I’ve tried several different blog systems already but whenever I’m setting up a new blog for one of my customers, WordPress is the right choice. The WordPress community provides you with endless documentation, support and technically all the information you need for customizing your blog. Not only is WordPress easy to use (even if you’re not familiar with web technologies at all) but also extremely easy to customize and extend with plugins. Find my curation of 5 essential WordPress plugins that will help you get the most out of your WordPress Blog from the beginning on.
Social networks are a great way to bound your blog’s visitors and make them returning visitors. Facebook is with no doubt the biggest social network and therefore the most common way to connect to your blog’s visitors. Most blog owners have a related Facebook page where they publish their posts, media or other related news (my blogs are no exception).
I remember how I started my first photography related Facebook Fan Page a couple of years ago. Having only a few hundred fans I still earned that reputation I was seeking. Back then you didn’t have in depth insights for your Facebook page but I still saw a lot of fans engaging with my content. If somebody gave me that thumb up for my page he’d be engaging in the future for sure.