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WordPress is an excellent CMS and one of the most popular blogging platforms available. WordPress is free, open-source, extremely extendable and it gives the clients control over the content of their own website. It is quite user-friendly, it provides flexibility, you can use hundreds of plugins and last but not least it has a huge support community. With all those positive attributes how can you not simply like it. However it can be a little bit different for your clients. While you are probably fully comfortable in managing, editing, and adding content, most of your clients probably will be regular people not technically savvy and may find WordPress hard to use. So part of our job would be to make things easier for these people for their better overall user experience with WordPress.

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Blogs are everywhere. Blogs are about literally everything. People write a blog for a variety of reasons, as an ongoing diary or commentary by an individual, to promote a business, as a way to reflect on life or for a plenty of other reasons. Blogs are a great to express your opinions and attitudes, but when writing a blog you have millions of competitors. In order to build an audience, you have to avoid few things that can seriously hamper your progress toward your goal.

1. Uninteresting Posts

Before you start your blog, think about your goals you want to accomplish. Define your target readership and don’t forget that your future readers are common, real people and that you need to write posts that people enjoy reading and they will reward you by returning to your blog regularly. Getting the visitors is easy, making them your regular visitors is hard. Write in a conversational style and on one particular topic. Don’t worry about blog traffic but focus on quality contents.

2. Ignoring Search Engines Optimization

You should follow a basic but important search engines optimization tips that will make your page perfectly optimized like:
-Your blog URL should contain the primary keyword you want to optimize for.
-You should use your primary keywords in the title of your post and your secondary keywords in the body of your post.
-You should use your keywords in the anchor text of links in the body of your posts.

3. Off to a Vacation Every Week!

Write often and write regularly so readers and search engines will visit your blog more often, post on weekdays, because there are more readers and than post on weekends, because there are fewer new posts. Even if you keep a low pace of posts, say 5 posts per week still be available for your readers most of the time.

4. Terrible Design

There are two things that your blog design should not be: complicated and visually unappealing. If your blog design is complicated it will make readers distracted from reading your content. It also can slow down loading and will drive impatient visitors away. But if your blog design is simple and visually appealing it will be more attractive to your regular readers and also you can submit it to some CSS gallery site that feature great designs and get some extra traffic from there too.

5. Not Spreading the Word About Your Blog

Don’t just post on your blog and leave it like that. Comment on blogs, write useful content and make good friends on forums, submit articles and post a reviews to newsgroups. You must work a little bit harder and be active to generate traffic, read lots of other blogs, leave trackbacks, simply you should become part of the community.

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Few months ago for some reason Mayank wrote a post about stretching. After the initial amazement from the unusual post and the video there (I just wish all of the presenters were women :)) my thoughts began to swirl. There are many tutorials that can teach a beginner how to write a good blog post but there are also few important things about writing that even the experienced bloggers seem to forget.
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I was noticing that lot of twitterers were asking questions from their followers and then they copy those quotes from them and they create a comprehensive post out of it. The beauty of these posts is that the blogger itself doesn’t write that much and they get some real valuable content. Apart from that, its wonderful for readers as they get to know the perspective of various other people who might be interesting to connect with.

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There are lot of e-books available for free on blogging, however this collection is a wonderful list which features 10 free e-books on blogging, seo, link building etc. I’m sure you’ll find all these books as a wonderful resource.

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bbPress and WordPress are both from Automattic Inc., so it’s doesn’t take rocket science to figure out that they can be integrated quite easily with each other. It’s one of the advantage of choosing bbPress over various other free and commercial forum softwares. In this guide we’ll tell you that how you can easily integrate bbPress with WordPress.

After you’ve setup bbPress on your web host, the next major step is to integrate WordPress with it. Although, it may not be necessary depending on the way you run your blog. If you are the sole writer at your blog then you may be simply leave the integration part. You can treat both sections as two different websites.

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