26 Essentials for Blogging Success, What You Need to Know
Do you want to be a more successful blogger? Are you keeping up with the newest developments in blogging? Whether you are new to blogging or you have been blogging for years, you will find insight in this article. It covers 26 blogging essentials, in an A–Z tour of the blogosphere. Each one has a full explanation, along with a link to further reading in case you want to know more. Note: For simplicity’s sake, I assume you’re using WordPress as your blogging platform. #1: Akismet: Anti-Spam Plugin One problem that every blog faces is spam. Some hapless bloggers spend hours every month deleting a never-ending stream of spam. Akismet monitors millions of blogs and forums, watching the methods and tricks used by spammers in real time. Akismet: How it works. If you run a personal blog, Akismet is free to use. Here are just a few of the many spam comments caught by Akismet. Further reading: How to Identify and Control Blog Comment Spam. #2: Bloggers: Build Relationships #4: Design Elements Why?
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