I've never been a big social media person. Before I started blogging, I briefly had a Facebook account, but that didn't last long. Once I started blogging, I created accounts on Pinterest and Twitter. I started a new Facebook account, but deleted that pretty quickly because I just don't like Facebook. Last year, I created… Continue reading Depression and My Cooling Relationship with Social Media
We all want people to read our blogs; if we didn't, we'd probably keep them private. A lot of bloggers will, at least at some point, look for ways to promote their blog, whether that be to grow community connections or for other reasons. But there always seems to be a few people who really get… Continue reading Where’s the Line Between Blog Promotion and Being Spammy?
A recent post by Rory of A Guy Called Bloke got me thinking about this. We're constantly bombarded with a ton of information from the various different platforms we use, so how do you avoid getting overwhelmed with notifications and having your mental health negatively impacted? By default, WordPress and social media platforms want to throw… Continue reading How Do You Manage Notifications?
Let's say you're scrolling through your Twitter feed. You see a tweet that makes it seem like that person intends to imminently act on suicidal thoughts. What do you do? Unfortunately, there isn't really a good answer. I've been on the reporting side on one occasion. Someone had posted on their blog, which was shared… Continue reading How Should Social Media Handle Reported Suicidal Posts?
I've read a few people, both on WordPress and elsewhere, say that blogging is dying. To that, I would offer a resounding hell to the no. A quick Google search shows that people have been talking about this for the last 10 years, and given that I'm here and so are you, I would say… Continue reading No, Blogging Is Not Dying
I'll start this post with the caveat that I'm far from a Pinterest expert. I've been more passive than I usually am when trying to learn about something, so I've picked up bits and pieces in dribs and drabs over the last 2 1/2 years. Over that time, my pinning approach has evolved, and it… Continue reading Using Pinterest With Your Blog
For various reasons, most of us like it when we get brand new blog viewers. It may be because it's great to have a new voice added to the conversation, or it may be for more business-oriented reasons, or it could be a confidence-booster. Even though, at least for most of us, numbers are not… Continue reading How Do You Find New Blog Viewers?
First off, there's no rule that you have to promote your blog on social media, or be on social media at all for that matter. However, I know many of us are, so why not chat about it? I'm not all that big a big fan of social media, and if it wasn't for blogging… Continue reading Do You Promote Your Blog on Social Media?
It's week 10 of the working on us mental health prompt series over at Beckie's Mental Mess. Please visit her post for details on how to participate. This week's topic is social media. Prompt #1 Questions: Does social media affect your overall mental health? If so, please describe how it does affect you? I don't think… Continue reading Working On Us – Week 10 – Social Media
Image by pixel2013 from Pixabay The term fake news has been popularized by the current U.S. president, but how good are we at distinguishing fact from fiction? The volume of information on the internet is truly astonishing. There's quite a bit of good, but also a whole lot of crap. Sometimes it's fairly easy to tell that a website… Continue reading Separating Fake News From Fact