Ifeanyi Ekperi

The WOW Logo Designer

Own your Facebook Profile - Don't tag me!

We've all tag someone and someone have tagged us in one, two many times - sometimes, we are culprit of tagging someone inappropriately as well as people tagging us as well.

You want to stop people from tagging you on Facebook, don't worry, we'll work you through how you can manage your privacy settings on status.




Facebook has a feature that allows Users' to tag friends on photo they took but some people would tag you in pictures that doesn't concern you.

Recently, I visited a friend Facebook profile to check out his latest post that I might have missed, guess what, I did not see any of his posts on the first page. it was so annoying that I had to scan through all the pictures and posts of other people who have tagged him in 'unnecessary' conversations and pictures that doesn't concern him and he left it.

Imagine, if I wanted to give him a job and I needed to see some of his activies on Facebook, that';s how he would have lost his chance and I know that is how almost 70% of Facebooks profiles are - post from other people dominates in your profile - OWN YOUR PROFILE.

In other for you to OWN YOUR FACEBOOK PROFILE, We can show you how to remove undesirable photo tags, and more importantly, how to tweak your Facebook privacy settings to make sure an unapproved photo tag never appears on your Timeline ever again.

We would suggest you don't restrict people from tagging you but approve whatever you want to display on your timeline and hide others that are not relevant.

Let us know in the comments about any Facebook photo tag horror stories you've experienced!

'Untag' me already

  • To "untag" yourself in an image or a status put up by another person, hit the pencil icon on the top right.
    Select "Remove tag."
    You now have two pop-ups to negotiate that inform Facebook why you're de-tagging the image.
The first screen gives you the choice of quietly removing the tag, asking the person who tagged you to remove the tag, or block the tagger.
  • I don't want to be tagged

    After you've clicked the Untag, Facebook would like to know why you don';t want to be tagged.
    The first set of options gives you the choice of quietly removing the tag, asking the person who tagged you to remove the tag, or block the tagger.
  • I hate being tagged by ......

    The next options look at why you want the tag removed.
    If it's simply an unflattering or undesirable image select the first option and hit "Continue."
  • The next options look at why you want the tag removed.
If it's simply an unflattering or undesirable image select the first option and hit "Continue."

    Facebook Privacy Settings

    Locate "Privacy Settings" from the drop-down menu on the top right of your Facebook page.Now we can delve into Facebook's ever-changing privacy options to manage any tagged images in the future.
Select "Privacy Settings" from the drop-down menu on the top right of your Facebook page.
  • Tag Settings

    Hit "Edit Settings" next to the "How tags work" section.
    You'll now see a list of options you can tweak to suit your privacy preferences.
  • How Tags Work

    You'll now see a list of options you can change and tweak to suit you.
    The first is "Timeline Review".
Enabling this will mean you can manually review every single post you're tagged in before it shows up on your Timeline.
  • Timeline Review

    The first is "Timeline Review".
    Enabling this will mean you can manually review any post you are tagged in before it shows in your Timeline.
    "Tag Review" works the same way for photo tags.
Enable this to review photo tags before they appear on your Timeline.
  • Tag Review

    "Tag Review" works the same way for photo tags.
    Enable this to review photo tags before they appear on your Timeline.
    "Tag Suggestions" is a little different.
This is Facebook's facial recognition tool that will, in theory, spot you in an image and suggest tagging you to whichever of your friends uploaded it.
You can turn this off altogether by selecting "No one," or allow suggestions to show up to your friends.
  • Tag Suggestions

    "Tag Suggestions" gives you the choice of either allowing or disallowing your friends from tagging you in pictures that your face appear - Smart Facebook.

    You can turn this off altogether by selecting "No one," or allow suggestions to show up to your friends.

  • Activity Log Notifications

    If you've enabled the review options, now when someone tags you, you have to manually approve the tag from the Timeline Review tab in your profile.
  • 15. Custom Privacy

    Here you can hide tagged posts that appear on your Timeline from certain people (or lists you've already set up).
  • Displaying Tagged Posts

    Now you'll see (from your "Activity Log" view) that approved tagged posts are visible to your friends -- minus the people you added to the "Hide" option.
 
Hope this helped you in Owning your Facebook Profile and never display unwanted posts in your Timeline

15 tips on how your logo should look like

Your logo is a identity.

I met a customer recently and he was ranting around the place about how he wanted his logo to be. He wanted an illustration os a high mountain and a bird, green leaves, this that and that.

And I just say to myself, do you want all that in a logo? Just one identity? OMG!

I like the imaginations, the aspirations for you and your brand but your identity should be simple and minimal, its an identity and not a video

Here is a glimpse at the world's biggest brands and how their logos look like and how yours should as well.

We are featuring the following top 50 brands:
Coca-Cola, Microsoft, IBM, GE, Intel, Nokia, Walt Disney, McDonald’s, Toyota, Marlboro, Mercedes-Benz, Citi, Hewlett-Packard, American Express, Gillette, BMW, Cisco, Louis Vuitton, Honda, Samsung, Dell, Ford, Pepsi, Nescafé, Merrill Lynch, Budweiser, Oracle, Sony, HSBC, Nike, Pfizer, UPS, Morgan Stanley, JPMorgan, Canon, SAP, Goldman Sachs, Google, Kellogg’s, Gap, Apple, Ikea, Novartis, UBS, Siemens, Harley-Davidson, Heinz, MTV, Gucci and Nintendo.
An analysis of all these brands and their identities/logos would give us some good tips on how your logo should like

Top 50 Brands Logos
The % below identifies the percentage of these 50 brands that hold to this view:
  • The name does not describe the product sold (94%) (ie. in most cases a logo is used to identify a company, not describe what it does.)
  • The by-line tag is not included in the logo (90%)
  • The font style is clean and clear (84%)
  • The logo design uses one colour only (74%) (white & black not counted as a colour)
  • The logo design uses letters only without the symbol (74%)
  • The logo design is a made-up name or ACRONYM (72%)
  • The logo design is rectangular in shape (66%)
  • The logo design is one word only (62%)
  • The logo design includes the trademark symbol (54%) and is placed in the top right (48%)
  • The name is 6 letters or less (52%)
  • The name uses upper & lower case (44%) (excluding ACRONYMS)
  • The background is filled and solid. (52%)
  • The pronunciation includes three sounds/syllables (44%)
  • The predominant colour base is blue (40%)
Interesting right? Now you see that our logo does not have all the space luxur in this world for illustrations and what have you.

You just need a logo(an identity) that conveys the message to your audience. Like seen above, it really doesn't have to contain a chicken if your company is a chicken fries company but sometimes its necessary!

Why not get a logo review or a complete rebrand of your brand identity now, that your know how your logo should like!

Hope this tips helped you to know what to look out for when you need a logo.

Contact us today  for your simple and minimalist logo and rightly conveys the message of what you do to your audience. Let's give your brand a facelift!


Image credits: Creative Bits

How to verify your FREE Wordpress blog on Google Webmaster Console

WordPress.com is one of the best CMS platform for blogs around the globe and it's seamless integration of plugins and tools is second to none.

Despite all this hype, advantages, merits or what have you over other content management systems like blogger, Joomla, Wix etc - people (bloggers) find it difficult to integrate their website using the Google Webmaster Console in order to get indexed by Google and gain organic searches and visits to their blog via Google search engine.
 

Benefits of adding your Website/Blog in Google Webmater Console

Google’s Search Console (formerly Webmaster Tools) will give you some additional statistical data about your traffic, such as how many people are arriving at your site through Google searches, the part of the world your traffic is coming from, and the amount of visitors that landed on each specific post or page. It will also show you the total number of individual URLs on your site that have been indexed by Google, which search keywords are most significant for your site, and other information about how Google is indexing your site.
Please note that verifying your site in order to use the webmaster tools is very necessary in order for your site to be indexed with Google, Bing, or any other search engine; Unless you don'e need google to index you. (I wonder why you don't want Google index).

I can take care of all the neccessary SEO and setting to get indexed in Google for you without your having to do anything at all (other than blog)!  Just contact me using the contact us form or email: imattew3@gmail.com for this service, don't worry its affordable.
This post covers you adding your site to Google Search Console but does not guarantee it indexing all the pages as they may be errors on most of your pages (we can take care of that for you).

Note, this post is how to verify your FREE Wordpress.com Blog on Google Search Console, you can also use it to do same for your custom domain name on Wordpress.org or click on the link below to get a see a specific post for verifying your Wordpress.org Custom domain Blog.

How to verify Wordpress blog on Google Webmaster Console

For most sites, in order to verify your niche blog for webmaster tools, you normally need to add a hidden “meta tag” to your page. Since you can’t edit the theme files of your site on WordPress.com, we provide additional tools to make this easier.

If you have multiple domain names pointing to the same site, we recommend verifying the primary domain.

Verify your FREE Wordpress blog on Google Webmaster Console

All of the Site Verification Services can be accessed via your Setting→Traffic screen on you wordpress.com account.

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Here are instructions for how to verify your WordPress.com site with each service:

Google Search Console

(if you have a custom domain, you can also verify with Google by setting custom DNS records)
First, login to http://g.co/SearchConsole with your Google account. At the “Welcome to Search Console” page, enter your blog address (with https:// in front) in the “Website” field.
googlewebmaster1Next, click the “Add a Property” button. You’ll see two tabs: “Recommended method” and “Alternate methods”. In order to use the Google Search Console with your WordPress.com site, choose “Alternate methods“.
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Select the “HTML tag” option to continue.
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Next, you’ll see a line of HTML code that resembles “<meta name=”google-site-verification” content=”rc2RXSkjV5rz9P2s2hTwdDsnwTu4tD-gmruKUrqBGjs” />. Copy the entire code. Leave the verification page you’re currently viewing open and open your blog’s “Settings” page in a new tab or window.
googlewebmaster4 Click on the Traffic tab and paste the code you copied into the Google field under the Site Verification Services section. Don’t forget to click Save Settings once you’ve pasted the code.
Traffic Google
Return to the Google Search Console verification page and click “Verify“.
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As a bonus, See how to Verify your FREE Wordpress blog on Bing, Pinterest and Yandex Webmaster Consoles

Bing Webmaster Center

  1. Log in to http://www.bing.com/webmaster with your Live! account.
  2. Click Add a Site.
  3. Enter your blog URL in the URL box (example.wordpress.com or example.com)
  4. Enter the Sitemap URL in the “Add a sitemap” box (example.wordpress.com/sitemap.xml or example.com/sitemap.xml) and click Add.
  5. Copy the meta tag code that looks like this:
    <meta name='msvalidate.01' content='12C1203B5086AECE94EB3A3D9830B2E'>
  6. Leave the verification page open and go to your blog’s Settings page. (in a new tab/window).
  7. Click on the Traffic tab and paste the code into the Bing field under the Site Verification Services section.
    Traffic Bing
  8. Click on Save Settings at the top of the Site Verification Settings section.
  9. Go back to the Bing verification page and click Verify.

Pinterest Site Verification

  1. Log in at http://pinterest.com/ with your Pinterest account.
  2. Go to your profile and click the Edit Profile button.
  3. Enter your Website address if you haven’t already.
  4. Click the Confirm Website button.
  5. On the next page, copy the meta tag that looks like this:
    <meta name="p:domain_verify" content="90b0c9e0e9ce97cc165c42c4663542beb"/>
  6. Leave the verification page open and go to your blog’s Settings page. (in a new tab/window).
  7. Click on the Traffic tab and paste the code into the Pinterest field under the Site Verification Services section.
    Traffic Pinterest
  8. Click on Save Settings at the top of the Site Verification settings section.
  9. Go back to the Pinterest verification page and click Finish.

Yandex Site Verification

  1. Log in or sign up at https://webmaster.yandex.com/.
  2. Once logged in, click Add site button below the webmaster headline.
  3. Scroll down and enter your Website address (URL) if you haven’t already.
  4. Click the Add button.
  5. On the next step (verification), click the tab labelled meta tag
  6. Copy the meta tag that looks like this:
    <meta name='yandex-verification' content='506a386529f57a53' />
  7. Leave the verification page open and go to your blog’s Settings page. (in a new tab/window).
  8. Click on the Traffic tab and paste the code into the Yandex field under the Site Verification Services section.
    Traffic Yandex
  9. Click on Save Settings at the top of the Site Verification settings section.
  10. Go back to the verification page and click the Check button

50 Useful Websites you need to visit (Bloggers & Non-bloggers)



Without any delay, here goes the List of Useful websites you should visit daily.

There are more than a billion websites around the internet and sometimes it becomes hard to search through and find exactly what you want on the web, you understand that kind of thing when you just search Google or Bing or Baidu and yet the wrong websites that are not useful to you at the time keep pooping up.

50 Useful Websites you need to visit


To save you some stress, I have compiled this long list of 50 Useful Websites you need to visit (Bloggers & Non-bloggers) on the internet, I do visit them as well. This list can automate your online presence with hassles.

The below list provides some of those websites that I find particularly helpful. This is pretty long list but you will find useful websites you need




  1. goo.gl - shorten long urls and convert urls into short codes. 
  2. unfurlr.com - easily find a url hiding behind the short link. 
  3. copypastecharacter.com - copy special characters that aren’t on your keyboard, it also includes emojis, currency, icons etc 
  4. lovlycharts.com - create flowcharts, network diagrams, sitemaps etc. 
  5. iconfinder.com — the best place to find free and premium icons of all sizes. 
  6. office.com - Ya! Where you can purchase the latest version of Microsoft's Office suit 
  7. followupthen.com -- the easiest way to setup email reminders (free).
  8. qClock - find the local time of a city using Google Map
  9.  jotti.org - scan any suspicious file for viruses. 
  10. joliprint.com - reformat news articles and blog content as a newspaper. 
  11. ctrql.org/rss — a search engine for RSS feeds.
  12. random.org - pick random numbers. flip coins and more.  
  13. pdfescape.com - lets you can quickly edit PDFs in the browser itself. 
  14. tubemogul.com - simultaneously upload videos to YouTube and other video sites.
  15. myfonts.com - Get fonts free, quickly determine the font name from an image. 
  16. google.com/webfonts — a good collection of open source fonts.
  17. sizeasy.com - visualize and compare the size of any picture.
  18. livestream.com — broadcast events live over the web, biding your desktop screen.
  19. iwantmyname.com - helps you search domains across all TLDs.
  20. typewith.me - work on the same document with multiple users.
  21. flightstats.com - Track flight status at airports worldwide. 
  22. join.me - share you screen with anyone over the web.
  23. onlineocr.net - extract text from scanned pictures, photos or documents - see other OCR tools.
  24. wetransfer.com - for sharing really big files online. 
  25. ¡mo.im - chat with your buddies on Skype, Facebook, Google Talk. etc. from one place. 
  26. translate.google.com — translate web pages. PDFS and Office documents free. 
  27. similarsites.com - discover new sites that are similar to what you like already. 
  28. bing.com - just another search engine. 
  29. tinychat.com - setup a private chat room in micro-seconds. 
  30. google.com/history - found something on Google but can’t remember it now? Check your search history!
  31. zoom.it - view very high-resolution images in your browser without scrolling. 
  32. marker.to - easily highlight the important parts of a web page for sharing.
  33. gtmetrix.com - the perfect tool for measuring your website performance online.
  34. ge.tt - quickly send a file to someone, they can even preview it before downloading. 
  35. scr.im - Crate a shortlink for your email without exposing it to spammers, share you email address online without worrying about spam. 
  36. homestyler.com — design from scratch or re-model your home in 3d.
  37.  choirscript.com.ng - Print music sheet in solfa notation and upload yours free. Convert your music sheet from staff notation to Solfa
  38. noteflight.com - print music sheets in staff notation, write your own music online.
  39. whoishostingthis.com - find the web host of any website.
  40. woorank.com - research a website from the SEO perspective.
  41. typingweb.com - master touch-typing with these practice sessions. 
  42. privnote.corn - create text notes that will self-destruct after being read. 
  43. snopes.com - find it that email offer you received real or just another scam. 
  44. talltweets.com - Send tweets longer than 140 characters. 
  45. builtwith.com - Find the technology stack of any website.
  46. fiverr.corn - Hire people to do little things for $5. 
  47. ifttt.com - Create a connection between all your online accounts, automate your social sharing with simple applets.
  48. minutes.io - quickly capture effective notes during meetings.
  49. bubbl.us — create mind-maps, brainstorm ideas in the browser.
  50. Timerime.com - create headlines with audio and video aid images (shutting down in August, 2017)

    Ya! That is 50 useful website you need to visit as a blogger, digital marketer, secretary or whatever, they are very useful especially if you want to automate your online presence of be effective in your day to day job.

    I will be making a review of some of them (if not all), so stay tuned by subscribing to our newsletter.

    Remember, #BeYou

    Which other website do you use, be part of the next edition, use the comment box below.

10 Experts Quotes/Opinions on How to Increase Blog Traffic and SEO in 2017

If you prefer to grade in the results, you need to have great easygoing SEO management strategy. With more than a billion sites on the World Wide Web today, especially a huge amount of posts being generated by the day.

How to Increase Blog Traffic and SEO in 2017
Search engine optimization is something website owners, bloggers and online/digital marketers have been working on for decades now. Everyone has different methods and reasons for what works best.

What we do get, is that quality backlinks are crucial factor in SEO strategy.

To bolster the chances of your blog ranking even higher, we’ve curated the quotes and opinions of 10 experts to discover their secrets and what works for them in the survival of SEO today.

Don't just read the quotes, get your head round it and implement them in your blog, website and business.


10 Experts Quotes/Opinions on How to Increase Blog Traffic and SEO in 2017

Srish Agrawal   – LogoDesignTeam.com

Internal backlinking is an enormous part of the SEO process.

All in all, it’s not about just creating content, it’s more about putting in the time and effort to make sure you are giving your audience what they need, while also promoting your content to make sure it’s getting in front of the right crowd.

Ted Rubin - tedrubin.com

Welcome to the ‘Age of Influence,’ where anyone can build an audience and effect change, advocate brands, build relationships and make a difference.
 For me it is not about tools, but about strategy, and execution. It also includes:

  • User-Friendly Navigation: Keeping your blog easy to navigate. 
  • Look for Holes in Your Competition: Take a look at your competition’s blogs and websites.  You must find a hole, then work on it. 
  • Don’t Close Your Comments: Don’t close the door for people to leave comments on your blog. 
  • Commenting on Other Blogs: Look for other blogs in your industry that have a good amount of traffic and comments, and contribute a comment. 
  • Syndicate, syndicate, syndicate… share your content via all social channels always including Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and LinkedIn.

Daniel Scocco – Botway.com

Put your users/visitors first. Google is rolling a series of algorithm updates that are giving this factor more and more importance.
If your site and pages are not going to be GREAT for the user you want to serve, then Google is going to pick another one, as he doesn’t want to let his search engine users down. Think about it!

Tim Soulo – Ahrefs.com
 
There’s really no better strategy than targeting the “right” keywords.
If you’re just starting out, you should only go after the easiest possible keywords, so that to get some initial traction and search traffic flowing to your blog.

Rick Ramos – HealthJoy.com

When you are writing a new article, you need to ask yourself if it has “Social Currency.”
 Basically, the idea is that people share things that make them look good and they agree with. Writing an article with social currency, whatever the audience, is a strong win.

Evgeniy Garkaviy – HopeSpring.org.uk

 The best two strategies that have been effective for us in 2017 are email/newsletter and roundups.
We noticed that traffic from our mailing list stayed longer on our site than traffic from other sources.

Paweł Kijko – TimeCamp.com
The quality of your links matters, not quantity
At the moment, content marketing is spearheading, in particular, content relevance for its users.

Sarah Arrow – Sark eMedia

In 2017 the best ways to get the very best traffic is to pay for it.
 Pinners are buyers. Pinterest is one giant vision board for what people want to buy

Syed Balkhi – WPBeginner.com

The best strategy to increase blog traffic in SEO is to create long-form content that is sharable!

Bill Gassett – MaxRealEstateExposure.com

 One of the best ways to grow your blog traffic is to be consistent.
I publish an article every Monday morning. My readers know this is exactly when they can expect to see new content from me.

Best Working Methods to Increase Traffic and SEO in 2017

After reading over each of these Expert tips and actionable steps, you should have gotten hold of ideas on how to recuperate your SEO and attain rankings in the process.

Your site content needs to provide value to your audience and also give them a solution to their needs. This is the “call to action” of your content, and if you don’t currently have one in place, then your content likely isn’t as valuable as you may think, keep this at the back of your mind before you hit PUBLISH.

Over to you! Share to bless someone else.


How to Increase Blog Traffic and SEO in 2017 - Experts reveals ways to better your Google rankings.

How to choose a Niche – Inspirations

You want to start a blog right? Confused on how to get a profitable niche or what is a niche all about for my blog? These are questions banging on your head right now and you decided to ask the search engine (google, bing, yahoo etc).

Yes, you landed on the right blog to solve your niche problems. A niche or a niche market is an area of expertise for your blog!
Finding you niche easily
Like I put it in my start a blog post:
…. a niche is an area of specialty your blog focuses on to make a difference, in other words, a niche is a topic that you can write with little or no inspiration, even if I kick your butts on one faithful morning and say write this, you would give me your best article. That’s a niche.

What is a Niche Market?

A niche market is a selling area for your niche. It is where to find your prospective customers that can buy what you have to offer in your area of expertise, that is why you need to be a go-to expert in your niche. A Real Gee niche blog knows that if I can offer VALUE to my niche market, I can make sales even when I am not there. Hope that makes sense?
You may like: What does it take to start a Blog?

How do I find a Niche?

Finding a niche and finding niche market keywords are important for your blog if you really want to make a head-way. I guess you have not bought a domain name because you need you niche keyword to appear on the domain for Google and other search engine bots to understand and trust your website is in a particular niche.
Here is a process to finding a niche for yourself:
  • What do you love writing about? If I wake you up in a nice refreshing morning and say write something on your niche can you give me the best article? Avoid blogging burn out by choosing a blog niche you love.
  • Are you passionate about it? Think carefully, because sometimes you might be passionate about it but you can’t write even a damn about it.
  • Craft your craft – Are you ready and willing to always learn to learn in the the above topic (niche)? If you want to stand out, the way to go is to specialize, that is the only way to dominate your niche.

Niche Inspirations for your blog

We can work you through the process of getting the best niche for your blog if you want, use the contact form to ask for a blog coach
These inspirational quotes were collated from big guys in the industry that have more or less dominated their niche to help you brainstorm and get the best and most suitable niche for YOU and your BLOG. Hope it inspires you to pick the right and profitable niche.
Abrar Mohi Shafee (www.bloggingspell.com) says:
“….give importance to the niche your are competent with, rather than the number of potential audiences, choose a niche depending on your ability….”
Amy Segreti (www.liveallofyou.com) says:
” I would say you choose something that motivates you to be all of yourself. Don’t choose something that you hide parts of yourself while doing”.
So, what are you waiting for! Start having fun DOING WHAT YOU LOVE by choosing the right niche for your blog!

What does it take to start a Blog? See inside!

Let me guess, you searched Google to know either ‘how much it takes to start a blog’, ‘step by step formula on how to start a blog’ or what tools are needed to build a successful blog and the list goes on and on…. right?

You’re in the right place to get all the answers you seek for because Creative U is here to untangle the creativity in you but, we don’t just tell you what you want to hear about starting a blog, we will delve deep into telling you the hard and not-so pleasing facts of having a blog in 2017 and beyond!
Fasten your seat-belts ‘cos it’s going to be a long drive. Welcome….

First things first!

What is a Blog?

We perceive that before you search for what it takes to start a blog you probably know what a blog is, right? Hmmmm I heard some silent Nos… but don’t worry we are here to untangle creativity, isn’t it?
A blog according to Wikipedia is
a regularly updated website or web page, typically one run by an individual or small group, that is written in an informal or conversational style.
A blog is a platform used by ‘bloggers’ to inspire, educate and communicate thoughts as words to readers like you – it’s a dry definition right? It’s just mine, there are lots of definitions out there about basics of blogging etc you can checkout…. but NOT now!
Let’s get this started already. Ready? But..

Why do you want to blog?

That question sounds familiar right? It might have been asked by your friends, close pals, mentors etc and me now. But, come to think of it, did you provide any answers when they asked or you just borrowed the regular unspecific answer of:
  • I want to just blog
  • I just have fun blogging and dishing out information to people (even if it’s trash)
  • I want to let people know what I know……
It’s nice to know, but all the above answers are not just the ‘Wrong reasons to start a blog’ but also the most annoying reasons to want to set up a blog that would die because of unclear vision and goals.
Now, take a deep breath, think again why you need a blog and drop it in the comments below…
I guess you’ve done that, now here is mine,  I won’t bore you – I started Creative U because I wanted to clean the mess of not getting the right information needed whenever you search online whether you are searching on how to set up a blog or the latest graphic design tips or how to make a living from home… you get the right information with a click of the mouse….
That’s enough right? No… ya no, I am pissed-off really because of the way the internet is being populated with junks and it’s being thrown at our faces. Pawn! Oh we can’t do anything about it….. No way, Creative U is here to curate the best articles and collate the best of the best for a better internet….  now that’s enough with the ranting, we have nice guys doing nice things on the internet as well. 
Guess you now know why you need a blog! To help me in your own area of expertise make the internet worth while, right? Good, but if you are not sharing this dream I guess you might need to rethink! 😉

what does it take to start a blog?

Ya, let’s hit the nail on the head.

You’re probably expecting me to start listing them one after the other and then you move on like it’s a maths formula that you solve once and never get back to it…. the listing part is coming. Ok? But, who should blog? Or who is a Real Gee Blogger?
Can everybody blog? No..  I know you agree with me, but if you think blogging is just writing and writing and even more writing of posts and hitting publish then I thing you need a blogging course at Havard University.

*I can offer you a better blogging course to know if you are a Real Gee Blogger *clears throat **

Being a blogger is more than just writing blog posts and posting pictures and sourcing for news inspiration and what-have-you….. you need to be a Real Gee blogger – someone who can transmit his thoughts via writing through a blog, a person who is a thought leader in a niche, a go-to expert in his area of specialization – that is a REAL GEE BLOGGER.

Do I need a blog to be a blogger? Yes and No. Any choice you make, its okay

 

In fact you can not be a blogger without a blog, you probably would be called a freelance writer. A blogger needs a blog!

You need the following to start a blog:

You need YOU:

 Some bloggers have blogs but are not there for their blogs, I wonder if they think their blog will always be there for them. You have to be there for your blog. Your blog is a companion. Be passionate about what you do on your blog and that is why you need…….




You need a Niche:

What is a niche? You asked….  thank God….. a niche is an area of specialty your blog focuses on to make a difference, in other words, a niche is a topic that you can write with little or no inspiration, even if I kick your butts on one faithful morning and say write this, you would give me your best article. That’s a niche. Hope you got that! 

You need a domain name and host?

This is highly recommended! You might be reading this post as at the time we don’t have a domain name of our own but I strongly recommend you buy a domain name and get a good host for your blog.
If you need help on this. Of course, we can help! Just creatively contact us via email – spykidzconceptz@yahoo.com
Getting a domain and host increases credibility and uniqueness in your brand. So get one today!

You need a Platform/design:

You can’t just get a domain name and host and expect it to pop up and look like magazines like makeuseof or shoutoutloud etc you need a platform with a website design.
I recommend you set up a WordPress platform via your host and get a pleasing web design to suit your niche and then brand your site with a logo.
If you need help with the above. Just contact us with the contact us page or email above.
When purchasing a domain, make sure you have keywords of your niche in it. Make it as short as possible… more on this on our next blog post.
A good theme for your WordPress blog is a spice to your contents.
I strongly recommend wordpress but there are other CMS like Drupal, Joomla etc to set up your blog with.

You need contents:

Oh ya! This is where it gets even tougher. Contents is king! A good website site with the right niche and the best platform in the world and without content is like a FIFA soccer ball without air. It’s useless, yes you heard me Useless!
Content is the real deal. What makes you a Real Gee Blogger is creative contents. Bang!

Over to you

You now know the basics of a blog and blogging and what it takes to start a blog. We went through the whats, wheres and hows to start a blog. Setting up a blog does not take time, don’t waste any more time, we can help you. We creatively help you design your blog in WordPress, blogspot, drupal, joomla etc for a little fee.

It’s time to get to work! Content is king, start creating quality contents for your readers!
In the event you need a blog coach or mentor or a course on how to start a blog just email spykidzconceptz@yahoo.com and we’ll get to you in no time.

Our Real Gee Blogger course is spectacularly prepared for you to create a successful blog within 15 days as soon as you are passionate about your niche and dedicated to creating quality contents for your blog.

See you soon. To your blogging success!