Sunday, January 25, 2015

Tips To Get Started In Blogging


If you're new to the world of blogging, it seems like the learning process never ends. Well, it's true - there's always something new to learn or explore to improve your blogging skills.

One of the best ways to become a better blogger is to learn from those who have done it successfully. In other words, do your homework.



Great example - I found an article this morning that offers tips on getting started in social media and blogging, and (of course) I wanted to pass it along.

Ashley Massis (writing for Huffington Post) has put together a handy list of items to build a good foundation in your blogging.

Ashley offers advice on things such as choosing a blogging platform, building a reputation, and other helpful hints.

Check out the article via the link below and let me know if you have any other tips.

A Beginner's Guide to Social Media, Blogging, and Branding | Ashley Massis

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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Here's The List Of Most Commonly Hacked Passwords


Just wanted to pass along this important internet security news in case you missed it.

The data management company - SplashData - released the 25 most insecure passwords on Tuesday (1-20-15). SplashData advises that passwords should be at least eight digits, and you should use several types of characters, such as letters, numbers, and symbols.

It's also a good idea to use use different combinations of usernames and passwords for different websites.

Thanks to for the heads up.
Is one of your passwords on the list below? If so, change it, like, now.
  1. 123456 
  2. password  
  3. 12345 
  4. 12345678  
  5. qwerty 
  6. 1234567890 
  7. 1234 
  8. baseball 
  9. dragon 
  10. football 
  11. 1234567 
  12. monkey 
  13. letmein 
  14. abc123 
  15. 111111 
  16. mustang 
  17. access 
  18. shadow 
  19. master  
  20. michael 
  21. superman 
  22. 696969 
  23. 123123  
  24. batman  
  25. trustno1

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Sunday, January 18, 2015

Blogger Announces New Custom Domain Feature

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Are you looking to give your blog a custom domain? If so, you'll be interested in this news.

In case you missed it - +Blogger now makes it easy to give your blog a custom domain. You can go directly to Google Domains to see how it works, or check out the link below for the official announcement from Blogger.

Have you used Google Domains?

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Friday, January 16, 2015

How To Use Blogger Template Designer

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Need some advice on using the Template Designer on your Blogger blog?

A lot of people don't realize there are tons of ways to customize your Blogger blog. You can adjust many different parts of your blog with a few fast and easy changes.

Customize Your Blogger Blog

Blogging expert Ro Little - at - offers some blog design tips and tricks in the video below. This video is a handy tutorial for making your blog unique and eye-catching.

Check out Ro's video below and let me know if you have any other tips to pass along.


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Thursday, January 15, 2015

How To Choose The Right Image Size For Your Social Media Accounts


At least once a week I have to update or change an image on one of my social media accounts, and it can be hassle trying to remember the size specifications. I mean, if you have accounts on platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, keeping track of the size requirements for headers, profile pics, and other types of images is daunting.

What size image do I need?

What with the ever-changing designs of social media sites, it helps to have a handy guide to refer to when it's time to change a photo.

Fortunately, the handy template below - 2015 Social Media Image Sizes Guide - is here to help the next time we ask  - What size is my Twitter header image supposed to be? - or - What size photo do I need for my Google+ profile page?

Check out the social media infographic below and let me know what you think.

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2015 Social Media Image Size Guide

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