Sunday, October 28, 2007

What If You Don't Like The Template Choices That Blogger Has?

If you don't care for any of Blogger's own template choices then there are many websites that have other premade blog layouts specifically for However I should warn you that before you put a new/different template as your new blog layout - MAKE SURE YOU MAKE A BACKUP OF YOUR ORIGINAL BLOG LAYOUT! This is most important in case the blog layout that you chose "doesn't work out".

Most of these other templates involve a simple "copy and paste" method to them - which means that you are going to have to delete your template and paste the new template in. Again I should warn you that you should make a backup copy of your original template - just in case.

As far as that "blank space" on the side of your blog is concerned.....then there may come a time when you will find something interesting that you will want to add to the side of your blog - that is what that "blank space" is for.

As you can see from my own blog (and on other peoples' blogs as well) there are a lot of other things that you can add on the side of your blog that others (and yourself) might find quite interesting and useful.

There are a lot of widgets that are freely available online. Widges are pieces of information that one can add to the side of their blog (or website). Most of them involve you simply copying and pasting their code.

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Monday, October 22, 2007



This is the dreaded error code that I got when I tried to upload an image to my blog!

There doesn't seem to be a "set" definition as to why this kind of error occurs when I try to upload an image to my blog. This blog error has been happening the last few times that I have tried to upload an image to my blog. Usually I just forget about and subsequently in a few days I'm able to upload the image(s).

Blogger says:

We are aware of this problem and currently working on a fix.

October 24, 2007 - Well it took two days but I was able to upload an image to one of my blogs today. This is quite indicative of this kind of error problem that blogger has in regards to being able to upload an image.

Although there is no specific definition of this kind of error code, my advice would be for you to save a copy of the image that you want to upload to your blog and then just wait until you can be able to upload it - which should only take a few days - when the problem of being able to upload it isn't a problem anymore.

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Wednesday, October 17, 2007

How Can I Make My Blog More Appealing To Advertisers?

i decided to make a blog and know it will take awhile before people look at it enough for advertisers to want to advertise on it, but what will i need to do to get advertisers interested at that time? thank you so much!

Well first of all your blog should have a theme or cater to a niche market. Just take something that you are passionate about and start blogging about it. One thing that I do want to say is that if you are looking for advertisers for your blog then it is best not to make your blog a general-type of blog because then your audience may be too general and therefore it won't appeal to advertisers.

If you sign up for Adsense then you will already have the advertisers because the ads will already be appearing on your blog without you having to go out and get the advertisers for yourself. You can read more about Adsense on my Adsense Consultant Blog

The more popular that your blog becomes the more it will appeal to advertisers. Let's take the example of Perez Hilton. He started a celebrity gossip blog that got so popular that he started charging advertisers $6,000 a week to advertise on his blog and if you take a look at his blog you will see that he has plenty of advertisers. Perez Hilton is a good example to use because I don't believe that he did much advertising for his blog. He just kept posting to his blog and it became very popular! Now he has his own TV show!

So decide on a subject matter for your blog - something that you are passionate about. Continue to post to your blog. After you have added a few posts to your blog then sign up for the Adsense program so that you will be able to start making money with your blog right away.

Work on bringing more traffic to your blog (but also continue to post to your blog).

The more traffic that you have - the more your site will appeal to advertisers.

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Tuesday, October 16, 2007

This Is Just My Own Personal Preference But....

I'm not too fond of blogs that have a partial post and you have to "click to read more". Now mind you this is just me. It does seem to be something that a lot of bloggers are fond of and a lot of other bloggers would like to know how to be able to customize their blog so that they can have the same kind of option. But not me.

It's just a matter of personal choice really. I like to see the whole blog post without having to click to go to another link. All of my blogs have my full blog post on one page.

But how do you feel about it?

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Monday, October 15, 2007

Blogger Will Be Down Today For Maintenance


October 15, 2007


will be



at 4:00PM PDT

for about

10 minutes

for maintenance.

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Friday, October 5, 2007

It Has Come To Hit Me! - I Am A Professional Blogger!

You know how I came to this conclusion? I now have to pay taxes on my blogging income!

This occurred to me tonight as I was filing out one of my local tax forms! This gave me the chance to look at my blogging income which is mainly coming from my Adsense iincome for this past quarter tax season.

It is a bummer having to report this income but I have to because once you make a certain amount from Adsense they have to report that income - which means I have to report that income too. (And if you too are an adsense publisher and you make over a certain amount of adsense money they you have to report it too!) By the way this is one of the reasons why you have to give adsense your tax ID #!

But it is also a great feeling to know that I am earning an income from actually blogging. So many people think that it can't be done and I know that it can! As a matter of fact I was reading a blog by someone who makes over $5,000 a month just from their adsense income alone! (You can vote on my How Much Money Do You Make Monthly With Adsense Poll and see the results of the others that have also voted in the poll.)

Now back to this "tax" thing and blogging. Actually I had to start reporting my blogging income at the beginning of the year when it became obvious to me that I was making enough that it had to be reported. Now I have to think about deductions! And there are quite a few deductions that I will be able to take! For instance I can deduct my Internet access fees, my ISP fees, and there are a whole host of others! If I can declare my own home office deductions then I can deduct even more expense - including part of my household expenses!

I haven't figured all of this out yet because this will be the first time that I have had to declare myself as a professional blogger. Now while I have until April of next year to get everything straightened out I want it to be straightened out well before then. So I'll report back as I progress with this "tax" thing and actually being a professional blogger!

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