Kiwi blogger makes Forbes pinnacle five list

Kiwi splendor blogger Shannon Harris, known as Shaaanxo to her followers, has been named one of Forbes magazine’s pinnacle influencers.


The 24-yr-antique blogger and YouTube sensation came in the 5th area on Forbes’ listing of pinnacle beauty Effects, outranking several widely recognized splendor icons, along with Jeffree Megastar.

Harris starting blogging in 2009 to fill a void in New Zealand and the Australian beauty marketplace and has fast emerged as one of the maxima watched splendor bloggers on the net.


Today, she has greater than eight. Three million fans across Instagram, YouTube, and Facebook and her personal a success beauty emblem, xoBeauty, selling Italian-made vegan cosmetics brushes, fake lashes, beauty blenders, brush cleaner, and cosmetics.

Bloggers: Have You use Blogger.Com or WordPress?

Blogger.Com (also referred to as Blogspot) and WordPress are the two most generally used blogging systems. Blogger.Com became a pioneer inside the blogging enterprise, permitting users to install debts and weblog without cost beginning in 1999. Blogger.Com turned bought utilizing Google in 2003, which enabled it to grow using Google’s assets. Today, Blogger.Com has an undisclosed variety of thousands and thousands of customers running a blog on their system.

WordPress began in 2003 because the successor to some other (now surprisingly unknown) running a blog gadget. It has due to the fact emerge as the weblog platform of preference for most blogging specialists. There are presently over a million lively users of WordPress.Com, and millions of others have downloaded various versions of the WordPress code.

The usage of the Blogger setup mandates that your blog is hosted on their servers. In comparison, blogs running on WordPress’ platform may be hosted at WordPress.Com, or the WordPress software can be downloaded and used in your preference of internet hosts. Under are some of the critical thing capabilities of Blogger.Com instead of the two variations of WordPress setups.

A brief perusal of a few of the various blogs jogging at the Blogspot.Com area versus those who use one of the WordPress setups (money owed on WordPress.Com and self-hosted blogs the use of WordPress software program) shows that Blogspot.Com is greater generally used for folks that weblog about their households, pets, and different non-public varieties of subjects. In comparison to WordPress customers, Blogger.Com customers usually are not “expert” bloggers, although there are many Common Joe bloggers who monetize their Blogspot blogs and make a dwelling doing it.

Self-hosted WordPress blogs lean towards professional entities with an IT individual or branch that handles their preservation, and they’re regularly more formal. Because WordPress.Com is comparable in its capability to Blogger.Com, blogs using WordPress.Com are just like Blogger blogs in content, certainly more excellent casual or non-public than self-hosted WordPress blogs.


Due to the fact, WordPress is open supply software; it gives skilled bloggers a good deal of extra flexibility when it comes to customizing a blog. While you download and set up WordPress, you have complete entry to the database and the Hypertext Preprocessor, CSS, and image files that include the WordPress blogging platform. In the evaluation of Blogger’s platform, having improvement get admission to the complete system permits customers to be as creative as they want to be. This flexibility does no longer exists to nearly the quantity with debts that can be hosted on WordPress.Com. One bonus that WordPress.Com does provide is the ability to host documents apart from clear snapshots. MS PowerPoint files, Word (.document) and Open Office (.Odt) Phrase processing files, and PDF files may be uploaded and stored for use on a WordPress.Com account.

Even though Blogger lets in and encourages users to their setup to personalize their blogs adding Google devices and converting layouts, I have located that there is a lot of guesswork involved while looking to parent out the way to manage their XML schema, which is used to personalize templates beyond including devices and changing layouts. After I personalize blogs hosted on Blogger’s machine, I often sense that I am abstracted from their decreased degree setup. Several Blogger’s XML tags are documented. However, that documentation is sparse. While I’m customizing a Blogspot blog, it is as if I am throwing my work over a wall, checking to see what I am getting returned. This interface may be irritating.

A contrast that is noteworthy among every of those weblog systems is the capacity to categorize posts. More flexibility exists with each WordPress.Com-hosted blogs and self-hosted ones use the WordPress software than with Blogger.Com. Categories are created using Labels on Blogger.Com blogs. This setup does now not allow for sub-Categories on the Blogger account. Sub-Categories are a herbal part of each WordPress.Com and self-hosted WordPress blog.

For the layman blogger, getting began with blogging on Blogger’s platform is the handiest of tasks. You certainly create an account, pick a template, and start writing away. The interface could be very straightforward for users of Blogger. WordPress.Com are comparable, barely more complicated. WordPress self-hosted blogs require a user to download the software program, upload it to a server, configure database settings, and run the installation application included with the software. This manner is relatively straightforward for a person with IT experience; however, it is a little intimidating for most different human beings.

WordPress has had records of vulnerability to hacks. To limit that danger, it is encouraged that customers of WordPress be vigilant approximately maintaining their websites. Especially, WordPress weblog proprietors web hosting their blogs are encouraged to preserve up with modern-day updates.

Blogger customers can allow the Blogger improvement crew to fear hacks. Because the blog facts are kept on Blogger’s servers, there’s a great deal less probability that Blogger websites may be hacked.

If your intentions are honestly to submit your data to the world without hassling with severe customization and persevering with updates, Blogger.Com is the way to go. Due to the fact maximum run-of-the-mill bloggers suit this class, Blogger has the widest variety (even though no one knows how many that is) of blogs within the internet Today.

Amanda R. Dubose

Spent high school summers getting to know dogmas in Minneapolis, MN. Spent several years merchandising walnuts worldwide. My current pet project is researching Slinkies in Jacksonville, FL. Spoke at an international conference about testing the market for action figures in Hanford, CA. Spent the better part of the 90's lecturing about cellos in Orlando, FL. Spent 2001-2007 building sausage in Naples, FL. Tv fanatic. Internetaholic. Travel expert. Incurable zombie nerd. Coffee advocate. Hardcore web trailblazer. Gamer.