Author: Dawn Aldridge

Basic HTML Coding

Your Guide to Basic HTML Code for Links

Many newer bloggers know very little (if anything) about html coding. That is one thing that is so great about the WordPress platform. You really can start blogging without actually knowing how to code a website.

Plus, there are tons of available plugins for creating items like contact forms and social media icons. You really can have a beautiful website with absolutely no coding knowledge.

That being said, as you get further along in blogging you may realize there are simple things you can do with just a bit of basic coding knowledge that can help to create the best possible reader experience. In doing so, you will also improve your blog’s overall performance.

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WordPress Comment Plugin

How to Build Relationships with a WordPress Comment Plugin

If you have a blog that allows comments from readers, you need to have a WordPress comment plugin that sends notifications to your readers to let them know when you have responded to their comments.

In my opinion this is an absolute must! Otherwise a reader may forget all about the comment he left on your blog post and may never return to your blog to see if you responded.

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Identifying your blogs niche market

Identifying Your Blog’s Niche Market

Do I have to focus on just one niche market?

In the beginning, bloggers often struggle with focusing on a specific topic or targeting a specific group of people. In fact, I still struggle with this as a blogger.

If you are anything like me, you may feel the desire to write about anything and everything you are working on that could possibly be of help to somebody else. It is a great goal to want to help a lot of people with your blog. BUT you also want people to return to your blog on a regular basis rather than to just stumble upon the one or two articles that may be relevant to that person.

This is why you really need to think about defining your niche market, or target audience.

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