I am very, very new to blogging. And honestly, I was very confused at first. But thanks to WordPress the confusion was diminished.
I still have lots to learn, and I know it. Like for example, how to get more traffic and make at least a somewhat sustainable income from my blog. And a bunch of other stuff too.
There are many things I love about WordPress. Here’s a short list of what and why:
1.) The ability to schedule a blog post.
I have read many, many articles that say treat your blog like a business. And you know what it makes complete sense. If you want to make money from your blog, you have to treat it like more than just a hobby or fun pass time. Now, the things with businesses is that they are run in an orderly fashion, they are organized and they run on schedules. They don’t just open shop at 2:00 AM whenever inspiration strikes. Well same thing with a blog, there needs to be consistency. The scheduling tool on wordpress allows you to do that, without constantly being stuck on your computer.
You write your blog post, edit it and double-check it then hit schedule for whatever time and date you wish it to be published. (Take for example this post. It was written on Wednesday October 18th 2017 at about 5:00 PM. But It was not published until Thursday October 19th at 8:00 AM) Why did I do this? Because I am on a schedule, and I don’t have time on Thursday mornings to write a blog post. Thursday mornings I do volunteer work. It would be completely impossible for me! That is why I love the ability to schedule posts, and the best part is that you can schedule more than one post. So… if you want… you can schedule blog posts for the entire week, month, or even year (If you’re up to it) in just one or two nights!
2.) The “Buy it Button”
As an aspiring artist I need a shop. But I haven’t really found a place to set up my art yet, in person that is. The Buy it button is perfect for me because I get to set up a virtual shop, link it to my paypal and sell my art!
3.) It’s a lot easier to get viewers
So… as an aspiring author, writer and artist it can be super difficult to get views. Like I knew it’d be hard, but not so hard. But thanks to WordPress, I got my first follower in a matter of a few hours! I could not believe it, I was so happy! Now, it has not been easy, but it’s getting there.
4.) Everything is just so easy!
I am just in love with everything WordPress has to offer. It’s so easy to upload pictures, it has a neat and clean writing center with the most common options like bold, italic, etc. You can also hook up your FB account so that when you post on WP it also posts on FB! The actual blog setup was a breeze (except for when I’d decide to change themes God knows how many times, but that was 100% on me)
Well there you have it. Top reasons why I absolutely love WP. But if you are going to use it is completely up to you.