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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.

Featured Blog: Running in Lavender

Are you interested in starting a blog, but not sure if it’s for you? Today I want to showcase one of the hard-working bloggers who started her own blog with the help of The Blog Starter guide.  Hopefully this will give you a better idea of what a blog created with the help of The…

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How to Transfer Your WordPress.org Blog to a New Domain

This guide will show you how to move your self-hosted WordPress blog to a new domain. If you are looking to move your WordPress.com blog to a self-hosted installation use this guide instead. Moving your self-hosted WordPress.org blog to a different domain needn’t be a complicated or particularly time-consuming task, but there are some important…

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How to Move Your Blog from Blogger to WordPress

Google’s blog publishing service, Blogger, is a popular content management system for casual bloggers, but it doesn’t provide nearly as many features and the degree of versatility that a self-hosted WordPress site does. Powering almost a quarter of all websites, self-hosted WordPress blogs come with a vast database of themes and plugins as well as…

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How to Install AdSense on Your WordPress.org Blog

Google AdSense is the publisher’s component of the world’s most popular pay-per-click (PPC) advertising platform, and as such, it is among the most popular ways to monetize a blog. Its popularity, plus the fact that it is easy to use, is the reason it is my #1 choice for monetizing your first blog (see Step…

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Setting Up Visitor Stats for Your Blog

Before beginning this tutorial you will need to install and activate the free Jetpack plugin. Read this post for instructions on how to install Jetpack. While there’s no end to the plugins available for self-hosted WordPress blogs which track and display various stats, using the Jetpack Stats feature via the Jetpack plugin is one of…

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Setting Up Email Subscriptions to Your Blog

Before beginning this tutorial you will need to install and activate the free Jetpack plugin. Read this post for instructions on how to install Jetpack. Jetpack includes a subscriptions module which allows your readers to easily subscribe to your blog in order to receive updates by email on the latest comments and posts. This powerful…

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