I felt like a tortoise but I have not lost my motivation.
My motto where Blogging 201 is concerned is ‘Slow and steady, wins the race.’
Time check now is 11.41pm, Tuesday, May 6, 2014.
By the time this post gets published, I will be further behind.
However, I will, ‘never, never, never give up‘, said Winston Churchill.
Today’s assignment: integrate features to draw traffic to your older content, including widgets, related posts, and a “Best of” page.
Here’s a summary of the Three Tips (extracts from Blogging 201, Day Six).
1. When writing new posts, you can simply refer to ideas and discussions you’ve published before with well-placed links, sprinkled naturally throughout your posts. Readers are already engaging in your post, so pointing them to other content draws them deeper into your blog.
2. You’ve got handy widgets in your dashboard under Appearance → Widgets to promote your older work in your sidebar and footer, including the Top Posts and Page Widget, Archives Widget, and Categories Widget. These types of widgets automatically pull in archival and popular content — they’re quick, simple additions to drive traffic to older work. Each widget has configuration options, so you can control how each appears and how much real estate they take up in your sidebar.
3. You can activate the Related Posts feature, which analyzes the words in each post, searches your site for similar posts, and displays them in a “Related” section at the bottom of every post.
THIS IS AUTOMATICALLY DONE FOR ME. CHECK OUT OTHER TIPS ON BLOGGING 201 BELOW.
Blogging is sharing. Happy blogging !