If you don't know and/or don't care what search engine optimization (SEO) is, this post will probably be boring and irrelevant, so feel free to give it a pass. But if you have been working on boosting your SEO, read on, and let's chat about what's working and not working. Post length Longer is better,… Continue reading SEO Chat for Non-Beginners
Ah, stats. Whether you love 'em or hate 'em, WordPress will be sure to shove them in your face. You can't avoid them, but how often do you seek them out? I decided right from the start of my blogging life that I didn't want to pay any more attention to stats than I could… Continue reading How Often Do You Look at Your Blog’s Stats?
If you aren't trying to grow your blog out there in the world, this post will be completely irrelevant. This is a newer version/compilation of a couple of posts I've done before on building backlinks to your blog and domain authority. What is domain authority? Domain authority (DA) is a scoring system that was developed… Continue reading Generating Backlinks and Boosting Domain Authority
The ways in which we communicate have changed a lot over the years, so let's do a little meander back before we talk about the present. When I was a kid, we had a rotary dial telephone hanging on the wall. When I was too young to remember, we were on a party line, meaning… Continue reading How Do You Communicate?
I have an Instagram account that I rarely use. The odd time I do log in, though, I see a lot of people who are either no longer on WordPress or barely using it, but are very present in Instagram. So, for today's post, I wanted to talk about people moving from WP to Instagram.… Continue reading To Instagram or to Blog, Is That the Question?
Ok, so the title sounds horrendously unappealing, but I promise, it's not that bad. Google Chrome has a feature that might occasionally come in handy, so that's what we're going to talk about. Developer Tools cam be found in Chrome by going to the View menu, and then going down to Developer at the bottom… Continue reading Handy Google Chrome Developer Tools Tricks for Bloggers
Are you still using the same blog theme that you started with? Do you want to switch things up but can't figure out what to switch to? Today, let's talk themes. I started off blogging with Sela, which was a free theme. Then Sela was retired. I wasn't forced to change, but I figured if… Continue reading How Do You Choose Your Blog Theme?
If you've been blogging for a while and you have either a contact form or an email contact listed on your blog, you've probably gotten messages from random people wanting you to link to their content. In case you're wondering why, let's chat about it. Links matter to Google, and as a result, links matter… Continue reading Blogger Outreach: Why Random People Want Your Links
Most bloggers are very well-intentioned and would try to steer clear from any potential copyright violations. However, it's not hard to inadvertently cross the line from okay to dodgy. So, let's chat about some issues that might come up. Copyright notice There doesn't have to be a notice asserting the content owner's copyright for that… Continue reading Tips for Bloggers to Avoid Copyright Violations
Ah, WordPress. We love to complain about it in all its buggy glory, yet here we are. One of the things that divides people is the WordPress Reader, so let's chat about it. Doofus-friendlier I'm very gung-ho WP Reader. It makes life so much easier. I don't want blog notifications clogging up my inbox. And… Continue reading The WordPress Reader: Love It or Hate It?