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The Interesting Ways We Use Words

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

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Thoughts on the WordPress Block Editor 3 Months In

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

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Blogging

How Do Readers Get 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?

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Customizing Your Blog with CSS: Not as Scary as it Sounds

I've had the WP business plan since last summer, and one of the features that comes along with it is customization using CSS. For a long time I didn't use it because I didn't know how to. To be honest, it looked scary and too much like coding. I've only very recently discovered that it's… Continue reading Customizing Your Blog with CSS: Not as Scary as it Sounds

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How to Increase Backlinks to Your Blog

What are backlinks and why do they matter? Backlinks are when other websites link back to yours. This is good for a couple of reasons. One, it makes it more likely that people will make their way to your blog, and two, it makes search engines like you more, which also makes it more likely… Continue reading How to Increase Backlinks to Your Blog

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What Are Your Blogging Insecurities?

I suspect we've all got them—those nagging little blogging insecurities that chatter at you from the back of your mind every once in a while (or more regularly). While we probably all have them, none of us talk about them. After all, they're not the kind of thing that's very pretty. But maybe we should… Continue reading What Are Your Blogging Insecurities?

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Making a Blog Unsearchable

Sometimes people don't want their blogs to be easy to find, and WordPress offers a way to do that. For a lot of bloggers, we're looking for exactly the opposite. While asking search engines not to search your blog isn't going to be directly relevant to everyone, it explains why sometimes you might be having… Continue reading Making a Blog Unsearchable