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?
Chances are the longer you've been blogging, the more you've learned about WordPress's various ins and outs. But it's very easy to miss things, so I wanted to go over some of the tidbits that I've managed to figure out along the way. Your Gravatar should match your domain name Your Gravatar is the picture… Continue reading Assorted WordPress Tidbits You Might Not Know
For this post, I wanted to take about pages. Not posts, but pages. Some bloggers have multiple pages, while others might just have one or two, and I thought it was worth chatting about. Home page Depending on how you've got your blog set up, your blog posts may displayed on your blog's home page.… Continue reading How Many Pages Does Your Blog Have?
I expect you to be singing this post's title in your head to the tune of Paula Cole's song Where Have All the Cowboys Gone? But seriously, where have all the bloggers gone? I feel like the blogosphere has slowed down over the last month or two. I can't see any indication of it in… Continue reading Where Have All the Bloggers Gone?
The title of this post is very much a rhetorical question, because I have no idea. Rory of A Guy Called Bloke wrote about this earlier this week in I Am Textless, and I decided to chime in with my own two cents about WordPress behaving badly. Can't comment at all This has happened on… Continue reading Why Is WordPress Eating Comments?
From very early on in my blogging days, I've scheduled almost all of my posts ahead of time. Another pattern has been that I don't usually write a post all in one sitting. My writing output varies, but often it doesn't keep up with the ideas that I want to write about (although that's not… Continue reading What’s In Your Drafts Folder?
Using images in WordPress can be tricky and quirky sometimes, especially in the block editor. Here are some of the image-related bits and bobs I've picked up over time. Media files are publicly visible If you upload a file to your site, it gets assigned a URL. That's its home, and whether you include it… Continue reading Using Images in WordPress Blogs