I have been following a course about how to improve your blog by John Sonmez. To sign up to get regular emails to improve your blog go to devcareerboost.com/blog-course

I have already blogged about choosing a theme this was lesson 1.

Lesson 2 talked about installing WordPress and getting your blog up and running.

Lesson 3 talks about thinking up ideas, it is very easy to stop blogging due to lack of inspiration, so make lots of lists of different blog topics you could write about. I have tried to blog about things I have been doing or learning, but I suspect I won’t always be able to do this so I am trying to come up with a list for future blogs.

Lesson 4 talks about consistency. The more you blog, the more content you create, the more content you have the more pages can be indexed by Google. If you blog once a week, you will have 52 blog articles a year, that’s 52 articles that could be found be your readers or found by search engines. Also the more you do something, the better you get at it, so hopefully my writing will slowly improve the more blogs I create.

Lesson 5 talks about how to get people to read your blog, (it even suggested writing this blog post). The best way is to get the link to your blog to as many places as you can. One way to do this is to comment on others blogs, this is something I need to do. Most of my visitors are currently either twitter/facebook friends or people that have clicked a link on forums I have visited.

I am not sure what the next lessons will be, but watch this space as I try and put into action what I learn to improve my blog.

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One thought on “Improving your Blog

  1. Congratulations on your blog! I discovered via simpleprogrammer.com

    Although, I haven’t done John’s blogging course, I am reading his Soft Skills book and am finding a lot of great advice in there. It can be difficult to keep thinking up good new ideas for blog posts, but overall it is well worth the effort. I have been doing it for about 18 months now.

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