There comes a day in every blog’s life, when it has to be hosted on a domain of its own in stead of relying on free portals like WordPress, Blogger etc. The day has come for RitySays.WordPress as well. Yes, after enough deliberation and dilly-dallying for a while, we have finally (sigh….) migrated [Ritu’s Corner] to a new domain name RituSays.Com.
The website RituSays.Com is now hosting all the blog-posts, that were originally published on ritusays.wordpress.com. While we are still not done with the blog-migration and there are few things that are still being worked over, namely User Subscriptions (email based as well as RSS/XML Feeds), WordPress URL Redirects, Themes etc, we expect you to have a look at our new home i.e, RituSays.Com.
For a blog, its readers are of utmost importance and their constant encouragement has motivated us enough, so as to keep this blog going great guns. We hope to see the same kind of enthusiasm from all our readers on our new home RituSays.Com as well. Looking forward to see you all there 🙂
PS: (Sadly) This will be our last blog on RituSays.WordPress.Com 😦
Posted in Blogging, BlogSpot, General, WordPress
Tagged blog, Blogger (service), Hosts, Ritu, Search engine optimization, Tools, Uniform Resource Locator, WordPress
In one of my earlier posts, I had talked about “Transferring a WordPress Blog to Another WordPress User or WordPress Account“. Today, I am going to talk about the same thing Transferring Blogs only, but on a different blogging platform that is Blogger aka BlogSpot. Yes, Blogger also allows Blog-Transfer Across Blogger Users, so if you don’t need any blogname, you can pass it onto someone, who may need it. Unlike WordPress, Blogger doesn’t have a “Transfer Blog” feature allowing direct transfer of blogs across WordPress users, but it still allows us to achieve the same objective via Guest Blogging Route.
Here are the steps on “How to Transfer A Blogger/BlogSpot Blog to Another Blogger/BlogSpot User or Google Account“.
Step 1. First you have to add the person, to whom you wish your blog transferred to, as a Guest Blogger to your blog. Steps on how to do that are explained in one of my earlier posts about Guest Blogging on Blogger.
Step 2. Once you have added the person as a guest blogger, Go to Dashboard -> Settings -> Permissions, it will show you a list of current Blog-Authors. This will include you as well as the person, whom you have just invited for Guest Blogging.
Step 3. Click on “grant admin privileges” link, it will throw a pop-up warning you of the consequences of Granting Admin Privileges to a Guest-Blogger and confirm the action from your side.
Step 4. Once you have granted admin privileges to the guest blogger, you will see the following in your Blog Authors Page
Did you notice a “Remove” button against your name, which was not present earlier ?? Yes, it shows up only when you have more than one ADMIN user. Yes, its true, you can remove yourself from your own blog 🙂
Step 5. Click on Remove and it will throw a pop-up warning you of dire consequences of removing yourself from your blog
Step 6. Click on “Remove Blog Member” and you are done with your blog-transfer !! The blog stands transferred to the other Admin user. Next time, you login to your Blogger/BlogSpot account, you will no longer see this Blog underneath your name.
Posted in Blogging, BlogSpot
Tagged blog, Blogger, Blogger (service), Google, Google Account, postaday2011, Tools, User (computing), USMLE Step 1, WordPress
Guest Blogging is defined as Accepting Posts from other Bloggers to publish for free on your blog, or writing posts for other Bloggers to publish on their blogs for free (If you are good enough, you can charge some money as well. But then, if you are already good enough to make money with your writing, you won’t be writing on others’ blogs, Right ;-)).
Guest Blogging is a great way to build your Online Reputation and Drive Traffic to your blog and can be treated as a Traffic-Building and Networking-Tool. This will help in your Blog’s growth and also gives you an opportunity to market your writing skills in Bloggers’ Circuit. Usually, Guest Bloggers are allowed to have a small brief about them, which appears at the bottom of every Guest Post written by then and people allow Guest Bloggers to have one or two links of theirs, something like
So you can choose to mention your Blog URL, so that visitors who may have liked your Guest Post can go to your blog for more.
So by doing Guest-Blogging on a mature blog with decent traffic, a novice blogger can get more visibility by virtue of more Backlinks and Hits to his new blog. It also increases your Google PageRank as its pass the PR to your website from the hosting blog. Further, it brings freshness to your blog. All of us have a certain way of writing, and so have the Guest-Bloggers. So with their fresh content, your blog will be queried by search engines with more and more search terms, further boosting your traffic and PR.
Now a days, most of the blogger, if not all, who are interested in Networking and Generating Traffic for their Blog, are into Guest Blogging. So next time, you see the following at the top or bottom of a blog-post
You know this is a Guest Post written by a Guest Blogger. Now that, I have discussed enough about the various benefits of allowing Guest Blogging and writing Guest Blog Posts, when are you going to do that 🙂