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How To Claim Your Google Authorship

No it’s not something from a sci-fi drama, Google authorship is the ability to display your Google profile picture next to posts that you have written in Google searches.  Why would you want or need to do this I hear you ask?  Well if you are a serious blogger who wants to be associated and recognised or writing credible, real content this is another step you can do to prove authorship of the content on your blog.

In the latest load of changes to the way our search results display Google now displays your name and your profile picture in search results next to stories you have written.  As a result of this the picture that displays, this will link to your Google Profile page and if you are a content creator this gives you the added bonus of now being able to indirectly claim authorship of your content on Google search pages.

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Win a Kindle 6 With WiFi

It’s officially the season to be jolly and it is also the season of giving, and this month I am spoiling you thanks to the lovely team at Directline-holidays.co.uk who have generously donated a brand spanking new Kindle 6 with WiFi for one lucky reader of my blog!

For those of you who don’t know the Kindle 6 with Wifi is one of the lightest e-readers on the market.  Other features include:-

  • 30% lighter than previous models, less than 170 grams
  • 18% smaller body, same 6″ screen size – fits in your pocket
  • Most advanced E Ink display, reads like paper
  • Built-in Wi-Fi – Get books in 60 seconds
  • 10% faster page turns for seamless reading

There are two ways to enter the competition. You MUST do the first, with the second being optional. If you do the second one, let me know in the comments.

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Christmas Gift Ideas: 5 Funky Gadgets

Thank you to the Mini Fridge team for this guest post about gadgets to make the festive period a bit less of a headache.  My family are gadget mad and my mum and dad have a tradition that every year they will find a kitchen gadget for me and my brother to amuse us whilst cooking.  Last year we both got mini food choppers that were a saviour for slicing onions, garlic and chillies with just a press of a button!

Entertaining relatives and friends at Christmas can involve a great deal of work, not least in the kitchen. With that in mind we’ve found some funky kitchen gadgets that will make unique Christmas gift ideas, and will provide some light relief for the time you spend in the kitchen.

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Christmas Gifts With A Special Message

Christmas is a special time for family gatherings and a fabulous excuse to buy lots of exciting and unusual presents for one another. At times shopping for the festive season can be a bit tricky when trying to decide on what to get someone. Deciding what to give your mum can be rather challenging as many mums seem to have everything they need and want! If you find yourself perplexed as to what to get your mum why not consider some of the following suggestions as possible gift ideas.

When buying a gift for your mum keep in mind that the price is often insignificant. Some may opt for expensive presents whereas thinking outside of the box when choosing a christmas gifts for your mum can be just as great if you don’t have a big budget! Many mums will prefer gifts that are unique, creative and memorable; that have a little thought put into them.

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I Love Christmas But Hate Wrapping Presents

That was a comment that came out of a friends mouth the other day as we were discussing the joys of Christmas.  She admitted she loves Christmas, the whole festive period for her evokes amazing family memories from her childhood and she loves being a mum and going overboard on all things with her kids at this time of year.  The one thing she doesn’t like about christmas though is wrapping presents.  She finds this chore of the Christmas duties boring, annoying and quite frankly backbreaking as her husband is bloody awful at it and she sits every year at the dining table getting a sore back into the wee small hours of the morning.

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