The Benefits of Blogger

November 22, 2010

The Benefits of Blogger
•Free Widgets – Blogger might as well be the second name after widgets. Blogger compiles on free widgets that thousands of new Bloggers can use everyday for their blogs, whether it be for personal use, commercial use, and basically any use for free. You can add widgets ranging from, a shout box widget to a clock widget within minutes.
•Earning Money – Google Blogger gives us the ability to put Google ads and other earning ads on our sites for free. Unlike WordPress, Google allows users to earn off their blog using Google’s free blog services. Using great PPC, earning sites such as Google Adsense, Netklix, Chikita, and much much more.
•Google Favors Most – Of course Google will favor one of their most successful services, Blogger and give new Bloggers the ability to easily earn their way on to the top 10 Google results. Google is the most famous and most favorable search engine alive and because Google favors Blogger the most, they are search engine friendly to Blogger users which means, you have a greater advantage on getting to the top 10 results than a blog using WordPress as their provider from the start.
•Get Featured – Google has listened to their users and have grown to be a big name when it comes to Blogging, for years of hard work and promoting, but now they have created a simple system to repay the favor back to the community. They have created a fair system called the ‘next blog’ feature(On the heading on most Blogger sites) and thousands of readers who want a surprise can be redirected to your site for free, but it doesn’t stop there. Google has also compiled sites such as and to also be a free resource to redirect readers to your blogs for free. But there is a catch, Google has fitted the most fairest system on the web and you must post frequently to be listed in these top notch sites, used from thousands of readers to look for blogs like yours to read. So, get going and post frequently to take advantage of Google’s ‘Get Featured’ feature and generate free traffic to your blog.
•Thousands of Themes – You can convert your blog template to anything consisting of HTML code format. There are hundreds of free Blogger templates designed for users like you and me and you can find those free sites in our site reviews on free Blogger templates, here.
•Easy Navigation – Google has known to be the creator of making complex services into simple services and they also do that with Blogger. Blogger has the name for easy navigation, featuring the ‘Page Element tab’ where, users can easily navigate and add stuff anywhere in their blog. Once you have created your blog, you can easily see how easy it is to add or delete items called, ‘Widgets’ anywhere on your blog. Check it out for your self, it just takes thirty seconds to start your blog!
•HTML Based – Your blog being HTML based means, you can easily add new applications anywhere on your blog. You are in charge in what goes and goes out in your blog. You are in charge of how your blog looks like.
•Dedicated Support – Blogger has a free support time dedicated to helping the community and get on the stop issues with Blogger. Even if you are using their free blog services, they treat you like a loyal customer and will get fast solutions right away.
Blogger Limitations
•Limitations – Although Blogger provides unlimited capacity for the number of posts one posts, there is a 1024MB limitation of photos that you can upload, using Google’s free Blogger services. (Hint. If you upload a photo on your blog and you want to delete it, you can’t because it goes to the database and you are unable to erase it. 1024MB or 1GB can take years to fill!)
•HTML Themes – Blogger uses HTML coded themes that most web designers don’t use so, we are limited to some of the most basic themes. WordPress gets the name of having the most professional looking themes because they use the same CSS format that most web designers use to sell their products. If you are looking for an ad free blog provider, WordPress capitalizes on professional web themes.
•Limited Plugins – Blogger doesn’t have many plugins as much as WordPress has. WordPress has thousands of free plugins provided from the community to easily automate stuff to easily make your site feel more vibrant and beautiful.
Wordpress have been head over heels and has been a great competitor of Blogger for years now, but what differentiates WordPress from Blogger, the Google providers? I have been speculating a few resources and have thought that it was such a wonderful post, that I must share it. Read the benefits and limitations of WordPress from Quickonlinetips, here.

6 Things You Should Never Reveal on Facebook
by Kathy Kristof
Tuesday, September 14, 2010

The whole social networking phenomenon has millions of Americans sharing their photos, favorite songs and details about their class reunions on Facebook, MySpace, Twitter and dozens of similar sites. But there are a handful of personal details that you should never say if you don’t want criminals — cyber or otherwise — to rob you blind, according to Beth Givens, executive director of the Privacy Rights Clearinghouse.
The folks at also say that ill-advised Facebook postings increasingly can get your insurance cancelled or cause you to pay dramatically more for everything from auto to life insurance coverage. By now almost everybody knows that those drunken party photos could cost you a job, too.

[See 7 Things to Stop Doing Now on Facebook]

You can certainly enjoy networking and sharing photos, but you should know that sharing some information puts you at risk. What should you never say on Facebook, Twitter or any other social networking site?

Your Birth Date and Place

Sure, you can say what day you were born, but if you provide the year and where you were born too, you’ve just given identity thieves a key to stealing your financial life, said Givens. A study done by Carnegie Mellon showed that a date and place of birth could be used to predict most — and sometimes all — of the numbers in your Social Security number, she said.

Vacation Plans

There may be a better way to say “Rob me, please” than posting something along the lines of: “Count-down to Maui! Two days and Ritz Carlton, here we come!” on Twitter. But it’s hard to think of one. Post the photos on Facebook when you return, if you like. But don’t invite criminals in by telling them specifically when you’ll be gone.

[See Burglars Picked Houses Based on Facebook Updates]

Home Address

Do I have to elaborate? A study recently released by the Ponemon Institute found that users of Social Media sites were at greater risk of physical and identity theft because of the information they were sharing. Some 40% listed their home address on the sites; 65% didn’t even attempt to block out strangers with privacy settings. And 60% said they weren’t confident that their “friends” were really just people they know.


You may hate your job; lie on your taxes; or be a recreational user of illicit drugs, but this is no place to confess. Employers commonly peruse social networking sites to determine who to hire — and, sometimes, who to fire. Need proof? In just the past few weeks, an emergency dispatcher was fired in Wisconsin for revealing drug use; a waitress got canned for complaining about customers and the Pittsburgh Pirate’s mascot was dumped for bashing the team on Facebook. One study done last year estimated that 8% of companies fired someone for “misuse” of social media.

Password Clues

If you’ve got online accounts, you’ve probably answered a dozen different security questions, telling your bank or brokerage firm your Mom’s maiden name; the church you were married in; or the name of your favorite song. Got that same stuff on the information page of your Facebook profile? You’re giving crooks an easy way to guess your passwords.

Risky Behaviors

You take your classic Camaro out for street racing, soar above the hills in a hang glider, or smoke like a chimney? Insurers are increasingly turning to the web to figure out whether their applicants and customers are putting their lives or property at risk, according to So far, there’s no efficient way to collect the data, so cancellations and rate hikes are rare. But the technology is fast evolving, according to a paper written by Celent, a financial services research and consulting firm.

How to be a Blogger

September 30, 2010

How to be a Blogger
By Jacob Malewitz, eHow Contributor

Things You’ll Need:
Email address
Ability to register blog

Plan First
You will need to plan the basics of this blog. You can just start it with one post and build from there. However, going in with a plan can help. For instance, to prepare yourself for blogging on a consistent basis you can study other successful blogs. Then you need to start asking some questions. Can you make money blogging? Can you spend many hours every week writing, promoting, and publishing?

Pick Your Topic
You will need to make this blog interesting. But, in actuality, to be a blogger all you really need is the determination to write what you want. That is the beauty of the blogging world: Your opinion counts. Find some of the more popular blogs with themes you like and then consider if you can do similar things in your own way.

Choose a Blog Hosting Service
There many sites that will make it easy to create and maintain your blog. The best, in my experience, is Blogspot. This service is free, provides templates, and allows you the freedom to not only write but make money doing it. You can even easily add Google Adsense to a Blogspot blog.

Publishing Frequently
Some writers begin blogs and post on them once or twice a month. That’s fine; you can be a blogger this way. But if you want to be a serious blogger, and if you want to make money, you will need to post often.

Watch Your Readers Come In
In the end, you will be the reason the blog succeeds or fails. Sometimes a failed blog is just a learning experience. Yet you can succeed in the blogging world by defining success in your own way. Maybe you are just doing it to find some readers for the book you wrote, or maybe you just really care about the issue you blog about. You will publish— and you will be read by someone.