#BlogClinic - What Katy Said


Since I started blogging I have come across various challenges, from html coding confusion to the risk of losing everything I have worked for!

I want to help you fix your problems by showing you the ways I have solved issues I have faced. I want everyone to have a smooth running blog and have stress free blogging days! I will also share anything else blogging related so you can see what the life of a blogger is like!

Behind the scenes

Which is better? WordPress or Blogger?

The Best Plugins for Your WordPress Blog

How to back up your blog

How to avoid a brute force attack

Understanding follow and nofollow links

How to Write a Killer Blog Post

How to make an amazing About Me widget (Guest post over at Extraordinary Chaos)

10 Tips from a Pro Photographer


Why Pinterest is my biggest source of traffic 

How to drive traffic using Pinterest

How to Boost Your Blog Traffic

Blog Events

MAD Blog awards

Faking it at Blogfest

Inspiration From Blogcamp

First time at BlogOn Win

BlogStock 2015

Working With Brands

So you want to work with brands?


Life as a blogger

When you have nothing to write

Loving blogging and being totally free

Becoming a serious blogger

Is there anything you are having troubles with or would like to know about? I would love to help! 

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    April 18, 2015 at 1:00 pm

    What a great resource, thank you for putting this together in one handy place! x

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      April 19, 2015 at 9:07 pm

      You’re welcome Suzanne! If there is anything I can help with let me know xx

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    April 20, 2015 at 7:04 pm

    This post is a lifesaver thanks for linking them all in one place!

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      April 20, 2015 at 9:20 pm

      Aw thanks Hannah, if there is anything specific you’d like to see then let me know xx

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    May 5, 2015 at 6:03 pm

    Oh my goodness, just seen this too! So helpful, thanks xx

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      May 7, 2015 at 9:45 am

      Glad you found it useful Danni x

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    Annabel (Tickle Fingers)
    May 6, 2015 at 7:23 pm

    Hi Katy. Just tweeted because in dire need of some help with Google +. Should I have an individual or company page? Have You Tube, Blogger & Google + accounts, but none of them seem to link together. Should they? How best to get most from Google + and Blogger if have own url blog. Any ideas? Or seen any “how to get head around Google +” posts? x

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      May 7, 2015 at 9:26 am

      Searched everywhere but can’t find your tweet! Had 99 notifications when I got home from work so it is probably there somewhere! I have an individual page as I just couldn’t get on with the company one. That should then tie everything together, I am sure somewhere in the side panel in blogger there is a way of adding a google account so they link?? I am not the best person to ask about Google + as it is just a mystery to me, apparently you should treat it like Facebook and post there and g+ other people’s content as you would ‘like’ on FB. Sorry I can’t help more! xx

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        Annabel (Tickle Fingers)
        May 12, 2015 at 8:42 pm

        Thank you Katy. V helpful. Good to know I’m not only one who can’t get head round Google +, but based on your advice, I’ve stuck with a personal page and posting the odd thing, when I remember! x

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          May 13, 2015 at 1:24 pm

          I am useless at it Annabel x

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    May 12, 2015 at 3:14 pm

    I love to learn and posts like this really pushes my ground.
    Thank you Katy for gathering this for us.

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      May 13, 2015 at 1:27 pm

      Oh you are welcome Marta xx

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    Amy whiteford
    May 15, 2015 at 7:23 pm

    I’m so glad I came across this as I’m not really clued up on any of the topics you mentioned….now if only I could find a post about how to make more TIME to figure it all out!! Thanks, Amy x

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      May 18, 2015 at 11:07 pm

      Haha well now you mention it I am planning a post about that! x

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    May 17, 2015 at 11:25 am

    Hello again Katy,

    I have some questions that if possible I would like just a quick answer from you: How much should we pay for a hosting account, Which one it’s better; and if we are just starting should we keep the free account or should we advance with the paid one?


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      May 18, 2015 at 10:51 pm

      Hi Marta, no problem at all. Ok so I got my hosting on sale with Godaddy for about £12 for the year but on average it will be £30 ish. I am on the managed self hosting with GoDaddy which means they look after it a bit more than being fully self hosted. Just means if something goes wrong they will help me.

      If you are just starting I would stick with a free account for now but maybe buy the url if you think someone may take it. If you don’t carry on with blogging (not to put a dampner but many stop after the first 3 months) then you havent lost much money (urls cost about a fiver) but if you carry on you will be ready to take it further with a custom url and a host package. x

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    May 19, 2015 at 8:11 am

    Love this, so, so helpful for a complete newbie like me! I would love some advice in the top 5 no, nos, the cardinal sins of blogging as I’ve got no idea! I’m sure there are many unwritten rules that I’m just not aware of.

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      May 22, 2015 at 9:12 pm

      I would say the best advice I got was to remember your blog is not your best friend, so save your moaning etc for somewhere private. or, if you do want to write every single thing down just try and make it positive and inspiring. Nobody wants to read moaning posts all the time. Positivity will always win. x

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    May 24, 2015 at 6:32 pm

    What a great post! I want to thank you for putting this together. I’m just starting out with my blog. I started with blogger and switched to wordpress in couple of months I find it so much easier and nicer! This pos has given me lots to think about and ideas, hackers never even occurred to me so thank you and I’ll be coming back for more 🙂

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    Catie @animperfectmum
    June 16, 2015 at 6:41 pm

    Hi Katy, I use blogger and I would really like to change my Popular posts widget to go across rather than down. Do you have any tips please?

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      June 16, 2015 at 6:55 pm

      Hi Catie! I just had a look and can’t see the popular posts widget you mean. Do you mean the one ‘id love if you had a look at…’ type widget? If so then I am not really sure. When I was on blogger it was nRelate which was so much better but they don’t do it now. x

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        June 17, 2015 at 4:04 pm

        Thank you! Yes and I managed to find some code and change it. Wow, I’m learning so much with this blogging.

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          June 25, 2015 at 9:25 pm

          Oh good!! xx

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    Eb Gargano
    September 28, 2015 at 3:26 pm

    Hi Katy, Just wanted to say, thank you so much for this fantastic resource! It is so useful. I have learnt loads and taken loads of notes. Now I just have to find the time to put all of your advice into practice…Don’t suppose you have any advice for creating extra time do you?!?

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