Hyper Text Markup Language or HTML tells your browser how to read and display text elements on the web. It’s the most basic coding. HTML isn’t a computer programming language. It simply tells web browsers how to interpret and display the text on your blog. There are several different markups or decorations. Each is used for a specific type of emphasis. HTML can impact both a document’s display visuals and its semantics.
HTML can also help you with your blog in a number of very important ways. Plus it’s intuitive, easy to learn, and bloggers can immediately use what they learn and see instant results. HTML knowledge gives bloggers more control over how their product is presented. This can quickly improve the blog’s appearance and improve the reader’s overall experience. This can increase your readership.
There are untold numbers of ways in which HTML can help with your blog. The following are 7 very important ways being able to use HTML can help people improve their blogs.
1. Allows You To Enhance Your Posts
Most bloggers have an idea of how they would like their posts to look. Sometimes that message goes awry and the text does not look the way the blogger wants it to look. If you know HTML, you can quickly go in and make the necessary changes to make the page look the way you want it to look. If you don’t, you’ll either have to contact someone with the power to change it for you or just live with it. With some knowledge of HTML bloggers would be able to bold some words and italicize others, use highlighting and hyperlinks, create interesting headlines, and more so the page works on many different levels.
2. Troubleshoot The Minor Issues Yourself
Every blog finds itself zapped with glitches from time to time. It is a reality of the wired world. If you know a little HTML, you may be able to go in and straighten out the glitch and get your blog back to being displayed as you intended. On the other hand, if you don’t know HTML you are at the mercy of a techie on the phone or in person and that can be expensive and time consuming. If you are fortunate you may know someone who knows HTML and is willing to help. Still you will be at the mercy of someone else’s schedule and pricing. If you know HTML, troubleshooting is a breeze.
3. Fix Problems Caused By Curly Or Smart Quotes
One troubleshooting issue with which HTML can be helpful is problems with links connecting to other intended sites. Sometimes the reason links on your blog won’t work is because the wrong type of quotes were used in the code. Someone with a little bit of understanding of HTML would be able to go in and change the curly or smart curls using their blog’s editor. Being able to do it for yourself will save you time and money and improve the overall appearance of your blog. This could increase readership and lead to untold opportunities for the blog and the blogger.
4. Make Sure Every Line is Seen As You Want It To Be
When bloggers compose a page, the more experienced they are the more elements they are able to add. These things bring the page to life and make it unique. It’s one of the things many readers love about some blogs. Sometimes when you share your vision and expectation with a technician, even in writing, parts of the message can get lost in translation and your blog end up looking like the technician’s vision and not yours. Bloggers who know HTML can make sure the blog always looks exactly the way they want it to look. They can always add, change, or take away certain elements as they see fit.
5. Learn About Different Markups To Create Emphasis
When you want the text on a page to be bold, italicized, underlined, turned into a headline or manipulated in any other way, you have to markup the text. Each type of change to a piece of text has a specific mark used to denote it. In order for the browser to translate the coded document into the blog people see on the Internet the markup must be correct. When a blogger begins to learn what each mark causes to happen, they can then move the reader’s focus to different parts of the page at different times using it. This ability can be a lucrative marketing tool.
6. Control how your webpage is displayed
If you don’t control the way your blog does, someone else will. That may not be to your advantage. The way your blog looks and the content it provides is what bloggers offer the masses. You can work as hard as you want to create a powerful, hard hitting, deep blog and give clear instructions for how you want it displayed. If you are not the person using HTML to load the blog, you are not in charge of how your blog is displayed. Mistakes and miss-keys happen all the time. Bloggers who know HTML are the final arbiters of what will be on theirs and exactly how it will be displayed.
7. Helps Search Engines Correctly Index Your Content
The HTML code embedded in your blog alerts search engines to the type of content the blog contains. The search engines use this information to index the blog and the information it contains. If you own a blog and know HTML you can monitor and update the blog’s indexing as often as you want and make sure it’s always properly indexed on the search engine.
Learning HTML can help with your blog. It can improve the way it looks and its effectiveness. It gives bloggers more control over their blogs. Learning and using HTML to improve your blogs readability and visual presentation also improves the experience for the reader and that’s what blogging is all about.