Not long ago, I wrote about fidgeting with my blog, as in making fairly superficial design changes. My fidgeting isn't overly constructive, but in addition to that, I do spend a fair bit of time going back and sprucing up older blog posts. My blogging friend Meg brought this up recently, so let's chat about… Continue reading Do You Edit Older Blog Posts?
As bloggers, some of us write for ourselves, some of us write for our readers, and many of us do some combination of both. But what about when certain kinds of posts are less popular? Whether you're writing more for yourself or for others, there's no right or wrong, but there may be an approach… Continue reading What’s Less Popular on Your Blog… But You Publish Anyway?
I wrote a little while ago about using pages for your blog in addition to posts. It seems like the most popular and in demand type of page, aside from your home page and the page where your blog posts show up, is an About page. So let's talk about what might go on an… Continue reading What Should Go On A Blog’s About Page?
It's human nature to compare ourselves to others, and the world of blogging is no exception. It can be easy to compare what someone else is doing to what we're doing, and frame it all within our own context. But it doesn't work that way; we all have different skills and things we struggle with.… Continue reading Do You Feel Impressed by Other Bloggers’ Abilities?
Fidget is perhaps a strange word to use when it comes to a blog, so let’s start with what I mean by that. I’m referring to fussing around with a blog’s general appearance, like colours and fonts, and the content, layout, and images you’ve got on your home and about pages. Essentially, the things that… Continue reading How Much Do You Fidget With Your Blog?
While the world itself has been pretty wild and wacky in 2020, I haven't had any major course changes with my blog's direction this year. I've stuck with publishing a post a day, or sometimes two if there's a guest blogger or a quick awareness day post. I managed to stick with the weekly book… Continue reading 2020 Year in Review: Blogging
I think a lot of us bloggers have our little tricks up our sleeves, whether it's a favourite place to get images from, quotes, or whatever it might happen to be. Here's a quick run-down of the blogging tools that I've been using the most over the past year. Graphics Canva continues to be my… Continue reading My Most-Used Blogging Tools of 2020
Sometimes, I stumble across things on websites and think huh, that's pretty fancy. Occasionally, I later discover that it's something that can be done on good ol' WordPress. HTML anchors are one of my latest discoveries. This particular fancy trick is being able to jump ahead to a particular spot on post/page. Wikipedia uses this… Continue reading Fancy Yet Easy: Using HTML Anchors
Some bloggers moderate comments before posting them. Others (like me) don't. So let's let's chat about it! How to moderate In "My Sites", go to "Settings", then click the "Discussion" tab. Scroll down to "Before a comment appears." You can then select "Comment must be manually approved." The other option that's listed is to moderate… Continue reading Should You Moderate Blog Comments?
Before we get into the post, I'll quickly answer the title question about how long blog posts should be. They should be however long you want them to be, and don't let anyone tell you otherwise. Now that we've got that out of the way, let's chat about some factors that might come into play.… Continue reading How Long Should Blog Posts Be?