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5 New Official Dynamic Blogger Templates -
5 New Official Dynamic Blogger Templates
Today Blogger has introduced five new dynamic blogger templates. Using the latest web-technologies, including AJAX, HTML5 and CSS3, these templates deliver a host of benefits to you and your readers: * New layouts: different views suited to different types of blogs * Infinite scrolling: (like Twitter/Facebook wall) read more posts without having to reload or click to a second page * Speed: download images as you view them, not all at once in advance * Interactivity: there are now more ways to experience and engage with blog content And the best part is, you don't lose your current template, to use these new dynamic templates. For example, right now you can view BloggerStop in all these five templates: 1. BloggerStop - Flipcard 2. BloggerStop - Mosaic 3. BloggerStop - Sidebar 4. BloggerStop - Snapshot 5. BloggerStop - Timeslide To view your own blog in any of these templates, simply type your blog-address and add "/view" to it. For example, In case... - Divya Sai
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10 Things Every Blogging Office Needs -
10 Things Every Blogging Office Needs
Being a professional blogger isn’t as simple as waking up one morning and stating, “I am a blogger, look out world!” Like any other discipline or endeavour, being a successful blogger means that you have to take the job seriously. This means more that dedication, planning and forethought. Having the right tools is an essential part of being a blogger, as you need the right tools in order to get the job done. 1. Computer or Laptop: There is no doubt one of the key tools of the modern journalist and the pro blogger is the computer. After all, the computer has become the informational link to the world. Blogging is all about information and staying current with what is happening in the world around us. This means that your computer is an essential tool in your blogging toolkit. While it is not necessary to have a top of the line gaming computer, you should have one that can get the job done or you will lose hours and hours on productivity. Making sure that you have a quality anti-virus... - Divya Sai
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Add A TweetQuote To Your Blogger/BlogSpot Blog -
Add A TweetQuote To Your Blogger/BlogSpot Blog
In HTML/CSS, when you quote a piece of text from other websites/web pages, then it is usually done through customized quote boxes, called as blockquotes. You can read, add and customize these blockquotes in your blog from this tutorial: Customize Blockquote In Your BlogSpot Blog Now, this tutorial will let you add a sub-type of blockquotes: Tweetquote. Many tweets go viral on Twitter and many a times, we do find tweets worth sharing with our readers on our blogs. So, here is a creative & professional way to (re)publish tweets on your blogs: @BillGates congratulating Warren Buffett, for being awarded with National Medal of Fredom: Congratulations to my dear friend Warren Buffett on National Medal of Freedom - There are just two steps to follow, in this tutorial: STEP #1 Log in to Blogger, go to Design -> Edit HTML and find this code: </head> And immediately ABOVE/BEFORE it, paste this code: <style type="text/css"> blockquote.tweetquote { border-top: 1px... - Divya Sai
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How to Choose Brilliant Images for Your Blog Posts -
How to Choose Brilliant Images for Your Blog Posts
A guest post by James Adams, editor and contributor to the CreativeCloud blog. An image - worth thousand words! We are living in a world that rewards instant gratification; people do not want to take the time to read a book, if the movie is available. In other words, "a picture is worth a thousand words." It should not be difficult to see why illustrations are important when keeping readers interested in your blog posts. Pictures can help readers to follow your writing more easily, breaking up the text so that it doesn't look like one long, tedious piece of work. Here are some tips on how to choose the best images for your blog posts: (#1.) Relevance - blog posts are generally there to persuade readers to show interest in a certain topic, product, or service. Adding pictures to help illustrate those concepts can only help, but don't go overboard. Shy away from adding pictures for the sake of adding pictures. Make sure that you are putting up illustrations that are going to add to the... - Divya Sai
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Would Google Adsense ever ban you? -
Would Google Adsense ever ban you?
This is a guest post by Steven Papas from Adsense publishing is such a lucrative business for so many webmasters. It is a business with a simple strategical approach; you make money as people click on the ads on your site. It sounds simple; no wonder adsense publishing is virtually the very first business that anybody who comes online will want to try. Every business has secrets and adsense publishing is not an exception. People get banned often due to mistakes and some other causes they can’t identify. If you are already a publisher or you want to become one, don’t forget that there are “adsense TOS watch dogs” waiting to get you on their net. And once that is done, you are forced to bid goodbye to all your efforts. Here Are Concise Tips To Avoid Being Banned By Google • Google’s Adsense Terms of Use will stand as your judge when you are caught doing it wrong, therefore you must frequently read, understand and follow these terms and conditions. • Make sure that... - Divya Sai
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PCNames - Instant Domain Availability Checking Tool -
PCNames - Instant Domain Availability Checking Tool
Purchasing domains these days is definitely more than just having an online presence. It is in fact, no less than the real estate business. Just as a piece of land or a house you can purchase and sell IP numbers (domain names) online. Be the first one to guess the value of a domain name, register it and you will be sitting on a gold mine a few months/years later. But nowadays, to purchase a domain you not only have to check at the domain registrars but also at various domain sellers and re-sellers (in case the domain of your choice has already been registered by someone else) - making the whole work a lot more tedious for you. But luckily, now PCNames is there to make the process simple and easy. The FAQ section of PCNames has got all the basic information about Domain names (right from "what a domain name is?" to "what is domain squatting?" etc.). Moreover they also provide some extremely useful Tips for both the newbie & experienced domain buyers (and sellers). Any domain name... - Divya Sai
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Christmas Decoration Tools For Blogs - A Round Up -
It's Christmas time again and I am sure you want to decorate your blog just the way, you decorate your Christmas tree. So, here's a round up of all the Xmas special tutorials already published on BloggerStop that will help you to add different Xmas add-ons to your blog. 1. How to add Christmas stars, balls and snowflake icons to your blog; Decorate Your Blog With These Awesome Xmas-Icons 2. How to add Christmas Carols to your blogspot/blogger blog First of all, download the carols in MP3 format from these sites: (i) Christmas carols (ii) Christmas songs And of course, you can search Google for more Christmas songs. Then, follow this tutorial to add these carols to your blog: Add An MP3 Music Player To Your BlogSpot Blog 3. How to add falling snowflakes to your blog It's Christmas and it has already started snowing around the world. So bring that snow to your blog too; Add Falling Snowflakes / Flowers / Leaves to Your Blog 4. Bring back the child in you and your visitors too...... - Divya Sai
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Traffic Exchange Widgets - Wahoha vs MGID vs 2Leep vs ZapArena... -
Traffic Exchange Widgets - Wahoha vs MGID vs 2Leep vs ZapArena...
The Good... A few years back, there were only a few social networking sites (Digg, Stumbleupon, Reddit, Delicious etc.) which used to circulate the content across the Internet. But there are a number of limitations to these sites; Firstly, none of these websites guarantee any minimum amount of traffic to you. Secondly, visitors coming from these sites are mostly the registered members of these sites (although the number of members in these sites is very large but definitely limited). And finally, in almost all these networks only a dozen or so popular websites get maximum benefits (read traffic). Nowadays you can expect significant traffic from these sites only if you have a breaking news or something really bizarre. The Better... So the next option to make your content viral is to use "manual" traffic exchange sites/widgets like LinkWithin, BlogExplosion and EntreCard etc. where you have to manually visit other blogs, and in exchange other members of those sites visit your blog.... - Divya Sai
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10 Tips For Optimizing Your Blog For Printing -
With a few simple steps you can optimize your blog for printing, add printable vouchers, and save your blog viewers a lot of ink and paper. In less than 10 minutes, you can improve the professional look and functionality of your blog and convince visitors to comeback, whether it is to buy from you or to simply visit again seeking more information. You can make your blog look great on the screen and on the printed page. Blog plugins allow you to increase readability by choosing which elements from your blog are included on the printed page. Plugins to Optimize Your Blog for Printing Quick Online Tips and HP suggest using plugins designed to make your blog printer-friendly. A few popular plugins that omit unnecessary information from the printout are: PrintWhatYouLike, PrintFriendly, Cleanprint and HP Smart Web Printing. VoucherPress adds functionality to your blog to print custom business content for your consumer. 1) PrintWhatYouLike (WordPress version 1.5 or higher) PrintWhatYouLike... - Divya Sai
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3 Unconventional Offline Marketing Techniques for Your Blog -
We've read all that we can, about how to drive more traffic to our blogs. We know everything there is, to know about SEO and writing guest blogs and 'dofollow' links and so on. After a while, though, some of that stuff, as helpful as it is, can get a little old and we find ourselves wanting to have a little fun with how we market our blogs. That's where unconventional offline marketing comes in. While you'll still want to devote a vast majority of your resources to the standard methods of attracting traffic to your blog, you should also consider having fun with some different approaches to offline promotion. Of course, be sure that these methods won't turn people off to your brand. It's all about balancing the marketing with how it affects your readers. Here are a few ideas to consider as you try to attract new readers to your blog. Feel free to take these and adjust them however you can to suit your content and niche. And remember: have fun! Undercover Marketing This technique... - Divya Sai
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BloggerStop's 2nd Birthday - 3 Domains Giveaway :) -
Two weeks back BloggerStop turned 2 (two) and today I am 22 :) [we both are Librans... yay :)] So, to celebrate our birthdays, I am giving away 3 free domains :) In these two years this blog has already met some of its objectives and is yet to meet many more. These are some of the milestones that BloggerStop has set, with strong & continuous support from its readers: As of now, BloggerStop has over 1 million pageviews, 400 posts, and around 10,000 comments, & all this has bolstered BloggerStop to build good reputation in the Blogosphere. Thanks to the 2000+ subscribers, over 600 Blog followers and 400+ Facebook fans for constantly encouraging me to publish posts with better quality. Although I have been trying my best to reply all the comments and mails I receive, but of course I do have to balance this with other priorities of my life. So, sorry to all those readers, whose comments/mails were left unanswered by me. And I am happy that BloggerStop has made its presence in all the 192... - Divya Sai
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TinyPic Is Down Forever - Code 010394 -
Without a warning, on September 23, 2010 Tinypic has completely stopped its service for all the International users (non-US). This not only restrict the users to upload new images to Tinypic, but also to link/use the images that are already uploaded by them. A few months back, Tinypic stopped new-user sign-ups, but something like this was completely unexpected. But don't worry, as we do have a temporary & a permanent fix to this problem, keep reading... This is what Tinypic-Team says: Tinypic is no longer accepting uploads from international locations, and links are turned off. If you have content on Tinypic, you can still view the URLs and the content, but only on Tinypic. To upload, share, or link content, please go to to register an account. You will need to upload your content again to your Photobucket account, but you will be able to share and link your images and videos. We’re sorry for the inconvenience and hope that you enjoy Photobucket, our premier image and... - Divya Sai
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7 Ways to Reduce Blog Spam -
7 Ways to Reduce Blog Spam
A guest post by James Adams, editor and contributor to the CreativeCloud blog. Bloggers know that dealing with spam cannot be avoided. Every day spammers find new ways to automatically post comments to blogs, and some can even create blog posts. The technology in use by blog spammers slows your blog to a crawl, as links for all sorts of crazy things are plastered into comments all over your blog. Here are 7 ways to reduce blog spam that can help you reclaim your time and your blog’s performance. NOTE: Most of the methods discussed here will work only on WordPress based blogs. Albeit Blogger too has recently introduced its own SPAM fighting tool, but it is still in its infancy and so I have mentioned some of the alternative tools/strategies along with the points discussed below. 1. Install and enable Akismet: The first line of spam defense for your blog is a plugin that comes with WordPress. Akismet also has an API that can be adapted to a variety of Web applications. Once this plugin... - Divya Sai
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Registration - San Jose Mercury News -
I ♥ Google :) - Divya Sai
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Spam Comments Moderation In Blogger/BlogSpot Blogs -
Being closely associated with Google, Blogger has always been focussing on improving the SEO attributes of its blogs. Working in the same direction, the recent development is the integration of Google's Spam filtering technology into Blogger. For you, it's just another new tab in your Blogger Dashboard: Comments... NOTE: This feature has not yet been added in all the blogs. So, if the tab is currently absent from your dashboard, then do not worry - it will be added soon. If the tab is already present in your blogs Dashboard, click on it. Now if you have activated "Comment Moderation" in your Blog Settings ( -> Comments), then you will see three sections under the tab "Comments", like this: NOTE 2: To better manage your blog-comments, moderate them directly from your email. And if you haven't activated "Comment Moderation" in your blog, then you will see only two options under the tab Comments, viz. Published and Spam. Now, this "Comments" section not only allows you to manage all your... - Divya Sai
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3 Blogger Business Card Templates - Your Online ID Cards -
In the this highly competitive 21st century, you must have your unique online identity, which can be accessed from anywhere in the world. By registering your own name as a domain name you get an edge over others during interviews and business deals. So make sure that you do have your unique domain where you can host your profile, achievements etc. To make a business card like website, all you need is a domain with your name in it and a webhost where you can host your website. As it is highly possible that your name has been already registered, so try some different combinations of your name like these: or (around $10 per year) or (around $10 per year) or (around $11 per year) or (around $9 per year) You can register these domain names from You may add some other words too, like,, etc. Once you register the domain, you need to... - Divya Sai
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Compare And Find The Best Affordable Web Host -, no doubt provides all the features and benefits to all the bloggers for completely free, and thus it stands as the most famous Blogging platform on the Internet. But nowadays, most of the bloggers don't want to limit their blogs to just some posts and widgets. To add additional blogs/websites (based on other blogging platforms like, WordPress and Joomla) and CMS (content management systems) to your current blogs, it is necessay to have your own domain and hosting on the Internet. Although you don't have to search a lot to find a good domain-seller, but it does take a lot of time and intense search to find a host that offers great features at an affordable price. While searching a web-host, you must focus on 5 main criteria, viz.: 1. Web space - More means better. Presently most of the web hosts are providing unlimited web space, so it's better to avoid those with any kind of limitation in providing space. 2. Bandwidth - Bandwidth is the amount of traffic that is allowed... - Divya Sai
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10 YouTube Videos About Writing That Are Worth a Look -
There are two primary aspects of good writing: technical and content. Technical factors include the proper use of punctuation, spelling, grammar and form. Content speaks to the purpose, reader interest and composition of a written piece. Here are ten YouTube videos which address the different factors of good writing. 1. Writing Lessons: How to Write a Feature Story John Graden discusses how to write a feature story for a magazine or newspaper. He relates the importance of having a good headline and talks about the 'So What?' factor. This three minute video is packed with useful information. 2. How to Write a 5 Paragraph Essay This short series of five videos discusses the steps to writing a five paragraph essay. The author talks about pre-writing, preparing your word document, writing your essay, proofreading and formatting. This video stands out because of the cogent examples that it provides. 3. 7 steps to Better Blog Entries This video takes four minutes to discuss the seven... - Divya Sai
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English Russia & Celebration of Ivan Kupala Day in Novosibirsk -
never heard of Holi? It's a festical of water and colors :) - Divya Sai
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How To Track Visitors And Optimize Your Website -
How To Track Visitors And Optimize Your Website
Post Updated (9th July, 2010): Now "Stats" is an integral part of Blogger. If you haven't used Blogger in Draft (Beta-Blogger) till now, then do it right away. It is where, Blogger releases all its new features before officially adding the services to Blogger blogs. To access Blogger in Draft, instead of logging in to log in at The latest Beta add-on from Blogger is a "Stats" section in the Dashboard - to monitor and analyze your visitor traffic in near-real-time. Tracking your visitors activity on your blog is an important part of Search Engine Optimization (SEO). So, if you haven't yet accessed the "Stats" section of your Blogger-account - then do it right now. And as these stats are relatively new and limited in terms of the information these tools provide, so even now I advise everyone to sign up to the below mentioned services/websites and give your visitors what they want (that's what SEO is all about)... You would have seen many fancy and... - Divya Sai
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Blogger Custom Domain - Subdomain vs. Naked Domain (Use Both) -
NOTE: This post will be easier to understand for those who have registered their domains at and for the rest, this post will surely give you a hint to redirect your custom-domain to Blogger blogs in the best possible way. After publishing the recent post on BloggerStop about a free domain offer from 1and1, I recieved a number of mails and queries from fellow bloggers with similar doubts on how to redirect their newly registered domains to their already existing Blogger blogs. Although I have already posted a tutorial explaining the procedure to redirect a custom domain to a Blogger blog, but due to recent changes at Blogger some new issues have cropped up in this process. An important and major issue of concern to many bloggers is the restriction imposed by Blogger on using naked-domain-names (domain names without WWW or any other sub-domain) with their blogs as a custom-domain. As for many newbie bloggers, even this problem is difficult to understand, so let me first... - Divya Sai
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This Device Provides Clean Water for Pennies a Day : TreeHugger -
but what about protection from viruses? - Divya Sai
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Grab a Domain for FREE - Offer Ends on 30 June 2010 -
1and1 is offering a .COM domain for completely FREE. You won't be paying a single penny for the first year and after that, you will be billed at the regular price of $ 8.99/year. Even existing customers are allowed to register a free domain. You can register only one domain and for each additional domain that you order, you will be billed at the regular price. The offer is valid till 30 June, 2010. So without any further delay grab your free domain today. First check for domain availability here (In the drop down menu, do not change it from "com" to any other TLD, as other TLD registrations are not free): com net org info us name biz cc tv ws mobi - Divya Sai
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New Fonts For Blogger Blogs | Google Web Fonts -
New Fonts For Blogger Blogs | Google Web Fonts
Last Wednesday Google launched a set of new web-fonts, fonts which can be used anywhere on any website freely. The Google Font API allows you to use all these fonts in your own blog. Check out this new font as an example: New Fonts For Blogger So, how to use these fonts on your blog? For every new font you want to add to your blog, you simply have to paste a single line of code in your blog's template. Once you are done with it, remember the name of the font and use it anywhere in your blog (in any post or part of a post or in your widgets). Steps to add a new font: STEP #1 Visit this page: Google Webfonts Directory and click on the font you want to use. STEP #2 In the next page, select the blue colored tab "Get the code". And copy the FIRST code. IT will look something like this: <link href='' rel='stylesheet' type='text/css'>The code highlighted in RED, is the name of that font. You have to either remember this, or save it in a... - Divya Sai
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STS-132: The final flight of Atlantis -
no order of arranging pics! - Divya Sai
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My Blog is My Marketing Tool - Says Erin Ferree -
Erin Ferree, founder of elf design, helps small businesses stand out from their competition so that they can connect with their best customers. She does this by working with business owners to define their brands, and then using that definition to create logos, marketing materials and websites that show how they shine. She also believes that all of a business's brand materials should be not just pretty, but also designed effectively and strategically. This produces a winning combination of materials that communicate visually, look stunning and are designed effectively, which help her clients reach their target audiences. She writes about design, branding and marketing through her eBooks, blog and in free articles in her newsletter, "Stand Out" [subscription link]. BS: Welcome to BloggerStop, Erin. How long have you been in the Blogosphere? And who/what inspired you to start a blog of your own? Ans.: I started back in 2006. The original intent of the blog was to... - Divya Sai
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12 Tips To Increase Subscribers to Your Blog -
A guest post by Melissa Tamura Sites such as Blogger and Wordpress are making it increasingly easy for anyone and everyone to start a blog. There are blogs on every topic imaginable, from food to pets to finances to shopping, all of which are easily lost in a sea of similar sites. Do you have a blog that you’d like to make standout in the endless onslaught of sites available online? The list below details twelve simple steps you can take to build readership and increase the number of subscribers to your blog. Content - The most important thing you can do is to offer relevant, authoritative content on your blog. Write about something you know and are passionate about to avoid sounding stilted or naive. If your blog features information people want or need, they will visit it. Update Often – Even if you’re providing useful, pertinent information, no one’s going to return to your blog if you only post once a month. In the meantime a newer, more current blog is likely to steal their... - Divya Sai
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10 Tips to Take Your Writing to the Next Level -
A guest post by Tom Walker, editor and contributor to the CreativeCloud blog. RandomAsAllways So you would like to give your writing a little more pizzazz huh? Taking your writing to the next level may sound simple in theory, but is often easier said than done. It is often easy to get set in your ways when it comes to counter productive writing habits, and breaking those habits can be difficult to say the least. But with some effort, and by making use of certain tips and techniques, you may be able to shed those habits that are keeping you from advancing your writing to the next level. Here are some tips that might assist you in taking that next step in your writing, making your work clearer, easier to read, and more effective in conveying your thoughts, theories and ideas. 1. Tighten Up Tightening up your work by looking for and eliminating unnecessary words and sentences can be a great way to better your writing. By reducing the clutter within your work, you may be able to present... - Divya Sai
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Ultimate Guide To Make Wordpress Sites Super Fast -
"This post is an absolute requirement for all the sites hosted on WP, as recently Google has announced that site speed will now be an important part of SEO. So if you write to get traffic, then you must read this post." - Divya Sai
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The Best SERP Tool Ever | SEO For Blogs -
The Best SERP Tool Ever | SEO For Blogs
If you are new to Search Engine Optimization (SEO), then SERP or 'Search Engine Results Page' is simply the search-results page that is returned to a user when s/he searches something on the Internet (Google/Yahoo etc.), and that "something" is the "keyword" or the "key phrase". A Typical SERP for 'San Francisco' As you know that the position of your website/webpage on the search-results page is very important in bringing quality and converting traffic to your site, so SERPs ranking is now an important part of SEO. There are several hundreds of SERP-tools available on the Internet, which claim to give you detailed information about the SERPs for different keywords. So, finding the BEST-SERP tool is quite a difficult task. But my job has been made a lot easier, as this tool belongs to the Search Engine Giant itself: Google. If you are registered at Google-Webmaster-Tools, then simply log in to it, and go to the recently updated "Top Search Queries" section of the website (under "Your... - Divya Sai
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