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Bloggers unite! Part I: online features

Bloggers unite! Part I: online features

Blogging is more difficult than it looks. Behind the writing and photography lies a world full of terms like SEO, Google ranking, HTML, branding, rich pins, no-follow links, giveaways, sponsored posts, widgets, badges, link parties, blogrolls, Google Analytics, feeds, adsense and many more. If you want to optimize your blog, you can spend a lot of time researching and you will still barely scratch the surface.

Unfortunately, the professional networking of bloggers in Germany is still in its infancy and that is why I would like to start this small blogger platform today to exchange information’s on various topics. Every blogger has his own small store of knowledge and I invite you to open your treasure chests and share your knowledge with your fellow bloggers *.

The first topic is “online features” for DIY bloggers. To publish your posts on websites outside your own blogs is a very effective way to expand your readership. I estimate that about 60% of my readers end up on my blog via online features. Here I want to show you which websites I know that offer online features and what conditions these have. Then it´s your turn, dear bloggers! Where do you publish your DIY ideas? Do you have any experience with some of these sites and have more tips? Just write a comment or send me an e-mail to ronjalotte@nur-noch.com and I add your advice to the list I started.

* wow, when I write with emotions, I sound really cheesy!

  1. Craftgawker/Dwellinggawker/Stylegawker

– Language: all but the language must be added to the description in brackets, for example (German)
– with submission
– without payment
– short description of DIY with backlink to your blog
– Requirements for photographs: Photos without text/watermarks or graphics
– without image of blogger
– more tips: if it fits thematically you can submit your post with several of the “Gawker” websites. Really good images are required for your submission.
– Categories: everything DIY: fashion, home accessories, upcycling etcetera

2. DIY LOVE

– Language: German
– with submission
– without payment
– short description of DIY with backlink to your blog
– Requirements for photographs: photos without text/watermarks or graphics with at least 700 X 500 pixels
– Image of blogger required.
– more tips: several DIY´s can be submitted at the same time
– Categories: everything DIY: fashion, home accessories, upcycling etcetera

3. Hometalk

– Language: English
– without submission
– without payment
– whole tutorial or short description of DIY with backlink to your blog
– Requirements for photographs: none – Photos get cropped.
– Image of blogger possible.
– more tips: none
– Categories: everything DIY for your home

4. Handmade Kultur

– Language: German
– without submission
– without payment
– whole tutorial or short description of DIY with backlink to your blog
– Requirements for photographs: photos with or without text/watermarks or graphics possible. Vertical photos show up larger.
– Image of blogger possible
– more tips: popular DIY´s have the chance to be published in the magazine “Handmade Kultur”
– Categories: everything DIY: fashion, home accessories, upcycling etcetera

5. DOITYU

– Language: German
– without submission
– without payment
– short description of DIY with backlink to your blog
– Requirements for photographs: none – Photos get cropped
– Image of blogger possible.
– more tips: none
– Categories: everything DIY: fashion, home accessories, upcycling etcetera

6. Stylebook Blogstars

– Language: German
– with submission
– without payment
– short description of DIY with backlink to your blog
– Requirements for photographs: photos without text/watermarks or graphics – Photos get cropped.
– without image of blogger
– more tips: first your whole blog has to be approved by the editors
– Categories: everything DIY: fashion, home accessories, upcycling etcetera

7. 1-2-do.com

– Language: German
– without submission
– without payment
– whole tutorial with backlink to your blog
– Requirements for photographs: none – Photos get cropped
– Image of blogger possible.
– more tips: for comments and posts you can get points on the website and after a very short time you will have enough points to apply with Bosch as a product tester for power tools. Afterwards you can keep the power tools.
– Categories: everything DIY except fashion: home accessories, upcycling etcetera

8. Spaaz.de

– Language: German
– without submission
– without payment
– short description of DIY with backlink to your blog
– Requirements for photographs: photos with or without text/watermarks or graphics possible. Vertical photos show up larger.
– without image of blogger
– more tips: none
– Categories: everything DIY: fashion, home accessories, upcycling etcetera

9. UPCYCLISTA

– Language: English
– with submission
– without payment
– short description of DIY with backlink to your blog
– Requirements for photographs: photos without text/watermarks or graphics
– without image of blogger
– more tips: rather a once-only feature
– Categories: only upcycling and refashion

10. Recycleart

– Language: English
– with submission
– with payment
– whole tutorial or short description of DIY with backlink to your blog
– Requirements for photographs: photos with or without text/watermarks or graphics possible
– without image of blogger
– more tips: the payment is calculated by clicks per post and so it can be can be increased if you share your Recyclart posts via social media.
– Categories: only upcycling

11. Refashion Nation

– Language: English
– with submission
– without payment
– short description of DIY with backlink to your blog
– Requirements for photographs: photos with or without text/watermarks or graphics possible
– without image of blogger
– more tips: none
– Categories: only refashion

12. Totally green crafts

– Language: English
– with submission
– without payment
– short description of DIY with backlink to your blog
– Requirements for photographs: photos with or without text/watermarks or graphics possible
– without image of blogger
– more tips: none
– Categories: only upcycling and refashion

13. CraftGossip

– Language: English
– with submission
– without payment
– short description of DIY with backlink to your blog
– Requirements for photographs: none
– without image of blogger
– more tips: be patient with your submissions
– Categories: everything DIY: fashion, home accessories, upcycling etcetera

14. Apartment therapy

– Language: English
– with submission
– without payment
– whole tutorial or short description of DIY with backlink to your blog
– Requirements for photographs: photos without text/watermarks or graphics with at least 1000 pixels and vertical
– without image of blogger
– more tips: really good images are required for your submission.
– Categories: everything DIY: fashion, home accessories, upcycling etcetera

15. IKEA hackers

– Language: English
– with submission
– without payment
– whole tutorial or short description of DIY with backlink to your blog
– Requirements for photographs: photos without text/watermarks or graphics with at least 1000 pixels wide
– Image of blogger possible
– more tips: you must know the name of the IKEA product you used for your hack
– Categories: only IKEA hacks

16. MAKE

– Language: English
– with submission
– without payment
– short description of DIY with backlink to your blog
– Requirements for photographs: photos without text/watermarks or graphics
– without image of blogger
– more tips: none
– Categories: everything DIY: fashion, home accessories, upcycling etcetera

17. crafthubs

– Language: English
– without submission
– without payment
– short description of DIY with backlink to your blog
– Requirements for photographs: photos without text/watermarks or graphics
– without image of blogger
– more tips: none
– Categories: everything DIY: fashion, home accessories, upcycling etcetera

18. Eigenwerk

– Language: German
– with submission
– without payment
– whole tutorial with backlink to your blog
– Requirements for photographs: photos with or without text/watermarks or graphics possible
– without image of blogger
– more tips: rather a once-only feature
– Categories: everything DIY: fashion, home accessories, upcycling etcetera

19. Curbly

– Language: English
– with submission
– with or without payment
– whole tutorial or short description of DIY with backlink to your blog
– Requirements for photographs: photos with or without text/watermarks or graphics possible
– without image of blogger
– more tips: you can either apply as a paid author with new ideas or an unpaid guest blogger with old ideas
– Categories: everything DIY: fashion, home accessories, upcycling etcetera

20. Roadkill rescue

– Language: English
– with submission
– without payment
– whole tutorial with backlink to your blog
– Requirements for photographs: photos with or without text/watermarks or graphics possible with max. 1 MB.
– without image of blogger
– more tips: your makeover-item cannot be bought
– Categories: only upcycling and before/after-projects

21. Better After

– Language: English
– with submission
– without payment
– short description of DIY with backlink to your blog
– Requirements for photographs: photos with or without text/watermarks or graphics possible
– without image of blogger
– more tips: before/after photos required
– Categories: only before/after-projects

22. cut out + keep

– Language: English
– without submission
– without payment
– whole tutorial or short description of DIY with backlink to your blog
– Requirements for photographs: photos with or without text/watermarks or graphics possible
– with image of blogger
– more tips: none
– Categories: everything DIY: fashion, home accessories, upcycling etcetera

23. home story

– Language: German
– without submission
– without payment
– short description of DIY with backlink to your blog
– Requirements for photographs: photos with or without text/watermarks or graphics possible.
– Image of blogger possible
– more tips: none
– Categories: everything DIY for your home

… and for everyone who still has not enough, I have here even more websites, which offer online features for bloggers:

Saved by love creations
Tips for women
Inspiration DIY
Looksi square
Craftbits
DIY cozy home
The creative headquarters

Oh! crafts

Update 18.07.2015

(Danke an Liska von Dekotopia.net)

BlogF

– Language: German
– with submission (once)
– without payment
– with backlink
– more tips: only for women
– Categories: Lifestyle with some DIY

Urban Jungle Bloggers

– Language: every language-they use just images
– with submission (once)
– without payment
– with backlink
– more tips: Anyone who joins the website, gets the newsletter with a predetermined theme and can publish an article, which is then shared with UJB.

– Categories: DIY and decoration for plants

Update 21.07.2015

(Danke an Eliza von DIY MODE)

HALLO KOLLABORA!

– Language:English
– without payment
– more tips: none

– Categories: Needlework

instructables

– Language:English
– without payment
– whole tutorial
– more tips: none

– Categories: everything DIY

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