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#91 of 113 Old 02-24-2009, 07:52 PM
 
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WP won't let me use it for commercial reasons, unless I want to pay $500 a month.

I don't think blogger has those restrictions.
it's true, I can't advertise anything on WP.

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Okay, I'm out.
Maybe tags are only for WordPress?
Or maybe someone with Blogger can try to help you figure it out?

At the end of each post, put in some "lables" for your post and, if you just use a few, this will be the "categories" as on wordpress...blogger is easier, IMO. And then you just add the gadget "Lables" and it'll list them as wordpress does...then, when someone clicks on one of your 'lables', it'll list all the posts that you have labled with that lable...aka, categories...you can call it anything you like - check out my blog and see what I mean. It's on the Right hand side
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WP won't let me use it for commercial reasons, unless I want to pay $500 a month.

I don't think blogger has those restrictions.
That's true for a blog at yourblog.wordpress.com, but you can get the software at wordpress.org and selfhost or have it hosted (yourblog.com) elsewhere for $5-$100/month and do ads if you like.
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That's true for a blog at yourblog.wordpress.com, but you can get the software at wordpress.org and selfhost or have it hosted (yourblog.com) elsewhere for $5-$100/month and do ads if you like.
Your own ads, or just ads to bring in revenue?

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So there are disadvantages and advantages to everything

I've got the "labels' set up as categories but I don't want long lists of categories so it would be nice to have both.

But I'm just now figuring out blogger so I think I'll stick to it
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Whatever ads you want and can get; google ads, an ad network, individual ads...
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Whatever ads you want and can get; google ads, an ad network, individual ads...
No, what I mean is, can I place an ad for my own business on my blog? Without spending a gazillion dollars?

I'm supposed to be able to place a call button on my blog by cutting and pasting a pre-fab code from the service I sub-contract through, but I can't figure out the html to get it on my page. I keep getting an error message and I can't figure out where I'm going wrong, so either the code is prohibited, or I'm doing it all wrong.

If it's prohibited, I'm going to have to find a place to blog where I can use it, or where I can afford to pay for ads.

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No, what I mean is, can I place an ad for my own business on my blog? Without spending a gazillion dollars?

I'm supposed to be able to place a call button on my blog by cutting and pasting a pre-fab code from the service I sub-contract through, but I can't figure out the html to get it on my page. I keep getting an error message and I can't figure out where I'm going wrong, so either the code is prohibited, or I'm doing it all wrong.

If it's prohibited, I'm going to have to find a place to blog where I can use it, or where I can afford to pay for ads.
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.

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If you are using someone else to host your blog for free (like wordpress.com and blogger.com, etc) they restrict what you can do with it to an extent. When people are suggesting wordpress.org, they mean buying webhosting (which you can do for as little as $25/year at asmallorange.com but we also have WAHMs here at MDC that do webhosting) and then placing the wordpress software in that webspace (which is easier than it sounds - when you have a host and a control panel for it, you should have something called Fantastico in there. Find blogs in that section, and then choose wordpress, clicky clicky and do what it tellls you. And voila! Installed.)

Basically, if you host your own blog instead of having someone else host it for you, you have control over all of it.

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I think I'm confused..but I'm ok without ads so far.
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I think I'm confused..but I'm ok without ads so far.
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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.

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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.

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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"
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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.
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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?

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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).
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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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