If you have not got into blogging yet, but people around you have, it’s only a matter of time before you do. Chances are high that there is at least one person among your family members or acquaintances that started out doing it as a hobby and developed their blog into a professional website complete with paid sponsors and a loyal following. Blogging is one of the most inexpensive marketing tools with an incredibly far reach on the planet today. Systems such as WordPress make it a snap, even for non-techie types.
There are so it many to blogging it’s hard to know where to begin. First of all, it’s the greatest place ever to showcase your talents and your thoughts. For a student graduating from college it pays to have a decent blog when venturing out into society as a motivated career individual. Potential employers scrutinize your blog looking for your personal character traits, work ethics, communication skills and your marketing abilities.
If you have an entrepreneurial attitude, a blog can be used to generate revenue streams based on niche markets. There are bloggers all over the globe, some younger that twenty that produce six-figure incomes by monetizing their blogs. You too can do this. WordPress is a free blogging platform that lets you do it all. The developers that love the system constantly come up with plugins that make it better for everyone.
Here are 6 of the latest, greatest plugins for WordPress:
User Profile Page
This very cool plugin allows you to add a profile for each user that readers can view by clicking on their name or avatar.
Are you a fan of MTV? This plugin gives you a way to embed your faves to make it really interesting for your audience.
Training Peaks Connect
This is perfect if you like to blog about fitness. The plugin lets you publish TrainingPeaks(dot)com workouts with ease.
Photo Wall FX
This plugin for WordPress is awesome for creating the most advanced Photo Walls anywhere without having any knowledge of flash.
If you are building a contact list, you must have this plugin. It automatically adds commentators to your email list when they highlight something on your blog.
Stout Google Calendar
This WordPress plugin takes the hassle out of customizing your Google calendar. It allows you to edit the colors and options from within your Admin panel.