Which is better to use for your blog: WordPress or Blogger? That’s the first questions many beginning bloggers ask. For those that choose WordPress (the majority of bloggers), the next question is: Should you use or And what is the difference? In this article, I’ll try to answer these questions as well as others you may have the best I can. So, let’s take a look at Blogger vs WordPress. What is Blogger? Blogger is one of the oldest blogging platforms and is now owned by Google. With Blogger, you sign up for an account (or use your existing Google account) and youRead More →


Although your content is the most important part of your blog, you shouldn’t overlook the design of your website as well. Having a great looking website not only looks more professional, but it can also attract more readers. For WordPress blogs, it starts with choosing your website theme. One of the great things about using WordPress is that you have a ton of free website themes you can access from the repository. When you initially install WordPress, or have it installed for you by your web host, you’ll get the default WordPress theme. You definitely want to change to a new theme to giveRead More →


When you’re starting a blog, the first thing you have to consider is what you’re going to write about. Usually, the best advice is to choose a niche that you’re passionate about. That way, you’ll not only be more motivated to write, but it’ll also be much easier to come up with topics for your blog posts. However, if you want your blog to be a source of income, you need to put a little more thought into it. In this article about Choosing your Niche and Blogging for Money, I’ll go over what you need to consider when selecting a niche, what niches makeRead More →


While you can use online community sites such as Blogger or for your blog, I recommend you use a self-hosted website. When you want to use the software from for your blog, you need to purchase your own web hosting. There are tons of web hosting companies for you to choose from. Because WordPress is by far the most popular blogging platform on the web, this article focuses heavily on WordPress friendly features. So without further delay, here are my Top 10 Tips for Choosing Web Hosting for Your Blog. 1. Spend Less Time Installing Software Manually installing WordPress (or any otherRead More →


Keeping your readers attention and keeping your visitors on your website should be one of your primary goals. While your main focus should be on creating awesome compelling content in your blog posts, you can also use sidebar widgets to entertain and inform your audience. Here are 10 Best Sidebar Widgets for your blog you should consider implementing. Polls and Surveys Polls and surveys are a great way to get your readers engaged and interested in your website. They can also help you gain insight into what your audience is interested in and really cares about—which you can then use in your writing. WordPress bloggersRead More →

Blogging Calendar

All serious bloggers use some type of editorial calendar. And, there are some good reasons why you should too if you aren’t already using one. Using an editorial calendar for your blog will not only help you with scheduling upcoming posts, but it can also help you track what you’ve written about in the past, spark ideas for new blog posts in the future, and maybe most importantly, keep you motivated to come up with new content for your blog. There are many online tools available for editorial scheduling, but your calendar doesn’t have to be anything fancy. In fact, for many years I’ve simplyRead More →

How to Monetize Your Blog

Once you’ve got your blog established you may want to start earning some income from your website. While you may not get rich (at least not right away), it’s very easy to incorporate some income streams into your blog. The two primary ways of making money with your blog are through advertising and affiliate marketing. Both of these methods have their advantages and disadvantages. Adsense or Affiliate? The easiest way of implementing ads into your site is through Google Adsense. You just need to sign up with Google and include the Adsense code in your blog. They’ll take care of having the most pertinent adsRead More →

Effectively Using Images In Your Blog

If you have your own blog, you’re probably constantly looking for ways to improve it, from the content and format to the layout. And, if you’re like most bloggers, you probably go over these things obsessively, trying to make your blog the most appealing to your readership. And there’s a good reason for all your hard work. After all, if your blog isn’t engaging to your readers, they’ll leave. It’s just that simple. One way to increase the attractiveness and effectiveness of your blog is to use images and multimedia. This will break up the monotony of your blog, giving your audience something new andRead More →

Business Blogs

If you have a business and want to grow your client base or if you just want to improve your PR, starting a blog is a great place to begin. Having a blog for your business will help you prove your expertise, provide news and updates, connect with potential customers, and provides a free marketing tool. The only problem is, to reap all these benefits, you actually have to start a blog. If you’re unsure of where to start in creating a blog for your business, follow the steps below. 1. Know Your Goals and Purpose It’s easy to buy a WordPress theme and justRead More →

Blog Headlines

First impressions mean everything. While this is often applied to people, businesses, or places, the same can be said about websites and blogs. For these, headlines are the first impressions. And, to have a successful blog, these headlines need to make a good first impression. Having headlines that resonate with an audience is the best way to attract more readers. Here are a few tips on how to write headlines that attract more readers. Headlines won’t be able to include every single tip here, but combining one or two will vastly improve the quality of headlines. 1. Know the Target Audience This is a bigRead More →