Necessary Blogging Tips For New Blogger

Hello Eya, my name is. and I operate an Islamic family blog,  it's something I just created and I have been having a lot of rave reviews. I do not know much about monetizing the blog, a friend just told me that since the Ramadan fast is coming I should try to get adverts... 

I do not know the first thing about this. Even if I secure some, how will I get the adverts to display in banners on the blog? I really don't know, please come to my aid, another thing is how do I do this ' click to read more thing' that most blogs have in their Web version? I think it's better having such clause to enable more clicks on articles. I await your kind response. 

By the way, I am an ardent reader of your blog.. I remember a post on how you spent your Christmas holiday or something like that, and where you also uploaded the holiday experience of one of your readers, your blog has come a long way. We thank God. I await your response ma

Thank you in anticipation. 

My Blogging Tips: To monetize your blog, you need to apply for Adsence. When your application is approved, Google will direct you on what to do to see  adverts showing on your blog. To get your application approved, there are a few things you really need to do and observe:
  1. No copyright content. From the first post you publish on your blog make sure that everything is original content. Don't copy information or content from other websites into your blog. Google is highly against intellectual property theft. Do not put copyrighted content on your blog.
  2. Let your blog start getting some good traffic before you apply. However, you must not get traffic from sites that promise to increase your traffic for a fee. Again, sites that pay people to click and increase your views whether they read or not should be avoided. You need organic traffic. TRAFFIC is very important cos you need real people to click on the ads.
  3. Get an About page. I saw that on your blog but your picture is not there. You know they will visit your site before approval, they need to be sure it's not a spam site. Your personality. You as the owner of that blog should make yourself  available there. Try to upload a picture of you. Just like you see my "About me" below (*Though some of my readers don't like it cos they want me to give away all my identity, lolz)*.  I just checked your blog and there is no way I can contact you if I need to. Include an email address, phone number etc., make it easy for your blog readers to contact you if need be.
  4. There's no Privacy Policy on your blog. You need that. If you scroll to the bottom of my blog. You will see my policy. It is Creative Commons. Would you like readers to be able to use your content with your permission or you want it completely copyrighted (No re-using). State that clearly on your blog.
  5. Design your blog well, organize it well too.  I discovered some templates slow down loading time. Your blog needs to load fast. This is very important too. When I click on a blog to read and it's taking too much time to load, I immediately abandon it cos I have too many things to do in a short time and most bloggers are like that. You will lose readers if your pages don't load fast. "Awesome Incorporated" is a good template to choose. Your "Picture window" loaded very fast for me anyway. Hope it continues that way when you add more content. Give a clear description of your blog, let readers know what your blog is all about, what to expect when they click to read your post. It is an Islamic family blog, so, you have to state it clearly up there in blog description.

  6. All Your posts show every word from beginning to the end. Readers should be able to chose what they want to read. You need to make use of your jump break; 
Go to your dashboard, Where you type before publishing (post editor).  Below your post title, place your cursor on all those Alphabets and icons one after the other to see what they do for your post. 
Once you place the cursor on any of those, it shows you what it is used for. Move from (B)BOLD, (I)ITALICS, ( U) UNDRLINE, (ABC) STRIKETHROUH. Now go to your post editor, place your cursor on all those till you get to "Insert jump break" That's it.
Activity: Now you type in something you want to publish on your blog, something say 20 lines, take your cursor back to the 10th line of the post, Click so it starts blinking, then, move it to the jump break icon and click there.

 Insert jump break is what you use to hide some part of your post. Once you click on it, your unpublished post is divided where the blinking icon is. When you publish, the part below that blinking mark is hidden and readers have to click to be able to read that part. 

Remember: *Ensure that your cursor is placed where you want the "READ MORE"  or CONTINUE READING to appear, click on it to start blinking before going to click on "Insert jump break"

You also need to place a search button on your blog to enable readers search for what they need to read. Not only that, I didn't see a Translate button. Place that too to enable readers translate your blog to their preferred languages.

Those who want to subscribe to yo updates cannot do that because you haven't placed the Subscription button yet.

To add these last three gadgets (buttons), go to your dashboard and click on Layout. This is directly below stats and Earnings. Click on Layout and wait for it to open, then click on Add Gadgets. Here you get to see all the gadgets and pick the ones you need and want.
Try all these and let's see where you still have difficulty. I trust other readers to add some correction and tips for you.
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Comments

  1. Thanks so much! God bless you! This is absolutely detailed. I feel like I don't need any more info. Thanks much.

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  2. Anonymous6/20/2013

    Please, what is the link/name of this blog. I am a Muslim and would like to visit the blog. Thanks!!

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    1. Click on the name of the first commenter to be taken there.

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    2. Anonymous6/22/2013

      eya,this aint nice about u,y hide the name of the blog,u drove pple to ur blog fromm linda ikeji;s blog,you re grounded,it didnt affect the flow on her blog. so what would it cost u to help others. not nice at all

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    3. No, I didn't hide the name. The poster didn't ask that I post her mail or include her ID or the blog name. It was meant to be a private mail. I suggested we post without her ID cos I didn't know she w'd comment. Publishing was so that other new bloggers can learn a few things too. If you want the address why not click on her name since she she commented too. I didn't know she'd leave a comment. Her comment here meant she didn't mind people knowing it's her mail. Someone asked for a link after her comment and I replied. Don't you think more people will see my reply and click on her name? Is that bad?

      Yes I got traffic from Linda Ikeji's blog and how does that affect this post?#DancingKukere and*RME

      dON'T YOU see blog links everywhere on this blog? Why you trying to create negative ideas and issues where there's NONE?

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    4. If she told me she wouldn't mind including her ID, I would have gladly and willingly added the link and her name sef.

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    5. bulls_eye6/29/2013

      Aunt Eya. Ignore this bad belle person. You took your time to answer the person's mail and give advice even more than she asked for. That's too be highly commended. It means you're not one of those who when they have climbed, pull the ladder up from under them. God bless you.

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  3. Thanks Alot for this I am having this same changalle I just started a blog page and I can not open my site from google chrome I do not if you can help me on this

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    1. Which browser opens your site?

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    2. Do you know you need to sign into Chrome?

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  4. Bislondy6/20/2013

    Thanks Aunty Eya... U are such a blessing #hugs. I will so come back to this post when i am fully ready for my blog #verysoon

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    1. Start now Bislondy. No time is going to be perfect.

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    2. Bislondy6/20/2013

      Thanks for the encouragement Aunty Eya,I guess i have to start with a Google+ account. I just wanted some things to be in place, but i guess i have to put an end to my procrastination and tell myself that 'the journey of a thousand miles starts with a step'
      God bless you ma.

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  5. Aunty Eya thanks for this post. I've learned a lot from it as 1'm still trying to find my feet in blogosphere.
    You have a generous spirit :-)

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    1. @V, God is the one to be thanked for making it possible. If you need any more tips, let me know Ok?

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    2. Ok, will do. Thanks!

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  6. Thanks a lot for this post

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  7. Aunty Eya u ve a gud heart,God ll continue 2 bless u n ur family,amen.

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    1. Thank you Mamie and Jenny.

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  8. @poster I doubt of I spent upto a month blogging, cos from your questions it appears you are not yet familiar with your blogger admin panel which is far the easiest to maneuver in comparism to wordpress.

    Take your time you'll get to know more as time goes... Take ur time to read every article blogger sends to you, don't be hasty.

    Always put ur cursor on every panel object before you click, it will most likely instruct you on the use of that tab.

    Have fun blogging...

    One more tin, blogging should be a passion not a means to money, if you start with this mind set you'll get fed up sooner, especially if the money doesn't come.


    Nuff'Said!

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    1. @Ace, you are so ON POINt thanks for adding this. I should have added that in the post. Let money not be the reason why you want to blog please cos things are not really as they see. Blogging can give you all that money when your blog begins ro make maybe a million page views per day and you get companies too to advertise, if not ...just make sure it's a passion Ok?

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  9. I understand.. Thank you

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    1. Khaleel, you are a hardworker. I have seen some changes. Thanks for adding those gadgets.well done.

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    2. It's only God that can bless u ma. You r too kind. And u followed up too! I have decided to ignore the lure of monetizing the blog. I'll focus now on my content nd on making the blog popular. By God's grace things will happen on a more natural pace. God bless u all. I am really pleased.

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  10. awww anty eya you have such a good heart, kia. may God bless you and open doors of favour for you.

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    1. Amen and Amen. Thank you Deborah.

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  11. Aunt Eya, you are a serious blogger scholar o. Ace is so right. The blogger dashboard is far more easier to control than wordpress'. Seriously thinking of shifting thy blog from wordpress to blogger sha just cos of that ease.

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    1. @Jay, I've never been able to access your blog. Everytime I click, it's unavailable. May be you haven't madeit public yet. Please come to blogger.

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    2. Jay, me too, I am a WordPress person. But I dnt see WordPress as difficult. It's just different. I also feel blogson WordPress are...prettier...for lack of a better word. But Blogger seems more accessible.

      Me, I blog neither for passion or money. I started a blog for something and when I got it, the blog was neglected. *covers face* Thanks for ur encouragement Aunty Eya. As you have watered may you also be watered in Jesus' Name..,Amen!

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    3. Ahdaisy dear, I kinda felt wordpress was cool oh until I signed up with blogger. I now began to feel that we the 'association of wordpress bloggers' were being cheated or something. Lol.

      Me sef I blog cos I just feel like sharing something, anything at all. But neither passion nor money too o. Just to share thoughts. Maybe one day sha it will enter money.
      *ibo mode activated* :-)

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  12. What a kind and generous heart u have.

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    1. @Pink berry, you think so? My head is swelling already. Thanks.

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  13. Licious6/20/2013

    @ Anty Eya , LoL! Me too.
    *just strolling by*

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    1. Hi Licious, I'm waving, enjoy the cool breeze.

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  14. I just wanto kiss u Mrs Eya!u seem so nice! More graces,Amen!

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    1. I want to blow s kiss back. Thank you.

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  15. Thanks so much for this. I recently started blogging. Your tips her helpful.

    Please check on my blog and tell me the areas I need to work on more.

    Regards.

    funmikemmy.blospot.com

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    1. Hi Funmy, You have a beautiful blog.I think you need to start using your jump break, upload a pic and leave your contact on your blog. Even though I have a little issue with blog roll right now and can't put it up, You shoube consider adding me to your roll *wink.

      As you know, I am also new in blogosphere and may not really know much. Just a year so I'm still a newbie too. Those three are the ones I noticed.

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  16. morning, i was directed to your blog by a friend and i see it as very educative. i started my blog recently and would love some advice on it. it's circumnavigation1.blogspot.com. would appreciate it if you can give me feedback on it after checking. nyc work here.

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    1. Good morning Bisola, I like your blog name, sounds so oyiboish and fun. I don't know if you like trying colours out for the back ground. You need to read this post and try to add some gadgets so your blog doesn't look naked OK?

      Add something to your profile and let it show on your blog. You have done well by linking it ith your Google+ profile. Try and post some more.
      Well done.

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  17. Anonymous6/21/2013

    You guys seem like the type of friends I want right now... Friendship has not been fair to me, except WC family. I love you guys, I love you aunty Eya! Kisses and hugs.
    Wld want to be a blogger in future anyway...

    Patsy

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    1. Anonymous6/21/2013

      I love you too Patsy. You have more than enough friends here and welcome to blogosphere anytime dear.

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  18. Hi Eya, I am an avid reader of your blog. I have been lazy blogging, here is my blog, ve a look and pass some words of advice duduyemmy.wordpress.com thanxxxx

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    1. Hi Duduyemmy, your last post was in December, am I right? Your blog is beautiful, pls post more often.

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  19. Thank you so much aunty Eya,thanks so much for replying my mail, you have a very large heart and God will keep on blessing you,keep on shining, God will send u helpers when you need help..
    Please try and visit my blog 2 o and share your thoughts with me. Thanks.

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    1. @Laureen, I can't find your blog. You haven't linked it with your Google+ profile. Pls do that so that we get there from your Google plus and linking will also enable you post to your Google+ profile.

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  20. Let me add the blogroll gadget so I add my one and only lovely wives connection, when you are able, please don't forget to add www.ummkhaleel.blogspot.com. **wink. You r too blessed! **plenty hugs

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    1. Thank you. It's Ok I will.
      Hugsssss

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  21. anyone who just ventured into blogging shouldnt just think of monetising it immediately or else your request will be rejected. spend quality time building your blog - quality and content. Make sure you dont use copyrighted pix on ur blog, also make sure you read adsense guide to make sure you arent violating any of der rules. nd be unique. u can apply for adsense when you have good quality post that are not less than 20

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    1. Thank you Vivien. You have a lovely blog but I couldn't leave a comment.

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  22. Great post with pin to pin details. Thanks for sharing the information.

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  23. Thanks for sharing Aunty Eya. I just learnt some new things. And pls keep dropping by on my blog o. Thanks!

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  24. Anonymous12/13/2014

    Thanks for this Auntie, I want to start a blog too but I don't even know what to blog about.

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