ASK A Blogger: How do I add images and hyper links to my site

If you missed any of our other  Ask a Blogger Articles. We talk about how to post in Word Press. How to make Blog Buttons, Creating the best Site design, moving your site from Blogger to Wordpress and How to Build an Audience. Why do you want to add images to your site? The answer is simple to get attention. They are also used to describe something. The best answer is people look at pictures and the longer people stay on your site. Why do you want people to stay on your site. Well, they are … [Read more...]

ASK A Blogger: How do you post in Word press?

Amee and I have posted a lot about wordpress since we started this series. We've discussed the cost of moving from a blogger blog to a wordpress blog, our experiences with the move and our experiences with blog design. This week I wanted to step back and show those of you who have been toying with the idea of moving wordpress how to start writing a post using the somewhat foreign looking dashboard. 1. Click "Add New" under the "Posts" heading on the left side of your dashboard 2. Type your … [Read more...]

ASK A Blogger

Dana: The Coupon Challenge I started my blog with a free design from The Cutest Blog on the Block. The set up was easy and FREE. There are numerous other sites offering free or cheap templates to give personality to your site. These can be downloaded with little to no expense or design experience. After several months, I had my blogger blog designed by Custom Blog Designs. The rates were reasonable and I loved her designs. Plus, she handled all the design installation with very little … [Read more...]

ASK A Blogger: Moving your site … is it a good idea?

You've been blogging awhile. You want to change hosts. You decide to take the plunge. Fear sets in. You know you lack the knowledge or experience to transition yourself but the price of paying someone seems out of reach. What do you do? As two bloggers that have recently moved from Blogger to WordPress, or changed hosts, we'll let you in on a little secret. We had no idea what we were doing either. Dana's Experience: After about a year of blogging, I decided to move from Blogger to … [Read more...]

Ask A Blogger: How do you build an Audience?

Okay, so you have a blog.  You have a button and the code to post so others can promote you.  How do you get people to your site now that you have decorated it with great screen shots?  You head to your newly created Twitter page and think of something good to say.  Except, you only have two followers and your mom has no idea how to log into the twitter account you created for her and the other follower doesn't speak the same language. The key is to think of something others want to hear or … [Read more...]

Ask A Blogger: How do you get your contest noticed

I have ten tips to get your event the recognition it deserves. If you want to receive prizes from companies then you have to know how to promote them. I only take products to review and giveaway that I believe my fan base will find interesting. If you take on to many items it will backfire one you. You can't focus on your contest if you have to many unless you have a strategy or if that is the focus of your site. 1) Promote it prior to starting the contest. Get your fans excited. 2) Make sure … [Read more...]

Ask A Blogger: How do you make the code for a blog button

The Ask a Blogger series is a joint effort between myself and Dana from The Coupon Challenge. We have a lot of people who ask us how did you do that? If there is something you would like to know... Well, ask us in the comment section. Last week Amee showed you how to make a blog button. Now all you need to do is input your information into the code below and viola, you have your very own clickable button with grab box! 1. Copy your image direct link from photobucket as Amee showed you … [Read more...]

Ask a Blogger: How do you make a button

The button ... everyone has one.  I don't mean belly.  I mean blog buttons.  This is the easiest way to promote who you are.  I am going to show you how to make one in under 5 minutes. Where do you get them? You can make your own.  I will show you the easiest way I know.  I say if I can do it, anyone can do it. Step 1: Think of your theme Step 2: Search for or create an image to use for your button. Here are a couple of sites that have nice images. Make sure that they are not … [Read more...]

Ask A Blogger: Blogger to WordPress

I thought that you would  find this interesting Madame Deals is hosted on WordPress and we find that is very easy to use. It is however much harder then blogger but there weren't as many legalities when operating a website as a business. The rules are clearly stated for Blogger. We at Madame Deals weighed the costs and efforts mentioned below and determined that we needed to move our site over in order to grow and expand our business. This post was written by: Dana at the The Coupon … [Read more...]

Ask a Blogger: How did you create your twitter page

If you used to follow Madame Deals on Twitter you may not be. Here is our  Twitter link!  We miss you! NOTE: view this in full screen by clicking on the right hand corner. This is what I did. 1) Down Load Jing it is free! This is how you use Jing in case you missed last week. 2) Grab a screenshot of something on your blog that you would like to make your background on Twitter 3) Save the image 4) Open your twitter account 5) Click on  Profile 6) Click on Design 7) Change Background … [Read more...]