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Connecting the World One Step At A Time
Connecting the World One Step At A Time

Are you not making any money on your blog, frustrated with your Instagram unfollowers, and Pinterest doesn’t make sense to you? You know tons of bloggers are killing it on Instagram, Pinterest, but you just can’t seem to figure it out. In this detailed guide, You will learn exactly how to make money through blog step-by-step.

Forget all that mumbo jumbo you got fed on social media and sites follow this instruction to the latter unless you are a guru, then you best follow through-

This is not some pro- blogger, guru, high-level technical mumbo-jumbo about robots.tx, canonical URLs, disavow files, and other stuff you don’t understand, struggling to remember, don’t care about and won’t help you and a newbie who doesn’t know jack!

Instead, you’re going to see what SEO is all about on a practical and easy-to-understand level.

Like I mentioned in my previous posts at the end of the day: SEO is hard for newbies but not as hard after you know a thing or two about it.

So if you’re looking to brush up on your SEO skills and knowledge, you’ll love this guide. And perhaps share the post and buy me coffee.

Let’s begin!


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——> Definition Of Blog

What Is A Blog?

– A Blog is an abbreviation that is widely used, but the original term is a weblog. A blog is actually not much more than a place on the internet where articles are regularly posted. Such a place can be a special blog platform like WordPress.com, but often a blog is a regular website where news is regularly posted. Blogging one of the most popular hobbies.

A blog can contain images and video as well as text. A reader can leave a comment under a blog post. The articles YOU ARE READING NOW is called a weblog or blog posts or post. But how does a blog or blog work exactly and what is its use for your company or private life?

The origin of blogs

Blogs or weblogs were first a sort of diary on the web in the early days of the internet. They were often used as a travel report. Because they were online, it was an ideal way to keep the home front or friends informed about the trip. It is similar to a logbook on ships. In such a logbook the captain keeps the trip daily. Also, a mum who prefers to work from home blog about their life and including book writers eventually it became popular then as a source of income as well. Now let’s get back to why you are here in the first place, shall we?.

How many blogs are there?

No precise or objective figures are available as people post every day. The figures ranging from 150 million to as many as 400 million blogs, out of some 980 million (or more) websites on the Internet and still counting.

There are lots of blogs out there that continue to exist online but have effectively been abandoned by their owners for years, many blogs get abandoned just three or four months after launch. The blog stays online, unremoved, undeleted, but otherwise dead in reality. There are over 1.5 million new posts daily, so that must mean quite a lot of blogs are still alive out there.

Most blogs searched queries:

In this post, we will be concentrated on key areas. I will try to provide an easy guide and possible tips to all the listed questions, of course, with time and in-depth research, I shall do a post on them all as we go along. For now, let’s concentrated on question 1 and 2

  1. How to start a blog *
  2.  Beginners Guide For Pinterest, Instagram And Blo*
  3. How a newbie can start a blog without much experience *
  4. How do I start a luxury travel blog without much money?
  5. How do people travel around the world if they’re not rich? Can people get a part-time job with a travel visa so they can work while traveling?
  6. How to start a blogging business?
  7. What’s the best way to travel the world?
  8. How do people travel around the world if they’re not rich? Can people get a part-time job with a travel visa so they can work while traveling?
  9. How do bloggers get paid to travel the world?

Blogging isn’t Nike -Just Do It thing! it has become way more complicated and increasingly difficult for newbies to grab, but not entirely impossible to achieve. Here are beginners guides and Tips for Newbie Bloggers, Instagram and Pinterest Beginner on how to grow their social media and blogs scattered all over the internet but what’s you should be wary of is too much information because it can be dangerously misleading and one could end up more confused.

You are probably thinking aloud by now how do we get started then? Good question!

Every Professional Will Tell You To Follow This Tips To:

  1. Sign up and Register for a blog
  2. Add your site to Google Search Console
  3. Add your site to Adsense
  4. Add your site to Pinterest
  5. Add your site to Yandex
  6. Add your site to Bing
  7. Ping Your Site
  8. Grow Your Pinterest Visibility
  9. In other to Increase Your Instagram Followers (Unless you plan to buy followers, you should make time to grow your followers)*
  10. Increase Your Blog Visibility and Brand Awareness*
  11. Builds Dofollow Backlinks
  12. How to Turn Your Blog Visitors into Paying Customers*
  13. How To Engage With Your Social*
  14. Increase your blog followers and Hits
  15. Check Your SEO Follow Instructions For Optimization
  16. Increase Your Site Traffic*
  17. make time to grow your followers)*
  18. Increase Your Facebook Like (Unless you plan to buy followers, you should make time to grow your followers)*

Overwhelming Right?, I know, I am afraid it is the only way to get your content and blog seen. But look on the bright side whether it’s a luxury travel blog, foodie blog, book blog, event planning blog etc, you really don’t need that much money to set it up – it’s the hard work, trips that cost more, still as explained in my previous post blogging isn’t a rocket science

How To Sign up and Register A Blog

Starting a blog can be very low-cost if you choose the right platform and tools. That being said, sign up with free WordPress.com or pick self-hosted WordPress, Blogger, Wix site and choose a domain name, next chose a hosting provider (if you are all set to buy a domain name), otherwise use the free blogger or wordpress.com, work on your contents, choose a travel-related theme and start from there. It’s the very basics.

When Signing up for your Blog please learn more about how to set up a blog here

All in all, it should cost $120-$150, after the initial price, you renew the domain name and hosting plan each year, which is half the total price.

The next thing to do is decide on the topics, the overall travel blog strategy, content creation, bog promotion and that kind of stuff. In addition to that, I recommend reading all the link articles listed at the end of this post. Go ahead and:

  1. Sign up and Register for a blog
  2. Add your site to Google Search Console
  3. Add your site to Pinterest
  4. Add your site to Yandex
  5. Add your site to Bing
  6. Ping Your Site
Be Inspired, Work Harder, Go For It And Don't Look Back
Stay Focused, Be Inspired, Work Harder, Go For It And Don’t Look Back!

Once you have done all that, you should be posting and sharing your posts. Before you go oh, this process is too long and difficult!!. I hate to be the one to break it to you there is no shortcut or easy way to success, but there is always a way to get there through hard work, dedication and persistence!

Yes; lots of people who buy fake follower, sugar coat their blogs, pride themselves on being successful, but even them did some hard work too.  Of every social media post you see online, one in every ten of them is a blog, some are even a few weeks or months old that’s how much blogs are sprouting up like mushrooms!! whats more those who have already made it are also competing with followers and audience, its a never ending cycle once you are in, get ready to do the race!

Do not despair and don’t worry your beautiful self, I am here to encourage and share a few techniques I have learned about my journey as a fellow blogger. I will also share some stories of how I had to deal with Instagram and Twitter unfollowers, perhaps you have been dealing with them too.

Yes; you will find inspiring posts telling you how to grow your blog but not one of them will give you the complete package free of charge, and so you will be directed to link after link, link after link until you end up giving up or eventually buying their products. Well, I have got good news for you whatever I learn I will share to help you, especially for those who can’t afford to pay for the costly SEO optimization plugins. Why don’t we go straight to the point?


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In my previous post about 12 Ways How To Review And Improve Blog SEO For Newbies ?   I provided great tips for you, so go on and run a test on your site then come back here and finish reading the post or you can do it the other way as you wish.

I made a promise to assist newbie bloggers and especially those who cannot afford to pay to get their site tweaked. Well, I did some research and it turns out to be helpful for those who tried it. And now, having come across several posts about newbies desperately seeking for help on the social media, one thing was strange very few people responded and those who cared to explain further were busy urging them to pay for the service to which they are asking help for.

I decided to do something about it or at least fulfill my promise.

So here we are again, I urge you not to quit just yet. Your day will come and you will be thankful that you didn’t succumb to that negative voice inside your head, telling you-you can’t do it.

Again before you go, I am so new to this!- what, does it matter? Working round the clock and constantly researching for a way to grow a successful business outfit may not pay off immediately especially if you are just starting, and even if you are doing it right it might take some time to start yielding results so do not to give up. This is not the case of the blind leading the blind. Before I did this post I have done my research for this post at least to the extent necessary!

Let’s Begin,

Pinterest For Beginners

Hmmm, in other to grow your Pinterest you must first learn the basics and the best way to do so is by no other than by the site Pinterest Beginners Guide 

By the way, have you been thrashing your work? You could be thrashing the best posts ever made!

Conduct a research within your recycles bin or paper thrash can!

First, go straight to the recycle bin to reopen that scribbled posts you threw away in frustration, yep go get it, now read it again, does it make sense to you now?

We sometimes throw away the best piece of our work in anger or frustration until someone else discovers them for you or steal them and put them to good use, don’t lose your hard work!

When I started I usually scribble some notes or good points I thought will make sense, then throw them away in frustration when I couldn’t bring it together until one day I made a huge discovery. I was going through my notepad when I stumbled upon a beautiful piece I wrote and when I took my time to read it all over again, it gave me a new idea of how best I could make it better and before you know it, out came a beautiful post!

People want information–make it interesting and they will pay attention. Make it really compelling, and they might even keep it around for a while, but make is complicated they will simply give it a try a little and dump it to look elsewhere for a more basic and easier information. Get the drill?

Back to Pinterest beginners guide-


If you still think Facebook and Twitter are the coolest and end-all of social media marketing tools, you best think again.

Now, say hello to your SEO friend  – Pinterest!

Yup, Pinterest pins are 1000 times more spreadable than a tweet. If you don’t have an account already, or if your account is personal, you’re going to need to sign up for a Pinterest Bussiness account.

Pinterest can be used to create a share and engage space for your blog, such as youtube or blog, displaying your products and creating an idea of what your business or blog is all about. Your pin’s success relies on creating ‘pinnable’ images that other users will want to repin such as travel photos, foodies recipes, weddings ideas, Blogging tips, DIY crafts ideas, and interior designs etc. But before you start, make sure you claim your site. Copy the given code in Pinterest follow the instructions and past in your site. Also, make sure your blog or business has a social media account such as Facebook and Instagram, Twitter etc, you will need to connect your accounts to your Pinterest accounts this is a good way to increase your reach and engagement.

Make sure you verify your account!

Verifying your account is a good way to gain authority and build trust. When Pinterest users see that little red check mark next to your website, they know you’re legit.

You can verify your website in the settings section by adding a meta tag. This will give you a verification badge, and you’ll be official. If you choose not to verify your site, you can still include a link to your site on your page, but you won’t be able to use Pinterest Analytics. About that, hmmm, ok, to be one of the best features on Pinterest is the super helpful Pinterest Analytics. Although this feature is only for business accounts and allows you to see: All the stuff happening on your account behind your back!. To get this fear, just register your Pinterest as a business account.


Also, You Can Apply For Pinterest Promoted Pins-Business

Pinterest promoted pins offers a simple advertising platform for all your business needs. Just sign up to a Pinterest account and get your promotions going. To start off, you will need to select a pin that you want to use to promote your brand or blog posts. Next, you will set your goals and then you will choose your audience -potential pinners as explained above.

Make your site images pinnable so people can pin it. Also, create boards and pins on your Pinterest with clear sharp photos using a longer title and description. Remember no one is going to find your pin if you don’t optimize it for engagement.

The easiest way to explain it is that Pinterest is a one-stop shop for bloggers business and brands, in fact, in essence, Pinterest is a shoutout platform for your blog, brand or business. Over the year Big and small businesses have keyed in on the many benefits that Pinterest can offer including:

  • Expansion and growth
  • Increased visibility and brand awareness
  • Builds dofollow backlinks- (I did a post about this find it below)
  • Increased your Sales
  • High Social engagement
  • Powerful SEO
  • Increased Traffic
  • Increase in sales and services



Increase Your Instagram Followers (Unless you plan to buy followers, you should​ make time to grow your followers)*​
Increase Your Instagram Followers (Unless you plan to buy followers, you should make time to grow your followers)*

If you’re just starting out on Instagram, posting photos can be pretty depressing. When all your excitement and hard work are met by nothing more than a few likes from a handful of followers, it’s easy to get discouraged, even if you know the drill.

How To Grow Your Instagram Followers 

I am pretty sure it is everyone’s dream to hit 1 million like per day with a social network with over 800 million people that not asking for too much. Either way, you need at least 100k followers before brands will start to take you seriously. Be focused just because you haven’t reach 1k subscribers and hits, let alone a 100k does not mean you can’t get there, me neither, I couldn’t care less either, even though I am not running a super blog on a hosted domain, either way, I did this post because it could help someone out there who is struggling and almost giving on blogging. So cheer up, you could be on your way to becoming a pro-blogger sooner than you think. Just follow this tips, I am doing the same too, and the bottom line is you got nothing to lose!

Cool easy tips you can try:

Guest posting

This will always work for you and has been helping bloggers grow. Get on online and search for any industry or any blog, next share your experiences, tips, and tricks, posts that are useful and helpful are most sought after, so post something useful.

Cool Hashtags You Can Use For Instagram Posts

#coolblogs #photography #instablogs #blogger #timepost #wanderlust #instagood #photooftheday #vacation #nature #travelgram #love #blogging #postoftheday #photography #like #amazing #instagram #countrye #my #picoftheday #beautiful #architecture #mywork #cool #follow #o #view #instadaily #blogposts

 Forums Posts

There are forums dedicated to bloggers. Join them and repeat the process from Facebook. Eventually, you’ll be seen as an expert and people will naturally gravitate towards your website and possibly connect.

Sadly, it’s only when you have enough traffic and engagement that brands will consider working with you. But look on the brighter side, that should be your motivating factor! Every brand has different guidelines so you’ll have to be proactive once you think have what it takes or you’re big enough to blow their minds.


Please keep this in mind unless you are willing to maintain your Youtube, You will find it quite useful as this is another great medium to grow your audience and command a premium for working with cool brands out there. The process of promoting Youtube account is also similar to Blog posts but keep in mind that all your videos must have good clear audio and should be of high in quality to keep people coming back.

Facebook groups

Facebook has been spammed badly, lots of people who are now using Facebook are mostly spammers the key is to apply the correct technique because Facebook is still a goldmine of traffic although badly mined. Unless you are ready to part with your monies for Facebook ads, instead do this before joining and dropping your link you will have to join and participate in the groups-choose group relating to your blog genre and follow their rules for posting. Help others, share insights, follow, like and leave good comments. Every now and then, let them know about a new post you just published.

How To Tweak Your Blo

Write and SEO-Friendly, and Engaging, Headline

Your headline may be the most important part of your post. According to research, eight out of ten people will only read a headline, and won’t even bother to click through to the full post, which underlines the importance of getting it right. The first time I started blogging I messed up big time and did all sort of hurtful things to my posts, but all that will be corrected as time goes on, I have been studying and doing my due diligence. In other words, it does matter how messed up your blog is,  good or bad you are going to do something about it, at least that is what matters, time and research will solve that problem did I add patient, yup, that too. Don’t beat yourself up, follow through with this posts. I also added external links to other sites to help you learn more and get it right.

Headlines Strategy For Bloggers

One great strategy for headlines is to think about the various needs of your reader – what problem are you solving for them with your blog post and it is worth their while? The most common Google searches are people like you and me looking for fast, easy solutions to solve their problems – look to address that focus head-on with your headline. So the next time you pick up a topic make sure it is helpful to other too.


Read over your text to spot any errors – then do it again. Then, if you can, ask someone else to do the same. As for me am still proofreading, I used Grammarly but found out that there are still errors on my posts here and there. The trick is to run a weekly proofreading on all your posts, overwhelming right? I know, alternatively, if you are leveled-up I mean (loaded) why not pay for that service, proofreaders gotta eat too!. By the way, if you spot any on my post why not be a sweetheart and whisper it to me here

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  1. – Always use good filters in all your pictures
  2. – Use storytelling in your captions
  3. -Again Keep working harder.
  4. -Follow your followers do not unfollow
  5. – Whenever you can use a mix of videos and images for your posts
  6. – Create Instagram stories so people can follow your day to day Activities
  7. – Repost from followers and popular accounts it gives people a sense of
  8. – Post-high-quality pictures (you knew that already)
  9. – Post often (at least once a day)
  10. – Post-consistently-not spam
  11. – Communicate with influencers to like your content
  12. – Research and use popular and not so popular hashtags, also share to increase your Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest Followers reach.
  13. – Create a color theme for your profile.


Have you ever been at a social gathering and met someone who seems to self-proclaimed themselves to be the most interesting well-achieved professional man or woman in the world? I bet nobody will like to spend another second with that kind of person — after a few seconds of conversation anyone stuck talking to them will suddenly do the following:

-A sudden need to visit the loo,

-Spots a “friend” they haven’t seen in ages across the room

-Or just suffers through by downing conversation

That brings us back to blogging, as we strive to keep up with the constant need to, end up obsessed about ourselves in our tweets, our blogs, and our Facebook posts.

I recommend sharing a few blogs you like and also help give them a shout out. I do this almost all the time. Of course, the process of growing your blog or social media handle does take some effort and time, but like most things in life that are worth it, don’t’ always come easy. The good news is you are ready, up and kicking your way to success!!.

I continue to work on my blog, I tweak and try to do as much as I can to improve the hit rates and SEO optimization including speed check, at the moment it is low, so we are in the same shoes, still, I am working on it. However, I am more concentrated on creating better helpful contents. Also, I recently changed the look of my blog for more user-friendly and accessibility. Do you like the new look? I want to hear from you, please share your thoughts.

I hope this post inspires you to know your worth, go ahead and make things happen. If you don’t ask you’ll never know.

I look forward to reading comments on how you improved your site, blog, social media and how you landed a deal to collaborate and partnered with cool brands. If you like this post pin it, share it or leave me a nice sweet comment!

As for me, I look forward to emailing some hotels and resorts in West Africa requesting to do a review on their services! Am saving for this trip!!

Links I promised-






Coming Soon-

-What is Your Tea Culture?

Brief Post Intro-

Japanese Tea Culture-Coming Soon

Tea culture is defined by the way tea is made and consumed, by the way, the people interact with tea, and by the aesthetics surrounding tea drinking. It includes aspects of tea production, tea brewing, tea arts and ceremony, society, history, health, ethics, education, and communication and media issues.

The Japanese tea ceremony, also called the Way of Tea, is a Japanese cultural activity involving the ceremonial preparation and presentation of matcha, powdered green tea. In Japanese, it is called chanoyu or sadō, chadō, while the manner in which it is performed, or the art of its performance, is called temae.-(Source)-Wiki

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Tea is known to boost immunity, increase fertility and maintain general health. Scientists have found that the catechins–antioxidants in green tea extract increase the body’s ability to burn fat as fuel, which accounts for improved muscle endurance also, drinking tea could help reduce the risk of heart attack but do not exceed 4-5 cups per day. Tea might also help protect against cardiovascular and degenerative diseases. Drinking the tea every day will actually help prevent IBS bloating and gas in the first place if you’re suffering from common Irritable Bowel Syndrome symptoms-IBS fennel tea will help relieve them. Also, Peppermint tea is great too – Peppermint is one of the oldest of herbs and has been around for ages. Chamomile tea not only reduces stress and anxiety, but it also helps treat insomnia. Just like peppermint tea, chamomile tea has great benefits in relaxing the muscles and reducing irritability.

How to fix- Dry chamomile, add 3-4 tablespoons in 8 ounces of boiling water, boil for a sec and serve.

6 Healthy benefits of tea:
  1. Tea may help with weight loss.
  2. Tea may help protect your bones.
  3. Tea may keep you sleep better.
  4. Tea contains antioxidants.
  5. Tea has less caffeine than coffee
  6. Tea may reduce your risk of heart attack and stroke
  7. Tea may boost your immunity

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