All right, let’s get to it. I’m going to use my own website as an example. You ready? Here we go. Okay, what you’re looking at is the login for our website. So I’m going to log in, you have to have either a contributor status, author status, or editor status in order to blog post. So what I’m going to do is go to posts, add new, and I’m going to add my title. “This is a test post for a video.” And then I’m going to go to visual, so I have text here which I can use if I want to, but visual is what we call a WYSIWYG editor. It’s what you see is what you get. And that’s where we want to be, so it’s sort of like a Word document. “Hi, this is Valerie V., join me for a show on how to blog post.”
All right, now if I wanted to add a link, I could highlight the text I want to link. I can go here. I can type in whatever link I want. Let’s see. LinkedIn.com. I’m not really going to that. Anyway, I can link to anything I want. You don’t have to put in links. If you want to make something bold, all you have to do is go like, you know, highlight whatever text you want. You can hit bold. You can make it italics. You can make it … we’re right now, we’re in paragraph mode. I wanted to make it bigger, I could use one of these. So there’s all kinds of things you can do here. If you want to add an image … in my case, for this website, I go to add image, I pick an image, scroll down, make sure I align it the way I want, right? I’m not linking it to anything, and the size is going to be a medium. And there she is.
I always want to pick a category, sometimes I pick two or three. Do not pick all of them, that will not help you. Tags, I just put in one or two tags. Set featured image, you definitely want to do this in WordPress so that it shows up correctly on social media. So I picked the same image that I put in my post. And then down here, I’m going to put in … this is my SEO. My title tag is going to be “Home Care Marketing and Blog Posting,” something like that. Description, “Valerie V. shows us how to blog-” Whoops, ” … how to blog post.” And then I want to put something similar … actually this should be a little longer in my excerpt area.