Now that you have your theme in place and your plug-ins activated, it’s time to put together your content. First, make sure that you have all your e-mail addresses correct in all the right places in your WordPress Installation. Go ahead and test the E-Mail system, by sending yourself test E-Mails, especially the “Contact Us“ E-Mail system.
Next, it’s time to write content until your brain fails or …..go find the content to start your Blog with. You need to go Google the web for Blogging content from any open source you can find. Search the keywords, Blog, Blogger, Blogging or whatever keywords are relevant to your niche. Make sure that you can use the content on your website, this is very important!
Skip all the stories you have heard about using dual content, and about how Google will black list your Blog and all other such, “we’re going to hang you out to dry” stories. To start with, just fill your “homepage” with content. When you ping your Blog with the search engines, trust me, they will pick-up your Blog. In other words, get on with it. It should take about two hours to do this. Give it three, so that you can get the feel of how the WordPress Software works.
Now that you have your content in place, you are ready to work with images. Make sure that all of your images are numbered, it will be much easier for you to manage, and the convenience of management will far outweigh any benefit that you would receive from the search engine bots indexing by name instead of by number. Don’t sweat it!
Again, get on with it.
The content that you have in place to kick off your Blog is called “Pillar Content”. You should avoid using “Meta Tags” for now: they won’t do you any good. The absence of Meta Tags is also a great way to track your “Pillar Content” when it comes time for you to remove it from your Blog.
Don’t get me wrong, you can sit there and take a week to place your own content in place, however there is so much more that you have to do. I find it counter productive.
Next week get ready to become a Blogger!