Ever heard a friend, coworker, or speaker casually use a word that everyone else in the room seemed to know? Leaving you feeling out of the loop and uninformed. As a newbie blogger, it’s easy to get lost in all the blogging lingo. Our Blogging A to Z series features essential blogging terms every beginning blogger should know. Check out Part 1 and Part 2 of the series.
Your Essential Blogging Terms
The Q’s of Blogging
Quora – a question and answer site that can serve as great place to generate blog topic ideas
The R’s of Blogging
RSS – stands for Really Simple Syndication. It allows readers to subscribe to your blog in their favorite reader like Bloglovin or Feedly.
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Registrar – a business that manages the reservations of your blog’s web address. Popular registrars include GoDaddy and NameCheap.
The S’s of Blogging
SEO – Search Engine Optimization refers to a technique used to increase the likelihood of your post being found online
Sidebar – a column of your blog’s layout that is either to the left or right of your blog post.
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Site Map – a file that includes a list of all the pages on your website
Squarespace – a platform to host your blog or website
Self-hosted – a blog that lives on its own server rather than at Google’s blogger or WordPress.com. You typically pay a hosting provider like Bluehost to house your blog’s file