As a blogger, what you need the most are: reader, engagement and traffic. These are the elements that a blogger should look forward to. With WordPress blogging platform, you can install the right plugin to get to the right aspect. Here are some plugins you may want to look into if you are a blogger.
When reader subscribe to your post comment, it not only encourage them to refer back to the comment and engage with you or the other reader, it also remind them of the very existence of the blog. Some great plugin such as Subscribe to Comments or Subscribe to Double-Opt-In Comments can help you ease this job.
Related post sometimes can be an idea for your next blog post. It recycle your old blog post and encourage reader to explore more after reading current post. This help guide your reader to navigate your blog. Some great plugin to help you, such as YARPP and WordPress Related Posts.
Everyone share something online nowadays. Sharing a news or blog post is the nomb, and your blog should have this features. Jetpack and Share Buttons by AddToAny has been the top choice of lots of bloggers.
Anti comment spam
Who doesn’t hate SPAM comment anyway. Spammer has been upgrading with the technology, an anti comment spam will help a lot not only for your blog, but also help prevent pinging your comment subscriber. Akismet, a plugin by Automattic has been the top-choice of many users and developers. Some other simple to use plugin such as Anti-spam too has becoming more prominent.
Whatever you blog niche, there always some questions regarding your expertise. Make sure your reader can get to your easily. Don’t make a maze for them, make sure your contact form and short and to the point. You can opt for the free and easy Contact Form 7 or a powerful premium Gravity Form.
These plugins should give you an idea where to head start your blog or even career as a blogger. One thing for sure, they all need practice to operate, so get some time and patient, sit back and get your hand on those plugins’ settings.