New to blogging
I don’t think I’m a very engaging blogger, what things can I do to improve this?
I started this blog because people kept telling me I should start one that I’m funny and engaging, but I’m not too sure that translate well on to my blog.
The blog I need help with is workinglondongirl.wordpress.com.
I hear you. I find that in person I’m very funny and fun to be around but on the internet I come off as rude and annoying. I kind of thought I would be great at blogging but…turns out not so much.
That picture of french toast on your blog has just sent me into a mild starvation. I must now go find food.
To verify blog ownership of a WordPress.com hosted blog with the major search engines you must use this process > http://en.support.wordpress.com/webmaster-tools/
Note: Even if you do not verify the blog the content will be indexed by search engines so don’t feel panicky about this please.
WordPress.com automatically supplies sitemaps for our blogs to search engines – we do nothing. http://en.support.wordpress.com/sitemaps/#xml-sitemaps-for-search-engines
Note that it can take weeks for search engines to index content in a new blog and/or to re-index content under a new URL. Note also that what attracts search engines is unique content in posts (not pages) that cannot be found anywhere else on the internet. Start now publishing original content posts frequently two or even three times weekly. For more information read > http://onecoolsite.wordpress.com/2010/01/21/omg-i-cant-find-my-blog-on-google
I recommend using the step by step tutorial linked to the bottom of your Admin page https://learn.wordpress.com
See also the “Video Quick Start” tutorial http://en.support.wordpress.com/video-quick-start/
The support documentation is all found at the Support link http://en.support.wordpress.com which is also linked to on the bottom of your Admin page.
The good news is that you do not need to purchase a single upgrade to have a successful blog.
Here are some tips.
If you want to increase traffic then don’t listen to anyone who professes there are passive ways of doing that. Increasing traffic to a blog is hard work. If you want your blog to rank well in search engine results and secure a traffic flow from the SERPs (search engine page results) then that begins with creating and publishing original content posts (not pages) ie. unique content that cannot be found anywhere else on the internet. See How to Identify Your Blog’s Target Audience http://onecoolsite.wordpress.com/2013/09/01/how-to-identify-your-blogs-target-audience/
It is commenting on other blogs with similar content that encourages traffic to flow to your own blog. If you are a WordPress.com blogger there are onsite tools you can use to find blogs by subject matter that are hosted on this multiuser blogging platform http://onecoolsite.wordpress.com/2014/01/20/finding-blogs-with-similar-content/ However, do NOT stop there because the classic error new bloggers tend to make here is focusing only on gaining traffic from this site alone.
These 5 videos introduce how Google discovers, crawls, indexes your site’s pages, and how Google displays them in search results. It also touches lightly upon challenges webmasters and search engines face, such as duplicate content http://onecoolsite.wordpress.com/2010/03/22/5google-webmasters-video-tutorials/
If you are using a WordPress.com theme good SEO is a given.
However, going beyond the theme what the blogger has done within that structure is worth evaluating. Whether you write informative, persuasive or controversial content learning how search engines work, and how to apply basic SEO to you content will benefit your blog as it will increase traffic from targeted readers. http://onecoolsite.wordpress.com/2011/10/21/two-seo-videos-for-bloggers/
6 Ways to Make Google Your Blog’s Best Friend > http://onecoolsite.wordpress.com/2012/10/08/6-ways-to-make-google-your-blogs-best-friend/
12 Tips for Improving Search Queries Ranking Position. If you want people to find your site through the use of keywords, then from the readers perspective, keep it natural and use key words or keyword phrases only if they are a natural “fit”.
7 Common Sense Social Networking Tips
Social Networking Blunders. Despite the ubiquitous statements to the opposite effect, autoposting to socila networks, rather than manual posting results in fewer people reading your full posts on your site.
Are you looking for feedback on your blog? This could range from the design of the site to the actual content of a post. You can get feedback from our Community Pool:
Also, if you just want to connect with other bloggers, get inspired, build your brand, and get inside tips from the folks who bring you WordPress.com, take a look at our Blogging University here:
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