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10 Tips For a Better Blogging Experience-Revised

I’ve been blogging off and on for about 8 years. During that time, I did not take advantage of the amazing community that WordPress has become to me until the last few years. 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. Explore!WordPress has a worldwide selection of topics.
  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.

*I’d like to add a couple more suggestions for a Better Blogging Experience.

1. Be polite. If you don’t agree with something, that’s no reason to be rude. Move along to something that better fits your tastes.

2. Have Fun! Once you spend a little time here, you will begin to really enjoy the community and the connections that you make.

Have fun with this experience!

Copyright (C) 2022 Penny Wilson

Author:

Penny Wilson is a freelance writer who writes in several genres. She has written articles for WOW Women on Writing. Her poetry has been published in online journals, such as Ariel Chart, Spill Words Press and the Poppy Road Review. Penny is a member of the Austin Poetry Society. Her poetry has been featured in the publication America's Emerging Poets 2018 & 2019 by Z Publishing, Poets Quarterly and Dual Coast Magazine published by Prolific Press. You can find more of her writings on her blog at https://pennywilsonwrites.com/ and follow her on Twitter @pennywilson123.

59 thoughts on “10 Tips For a Better Blogging Experience-Revised

  1. Exactly Penny your blogging experience is very similar to mine and yet I have been blogging for 2 years now. I love being generous, like, comment and following other bloggers content just as I am leaving a comment in your blog๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ‘

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  2. Thank you for all your advice, I am super new to this space and actually just posted my first blog post ever! The whole set up was a little intimidating and I’m still not sure everything is right but hey sometimes you just have to jump in!

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  3. How do you find other bloggers to connect with?
    Thereโ€™s tutorials ON WordPress? ๐Ÿคฆโ€โ™€๏ธ. I need them! Iโ€™ll try navigating more later. Iโ€™ve been blogging for years but stopped for over a year and am trying to start again and really want to learn more skills.

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    1. Youโ€™re welcome. In your reader, search out WordPress tutorials. They will help a lot. Also, if you donโ€™t follow Hugh, you should. This is a link to his Blogging Tips page. His tutorials are very easy to follow. Heโ€™s great! https://hughsviewsandnews.com/category/blogging/blogging-tips/

      To connect with other bloggers, simply search other’s blogs and posts, like you found me, I imagine. Then, read, follow, comment. Stay engaged with other bloggers. Before you know it you’ll have lots of follows and lots of WordPress friends!

      Good luck to you and welcome back to WordPress! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  4. Great tips. And I agree with you, if you are not active on your own blog, let alone replying to others, your blog will not grow. If you want others to read your posts than you have to share and connect.

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