In this episode we will recap a tip from the last podcast, a quick SEO tip, and then we are going to get down to it with a conversation about bad planning, the flu and suffering from breaking the rules.
Tip from Podcast #9
Truth: No one is going to read your blog for what could be a long while. I joke about this often in my classes. Not even my mom reads my blog. We have to be ok with that. While it would be wonderful if you started a new blog and the next day you had 10,000 readers, unless you are a celebrity, it’s not likely. So folks, let’s take advantage of that.
This is your time as a new blogger to learn the ropes and get used to things. So it’s not all bad. Be ok with the feeling of failure for a while. It takes time to grow an audience.
Important but easy: After you have uploaded an image to your WordPress media library, insert it into your post, right-click once then click on the mountain to reach the attachment details to make sure that the alt title and title tag are filled out. On-site SEO takes time, but it’s always worth it in the long run.
Get down to it
What you will learn in this podcast:
I did the get started stupid fast method with my podcast. I broke all of the rules. I had good intentions of pre-recording at least several podcasts but just had not done it yet. I was keeping my schedule and all was going well and then …
I got stupid crazy sick. Flu AND bronchitis. My immune system was so hammered I was practically see-through for two weeks. And I sure didn’t plan that.
In this podcast, I talk about my failings and how I didn’t plan ahead well.
You can listen to all of my podcasts at:
Don’t forget to clickety on my PDF download of Tips on Blogging for Business. It covers some tips about the Yoast Plugin and a few others that I install on all of my clients’ blogs.