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Blogging and Writing

Where Did Your Blog Name Come From?

This post is inspired by a post a little while back by JoAnn at Sunstone Journal (formerly Midnight Harmony) about coming up with a blog name. I thought we could chat a bit about how people came up with their blog names. When I started my blog in 2017, I was vaguely contemplating starting an… Continue reading Where Did Your Blog Name Come From?

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What Search Terms Do People Use to Find Your Blog?

I recently talked about some of the strange referral sources that sent people so my blog, and some people mentioned in the comments some of the funny search terms that led people to their blog, so I thought I'd devote a post to that. Before I get into the terms, I've never been entirely sure… Continue reading What Search Terms Do People Use to Find Your Blog?

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What’s Your Favourite Thing About Blogging?

I’m having a brief hiccup of feeling a bit blah about blogging. It's a combination of a few things, but it also doesn't help that WordPress bugginess, like the random de-following and people's posts not showing up in the Reader, is a pain in the butt. To switch to a more positive note, I’m curious… Continue reading What’s Your Favourite Thing About Blogging?

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How Well Do You Know Other Bloggers?

Blogging is an interesting experience, in many ways. Many people are very open about themselves online, but even when that's the case, how well can you know other bloggers based on their blog? Blogging and other forms of online interaction are very conducive to compartmentalizing one's life. You can select certain compartments to blog about… Continue reading How Well Do You Know Other Bloggers?

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Making the Most of Your WordPress Media Storage Space

On a free WordPress plan, or a cheap one for that matter, you don't have a ton of storage space to work with. Here are a few tips to manage your images so you can make the most out of your media storage. Find out what sizes your theme allows Your theme will have a… Continue reading Making the Most of Your WordPress Media Storage Space

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Dealing with Inappropriate Behaviour Online

One of the great things about blogging is being able to interact online with others. However, sometimes people will decide to persist in trying to interact with you even when it's unwanted. That can involve assorted inappropriate, intrusive behaviours, so let's chat about how to deal with that. This post isn't going to touch on… Continue reading Dealing with Inappropriate Behaviour Online

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Annoying Blogger Outreach Tactics

I've been rather irritable lately, and as a result have fired off a couple of snarky emails in response to annoying blogger outreach emails from marketers. So I thought I'd write about it. What blogger outreach is Links matter to Google, and as a result, links matter to people who want attention from Google. Links… Continue reading Annoying Blogger Outreach Tactics

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What Strange Referrers Send People to Your Blog?

The WordPress stats for your blog will tell you the referrers to your blog, as in what sites have had sent people to your blog. Some of them will be pretty mundane, like the WordPress, search engines, or bloggers you know. But there can be some weird ones, too. Here are some of mine. The… Continue reading What Strange Referrers Send People to Your Blog?

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A Blog Post Journey from Start to Finish

For some people, a blog post journey is as quick and simple as site down, write, hit publish. For others (like me), it takes much longer from start to finish. So let's chat about it! The start of an idea For diary-style bloggers, this step may not happen. For others, though, how do you come… Continue reading A Blog Post Journey from Start to Finish

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Blogging and Writing

Blogging, Likes, and Social Proof

Rory of A Guy Called Bloke alluded to this recently, and I wanted to talk a little more about the psychological phenomenon called social proof, and how it applies to blogging. First off, what is social proof? When we're in a situation where the action we should take is ambiguous, we tend to follow what… Continue reading Blogging, Likes, and Social Proof