Meet a Bilingual International Blogger

wpid-sfondocateBy guest blogger catezapp who blogs at http://ilmondodicate.wordpress.com/

Hi there readers.I am a member of one cool site for quite a while now. I am Italian but have an English mum and have traveled quite a lot. In my blog which now I have had several years, I post in both Italian and English because I have both readers. Continue reading “Meet a Bilingual International Blogger”

Free Online Image Editing Programs – FotoFlexer

I’m not technically inclined and don’t choose to learn how to use perplexing photo editing programs. Instead I use several free online image editing programs frequently.  If GIMP gives you headaches and photshop confuses you, try FotoFlexer. The ease of use and the variety of features brings me back to FotoFlexer time and again. Continue reading “Free Online Image Editing Programs – FotoFlexer”

Reblogging Questions Remain Unanswered

Reblogging is a controversial issue that always brings lots of comments.  Staff have published a post providing some reblogging etiquette tips that I do recommend reading. But I`m not looking for comments as much as I am looking for answers from Staff, who have my comment in moderation.

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Worrisome (or not) WordPress.com Reader Developments

littleworrydoll2Does your blog visitors becoming offsite readers worry you? I’m asking because the WordPress.com Reader is becoming the new black and will continue to be fleshed out like a magazine – a magazine with full posts and sharing features, so readers don’t have to bother to click into blogs at all.  Continue reading “Worrisome (or not) WordPress.com Reader Developments”

Zemanta Is and Isn’t History

A month ago a closed sticky post in the support forums featured the surprise announcement Zemanta dashboard integration was removed from WordPress.com. Yet some WordPress.com bloggers are still  wondering where suggested related content (images, links, related articles, and tags) in their dashboard went. Continue reading “Zemanta Is and Isn’t History”

More Sources of Free Images for Blogs and Websites

collageThere are thousands of free photos available online and stock images do not have a negative impact on search engine rankings. So don’t let the lack of a camera prevent you from enhancing your posts with individual high resolution public domain pictures and/or collages. Continue reading “More Sources of Free Images for Blogs and Websites”

More Christmas freebies for your blog

christmas hollyEvery year I do some web surfing to locate free Christmas graphics.  Below are sites I selected I this year. Also visit Free Christmas blog headers and graphics, a collection which has been updated every year since 2009, and don’t forget these 4 Year End Blog Post Ideas.

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Freshen Your Theme with Seasonal Touches

You can freshen your blog appearance in many ways that reflect seasonal changes and holidays that range from changing themes  temporarily to less dramatic decorative changes to the theme you are using now.  Consult your calendar and  unleash your creativity to transmit your brand to your readership through seasonal events, holidays and special occasions. Continue reading “Freshen Your Theme with Seasonal Touches”

20 Gov’t Sources of Free Images for Your Blog

abcollageRegardless of where you live your federal, state, regional and local governments can be sources of public domain images and other media for use in your blog. So don’t let the lack of a camera stop you from enhancing your posts with thousands of high quality public domain images. Do be sure to read the Terms of Use on each site as thousands of other free images and media files are available too, provided attribution (copyright) is respected. Continue reading “20 Gov’t Sources of Free Images for Your Blog”

Google’s Matt Cutts on Stock Images

The question posed to Matt Cutts of Google’s anit-spam team was, “Does using stock photos on your pages have a negative effect on rankings?” View the answer here via Google’s Matt Cutts: Stock Images Do Not Impact Search Engine Rankings. Do you think using stock images is an indicator of the quality of the content on any site that’s not a photoblogging site? If so … Continue reading Google’s Matt Cutts on Stock Images