When I started blogging, I was a lost puppy. I didn’t know what to do, how to do or where anything went. I desperately Googled what could help me be successful and I started applying what I learned.
I was fortunate enough to find a job that paid me (yes, PAID) to learn how to blog. They were a six figure company consulting and doing DFY (done for you services) to increase blog and social media viewership and I was lucky enough to learn from them. I am thinking about creating a series of some of the things I learned, created and taught. Once I’m done with my 90 Days of Christmas series & Thanksgiving series, I think that will be next 🙂
Anyway, as I’m going through a blogging challenge right now, I started to notice what other plugins bloggers are using. Maybe its the analytical side of me? But haven’t you ever been interested in what Susie Q is doing and how she’s doing it? Yep, me too. And I noticed a trend with quite a few of them with the types of plugins that are used on WordPress blogs.
There is a trend and I’ll talk about the 5 different types right now.
Easy WordPress Plugins For Mommy Bloggers
In this video I’ll talk about the 5 specific wordpress plugins for mommy bloggers and I use and I’ll link to them below. PS – Somehow I have managed to make my video record me in reverse. I am trying to figure out how to fix it – if you know how to fix it, please please please let me know!
- Social Sharing Plugin – How can you expect to bring views back to your website if people aren’t allowed to share content they think is share worthy?
- Image Widget – Share a picture of you in your widget and link it back to your “About Me” page.
- Analytics – If you can’t monitor how much traffic you’re getting, where your traffic is coming from and how long they are staying on your site, you won’t be able to
The plugins that I mentioned in the video:
- Google Analytics – There are a lot to choose from, but this is one I use. Find one that works for you and that you understand.
- WordPress SEO by Yoast
- Image Widget
Something I didn’t mention in the video is that you should probably when looking at widgets see the last time they were updated.
Items that are updated within a year, I usually keep. Anything over that and I tend to look for something else because that means they are monitoring their coding or files or anything like that and I don’t want anything happening to my blog because of that. Make sure you keep an eye on that.
Feel free to ask any questions you might have and I’d be happy to answer them in the comment below and if a lot of people ask – I might create a video around it in the series.
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