Using images in WordPress can be tricky and quirky sometimes, especially in the block editor. Here are some of the image-related bits and bobs I've picked up over time. Media files are publicly visible If you upload a file to your site, it gets assigned a URL. That's its home, and whether you include it… Continue reading Using Images in WordPress Blogs
I recently came across a really cool word cloud tool, WordArt.com. I quite liked it, so I thought I'd share, and it makes for a fluffy post from a currently very fluffy brain. I wanted to create a word cloud for a page on my site because I realized that I didn't actually have the… Continue reading Creating Word Clouds for Your Blog
Recently, fellow blogger Stoner on a Rollercoaster had a very non-productive experiment with running advertising on her blog, so I thought I'd write about my own experience. The short answer, though, to the question in the title is nope, not much. So, let's start with what the different options are to (not) make money. Word… Continue reading Can You Make Money With Advertising on Your Blog?
I am not sure how I became aware of the blog Mental Health @ Home but it has become a must read daily. You can be sure when you read a post from her blog that she has done her research, knows her material which lends to her credibility. So I am happy that she […]The… Continue reading The Interview with Mental Health @ Home — rts
Andy of Eden in Babylon was asking the other day about alternatives to the block editor. I've lost traffic of the different names of editors and what exactly they're getting rid of. I also realized I wasn't sure how to access the classic block editor that WordPress says gives similar functionality to the editor they're… Continue reading Exploring WordPress’s Classic Block Editor
Bloggers write — that's what we do. But I'm guessing there are a great many differences in the way we write, regardless of what we write about. Here's a look at my writing process, and I'm curious to know about yours. Where do you write? In term of physical location, I write in my bedroom,… Continue reading What’s Your Writing Process?
As bloggers, we play with words. Some of them are more fun quirky than others. Here are a few of the interesting ways we use words. That crazy pond that separates us Despite speaking the same language, there are a lot of differences between British-speak and American-speaking, with Canadian-speak thrown in there somewhere in between.… Continue reading The Interesting Ways We Use Words
In May of this year, WordPress announced that it was getting rid of the WordPress.com editor. I was not impressed, because I liked that editor. I've been using the block editor for about 3 months now, and I have pretty much the same mixed feelings about it now as when I first started using it.… Continue reading Thoughts on the WordPress Block Editor 3 Months In
While we're mostly interested in the human visitors to our blogs, it can be fascinating to see what some of the non-human visitors are getting up to, including an assortment of bad bots. What a 404 error is Before we get to the main part of this post, I need to quickly explain what a… Continue reading Bad Bot Visitors to Your Blog
Blog stats can easily drive you crazy, and numbers themselves don't really mean all that much. What can be interesting, though, is looking at patterns over longer frames of time, like the last quarter or the last year. Changes in ratios can also be far more enlightening than changes in absolute numbers, and they don't… Continue reading How Do Readers Get to Your Blog?