Questions about WordPress… For me? I’m honored!

Well I am definitely honored that my inbox is filling up with such kind and sincere comments, along with some WordPress questions… for me! What!?

I just want say THANK YOU to those who’ve taken the time to comment on certain posts. I really am touched by so many wonderful reply’s to my site 🙂 about the set-up process, I am still in the beginning stages and honestly… I didn’t even see some of the comments because I don’t know how to separate spam from legit bloggers! HA!

I still have so many questions myself so I thought I would post an answers and questions article to share some feedback.

A&Q:

A. I made my site through a free WordPress theme (twenty ten) but then later purchased a package that included my domain name and some advanced customized options. This is how I change my fonts, backgrounds and header images now. There are a few more options with purchased themes.

Q. I still don’t know if I can use certain social plugins on WordPress.com, which is what I have. WordPress.com vs WordPress.org=is it worth it? There are more plugins on .org but you lose followers by switching and it’s not free.

A. You can still do a very nice website FREE through WordPress.com it just depends on what you want to do with your website.

Q. RSS feed? I’m still unsure about this. How do I give someone my RSS feed through another blog site?

A. You can follow my site and receive emails if you are subscribed. I do have a follow button but not an email subscribe option. Again, I don’t know if I can get that plugin on wp.com. My boyfriend didn’t have a blog so he had to create a Gravatar to follow through email. I’m not sure this site is available to other hosting sites through email unless you sign up with WordPress.

Thanks so much for all the feedback and wonderful comments. Hopefully some other fellow bloggers can help us out! 🙂

 

 

 

Keywords, widgets and tags… Oh my!! I need some help with my WordPress site

~Writers block has hit me hard this week and my blog posts have been few and far between. I’ve really started digging into my WordPress functions and I’m a bit overwhelmed. Spending a lot of time looking into SEO options and figuring out how to optimize my site views has left me feeling confused and slightly frustrated.

And the writing journey continues! 🙂 Building my website is all part of the learning process.

It turns out I’ve been using my keywords all wrong. I don’t have a plugins option and my site is quite limited. Has anyone else had this problem and can you help me out?

Here is what I’ve learned so far:

-Keywords have to appear in the title of a post and also appear in the URL and you have to optimize your keywords so people can find you. Tags in your article have to match your keywords as well and you can have all of this done automatically by upgrading the SEO.

In the dashboard of my WP site I don’t have a plugins link so I purchased another hosting site to upgrade my SEO. I now have a site called thetinywriter.ca through Godaddy.com

-I have widgets that I really like on my WordPress site that don’t appear on new hosting site and I don’t think they’re transferable. I also don’t think my custom settings I’ve purchased from WP can transfer either.

I’m stumped!

I know I have to link the two URL’s together but the settings aren’t working. I’m thinking I need a different hosting site OR I need to know how to upgrade my SEO through WordPress.

I’m really not computer savvy so this is the part of my journey where I need to ask for help. And now there’s weird links on random words throughout my site. I don’t know what I did??

Can anyone help me with this? I would really like to improve my site. I will repay you with a virtual hug and a shoutout!! 🙂 Thanks!! And Happy writing! ❤