Introduction to Blogging – Blog a purpose
First thing on my mind to start My WordPress Learning Program is that I need a purpose. Purpose needs to be a great reason for me to be determined for at least 30 days of my milestones. The purpose of this learning program is to make one of my website to be a blog. For this I need few thing regarding a blogging best practices. For those of you who already know about blog or blogging, you might want to skip this articles, it is okay you may make your step to my next lessons, First Steps With WordPress.
What is a Blog
As far as I know by reading about blog, I think blog is a chronologically writings that I make regarding things that interesting to me, anything. I called it as a topics. So for the first time I make my blog I need to know exactly what topics do I want to write about. Mostly it will work if it is my hobby. So I decided for My WordPress Learning Program I want to decide topic I want is math and physics.
What is Blog Content
The content must be the articles I write regarding topic I choose in a first place, I was thinking to make my own content calendar special for My WordPress Learning Program.
What is Comments
Comments are tools where it can be something to indicate that your blog is interactive. Means that there are readers who really care or interested to your topics and articles you made. It usually come in the end of your writings, you ask people to give their feedback about your articles and it is your chance to interact with them by replying their comments. There are few ways of how you can managing comments on your blog
- Verifying Pingbacks and Trackbacks
- Comment Moderation
- Comment Spam
Things I need to Know
I need to make archives so that I will keep the readers on track, I can make it based on dates, categories, author, or alphabetically. This is one of many ways to keep articles organized.
Feeds helping users to keep up to date to the latest information or articles that you make on your blog. Means users can automatically access your site by checking out one of your articles update via feeds.
This is a list of categorized links that might be interesting to you or maybe links that you are always visit. Usually it is your friends blog links, or maybe webpage links that you love to visit gradually.
“Feedreaders” will keep checking specified blogs to see if they have been updated, and when the blogs are updated, they display the new post, and a link to it. It will then inform you when any of the blogs have new posts in them. Most blogs have these “Syndication” feeds available for the readers to use.
Here are blogging tips I got from WordPress Codex
Post regularly, but don’t post if you have nothing worth posting about.
Stick with only a few specific genres to talk about.
Don’t put ‘subscribe’ and ‘vote me’ links all over the front page until you have people that like your blog enough to ignore them (they’re usually just in the way).
Use a clean and simple theme if at all possible.
Enjoy, blog for fun, comment on other peoples’ blogs (as they normally visit back).
Have fun blogging and remember, there are no rules to what you post on your blog!
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