Setting Up a Blog Post on RedGage

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Throughout the day you can earn points that will convert into "raffle tickets" based on your RedGage activity. At the end of the day, a computer will randomly select a raffle ticket declaring that day's winner. The winner receives $25 for the day tha
Throughout the day you can earn points that will convert into "raffle tickets" based on your RedGage activity. At the end of the day, a computer will randomly select a raffle ticket declaring that day's winner. The winner receives $25 for the day tha

What Is RedGage?

Before setting up a blog on RedGage, do you know what this site is? If you don’t know, here is the lowdown. RedGage is a bookmarking, social website that pays you for the content you have already created. Upload your blogs, photos, videos, documents or links from sites like Hubpages. Start making money every time someone views, rates or comments on your content. Redgage began in 2008.

Earn raffle tickets to go towards the daily contest by the amount of activity you do on RedGage. 2 raffle tickets are given out for your knowledge base content. 10 raffle tickets for mentioning RedGage on other websites and 20 raffle tickets for inviting a new user to RedGage

Make friends viewing, rating and commenting on someone else's content. This gets you noticed on RedGage just like any other site. Become one of the featured members and earn a bonus. Earn a referral income. Take part in the daily contest to make an additional income. The daily contest is a $25 bonus in your account. I have received a couple of these already without much effort.

Redgage is fun, easy, enjoyable and often a relaxing site that gives you backlinks to your webpage article sites or domains. I joined Redgage to promote and get backlinks to my Squidoo lenses.

Then when I became more active with HubPages for the 30 day challenge, I added my Hubs to RedGage for backlinks. Now, if you haven’t joined RedGage you are missing out. Join RedGage for backlinks today.

Upload Bar

This is where you fill in the information to start your blog on RedGage.
This is where you fill in the information to start your blog on RedGage.

Ready to Make a Blog Post

After you are signed in and ready to go, click on the “Upload” button. Hit the “Blog” symbol in the upper left corner. Fill in the blanks starting with the “Track Back Link” This would be the URL back to your site. Add a Description, Title and Tags. Then click on “Continue”.

You are now at the page where you write your blog post. Start writing, add a photo or links. When you are finished, click on “Upload” and there you go.

If you need to edit it, just click on edit, continue and fix your blog. It is that easy.

To clarify, this is a blog post where you write a single post. You can create as many post as you would like.

I created this blog post at RedGage while going through these very same steps titled "HubPages and My 30 Day Challenge" and can be found in my content or in collections under "Social Networks."There is no better time then to sign up for RedGage.

Link Versus Blog

A question was presented to me, what is the difference between a link and a blog?

A blog on redgage is a blog post where you write your article right on Redgage with a track back link to your site.

A Link is the URL that you upload to the article on HubPages or any other site. This will show the description that you have added and then the link going to the other site.

The copyright to this article is owned by Sandy Mertens (sandyspider). Permission to republish this article in print or online must be granted by the author in writing. (You can, however, freely use the opening introduction and photo with a link to the article here on HubPages to read the remainder of the article.)

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Rochelle Frank profile image

Rochelle Frank 6 years ago from California Gold Country

This sounds interesting and I may look into it more. (Bookmarked). Thanks for the info. One question: you joined in Aug. 2010?


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Sandyspider 6 years ago from Wisconsin, USA Author

I'm looking into the future. Thanks Rochelle. I will fix that.


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katiem2 6 years ago from I'm outta here

Sandy, Spider, Red Gage hummm I have heard of that and will give all your hubs a go over to learn more about it... Peace :)


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Sage Williams 6 years ago

Sandy - Wow, I just learned more by reading your hub than I have by reading FAQ on Red Gage. I have been a member there for awhile and have found there site to be lots of fun but somewhat confusing and time consuming trying to find answers to my question.

Thanks so much for this easy to follow description and explanation of Red Gage. I have bookmarked and rated up!

This is a great resource that I will refer back to.

Many thanks!

Sage


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a2z50 6 years ago

Thank you for this helpful information. You convinced me to sign up. Very good content . Nice Hub!

Ron

As Always Also Rprcarz50


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tonymac04 6 years ago from South Africa

I have signed up but can't find my way around at all. Nothing seems to work?

Love and peace

Tony


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Sandyspider 6 years ago from Wisconsin, USA Author

tonymac04, I hope this helps out a little bit. I have another article titled "Is Redgage a Hobby?" You can see the link above. It gives set by step details with pictures on how to upload a photo and customize your collection group on RedGage.


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Polly C 6 years ago from UK

This looks really interesting, I've bookmarked it to read tomorrow as is nearly 1am!


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lou16 6 years ago

Great info as usual Sandy, I must admit I haven't used RedGage as much as I should have.


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Bekka123 6 years ago

Great information, also thank you for becoming a fan, feel free to leave comments x


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US

nice one Sandy, I won at redgage BTW, hehe, daily raffle, this is a very nice information, very useful, Thank you dear, Maita


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David Stone 6 years ago from New York City

Nice. Big help, Sandy. Thanks.


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entertianmentplus 6 years ago from United States

I will look into it sounds like other good revenue stream.


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Georgina_writes 6 years ago from Dartmoor

Thanks for this hub - sounds like I should investigate. Have bookmarked this and rated it up. Thanks again


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billyaustindillon 6 years ago

I am actually on Redgage but have really only used it for bank links - I need to use the blog as suggested - see you on there Sandy.


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theherbivorehippi 6 years ago from Holly, MI

I just signed up for redgage yesterday. I haven't really done anything on it yet though. I use other sites to create backlinks like Digg and Reddit but I I've heard so many good things about Redgage I thought I'd give it a try! Glad you confirm that they are good! Now I am more apt to devote some time into it. Great hub!


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RedElf 6 years ago from Canada

Thanks for the info - I think I'll give it a try!


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ladyjane1 6 years ago from Texas

I joined redgage a week or so ago and so did my sister whidbeywriter and she has made some money already with her photos. I of course have only made .26 cents but hey money is money. I enjoy redgage but I need to spend more time there. Oh so many websites, so little time...nice job Sandy you make everything look easy, yea I have seen your lenses.


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mailxpress 6 years ago from New York

Hi,

I never knew about the raffle tickets. How do they know when we promote their website at other websites? I'm curious. I'm still learning Redgage but just like everything else I join online it takes time to learn how each website works.

mailxpress


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Sandyspider 6 years ago from Wisconsin, USA Author

Mailxpress, there is a form to fill out. When you are in the site, just click on daily contest and it will take you there.


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anglnwu 6 years ago

thanks for the recommend. Another hubber, wavegirl also told me about it. Now, I'm pretty convinced I should give this a go. I've bookmarked this for reference. Thanks for the useful information.


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Faybe Bay 6 years ago from Florida

This is great, Sandyspider! I got upset because I could never get to the create a blog page! I have been real busy trying to learn and write hubs at the same time, that I figured I would learn more about RedGage later. Thank you so much for writing this. Rated you up and Bookmarking this!


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Marisa Wright 6 years ago from Sydney

Well explained! It would also be worth making it clear that what you're describing isn't really a "blog" as we think of it - it's a single blog post.

I think that's why most people get confused - they're looking for the place on Redgage where they start a whole blog, and then add numerous posts to it. I know that's what stumped me at first!


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nancy_30 6 years ago from Georgia

Thank you for all this wonderful information. I've never heard of this site before. I will have to check it out.


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borge_009 6 years ago from Philippines

Thanks for this. I joined redgage for 2 weeks already but still haven't won any prizes. hehe.


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gramarye 6 years ago from Adelaide - Australia

Sandyspider, thanks for the above information. I have signed up to Redgage, and I agree it is a good place to be.

Two questions though. Above you explain how to use the blog in redgage. What is the difference between using the blog and simply using the link feature?

Also, have you had trouble with their upload feature? When I try to upload photos, it very often seems to hang and won't work again until I log out and in again. I've only managed to upload 4 pictures out of about 20 tries - any similar problems?


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Karen Banes 6 years ago from Canada

Thanks for this. Been hearing a lot about Redgage lately. Will be keeping an eye on it. But interesting that some people seem to be having technical problems with it. Teething trouble maybe? I'm assuming it's fairly new.


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Big Brother 6 years ago from Earth

Thanks Sandy i'll try to sign up to Redgage. Nice to meet you anyway... Alexander the Macedon


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Sandyspider 6 years ago from Wisconsin, USA Author

Thank you for the clarification Marisa and your questions gramarye. I revised my hub to reflex the blog post and what is the difference between link and blog.

gramarye, I haven't uploaded a photo since I wrote about uploading a photo in Jan. 2010 on my Squidoo lens shown in a link above. But I didn't have a problem then. Lately I have been adding links and blog post. They have been going pretty smooth.

Karen, to answer your question: I don't know the exact date that Redgage started. But I do know that they began in 2008 (2 years ago), which I added in this hub. When I joined Redgage 8 months ago, they were still evolving. They had changed servers and at time it ran slow. But I haven't had any problems the last few months.


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hypnodude 6 years ago from Italy

I think that most of the problems they have at RedGage are due to the enormous number of people joining there. It seems that everyone on HP is going also to RedGage. And probably it's the same on other writing sites. Very good hub Sandy. And thanks.:)


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia

Great hub! I use Redgage and have received a little traffic from the site.


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Shirley Anderson 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

We have referral links on RedGage? I signed up 4 months ago and still haven't figured everything out.

So glad that I noticed this hub in the HP feed. Thanks, Sandy!


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gramarye 6 years ago from Adelaide - Australia

Thanks for the edit - still have trouble with photos though.


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Sandyspider 6 years ago from Wisconsin, USA Author

gramarye, since it had been a few months from the photo upload, I gave it a try with 3 photos without any problems. Course maybe if I do several more in a row... but I need more time for this busy spider.


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NoRR4Me 6 years ago

Thanks for the info Sandy. I'm already with RedGage, but I haven't used the blog feature yet. Thanks for showing me how.


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katiem2 6 years ago from I'm outta here

Sandyspider, This thread on Setting Up a Blog on RedGage just keeps getting better and better I keep coming back as it's such a good tool to help with RedGage, Thanks for creating this fab hub. Peace :)


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tamron 6 years ago

I like what you did for the copyright that you granted permission that was a great added touch. I joined Redgage but it kept saying I had to put up 200 word when I seen other people didn't but Ill try again except I will use your advice. this hub.gets stumb and a ping great job. I will create a backlink for this hub


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Ladybird33 6 years ago from Georgia USA

I have not signed up, but I am thinking about it...thanks for informing us.


cosette 6 years ago

thanks for this hub! i will be bookmarking it and using it, definitely. :)


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Teresa Laurente 6 years ago from San Antonio, Texas, U.S.A.

Will be going back in here over and over again. Such great information. Thank you for sharing my friend, Sandyspider.


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TINA V 6 years ago

RedGage seems to be an interesting website. It was nice of you to share your experience. I will also try to visit it. Have a great weekend!


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AEvans 6 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

Now I understand it more which means for example the work I have written here can be transferred there without having to take my work down on HP. Thank you :)


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wavegirl22 6 years ago from New York, NY

I am loving my time over at RG. . and this Hub is great for explaining why! Thanks for sharing Sandy :)


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clspeakstoo 6 years ago from Pacific Northwest

I use Redgage as well but have yet to take full advantage of all the features available for use. Thanks for the great info!


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Teresa Laurente 6 years ago from San Antonio, Texas, U.S.A.

This is very useful and I thank you for sharing this. I will study more feeling grateful. Great Day!


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Boomer60 6 years ago

This hub sure helps explain a lot. RG's tutorials leave a lot to be desired. Just joined a couple of days ago and still trying to figure out what to do. Thanks for sharing your information!


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Daddy Paul 6 years ago from Michigan

Thank you for the info on Redgage. I have been using it for free back links and I may even get the 25 dollar gift card.


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Cathi Sutton 6 years ago

This is great! Thanks for the info! I plan to get involved with RedGage right away!


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mulberry1 6 years ago

I use RedGage and like it. I've even made some money there. I love the community. I haven't tried the blog yet, but this is good info to get me started if I take that step.


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

Sandy, this is new for me. And I am glad to know the information about redGage from you. I'll follow your tips. I hope we can success together....amen. I'll bookmark this one. Thank you very much. Good work, my friend!


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shai77 6 years ago

Hi :-)

Thanks for the info.

Wanted to ask by the way if i can trackback only to my blogs or also to other interesting articles in the net about topics that i like,like regular bookmarking?

Thanks and great Hub :-)


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia

Thanks for the tips! I'm on RG.


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Sandyspider 6 years ago from Wisconsin, USA Author

shai77, I'm not sure if I am doing it right. When you have a blog post on Redgage it ask for a trackback. I always add the link to the site that I am writing about. Not necessary a blog site.

Everything else ask for a backlink. But when I write a blog post, I include other links in the blog too.


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shai77 6 years ago

Thanks Sandy :-)


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waynet 6 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom

Excellent hubpage about Redgage! I'll have to do more blog posts over there!!


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mdlawyer 6 years ago

I signed up a few months back with Redgage. I found it very cumbersome, the site and the proceudre. Also they lack transparency with regard to rewards. There is no uniform and transparent procedure. Hence I dropped. What they offer for 1000 page views is rediculously low.


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Internetwriter62 6 years ago from Marco Island, Florida

Hi Sandyspider, that was a really great and informative hub.

I am also a member of RedGage and I really enjoy it. I would love to know your user name so I can add you to my friends there.


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Sandyspider 6 years ago from Wisconsin, USA Author

mdlawyer, I'm sorry it didn't work out for you. No site is perfect. I have been able to use my rewards card a couple of times. As with any site, the more active you, are the better chance of making some money. It can take a bit to get to that next $25 level.

But the main thing that I concentrate on Redgage is getting the backlinks and traffic to my other sites.


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adrienne2 6 years ago from Atlanta

Hi Sandy, thank you for sharing about Redgage. This is something new to me I had not heard of this before. Will give it a try.


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katiem2 6 years ago from I'm outta here

Sandyspider, Interesting how this is progressing. I went over to RedGage yesterday and I do have an account, I have more than I can keep up with and most I never do much with. I notice with just a few (4 or 7) post that I had long forgotten I had earned a shocking amount of money. I'm clueless as to how to navigate around and look forward to reading this hub again and learning more from you. Thanks for the heads up! Thanks and Peace :)


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Sandyspider 6 years ago from Wisconsin, USA Author

I'm glad you made a shocking amount of money katiem2 :)

I'm just winding down from a week at creating a new webpage (I will add to my profile) and haven't been to RedGage (or here) as much as I would like.


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Coolmon2009 6 years ago from Texas, USA

Thank you for this information; I will take a look at it :)


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daisyjae 6 years ago from Canada

Good info, I will be bookmarking this one.


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oscillationatend 6 years ago from a recovering narcissist.

Thanks for this. Everyone keeps getting me to try and sign up, so far I've been resistant--just haven't had the time. Soon, though, perhaps.

At any rate, informative and useful. Like the bottom boarder, too.


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Kangaroo_Jase 6 years ago from Melbourne, Australia

Really appreciate the tips provided here Sandy, I'm on RG and haven't looked at it's 'full potential' yet. Great tips and suggestions. Will come back to take the step by step process as I have a new blog I want to add to RG, but do you think I can remember how I did it the first time? Thankyou.


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Sandyspider 6 years ago from Wisconsin, USA Author

Thanks to everyone who I haven't for giving their comment. Kangaroo_Jase, I know for myself step by step is better. :)


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pinkhawk 6 years ago from Pearl of the Orient

...wow this is cool and interesting, thank you very much for these useful information!^.^ I will explore it more..^.^


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Sandyspider 6 years ago from Wisconsin, USA Author

You are welcome pinkhawk.


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Tom T 6 years ago from Orange County, CA

Terrific summary of using RedGage. I just started using it. I'm going to look into the Blog idea.


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Sandyspider 6 years ago from Wisconsin, USA Author

Tom, it is so such faster than to just upload and leave it. But I have noticed I get more traffic with my blog post.


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Rebecca E. 6 years ago from Canada

this has indeed been some thing I have begun to do, writing a blog post and promoting it on Redgage this has helped my traffic a lot, excellent post Sandy!


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Sandyspider 6 years ago from Wisconsin, USA Author

Thanks Rebecca. This reminds me to get back to blogging on Redgage. Too many other things going.


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Pamela99 6 years ago from United States

Sandy, I like Redgage but I have had continuous problems with logging in and they have emailed me promising me to fix the problem but they have not done so. It is frustrating.


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Sandyspider 6 years ago from Wisconsin, USA Author

Pamela99, that is terrible. I haven't had trouble logging in, but there are times where it is running slow or won't let me upload. Then I see the message that traffic is high and they are experiencing difficulties. Maybe they need more bandwidth.


Aysha 6 years ago

Thanks Sandy for this hub. I started my account on Redgage but had no idea how to get started and get the most of it. Now I feel less overwhelmed.


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Sandyspider 6 years ago from Wisconsin, USA Author

You are welcome, Aysha.


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Tenerife Islander 5 years ago from Tenerife

I am on RedGage as Bard of Ely and was quite excited about it when I joined but I find it very hard to make anything there so don't post as often as I used to.


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Sandyspider 5 years ago from Wisconsin, USA Author

Tenerife Islander, I have made more on RedGage than I have on HubPages. The more active you are there, the better change of many more money. I admit to not being active there lately too. But it just has to do with lack of time.


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GrandmaMarilyn 5 years ago from Alice, TX

Wow! I think this helped a lot. I tried to do some of the upload stuff last night but couldn't figure it out. I will try again today.


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ubanichijioke 5 years ago from Lagos

I am following your link to Redgage. Waiting for your guide. Please, lead me...


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Sandyspider 5 years ago from Wisconsin, USA Author

ubanichijioke, say hello to me after you set up on Redgage. Look for sandyspider.


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siobhanryandarby 4 years ago from Ireland

Great information


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Sonali Singh 3 years ago

Nice hub, I will definately join this site. Voted up

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