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?
Not long ago, I wrote about fidgeting with my blog, as in making fairly superficial design changes. My fidgeting isn't overly constructive, but in addition to that, I do spend a fair bit of time going back and sprucing up older blog posts. My blogging friend Meg brought this up recently, so let's chat about… Continue reading Do You Edit Older Blog Posts?
As bloggers, some of us write for ourselves, some of us write for our readers, and many of us do some combination of both. But what about when certain kinds of posts are less popular? Whether you're writing more for yourself or for others, there's no right or wrong, but there may be an approach… Continue reading What’s Less Popular on Your Blog… But You Publish Anyway?
I wrote a little while ago about using pages for your blog in addition to posts. It seems like the most popular and in demand type of page, aside from your home page and the page where your blog posts show up, is an About page. So let's talk about what might go on an… Continue reading What Should Go On A Blog’s About Page?
It's human nature to compare ourselves to others, and the world of blogging is no exception. It can be easy to compare what someone else is doing to what we're doing, and frame it all within our own context. But it doesn't work that way; we all have different skills and things we struggle with.… Continue reading Do You Feel Impressed by Other Bloggers’ Abilities?
Fidget is perhaps a strange word to use when it comes to a blog, so let’s start with what I mean by that. I’m referring to fussing around with a blog’s general appearance, like colours and fonts, and the content, layout, and images you’ve got on your home and about pages. Essentially, the things that… Continue reading How Much Do You Fidget With Your Blog?
While the world itself has been pretty wild and wacky in 2020, I haven't had any major course changes with my blog's direction this year. I've stuck with publishing a post a day, or sometimes two if there's a guest blogger or a quick awareness day post. I managed to stick with the weekly book… Continue reading 2020 Year in Review: Blogging