Questions

Instead of deleting this blog I think I will keep it but I am trying to decide now how to keep both blogs without them being mirror image blogs.

My domain name on this one is Sonya Lira Photography but I could name the blog itself something else without actually changing the domain. Although I could change the domain.

Should this one strictly be everything about photography including tutorials and how-tos?

The other one can be some photography,  DIY, some just general post etc? I could move the DIYs from this blog to that blog.

Does anyone have any suggestions? I need help lol..

Thank You

 

 

WordPress storage space and upgrades

I am using 72% of the storage space that WordPress allows us on the free blogs.

We are allowed 3,072 MB and I am using 2,196.60 MB.

For $5.99 a month I can get 3 GB of space this one has the remove ads option and it has basic design customization.

For $8.25 a month I can get 13 GB of space. This one has advanced design customization and the remove ads option.

I really see no need in getting the one for $24.92 a month.

If you ran out of space and upgraded which choice did you make and why?

Are you happy with your choice?

When I was running two blogs this probably would not have happened for a long time but it was harder on me trying to keep up with two blogs. This blog will be 3 years old in January.

Is Your Gravatar Linked?

We all have Gravatars whether it be a picture or a pattern but we have them so we can post on WordPress. It is our profile  image but it is much more than that.

Click your Gravatar picture in there it has a place to customize and put your blog or blogs address or a website or both. It might already list your email but what I have noticed is many of your not linked up. All you have is a picture and when someone clicks it they go nowhere. No one can find you.

Check it out and make sure yours shows your blog if not when you Comment or LIKE a page someone can not find your blog.

If you want more Likes, Follows and Comments make sure your Gravatar is linked up.

 

 

New Things On The Blog | Zero to Hero Challenge

DAY 20: ADD A NEW PAGE

The challenge was to add a new page. I added an awards page to my blog that way my awards did not have to be on the side bar. It is listed up top.

https://sonyaliraphotography.com/awards-2/

I also changed up the way my blog roll, categories and a few other things are on my side bar. It is a lot of fun tweaking our blogs there are so many great things we can do to change them up.

DAY 10: DRESS UP YOUR BLOG WITH WIDGETS | Zero To Hero Challenge

Day 10 is about dressing up our blogs with widgets.

No one likes a boring blog.

Once you get the hang of using widgets they are like a bloggers best friend. Whether its images, text, or links to great things there’s a widget for that.

Show off your blog roll . My blog roll has increased so much I keep finding other great blogs I want to follow. There are widgets for your widget so get creative and add a few new ones to your blog.

This was a great challenge, and it allowed me to step back and look at my blog and my widgets.

 

Day 7 Personalize – Zero To Hero Challenge

Day 7 – Zero To Hero Challenge Personalize

This blog is new as of this week, and everything has just been done including personalizing it.

In my opinion a photography blogs background needs to either be black or white to truly showcase your work. Photography is about noticing the pictures and not to be distracted by a busy background.

I have used one of my own images as a header. I will be changing this header quite often.

You could create a header image in Photoshop or Paint Shop Pro that was personalized with a crazy background pattern or font. You could make it any color you wanted it to be as long as it fits in the size it needs to be for your blog theme.. Then you can add in Text like an advertisement for you blog. After your done you can upload it like a picture. That would be a fun way to customize a blog in a different way.

All the customizing we can do from font colors,background colors, header images, right or left side picture position is all part of customizing our blogs. I tend to like everything on the left hand side.

Many  people wrap text around a picture that is another way you could personalize your blog.

Since I have had another blog for about 1 1/2 years I have learned a lot.

I love the blogging community and all the challenges that we have. It keeps us on our toes.

LOVE YOUR THEME DAY 5 – Zero To Hero Challenge

Day 5 of the Zero To Hero Challenge is about trying out different themes for your blog.         I spent most of they day playing with the themes. It is all about your style.

On this blog I previewed a bunch of new themes and settled on this one.

There is only one thing bothering me, and it is the blue writing I can not figure out how to change that and it is not in the theme options.

There are quite a few free themes available on wordpress.com. You can also purchase a theme and preview them before buying them.

I tried out about 10 different themes today..

The magazine style blog themes are my favorite they are so easy to read.

If you have had your theme awhile a change might be good.