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In the articles below you will find tips & tricks for new bloggers. If you still haven't started your blog, use my easy beginner's guide to create one and then come back to this page later.

How to Start a Food Blog

This article goes into the details of how to start a food blog. You will want to have your basic blog set up before reading this article. For the basics of creating a new blog of any kind (including a food blog), check out my free blogging tutorial first, and then come back to this…

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How To Start Email Marketing With WordPress and Constant Contact

1. Click here to get access to the special free trial from Constant Contact (no credit card required). This will take you to the sign up page, where you will need to enter your name, email and other info in order to get signed up. Now that you have signed up, you will be taken…

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Why All Bloggers Need to Build a Mailing List

Starting your blog can take some work, from deciding on a name, to choosing a good design, to writing your content. But the area I see new bloggers struggle with the most is getting (and keeping) readers on their blogs. Getting traffic to your blog is an absolute must if you want to build a…

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How to Find and Install WordPress Themes

One of the most important parts of starting your blog is deciding what it will look like. You might have a clear idea of what you want your blog to look like, or you might just want to see some ideas for what it could potentially look like. Either way, WordPress makes it easy for…

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How to Install WordPress Plugins

In Step #4 of the tutorial I highlight some of the ways that you can utilize plugins as part of your blog. Plugins can make any blogger’s life easier, and they might even offer you some new functionality that you were unaware of. Now I’ll show you how to actually go about installing these useful…

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How to Add a Video to Your Blog

In Step #3 of the tutorial I show you how to easily add an image to a WordPress post (or page).  But what if you want to add a video? This is really easy to do as well, but the process is a bit different.  Adding a video to a post is known as “embedding”…

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