Advice for Bloggers

Blog posts should be short.

Writing just a few lines is fine.

Post frequently. Every few days would be ideal, although some bloggers post daily.

WordPress sends a digest of posts from all blogs you follow on Monday mornings, so make sure you post each week before Sunday night.

All posts on your blog should be about the same topic.

Don’t write one post about gaming, then one about football and another one on how your
computer doesn’t work.

If you’re interested in different subjects, create a separate blog for each one.

Include an image in every post. It must be copyright-free and attributed – obviously.

Image saying, ‘blog’, with a mouse.

All About WordPress…

Welcome to my new blog. This is a practice blog, so I shall be trying out all sorts of interesting things and noting down random bits of information.

The word blog is short for weblog. Blogs are personal websites, with posts – content which is continually being updated – on the home page. A blog may consist of a home page with posts only, but most blogs also contain static pages as well. Blogging applications may also be used for regular websites and digital portfolios, in which case only static pages are used.
Although it is theoretically possible to build a blog using html, Dreamweaver or other web authoring programmes, blogs are usually developed using blogging web-based applications, like:

  • WordPress
  • Tumblr
  • Blogspot

For further examples of blogging applications, visit John Do’s blog. Blogs may be a personal diary or a site about a particular topic, generally someone’s personal experiences related to a personal topic. Blogs are typical Web 2.0 websites because they are interactive; the interactivity comes in the form of other users being able to comment on your posts.

Image of diary

If you want to know about me, visit my About page.

And here’s a video.