Blogging every day
Some bloggers are professional and some are amateurs, but you must try to do your best whichever one you are. I’ve written about 10 blog posts or articles this week. My latest one was on WordPress and I chose something topical for my Sunday morning blog post. I had to do some research for that post.
I draw attention to my posts with a photograph and I take my own photos. I use a Fujifilm S5600 and I recently bought a Nikon D3200 for better resolution. It doesn’t really matter what camera you use, but you have to try to learn a little about photography and editing. You can use Windows Live photo gallery for editing. You will notice that many photos are a little misty and that can be cured by adding contrast. On some cameras you can use a UV filter for the same effect.
You should pay a lot of attention to your title. What is your article about? Mine today is about blogging and so that is the first word in my title and make a keyword that search engines will immediately recognise and respond to. People will find my blog post and read it, with a little luck.
That brings me on to the importance of readers. Notice how I mentioned readers in the last paragraph and then that opens a new item for a new paragraph and it makes the whole post flow much better. You must keep the readers in mind and remember they will be all ages and some might be educated and some might not be so educated. Some will have failing eyesight, hence the large font and some will get bored easily, so keep to the point.
Check your word count every now and then. I use Windows Live writer and so it’s easy to check my word count, it’s just a click away. It also underlines my spelling mistakes, that are usually the result of me being a little keyboard dyslexic. Live writer also allows me to put a copyright watermarks on my images, quickly and easily. I can get the size just right at 585 pixels across too. I change the font to Calibri at 14 points too. It’s easy to insert hyperlinks and often they get inserted just because I opened a page in my browser. I can do links automatically. For example, if I type ‘you can follow me on Twitter’ that automatically becomes a link to my Twitter account.
I’ve tried Blogger, but I prefer WordPress and that is a good place to start. WordPress.com will give you a free blogging account and later you can have your own domain and install WordPress on your own web space. You can then get sponsorship, put advertising on and have affiliate links. I only have one link and that is to Zopa. That’s peer to peer lending for people who want to save and invest or people who want to borrow.
That’s it, I’m nearly finished, so I end with what the Americans call ‘a call to action’. Please share your thoughts in the comments box. You can ask questions too! I do interact with readers through comments! You can also follow me on Twitter. It took 20 minutes to write this post and now to check, edit and publish… One last keyword – blogging…