Help me Obi-Wan Kenobi!
Hello fellow anibloggers and any other knowledgeable individuals regarding WordPress web design, SEO, crediting, linking, and referencing work!
I am an amateur looking to do better work on my blog than what I have currently done to date. I have very much enjoyed the experience of writing on my blog and will continue to do so. I feel fairly confident in my writing skills and expressing my thoughts and opinions on a given matter. In school I spent years honing that writing craft, learning to incorporate various styles and ideas to improve my writing overall. Somehow I was lucky enough to earn a degree in English. I believe strongly that anything I write must be worthy content and quality content. If what I write is good, bad, ugly, funny, stupid is your decision to make. What I want is to give myself a better chance of presenting that information to the aniblogging community and the world at large. I seek constant improvement.
As part of that improvement I have begun reading various web based articles to better understand what it is that I am doing when I am blogging. If desire to know was enough than I would already know everything I need to know. Life is a learning process and blogging is another thing that I am eager to learn more about everyday. While proud that I was able to get a website up and running ish, I understand that my knowledge isn’t complete or well rounded.
Lets just say that my knowledge is casual, though I have used computers and technology for years. I was hoping that perhaps I could enlist some ideas or perhaps course work of some kind to better present the content I create. My budget is fairly limited.
I need your advice or input on the following subjects, web design within WordPress, SEO, linking/crediting/referencing others works. How do I optimize WordPress web design? How do I give myself the best chance at being found? Ergo wanting to know about SEO. What are the conventions around linking/crediting/referencing others works in the aniblogging community and just good old fashion of giving credit where credit is due? Is there something that I could start reading or learning from on a certain webpage? I would need something at a beginners level so I could best understand it.
My own web searches have left me confused, or simply chasing the white rabbit into something completely unknown. Though making discoveries in the process, it feels quite inefficient. I wanted to turn to my blogging seniors and veterans for help.
Any help or advice would be very helpful and much appreciated. Thank you for your help and concern in advance. I of course would be willing to clarify or explain more of my position in the comments below if you need to know more from me.