How to succeed at blogging

My new book on how to build up a blog has just been published and is now available at Amazon worldwide.

If you have a blog, this book will show you dozens of tried and tested ways to bring viewers to your site and keep them engaged.

It contains over 150 clear, sharp and highlighted screen shots together with easy-to-read text and action plans that will take you through the process of making your blog better.

  • Do you want to get more viewers for your blog?
  • Do you want to set up a blog but worry that you might not get much traffic?

You can get guaranteed results to build a loyal and growing readership by using the action plans in this book to start to build up a wider audience for your posts.

Sections include:

  • Discovering the hidden parts of WordPress that can transform your blog.

  • The nuts and bolts of writing great posts and headlines.

  • Using pictures and galleries effectively to attract readers, including sources of quality free images for you to use.

  • The realities of search engine optimization today.

  • The massive importance of linking your site into social media, including the huge benefits of often overlooked websites.

  • A wide range of tactics to add authority to your site and increase engagement.

All the methods used in this book can be easily implemented for free or at low cost and will make a big difference to your blog.

Blogging on a self-hosted website can massively increase your personal and professional profile. Social media isn’t enough to make you stand out and you don’t own your social media profile but a self-hosted site belongs to you.

This book is aimed primarily at self-hosted WordPress bloggers but a lot of it is applicable to hosted WP and other blogging systems as well, although much of it is specific to self-hosted WP.

WordPress has become the industry standard for blogging and many other types of website. Version 3.8 of WordPress was launched at the end of 2013 and it saw a lot of changes to the system, particularly in the overall look which received a major makeover. This book will keep you bang up to date with those changes.

The new version of WordPress has been downloaded more than 10 million times. WP powers well over 20% of the total number of sites on the web and that share is growing all the time. You can build simple or complex sites with WordPress and there’s a huge industry grown up around the framework.

Make The Most Of Your Posts: The clear illustrated guide to using WordPress posts effectively for blogging success is available at Amazon worldwide.

About the author

Roger Packer is an experienced writer, blogger and journalist who runs a popular blog about writing and publishing at

He is a WordPress consultant who has been using WordPress to develop websites for almost 10 years. His books offer a new approach to technical subjects, with clear, well illustrated and easy-to-understand guides written in plain English.