One of the things I love about blogging is that there is always so much to learn. It’s both exciting and potentially overwhelming. Here is the one technical tip for the beginner blogger that I wish I had known when I started blogging.
Read to the bottom of the post to find out about Bluehost’s semi-annual sale. If you’ve been thinking about starting a blog, this is great time to do it! The price for hosting is going as low as $2.95/month!
I’m not a technical person. When I guest posted on Simplicity Relished, Daisy asked me to send the html code for the post. I wrote back to her asking where I would find the html code. I had been writing in the “visual” tab on WordPress and had never ventured to the “text” tab. Daisy was kind enough to explain where to find the html code and what it’s purpose was – thanks Daisy!
For those of you who also may have never ventured into the “text” tab, it’s located to the right of the screen by the Publish box.
Since then, I’ve grown a little bit in my technical knowledge, and coding doesn’t make my head hurt quite as much as it used to.
Technical Tip for the Beginner Blogger
When you are writing a post, it’s a good idea to link to one or two of your own posts from the past that are relevant to the one that you are writing now. When you link to a post that you have written (linking within), you should NOT click the box that says “open link in a new tab”.
By leaving that box unchecked, it helps with increasing pageviews for your site. I don’t know all the technical reasons behind this, but Kelli and Crystal at Learn to Blog Hangouts have more information about this and so much more!
When you are linking to another website (linking without) – such as another blogger’s website (like above) – you DO check the box “Open link in a new tab”. Since they’re leaving your website, you want to make sure to have that open in another tab.
I was clicking the “Open link in a new tab” for every link that I added to my posts for months. If you’re just starting out, remember this tip so Google Analytics will accurately reflect the pageviews that your blog is receiving. If you’ve been blogging for a long time, I would suggest going back to your most popular posts and making sure your links within are set up properly.
BlueHost’s Semi Annual Sale
Bluehost is having a crazy semi-annual sale this month. Starting on April 25th and ending on May 2nd, they are offering a special promotional price of $3.49/month on our 36 month starter plan. This was the plan I started with.
I’ve written a simple Step by Step Post on How to Start a Blog with easy to follow screenshots. If you’ve been thinking about starting a blog, this would be a great time to get started!
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