WordPressing – 101 (Tips for new bloggers and old)

Hello there! πŸ™‚

You may have just started a brand new blog, or you may have been blogging for quite some time. Congratulations on that! πŸ™‚ It’s an amazing feeling, isn’t it? To have a voice. But what good is a voice when what you’re saying isn’t reaching the right audience?

Here are some tips to increase your stats and get the readership you desire.

  1. Keep it short. The longer your post is, the less likely it is to get read. Even an interested reader might get discouraged by the size of a long post.
  2. Tagging your post is really important. You can add tags to your post in the post-settings area. The WordPress reader is the best source of readers and tagging your post under the related topics will help the right kind of readers find you. But no more than 15 tags (including categories) otherwise your post will not appear in the reader.
  3. Reposting is not a crime.Β Think of the wordpress reader as a stream of posts. Your posts gets a mere 10 minutes in the limelight. Reposting it simply gives you a little longer.
  4. Interact with other bloggers.Β Every relationship needs some give and take. How can you expect others to read your blog, when you’ve never given them a reason to? Develop a few friendships. Like and follow new blogs. Leave a few comments. Socialising is key to improving your stats.
  5. Reblog at least one post every day.Β You might make someones day. And its a mutually beneficial practice. It get’s you your views when you don’t have ideas of your own and you’re helping out a fellow blogger by sharing their content.
  6. Quality over quantity.Β I have seen bloggers who post once a month having over 10k subscribers. So, spend the time you’re not writing, socialising on your blog. And do the occasional repost of your old posts.
  7. Posting at the right time.Β Check your stats, which day do you get your best views? What time is your best hour? Schedule your posts to be posted at times you get high traffic. Set your post up for success.
  8. Add visual aid.Β Pictures and videos supporting your content, will give it that extra spice and reel more readers in. But be sure to credit your source for the pictures if you found them online! And also personalise your blog with strategically placed widgets and a nice clean design.
  9. Make your blog everything you are.Β Don’t niche your blog way too early. Write what you feel like. People relate more to blogs that represent a real human being rather than static sites that post about the same thing all day, every day.
  10. Catchy titles really make a difference.Β Make your titles reflect the style of your blog. The title of the post is the first thing anyone is going to read. Get that right and you’re halfway there.

I hope these tips were useful. πŸ™‚ Please leave a comment if you have any new tips or if you have any questions. Happy Blogging!

– The Obsessive Writer.

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187 thoughts on “WordPressing – 101 (Tips for new bloggers and old)

  1. Thank You for the guidelines. My love for writing must be complemented by reading is what I believe in too. socializing on wordpress is a very valid suggestion and I shall make a conscious effort towards it.

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  2. This was extremely useful to me as a new blogger, I was pretty confused about how it all works especially the socializing part. Usually my views are from family and friends, most not bloggers. Still dont know how to find and connect with bloggers that share the same interest. Thank you for taking the time out to post it.

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      1. It’s the bowser part that was getting me! I use the WordPress app and it’s not as user friendly as I thought it would be. I’m still working out the kinks, I’ll be a reblog master in a few weeks. Lol

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