Blogging and Writing

You Don’t Need External Recognition to Be a Good Blogger

I think it’s part of the blogging package deal that sometimes insecurities will creep up. With stats being so in your face, it’s hard not to get caught up in them sometimes. It can also be intimidating to come across bloggers who’ve won awards, have high follower counts, or get loads of likes/comments, and you …

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Mental Health Benefits of Blogging: Updated Survey Results

Thanks to everyone who filled out my survey on the therapeutic benefits of blogging. I initially published results last weekend, but then decided to extend the survey and do an update today. In the end, there were 45 responses, although not everyone answered every question. There weren’t any major changes compared to the preliminary results …

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WordPress Plan Shenanigans (and a bit about me)

Yesterday, I came across a few posts by my blogging friends about changes that WordPress is making in the plans it offers. I thought I’d do some investigating to help give people some ideas on how to deal with this change. I’m getting the details on the plan options from WP’s Pricing page and WordPress.com …

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How Easy Is it for People to Find or Follow Your Blog?

Unless you’ve deliberately made your blog unsearchable, it’s probably kind of nice when new people drop by and follow your blog. And by follow, I mean actually follow, not spam follow in the hopes you’ll follow back. But is it easy for people to find and follow your blog? You might be making it harder …

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