Well, what can I say that you do not already know about Hugh W. Roberts, I think his name says it all. I am above elated and happy when Hugh accepted the invite to do a post here on TRH. Please, you have to visit his social media links (see below). I am positive that you will be glad you did. I am an avid follower and reader of all his tips on blogging and have learned a lot from him.
Now sit back, have a cup of coffee (or tea if you prefer) and enjoy this wonderful blogging “recipe” prepared for us by Hugh.
I was rather taken aback when Esmé invited me to write a guest post for her blog. You see, I can’t cook. I’ve tried and even almost accidentally poisoned a very good friend with a pizza I baked. He was just getting over a very bad bout of flu and, thank goodness, his oven came off worse in my moment of good-doing, I watched my dreams of becoming a chef soon disappear, but then I discovered blogging.
I’ve been blogging since February 2014 and have come up with my very own blog recipe. All of the ingredients are free and don’t need to be in any particular order. You’re welcomed to follow my method if you want to.
To start, find a very large mixing bowl.
To it, add one Blogging platform (I used WordPress) and add the title of your blog to it.
Choose a theme you like and add it to the bowl.
Stir for one minute with your hands until the mixture sticks together and forms visitor’ peaks when you remove your hands.
Prepare an ‘about me’ page, and add it to the mixture.
Lightly fold the mixture together so that your ‘How to contact me’ page appears.
Prepare your first post and add at least one image. (Warning – ensure any image is not copyrighted, otherwise, your blog will fail to inflate).
Add at least one category to the mixture, ensuring it dissolves. If it fails to dissolve, then take it out of the mixing bowl and try another category.
Add up to six tags to the mixture and stir them in for at least one minute. (Warning – if you add between 7 and 13 tags to your mixture, then your blog post may confuse certain internet search engines. If you add 14 or more tags to the mixture, then your blog post may fail to show up on the WordPress Reader list).
For best results, leave the mixture for a few hours in the draft folder fridge before placing it into the scheduling baking tray. (If possible, leave the mixture to mature overnight).
While you are waiting for your mixture to mature, visit other blogs and read, like and comment on them.
Look for social media decorations you like the look of (I use Twitter, Flipboard and Stumble Upon) and add them to your mixture before publishing it.
When you are happy with your blog post mixture, schedule it or bake immediately. (Date and timing can vary and will become more relevant later on, but try and not bake two blog posts per day, as this may make some your readers feel overwhelmed).
Sit back and visit, read, like and comment on some more blog posts.
As soon as you hear a ‘ping’, check your blog post mixture and respond to any comments. (Failure to respond to comments may affect future blog post mixtures).
Keep checking for comments on a regular basis, ensuring you respond to them.
If anyone compliments you on the results of what you have created or shares your recipe, then be sure to thank them.
Hugh W. Roberts
Author, Blogger & Writer
Winner of Flash Fiction Rodeo Contest #1
Blog: Hugh’s Views And News
Latest Book: Glimpses
Books: Amazon Author Page
Flipboard: Hugh W. Roberts
StumbleUpon: Hugh Roberts