How to Blog With WordPress

Are you using a WordPress blog yet?

If not! Why not? Having a blog is a great way to run a business on the Internet. Having a blog helps to gain peoples trust and develop worthwhile relationships by creating interaction.

The blog platform I use is WordPress, Why WordPress, I hear you ask? Because it is so flexible. For those of you who have never used WordPress before it can take some getting used to. I struggled with WordPress, that is until I joined Alex Jeffrey’s coaching School. Alex has an interactive forum. It was in this forum where a young man by the name of Matthew Wolfe came forward and offered his services to all the new blogger’s who where struggling.

When starting a blog I would highly recommend buying your own domain name and host your blog with a good server. That way you are in complete control which is very important, especially if it is a money making blog.

WordPress allows you to upload plug-ins. Plug-ins are a third party application that “hooks” into a main application to extend its functionality which helps to make your blog more user friendly, appealing and useful.

A couple of must have plug-ins for your blog are,

* Akismet to stop spammer’s from bombarding you with unwanted emails.

* The all in one SEO pack, so the search engines can find you.

* Google XML site maps, to let Google know where you are.

All the other plug-ins are really just whistles and bells, still I have a couple of other useful plug-ins like Google Analytics which helps to keep track of your visitors. Some people over do selling on their blogs by littering their blog with adverts and banners.I always try to treat my blog like my home ” I do not like shiny wallpaper on the walls”

The best part of blogging for me is the Interaction. “Good blogging depends on Interaction.” I look forward to reading peoples comments, you can learn so much from how they have replied to your posts.

What I like to do is find other blogs within my niche and leave constructive comments on their blogs.

It is best not to leave one liner comments like “great post really enjoyed it.” Comments like that would be so insincere. Also it is always best to read the full post and leave a comment that is of some value.

Matthew Wolfe is very knowledgeable about WordPress. He has even started his own class on the Internet, teaching WordPress to people of all levels, beginners, intermediate and advanced. Matthew shows you how you can change the look and feel of your blog. You will be amazed how many good looking professional themes are out there “all for free” There are themes for every niche, from sports to business.

Computers are becoming ever faster, and a lot of people are turning to video. There is nothing easier than uploading a video straight onto your WordPress blog. You can make a video with your hand held Digital camera, put it on YouTube, take the embedded code from YouTube’s site and place it into one of your posts “It is so simple”

Having a blog can also make you money. Matthew shows you many ways to monetize your blog. Finally the most important ingredient of all, is to write good content and keep updating your blog on a regular basis, that is what blogging is really all about, giving your readers valuable fresh information.

Source by Mick Mason

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