Lately I've been getting quite a few notifications each day about people interacting with some of my older blog content. In fancy internet parlance, this is a sign of "evergreen content", material that's still good long after it's published. That's great, but it makes me curious how it happens. New content is easy enough to … Continue reading Evergreen blogging and the WordPress reader
This is a follow-up to a post last weekend about my identity as a writer. Much like I've always like to write, I've always liked to read. I'm grateful that this was something my parents instilled in me from very early on. Childhood favourites included Anne of Green Gables and the Little House on the … Continue reading Who I am as a reader
Part of the Pursue Your Writing Dreams series This series over on the Best Life Collaborative will cover some of the things you need to know/consider to take your writing to the next level. While some people choose to go the traditional publishing route and seek out an agent and a publisher, many people choose … Continue reading A primer on self-publishing
Here we are on WordPress, all of us writing. But what does that writing identity look like? I thought I'd do this post to take a closer look into my own. I've always liked to write. When I was young, as in elementary school young I liked to write stories. One of my teachers commented … Continue reading Who I am as a writer
Part of the Pursue Your Writing Dreams series This series will cover some of the things you need to know/consider to take your writing to the next level. So, you want to write, but mental illness is throwing up roadblocks. What to do? Well, this post I did on the Best Life Collabrative is going … Continue reading Overcome mental illness stumbling blocks to writing
When people follow my blog, I usually try to check out their site. On a pretty regular basis, though, I can't. I click on their Gravatar, and it takes me to a WordPress page saying the blog is no longer available. If at any point you've changed the name of your site, make sure the … Continue reading A PSA – make sure people can find your blog
I spend a ton of time on my computer every day, so I thought I'd let you in on my routine and the various things I get up to, because it reflects on elements of who I am, how my illness impacts me, and how I write. I use two web browsers, Safari and Google … Continue reading Getting to know me via my web browser
Part of the Blogging & Blossoming series This series will look at ways to nurture and grow your blog. This is the last post in my blogging & blossoming series over at the Best Life Collaborative. This post focuses on ways to generate some income to support you in committing more time and effort to … Continue reading Growing your blog with monetization
Part of the Blogging & Blossoming series This series will look at ways to nurture and grow your blog. https://accessibleaba.com/bestlifecollaborative/seo-and-your-blog/ This is the latest post in my blogging & blossoming series over at the Best Life Collaborative, looking at how to implement some basic search engine optimization strategies to help grow your blog.
Boosting blog engagement is the newest post in my Blogging & Blossoming series over at the Best Life Collaborative. It's focused on interaction with the blogging community and how to boost engagement on your blog. It's adapted from a MH@H post I did a while back, how to build a mental health blog,
I've published a new post on the Best Life Collaborative website as part of my blogging & blossoming series. This post focuses on the relationships you have with your blog and how to dodge the "shoulds" that get associated with blogging. While you're there, check out Johnetta's new post Learn and share.
I'm a member of a newly formed group called the Best Life Collaborative. We are a diverse group of people from all over the world who have come together with a shared mission – to help everyone live their best life. Each of us have gone through our own struggles, faced challenges that we weren’t … Continue reading Intro to the blogging & blossoming series
I'm not ashamed to admit that I fall into the doofus category when it comes to this kind of thing, so if I can figure it out, you certainly can too. Okay, let's get started! Links Links are a good thing. There are a few different kind of links. One is internal links, which you … Continue reading The doofus-friendly lowdown on SEO for bloggers
Chronic illness, whether it's mental or physical, can make it hard to hold down a full-time job, or even a job at all. Over the last year I haven't been able to work much, and while luckily I've still got a fairly substantial amount of savings, I've started looking at alternate ways of potentially bringing … Continue reading Options to make money with blogging
From what I understand, the goal of mass spam comments is to get people to click on their links. The comments are written to try to convince spam detectors that they're legit comments rather than spam. Wordpress uses Akismet as a spam filter. If you haven't stumbled across your comment spam inbox yet, go to … Continue reading Comment spam comedy corner