Kiran Sawhney - Meet The Famous Lifestyle Blogger & A Tango Dancer

To be fair, I don't think that the title of this page is doing any justice to the multi-talented guest blogger Kiran Sawhney today we have here at BloggerStop. Meet Kiran Sawhney the one-woman army behind,,, and many more social media pages that she handles all alone. And that's not all, you will be amazed to know the number of fitness services that she offer offline and all the activities & events that she organize and participate regularly. Keep reading to know the real Kiran behind
BS: Your love for yoga, dancing and Tango is certainly evident, but what came first in your life - Blogging or Tango? And who/what inspired you to start a blog of your own?

My blog started in 2008. Tango started in 2002. Fitness and Yoga started in 1996.

I do not know who or what inspired what but one thing led to the other. The inspiration behind everything I do- blogging, fitness or dance is my sister. I give her full credit for every thing.

BS: People struggle with just a single blog, but you have been managing so many websites, blogs and social media pages. Are you the sole wonder women behind all this or do you have a team?

I solely run my blogs and my websites and I look after the social media and SEO etc. I do not have a team. Sometimes I wish I have one but my work is so diverse that I wonder who would be able to handle and understand so much.

BS: So what all do you blog about? Being an entrepreneur – what are your views on Business Blogging – do you thing all businesses must have a blog of their own?

Mine is a lifestyle blog. Under this one big umbrella, I cover fashion, fitness, food, tech, restaurant reviews, travel, people, beauty and makeup, etc. It is as diverse as I am.
I think all businesses should definitely have their blog. It is the best medium to reach to your audience.

BS: Do you have any specific goals/expectations from your blog? Have you already achieved any of these goals?

Like every blogger, I would want my blog to reach larger audience, have more followers and also generate more income. I have achieved few milestones and have many more to achieve.

BS: Have you been able to generate income from your blogs. How did blogging helped you in getting more clients?

Blog gives you income through advertisements, through sponsored posts, google ads and also to spread the message to your potential clients.

BS: How much time do you devote to blogging? Do you blog on weekends?

I devote a lot of time to my blog, social media and my websites. I also work on weekends. I am a workaholic.

BS: What do you think is better; the freedom of just online blogging (like being a tech savvy blogger) or blogging clubbed with an offline activity, service or product - something like you do?

Online and offline activity do go hand in hand. I have lot of work offline and then there is online work.

BS: Are you planning to employ someone to help you in blogging or outsourcing some of your work like blog-designing, social networking or someone for your PR department?

I would love to have someone on board but like i said, it is hard to find someone who can understand such diverse topics- fitness, tango, blog, social media, etc.

BS: Have you done any mistakes in your blogging life? And what have you learnt from these mistakes?

You learn constantly when you blog. Mistakes are a part of it. Initially you do not know about many things- formatting, SEO, advertising, social media promotions, layout and designing, sponsored posts etc. Then you keep learning from your mistakes and improve.

BS: Something you really want to change in your blog or in yourself being a blogger?

The blog keeps evolving and changing. Better layout, better design, better ranking, more followers, more advertisers, etc.

BS: Say, you are sponsored to travel to 3 world destinations. Which destinations would you pick up, and why? Would you like to take someone along with you? If yes, whom?

1. My top favorite- Argentina- Buenos Aires- to blog and journal about travel and Tango
2. Machu picchu- my dream destination
3. Mexico- I have to explore it more
4. USA- to my sister- where my heart is

BS: Any special message you would like to share with our readers as well with everyone else?

Follow your heart and your dreams always. Read my book- Love, lonely or Alone. There is a lot of message in it.

BS: How can we connect with you (online and offline)?


I am also on fb, instagram, twitter. My handles are kiransawhney

Who is "Dinar Guru Blogspot"

who is dinar gurus blogspot
On BloggerStop, you usually see posts on blogging and SEO tips. So, you might be wondering that you are on an off topic post here. BUT... let me tell you, this post is not at all an off topic gibberish article on some "Guru Blogger from the middle east who blogs about Dinar and Money". If you are a blogger and your aim is to get huge traffic to your website, then just continue reading.

It all started with an article at Alexa on finding "Low Competition Keywords". It's definitely a good article and you must go through it if you have some time to read it completely. And if you don't have the time, then here's the gist:

"If you want traffic to your blog, then don't forget the basics: Write on topics or keywords which are High in Demand and Low In Supply".

No rocket science! right? You already knew that & you do this every time before writing a blog post: Keyword Analysis!

Or did you just say "No"? Well if you did, then don't worry because most of the bloggers do sound like you. Most of us know that keywords are important but seldom do a keyword research before publishing an article. Nothing wrong in it, that's human nature - we like to sound more human than a machine, by not stuffing keywords just for the sake of SEO.

So here's the problem: highly popular sites leave you behind in terms of traffic and competitive ranking in SERPs for most of the keywords, because they also try to sound human but at the same time they do keyword analysis and let it reflect in their articles. If you can still afford to lose traffic to your competitors then you can close this article and return to your usual way of blogging or else if you do want to out race your competitors then just keep on reading!

Coming back to the title of this article: Who is Dinar Guru Blogspot and what does he have to do with SEO and web traffic.

Well... nothing. It's just another blog hosted freely on the Blogger platform. Nothing special in the blog, in fact I could not understand most of the blog posts in the first go. Some of it's posts are written with CAPS LOCK on and most of them relate to the stock market. And frankly speaking I don't care what all is in there, in that blog.

What brought me to that blog was this keyword analysis report from SEMRush:

dinar guru blogspot keyword analysis

That's the screenshot from the new keyword research tool by SEMRush (SEO Keyword Magic), which is currently in BETA but open to public.

At BloggerStop I blog about topics like BlogSpot widgets, templates, SEO tips, Social Media Marketing etc. So my search was for the term "BlogSpot" and to my surprise from the top 10 results around 20% (by volume) of the search queries were on "dinar guru blogspot", "dinar gurus blogspot" or something similar, and the blog that comes up for this search query has nothing specifically to do with the term "blogspot" other than being hosted on a BlogSpot domain. Moreover other than the first two results, there are no other relevant results in Google for this phrase: "dinar guru blogspot"

So, that's how I just found a Low Competition and High in Demand Keyword(s). And this is exactly what you are also supposed to do.

How do you use it

The tool I mentioned above: SEO Keyword Magic gives you exactly what you want: Keywords "High in Demand and Low In Supply"

In other words this tool gives you the "Low Competition Keywords" that everybody is looking for and that too without charging a penny (at least as long as the tool is in BETA phase).

If you haven't been already doing keyword analysis, then do give it a try and publish 10-20 posts with keywords taken from this tool on a niche topic and observe the results.

Let's say you are a food blogger and you are planning to write a post on Pasta (too common right?). Let's try to fit it in the Low Competition Keywords zone like this:

Step #1
Create a free account at SEMRush

Step #2
Go to SEO Keyword Magic section and put in the keyword of your choice. If you already have a specific keyword or phrase, then use that. Or else let the tool do the Magic for you. In this example, I am giving the input as "Pasta". And here's how the result looks like:

Now, as you have already registered and logged in so you will be given a choice to download and export the result. So export the result into a CSV/excel file:

Step #3
Open the excel sheet and put a sort on the third column "Keyword Difficulty" (from Lowest to Highest value). Then in the second column "Volume" put a filter to see only those with a value more than 500.

That's it! You now have a list of all the keywords which you can target in your next post.

For example, in case of "Pasta" as the keyword, you should post a few articles with keywords "Pasta House" as per the result we got from our analysis:

KeywordVolumeKeyword Difficulty
joes pizza and pasta88048.96
fun pasta fundraising59051.41
pasta shop59052.15
pasta house1210053.16
pasta house menu440055
pizza and pasta240055.1

Happy Blogging!

Best Way To Add Music Files To Blogger Blogs

Live demo of the music player is here.

There are several occasions when you would like to add music to your blogs. Some bloggers need to do this all the time who review songs, albums, create their own tracks and share it with their audience. While many other bloggers love to play music on their blogs during festivals and occasions like Christmas, Diwali, Holi or Independence day.

You would have seen music players embeded and floating on all the pages of websites like Pandora,, Saavn or Gaana
With this tutorial you will be able to put a similar floating MP3 player on your blog playing your favorite audio songs for your audience.

As Blogger doesn't allow us to directly upload, host and play MP3 files on BlogSpot blogs, so in order to add MP3 files to Blogger you need to do two things:

1. Create a customized player with the playlist of songs you own or from sources like Youtube and SoundCloud
2. Embed the player in your blog

How and Where to Upload Songs

Although websites like Soundcloud and Podsnack are quite famous for uploading songs and creating playlists, but I don't recommend them. Mainly because of these 2 reasons:

1. They are definitely reliable but most of their services are paid, so until and unless you have some commercial plans with the music files I would not recommend them to you.
2. There are many limitations in terms of customizing the music players. A big turn off, as other free services mentioned here in this article will give much more freedom to you to customize their players.

These are the services that I recommend:

1. Cincopa
2. Wikplayer
3. SCMPlayer

Although Cincopa is quite famous and reliable, but customization of player is very limited. Moreover if you do not upgrade to their premium plans, then you may very soon run out of bandwidth as per their free plan:

Wikplayer and SCMPlayer are both relatively new but they do have all the customization options which is expected from an embedable music player. So let's see what do they offer...

These are some of the features of the music player from Wikplayer:

Your music source can be anything from MP3 files, exfm, SounCloud, RSS or even YouTube (just grab a youtube video URL)
Continuous playback - You can still continue listening to the music while you browse to other webpages
Built-in music playlist - User can expand the music playlist easily
Full playback control - Play, fast-forward, next, back, pause, shuffle, repeat and volume control
Comment Module & Social Sharing - Add Facebook Comments module via hybrid player skin + Share current playing song easily!

SCMPlayer also offers similar features:

Continuous Playback Cross Pages - Seamless playback throughout your website.
Full Featured Control - Play, pause, next, previous, seek, shuffle, repeat mode, volume and more.
Custom Skins - Match your look and feel. Choose or design your own skin with CSS.
Dynamic Playlist - Music from various sources: MP3, SoundCloud, Youtube, RSS in HTML5 or Flash.
Flexible UI - Dockable player on top or bottom. Playlist can be toggled.
Setup Wizard - Create your SCM Music Player without any pain.

Most of the music player skins offered by Wikplayer and SCMPlayer are exactly the same, but I am going with Wikplayer for this tutorial because of their one additional set of skins - Hybrid Skins: Mickey Mouse, Up and RoseLove (so that I could add some colors and my favorite cartoons to this tutorial):

Creating a music player on Wikplayer is really simple and just a 4 step process:

- In Step #1 select "Create New Playlist".
- In Step #2 choose the skin of your choice for the player.
- Step #3 is where you add music to your playlist. You can directly use Youtube videos, SoundCloud or upload your own songs to OpenDrive, copy the streaming link to your audio file and use it there.
- Finally configure the player in Step #4 like Auto Play, Shuffle and Loop and copy the code to be used in your Blogger blog.

The main reason for selecting Wikplayer and SCMPlayer is their ability to play the music even when your readers move to different pages of your blog (and the best part is - you are in complete control of this feature).

In Blogger, you have two options:

1. Display the player in all the pages; paste the code in any of your side-bar/footer HTML widgets.
[Blogger -> Layout -> Add a Gadget -> HTML/Javascript type and paste the code in it]

2. Display the player in only some specific pages; paste the code only in those pages or posts (the player will continue to play the songs from your playlist even when your readers move to other pages/posts where the code is not present, once if the songs start playing).
[Blogger -> Add a new post or edit old posts and add the code there]

Best Way To Play Christmas Carols On Your Blog

You can use this widget to play Christmas carols (from Youtube or your own uploaded songs) on your blog and spread cheerfulness all around!

How To Embed Youtube Videos Responsively (Mobile Friendly)

Here's a quick tutorial to embed Youtube videos responsively for your audience on mobile devices.

If you directly add Youtube videos to your website or blog without making them responsive, then the video might go out of the frame on smaller screens - forcing your readers to tilt their screens or they may just leave your blog or website without watching the complete video.

Here's a screenshot which shows you the difference between a non-responsive and responsive embeded Youtube video:

View Live Demo Here

So here's how you embed Youtube videos in responsive layouts

You just need to add a responsive div tag within which we will put the Youtube videos. So, rather than simply adding a code to embed Youtube videos like this:

<iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="" width="560"></iframe>

Use this code:
<div class="video-container">
<iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="" width="560"></iframe>

Observe the code highlighted in RED above. To tell your blog, what a "video-container" in the above code means, we will define it in the blog's template (this part of our CSS code will make the Youtube iframe code responsive):

Go to Blogger -> Template -> Edit HTML and search for this code:


And immediately above it, paste this piece of code:
<!-- responsove youtube videos starts-->
<style type='text/css'>
.video-container {

.video-container iframe, .video-container object, .video-container embed {
<!-- responsive youtube videos stops help@ BloggerStop.Net-->

Save the template and that's it!
Now all the videos in your blog within a div class "video-container" will be flexible and in sync with the viewer's screen size.

Add An MP3 Music Player To Your BlogSpot Blog

*UPDATE 06 October'16: Streampad music player is no longer working. So, read this new tutorial to add a better and more customizable MP3/Music player to your blog : Add MP3 player to your blog

Demo of the player is a floating bar at the bottom of this page

Songs used in Demo (autoplay enabled):
1. Airtel Theme
2. Hutch Ringtone

The previous embeddable MP3 player discussed on BloggerStop had many limitations and was quite complicated in terms of customizing it.

So this tutorial will help you to add a customized music player and create your own playlist. The first 2 steps of this tutorial will let you add the songs to your blog (Repeat these steps whenever you want to add more songs to your blog/posts), and step #3 will add a floating MP3 player to your blog.