Since making the switch from Blogger to WordPress i’ve learned SO much! I’ve also taken interest in how to build my little blog. Since this is a hobby of mine and i spend a lot of time doing it i want to get the most out of it. I can’t believe i’ve waited so long to dig this deep.
A few things to keep in mind when writing a blog post. Your title draws your viewers in. How many of us are guilty of looking at the name of a post but going no further because you didn’t think it would be interested in the content of that post? Use key the important key words of your post to gain attention since we usually just skim. For the post your intro is the most important part so when writing it start off with a personal story, this is great no matter what your writing about. From there it’ll be easy to create content and an image to follow along with your post. When picking keywords never skimp. When a search is conducted these words are what show up in the search. If you’ve only used “Saturday”, “food”, & “cake” that is fine but if you use “weekend”, “chocolate sponge cake”, or “orange dream mimosa” you’ll gain more from your search. I’m a fairly nosey person so i love looking at pictures. I’m pretty sure im not the who enjoys a pretty picture so why not load up your post? If your doing a tutrial why not do a picture by picture. As they say a picture is worth a thousand words. If you reference content make sure to always include your references in a link. It’s not fair for you to try to take all the credit when your not the orginator. To end your body of content finish with a quick recap of your question to get your viewers interacted in what was just read.
My favorite plug ins so far:
CommentLuv – This nifty little plugin shows the latest post of the commentor. So you can not only check out their blog but their latest post.
Comment Reply Notification – When a reply is made to a comment the user has left on the blog, an e-mail is sent to the blogger to notify them of the reply.
PhotoDropper – Browse photo’s that can be shared when you dont have a photo of your own.
Pinterest Widget – I LOVE this widget because it shows my latest pinterest pins.
WordPress SEO – This i also love, it helps maximize your post in search.
WP Touch – This plugin makes it easy for someone on a mobile device to view your webpage. It also give you the editor the capability to edit, add, view, or anything else you need to do on your mobile device too.
Sexy Bookmarks – This is a total customizeable buttons at the end of your post or your main index so it makes sharing your content SUPER simple! There are a ton of buttons you can choose from and its so easy to set it up.
W3 Total Cache – This nifty little plugin helps your page load faster. I know you’ve been sitting waiting for a site taking forever and you decide your tired of waiting and just leave. This plugin solves this problem helping with your load time so you dont lose anyone!