5 things I just now learned about blogging

Some blogging tips I learned from Midwest Writers Conference:

1. Readers love lists (so right off the bat, you know I’m exploiting this to test it out). On the other hand, “You won’t BELIEVE the SHOCKING TRUTH about INSERT CELEBRITY HERE” headlines don’t actually work too well.

2. Traffic goes up for posts with photos in them by about 30%, and by another 20% for videos.

3. WordPress is the best blogging platform for reasons I can’t be bothered to remember right now. But I use it anyway, so there’s that.

4. Linking to Facebook is probably worth it.

5. None of the above may necessarily be true in a year or two, or even tomorrow. It’s best to analyze your own traffic and decide what’s best for your blog.