Bling. Something to draw the eye. It’s always nice to add something visually stimulating to your blog.
You can upload your own photos, or you can find free images to use. WordPress partnered with Zemanta, a company which provides images that are free of copyright infringement. Once you turn on Zemanta in your WordPress settings, a widget appears on the right side of your screen while you are writing your post and it offers you suggested images based on the words you type. The lovely image of the sunset is one provided by Zemanta and is based on the phrase “copyright infringement.”
An important part of developing and maintaining your blog will be including new content. If you want people to keep coming back, there needs to be something new for them to read. You might want to spend a day writing a few potential future posts to use to fill in later down the road in case you don’t have something fresh on you mind that you want to post.
A really nice thing about using WordPress is that it has the “QuickPress” area where you can write your posts and save them as a drafts for future publishing. Again I can’t thank my daughter enough for pointing me toward this great website.