Lesson 4 For New Bloggers

Lesson 4 For New Bloggers


Phew, are you still with me? That was a bit of a task wasn’t it? I’m very impressed with your efforts though, and glad you are still with me after all of that technical stuff.

It gets easier form here so relax and enjoy the ride.

If you missed lessons 1 – 3 you can catch up here:

And just before we kick off with lesson 4 I need to remind you that I use affiliate links on this site and if you click on them and then go on to make a purchase I get paid a small commission at no cost to you. This is one of the ways that i monetise my blog and I will be showing you how to do this too in a future lesson.

So, now let’s get on with today’s lesson because I’m itching for you to get that first blog post published. Wow, can you believe you’ve come this far already?

 

Step 1. Add your draft post to your blog

Yay!!! Now it’s time to add your draft post that you worked so hard on.

How to do this:

  • Open your blog in the dashboard area. To do this you usually enter www.yourblogname.com/wp-admin. this will take you to the login page where you can enter the username and password to access the dashboard part of your website. You will see the black menu on the left of the screen when it loads.
  • Look down the menu strip until you see posts – hover over it – click all posts. The first thing you need to do is edit the post that says Hello World.
  • Hover over the post until the little menu options appear one will say edit (Don’t click on the name of the post and don’t click on quick edit).
  • Go into the post and change the title “Hello World” to the title of your post. The title should be something that grabs attention. It should be the thing that gets people to click on your post and open it. Remember the research on the questions and problems that you did. This is the time to put them to use.
  • Once the title has been changed go and find your word document with the draft on it and open it. Copy the draft (ctl C or right click and copy).
  • Go back to your post and paste the draft into here. (Ctl V or right click and paste).
  • Now go to the side bar on the post, the area to the right of where you type that is not part of the post, scroll down to the bottom until you see “set featured image”.
  • Click on it. Upload the image that you saved for your post.
  • Scroll back to the top of your post and click update, which is a button at the top of the sidebar.

Congratulations! Your first blog post is now live on the internet for everyone to see.

Don’t panic though. At this point, no one actually knows that you have a blog, let alone will come along to read it. In the next lesson I am going to be showing you how to let the world know about your blog.

But first you need to do some homework… Here’s what you need to do.

Step 2. Rinse and repeat.

Look through the notes you made in lesson 1 to decide which will be the next problem you solve or question you answer

Repeat the steps you took to create this post.  Brainstorm on paper, type it out in Word in rough, read through it to correct any mistakes and then leave for  a while. Re-read it to make sure it makes sense, go and find an appropriate image from Unsplash.

Then rinse and repeat. You need at least 6 posts before we start promoting it to the world.

Off you go now and then come back for lesson 5.

See you back here soon.

 

 

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