Blogging mistakes

New to this blogging

This was me this morning folks... couldn't understand it at all, that was until I was updating a recent post, going through all the checks, have I shared it? have done the slug? have I written an excerpt? have I allowed comments?

So how many of you have done what I realised I had done (well in fact not done) on almost all of my posts and pages…..beginners mistakes which can be fixed..

Well you take all the time to write a blog or produce a page for your website and you publish it… great news….. then you sit back and wonder after a few weeks why no one is commenting or even visiting your page…

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This was me this morning folks… couldn’t understand it at all, that was until I was updating a recent post, going through all the checks, have I shared it? have done the slug? have I written an excerpt? have I allowed comments?

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I have now spent three hours going through all my posts and pages correctly setting all of these..  now please understand I am a complete newbee at all this, I have a few questions..

Questions

so how long does it take before you actually get this process into your head?

and furthermore how does the slug work?

what is the purpose of the excerpt?

This all might sound very low impact, easy stuff to most but I think it is important to at least try and understand what does what and why…

comments please… I think I have allowed comments…. yes checked it….lol

7 comments

  1. Believe me, people will understand! I felt like a child when I first started. If a very fine Canadian, Pierre Lagace hadn’t helped me as much as he did, I probably wouldn’t still be on-line!
    Sorry I haven’t gotten back to you yet on your material, I will get to it!! I can’t believe how excited I am going up in a B-17 next week – oh, maybe I am a kid again!!

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    1. Hey, thanks GP for your words of encouragement…. you just feel so stupid when you can’t even remember the basics…..lol…. still early days yet… no worries about material, look forward to your thoughts… now is your flight in the B-17 business or pleasure? Both I hope? I think I have another 6 to 8 weeks before I can start getting out and about again… hope you are taking video of the flight and look forward to seeing your post..

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      1. It is entirely pleasure. The Wings of Freedom tour. I’ve been to the airport to tour their planes twice before, but now one more thing off the old bucket list, I’m going up. I just hope the video comes out okay (I’m an awful photographer too besides being computer illiterate!), and I don’t have the money to go up again!!
        Take care of yourself.

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  2. As I understand “an excerpt”, it sharpens my thought on what I want to share with my readers. I don’t always write an excerpt but when it’s done it’s only shown in the reader for others to see, so I copy it and put it at the end of my post. When I started blogging nearly five years ago, I took several online blogging courses via WordPress. It helped me immensely, and I also got in contact with other bloggers. The classes were sometimes on writing and at other times the technical problems about using all the possibilities on the page.

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    1. Maria, thank you for your guidance… I am looking at some courses as I agree totally with you, it helps in many ways. One of my issues is remembering the basics, so I have double check myself… it’s a work in progress!

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