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You have already picked out a good template that will work for what your blogging about. I would check some of the images that aren't loaded on your side board and easy up on all the badges. Move your About Me section, Facebook/Google Connect Plugin towards the top of your side bar. You want your readers to be able to find those 2 important areas immediately. Now they are at the very bottom. Other then that I like where you going with this.
Kirsten L Cisco said:I am learning how to blog my self .. I have my own blog/business. Though I started actual blogging .. I am an EMT and thought that I would concentrate on the life of an EMT MOM .. with some story's negative any personal information ( Privacy Laws and protection of people's personal life ) as well as a few reviews, advertisements and supports of other mom bloggers/business. Any other ideas .. please if you would not mind taking a look at my blog http://theemtmommy.blogspot.com and let me know .. please be honest.
I love to write how I speak .. there may be day's where I am just rambling and other days when I am being serious... regardless of which way you look at it... as long as it's YOU then it should stand out.. because if you think about it, We are all NOT a like ! ;)
I'm trying to make my blog stand out by my content. My big dream is for my blog to go viral!
I'm at momfever.com.
I am also very new to blogging and have enjoyed reading replies to this question. Some very good suggestions were given. My blog is definately different than a blog on parenting as it deals with mental health with one page dealing with child and adolescent mental health. Here's the link: ltmentalhealth.com
Does anyone know of widgets that can be added to the blog to increase its searchability on google
Your blog is a great resource for teaching first aid related topics. Great job and congrats on your first-aid kit for kids. You are on the right track.
The best way to increase searchability is to use keywords in your posts and meta-tags in your header (find this in the theme editor). To find out what people are searching on to find your site look at your site analytics. If you haven't set up an account do this right away. Google Analytics is a good option. With analytics you will see what keywords people used to find you.
Use the Google Keyword tool (just search for it) find out what keywords people are using to search for mental health. Watch for the keywords that get the highest number of searches. Those are the keywords you want to target for your articles.
Post often and of course comment on similar websites and blogs. Google loves regularly (read frequently) update blogs.
If you need more information or want some one-on-one help with finding and using the tools I mentioned feel free to ask. I'm more than happy to help.
I'm starting a new blog, MomBlogger101.com, to answer these kinds of questions for beginning bloggers.
Looks like Rich Single Mama offered some good advice! There's also a post on my blog about SEO Basics. It's a good place to start!