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Magazine Pro – A Great WordPress Theme for Beginner Bloggers

The Magazine Pro WordPress theme is a great choice for beginner bloggers – this is why. Yesterday I told you about 6 WordPress themes that are specifically optimized for Gutenberg (aka the new block builder WordPress editor). One of those themes is the Magazine Pro theme from StudioPress. I have always liked the Magazine Pro …

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How to Use PicMonkey to Create Blog Images

Creating great blog post images to share on social media is time-consuming. But if you know how to use PicMonkey the process will be a lot easier. These days – every blog post that you write needs to have images in lots of different sizes for sharing on sites like Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. This …

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The Grammarly Referral Program is Gone BUT There Is Still A Way To Earn

Grammarly is a very popular service amongst writers and bloggers. Unfortunately, the Grammarly referral program no longer exists. But there is good news – there is a way that you can still earn money by recommending Grammarly. If you are a Grammarly fan, you can still earn money for recommending Grammarly to your friends simply …

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120 Blog Post Ideas โ€“ Get this Free MEGA List

Get this MEGA list of 120 Blog Post ideas for FREE – never struggle with writer’s block again! Tackle the problem of coming up with blog content head on. Have you ever run out of ideas for blog content? It’s a constant battle for me. Some days I am overflowing with possibilities. And other days …

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How to Promote Amazon Prime Day on Your Blog

It is always a challenge to promote Amazon Prime Day on your blog. There are SO MANY great deals that you will be tempted to share it all. But sharing everything is not effective. Use these focused strategies instead. Amazon Prime Day is a perfect time to help your blog readers start their holiday shopping …

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2021 PicMonkey Pricing Guide

You probably already know that PicMonkey is one of my favorite photo editors. I use it to create website graphics all the time. Over the years the PicMonkey pricing and plans have evolved. Here is how it looks for 2021. How PicMonkey Has Changed Over Time Today’s PicMonkey looks nothing like the one from days of old. Recently they totally …

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Mailerlite Review – A Great Email Service Provider for Bloggers

When it comes to email service providers, you have lots of choices. Of all the ones that I have tried, I like the features in Mailerlite the best, especially for new bloggers. You probably have heard that you NEED to start building an email list for your blog right from day 1. And to build …

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10 Reasons Why Self Hosted WordPress Is NOT Right For You

At the risk of being controversial, I feel that self hosted WordPress is NOT the right platform for everyone. If you are wondering if it is right for you – here are important things you need to know before you start a blog. Self hosted WordPress is known for it’s flexibility and power. It started …

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Use a Custom Email Signature With Photo To Advertise Your Blog

One great way to get exposure for your new blog is to add a custom email signature with photo at the end of every email that you write. This is how to do it and what you should include. Every single email that you send is an opportunity to give people information about you and …

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Why You are Not Comfortable on Camera and What You Can Do About It

As a blogger, you need to get comfortable on camera. Video is here to stay. This is how to get rid of your fear of doing video once and for all. Maybe you started blogging because you like to write. I know, you are laughing. Blogging has not been about just writing for a really long …

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How to Build Strategic Partnerships With Other Bloggers

One of the best things you can do to grow your blog is to build strategic partnerships with other bloggers. But how do you find other bloggers to partner up with? Here are some ideas. What is a Strategic Partner? When it comes to blogging, a strategic partner can be someone who is your niche. …

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Why You NEED An Email Marketing Service for Your Blog

When you start a blog, one of the first things you NEED to do is sign up with an email marketing service provider. I know it might seem weird – because your blog is new and you don’t really have anything to email people about yet. But collecting email addresses and developing a good email …

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Digital Color Meter – A FREE Mac Color Picker That You Already Own

Looking for a FREE Mac color picker app to help you with your blog design? Look no further than Digital Color Meter. It comes already installed on your Apple computer! This is how you use it. Finding hex codes from images is an important part of creating: a beautiful blog, eye popping social images, and …

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How to Install a WordPress Plugin

This is how to install a WordPress plugin on your blog. The process is very simple and generally, you can do it right from your WordPress dashboard. Note that these instructions apply to self-hosted WordPress (not WordPress.com). No matter where your site is hosted (I use BigScoots – this is why) or what theme you have …

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