Blogging

What is a blog?

Blogging began as a personal online diary but is now widely used by companies and organizations for articles about their services, products, events, news and more. Bloggers are authors of blog posts. Blog posts are entries or articles which are displayed on a website usually in reverse chronological order---with the most recent post appearing at the top.

Why blog?

  • it is good for SEO (Search Engine Optimization)
  • it provides fresh content to share on social media which widens your reach and drives traffic to your website

How do I start a blog?

WordPress is a content management system that is blog-ready out of the box. The following posts are in the category blogging and will help you to learn how to blog with WordPress

Before you click publish | Blogging Checklist

If you’re a new blogger, you’ve probably experience this yourself — hit the publish button on a post and then realized — “Oops! I forgot to shorten my permalink!” or “The post is uncategorized!”… Follow this checklist before you click publish or schedule on a post. This will help you optimize posts for usability and… Read more Before you click publish | Blogging Checklist

Categories and Tags for your WordPress Blog | How to structure your blog

Today I imported a client’s existing WordPress blog content into their new WordPress site and I found a mess of categories and tags. Understanding how to use categories and tags is a challenge for most bloggers. In WordPress, categories and tags are called ‘taxonomies’. The first reason to use taxonomies is to help your site visitors… Read more Categories and Tags for your WordPress Blog | How to structure your blog

Creating Custom Content in WordPress with Custom Post Types

What is a Custom Post Type? Your WordPress website comes with two primary post types: blog posts and pages. You can extend your WordPress functionality by creating custom post types for the specific needs of your web portfolio. A post type can be pretty much any type of content (i.e. Events, Testimonials, FAQs). Registering a… Read more Creating Custom Content in WordPress with Custom Post Types

How do I get to the top of Google?

Your new website looks great! It has been developed using WordPress, your web copy has been optimized for your keywords, everything has been done for on-page search engine optimization but now what? What more can you do to get to the top of Google? 1. Get a Google Local Business listing Google Business search results… Read more How do I get to the top of Google?

The Julie/Julia Project – A Blogging Success Story

The other evening I was sitting with some friends and we started to talk about the movie Julie & Julia and the blog. One of the women hadn’t heard the story…. The Blog: Julie & Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen. Take a step back in time…. Julie Powell began blogging on Sunday, August… Read more The Julie/Julia Project – A Blogging Success Story

1000 Awesome Things – A Blogging Success Story

A few weeks ago I attended WordCamp Toronto.  I really enjoyed the Blogging Success stories that were featured between the presentations.  This week I read about a Toronto blogger, Neil Pasricha, who has an awesome success story. THE BLOG: 1000 Awesome Things On June 20, 2008 Neil Pasricha started his blog http://1000awesomethings.com.  1000 Awesome Things is updated every weekday with… Read more 1000 Awesome Things – A Blogging Success Story