If you've spent a bit of time in the blogging world, you've probably come across blog awards. You've probably also noticed that some people do them and others do not. I evolved from an award-doer to an award-don't-er, so here's my thought process along the way. When I first started blogging, I really enjoyed blog … Continue reading Do You Do Blog Awards?
I got the idea for this post from a recent post by Kacha at Food.for.thoughts about social media and depression, and I think it's a relevant question for anyone who shares parts of themselves on the internet – how genuine are you online? In-person communication typically involves three levels: verbal, paraverbal (tone of voice and … Continue reading How genuine are you online?
For various reasons, most of us like it when we get brand new blog viewers. It may be because it's great to have a new voice added to the conversation, or it may be for more business-oriented reasons, or it could be a confidence-booster. Even though, at least for most of us, numbers are not … Continue reading How Do You Find New Blog Viewers?
WordPress has a handy little feature that allows you to schedule blog posts ahead of time. So, do you use it? If so, how far out do you schedule? What are the pros and cons? I'm a scheduling devotee, and have been since very early on in my blogging days. I want to deliver a … Continue reading Do You Schedule Your Blog Posts?
We all have our own ways of managing the comparisons and assorted other icky feelings that inevitably come up as part of being in an online community. WordPress has now taken away one of my ways. Normally I avoid looking at stats, and at things like who's liking who. I get into a pattern of … Continue reading Who likes you?
This topic seems to have been popular lately, and it was part of this week's Share Your World on Sparks from a Combustible Mind, so I thought I would address it in this post. How do you stickhandle copyright when using images on your blog? Just like a blog post, creators automatically have copyright over … Continue reading Images and Copyright: What’s a Blogger to Do?
Have you ever heard of domain authority? If not, don't worry; I hadn't heard of it either until not that long ago. I think the first time I heard of it (or at least paid attention) was when I read a post by Jenny in Neverland. What is domain authority? Domain authority (DA) is a scoring … Continue reading What Is Domain Authority and Should You Care?
How easy is it to monetize a blog? Hint: It's not. Not in the slightest. Many of us spend a great deal of time blogging. Some of us (like me) may not have much in the way of income, so monetization seems like a reasonable step to try. But anyone who tells you that it's … Continue reading How easy is it to monetize a blog?
Let's say you have a WordPress.com blog. You want to be able to do more with your blog than you're able to do with the Premium plan. So, what now? The two options you'll probably be looking at are the WordPress.com business plan or going self-hosted. So how do you decide whether to do WordPress.com … Continue reading To .com or to .org?
First off, there's no rule that you have to promote your blog on social media, or be on social media at all for that matter. However, I know many of us are, so why not chat about it? I'm not all that big a big fan of social media, and if it wasn't for blogging … Continue reading Do You Promote Your Blog on Social Media?
If you're sufficiently mature and self-assured that you never fall into the trap of blog comparisons (comparing yourself to other bloggers and/or their blogs), well that's great, but this post isn't for you. If, however, you're a human being, read on.I suspect that at some point most of us have some sort of ugly, envious … Continue reading Crazy-Making Blog Comparisons
I've seen other bloggers working on or publishing memoirs, and I had decided a little while back that it was something I'd be interested in doing too. I even started working on writing it. Except I've started wondering if I should reconsider. There's a lot of work that would be involved in writing, publishing, and … Continue reading Memoirs – To Write or Not to Write?
This is one of those blogging topics where there is no right wrong, there's just what works for your blog. In this post I'll cover a few things to consider when making a decision. And to clarify, when I say repost, I don't mean doing an update to an existing post, but rather changing the … Continue reading Do You Repost Your Own Content?
I think I'm pretty much preaching to the choir here, but I thought I'd talk about the good and the not-so-good ways of trying to grow on a platform like WordPress (or social media). Trying to grow at the expense of annoying others is not okay. An example of this is leaving comments like: "Good … Continue reading Blog growth should not be at others’ expense