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post #101 of 113
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I think I'm confused..but I'm ok without ads so far.
Me too... :
post #102 of 113
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Originally Posted by snowbunny View Post
If you're using wordpress.org you can place whatever you want on your blog. There's not restrictions because you really own your blog which is not true of either blogger.com or wordpress.com. If you're placing your own ad on your blog, your only cost would be the ad service you contract through and you could probably even ditch that service because coding an ad is very, very easy.
I think I was misunderstanding a sentence I read in the TOS. I went back and reread and it looks like it's OK for me to put the call button in the blog, now I just need to figure out how to do it.
post #103 of 113
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Originally Posted by allgirls View Post
I think I'm confused..but I'm ok without ads so far.
LOL! I'm a big fan of "if what you are doing is working for you don't change it". If Blogger is doing everything you want it to, then that's perfect and no need for you to worry about technobabble.
post #104 of 113
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LOL! I'm a big fan of "if what you are doing is working for you don't change it". If Blogger is doing everything you want it to, then that's perfect and no need for you to worry about technobabble.

Yes..and I have you for technobabble anyway so when I'm ready I'll go "oh Aoife, helpy please"
post #105 of 113
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Originally Posted by dearmama22 View Post
I like your blog look! How did you get it to look like that?!

Your post are great- good pictures and writing. Nice work!
Sorry for not responding sooner! But thanks! I got my theme from Wordpress.org. Just had to download from their site and upload it to mine. I had to have someone fix some stuff with it but I like it too. Still working on a good header though. Hopefully I'll have it within a week.
post #106 of 113
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Sorry for not responding sooner! But thanks! I got my theme from Wordpress.org. Just had to download from their site and upload it to mine. I had to have someone fix some stuff with it but I like it too. Still working on a good header though. Hopefully I'll have it within a week.
oh thank you!
speaking of headers how can i make a custom one with out photoshop?
post #107 of 113
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Originally Posted by counterGOPI View Post
oh thank you!
speaking of headers how can i make a custom one with out photoshop?
Hmm, IrfanView is a free photo editting software. It's capabilities are limited of course. There is also Picknik.com that has some cool photo effects. Perhaps between the two? Or you can get Photoshop Elements for pretty cheap. But it's limited too (not as much as IrfanView though).
post #108 of 113
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oh thank you!
speaking of headers how can i make a custom one with out photoshop?
You can also download Gimp for free. I use it. It's like Photoshop without the big pricetag.
post #109 of 113
I really like paint.net. I tried GIMP once and it was just beyond me. But paint.net is awesome. Split Decisionz has a great tutorial for creating headers.
post #110 of 113
Just throwing this out there - if you add your blog to alphainventions.com , you will get a hundreds of views within hours. Although, I don't think it's' actually clicks on your blog, but rather pops of your blog on their site. Still, better than nothing.
post #111 of 113
Putting my blog in my sig here has gotten me a bunch of hits!

I think good writing keeps people coming back more than any catchy gimmick though. I figure I'll get as many viewers as I get, depending if my writing is any good! (How was that for a twisted sentence??) I mostly blog in order to practice writing and to chronicle the amazing universe-altering doings of my toddlers anyway.
post #112 of 113
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I'm getting excited!

I started to blog daily this week and I did see a huge increase in visitors, both new and return

One day I let go of the momentum and my hits suffered, so I see the need for daily blogging, if only a 'shout-out' to your readers

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post #113 of 113
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oh, and I broke down and started writing about sex - that brought in some new visits

I'm going to run a give-a-way soon with something from my favorite green site...we'll see how that goes. I'd like to do a contest, but I'm not sure what to do still...
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