An ultimate guide to new WordPress bloggers -Part 2
If the answer to this question , then you are at a right place. My answer to this question was yes around two years back. In these 2 years I have grown from 1 follower to 2000 followers. This story can be yours.
Today I thought to share this story with you. (You may share your experience with me here or ask me anything about wordpress blogging.)
This is post actually meant for all new bloggers who have started the blog here for any reason. To understand it better , you must go through my previous post on WordPress blogging.
My reason to start a blog – If you read my About page you will come to know why do I started my blog ! To know little more about me check out Author’s bio at the end of this post.( You have to scroll down little more even after the end of the post)For me my every new reader means a lot. So should be yours.
If you too want to be read and get connected with other followers and grow your blog here , check out Christian Mihai a wonderful blogger whom I am following since I have started my blog .Reading his blog will give you an idea how to grow here.
Secondly, Orlando , whose thoughts have shown me a path in the difficult moments of my life. His every word is so encouraging. Every one of you can relate to it.
Ancient Skies , whose poetry have different colours of emotions. I have been reading this since so long. I have always been finding some newness in his post.
These are the few blogs I have been reading regularly. Which blogs are you reading on regular basis apart from mine ??? ??
When I completed my 100 followers on my blog , I was quite happy and thanked all my readers in my own special way. Since then , only few are left in this blogosphere who are writing regularly.
Anyways , Since this post is for new bloggers , let’s get get started with my observation in blogosphere to stay alive and fresh. Here is a list few points which I did and want to share with you. ( Whatever I am going to write is genuinely my experience on WordPress blog )
?Write what you feel – Sometimes we keep on thinking what to write and wait for some good ideas. I feel one should not do so. It is better to write whatever comes in your mind or what you see or observe. If you are tech writer, write about the gadget you have recently used or launched. If you are a reviewer , write a review about a book you have read or any product you have used recently or in past. There is lot around us or in our lives to get inspired.
?Post it at a right time- Think carefully about your recent post and the timings when you publish them online. Choose the timings when you get more likes and comments. My blog gets more likes when I publish them at night according to Indian standard time. My most of the likes and readers are from US.
?Give tag and post under right category- When people visit your blog they check your categories e.g. those who are visiting my blog for educational post , will that category and those who want to see the quotes will visit that category accordingly. Tags are important as your post will appear under that tag on WordPress.
?Comment on other blogs – Commenting is important as a new blogger. When you comment on a blog regularly , you will get recognised as genuine blogger who lives to read and write. You will be considered as a regular blogger.
?Write on daily / Weekly prompts – There are many bloggers who regularly publish prompts on their blog. Do follow them and write accordingly. There are two benefits – firstly you will get daily or weekly inspiration to write. It will make you think towards one direction. Secondly you will be a part of a blogger community.
?Repost or write a response – There are many posts which you like or get inspiration from . Sometimes your thinking match with other blogger. Repost that post. There is a REPOST/WORDPRESS SYMBOL button at the end of each post. Click that button and repost it on your blog. You will get connected with that blogger.
?Be a part of active bloggers community – There are many active bloggers community . Be a part of these bloggers community. One such community of Indian bloggers is BLOGCHATTER. I have got lots of good opportunities to learn from this community.
?Do participate in projects and challenges – Blogging with a cause is always being appreciated. Do participate in various blogging projects and challenges . This will enable you to write on varied topics. You writing skills will be enhanced. Your readers will love to read the posts which have some positive outcomes. NaNoWriMo, AtoZ challenge, MyFriendAlexa are few of them are the challenges which will keep the writer inside you alive.
?Think of creative series – Think of starting some creative series on your blog. Last year I tried Friday feature series where I visited some of bloggers and wrote about their blog on my blog. Some to them have become my good blogger friends. You can also start with some interview series or can choose some topic to start with.
WordPress is the largest community of bloggers. There is lot to learn and lot to give. Blogging is a two way process. Every word you write as a blogger is being available online for the world. Every word of yours is for your readers. So , start writing and sharing!!!
Don’t be shy to ask. Leave your question in comment section. I will try to answer otherwise I hope some other blogger will reply you. Do vote if you find it helpful.
? Friday Shout Out ?
This week the drum beats for ‘Doni W’ founder of the blog – QUOTES OF DONI W . My vote for Favourite Blog Post goes for your this post !!! CHECK OUT THE POST – What are we doing ?
Before the Year 2019 ends, I will be sharing my favourite posts from my fellow bloggers here. If you want me to read any of your favourite post , leave the link !!!
Till then keep writing and smiling??Stay connected and happy – Aurora M