Disclaimer: I’m not a blogging expert but I have given out quite a bit of advice on blogging.
Although not an expert in the slightest on blogging and although I may not be followed by millions, I have had several people ask me for blogging advice which is the reason I started this series in the first place. It seems to me by the likes and the comments that many of you are enjoying this series and therefore I will keep sharing what I can until I run out of tips to share with you all.
Quality Over Quantity:
This one is probably obvious and you probably have heard it many times. It’s important to focus on quality posts that are well written and proof read. To be honest, there is no point in putting work out there to the world that is either poorly written or written with many mistakes and all over the place. Attempt to focus on one topic at a time for a post and write it well and with details; make sure to include paragraphs and not just one long massive paragraph. Another major key to writing quality posts is to make sure that there is punctuation when needed and that there are limit to no spelling errors. I understand that there are days that your fingers are extra happy and all they want to do is type type type but it’s important to put out quality work rather than a bunch of mediocre work.
One of the things that I absolutely LOVE, I mean, it’s my favorite part of blogging, is empowering others. I love to lift people up, I love to motivate people to be the best possible them and I love to connect with people and inspire them to achieve their goals. If you are cruising along WordPress and come across a post you really enjoy, let the person know so that you can empower them to continue to write great posts that you are interested in. Similarly, if you are searching up tags and you come across a post and you see that the person may be struggling whether it’s with mental problems, physical problems or lack of motivation send a few kind words to them, you never know what a difference it can make to them. Empower others, lift each other up and help each other grow.
If you ever want to reference someone’s blog whether it’s because you want to mention how awesome they are or because you are nominating them for a tag or award please make sure to use the hyperlink feature. When you are writing a post you can see that there is a link button next to the quote (“) this button allows you to link back to other blogs. If you hover over the link you can see it says “insert/edit link.” The link feature allows you to neatly feature a blog or website without having to have their whole URL present.
How To Use Hyperlink Feature:
- Select a word or phrase you wish to link
- Highlight the word and click on the “insert/edit link” button next to the quote symbol
- In the URL section, paste the URL you wish to share and then select add link
- After you do that the word you selected should appear blue and underlined
- Once your readers click that blue highlighted word, they will be taken to the website you have hyperlinked
I hope these tips were helpful, as I’ve mentioned time and time again, I’m not an expert but I can definitely share with you the things that I have learned.