If you're sufficiently mature and self-assured that you never fall into the trap of blog comparisons (comparing yourself to other bloggers and/or their blogs), 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 … Continue reading Crazy-Making Blog Comparisons
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?
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
We all interact with the blogging world a little differently. In yesterday's post, How do you follow, I asked people to answer a a few survey questions about how they follow other blogs. Here are the results, based on 24 responses: Question 1: How many blogs do you follow? <100: 25% 100-499: 50% 500-1000: 8.3% >1000: … Continue reading How do you follow? – Survey results
We all interact with the blogging world a little differently. I really don't know much about how the "average" blogger does things, so I thought I'd do a little survey. It's a basic Google Form, and here's the link: https://forms.gle/Mkh5mhTSShCQU1Zx6 The questions are: How many blogs do you follow? (i.e. blogs you follow, not people … Continue reading How do you follow?
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