If you're sufficiently mature and self-assured that you never fall into the trap of comparing yourself to other bloggers, well that's great, but this post isn't for you. If, however, you're a human being, read on. I suspect that at some point most of us have some sort of ugly, envious thoughts when it relates … Continue reading Crazy-Making Blog Comparisons
This is one of those blogging topics where there is no right wrong, there's just what works for your blog. In this post I'll cover a few things to consider when making a decision. And to clarify, when I say repost, I don't mean doing an update to an existing post, but rather changing the … Continue reading Do You Repost Your Own Content?
I think I'm pretty much preaching to the choir here, but I thought I'd talk about the good and the not-so-good ways of trying to grow on a platform like WordPress (or social media). Trying to grow at the expense of annoying others is not okay. An example of this is leaving comments like: "Good … Continue reading Growth should not be at others’ expense
What, if anything, would it take for you to unfollow another blogger? This wasn't something I gave any thought to when I first started blogging, but now that I've been doing this for a while, I've settled on a few things that would typically lead me to unfollow someone. It's part of managing my own … Continue reading What makes you unfollow?
Some people reblog a lot, some people don't. There's no right or wrong – it's just a matter of personal choice. The big argument for reblogging is that it's a way of showing recognition and appreciation for other bloggers' work. Personally, I'm not a big reblogger. I don't think there is one way that is … Continue reading Do you reblog?
Join the MH Conversation is a new series on Mental Health @ Home. It will give people who don't write about mental illness on their own blogs the opportunity to do a guest post sharing their personal experiences with mental illness. The idea is to give people a safe space to tell stories that they … Continue reading Do You Want to Join the Mental Health Conversation?
There are plenty of rules out there on the internet about how you "should" write. Well, I say shoulds are just another form of cognitive distortion, so it's time to kick some of those writing rules to the curb. Write every day Apparently this is something you're supposed to do in order to grow as … Continue reading My anti-rules for writing
We've all got our own way of approaching blog comments, both the ones we give and the ones we receive. Various people have written about this, and even more have written about it since I scheduled this post, but I thought I'd go ahead and toss out my own perspective. I remember a year or … Continue reading How do we comment?
Many online sources will tell you that you need to create an email list for your blog. But what if you just don't want to?
Agency is a sociological construct that refers to the capacity to freely make decisions and then independently enact those decisions. Agency can be limited by our own individual beliefs, and it can also be limited by social structures that impose rules and constraints. Structural constraints imposed on people living with mental illness can come from … Continue reading Finding Agency in Mental Illness
Normally I don't like talking about follower numbers, but 4000 is kind of a cool blogging milestone, so I thought I'd mention some of the things I've learned along the way. One of the key things I've learned is just how skewed a metric follower numbers are. Sure, it's what we often end up focusing … Continue reading Reflecting on a blogging milestone
A number of people have raised concerns lately about Tygpress.com posting bloggers' copyright content without permission. Here's a bit of detail from Tygpress.com.cutestat.com: This site is based in India. They registered their domain name through GoDaddy, but the site itself isn't on GoDaddy's servers. DigitalOcean is the Domain Name Server (DNS), which means their directory … Continue reading Blogging and Copyright
Recently a blogger left a comment on my post A grumpy guide to blogging etiquette regarding my statement that if someone leaves a comment on your post that disturbs you, you should go right ahead and delete it. This blogger said that deleting comments that went against your point of view was censorship. That's not … Continue reading Blog Comments and Censorship
Mat from Blog of the Wolf Boy nominated me for a Liebster Award, and while I don't generally do blog award posts anymore, I thought I would dive in and answer the questions he posed. What number can you count to without taking a single breath? I'll leave it up to the guinea pigs to … Continue reading Some question fun