Grace at Just Tawkin' recently mentioned that moist is the most hated word in the English language and I felt the need to go exploring to learn more about gross words. It turns out word aversion is the fancy way of referring to words that are just plain icky—not what the words are describing, but… Continue reading Word Aversion: What Words Gross You Out?
WordPress gives us the option of picking one or more categories for blog posts (or it will just pick the default for you), and you can also use tags. But what exactly are categories and tags, and how should we be using them? Let's chat about that. Categories Categories form part of the structure of… Continue reading How Do You Use Tags and Categories on Your Blog?
Most of what I see turning up in my WordPress feed is bloggers' original content, but not always, so I thought we could chat about what the exceptions might be. Reblogs This is sharing another blogger's content, either by hitting the reblog button or hitting the share button thingy in the WP Reader. Your reblog… Continue reading Do You Share Non-Original Content on Your Blog?
Image by PublicDomainPictures from Pixabay At various points along the way in my 3 1/2 years of blogging, I've wondered if I'll ever run out of things to write about. It hasn't happen yet, and it's not going to happen anytime soon, but I do still occasionally wonder if there is, in fact, a finite well of material… Continue reading Is There a Finite Well of Blogging Material?
English is a strange. Recently I was reading a post by Claudette of Writer of Words, and Angie of King Ben's Grandma had left a comment about how one might use the word combobulated, which presumably exists because you can say someone is discombobulated. I wondered something similar not long ago about disgruntled/gruntled, and apparently,… Continue reading English Can Be a Strange Language
What I’ve always found is that whenever blogging starts to feel less good, it’s because I’ve strayed away from my blogging purpose, so I thought it would be worth chatting about purpose. My blogging purpose has evolved somewhat over the almost four years that I've been blogging, but that's been less about a change in… Continue reading What Is Your Blogging Purpose?
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
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?
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?