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Blogging and Writing

Are You Trying to Earn an Income from Your Blog?

This topic kind of flowed from a post I did a little while ago, Would You Advertise Your Blog on Someone Else’s Site? People's comments got me thinking about the subset of bloggers who are quite focused on earning an income, and about differences in communities between income-oriented and non-income-oriented blogging, and then the various… Continue reading Are You Trying to Earn an Income from Your Blog?

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Blogging and Writing

Is “Liking” Comments Important?

Liking comments came up as an expected issue related to my recent search engine optimization (SEO) efforts, which have focused on making my site faster. One of the things that Google cares about is how long it takes your posts/pages to load when someone pays them a visit. Google and various SEO tools I use… Continue reading Is “Liking” Comments Important?

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Blogging and Writing

Do You Get Surprised by Readers’ Reactions to Your Posts?

I'm sure I'm not the only blogger who's noticed that the posts on my blog that draw the most interest from other people aren't necessarily the posts that are most interesting to me or that I consider my best posts. That discrepancy has been longstanding on my blog, but sometimes I'm quite surprised by which… Continue reading Do You Get Surprised by Readers’ Reactions to Your Posts?

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Blogging and Writing

Would You Advertise Your Blog on Someone Else’s Site?

I've come across a few blogs that have advertising packages, where other bloggers will pay to be featured as an advertiser on that blog for a month. The standard shebang seems to be showing the advertisers' blog logos in the sidebar, doing a blog post featuring the advertisers and linking to several of their posts,… Continue reading Would You Advertise Your Blog on Someone Else’s Site?

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Blogging and Writing

What Are These Plugins Bloggers Talk About?

I talk about plugins sometimes, but I know a lot of people don't have access to them, so I thought I'd give a quick overview so you know what on earth a plugin is and what you are/aren't missing out on. There are a gazillion plugins out there, give or take a few. They're bits… Continue reading What Are These Plugins Bloggers Talk About?

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Blogging and Writing

Contracting My Online World from Pre-COVID

WordPress was always my priority, but I used to be at least a little bit active on social media and various other writing platforms. Over the last year, though, my online world has really shrunk, which I'm pretty content with. The start of COVID was a big shift for me. Before that, I was pretty… Continue reading Contracting My Online World from Pre-COVID