A Poet’s Guide to WordPress: Getting Your Poetry Noticed

Excellent advice even if you’re not a poet!

Vita Brevis Press

Poetry and WordPress — it’s a match made in heaven. I struggle to think of a better spot on the internet where sharing poetry, receiving feedback, getting published, and growing a following is so neatly packaged together.

What makes this possible is WordPress’ embedded community and search engine feature (known as the Reader). It gives your poems a shot at being viewed immediately, which is much better than being buried beneath millions of Google results, waiting for someone to happen upon your website.

And it helps that there’s such a vibrant community of poets on here. Resources, publications, competitions, and writing prompts abound. But just because you press “publish” doesn’t mean that your poem will get as many views as it could. WordPress doesn’t treat all posts equally.

Every day I see great poetry dive headfirst into the void–if the poets are lucky, their posts will get a view or…

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