Well, I’m not doing great on my blogging research. I did learn a little more about blogs since the last post. My wonderful husband showed me how to make pages private or public. This helped for my “about” page that I have not yet created. I have also read some of the WordPress blogging advice. I highly advise using this site.
While WordPress is the only site that I have used for blogging, as this is my first attempt, I have looked at blogs written on other sites. For example, my cousin’s site, Smart Girls DIY, which can be found at http://smartgirlsdiy.blogspot.com/, is a great blog, it lacks (or at least I think it lacks) a crucial element, which is a way to “follow” the blog. This would create the link at the bottom of my page. Currently, my page only lists two blogs that I follow:
http://www.conspiracygraphics.com/blog/ and http://montybrown.com/.
If you want to venture into blogging, I advise finding someone who has tried it. I find it helpful that Eric, my husband, has had his own website for 10 years. He has been a great advisor and support in this process. I also recommend using a free blog before purchasing a domain name, as I am doing. If I end up sticking with this (of course I will for 30 days, at least), then I will purchase a domain name. Purchasing a domain name can help with traffic to your site, as musteringmoxie.com would get more traffic than musteringmoxie.wordpress.com.
I will delve more into getting traffic to your site, as well as using google analytics, in future posts. First, I have to learn how all this works. Again, thankfully, I am married to an SEO (search engine optimization) expert.
More to come. Day 2 accomplished.