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?
Chances are that if you've been on WordPress for a few weeks, you've come across one form of serial liker. We'll talk briefly about that, but the focus of this post will be on a type of serial liker that flies under the radar. The obvious type I'll refer to as the rapid-fire liker. You'll… Continue reading Serial Liking on WordPress
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…
A couple of days ago I discovered that someone had plagiarized a post of mine. They had chopped off the last couple of paragraphs, but what they didn't think to chop off was an internal link I had within the post. It was a link to another post on my site, so when this asshat… Continue reading How to Deal With Plagiarism
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?
If you've been reading my blog for more than a few days, you may have noticed I'm a big fan of doing researched posts. They can actually be really easy to write, so I thought I would share some tips that might help if you want to try doing that style of post. Wikipedia… Continue reading How to Write Researched Posts