Starting your own blog can be overwhelming.  At least it was for me.  Even after all my training in web design, I had no clue what I was going to blog about.  And that can be frustrating.  But I’ve got you covered.  But first, we are going to finish setting up your blog.

In this post, we are going to be going over the Writing settings.

WordPress Writing Settings

This is your Writing Settings Window in your backend menu.  There is really not much you will be doing in these settings but I want you to see what it is.  

Default Post Catagory – Now you don’t have to do anything here.  But I always set it up.  I don’t like things going into uncategorized, because of how I set up my menu.  But, this is a decision you will have to make.  I have a section in my Keto site that has all my blog posts so I made that category so that it would list every post that I make on that site.

Now after saying that I want to let you know that you can assign each post to a separate category and also to multiple categories.  It is a simple process and we will go over that in-depth later.

I am not going to go over the Post Via Email setting.  It is not something I recommend using and it is just easier post from your phone via the WordPress app.  To be honest I have never even used this setting.  But here is an article that goes over it nicely.  

Default Post Format

Now, there are several different formats you can use when posting the articles that you write for your blog.  But, I leave mine on Standard for ease of use.  I change it when necessary if I have a post that I am doing.  But standard usually fits for everything.  I would, however, stick with Standard for the Default Post format.

Your content goes here. Edit or remove this text inline or in the module Content settings. You can also style every aspect of this content in the module Design settings and even apply custom CSS to this text in the module Advanced settings.

These are the other formats that WordPress has as options.  

  • Standard – The default post format
  • Aside – A note like post, usually styled without title.
  • Gallery – A gallery of images.
  • Link – A link to another site.
  • Image – An image or photograph
  • Quote – A quotation.
  • Status – Twitter like short status update
  • Video – A post containing video
  • Audio – An audio file.
  • Chat – A chat transcript

If you still don’t know what your site is going to be about or even what you plan on calling it check out:

Picking your Niche and Choosing your Domain name.