Unless you've deliberately made your blog unsearchable, it's probably kind of nice when new people drop by and follow your blog. And by follow, I mean actually follow, not spam follow in the hopes you'll follow back. But is it easy for people to find and follow your blog? You might be making it harder… Continue reading How Easy Is it for People to Find or Follow Your Blog?
I'm guess most people would agree that it's pretty cool to get comments on your blog. When you do, do you respond to all of them? Let's chat about that. Responding to comments I try to respond to all comments, although it doesn't always happen. Sometimes I can't fish words out of my head for… Continue reading Do You Respond to Comments?
Today, I thought we could talk about what you do when another blogger follows you. Do you follow back automatically, or are you more selective? I've never been one to automatically follow back. A lot of sites that follow me are clearly spammy or not something that interests me at all, but aside from that,… Continue reading Do You Follow Back Bloggers Who Follow You?
This is something I've thought about before, but I was inspired to write this post after I happened to be looking at the blog of someone I follow on Instagram, but not in the blogging world. This person had a shit-ton of ads, to the point that it was a major turn-off, which got me… Continue reading How Much Advertising Is Too Much?
I generally like to avoid spending too much time looking at stats, but there are some things that WordPress likes to shove in your face whether you like it or not, including showing you the number of views, likes, and comments per post on your list of posts. Something that has always baffled me is… Continue reading The Mystery of the Blog Viewer But Non-Interacter
I know some people have tip jars on their blog, BuyMeACoffee, or Ko-fi. But does anyone make money on these? I've written about this before, but I wanted to talk about it again because of something I stumbled across related to our dear friend Sebastian. BuyMeACoffee shows you when people have bought someone a coffee.… Continue reading Does Your Blog Ever Get Tips/Coffees?
There are two different ways you can do WordPress: having a plan with WordPress.com, where they host your blog, or being self-hosted using the WordPress.org software. What's the difference, and which is better? Let's chat about that. Note that your domain name is unrelated to this; hosting is about the servers where your blog lives.… Continue reading WordPress.com vs. Self-Hosted (WordPress.org)
Blog stats can be crazy-making if you get too caught up in them, but there are also some interesting tidbits of information you can find. This post will look at a few of them, ignoring competitive numbers like views because they're not the fun part. I currently have 845 published posts, 36 drafts, and 25… Continue reading Having Fun with Blog Numbers
Most bloggers like getting comments, but what kind of things do you like to see (or would rather not see) in the comments section on your blog? To me, it doesn't make much difference how long a comment is, aside from the odd time that it's a comment by someone I don't know that's not… Continue reading What Do You Like to See in Your Blog’s Comments Section?
This post is inspired by a post a little while back by JoAnn at Sunstone Journal (formerly Midnight Harmony) about coming up with a blog name. I thought we could chat a bit about how people came up with their blog names. When I started my blog in 2017, I was vaguely contemplating starting an… Continue reading Where Did Your Blog Name Come From?