This week, I thought I would wrap up a few blogging tips I have learned… from tutorials, from helping friends, from playing with my own blog, and a few from bloggy boot camp, as well!
Hopefully there is something here for everyone:
Blog tip #1:
Typing <center> before and after the code in a widget will center it in your sidebar.
Blog tip #2:
You can make blog buttons (and Twitter backgrounds, and headers…) with PicMonkey! I learned how to by following this tutorial from Linda Sellers.
Blog tip #3:
Use Google Analytics to track how many people visit your site and learn how they get there.
Blog tip #4:
I find a lot of helpful tips from these blogs:
Go ahead… add them to your reader… I’ll wait…
Oh, you don’t know what a reader is? Sorry…
Blog tip #5:
Using a blog reader (such as Bloglovin’) helps to get all of your blogs organized in one place, and makes it easier to read them. A must for anyone reading more than 5 blogs.
Blog tip #6:
Get a gravatar. They make it easier to recognize you when you leave a comment.
Blog tip #7:
If you have WordPress, you should check out these plugins:
Vaultpress back up
Broken Link Checker
Blog tip #8:
Rename your photos. Google likes “homemade chocolate brownie recipe” better than DSC00056 or “brownierecipe-1”
Let me know if any of this doesn’t make sense… I’d be glad to answer any questions that I can!