An Ultimate guide for New WordPress Bloggers – Part 1

If you are a new blogger on the wordpress site , then this post is for you. When I joined an year back , I have found this platform to be the best , easy to understand even if you are not computer literate . The community is very supportive.  There are many bloggers who helped me to grow and understand the basics of blogging. I am not an expert as I am still on the way of learning as learning is an never ending process.


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Today I am going to share the few things which I feel every new blogger on the wordpress must know at the beginning stage.

WordPress blog setup, a guide to new bloggers

Once you have created an account on Word Press , the next step is make your blog reader friendly and easy to navigate. Here are few steps you should take to attract readers and to present your blog to the world.

About page:

This is an important page that you should write first  for your readers to give an idea about yourself and your blog. You may include your picture with a little bio too.
It gives a clear picture to the reader about what they are going to get on your blog. Take a look at my About Page

Menu:

This is a point from where readers are going to see a broad idea about the categories for which you are writing. It helps the  reader to navigate where and what they want to read.

It should be easy and clear e.g. I am writing short stories , my feelings and quotes.  When the reader clicks on Menu , it is up to the reader what they want to read. You can add categories like book reviews , affiliates , food recipes and many more.

More details here

https://www.wpbeginner.com/beginners-guide/how-to-add-navigation-menu-in-wordpress-beginners-guide/

Widgets :

There is a space on your website where you can add widgets. In the very beginning you may find it difficult to understand what these widgets are all about and why is there a need to add and where to add. You can add these widgets to sidebar i.e. on the side of the website page or at bottom of the page , depending on the the theme. This includes

  • Text widget – for adding text.
  • Search widget – for adding Search bar
  • My community- showing the blogs you follow
  • Recent post- for showing the recent post
  • Twitter timeline – for showing latest tweets
  • And many more ( check Customisation )

For more details , check out this link

https://www.wpbeginner.com/beginners-guide/how-to-add-and-use-widgets-in-wordpress/

Social Media Profiles :

This helps your follower to get connected with you on other social media platforms. You have to connect the social icons of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram to your accounts. This is because your reader may know you better from your other accounts as you must be posting something different on  other accounts e.g. I post food recipes , my travel pics on my Insta Page and Facebook page.

More details here –

https://www.wpbeginner.com/plugins/how-to-add-social-media-icons-to-wordpress-menus/

Help and support Feature –

This feature has been proven a great help for me. If you have any problem at any time , do leave your question or problem there. The help team will contact you and will give you a proper solution.
You have to be little patient as it takes 12 to 24 hours for reply. But I assure you the team is really wonderful and supportive.

Ways of content appreciation :

New bloggers must know how to appreciate the blog content in a proper way. In the early months of bloggers , I found one of my follower copied my content ( Complete post ) and published under his name. I felt so bad . There are many ways to appreciate the blog content . So new bloggers must know how to appreciate the blog content . Read my related post HERE

To be continued…….

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Mystery Blogger Award

This comes to me as a surprise after a long time. It was an year back when I wrote a post for my first award on my blog. I was quite excited and so is this time. Thank you Manas Mukul for taking me back to the memory lane .

These awards not only give us an opportunity to  connect with other bloggers but also help us to build a strong blogging community. Few months back I also started a series called FRIDAY FEATURE POST  where I introduced some of the bloggers on my blog and it was fun doing that.

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Time to know about Mystery Blogger Award🏆🏆

Okota Enigma started this award with the underlying theme being, “It’s an award for amazing bloggers with ingenious posts. Their blog not only captivates; it inspires and motivates. They are one of the best out there, and they deserve every recognition they get. This award is also for bloggers who find fun and inspiration in blogging, and they do it with so much love and passion.”

Here are the answers to the questions asked for this Award : 

Tell three 3 things about yourself
(The most difficult part for me to write.)

🌻People say I have a beautiful smile.( see my Avataar)

🌻I love to watch English Sci – fi movies.

🌻I can dance but can’t sing…!!!

What’s your superpower?

In the world of today where people have no time to listen the other person I can understand the emotinal need of a person and listen him/her until he starts feeling relaxed. My patience , stoicism are my super natural power.

What do you want to be engraved on your tombstone?

‘Mystery continues……! ‘

What’s that one advice you give to everyone?

Life is given once… Believe me there is nothing in this world that you can’t achieve but what not is possible is ‘Inner peace’. The moment you get it…Keep that mantra with you always and live happily forever.

What’s your take on soul mate ?

One who knows your flaws yet accept you as you are and understand the language of love

Weird one – What do you love more – Cockroach or lizard?

Ewww….Lizard as it don’t fly like cockroach does sometimes. Two antennas…give me a strange itchy feelings. Even now when I am writing.

Now the Rules for this award 

  • Put the award logo/image on your blog.
  • List the rules.
  • Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  • Mention the creator of the award and provide a link as well
  • Tell your readers 3 things about yourself
  • You have to nominate 10 – 20 people
  • Notify your nominees by commenting on their blog
  • Ask your nominees any 5 questions of your choice; with one weird or funny question (specify)
  • Share a link to your best post(s).

Here is link to not the best post but a post with which all bloggers can relate too – blogging- as a hobby to passion and then to  profession ?

Best in terms of stats and views is Have a date with my coffee love  

Now is the time for nominees and here are the names of  bloggers and their blog. 

🏆 Siddhartha dua
https://www.obsoletereality.com

🏆Anjali. https://anjalisk96.wordpress.com

🏆Bhavna https://alifelessordinarywithsaurabhavna.com

🏆Misha bagga
https://theglitteratiaffair.wordpress.com

🏆Doni
https://quotesofdoniw.wordpress.com

🏆Gunjan
http://tuggunmommy.com/

🏆Jaya
https://heartinprintbyjaya.wordpress.com/

🏆Meenal Sonal

https://www.auraofthoughts.com/?m=1

🏆Mann

http://orientalafterglow.com/

My questions to the nominees are:

  1. When did you laughed heartily last time ?
  2. What Inspires you to blog ?
  3. One perfect day in your life ?
  4. Given a choice , whom will you to accompany to a lonely island –  your pet and your girl friend or boyfriend ? Why ? ( weird one )
  5. What is on the top of your bucket list ?

I am eager to read your posts. It is not a compulsion but let’s know more about each other and have fun.

Ms Arora💕💕

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My Friend Alexa – A challenge to take your blog to next level.

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My next Challenge for the month of September

Why am I announcing this challenge in the last week of August ? Because I am quite excited for my new challenge My Friend Alexa conceptualized by famous website Blogchatter. They also had an A to Z writing challenge recently .

If you are an Indian blogger and following my blog from the past few months  you must be knowing about the other challenges like Super blogger challenge 2018 where I have won the title of Most Inspiring Blogger of the year !
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The another one was Godrej Food Trends Blogging Contest where I learnt about the latest food trends followed by people in India. It was really interesting as I came to now many new terms related to food diets while doing research on the topic.

Why these challenges are important for the bloggers ?

  • These challenges give you energy for blogging.
  • You come to know  about other fellow bloggers. 
  • There is always a scope of learning new strategies and techniques to get more views and followers. 
  • It improves you blog rankings i.e. alexa rank and moz rank.
  • It builds a strong community around your blog.
  • It increases your page views.
  • It keeps your blog alive.

This is first time I am participating in My Friend Alexa contest. Till now what I have understood that we are going to write and read the blogs. I hope it will make the alexa rank for my blog better.

Why is Alexa rank important ?

Alexa rank is important because you come to where does your blog stands. I mean what is the rank of your blog in the world and in your country . It also provides you an idea about you keywords, from where you are getting the traffic , how much time people are spending on your blog and what is the bounce rate of your blog. All these means a lot for a blogger.

I don’t how far I will be able to achieve through this challenge. One thing is sure that I will try to put my best effort to achieve my goal.

Ms Arora 💕💕

P.S. – Kindly mention my hashtag #msarorablog while posting or reposting my blog post on various social media. This is my writing hashtag. My reading hashtag would be #msarorasays .

Blogging – as a hobby to passion and then profession

Life is easy if you take it easy. At times you feel  something missing . That moment  you start try doing new things.  Suddenly you feel happy . Thereafter whenever you are disturbed or confused and feel low, You start doing that thing again and again  a
This is something we call it as a HOBBY.

The dictionary meaning of Hobby is -an activity that you do for pleasure when you are not working:
It is called pastime. This include variety of activities like singing, dancing, playing instruments, cooking and writing.
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When you get involved in your hobby deeply and start doing with full enthusiasm.  It start giving you a kind of self statisfaction. You feel as your needs are fulfilled. You feel contented and happy. That very moment your hobby becomes your PASSION

According to Collins dictionary
 The word Passion means – a very strong interest

Blogging your passion or profession

There are two things that I am passionate about, one is Teaching and other is blogging.
I never thought I would have such a strong interest in blogging till I started.
When does this pastime took the shape of my passion even I don’t know.
An year has passed and the second is going on but the craze for writing and putting the emotions into words is growing day by day.

Talking about Blogging as a passion

I have no idea about others but yes, I am passionate about Blogging.
It is way you put your thoughts into words and share your observation with the world instantly. These words in the form of blogs are alive for many years. People read , think , express their views on your posts. Some find the solution through your writings , some get inspired.  It is kind of help for others and self healing for oneself. It gives a strength to some and has healing effects if the words are used wisely.  

Journey of life continues says….

Blogging is your friend, an invisible friend with whom you can share everything.

No one is judgemental on your writings.  These words are solemnly yours. You are the owner of your words. No one has a right to claim your writings without your permission. It is your world. You have created it. You can laugh here , you can cry here . You are the master of this world.

There are many more reasons why people are passionate about Blogging. It is not only a hobby but a passion. A passion to write , a passion of share with the world and with ourselves too. There many instances in our life which we do not share with others and oneself too. This is an outlet for those feelings which are hidden somewhere in one one corner of our heart and mind.

When your passion becomes your profession

There is nothing wrong when you change yourin passion to profession until its essence does not get lost. Never let the money be overpower your passion. If it happens, you will no longer be in love with your passion. You may start earning good but the feeling of self satisfaction may get lost.
I feel if  you continue working with your passion as a profession , you become the master of it. You go into the depth , try new innovative ideas , love challenges and more opportunities come to your way. You do the work in a better way.

Talking about Blogging as profession needs lot of patience, hardwork , skill and  an never ending passion.

There are many ways you can earn money through blogging keeping the real essence of it. It needs consistency, interaction and lots of media presence.  It needs right approach to create the content and publish it. You need to be in contact with other bloggers. You need to do lot of research work and to be creative in all aspects. If you know how to converse with your readers , then this is a perfect place for you. There are different niches in which you can write like cooking, technology , education, parenting , reviews and sponsor posts.

The best part in this profession is everyone is supportive, caring and loving . The moment you see yourself in some trouble, another blogger is there , ready to help you even he does not know you. I am going through this feeling during my Friday feature Series.

Journey of life continues says….

Profession with passion is a deadly combination to become a winner.

I being passionate about teaching enjoying my profession . It gives me an inner satisfaction. The blogging which I have started recently  as a hobby has been changed into passion. Will it become my profession in future ?, I am not sure . But one thing is sure , I will continue my passion for blogging till I am enjoying.

  • Being a blogger what does make you passionate about blogging ? What do you think about blogging ? Being a blogger I would really want to know . Do express yourself in the comment section.
  • Are you a new blogger who is looking for some feedback. Leave the links below in comment section. Interact with each other . Like and follow other bloggers. 

I will be happy to be connected with you. Looking forward to see your comments.

Ms Arora

Friday Feature #7

A big Hello to all lovely people there. Hope you are in good spirits and enjoying blogging. As we are moving towards the next episode of it , I am finding it difficult to choose one out so many nominations where all are equally good. Since I have to , here comes the next

FRIDAY FEATURE #7

Friday Feature Posts

Name of the blogger : CINDY KOLBE

Name of the blog :   STRUGGLING WITH SERENDIPITY

About her : She has been a lifelong disability advocate, even before her daughter’s spinal cord injury. She managed group homes, ran a non-profit, and taught literacy to adults with disabilities at a state institution. An active volunteer, she served on the Ohio Swimming Board of Directors as Adapted Chairperson for swimmers with a disability.

About her blog : Her blog is an incredible story of goals, adventures, and accidents, both fortunate and otherwise.. It shares the highlights of our story and explores the power of perspective, connection, and community.  

My visit to her blog : I am happy that I have found her blog. She has a remarkable personality filled with shades of love and compassion for humanity. She is a strong  lady. Her posts teaches us a way to face the difficulties of life in a positive manner and proves that our strong will is our power to win life.

Social Media Presence : Her Facebook page is really inspiring and motivating. It includes few glimpses of her life moments. I felt as if I know her since so long after visiting her page.

Dear Cindy

Congratulations for being a part of my Friday feature !

You are looking so sweet in Indian  and Beth is looking so beautiful in Indian attire. Give lots of love to your daughter, Beth. God bless your family always. 

Ms Arora 💕💕💕

NOMINATE YOURSELF FOR NEXT FRIDAY FEATURE #8

Next blogger will be chosen on the basis of WordPress Comment and Twitter Nominations. Kindly Leave your blog links in comment section or wait for my next pinned tweet.

Looking forward to read your blogs.

HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEKEND.

Lets get connected on your favourite social media. Looking forward to see your comments and views.

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Friday Feature – 6

A big hello to all lovely people here

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Welcome to new episode of

FRIDAY FEATURE POST

It has been really a fun doing friday feature as I get a chance to get connected with more bloggers and read their posts. The main objective of this series is make new blogger friends and grow our community. It is because of this series I have made some really good friends online and they are the strength behind me and hence continuing the same , I am going to introduce the blogger of the day. 

(  This is a TWITTER activity . To participate and know more about it , kindly follow me on Twitter )


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Friday featured Blogger

Name of the blog: The NChanting Whispers

blogger : Sakshi Mishra

About her : She is a college student , a dancer and a blogger. She has a beautiful smile. Midnight thoughts,dreams,hallucinations ,hopes, sobs,and aspirations are all that defines her. ( Isn’t it interesting ? )

About her blog : Her blog has all the pillars and posts like articles on wars, poems , personal experiences and awards posts . It is a no niche blog so you can find a lot of topics to read as peryour choice.

Her opinion blogging as a challenge :  Blogging is a challenge as you keep wondering when you got so much involved and became passionate about it. ( So true in my case too ! ) It is a challenge with yourself , between the past blogger you were and what you are today. ( yes , we always want to do better than past )

My  visit to her blog : She has a great blog with a variety of posts for readers. Some of the posts were really amazing for the kind of language used. I loved the article  Hydaspes – Battle of confusion or conclusion and her poem The Millions Unsaid. She has great writing skills and come up as a talented blogger. I ma expecting more from her.

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CONGRATULATIONS DEAR SAKSHI

Let the world know that you are now a part of FRIDAY FEATURE BLOGGERS TEAM , have a wonderful weekend. The world is ready to see your talent. Do write a blogpost so that the other bloggers also get a chance to be featured here and we together grow our community. ( Don’t forget to add the link to this post in your post ). Prodly share on you social media profiles. GOOD LUCK for your future work.

Stay connected and Keep blogging !!!

Thank You dear bloggers for Participating. You guys are wonderful. Keep Writing , Stay Happy and keep writing.

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A big thank you to all lovely bloggers

HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEKEND.

Lets get connected on your favourite social media. Looking forward to see your comments and views.

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Ms Arora💕💕

WordPress is now 15 years old -Happy birthday

Glimpses of WordPress 15th Anniversary’s Celebration -Delhi Meetup

WordPress has been a great revolution in the world of blogging and has been growing year after year. It has been a place where you can write , share , sell , promote and the list goes on. The best part of this community is that everyone here is to support each other.

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Few weeks back I got to know about WordPress Meet in Delhi and decided to attend to get some more knowledge about blogging and grow our WordPress community. It was basically an interactive session and celebration of WordPress 15th anniversary .

It was indeed a helpful and worth for bloggers like me. There were various topics discussed by some of the renowed personalities who has always been a great support for the wordpress community .

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  • The session started with a presentation by WordPress User,Dr Anil Singhal who is using WordPress from the last 12 years.He shared the easy steps to make a new website in 7 days without any third party.
  • A talk on “Earning opportunities in Indic Languages Blogging” was given  by Jay Paudyal, Founder, StartupCafe Academy whi is an inspiring, motivating and lively person. He explained the opportunities in blogging and content creating in various Indian languages. He is also working upon getting the URL for  website in Hindi and other Indian languages.
  • Thereafter was a  talk  on “Lessons learnt running a WordPress Business” by Daman Jeet Singh – Founder, XLplugins.
  • Discussion on Implications of GDPR – Arun Bansal, Founder, ServerGuy & Ankur Raheja, Cyber Law Expert was an important topic for bloggers and other who are using third party apps and plugins. He explained the meaning ; importance of GDPR and how be a GDPR complaint.

 

  • 15 year Celebration of WordPress

    Cake specially designed for the occasion

After an open house, we had a cake cutting celebration which was enjoyed by all of us.
The attendees also got a coffee mugs as a token of love. It was a fun filled , informative and motivating meet for bloggers and WordPress developers.

A Special thanks to Sibtain Zaheer for being a motivator and making this event successful one.

Thank you WordPress for binding us together as a worldwide growing community.

Proud to be a part of this global community

Ms Arora

P.S. -This post is specially written on the occasion of 15th Anniversary of the WordPress ie. 27 May.

How was your journey and experience so far on WordPress ?

Friday Feature #5

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Welcome back to New Friday Feature Post

A hello to lovely readers !!!

Here comes the most awaited new friday feature post , featuring more than one blogger this time.

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Reason why I write Friday Feature Posts ?

During these #FRIDAY#FEATURE posts, I have met some wonderful people online who are so positive towards life and the people with whom they are connected. One of them is Helen  whom I featured on my previous friday feature post.

Why more than one featured blogger ?

As I promised, this month I am going to introduce some new bloggers who are trying to make a strong community here on WordPress . Secondly , I missed few #FF posts due to Super Blogger Challenge  . Talking about these featured bloggers, They are really wonderful.

Before I reveal the names, here is

A small request( Rules) :

  • Visit each other’s blog
  • Like , share or comment
  • Write a post a mentioning Friday Feature Posts and link to this post ( The only reason is to get connected with more bloggers,to grow our community )

Here are Friday Feature Bloggers :

FRIDAY FEATURE POST Journey of life continues

1. Blog name : life and lullabies 

About the blog – His site aims to express thoughts in different aspects, sharing connotations of life and love, creating meaningful meanings and extending horizons through writing.The content is expressed through beautifully by prose and poetry.

2. Blog Name :  Ujwalagaikwad

About the Blog: It is just her beginning and there is a long way to go. She has capacity to engage the readers through his writings.

3. Blog Name : Radicalzzradhika

About the Blog : The blog is about positivity of life and few tips for better happy life. She loves to write whatever comes in her mind.

4. Blog Name : Millennialhygge
About the blog : This blog is about Hygge (hue-guh) and hygge is a Danish term used to describe a cozy lifestyle. If that cup of coffee you’re enjoying right now gives you a warm fuzzy feeling inside… guess what?! That is hygge.

5. Blog Name : The Satin Scar 

About the blog : The blog is maintained by a young 22-year-old fashion student stepping on its first step of her career by entering the world of blogging. You will definitely fall in love with her blog

Congratulations to all of you !!!

A big thank you to all who participated. Believe me you too are very special for me.

Keep blogging and keep growing your community.

You Share this Friday Feature Post through WhatsApp, Facebook , twitter etc .

Ms Arora💕💕

Don’t forget to Vote for my blog as the last date is 30 May

For more updates and support ,Keep in touch with my blog or my twitter account to know more.Follow me on your favourite social media.

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Self Promotion for a an upcoming Celebrity

You must be thinking of for which celebrity I am talking about ? It’s not wrong if I call myself as an upcoming celebrity.Why and how ? The story of this celebrity blogger is not a very old. It is just more than one year ago and the destiny of this blogger celebrity is now in your hands.( You will come to know at the end of this post)

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HERE IS THE BEGINNING OF THE STORY

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Till few months ago I was a blogger who was writing  blog as a hobby and wasn’t much aware about the many other aspects of it. It was a way to let my feelings , my observations around me and some imagination out. A started using various social medias to promote my blog and get traffic. I made a Facebook Page , a Twitter account , PInterest account ,Google+ account.

Apart from these Social Platforms , I joined some blogging sites like Indiblogger , Blogchatter and started posting on these sites. Then I came across many Indian bloggers who had much more experience than me. I enjoyed posting tweets and people started following me slowly. BUT STILL I WAS A BLOGGER NOT A CELEBRITY.

A TWIST IN THE STORY.

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I was still looking for A RECOGNITION  in this blogging world. One day while I was reading the tweets I came across a 10 WEEK BLOGGING CONTEST i.e.  Super Blogger Challenge 2018. I gave a thought and decided to participate. I wrote 10 posts in these 10 week challenge. The toughest part for me  was that I had to awake till midnight to post my my link to given site and getting up early in the morning for my day job. Not only this, I had to complete many task called as Homework. (I remember the one on Twitter which I did while having food and looking agter kids)

ON THE WAY TO BECOME CELEBRITY

Last week FINAL LISTS of the eligible candidates was revealed and YES , My name was in that list . I was more happy but ……..STORY CONTINUED

ONE STEP AWAY FROM BECOMING CELEBRITY

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There come toughest part for me- SELF PROMOTION. Asking for the votes. Many of friends and family members does not know actually that I blog. A have no idea how will they react or will they cast vote for me or will they understand my want to become an establised blogger. I am waiting for that one opportunity when I could proudly announce publically that YES , I am a blogger.

REASON FOR ASKING VOTE FROM YOU

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There are some people around me who are really supportive and will cast vote for me as they are handful BUT I HAVE A COMPLETE FAITH IN MY READERS. You are my true support and backbone of my blog. With you I can’t survive. Finally I decided to write this post particularly to make you know how important this win is for.

HOW TO CASTE VOTE i.e. SELF PROMOTION

Follow these  simple steps –

1. Click on the given link     

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  1. Scroll down the post.
  2. Look for POST AT NO. 12 ( MS ARORA )
  3. Click on the YELLOW STAR or VOTE and…….I am one step nearer to my dream .
  4. VOTING IS OPEN TILL 30 MAY

I have done my work by putting lots of hardwork and it is in you hands. MOVE YOUR ON THE LINK ABOVE AND SHOW THE MAGIC OF YOUR HANDS

LOVE YOU ALL

MS ARORA

( do comment if you have done voting)

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10 Weeks of Super Blogger Challenge 2018

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Grow Your Blog with Super Blogger Challenge

It is rightly said that participating in contest and challenges is always beneficial to our blog as we get more exposure to the world of blogging. We get a  chance to explore more bloggers and see the work done by them. I must congratulate you guys for arranging such an interactive session in Super Blogger Challenge 2018.  It was a new learning experience for me.

I have never witnessed such kind of  blogging contest where the participants get such a knowledge. It was more of online Course on blogging, that too, without paying a single penny. Rather we are looking to win some  prize money.

This week I am going share what all I have gained and the blogging tips that I have learnt from Dr Bushra and Dr Amrita.I have grown as a blogger under their guidance. A big thank you for showing us a path which will definitely bear the fruit in the future.

These are really the great tips for you dear bloggers and will definitely pay you in long run.

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SECRET REVEALED HERE :

1. Self hosted site –

The first and most important thing is to have a domain name and a self hosted site. It removes extension like wordpress.com. Brands prefer to work with proper domains.

2. Length of the post :

Try to write a lengthy post to appear in search engines. Generally a post with more than 1000 words perform better. A post between 500 to 1000 words is also not bad.

3. Consistency :

You have to show you presence online, hence , publish your post regularly on your blog and on the various social medias. Try to write atleast once in a week. If you are writing daily or twice in a week , it is really good for the growth of your blog.

4. Catchy headlines:

Try to write interesting and catchy headlines. Such headlines will attract readers. People have a tedency to read the posts those headlines start with how to do….. or ways to…… etc. There are  some tools are available online which can help you to create different headlines.

5. Tags and categories:

Choose your tags and categories wisely for each post. Tags should be according to the keyword. Try to have maximun two categories for each post, otherwise you will have a problem of duplicate content on your site.

6. H1, H2 tags:

According to the SEO practice , there should be only one H1 tag in a post and only one H2 tag. Try to include your keyword in the H1 tag. You can have more than two H3 tags.

7. SEO plug- in

SEo plug -in is must for any site eg Yoast Seo plug -in is great choice as helps you to find keywords and make you post SEO friendly. This in turns improve your chances to appear in seach engines and bring more traffic to your site.

8. Content :

Content is the heart and soul of any website. Write unique content and write the content which your readers love to read. Follow the  FOUR CONTEN PILLAR i.e. a blog niche, trending topics, affiliate links and contests.

9. Social Media :

Social media plays an important role in the growth of a blog. You get lot of traffic from Twitter, Facebook,Pinterest , Google+ etc. Make the accounts and post regularly on each platform. You can take help of Social media managing tools like Hootsuite, Buffer etc.

10. Linky Parties :

You can have linky parties where the other bloggers can leave the links to their blogposts. You can even have such parties on Twitter like friday follow train etc. You can start with your own Giveaways and contest like I have one on my blog where the bloggers can leave their links and get chance to get featured on my blog. Be creative in your way.

 

Remembere, there is no short cut to success. You have to work hard at  each and every step.

BE PATIENT AND WAIT FOR THE RIGHT TIME TO COME.

If you not got a chance to participate this year, don’t worry. Get yourself prepared  with me for SUPER BLOGGER CHALLENGE 2019.

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Write the one thing that you have learnt from any blogging contest ???