Last Updated on November 13, 2021 by Scott Charleboix
This post is What I learned about blogging on my 3rd day. Today’s 7/2/2020 and a lot was accomplished in just three days. The website is coming together so good and I’m starting to get comfortable with using WordPress now.
So much was accomplished by doing a whole bunch of little tweaks to the shell that I’ve already put together.
What I learned about blogging on my 3rd day
An important lesson is is to get into the good habit of using Alt text on your images. For me it’s very important because I like to use Pinterest and that program uses the captions that are contained with the alt text for pins so it’s suggested on the pictures to be descriptive.
I haven’t gotten around to placing ads on my blog yet. It’s a little too early in the game. But I did read that one good product to use is Google AdSense so I have to check it out. It’s going to be quite sometime before my number of sessions is 25,000 per month but it’s a lofty goal to aspire. Once there I’m going to consider a program called Mediavine – a full-service ad management program. I understand it’s a pretty expensive program to use – I’ll worry about that when the time comes.
On my laundry list of things to do is to check out a program that at this point I don’t know anything about – hence the research – for Amazon Affiliate and look at the blog that I wrote earlier from Kate about building a media kit if I get luckily enough to have a whole bunch of readers.
I’m still hopelessly trying to find a good program that will automatically pull pins from my Pinterest page into the website. There’s a lot of information out there on the topic but my coding skills on a scale of
1 – 10 are on the wrong end of the scale if you know what I mean. \
They require that you copy and paste the code but I have no inkling as to where it needs to be copy and pasted to.
Today I also stumbled on the use of categories moving them all over the page. One time they’d be on the top of the page, another time I’d have too many categories. I really didn’t have any idea how categories were used. However, from the 30 Day Blog Challenge one of the lesson plans guided me in exactly what the use of categories are, how to update them, and how there used. So now if people want to look at a certain topic instead of looking at all of them in chronological order you can jump to the category of your choice.
The use of categories is especially good if you want to easily pull a large group of posts that fall into the same category. For example, on my blog, PinArtwork I like to look at the Top 5 Winning posts or the Top 10 Popular posts every now and then to update the home page.