Friday, October 24, 2014

Blogging Tips: Perfect Pictures

Hello everyone! Its Noor and today I am going to tell you how to create the perfect pictures for your blog! Let's get right to it!

 

 
This is one of the main things about pictures! You gotta know how to take em'! Here are different types of photos and how to take them.
 
  The key to taking nature pictures is lighting, location, and importantness. If you take a picture in pitch black, not gonna look so great. And if you are taking pictures of a pretty tree, you would not want to get that old PVC pipe in the pic. Finally, no one cares about one leaf. (Unless you have some cool quote with it.)
 
Be wise when taking nature pictures, look at EVERYTHING around the objects.
 
 
These are the pictures you take when you need to post a tutorial. The key to taking these pictures is surroundings, lighting, and timing. Make sure there are no weird little scraps next to your uncompleted doll skirt. The lighting has to be good enough so readers can actually see what you are doing. And have a picture for each step otherwise people will get lost in your tutorial.
 
 
You do photoshoots of your doll, house, garden, toys, room, etc. Everyone loves them!! The key to photoshoots are timing, surroundings, and importantness. Timing because you don't want to take 5 pictures of your doll by the windowsill. Surroundings has been in all of these and it is soooo important. Importantness because NO ONE wants to see your messy room on Saturday. (Unless its Instagram, then you're good.)
 
 
There are many ways to make your pictures amazing and I'll share 2 for all of you!
 
 
PicMonkey is like the best thing ever. It has so many different things you can do and it is free! (I used PicMonkey to edit all these pictures) This is the best editing website!!
 
 
I haven't really used this one a lot but people told me it was good. I checked it out and it was pretty cool. If you don't like PicMonkey, then you should try out iPiccy!
 
 
 
That's all for today, stay tuned for BBK Biz Day tomorrow!! I hope you enjoyed!
 
 
Thanks for reading,
 


Thursday, October 23, 2014

3 : Halloween Treats!

Hey everyone!  It's Amelia Grace!  Today I will be sharing with you 3 ideas for fun halloween treats!  I found these ideas on Pinterest.  Numbers from Google Images.


Witch Cupcakes




Spider Cookies




Pretzel Pumpkins


Do you have a favorite Halloween treat?  If you do, send me a picture at agameliagrace@gmail.com!



Tuesday, October 21, 2014

How To: Promote Your Blog

 Hello, loyal readers! I know this is a short post, but if you want to know how to promote your blog, look no further- I have a great tutorial with some tips to help give your blog a boost-

1.
Get Featured on BBK!

This one is the most obvious- what better way to get promoted than be featured on the front page of Blogs By Kids! Of course, it only works if you ARE a kid.

2.
Comment on Other Blogs

No one will pay your blog any attention if you don't pay THEIR blog any attention- go comment on all of your favorite blogs! I'm sure they'll give you back some much-deserved attention.

3.
Pay for Advertisements

Most people don't want to do this, and I know I wouldn't. You can get plenty of views WITHOUT advertising, but I decided to list this just in case some of you kid bloggers have wealthy parents and are serious about your blog.

4.
Respond to the Readers You Already Have

Ignoring the comments by your current readers will definitely turn them away- and repel other people as well! Remember to be kind and courteous, so that your readers will respect you and possibly recommend your blog to their friends.

5.
Link Your Blog to Your Social Media Accounts

For those tech-savvy Tweeters and bloggers out there, connecting your social media accounts to your blog will definitely up those views! Especially if you already have a lot of followers/friends/etc.

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 I was on a bit of a time crunch today, so the post was a little short. And if you haven't already noticed, I switched my signature column to the "How To's" posts. I hope you found my tips useful, so comment below if you did! Thanks for reading everyone, and have a wonderful day.
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Saturday, October 18, 2014

BBK Biz Day - 3








Johanna has a new blog for her contests!  
right now she is hosting:

and 
 including 1D, inventions,
story & animal contests!

Head over to 
Joy's Contests to get the deets & find out what the prizes are!




Blog Posts about fall!  
Please send your post link to libbiedoyle@gmail.com.




Jollygirl from Reflections of a Jolly Girl

Sophie of  Dancing Among Daisies.

We LOVE seeing your new faces in those little follower squares!  
Thank You!!!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Halloween Posts

Since Halloween is fast approaching 
I thought I'd feature a few of your Halloween Posts!

Just click on the pumpkins to see where you end up!





Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Featuring: Gebbles Writes

Today I'm featuring an amazing blog written by Gemma-Rose.


http://gebbleswrites.blogspot.com.au/

Gemma-Rose is an animal lover. She owns THREE cats and a puppy.


She's also a writer. She competes in writing events like NaNoWriMo as well.


Gemma-Rose also likes cooking, Disney, craft and many other things.

So go visit her blog and say hi! It's amazing.

 

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

How To Follow Blogs with Broken Members Widgets

Hello!

 Let me just note that this post was originally on Squishingly, so the blog pictured is an older design from my personal blog. Just in case y'all were wondering. Haha, enjoy.

 So, some blogs on Blogger have been having major issues with the Members widget. If it says, "We're sorry... We were unable to handle your request. Please try again or return a bit later," then you've found the perfect blog post! Let me show you how to fix it!


 That is my blog. Now, the red box above shows you my Members widget. The picture below is just a close-up of that widget.


 Instead of clicking on the blue "Join this site" button that you usually would, go ahead and pop the widget out. You can do this by clicking on the two squares overlapping each other, or the button inside the red box.


 Now, this window will pop up on your screen. Click on the "Follow with Google Friend Connect" button, and you'll get another pop-up window. The next one should be familiar to you, if you've followed other blogs. That's all there is to it!

 This is a really simple tutorial to follow, so that's all I've got for now. Have a wonderful day everyone, and I hope my quick-fix helped you out! Please, please, please let me know in the comments if you found it useful, 'cause I love hearing good things from you guys! Thank you!
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