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
Tech has become a huge part of most people's lives. The combination of tech and social media (and other websites) means the potential for a lot of notifications. How do you manage them to keep them from getting overwhelming? Push vs pull A lot of sites and apps try to send you push notifications, shoving… Continue reading How Do You Handle Notifications on Your Devices?
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?
I recently talked about some of the strange referral sources that sent people so my blog, and some people mentioned in the comments some of the funny search terms that led people to their blog, so I thought I'd devote a post to that. Before I get into the terms, I've never been entirely sure… Continue reading What Search Terms Do People Use to Find Your Blog?
Blogging is an interesting experience, in many ways. Many people are very open about themselves online, but even when that's the case, how well can you know other bloggers based on their blog? Blogging and other forms of online interaction are very conducive to compartmentalizing one's life. You can select certain compartments to blog about… Continue reading How Well Do You Know Other Bloggers?
On a free WordPress plan, or a cheap one for that matter, you don't have a ton of storage space to work with. Here are a few tips to manage your images so you can make the most out of your media storage. Find out what sizes your theme allows Your theme will have a… Continue reading Making the Most of Your WordPress Media Storage Space