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Baseball fan, tattoo addict, audiophile, International Swiss style practitioner and storyteller. Acting at the nexus of art and function to craft experiences that go beyond design.

Best 10 Blogging Tips for Beginners

By Alex Collins | Blogging Stories

Starting a new blog can seem like a lot of work at times, and sometimes you are going to wonder if your efforts you are putting into are going to be worth it in the end. We all wonder those things when we first start blogging. So here is your blogging tips for beginners post to make sure you are doing things right the first time around to make sure your time and money will not go to waste, but make you money in the end.

Know your Goals

It is important to know why you are blogging in the first place. Do you want to promote your business? Do you want to show your knowledge in a certain niche? Do you want to make money online? Or maybe you just want to blog for the fun of it. It is important to know now what you are trying to achieve so you know how to set yourself up for success in the future.

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Know Your Audience

You need to make sure your blog’s content and design reflect what it’s about. If it’s a professional blog for lawyers than it should look different than if it were for kids. Make sure you are always delivering the kind of content that your audience is looking for. If they are coming there looking for one thing and get something completely different than they may not come back.

Post Everyday

People like to find new content when they come back to visit. If they come back, and there is nothing new to read, then they are likely to stop checking back as often and eventually may stop coming completely. Fresh content is the best for search engines anyways. So the more you post, the more often your site is going to be checked by Google for new content, and the more your posts will start showing up in search engines.

Be Everywhere

It is ver important that you are taking advantage of all of the different places for traffic. This means being on Twitter, Facebook and Google Plus. And make sure … Read more

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The Unconventional Guide to Using WordPress

By Alex Collins | WordPress Tips

All bloggers have agreed that WordPress is one of the best platforms available. Unfortunately, there are many other potential users who still lack sufficient knowledge of the topic to get the results they desire.Read this article to learn some of the most important ideas of guide to using WordPress to help you make the most of WordPress.

Add Page Numbers at the Bottom of Your comments Section

If you have a very active community, add page numbers at the bottom of your comments section. This is important as it will allow your users to be able to sort through the information and material easier. Make sure that the page numbers are easy to see for the viewers.

Website Design Checking

When you are done with your website, check out how it looks from a visitors standpoint. Did you get across everything that you wanted? Go to your site from someone else’s computer to get their point of view and write down the changes that you will need to make to continually improve the aesthetics.

Don’t Forget Social Share Plugin

Encourage your users to share your site with their family, friends and loved ones on the top social media sites. Facebook and Twitter are the most optimal sites that come to mind, as this can get your name across to millions of different people. A social sharing plugin can be used to facilitate this.
Visitors to your site should be able to leave comments or register with your site through their Facebook account. There are plugins that will help you getting things rolling on your page, and they are easy to download and use. Since so many people are on Facebook, it is important to ensure that your page incorporates the social media site in some way.

Do you have a lot of people who comment on your posts? If you, so and other visitors might find it difficult to weed through all of them. Use a plugin to insert page numbers in the comments area. Your site will have more visual appeal and be easier for visitors to navigate.

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