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Sep 02

August Traffic Report for Moana Saves

It’s fun to look back on the previous month to see what were the highlights for our readers and who sent our readers to us– legitimate essay writing service Top Ten Referring Sites for August: Top Ten Posts for August: Top Ten Keywords for August: Mahalo nui to all of the referring sites who sent …

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Aug 04

The Complete Idiot’s Guide to WordPress: A Review and Giveaway

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If you were blogging on Blogger during May of 2011, you might not be now.  That was the month Google was updating Blogger and many, many a blogger couldn’t post much less log in.  Many of us, in fact, took that as a sign to move our blogs to self-hosted WordPress. Even if you’re not …

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Aug 02

July Traffic Report for Moana Saves

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It’s fun to look back on the previous month to see what were the highlights for our readers and who sent our readers to us– Top Ten Blogs Referring Traffic to us in July: Makobi Scribe Tightwad in Utah Moana Saves (blogger) An Island Life Simply Stacie WIC Project The Dishlist Little Yayas Matter of …

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Jul 19

Social Spark Tips for Monetizing Your Blog

If you read this blog with any kind of regularity, you’ll notice I’ve been a bit of a Social Spark evangelist (here and here).  Compared to other sites that provide sponsored writing opportunities to bloggers, Social Spark seems to respect/reward the efforts of bloggers the most and so I can’t help pointing that out when …

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Jul 13

Social Spark News

I’ve been talking about Social Spark as one of my favorite ways to monetize my blog here.  Recently, IZEA, the parent company of Social Spark, announced the acquisition of $3.3 million equity funding and became a publicly traded company enabling “a major milestone for our company,” said Ted Murphy, CEO of IZEA. “I am pleased …

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Jul 05

Social Spark: A Monetizing Option for Bloggers

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Set Your Price, Choose Your Advertisers, Start Getting Paid! Have you heard of Social Spark? It’s a site that brings advertisers and publishers (i.e., bloggers) together so that advertisers can spread the word about their product or website and bloggers can earn some cash.  I’ve signed up for several sites where bloggers can work with …

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Jun 01

Plug-Ins for WordPress Newbies

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I’ve been scouring the web for great lists of must-have WordPress plug-ins as we’ve just moved the blog over from Blogger to WP and I wanted to check out all of these fabulous plug-ins guaranteed to make blogging easier.   One thing I realized once we’d moved over is that WordPress isn’t exactly drag n drop …

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Mar 05

Create a Welcome Page for your Blog

I was strolling through my Facebook feed when I clicked on SuzieQTPie’s Scraps of Life and found her new welcome page.  It was cool! And it was free!  Which meant that nothing could stop me from trying it out. Pagemodo is a marketing design application on Facebook that lets you design pages for your Blog/Business/Brand …

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Dec 31

Eight Things Learned from Blogging in 2010 (or the post with the most parenthetical asides)

I’m seeing lots of “year in review” posts from bloggers since we’re on the verge of 2011.  Well, that made me want to write one, too. (Peer pressure is a powerful thing–even when you’re not a teenager anymore.)  But Moana Saves has only been ‘live’ since the end of August so my “year in review” …

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Oct 26

Custom Blog Design Giveaway From the Shabby Vanity

Ever since Madeline Mele of The Shabby Vanity did my blog design at the end of August, I’ve wanted to feature her and her business here at Moana Saves.  Working with Madeline on the blog design was great.  She is efficient and professional, listening to me every step of the way yet also adding her …

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