10 Killer Tips for New WordPress Blogger – Part 1

WordPress, is one of my favorite blogging platform. Ofcourse, blogger provides very flexible and SEO friendly method to design and start blogging. But i feel like the learning part is minimized at blogger end when it is hosted at blogspot. And i made a choice where million of successful bloggers made to start their blogging as a Fun and for Profit ofcourse. Blogging is an Art. It is not possible for every one to be an artist in this fantasy enriched blogosphere. Very few stars are visible and shining to showoff their success.

Though you have a blogger hosted blog, you still can find the common tips that governs every bloggers here. Few days back i read a line from an excellent blog. Sorry i dont remember the blog title, otherwise i would love to share the title as well as the article with you. The objective of that article was simple, “Dont guide people about money blogging, until you have earned and experienced the money blogging at first”. I was thinking my mistake which i did few years back, when i start to blog.

But now i am able to make a decent figure every month from my blogs and thats the reason i am here to share some of my blogging experiences as tips.

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I have taken 10 points which i will split as two, to get enough space for you to read also for me to write đŸ™‚

  1. UnderstandYour Platform
  2. Hosting Provider and Limits
  3. WordPress Theme
  4. WordPress Plugins
  5. Write Trending and Unique Articles
  6. Be a Guest Writer
  7. Comment on Fellow Bloggers Blog
  8. Trial and Error Method
  9. How about a Rocking Homepage ?
  10. Finally, Monetize Carefully
Understand Your Platform

It is important to understand and not just knowing your platform. WordPress is one of the powerful blogging platform. It reduces so much works of a blogger by providing an elegant and simple interface to optimize and publicize your contents. Still, to get the most and to see the real face of wordpress, you must give a try with learning PHP, MySQL and CSS. Then you will see the way wordpress goes flexible to you as much as possible.

Hosting Provider and Limits

One of the important fact that you should keep in mind. If you have a plan to host a blog with some hosting provider and expecting zero downtime as well as quality of service through customer support, then do check our my article about Hostgator Webhosting Review. I usually do recommend hostgator to my clients and i see no unhappy faces till date. Including me, totally happy with the way they offer customer support (instant and 24/7) all the day and to see my monthly income statistics go UP all the time đŸ™‚ It really matters, Hosting provider plays an important role in your blog traffic. Read the review and you will know the reason why i am stressing this much for a hosting account.

Be aware of,

  • Server Downtime
  • Existing Customer Feedback and Review
  • Customer Support (when the server goes down)
  • Refund Policy
  • Duration of their Existence as Hosting Provider
WordPress Theme

You have so many choice in selecting a theme for your wordpress blog, but still think about the one that has simplicity. Swift Theme which Dailytut using has Zero Images which makes the homepage and overall site performance faster and best for the readers. Focus and support all type of internet connection while choosing a style for your wordpress blog.

Premium themes are always worth to go for, and a smart choice too. There are very limited set of good WordPress Framework themes are available and best to use with the site.

Remember, your theme choice has an important factor when it comes to appealing look and the way your content is presented to the readers. If you focus only on Organic Traffic, then theme is not at all a problem.

Best WordPress Framework Premium Theme – Thesis 1.8 can be found here with Demo. Download “Thesis Theme” Today.

WordPress Plugins

Dont overload your blog and server with tons of plugins. Initially you may require at maximum 10 plugins. Sometimes you can ignore few to add more manual editing and API additions rather using all the features of your blog as plugins. This will truly affect your weblog overall performance from the very beginning. Not just that, the web hosting account will also over use the server resources (memory, cpu…) and in turn, you will get a suspension notice from your hosting provider. This is common for any shared server hosted blogs.

The server cannot serve the pages they request from your blog to your visitor faster. So simply they will terminate the TAB and you will loose a visitor. So avoid using more number of plugins. when your blog traffic grows overall and after an year or 2 you will have more than 15 plugins and at that time you are all set to move to VPS or VDS server.

Write Trending and Unique Articles

Write an Intro about your blog and you ofcourse. What you going to write, which categories you are expert-in and some contests (optional) to promote your blog among the blogosphere bit faster than usual. Look around other blogs and plan an exciting contest that you feel users will take part in.

Do check out our October Contest which ends on 31st “Giveaway: Batchphoto Pro Lifetime License“.

Have a look at top blogs, and get an idea of the currently trending titles. Social Media is always a trending one, so you can start with such title, if its a technical blog and you feel perfectly ok with the category.

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Never, Ever Copy paste the contents from other blogs. I do see this as a common mistake that every new blogger do in a bit excitement of owning a website. Simply copy pasting the content including title will reward you “COPYCAT” , “DUPLICATE CONTENT” when Google and other search engine try to index your weblog. So avoid this fatal mistake.

Read the article from other blogs and write it in your own sentences. Try to target your community and network of people by writing using simple sentences and link back to the actual article page at the end of the article. This will work and makes your blog so unique when you come up with other articles on your own.

[To Be Continued…]

About the Author: Robin C

Security Consultant, Engineer, Technology Enthusiast and Blogger.

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23 Comments

  1. Hey Robin,
    I am from Blogger-tutorials May be after 1 months ago you comments in my blog. and recommanded me for using wordpress.
    I am happy to tell you that i am going to transfer my personal blog in wordpress. After moving my blog i will inform you. Hope you will help me…
    Shajjad

  2. Good collection of tips! One thing new bloggers should also do is ensure their social networking resources are highly visible – people will share posts on Twitter and being able to find the Twitter ID easily is a Good Thing.

    Looking forward to the next installment!

  3. I think using blogspot platform is great way too for blogging. It supported by Google so more and more SEO friendly with a lot of powerful theme re-design from WP themes (Thesis, StudioPress Magazine). Beside that, you don’t spend money on hosting.
    Anyway, WordPress platform is my favorite platform too!

    1. When it comes to SEO, blogspot is quite powerful in getting auto links. But it ofcourse matters with the blogger who has to give proper keywords still to get top rank in Google. Otherwise, Google will treat the blogspot hosted blog like other blogs.

      Good point quoted.

  4. Thanks for pointing it out Robin.

    It’s so right that we have to get webhost first, and choose the best.

    I still notice people still blog in a free blogging sites.

    I hope they won’t get suspended and realise it is very comfortable to blog in our own domain.

    1. Webhosting is essential when you move to money blogging or professional blogging kind of scenarios.

      Bloghost or wordpress hosted blogs are just a place to kick start blogging. And best suites for bloggers who like to write what they feel to share with their limited people contained network.

      Thanks for dropping by @kimi.

      _Robin

  5. Awesome article, Robin. Well, every WP beginner should have to follow these tips, since without these ares the basics of WP blogging. Without following these tips, no one can make their blog a hit. Thanks for sharing this useful article.

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