Helpful Tips When Writing Blogs

Helpful Tips When Writing Blogs

 

I’ve only been blogging since Christmas of 2014 and I seem to learn new things about blogging constantly.  At 68 years old, I love to write and I love to learn to keep my brain active.  I want to share a few helpful tips when writing blogs that I’ve learned, either from trial and error or other helpful bloggers.  I have a self hosted Word Press blog and these tips are ones I use on my WP blog. Hope some of my tips will help you!

 

The one thing I learned was when I put a link to a site on my blog, it should open on a new window so the reader will always be able to go back to the original blog without clicking the back tab.  To do this I add a link to my blog, highlight it and go to the icon in the toolbar to “edit link”.  That will bring a box down and just click the gear “link options”.  Another window will open with the link listed on the top line and you can use it as is or re-name it.   As an example, if I’m typing my blog link, www.themarthareview, I can re-name it on the 2nd line to just The Martha Review.  Next click the box in front of “open link on a new tab”.  Click “add link” at the bottom of this window. When you go back to your blog, the link will be highlighted and readers just have to click on it and it will open in a new window.

 

 

Another time saver I learned from my grandson was how to center photos if the align tab doesn’t do the trick.  Once I have my photo stored in the Media Library, I switch my blog from “Visual” to “Text”. Find the place you want to add your photo to, click right after the “&nbsp;” and click “insert into post” from the Media Library.  Now here is the easy way to center it. At the end of the link, add </center> and to the beginning add <center>  Once that is done, I switch back to Visual and check the sizing, if too large or small, I re-size the photo.

 

 


Have you been in the process of writing your blog only to have it disappear right in front of your eyes? This next tip is so easy and something that you may not think about until your internet goes off unexpectedly or you click the wrong tab and your hard work of writing your blog is gone and you have to start over.  As I’m writing my blog,  the “Save Draft” is my favorite buddy. I always click “Save Draft” throughout writing and adding photos.  It’s a safety precaution so you don’t lose your hard work.

 

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These are just a few tips that have helped me and hope they can help you also.  I also like to use eye-appealing backgrounds for my photos in my blogs.  Check out how I make my photos more eye-appealing on my blogs.  http://themarthareview.com/eye-appealing-photos/

 

 

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Martha Demeo

I started my blog to review products. Since then it has evolved and now I teach people how to earn money online from the comfort of their home. Join the conversation. Leave a comment below.

4 Discussion to this post

  1. Glenda Cates says:

    Great tips and ones I didn’t know but can’t wait to try out. So I would like to thank you for taking the time to write these out for us. Also I love your Penguin.

  2. Martha says:

    I learn many by trial and error and others from my genius grandson 🙂 Thanks for stopping by Glenda and hope some are useful to you.

  3. My biggest problem is that while writing blogs (and especially when making diagrams), a client may call in. So, I stop what I am doing, help my client, and then return to the blog. But, sometimes, I don’t realize that the notes I was taking for the client effort are actually now interspersed in my blog- or worse yet on an intricate diagram I am producing.
    I click off- and am asked, do you want to save? At least 10% of the time, I stupidly say YES!!!!! GRRRRRRRR!

  4. Martha says:

    OMG! I can see how that would happen Roy! Guess that’s what we get when we multi task when blogging! Thanks for visiting.

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