Chances are the longer you've been blogging, the more you've learned about WordPress's various ins and outs. But it's very easy to miss things, so I wanted to go over some of the tidbits that I've managed to figure out along the way. Your Gravatar should match your domain name Your Gravatar is the picture… Continue reading Assorted WordPress Tidbits You Might Not Know
For this post, I wanted to take about pages. Not posts, but pages. Some bloggers have multiple pages, while others might just have one or two, and I thought it was worth chatting about. Home page Depending on how you've got your blog set up, your blog posts may displayed on your blog's home page.… Continue reading How Many Pages Does Your Blog Have?
I'm a firm believer in blogging the way that works for you, and ignoring all the advice. But I know that sometimes people, especially new bloggers, feel pressured to follow the "expert\" advice. This post includes bits of advice on several different sites claiming to be experts telling you how to "succeed" at blogging. Success… Continue reading Expert Blogging Advice that I Ignore
Links are what brings the internet together. Search engines like them, and for those who are SEO (search engine optimization) minded, that's important information. Even if you have no interest in SEO whatsoever, though, links may be relevant. A commonly used term to describe the benefit of links is link juice. You may not care… Continue reading Dofollow & Nofollow Links, and Why You Might Sometimes Care
Every so often I see bloggers expressing some apprehension about stepping out of their blogging niche, so I thought it was worth chatting about. The business-focused blogs If the main purpose is to make money, niche matters. Brandon Gaille The graphic above is from blogging guru Brandon Gaille. If you want to make money, these… Continue reading Should You Stick to a Blogging Niche?
I expect you to be singing this post's title in your head to the tune of Paula Cole's song Where Have All the Cowboys Gone? But seriously, where have all the bloggers gone? I feel like the blogosphere has slowed down over the last month or two. I can't see any indication of it in… Continue reading Where Have All the Bloggers Gone?
The title of this post is very much a rhetorical question, because I have no idea. Rory of A Guy Called Bloke wrote about this earlier this week in I Am Textless, and I decided to chime in with my own two cents about WordPress behaving badly. Can't comment at all This has happened on… Continue reading Why Is WordPress Eating Comments?
From very early on in my blogging days, I've scheduled almost all of my posts ahead of time. Another pattern has been that I don't usually write a post all in one sitting. My writing output varies, but often it doesn't keep up with the ideas that I want to write about (although that's not… Continue reading What’s In Your Drafts Folder?
Here on MH@H, 2020 has been the year of the Google. I've had a huge increase in the number of visitors that arrive at my site via search engines. It's nice to see because I want people to hear what I have to say about mental illness. Interacting with the WordPress community is by far… Continue reading What Does Google Think of Your Blog?
Using images in WordPress can be tricky and quirky sometimes, especially in the block editor. Here are some of the image-related bits and bobs I've picked up over time. Media files are publicly visible If you upload a file to your site, it gets assigned a URL. That's its home, and whether you include it… Continue reading Using Images in WordPress Blogs