Useful Links & Tips for Bloggers (Part III)

Blogging traffic tips.
It's that time again... are you ready?
Ready for some more Blogging Tips and Links that could turn your blog from drab to fab?
 Without any further ado, here we go:


How to...

1. Add Pages
Go to Design - Add Gadget - Pages. Now that you have added the gadget, you have to create the pages.
Now go to Posting and you'll see that next to Edit Posts you have also Edit Pages! You click on the Edit Pages and click the blue button "New Page". That's it! You name your title and then you write whatever you want, exactly as you do for a new post.


2. Schedule Posts
I use to prepare my posts some days earlier and have them ready for a specific day. Some time ago, I didn't know that I could schedule my posts when to show up on my blog, and I was forced to turn on the alarm clock and wake up just to press the "Publish" button! Silly ha? Well I did! And then suddenly one day I saw the light... you can schedule your posts to appear on your blog whenever you like! And it is so simple. When you create or edit a written post see this blue text under the labels saying "Post Options"? Well, that's the magic button! You click that and at the right column you tick "Scheduled at" and you add the date and time you desire. You can do this for as many posts as you like. Sometimes I schedule the whole next week ahead!

3. Create your button
I'm sure this is something that you all want and have been wondering for quite a time. And many
of you probably think that this is something that only graphic designers can do. Well... nope!
 Now you have me! LOL! And it is so easy-peasy-lemon squeezie!
What you need is a url of your image. I use either picnic or photobucket to edit my image and then save it. Once you've done that you have the url of your image. Now what you have to do is to go to this great site and you'll be required to add the url of the image, the title of your blog and the url of your blog. If you're on blogspot you tick the "Textarea", if you're on wordpress you tick the "Pre". Then you click the "Preview" and you copy-paste the code it will show you. Now you have the HTML of your button and all you have to do is go to your Dashboard-Design-Add Gadget-Javascript and in there you paste the HTML code. Now preview your blog and you'll see your beautiful button ready for someone to grab!
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4. See if anything from your blog has been pinned
This is just for fun, just to find out if anyone has pinned something out of your posts. 
Here is how you do it:
Type this URL into the web address bar, only with your info:
http://pinterest.com/source/yourblogURLhere
i.e.-mine would be http://pinterest.com/source/stardust-decorstyle.blogspot.com

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Are you new here or you just happened to miss  Blogging Tips Part I  or  Blogging Tips Part II,  of the Blogging series? No problem, since now all Blogging Tips I've posted have been gathered all
together in one page at the top of my blog so that you can easily access them any time you feel like.




          *Linking up with these link parties and this. Check them out for a ton of crafts and projects! *

86 comments:

  1. Olga great tips.I am going to go back and re-read the other tips.Thank you.

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  2. Thank you, Olga. As usual, wonderful tips, and easy to follow instructions. You are a genious! You can explain complex things using plain language!

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  3. This is great information. I am still so new to blogging. I feel like I just had dessert. Now I need to go read 1 & 2.

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  4. thanks for sharing going to make pages now;)yay!!

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  5. ohmygosh! great tips! im so pinning this ;)
    Best,
    Emily... thepostscriptofemilywilsondesign.blogspot.com

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  6. Thanks so much Olga for your invaluable help once again. I had looked into the button thing, but hadn't got very far !!!

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  7. Γειά σου Όλγα είμαι νέα follower σου και καινούργια "in the blogland". Κάνεις εξαιρετική δουλειά και το συγκεκριμένο post με βοηθάει πολύ για τη συνέχεια.
    Thanks a lot - See you around
    ** Sofia

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  8. Great tips, thanks! I'm planning to do some changes at my blog. You saved us a lot of searching....!

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  9. I 'm gonna schedule my posts my dear!!!Love!!

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  10. I loooove scheduling my posts, such a life saver! Great tips!!

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  11. Would LOVE it if you could share this on my link party Serenity Saturday

    Natasha xx

    www.serenityyou.blogspot.com

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  12. Great tips! I've been blogging for about 1 month now and am learning so much! I need to start scheduling my posts! Just became a new follower! Would love if you had time to check out my little blog :)

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  13. Thank you so much for posting these tips. I'm pretty new to blogging and I really appreciate it. Saw you over at Sunday's Best Party. I'm following you via GFC now.

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  14. This has been such a great series. I learned a lot. I loved learning about how to see who "pinned" me. I just have to convert some of these into Wordpress. But thanks very informative. Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration at Sunday's Best.

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  15. great tips-thanks! just checked to see if I've been pinned!:)

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  16. awesome advice.
    new follower!

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    1. Glad to be of help! Welcome to our company!

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  17. Thanks for helping out a newbie. Your tips are very useful.

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  18. Thanks for the great tips! I finally created a Button. Don't know why I was so scared of making one... Anyway... wanted to know how you can tell how many TIMES an image has been pinned. I would like a count from Pintrest, but so far can't figure that out! Thanks!

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  19. first time here & thanks for the tips....I am going to schedule my posts..

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  20. Great tips! I never new you could see how many pins were pinned from your blog. Sadly not all the bins I've pinned from my own blog show up under that link..wonder why. I do love to schedule my posts.

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  21. Yay! I'm relieved that I've done most of these in some manner of speaking.:) Seeing what's been pinned is one of my favorite things to do.:)

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  22. Awesome! I didn't know that about the pinterest link! Thanks!

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  23. This is exactly what I was looking for! I read your post and immediately went to my blog to update it!I'd love it if you came to check it out =) Thanks for the great tips!

    Rebekah
    www.pinterest.com/bekapoe
    www.accidentallywonderful.blogspot.com

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  24. Hello I'm your newest fan from the newbie party and you are a Godsend I need to read this about three times!

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  25. I didn't know about the button generator site, Olga, that is really convenient. I've always made my own ;).

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  26. Hi Olga! Just stumbled in here and THANK YOU! I get sooo excited when I learn new blog stuff. I am your newest follower. No to solve another 2 mysteries..pinning AND watermarking so my pics are safeer....sigh! I'm at porchsittintimefor scooby sunny

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  27. This is so helpful to those of us just getting started! Thanks for sharing!!

    Sarah @ www.dottedlinecrafts.blogspot.com

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  28. Olga! Thank you so much for sharing these tips. I wondered how to do a blog button and figured I would have to pay someone to make one for me. Now I just need to take a great picture and use your tips. Can't wait to read the rest of your tips!

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  29. Great info...thanks for linking it up.THis is great stuff for newbies and oldies.

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  30. Thank you! I was just trying to figure out how to make a blog button. And the pinning thing? Love it!!
    Elena @ http://acasarella.blogspot.com/

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  31. Thank you so much. I can use all the blogging tips I can get and these are great!

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  32. Thank you so very much for your tip on adding pages!

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  33. Great tips. I would love for you to stop by and Link up at my Link Party via: www.ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

    Mrs. Delightful
    www.ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

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  34. Thanks for the great tips - especially the one for Pinterest!

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  35. Great tips! I'm all the time checking to see if anything from my blog has been pinned. It's so vain :-) LOL

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  36. I'd love for you to come link this up!

    http://www.reasonstoskipthehousework.com/2012/03/tuesday-time-out.html#.T1YnylHlyGc

    Melanie :)
    Reasons To Skip The Housework

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  37. I am new here - just happened to see you at Ta-Da Tuesday ...so, I will be following you now, and look forward to reading the parts of this series. Great advice for a relative newbie like me - Thanks!!

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  38. Hi Olga, you rock! You answered so many of my questions in one place so I don't have to go searching. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

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    1. I'm so so so so glad!!!! Thank you for your sweet comments!

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  39. These are always such great tips. Thanks Hugs, Marty

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  40. Great tips, Olga! It is kind of you to share these tips with everyone. I know it takes a lot of time, trial and error to get this knowledge. Others will greatly benefit from your insight. Thanks for sharing at Show & Tell.

    Sharon @ mrs. hines class

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  41. Hi! I'm visiting from Handy Man, Crafty Woman. Thanks for the tips!

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  42. This is fantastic! I found you through The Shady Porch! I've always wanted to create my own button! Thank you for sharing your knowledge!

    Emily @ JustOneMomTrying.blogspot.com

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  43. Thanks again for your help!!

    xoxo
    twentyfour7

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  44. Great tips!! I am your newest fan!
    Angie

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  45. This was interesting! Thanks for the tips :-)

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  46. Hi Olga! Stopping by from Sarahndipities make something mondays. Great tips, I didn't know either that you could schedule the posts! Thank you for that!
    Greetings from Spain

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  47. Awesome tips.. I LOVE this.. So many fun pointers.. Thanks so much for sharing..

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  48. Hi, I found you on Made in a Day Blog Hop party & I’m now following. I would appreciate you doing the same. Thanks

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  49. Thanks for the tips, I found you via 116th Power of Paint @ Domestically Speaking....so I guess parties work :) Following you now.

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  50. Thanks for the tip on finding out if anything has been pinned, FUN to know!

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  51. You're awesome. Can't stop following you. Thanks for the tips.

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  52. I ADORE blogging tips. We all have a thing or two to learn about this blogosphere. Thanks so much for sharing. I can't wait to read parts I & II.

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  53. Awesome tips!! Thanks for sharing at Things I've Done Thursday! www.bearrabbitbear.com

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  54. Thanks for linking up to Serenity Saturday.
    Can't wait to see what you link up tomorrow

    Natasha xxx

    www.serenityyou.blogspot.com

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  55. I always enjoy your blogging tips :)

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  56. Great tips! Thank you for taking the time to write these posts. As a new blogger, I appreciate it!

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  57. Thanks for the tips. I'm a little over a month into blogging and this helps!
    http://shabbysweettea.com

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  58. Hey Olga! I just noticed you're from Athens! I lived there for many years and now live in Tasmania! Where in Athens? My mom and brother live in Ano Ilisia.

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  59. Thank you SOOO much for linking these valuable tips! I'm making some changes!
    Hugs,
    Patti
    See you next week!

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  60. Olga, you are so good at this! Your tips are fabulous!
    Melody
    ChattyChics.com

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  61. Great tips - a couple years into blogging I still discover new things!

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  62. Thanks lot for this useful article, nice post

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  63. Great tips - very helpful for new bloggers. Thanks!

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  64. A must-read for bloggers! Great tip! Thanks for linking up to my party :)

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  65. Love it! Thanks for the great tips, looking forward to trying to make a button. Do you have any tips for making the cute twitter, pinterest, facebook buttons?

    thnx!!

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  66. Thanks so much for the tips. I will be back to see what new tips you have for us. Soooo, I've just become your newest follower. Please come visit me at PICKINandPAINTIN.blogspot.com and maybe you'll follow back??? THANKS.

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  67. Great tips! Thank you for posting. Going to check out the previous ones too.

    I would love for you to link up and share: http://tutusandteaparties.blogspot.com/2012/03/pinteresting-party-week-30.html

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  68. Hey Olga thanks for linking up! You were one of the most viewed links this week. Check it out tomorrow :)

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  69. Thank you so much for linking this up at Drab to Fab! I did the pinterest search and it was fun to see what people wrote in the captions for the photos they pinned from my blog!

    I'd love to see more of what you've got, come on back over to this week's party!

    http://www.amynjesse.com/2012/03/drab-to-fab-link-up-8-features_15.html

    Have a great weekend!

    Amy @ Sugar and Spice

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  70. Stumbled onto your blog via the blog hop and just wanted to show you some blog luv! def enjoyed this post :) new follower!

    http://infinitelifefitness.com
    http://mscomposure.blogspot.com

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  71. thanks for these great tips:)

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  72. Scheduling sounds awesome! Thanks for the tips! I'm new to the blogosphere and open for help!

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