10 Tips For a Better Blogging Experience

I’ve been blogging off and on for about 5 years.  During that time, I did not take advantage of the amazing community that WordPress has become to me until this past year.  Don’t make the same mistake.  I would like to share some of what I’ve learned with you.  If you would like to expand your readership or enhance your WordPress experience, these points might be helpful.  I do not claim to be any kind of expert.  I just want to share my experience and possibly spare you some of the mistakes I’ve made.

  1. SHARE–The biggest lesson I’ve learned here is to share your knowledge.  It will come back to you 10-fold.   The bloggers on WordPress are incredibly generous with their knowledge.  You should be just as generous.
  2. GIVE CREDIT–Be sure to give credit where credit is due.  If you are copying an idea or using a photo, give credit to that person.  They deserve it for their hard work!
  3. CONNECT–Step out and connect with other bloggers.  As you develop relationships with these people, you will learn from them.
  4. ASK QUESTIONS–If you have questions about blogging or writing, ASK!  If your recipe for bread dough is falling flat and you want help, ASK!  Your fellow bloggers are more than willing to help!
  5. DO THE WORK–Your blog will flourish, depending on the amount of work you are willing to put into it.  This is a mistake I made for a long time.  Not only do you need to write and post here, but get around to other blogs.  Read, comment, follow!
  6. SPREAD THE JOY–If you see a post that makes you laugh, or expands your knowledge, tell that person.  Leave a comment!  Reblog!  It’s important!
  7. USE WORDPRESS–Wordpress has a ton of tutorials.  There are also awesome WordPress blogs that will give you ongoing information if you follow them.  Take advantage of this free information.  WordPress wants to help you!
  8. BE ACTIVE–Be sure to respond to comments.  Visit other’s blogs.  Read, follow and comment.
  9. BE THANKFUL–Be gracious.  Thank those that help you.  Return the favor.  Spread the love!
  10. BE ACTIVE–This was probably the biggest mistake I made.  I do not post on a set-in-stone routine.  I try to post a few times a week.  If you do not post often enough, people will lose interest.

If you are not following the people on the list below, you should be.  Please check out their blogs and Share the Love.  In No Particular Order, this is a PARTIAL list of bloggers that have been incredibly helpful, supportive and encouraging during my journey on WordPress.  (I say this is a partial list because I’m sure I will forget someone and for that oversight, I am truly sorry!)

Trent’s World (the blog)

Harsh Reality

Poesy plus Polemics


Robbie’s Inspiration

Minnesota Prairie Roots

Everyone Else Has the Best Titles

Jessica Bakkers

THANK YOU to each of you and those that I missed!!

Copyright (C) 2017 Penny Wilson

About Penny Wilson Writes

I am a freelance writer that writes in several genres. I've had a successful blog with a growing and loyal following for more than 5 years. I've written articles for Counseling Directory .org, Introvert Dear .com, and WOW Women on Writing. My poetry has been published on Ariel Chart, a monthly online Journal and Spill Words Press. I'm currently working on my first novel. You can find more of my writings on my blog at: https://pennywilsonwrites.com/ and follow me on Twitter @pennywilson123.
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59 Responses to 10 Tips For a Better Blogging Experience

  1. Really great post, thanks for sharing your experience and being so honest. I think you’re point about being generous really is so important! Some of the most successful bloggers I’ve seen have been so because they give so much to their community and are generous with their knowledge. Thanks for sharing!


  2. Rosie Amber says:

    Really good sensible tips, thanks for the post.

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  3. Good Evening, Penny. I wanted to thank you for the great advice. I will check out the tutorials, because of all the help I actually need. I am having one heck of a time. I was nominated for an award, but have no idea how to link to other bloggers, even though I have gone into visual mode.
    One question… Is it proper blog etiquette to reblog another work if you do mention them being the one that has impacted you, and wanted to share their blog?

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  5. lindaluna583 says:

    Wonderful advice! Thanks for sharing your thoughts. I will take them to heart.


  6. Reblogged this on The Reluctant Poet and commented:
    Please come and see if Penny Wilson’s “10 Steps For A Better Blogging Experience” can help enhance your WordPress experience.

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  7. InkedShrink says:

    Reblogged this on On The Couch and commented:
    Great advice! Thanks for the tips 😃

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  8. intenttowin says:

    Reblogged this on writingforme1961 and commented:
    Take a few moments to read these excellent tips from Penny Wilson.

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  9. Great tips, even for those who have been blogging for a while, Penny. They act as a reminder. As already said, the blogging community is a wonderful place, so read, like and comment as often as you can. The rewards for doing so will soon come. However, the most important thing is to keep blogging fun. 😀

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  10. Penny, thanks for the these tips, I read them here and on the OM site and appreciate that you took the time to write these things out. Chad

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  11. emaylerocks says:

    This is quite helpful! Most of the tips I read here, I have seen in action! Thank you for providing this and keep up the great work! (You also gave me some new blogs to read! Thanks!)

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  12. Donna Marie says:

    Hello Penny thank you so much for posting I got you through harsh reality. Hope to see you again I think I’m going to follow your blog here sound very interesting maybe we can come blog in friends. He he he he ha ha: )

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  13. Reblogged this on HarsH ReaLiTy and commented:
    Great tips for brand new bloggers, Penny! Thanks for including a shout out to my blog as well! -OM
    Note: Comments disabled here. Please visit their blog.

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  14. A wonderful post Penny!


  15. Awesome tips hon and thanks for the mention!! I hope to be ‘back’ before too much longer 🤗❤️

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  16. Mr. Mel says:

    Thank you Penny, keeping these in mind as you grow your blog will make it a little easier. 😉

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  17. Linda Mims says:

    Thanks, Penny, these are all truthful observations. I’m still trying to come back from number ten.

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  18. Oh, Penny, so sweet of you to include me. Your list is a great one. I’ve developed some pretty good friendships online and then in real life through reading other blogs.

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  19. Andrea says:

    This is very useful! Thanks for sharing! 🙂🙂

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  20. Thank you for sharing – I love the WordPress community. You’re very right – fellow bloggers are incredibly helpful here 🙂

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  21. scifihammy says:

    Great advice 🙂
    I have found the WP community extremely friendly and welcoming. I’m so glad I took the plunge and started a blog 🙂

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  22. [ Smiles ] Great advice, Penny.

    However, in regards to blogging platforms anyone will do; especially if it is a personal blog.

    Now, if it is a business-related blog, WordPress is the way to go (And, I am referring to the self-hosted version).

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