FOUR BLOGGING TIPS
Today is day 4 of the Ultimate Blog Challenge and the suggested topic is to write about things that come in fours. What I’m writing about isn’t actually what comes in fours but it’s Four Blogging Tips that come in very handy for me and hopefully some of the newbies may find them handy also. Since I have WordPress, these directions for the tips I’m writing about may be different for other blogs.
The first tip is to OPEN A LINK IN A NEW WINDOW. By doing this, your readers can click on a link you inserted in your blog but still keep the blog open without having to hit the backspace button. This is a very easy to do after you put the link in your blog article.
Highlight the link and click the tab above that says “insert/edit link” (It’s the 5th icon from the right on the top row that looks like a paperclip). Once you click that, click on the little gear like icon that says “link options”. You will now have a new window open where it says “URL” and the second line says “link text”. Type what you want to show up in your blog then click the box that says “open link in a new tab”. That’s it, quick and simple. When you go back to your post, you can highlight the blog link so it stands out for your readers.
My second tip is SAVE DRAFT
while writing your blog post. Some bloggers write their blog off-line or in Microsoft Office but if you write it directly on your blog where you can edit it as you write this is a good way to not lose your content. While I’m writing, I click the “save draft” often just as a precaution. If by chance internet goes down you won’t lose your entire post. This is a great safety precaution so your hard work doesn’t go to waste.
My third tip is CONTROLS Z
. If you have written your content and accidental had it disappeared all you have to do is hold the “ctrl” key and “Z” key at the same time. This tip isn’t just for when you are writing your blog, it’s also go if posting on social media or even an email.
My fourth tip for today is EYE APPEALING PHOTO BACKDROPS
. When taking still life photos for my blog, I like to add a backdrop that adds to the photo. It can be something as simple as a piece of fabric or lace. When taking outdoor photos, I like to use our weathered picnic table. It doesn’t have to be any expensive purchased backdrop, when taking photos, use your imagine and find unique ways to make eye appealing photo backdrops.
When I was doing a product review for this popcorn bucket, I wanted to turn the photo into something totally eye appealing so I found a photo I snapped of my granddaughter in front of a cornfield. I super imposed the filled popcorn bucket over it and it turned out awesome. It made a great hit on my review and the seller loved it!
So there you have it, my group of four blogging tips and I hope some or all of them have helped you and your blogging.
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