As one of the most popular content management systems in the world, WordPress is widely used by bloggers and amateur website designers & builders. It is easy to use, requires little coding or web development knowledge and its popularity means that there are thousands of online tutorials and guides available to beginners.
However, becoming a good WordPress blogger isn’t as easy as simply starting a well designed blog. Not everyone has the skills or know-how to write high quality blog articles, but the good news is that you can learn if you’re willing to put a bit of time and effort in.
Consider the following tips to help you improve your WordPress blogging skills:
- Put Time Into Your Headlines
The title or headline of a blog is the first thing that people read. If you can create high quality headlines that draw people in and encourage them to click on and start reading your pieces, you will find your audience increasing exponentially. Try and use catchy words, ‘clickbaity’ phrases and things that you think will appeal to your target audience.
- Use High Quality Images!
As the old saying goes, “an image is worth 1000 words”. If you’re serious about creating a top of the range WordPress blog or any well done web design that people actually want to read, then you need to learn how to use images effectively.
If you’re writing about a particular web topic, then consider using screenshot/screen grabs. Alternatively, take your own photos to complement your blog content or source pictures from a stock photo site online.
- Focus On Quality, Not Quantity
Although it might be tempting to pump out as many blog articles as you can in an attempt to get more readers and improve your website’s popularity, it’s important to make sure that you’re creating the highest quality work possible.
The internet is full of garbage, and people are sick of it. If your writing doesn’t stand out in some way, then people aren’t going to stick around and keep reading it. You need to make sure that you prioritise quality over quantity and write to the best of your ability. If you’re not the best writer yet, don’t worry. Keep practising and you will improve over time.
- Use Short Paragraphs & Lots Of Headings
Again, there’s an incredible amount of content on the internet. You need to make sure that your blogs are readable and and attractively formated, otherwise you’ll have trouble drawing in a decent sized audience. Use short paragraphs, lots of headings and regular images to break up your writing and to make your pieces accessible to ‘skim readers’ who will search through your article for the pieces that interest them.
If you’re really serious about becoming a better WordPress blogger, then you should consider taking a blogging or writing course. Read articles about becoming a better writer, take advice from people who know more than you and, above all, continually work to better yourself and improve your skills.