Blogging back to basics

Hi there and thanks for visiting my blog. This weeks article is in part of the blog engage weekly word challenge. This weeks word is blogging tips.

Sometimes I find myself caught up in the moment. As days turn into weeks and weeks turn into months my personal blogging skills continue to grow.

Sometimes I forget to look back and see where I came from. I get so caught up in the moment I tend to disregard where I once started. Going back to your blogging basics is always good thing.

For example if your six months into blogging you have most likely filled your sidebars with junk and your website is full of unneeded or unwanted self promotional social networking tools. Tools such as blog catalog images, mybloglog widgets and much more.

This is why I wanted to name this article blogging back to basics. What I want us to do is take a note pad and look at where your blog is at now. Make a nice chart of everything that’s currently on your blog. Try not to forget anything this is really important.

When you’re done making the list I want you to go into your word press admin panel and start removing everything. If you strongly feel you need something go ahead and keep it but as for everything else I want you to completely remove it form your blog website.

Benefits of Blogging back to basics

  • Increase readability
  • Increase blog load times
  • Increase return visitors

But wait you must be asking yourself… why is he telling me this when he has text ads, sidebar ads and a blogengage image in his sidebar. He has tweetmeme and twitter counter in his footer. Why should I listen to him.

The first thing we have to understand is I only use the tools that truly benefit me as a blogger. My blog log and blog catalog widgets do nothing for your blog so please simply delete them as they only increase your website load time.

I also own my own dedicated server so I have the power needed to pull images and load fast pages.

You want widgets that are fast loading and give the visitor the opportunity to market you and your blog. If a friend visits my blog and uses twitter remote they could potentially send a tweet out to all their followers lining then back here to this exact article. The widget has a benefit so just keep that in mind hen you’re deciding what you are going to be keeping.

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