The background of a blog is incredibly important. A design, photo, or color can make or break the look of your site. You want it to highlight your content, and not detract from it. Of course, everyone likes free right? When choosing a background, remember that a design that looks “nice” on its own may be […]
So you’ve decided to set up your own blog. You’ve ruled out WordPress.com (because you want to monetize) and Blogger seems too simplistic. You are taking that giant leap of faith into the unknown of self-hosted blogging with your time and your money. So what is step one? First things first- you need a host. […]
Whether you have written 600 posts or you are just beginning the blogging journey, every blogger needs a bucket list. A list of manageable goals and outrageous dreams. A list of things you want to do even if it seems impossible. Here are 41 ideas to get your list started. Pimp out your theme with […]
Congratulations. You are the proud owner of a URL custom domain and server. Now it is time to get cracking! If you listened to my sage advice and signed up with WebHosting Hub, you can follow the instructions below. For each different host, it is going to be a little bit different. Some hosts will […]
When you first set up Wordpress, it’s tempting to install tons of plugins. Resist the urge! Start with the most basic plugins, and only add as you need. Plugins are great, but they can cause all kinds of problems too.