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Guest: How to Bake The Perfect Blog Post

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Well, what can I say that you do not already know about Hugh W. Roberts, I think his name says it all.  I am above elated and happy when Hugh accepted the invite to do a post here on TRH.  Please, you have to visit his social media links (see below).  I am positive that you will be glad you did. I am an avid follower and reader of all his tips on blogging and have learned a lot from him.
Now sit back, have a cup of coffee (or tea if you prefer) and enjoy this wonderful blogging “recipe” prepared for us by Hugh.
I was rather taken aback when Esmé invited me to write a guest post for her blog. You see, I can’t cook. I’ve tried and even almost accidentally poisoned a very good friend with a pizza I baked. He was just getting over a very bad bout of flu and, thank goodness, his oven came off worse in my moment of good-doing, I watched my dreams of becoming a chef soon disappear, but then I discovered blogging.
How To Bake The Perfect Blog Post
I’ve been blogging since February 2014 ad have come up with my very own blog recipe. All of the ingredients are free and don’t need to be in any particular order. You’re welcomed to follow my method if you want to.
To start, find a very large mixing bowl.
To it, add one Blogging platform (I used WordPress) and add the title of your blog to it.
Choose a theme you like and add it to the bowl.
Stir for one minute with your hands until the mixture sticks together and forms visitor’ peaks when you remove your hands.
Prepare an ‘about me’ page, and add it to the mixture.
Lightly fold the mixture together so that your ‘How to contact me’ page appears.
Prepare your first post and add at least one image. (Warning – ensure any image is not copyrighted, otherwise, your blog will fail to inflate).
Add at least one category to the mixture, ensuring it dissolves. If it fails to dissolve, then take it out of the mixing bowl and try another category.
Add up to six tags to the mixture and stir them in for at least one minute. (Warning – if you add between 7 and 13 tags to your mixture, then your blog post may confuse certain internet search engines. If you add 14 or more tags to the mixture, then your blog post may fail to show up on the WordPress Reader list).
For best results, leave the mixture for a few hours in the draft folder fridge before placing it into the scheduling baking tray. (If possible, leave the mixture to mature overnight).
While you are waiting for your mixture to mature, visit other blogs and read, like and comment on them.
Look for social media decorations you like the look of (I use Twitter, Flipboard and Stumble Upon) and add them to your mixture before publishing it.
When you are happy with your blog post mixture, schedule it or bake immediately. (Date and timing can vary and will become more relevant later on, but try and not bake two blog posts per day, as this may make some your readers feel overwhelmed).
Sit back and visit, read, like and comment on some more blog posts.
As soon as you hear a ‘ping’, check your blog post mixture and respond to any comments. (Failure to respond to comments may affect future blog post mixtures).
Keep checking for comments on a regular basis, ensuring you respond to them.
If anyone compliments you on the results of what you have created or shares your recipe, then be sure to thank them.
Hugh W. Roberts
Author, Blogger & Writer
Winner of Flash Fiction Rodeo Contest #1
Blog: Hugh’s Views And News
Latest Book: Glimpses
Books: Amazon Author Page
Twitter: @HughRoberts05
Flipboard: Hugh W. Roberts
StumbleUpon: Hugh Roberts

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149 thoughts on “Guest: How to Bake The Perfect Blog Post”

  1. An entertaining read, certainly. Hugh, I’m chronically confused by the interplay of WPdotcom (the free one) and WPdotorg (the pay for it one). I’ve been looking a good tutorial that would let me compare. And suggestions?

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  3. I love this recipe, Hugh, especially the “letting the mixture rest and mature” part, something I rarely do. For sure not a “recipe for disaster”; I’ll try to stick to the ingredient list a bit more in the future to avoid getting burned! 🙂

    • Hi Liesbet – glad to meet you, and welcome to my blog and Hugh’s post. I have said it before, I am addicted to his posts and ingredients. Always something new to test out. May I ask if you would be interested to tell us about your Roaming about and then I showcase it here?

      • Thanks for the invite, Esme! My life less ordinary consists of being a full-time nomad for almost 15 years, ever since I left Belgium in 2003 for what became indefinitely instead of temporarily. Currently, my husband and I have been house and pet sitting all over the US and we recently bought a camper van to have a roof above our heads in between house sits and for future adventures. Freedom, travel and writing is what I live for. Check out my last blog for a feel of how a normal year looks like these days:
        Before 2015, we lived, sailed and worked on our own sailboat for eight years in the Caribbean and the Pacific and before that, we lived in a small RV throughout North and Central America. I could put a “recipe for success” together about how to feasibly and affordably live a life less ordinary. I’ll send you an email and you can write me the specifics and deadline, if that works.

        • This sounds amazing – Please check my about page, I just added a ‘contact me’ there, and hope it will work, so try it out and then I can send you whatever information you require or need. No deadline, you do your post as and when you can and send it over and then I publish it on the next available open date. Looking forward to hear from you.

  4. Hi, Esme – You have great taste in Guest Hosts – thank you for featuring Hugh today.
    Hi, Hugh – What a brilliant post – so many ‘pearls’ of wisdom there!

  5. Absolutely brilliant Hugh, you clever man. And Esme, what a treat to see Hugh here! For all we know Hugh could be jumpstarted now to writing a mystery bake-off thriller after this! 🙂 <3

  6. Well who knew? Roberts the Cook. What a star baker. Interesting his recipe doesn’t call for a topping of hugs. Maybe it’s a calorie thing for January. Hugh Hugs are notoriously morish.

  7. Enjoyed your light and fluffy, baking instructions, Hugh. I even learned something new which is a cherry-on-top to my future cooking skills. Didn’t know about the max amount of tags to use for good baking results and not to bake 2 posts per day. Love the presentation. <3 Thank-you Esme for sharing Hugh's culinary skills. 🙂

  8. I always enjoy Hugh’s always insightful and often helpful posts. In fact, just yesterday, I followed his “recipe” for adding a Contact Me page to my blog (something I’ve been meaning to do for over a year) and the results were yummy!


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