All About Slugs (Not the Slimy Kind)

Useful information for all bloggers!

The Daily Post

When we start writing a new post, WordPress automatically creates a URL for the post using our blog’s address, the date, and post title. Great, now you don’t have to worry about your post’s URL, right? All taken care of.

Not quite. You don’t need to lose sleep over your post URLs, but paying some attention to the post slug — the bit of the URL after the address and date — can have a nice traffic payoff.

“I’m still not sure what a slug is!”

The slug is the bit of your post’s (or page’s) URL that describes what that specific post is about. Here’s the URL of this post, with the slug in bold:

http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2014/08/15/post-slugs/

If I’d used the URL that WordPress auto-generated for me based on the post title, the slug would have been:

http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2014/08/15/all-about-slugs-not-the-slimy-kind/

They both get the job done, but one…

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Polling Station

As part of my Blogging University (BU) tasks, I have to create a poll to gain insight from readers and, hopefully, potential followers.

So, here goes.

 

Ok, I confess I am bit of a narcissist, but I am a healthy one. Yes, healthy narcissism is a thing.

I have also come up with some theme days as was suggested in one of the earlier BU classes, if I may call them so. And I have turned my ideas in to a poll. If you have any other better suggestions, please feel free to leave a comment.

 

 

Note from the Authoress

I am not new to blogging but I have not blogged for almost 2 years now. Criminal, I know! So I have set out to change that and start writing again, with a fresh blog. A do-over.

Actually, I now have two blogs. First I was debating where I should keep my blog: WordPress or Blogger? I loved how gorgeous all the themes on WordPress are but the lack of free customisation was quite a dampener. And that was Blogger’s advantage; customise to your heart’s content! So the final decision went in favour of Blogger.

But I don’t wanna give up this blog either! So I have now decided that the best thing to do is to have two blogs. I will consider it an attempt to make up for the last 2 years of blogging inactivity. And I will let these two blogs develop as separate entities, perhaps showcasing different sides of my persona. I will also not advertise one at the place of the other.

Let’s see how this experiment goes!