Presentation on theme: "Blogging 202 Get Connected!. Get Connected One of the best ways to attract new visitors and increase interactivity on your blog is to write high- quality."— Presentation transcript:
Get Connected One of the best ways to attract new visitors and increase interactivity on your blog is to write high- quality content frequently. If youre experiencing writers block or feeling overwhelmed, keep in mind that youre not in this alone.
Get Connected We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men. ~Herman Melville
Find your community Tags are words that you add to a blog post that describe what the post is about and is linked to our global network of tag pages.
Tagging your Content You can make your content easier for others to find by including a few tags that describe the gist of your post.
Tagging your Content You can add tags before or after you publish a post using the Post Tags box next to your post editor.
Getting Famous! Success is dependent on effort. ~Sophocles
Utilizing comments When someone leaves a thoughtful, insightful or interesting comment, its common for the blog author to respond in some way. Generally speaking, its considered bad form to delete comments just because theyre critical of your point of view, so long as that criticism is constructive. If youre uncomfortable with comments on your blog, you can turn off the feature in your WordPress.com discussion settings. You can also turn comments off for specific posts.
Share link love Sending your audience away can be a great way to bring them back. It sounds counterintuitive at first, but providing links to other interesting sites and blogs can help to cement your relationship with your site visitors.
Share link love Sharing links to other sites in a blogroll provides your readers with some recommendations for other content that they might enjoy.
Get social! Publicize your posts! Add the Twitter widget to your blogs sidebar!
Make Subscribing Easy! The Blog Subscriptions Widget is a sidebar tool that lets your readers sign up to receive an email each time you write a new blog post.
Customizing the Blog Subscription Widget You can add a customized title – Example - Want New Posts by Email? You can add optional text beyond the default text You can add whatever brief bit of text you like for the subscription button, – Example - Subscribe Me! or Sign Me Up!
Blog Surfing The Blog Surfer is a tool that can make it easier for you to keep up with your friends, family, and contacts who have blogs here on WordPress.com, particularly those with private blogs who you cant subscribe via RSS.
What is a Readomattic? Readomattic lets you read through your favorite blogs, tags, top post categories and even friends on Twitter all in one place, straight from your dashboard. Its like an RSS reader without all the hassle.
Become a Pollster! To create a poll or edit poll settings, locate the Polls menu in your dashboard.
Monitor your growth To get the lowdown on your stats, visit the Blog Stats page in your dashboard.
Monitor your growth The graph at the top displays your blogs total views for day, week, or month, depending on which tab is selected.
Congratulations! You have taken the next steps to becoming a WordPress Master!!
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