1. What Is Doodle

    Today we’re looking at how to find the best date for an event http://wp.me/p3pAZi-1cV

    Doodle is, in a word, awesome.

    It’s awesome, because it allows you to find what the best date to hold an event is. There are so many uses for this in blogging, from arranging a meetup (find what the best date is for a selected group), organising the next #blogclub, or even just booking a table for your next meal with your favourite bloggy friends.

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    Click “Schedule An Event” to start!

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    Fill in as…

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  2. YouTube and Copyright

    Today we’re talking about YouTube, copyright, and where to find background music for your vlogs!

    This week saw the announcement that Michelle Phan, YouTube star, is being sued by a record label for copyright infringement on some of the music she has used in her videos. When we tweeted about this yesterday, lots of people were surprised, but so many more of you were not!

    When you come across anything that has already been made, the first assumption you should use is that you can’t use it.…

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  3. How To Change Your Blogger Permalinks

    Last week we looked at Wordpress’ URL’s, now it’s Blogger’s turn!

    Last week we looked at WordPress permalinks, and as promised, it’s time to look at the Blogger permalink setup.

    When you write a post, Blogger will try to create a permalink based on your blog post title. If you want it to be different, then click “Permalink” in the Post Settings sidebar and choose “Custom Permalink”. In the textbox, type whatever you want the URL to contain and click done. When…

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  4. Stop Motion Studio - A GIF App For Your Phone!

    The stop animation app that produces GIFs and is currently free!

    We’ve talked previously about how to create a gif on your computer for a blog post, but there are also apps available for it too!

    Stop Motion Studio is an app that allows you to create stop motion videos either by taking the photos through the app or by importing the images you’ve already taken.

    The app is fairly simple to use, but overlays telling you what everything does do appear in your first…

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  5. How To Get Your Instagram Pictures Showing On Twitter

    How To Get Your Instagram Pictures Showing On Twitter

    Twitter’s current design gives you a preview of an image posted – but not if it’s posted via Instagram. Some people don’t like to have to click through to Instagram to see the image, so this is a really quick and easy solution to get around that!

    We’ve talked about IFTTT before– this is just one of the thousands of “recipes” available on the site. You’ll need to connect your Twitter and Instagram…

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  6. Bonjour, Blogger! : Efia

    This week is @the_chadd’s turn to answer our questions!

    bonjour-blogger-efia effytalkslifeName Efia
    Age 20
    Location Scotland
    Blog URL effytalkslife.com

    What is your blog about? I get asked this a lot and I guess the easiest answer is lifestyle. I talk about my own life (food, beauty, fashion, travel) as well as sharing blog tips and advice for others! That’s what a lifestyle blog is right?

    Is this your first blog? Yes! First and probably only, one blog is enough to handle haha!

    When did…

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  7. How To Change Your Wordpress Permalinks

    Permalinks are a pretty important part of a blog, but so many people probably don’t think about them too much. This is a post for the WordPress users out there – there will be one next week for our Blogger friends! WordPress.com users – unfortunately you don’t get a choice in how your URL’s look but the first section will still be useful to you.

    When you’re coming up with a post idea, the title…

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  8. Joy Blogger Spotlight

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    The latest in blogger networks has just started in the last few weeks. Joy are setting up their own blogger spotlight programme to work with bloggers – it’s new, so there’s not many details yet, but their initial idea is to work with one blogger each month to create content for both theirs and the bloggers sites. The blogger will receive lots of goodies and they’ll get a profile on the Joy blog,…

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  9. Introducing: BB Small Ads

    Today we’re introducing you to a new feature on the site - a blogger noticeboard!

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    Sometimes, you’ll want to put a message out to the community, but tweets are by nature very short lived. You could post in a Facebook group, but if it’s a busy group, then your message will disappear almost as quickly as a tweet.

    We thought there needed to be something a little longer term, in a central place, that you could point people to in a tweet, but that you could provide as much or as…

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  10. Bonjour, Blogger! : Lynsay

    Next up in our interview series is @misswestendgirl!

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    Name Lynsay
    Age 28
    Location Glasgow, UK
    Blog URL www.misswestendgirl.com

    What is your blog about? I write all about life and style in Glasgow and beyond! Miss West End Girl is my way sharing my little slice of Glasgow with the world and you can find everything from local guides, styled (‘outfit’) posts, advice, travel and much more…

    Is this your first blog?I’ve been writing for as long as I can…

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