A blogger’s checklist is something useful to have if you plan on starting your own blog. Sometimes we get ahead of ourselves, but if we have something to remind us of things we need to do before posting, we will be able to post better blogs. Here is a list of things that I do before I post blog posts on my blog.
- · Title is catchy
- · Proofread the post
- · Check the links to ensure they are working
- · Select the appropriate categories
- · Images are added
- · Images have meta information
- · Keywords are added
- · Meta information is added
- · Keywords in the post are not overused
- · Post explains the point you were trying to get across
- · Sources are noted
Those are the things you need to check for before you post your new post to your blog. Make sure that you fill out all of the information for your keywords, meta description, and tags. This is what will help you rank in the search engines. Most all blogs will have this option. If yours does not, you should consider installing a plugin that will give you the option. You should also save the post as a draft and open the links in your post to ensure that they are working and not broken.
If you are using images from another website, you need to make sure you quote the sources of the images. You need to provide the credit to them. You also need to add the meta information to your images as well. This will also help you in the search engines.
Take time to focus on your keyword. Make sure it is not overused and if you are using a keyword phrase, make sure you are using it correctly. You should also research keywords before using them to ensure they rank high if you are going for SEO.
If you are just blogging for the fun of it, you don’t have to worry much about SEO. Just have fun and blog away!