My experience of blogging over the last three months on WordPress – The good and the ethically questionable.

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This is going to be a review of my experience of blogging and the word press platform, and how I have gone from 0-750+ followers in three months. I will pre-warn you that not everything I talk about is going to be in the realm of good ethical behaviour.

Things I have learned:

  • Tags are important

    • Ethically correct: Use all the tags you can and make them as relevant to your post as possible. This will get you views from the type of people you’re interested in.

    • Ethically dubious: Some tags have more viewers than others, for example, I am PhD student, and I include the tag PhD in my posts; however, this only has around twenty posts in it per day, so if I were feeling roguish and all I cared about were views, I would drop this for a tag with more traffic as views are views right? No…

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  15 comments for “My experience of blogging over the last three months on WordPress – The good and the ethically questionable.

  1. 06/11/2018 at 2:43 pm

    Thanks for sharing this Eugenia – it got me thinking – enough to leave a comment on the originating blog. Eric.

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    • 06/11/2018 at 3:30 pm

      Yes, I try to remember to do that because I feel it is more meaningful to the author.

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  2. 06/11/2018 at 4:17 pm

    Eugenia thanks again for such an interesting post!! 🙂 Sophie

    Liked by 1 person

  3. 06/12/2018 at 7:28 am

    Eugenia,

    Over the past year, I’ve made an effort in making my tags better suited to my post and even when I go back into old posts to correct broken links, etc then I try to take a moment to clean the tags up. I know this is very important for search engines and I prefer to make my tags relevant to its content. Thanks for sharing. Now, I’ll visit the originating site. 😉

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    • 06/12/2018 at 12:18 pm

      I’ve learned how important tags are, as well. I’ve retagged my posts a few times. I wish I was aware of some of this advice early on but you know the old saying, live and learn.

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  4. 06/12/2018 at 7:51 am

    There are tags I like to enclose (relevant to the post) and some just work their way in as I add the ones I want. I guess going about it scientifically would produce better results but like the original poster said, better to “tag” the audience you seek, than open the door to a deluge of … well, you get the drift 🙂 And Hi Eugenia hope all is well 🙂

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  5. 06/12/2018 at 8:18 am

    Great post. Mine is still a baby blog, so having someone actually write about this topic is helpful to me! There are so many weird, gray areas!

    Liked by 1 person

    • 06/12/2018 at 11:57 am

      I felt the post was worth sharing and glad you enjoyed it. It was helpful to me, as well. 🙂 I think you’ll find the more you read about WordPress, the more comfortable you will feel.

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  6. 06/15/2018 at 10:50 am

    A very interesting post Eugenia. Thank you for sharing this.

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  7. 06/15/2018 at 2:51 pm

    Thank you for sharing Eugenia, some interesting tips.. I never really gave a thought about the tags generating traffic. ❤ Now need to click and read the rest .. ❤ xx

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