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How to create a subdomain for use with Blogger

 Not all sites are meant solely for blogging. Some websites only include a blog for marketing purposes only. This is because blogs can drive traffic to your site. Each site visitor is a potential customer who can end up buying products or services on the website. I am going to show you how you can create a subdomain that can then be used as a custom domain on Blogger. Creating a subdomain in CPanel Most web hosting companies in Zimbabwe provide packages that come with CPanel and therefore I shall use it as an example. It is easy to create a subdomain in CPanel. A subdomain has two main purposes. It can act be used to host a different website or to organize the main domain so as to improve the user experience. If your main domain is 'example.com', then a subdomain can be 'blog.example.com'. To create 'blog.example.com', simply lo into CPanel and head on to the section written 'subdomains'. Go on to create your subdomain by just entering the word 'blog

The service I use to host my websites

If you ask me, Dreamhost offers the best services when it comes to web hosting. Not only that, their prices when it comes to buying domain names are very affordable.  I recommend the unlimited shared hosting plan. You can host an unlimited number of websites for your clients or friends. Follow this link to get a discount:  Dreamhost Shared Hosting

The songwriter in me

Most people find it hard to believe that I do not only write songs but I'm also a rapper. I have so far recorded four songs! Growing up I was exposed to a wide variety of music since my father was a sales representative at grammar music later he joined Zimbabwe music corporation. I never dreamed that one day I would record my own song. I did not know that I had the talent. Some of cousins started doing music and I got inspired. I teamed up with one of them and he accompanied me to the studio where we recorded a song called usandisiye in 2011. It was produced by Tony Ngara popularly known as Tony G. In 2012 I continued to record 3 more songs which were produced by Russell Chiradza aka Russo. I later thought of setting up my own studio in 2014. I had assembled a desktop computer and installed fruity loops and I bought a condenser microphone and some headphones. I then realised that in order to record quality music I needed to get an audio box and I could not afford at that tim

Discovering the blogger in me

I never thought I could write any engaging material. Writing was a daunting task to me. I guess the course I once took, but failed to complete due to other commitments, contributed greatly to my writing skills. The course , a certificate in business management, was offered by University of Zimbabwe. I only completed the first module before I had to stop in order to attend another course in basic patrol dog handling, which I could not afford to miss. The first module in the certificate in business management was on business communication. I learnt what communication was and above all I acquired skills in writing. When then did I start to blog? I started blogging in 2016 after creating a Facebook page. I wanted to develop my skills in social media marketing and as such I had to start creating content. My first Facebook page was very successful, it gained a thousand followers in a week. The people just liked my page from the description of the page at first because I advertised my pag

How Econet helped shape my career

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I can code in several languages though I specialize in front-end web development, here is my  portfolio  , thanks to Econet Zimbabwe.  During the  days when I started writing code in early 2014 I visited the Econet Zimbabwe website and found that they had some zero rated websites. This meant that, as an econet subscriber, I could access some sites for free without the need to buy any internet bundles. The zero rated content was arranged into different categories and I headed to the education section where I started reading articles on coding. I enjoyed the tutorials titled "Learn Python The Hard Way". I followed most if not all the instructions on a PC I had assembled by myself. I became proficient in coding in Python. My relationship with econet did not end in learning to code from zero rated content. In 2016 while attending a course in photojournalism I met a guy who was wowed by my achievements in coding at that time, by then I had already become a Google develope

How I developed a knack for creating software

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I remember once as a teenager I stumbled upon some books on windows 98 and 2000 tutorials. I was a book worm then and I recall reading them with gusto. I learned a few commands and grasped a few ideas which stuck to my mind and I became computer literate by my own right although I did not operate a real computer until at a later stage in life. In high school I had an opportunity to attend computer lessons but I skipped the lessons as I considered it a waste of time. The computer laboratory was open only after school and at certain days of the week. I had a chance to operate a computer when I was working as a police officer. Only a few police officers were computer literate at the station back then and there was only a single virus infested and outdated computer at the station at that time. I did not have any problem in performing basic tasks as the main use of the computer was for word processing as we compiled dockets for court. However, I wanted to be regarded as a computer

How to make money from home in Zimbabwe

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It is not a hoax, it is real. Making money from home is a possibility which needs to be explored. All you need is a smartphone at least and the will to succeed. There are several ways you can achieve this. Let's start with some services which are based on some websites that you can offer. Airbnb should be your first stop (to those who own a house) if you need to try a few of the ways on how to earn a living from home. All you need to do is list a room on Airbnb and provide guest house services. Such guest houses are proving to be popular to many people nowadays considering their affordability and privacy. Blogging . You can also make money from blogging. If you have a website or a huge following on social media, you can join an affiliate program. I recommend  Share a Sale . Go on to their website and find a sponsor so that you get paid for great content. Affiliate programs can make you earn a living. You might not have a website but a large following on social med

The demise of Inbox did not create a void at all

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I want to dispel the misconception  which is due to an article that appeared in a local technology blog.  The essence of the post was to bring awareness to an emerging brand but at the expense of a trusted brand. It gave an impression that Inbox left a void in the market which needs to be filled. However, that is not the reality. Google just dropped Inbox to focus on Gmail. Which is a perfect idea considering the fact that what Inbox simply did was mirror messages from Gmail and add cool features for example soughting emails into categories and improving the general user experience. Why have two apps installed when everything can be accomplished in a single app? That was the notion which brought about the discontinuation of Inbox to focus on Gmail. Now you know that Inbox did not leave a void at all. It actually was good riddance considering that it took more space on our devices. Now, having a single app to manage your emails one can save a lot of memory which is good for the overall

Verified √ - The quest for influencer status

Who doesn't want to be considered an influencer? Everybody wants power. Many a blogger seeks a verification badge on their social media account for the sole reason of showing that they are influential.  If money could be paid to turn on the badges I bet we would see a lot of guys forking out huge amounts just to get them. A verification status is priceless and like respect it ought to be earned. A few years ago it was easy to get the badges as they were applied for on some popular platforms. Now someone has to work really hard to get them. Some risk having their accounts blocked by using unorthodox means to get a huge following which is a prerequisite on most platforms to turn on the verification badge. Prestige is the main driving force behind the quest for the badge. People have different priorities and for some being verified is nothing. All they need is moolah. As long as they earn money from traffic they get to their blogs through social media accounts,  they will be content w

If he really loves you then he should grant you access to all his photos!

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There is a feature of Google photos that was recently introduced. It can help in cementing relationships in many ways. The feature is called partner account. You can give your partner access to all your photos or choose to share photos of certain people only, for example photos of your kids ,friends and close family members. Another way this feature helps is to allay any fear of infidelity. How does that work? From my experience in issues of people who were caught cheating, photos revealed most of the evidence ahead of chats. Most people can not resist to take photos when they go out on dates even with people other than their spouses. Having to go through your spouses phone from time to time to check for any tell tale signs of infidelity is detrimental to a relationship as it shows that you do not trust each other. With Google photos' feature of adding a partner account one can easily sweet talk their partner into granting them access to all of their photos so that they can access

Improve Your Vocabulary online

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Google has many tools for academic advancement. Our favourite is the Google classroom. We have already wrote an article about that in a previous article.  In this post I want to talk about other ways by google to use in learning a new language. The Google translate is good for that as well. It helps you communicate with someone in a foreign language and as you do so you tend to improve on your understanding of the language. However, Of the tool which blew our mind and prompted us to write this article is called Word Coach. It is an online game which tests your prowess on word meanings. It improves your vocabulary as you complete the quizzes. To access it simply type "word coach"  online and it will appear in the search results.

How To Upload An APK To The Playstore

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We want to give a tip on how to upload an apk for release on the playstore from your mobile phone- no computer is needed at all, from app development to release. In our previous article we wrote about tools needed to develop apps from your mobile phone. Now we know developers face a challenge sometimes when it comes to uploading the apk to the playstore. The apk will be stored on the phone and will only be accesed using the file manager. When you try to upload the apk from a folder in the file manager the google chrom will usually respond with a message pop up saying that the task could not be completed due to lack of memory if you are using Mozilla Firefox it will simply revert to the upload page without giving any notification. There is a simple hack to accomplish the upload task. Just make the file appear in the recent section of your phone activities. Every file you edit or save will showup in the recent files. For you file to appear simply save it to another folder for example the