Sometimes people don't want their blogs to be easy to find, and WordPress offers a way to do that. For a lot of bloggers, we're looking for exactly the opposite. While asking search engines not to search your blog isn't going to be directly relevant to everyone, it explains why sometimes you might be having… Continue reading Making a Blog Unsearchable
We all want people to read our blogs; if we didn't, we'd probably keep them private. A lot of bloggers will, at least at some point, look for ways to promote their blog, whether that be to grow community connections or for other reasons. But there always seems to be a few people who really get… Continue reading Where’s the Line Between Blog Promotion and Being Spammy?
Marie-Celine recently did a post that talked about putting words out in a blog post but not always getting words back in the form of comments. I think that's something that's fairly common, so let's chat about it. I think for pretty much any new blogger it takes a while for comments to actually start… Continue reading Does Your Blog Get Comments?
If you're not already using WordPress's block editor, you've probably already seem WordPress shouting in your face that they're forcing you to switch to the block editor. However, according to this WordPress.com blog post, there are actually a couple of alternatives. The naming is a bit confusing, and it took me a while to get… Continue reading Farewell, WordPress Editor…
We've all got our own blogging routine, and I thought I'd write a bit about my own. I say I'm a "full-time" blogger only because of the amount of time I spend on it. A full-time income is never going to happen, nor is it something I' aiming for. I spend a lot of time… Continue reading My Blogging Routine as a “Full-Time” Blogger
A couple of fellow bloggers have gotten in touch with me recently wanting my take on some odd messages they got via their blog contact form. I get strange contact form messages on a regular basis, but it's not something that seems to gets talked about much in the blogosphere, so I thought I'd share… Continue reading The Weird World of the Blog Contact Form
Recently I was doing some housekeeping on my blog and I decided to delete a number of old blog posts, maybe 100-150. I haven't the slightest idea as to whether or not that's something that you "should" do or not, but I thought I'd share the things I considered when I did it. A nice… Continue reading Could Your Blog Use a Bit of a Trim?
A blogging friend recently decided to call it quits with blogging, and it got me thinking about how important it is to keep the should monster at bay so that we can keep blogging sustainably. Shoulds re. what to write about You may come across articles that tell you what you should write about in… Continue reading Blogging Sustainably
Search engine optimization (SEO) can seem pretty intimidating at first. However, there are some SEO basics that any blogger can implement that will not only make your posts more search engine friendly, they'll probably be more reader-friendly. In addition, WordPress looks for similar elements when making post recommendations to users in the WP Reader, so… Continue reading Easy SEO Basics for Bloggers
I've written before about copyrighted images that you shouldn't be using on your blog, and in this post, I'll go over some great places where you can get images for your blog posts that are licensed for free use, with no attribution requires. You won't find Google Images on this list, because it's not a… Continue reading Where To Find Images For Your Blog Posts