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Blogging and Writing

How Easy Is it for People to Find or Follow Your Blog?

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?

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Do You Follow Back Bloggers Who Follow You?

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?

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The Mystery of the Blog Viewer But Non-Interacter

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

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Does Your Blog Ever Get Tips/Coffees?

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?

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WordPress.com vs. Self-Hosted (WordPress.org)

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)

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What Do You Like to See in Your Blog’s Comments Section?

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?