Which blog platform should I use: Blogger or WordPress? This is where panic mode hit me the first time I started blogging. There are so many options (and terminologies) for starting a blog: Blogger. Blogspot. WordPress.com. WordPress.org. Weebly. Free hosted blog. Self-hosted blog. What does any … [Read more...] about 3 reasons a self-hosted blog is better than a free blog
I have read a lot of blog posts that say, “Don’t start a blog if you’re just starting it to make money.” Well, I’m here to say that isn’t necessarily true. Why does anyone work? To make money. If you are hoping to make money blogging, I say go for it. Give it your best shot. Will it be easy? No. … [Read more...] about I blog to make money, and for 3 other reasons.
When I was trying to decide on a premium theme for my blog, I read that the Genesis Framework was a good theme for SEO. I thought that was great, but what I didn’t know was HOW Genesis helped my SEO. Not sure what SEO is? Read my SEO description for new bloggers. There are a lot of ways that a … [Read more...] about How does Genesis improve SEO for bloggers?
If you just started a blog (or you are still a new blogger) you’ve probably seen the term SEO pop up, a lot. I am not an SEO expert (yet), but I’ve put together a simple description on what SEO is, why you need to pay attention to it, and compiled a list of helpful SEO resources. What is SEO? SEO … [Read more...] about What is SEO? A simple description for new bloggers. Plus 7 helpful SEO resources.
Choosing a theme for your blog is kind of a big deal. Like we mentioned in our post, How to install a theme in WordPress, the way your blog looks is the first impression readers have. Some of you will see a theme and instantly know that it’s the one for your blog. Love at first sight. For others … [Read more...] about 8 Elements to look at when choosing a WordPress theme
In my opinion, picking a name is one of the hardest parts of starting a blog. It took us a while to decide on the name Blog Ambitions. We thought of a few other names, but they were either taken or we felt they didn’t fit the theme of our blog. Your name is everything in the blog world. It sets you … [Read more...] about Use these tips to choose a name for your blog