Hello everyone, and welcome to another post for this week. It feels a little weird having one post each week, but I’m finally catching my breath. If you missed my previous post, I announced some important things which you can check out if you are interested. Anyway, last week I posted about the DIY project. This week will be about blogging tips. Well, this is my second topic on the blog. You can browse the blog for more blogging tips posts. So, these are simple things that will make life easier for bloggers.
It’s been a while since I post about blogging tips and post something other than last week. Well, if you are new here, I’m going to post every Monday. If you want to read more like this post and awesome DIY projects.
I got a helpful post and simple things that will make life easier for bloggers. So if you are a blogger or want to become a blogger, please keep reading to find out what are these things.
Before I talk about the post and talk about these simple things that will make life easier for bloggers. I just want to quickly say that I forgot to mention how the one post per week will be. So I’m going to make it one week a DIY post and the next week would be blogging tips.
This way, I will be able to include both on the blog. If you are looking for DIY craft posts. I got an awesome DIY project for next week. Please stay tuned for it.
Simple things that will make life easier for bloggers
Like I said, today’s post will be about blogging tips. And I’m going to mention for you guys simple things that will help to make life easier for bloggers. You may ask, how do I know if these will help to make life easier?
The answer is because I’ve tried them and they helped me a lot. There are a lot of things that we do as bloggers and I hope that I will include the ones you look for. So please keep reading and see if it’s on the list.
The good thing about these simple things that will make life easier for bloggers is that you don’t have to spend a lot of effort to do them. However, paying attention to them is what we need because sometimes we skip them AND do them later, will cost more effort for you to do them.
Maybe you will feel unmotivated to do them as it’s already messy, and organizing them will take time. Make sure that you don’t skip them for future posts and keep doing these simple things that will make life easier for bloggers for old posts. You can do it slowly for old ones and don’t need to rush.
Well, I used to mention 3 in each post but this time, it might get more than three. There are a lot of things and tools to help bloggers to have an easier life during their blogging time. So I’m not talking about tools only, but also things you simply can do and that will help a lot more than you even know.
Also, there is not only for bloggers on WordPress because all blogging platforms should have and most of these simple things don’t require a specific platform to be on. Just in case some people wonder something about this point or have a question about it.
I said to make life easier, and that doesn’t mean all the time. Because we can’t have an easier life every day, you know haha. However, in some situations, it will make it easier for you. Don’t expect these simple things will make life easier for bloggers all the time.
1. Add the Alt as a description of the picture
So the first thing of these simple things that will make life easier for bloggers that I’m going to talk about is important and I will tell you why. And how this is one of the simple things that will make life easier for bloggers. I’m assuming you already did research on blogging guides and learned about it before starting. You learned about something called “Picture’s Alt”.
This will show up for any reader when the picture doesn’t load. So people can understand what is the picture about if it didn’t load. However, some people don’t care about it. Some just put whatever and there is nothing wrong with it. But, did you know that this could help you a lot?
If you ask how it will help. Well, if you got any problems and something happened to the pictures files on the server. It would still load the “Alt”. And if you describe the picture, you will be able to upload it quickly from the PC, and easier for you to do it if you have a lot of pictures on the post. Instead of looking at what the picture would be and where it could be.
Make sure to add and make a description of the picture. If you are moving from one hosting company to another. Or moving from one platform to another. Sometimes some pictures won’t be included in the backup you did before moving. Let me tell you that I already went through it and I had a lot of help just reading the “Alt” text.
Also, adding the SEO keyword to the “Alt” will help you with SEO ranking and if you are using Yoast as your plugin on WordPress, it will tell you to do that. And that’s another thing about this and how it’s one of the simple things that will make life easier for bloggers.
How to add the “Alt” text?
This depends on the platform you are using, but every blogging platform should have it. For WordPress, if you click on the picture, you can find the setting on the right side. I’m going, to be honest, even though I came from the blogger platform, I forgot how to do it there hahaha. However, I’m sure it won’t be as difficult as you imagine if you haven’t added it before or blogged on most of the blogging platforms.
2. Name the folders on your PC as the post title
The second one of the simple things that will make life easier for bloggers is something you do like the first one. And as you read it, very easy to do, but you need to pay attention to it before finishing the post. By that, I mean if you write it and post it. However, you can write the post and add the title, but also name the folder that contains the pictures on the post by the post title.
Every post should have pictures. And if you name the folder that contains the pictures of that post. Then, you will be able to know each folder on your PC. Well, if you can do that, when it comes to updating the pictures or content, you will have an easy reach for them.
Also, this applies when moving from one hosting company to another or from one platform to another. You will sleep feeling good that you will get it back easily if something happens to the pictures.
Once you have a lot of posts and folders on your PC, it will be difficult for you to keep track of which folder. How messy it could get after that? I think having an organized PC means everything will be easy for you. Even if it’s only one picture or just a thumbnail. Don’t just name folders that contain a lot of pictures. Even for posts with one picture, name the folder with that post’s title.
Feeling organized also makes you feel good mentally, which is why I mentioned this among the simple things that will make life easier for bloggers. If you haven’t tried it, please give it a try and let me know. If you already doing it, good for you!
You can also organize the PC and folders as you feel comfortable and that makes it easy for you to know which folder for which post you know.
3. Use Google doc or word to write blog posts
Coming next on the simple things that will make life easier for bloggers is a tool. Well, it depends on which you prefer to use. However, Google Docs and Window’s software “Word” are awesome ways to help you write blog posts faster and I will explain why right now.
Well, if you are writing on WordPress, you will need to specify whether you need a paragraph or an image, or a heading. However, you can easily write and upload images on these two softwares. That will help you with writing and the time spent on each post. If you find this a struggle, then it makes your life easier.
There are more apps that you can use, but whatever works for you. If you feel comfortable using WordPress to write, then stick to it. But if you feel like you need to stop it from letting you choose first what to add. Then, this software will help you a lot.
You can just copy and paste to WordPress and you won’t have to deal with blocks anymore. But if you are okay with that, then stick to it. However, I added this to the simple things that will make life easier for that reason. And I have tried it, and it helps to write faster as well.
When you first use it. It might not be comfortable. That’s just because it’s new. And when you keep using it, it will be easy for you to write in there. Therefore, don’t worry about the first days of using the Doc or word to write blog posts.
4. Write down blog posts ideas every time
Coming to the last one of the simple things that will make life easier for bloggers. Well, I’m going, to be honest, I wasn’t doing this until I realize how important it is. Probably, a few weeks ago and from that time until now, I’m doing it every time.
Make sure to write down every blog post idea you have on your mind, that’s what I meant by “every time”. Also, you need to keep getting ideas daily or every couple of days. You can already imagine how this will make your life 100% easier and this is something we all struggle with.
Every day, try to figure out blog posts and write down the ideas. Or if you get an idea during reading a book or talking to someone, make sure to write it down. Because that could be content for you even if you are not sure about it. Just write it and write the main important points.
If you just write the title, then it would be for nothing if you didn’t write down the main points or important things about the post. You will forget by the time you want to start planning it and things could get messy and can’t post something because of that.
Also, you can see why I mentioned the simple things that will make life easier for bloggers. You just pay attention to writing down the ideas and spend some time figuring out ideas every day. You don’t have to spend hours on it as you already have content on the blog.
If you wait until your next post day, trust me, things will be messy and you will be all over the place trying to figure out a post and write about it.
5. Organizing regularly
One thing that will make your life so much easier as a blogger. You will need to keep organizing regularly and that would make it easy for you to take other things. And I’m going to talk about it and how that can help you with that.
As you all know that working as bloggers. We do a lot of things. Such as downloading pictures. Edit videos and do so many things. And sometimes when we work, things might get messy during work time. That’s normal and happens to everyone, including me.
Well, for me, sometimes my files on my laptop are messy and the pictures as well. Therefore, we must keep things organized. So, if we leave it for a while, it will make things so much more difficult to deal with.
Trust me, that’s something we don’t need it. And you could get this in life in general. When you keep things organized regularly, it will be easy for you o deal with things. It works well with blogging and blog work.
Don’t wait so long to organize things. Whether pictures, files, or anything. Because it will be more complicated to work. And it will take more time to organize them. Just like anything in life and maybe you have already done this before.
6. Grammar check tools
This is one of the best things a blogger can get. It will make your writing so easy. You will be able to write easily. And this is something we do in our daily life, if not a few days a week. So, it’s important to have grammar check tools.
You can download it and use it for free. However, if you afford to buy one. That would be good. Because they will have more options. And that will help more with writing and make it super easy and quick for you to write.
Won’t have any struggles with writing. So, that means you took a big part in blogging and make it stress-free. Because so many bloggers would get a difficult time writing. Especially when you are new to the blogging world.
There are a lot of tools that you can download. A lot of people would use one tool. However, if you have something that you like. You don’t have to use something that you don’t like. Maybe it won’t have what you want. Therefore, make sure to research and find the tool for you.
Also, some people would download on the browser. There is no problem with that. But I’m sure you can find a software version that you can install on your PC or laptop. This way, wherever you write, it will help you with Grammar.
Conclusion of the simple things that will make life easier for bloggers
Well, these are the simple things that will make life easier for bloggers. I hope you guys find it helpful and enjoyed reading it. I would love to know what you guys think of these things and which ones you do on the list that make your life easier.
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