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?
If you don't know and/or don't care what search engine optimization (SEO) is, this post will probably be boring and irrelevant, so feel free to give it a pass. But if you have been working on boosting your SEO, read on, and let's chat about what's working and not working. Post length Longer is better,… Continue reading SEO Chat for Non-Beginners
Ah, stats. Whether you love 'em or hate 'em, WordPress will be sure to shove them in your face. You can't avoid them, but how often do you seek them out? I decided right from the start of my blogging life that I didn't want to pay any more attention to stats than I could… Continue reading How Often Do You Look at Your Blog’s Stats?
If you aren't trying to grow your blog out there in the world, this post will be completely irrelevant. This is a newer version/compilation of a couple of posts I've done before on building backlinks to your blog and domain authority. What is domain authority? Domain authority (DA) is a scoring system that was developed… Continue reading Generating Backlinks and Boosting Domain Authority
The ways in which we communicate have changed a lot over the years, so let's do a little meander back before we talk about the present. When I was a kid, we had a rotary dial telephone hanging on the wall. When I was too young to remember, we were on a party line, meaning… Continue reading How Do You Communicate?
I have an Instagram account that I rarely use. The odd time I do log in, though, I see a lot of people who are either no longer on WordPress or barely using it, but are very present in Instagram. So, for today's post, I wanted to talk about people moving from WP to Instagram.… Continue reading To Instagram or to Blog, Is That the Question?
Ok, so the title sounds horrendously unappealing, but I promise, it's not that bad. Google Chrome has a feature that might occasionally come in handy, so that's what we're going to talk about. Developer Tools cam be found in Chrome by going to the View menu, and then going down to Developer at the bottom… Continue reading Handy Google Chrome Developer Tools Tricks for Bloggers