The Blog Post Title
Images in Your Post
Your Post Content
I'm a bit of a spelling nut, there are typos and then there is having no clue. I've been reading quite a few posts lately with the topic of "Cease the Moment". Unfortunately you're saying cease as in stop/halt/terminate the moment, instead of what you definitely meant "Seize" as in grasp/grab/take. Seriously type into google "define [word]" You'll save yourself some heartache later!
Use paragraphs! They're easier to read, you don't feel like you're reading as much, because you're only reading small chunks at a time. When you see one big lump of text, oh boy is that daunting. Look at all those word! That is going to take you forever to read, probably just skip over that part.
Finally, please Preview your posts before you publish! There's a button for that, and it shows you what your blog post is going to look like when it finally goes live. This is a super important step! It only takes a moment, and you can see if you have some kind of weird spacing issue or if one of your pictures is being gigantic for no reason.
LabelsOtherwise known as tags, or even categories. The number one mistake people use here is using labels as some kind of hashtag for searches. I know that on a lot of social media eg. Tumblr & instagram. You want to tag your stuff with as many things as possible, because that's how people find you. This is not how blogger works! Labels are basically just for you and your blog.
They're pretty much a way to keep your blog posts organised. I have a few main labels I use, and sometimes I'll throw some other relevant categories in there. Some of my labels are "Fashion" + "Personal" + "Travel". People can click on an individual label from each post, and find all posts from that category all together which is really nifty!
PermalinkI've been getting into the habit lately of using a custom permalink. Which means instead of a url for your post going straight from whatever you blog post title is, you can make it up yourself. So your post could be called "Cats Cats Cats" but when you go to your website the link would be www.myblog.com/a-story-about-my-cat.html if you catch my drift.
Search DescriptionI used to always leave this blank, but not anymore! When someone uses a search engine and they see your post title, this will be the little paragraph that appears underneath! So it's super important! If you don't write anything here then there will just be a small excerpt from the beginning of your post. So it probably won't make much sense. For example, on this post I would write, "A quick guide to setting out your blog posts so that you and your readers will get the most out of it!" It doesn't need to be long and will be something that people can glance at so they know what they are clicking.
And we're done!Awesome, thanks for reading guys! You'll now be well on your way to becoming a Blogging Pro, or you know, at least look like one!
More from Blogging 101:
- The Sidebar
- Template Design Basics
- Creating a Photo Header
- Add Your Blog Link to Comments
- Create a Favicon for Your Blog
- How to Remove the Frame on Bloglovin'
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