they are extremely simple to use and only take a few extra seconds when posting.
Labels are a great way for readers to find what they are looking for but even better they can help you…Continue
Added by Emily Murray on August 15, 2011 at 10:30pm — No Comments
Many bloggers would like all of their images to be aligned and centered. Centered images do tend to look better overall as they are organized and give a clean cut look. centering your blog images is very easy and once you learn how to do it, it will take only a few seconds to center each image on your blog.
In order to center your blog images you need 2 things. First you need an image url and 2nd you need to know the code to center the image.
Both are very…Continue
Cosmo is looking for the best of the blogs – think you have what it takes?
The Cosmo Blog Awards 2011 have launched and nominations are now open until 31st August? The 2010 Awards saw more than 15,000 blogs nominated and they are expecting even more this year.
Bloggers can enter their own blog, or readers can enter their favourite blogs at:…Continue