Mar 312013
 

You have purchased a domain, set up a web hosting account, and have a fresh WordPress installation set up.  Now what?

"Now...what in the world do I write?"

Damn! If you are not an experienced writer (and maybe even if you are) that first blank sheet of virtual writing paper, also known as an empty text document, can be pretty intimidating. What seemed to be a good idea…sharing your passion for (insert your topic here)…just yesterday, now seems to be an almost unbelievable task. Yet creating compelling content (Epic Content, as the folks call it), is the cornerstone of a successful blog.

Here are a few questions the sight of “that blank screen” might generate…and some tips that might prod you towardssitting down and typing out a few words to share.

  • What should I write about? My blog has a main theme or “niche”, but I’m sometimes stumped for individual post topics.Write about an aspect of your niche that you are passionate about on that day. While you are really into the niche your blog is in…I hope, else you shouldn’t be blogging in it…different aspects of it pull you towards them on differentdays.  For example, I have that focuses on simple Continue reading »

Bob Hayles

A Luddite at heart, Bob has adapted to being in a tech world adequately. The King of Cheap, he enjoys sharing his WordPress and inexpensive web video production skills with others. He abhors Geek-lish, but translates it into normal human language quite well. He avoids code as much as possible, and breaks out in hives at the mere sight of php, but he will make minor adjustments to HTML. He also reverts to being a Luddite at JuicyMaters.com and is something of a political junkie/blowhard at Common-Sense-Conversation.com.

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Sep 232012
 

OK. You have a domain, you have set up a hosting account (hopefully purchased not only from but also through this site), you have installed WordPress, chosen a theme and a few basic plugins, and now you are ready to start adding What should a blog post DO?content, specifically posts. Your first question to answer is, “What do I write about?”…right?

Wrong.

Beyond keeping your content relavant to your site’s primary topic or niche, as defined by your site’s primary keyword or long tailed keyword, your first question requires answering the question:

What should post content DO?

Not what topic should it be about, not what style or “voice” it should be Continue reading »

Bob Hayles

A Luddite at heart, Bob has adapted to being in a tech world adequately. The King of Cheap, he enjoys sharing his WordPress and inexpensive web video production skills with others. He abhors Geek-lish, but translates it into normal human language quite well. He avoids code as much as possible, and breaks out in hives at the mere sight of php, but he will make minor adjustments to HTML. He also reverts to being a Luddite at JuicyMaters.com and is something of a political junkie/blowhard at Common-Sense-Conversation.com.

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