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?
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?
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
Get out your crystal balls, my friends, it's time to make some predictions. Where will your blog be in 5 years from now? For many, the blog will go by the wayside. I haven't come across any stats to quantify this, but a lot of bloggers don't stay in it for the long haul. There… Continue reading Where Will Your Blog Be in 5 Years From Now?
Podcasts seem to be becoming quite popular, and I've noticed a number of bloggers expanding (or switching over) into podcasting. So let's talk about it! Podcasting first got its start back in 2004 as a way to make a radio show available for iPod. It's become kind of like a democratized internet age version of… Continue reading Have You Ever Considered Doing a Podcast?
Ah, WordPress—we love it, but at the same time, it drives many of us batty. But what would we most like to see changed? I think part of why the Happiness Engineers let people down so often is that they're not the same people who are putting the nuts and bolts together. WordPress is open… Continue reading What Would You Change About WordPress?
WordPress gives us the option of picking one or more categories for blog posts (or it will just pick the default for you), and you can also use tags. But what exactly are categories and tags, and how should we be using them? Let's chat about that. Categories Categories form part of the structure of… Continue reading How Do You Use Tags and Categories on Your Blog?
Most of what I see turning up in my WordPress feed is bloggers' original content, but not always, so I thought we could chat about what the exceptions might be. Reblogs This is sharing another blogger's content, either by hitting the reblog button or hitting the share button thingy in the WP Reader. Your reblog… Continue reading Do You Share Non-Original Content on Your Blog?
Image by PublicDomainPictures from Pixabay At various points along the way in my 3 1/2 years of blogging, I've wondered if I'll ever run out of things to write about. It hasn't happen yet, and it's not going to happen anytime soon, but I do still occasionally wonder if there is, in fact, a finite well of material… Continue reading Is There a Finite Well of Blogging Material?
What I’ve always found is that whenever blogging starts to feel less good, it’s because I’ve strayed away from my blogging purpose, so I thought it would be worth chatting about purpose. My blogging purpose has evolved somewhat over the almost four years that I've been blogging, but that's been less about a change in… Continue reading What Is Your Blogging Purpose?