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Blogging Tips: Related Posts Widgets … My Continuing Story

Blogging Tips:  Related Posts Widgets … My Continuing Story

So here is my continuing story of my blogging highs and lows. Wanted to place a related posts widget on my blog because all the experts say it’s the right thing to do. Don’t know why when I try to do the right thing, something wrong happens. So I found this widget that was easy to install and displays related posts at my blog beautifully. Past tense. It used to display related blog posts beautifully.



When I tried to sign in to the site to check my dashboard to find out what went south! … I got a warning message. “Your connection is not private …Attackers might be trying to steal your information from …” Then there was this little blue button for you to click on with the words “Back to Safety”.  The Limk site is based in Turkey.  I don’t know if that has something to do with it.  (O.o)  But I’m thinking:

WHAT??!!! I have used those widgets on several of my sites on more than one occasion.

But you know what? I’m not going to argue with the WARNING. I’m just going to go find an alternative.


It so happens that I have another widget that displays recommended products on my blog which could be modified.

Content.Ad is kind of like Taboola and all those similar sites that show links from all around the web. They look sort of like native ads that people usually display at the bottom of their blog posts or in some conspicuous spot on their website that makes it hard for the human eye to ignore it.

This widget is easy to install but requires some “elbow grease”. Yes.  In this day of automation and increasing use of technology that enable people to get things done with the click of a button like Barbie who lives in a dream house, some things still have to be done the good old-fashioned way. You have to add the links that you want to display to your widget MANUALLY!


Whatever! I’ll do it! Bring it on!

Took me about 2 to 3 hours but I liked the end result. Below is a screenshot of the replacement or substitute widget I’m using to display related blog posts, which is offered by Content.Ad.



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