Why There Is No Such Thing as Blogging Vocabulary (What to Learn Instead)
Learning and understanding blogging terms and blogging vocabulary it's a crucial aspect of not only starting a blog but also running a successful and profitable one. Not only is it important to know blogging terminology but it is also imperative to learn its processes.
As a former nurse, medical terminology was the foundation of my nursing practice. Now, the same concept applies to my blogging business.
However, it isn't enough to learn “blogging vocabulary?”
Understanding how blogging terms interconnect and comprehending its processes ensures you use them to their full potential. Implementing effective blogging strategies requires the use and combination of multiple blogging concepts.
For instance, learning the definition of email marketing won’t do you much good if you don’t also learn about opt-ins (and how to create a great one), sales funnels (and how to implement one), and what the best email marketing companies for bloggers are.
But, first things first….
Is there such thing as blogging Vocabulary?
Well, the truth is… blogging vocabulary isn’t just about blogging. Successful and profitable blogging consist of a collection of terms that go far beyond blogging itself.
Blogging vocabulary steps into other areas, which without their ability to merge, blogging wouldn’t be able to flourish or even exist.
Some of those areas include coding, technology, monetization, business, marketing, social media, and graphic design.
So, let's take a closer look…
Code and Technology Vocabulary
One of the hardest things for me throughout my blogging journey was learning code. I am far from an expert in coding. However, learning the basics has allowed me to have more control over some aspects of my blog, such as my website design.
Code is computer language. It is what goes on behind the scenes in computing, resulting the what you see in the “front-end” when you use your computer.
Everything in computing is created with coding. Facebook, phone apps, your favorite websites, your blog, it all works with code.
Although it isn't necessary to become a coding expert, learning coding terminology and basic computer codes will help make a world of a difference.
Examples of related coding terms:
Monetization Vocabulary and Strategies
People often question whether it’s possible to make money blogging or if it’s simply a hobby. Well, depending on how you approach it, blogging can, in fact, be a powerful money-maker.
Blogging can not only provide you with a small extra income, but it can turn into a full-blown business for those who pursue it full-force.
Learning and understanding all of the blogging monetization concepts and and their strategies can definitely set you up for monetary success.
But again, making money from your blog would be almost impossible if you don't learn and implement important blogging terms related to monitazation.
Examples of monitazation blogging terms:
- affiliate marketing
- sponsor post
The minute your blog begins to generate any kind of income, it has now become a business. How you go about it depends solely on you.
Understanding your options and learning the business side of your blog it is crucial for long-term blog growth. This will ensure that not only you know how to scale your business but that you also protect your assets.
As your blog starts to grow, you will most likely begin to seek opportunities to work and collaborate with companies. That's one of the many reasons why is important to learn some business concepts and terminology.
Examples of business terminology as it relates to blogging:
- media kits
- beta testing
- sales pitch
- Legal Templates
Anyone who plans on running a successful and profitable blog will definitely be learning about different types of marketing.
Marketing is the process by which you attract and convince potential clients/ customers as to why they should invest in your products or services.
Whether it is selling your own ebooks and ecourses or putting affiliate links in your weekly newsletters, marketing is working behind the scenes.
Two common and essential marketing processes in blogging are affiliate marketing and email marketing.
Not only are they extremely important in running a successful and profitable blog but they both entail a great amount of strategy and understanding.
Examples marketing terminology for blogging:
- sales funnels
- sales lead
- call to action
- email sequences
- affiliate links
- affiliate disclosure
- conversion rate
Search Engine Optimization
Search Engine Optimization or SEO, is the practice of increasing the quantity and quality of traffic to your website through organic search engine results.
Learning SEO terminology as it relates to blogging and how to apply it to your blog is the single best investment of your time and money.
Knowing what to do in order to help your content rank in the first page of Google Search results is the ultimate goal for a successful blog.
Blogging vocabulary as it relates to SEO:
- Domain Authority
- Google Analytics
- Link Juice
Social Media Terminology
Social media comes with its set of benefits for bloggers. So, it is a no-brainier that learning social media lingo as it pertains to blogging is a smart idea.
However, not all social media platforms are created equal when it comes to blogging. In fact, Pinterest, is the only other source of high traffic to a lot of bloggers (including myself) besides Google.
With that said, figuring out how to use Pinterest, plus it's tips and tricks, doesn’t come easy.
If you are interested about learning all about Pinterest and increase your blog traffic substantially, check out The Best Pinterest Courses for Bloggers (Beginner to Advanced).
Examples of social media vocabulary:
- shadow banning
- rich pins
- Pinterest group boards
- Tailwind tribes
- Facebook groups
- Instagram stories
- Instagram and Facebook live.
Graphic Design Terminology
I can promise you I won’t be designing the next Kardashian website anytime soon!
However, this I can tell you. The graphic design skills I’ve acquired throughout my blogging journey have allowed me to customize my blog to my liking.
In addition, graphic design abilities come in handy when creating images for my social media handles (especially Pinterest Pins). Of course, thanks to tools such as Canva, graphic design can be a breeze.
Examples of code and graphic design as it relates to blogging:
- parent themes and child themes
- stylesheet (css)
- Genesis Framework
Overwhelmed by Blogging Vocabulary and Terminology?
All in all, it is not all black and white in the blogging world. There are a lot of gray areas in between that need to be studied, learned, and tested along the way of your blogging journey.
It used to take weeks even months for bloggers to locate and research all of the blogging vocabulary and terminology needed to start and run a blog.
But, all of that changed when I created Blogcabulary Plus…
I took it upon myself a few years ago to compile ALL of the blogging terminology (340+ terms to be exact). Not just blogging terminology and vocabulary, but its counterparts, concepts, and process that bloggers where in need of learning.
Having been at that place myself I knew exactly what I had to do… and that was to make sure that no one went through the hassle and blogging research overwhelm again!
That’s where Blogcabulary Plus (The Ultimate Blogging Terminology, Reference, and Resource Book) was born.
Blogcabulary Plus isn't a blogging “dictionary” with alphabetical words that have no correlation to one another.
Blogcabulary Plus is unique in the sense that it's the only book of its kind where terminology, processes, and resources collide in a way that it tells a story in a logical and simple manner.
Not having to worry about the massive research and overwhelm that comes blogging gives you the ability to do what matters. Write, create, and make a profit.
Everything. Finally! All in one place.
Think of this:
- 340+ Terminologies
- 200+ Images
- 50+ Popular Services, Tools, and Resources
- 7 Blogging How-To’s Step-by-Step Tutorials
- How to Start a Profitable Blog Step-by-Step
- Bonus: 40 Blogging Facebook Groups and 20 Pinterest Group Boards you can join
If you are thinking about staring a blog or if you have already started one but feel overwhelmed with all there is to learn, I urge you to take a look at Blogcabulary Plus.
It will set the foundation to a successful journey and will save you months of research and overwhelm.
I cannot stress enough the difference in time and mental sanity that this kind of resource will bring you.
For a beginner blogger, blogging is hard and often overwhelming.
After all there are a million blogging terms and vocabulary words you need to learn before you even implement the necessary strategies to make your blog successful.
The great news is that you is not impossible, and once you do, you can benefit from the amazing potential of profitable blogging.
What blogging vocabulary, terminology, and or processes do you struggle with the most?