Wotcher Harry Potter fans!
Well, I just gave out a few tips to the HP Fan World Team about WordPress blogging, and I thought some of them might be useful to other bloggers. 🙂
Thanks for visiting this website (I’ll get back to some HP related posts later…)!
On the previous post, I talked about all of the special things you can do while writing a WordPress post, like an instruction manual for WordPress posting (although I hope I was less boring than most instruction manuals). Today, I am going to talk about tips on blogging!
The number one tip I can ever give is… The spelling and grammar check . Posts look more professional when you use the spelling and grammar check, which makes you a more reliable blogger! Which post are you more likely to believe, this one:
Oh em gee!!!!!!!!!!! Duuude i like am so excitd cause rowling is writing a new bok. i am so exited to red it….
Or this one:
Today I received exciting news– J.K. Rowling is writing a new book! ….
Besides that, the first post is more annoying, right? Not that any of you write like the first one. I wouldn’t let you post on the HP Fan World if you did.
Tip number two is to activate Zemanta. Zemanta is an awesome feature that allows you to find posts, links, and tags to add to your own WordPress post! It’s a really fantastic feature to use. You can click here to see a post on the WordPress Blog that tells you how to activate Zemanta (for free) on your WordPress account. It’s really easy, I promise!
Which leads me to another tip: tags. Please use lots of tags! They are great for organization, and they allow search engines to find your fantastic posts faster!
A general tip for writing (sorry for sounding like your language arts teacher here) is to eliminate your use of repetition. So, it gets annoying. So, it gets a little unprofessional. So, like please don’t. This is probably the one thing that I have the most problems with keeping up with, I will often find myself thoroughly looking at every post I make and making sure I’m not being repetitious.
I generally like posts a lot more if they use the awesome hyperlink feature (the one that looks like a chain link). One thing I find really annoying is the whole “Oh this and that was great I really enjoyed reading it off of this blog” but not giving the link. But none of you have done that so far so I wouldn’t worry about it. The only thing is that my blog doesn’t allow you to post a link ( https://harrypotterfanworld.wordpress.com ) by just giving the URL, you actually have to hyperlink it (click here).
That’s pretty much it, keep up the great work! Thanks for posting!