Sometimes people don't want their blogs to be easy to find, and WordPress offers a way to do that. For a lot of bloggers, we're looking for exactly the opposite. While asking search engines not to search your blog isn't going to be directly relevant to everyone, it explains why sometimes you might be having… Continue reading Making a Blog Unsearchable
Chances are that if you've been on WordPress for a few weeks, you've come across one form of serial liker. We'll talk briefly about that, but the focus of this post will be on a type of serial liker that flies under the radar. The obvious type I'll refer to as the rapid-fire liker. You'll… Continue reading Serial Liking on WordPress
If you're not already using WordPress's block editor, you've probably already seem WordPress shouting in your face that they're forcing you to switch to the block editor. However, according to this WordPress.com blog post, there are actually a couple of alternatives. The naming is a bit confusing, and it took me a while to get… Continue reading Farewell, WordPress Editor…
Recently I was doing some housekeeping on my blog and I decided to delete a number of old blog posts, maybe 100-150. I haven't the slightest idea as to whether or not that's something that you "should" do or not, but I thought I'd share the things I considered when I did it. Is it… Continue reading Could Your Blog Use a Bit of a Trim?
It seems like quite a few people have been having problems liking or commenting on other WordPress bloggers' posts. It may be an issue with your browser settings that stops the site from recognizing that you are in fact signed in to WordPress. If you’re using Safari, go to “Preferences” in the “Safari” menu, then… Continue reading How to Fix Problems Liking & Commenting on WordPress Blogs
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?
It's been almost 7 months since I upgraded to the WordPress business plan, so I thought I'd reflect on how it has changed my blog, both good and bad. Plugins The business plan lets you install plugins to perform specific functions on your site. Basically, you load the plugin onto your site, tweak the settings,… Continue reading Reflections on Upgrading to the WordPress Business Plan
WordPress has a handy little feature that allows you to schedule blog posts ahead of time. So, do you use it? If so, how far out do you schedule? What are the pros and cons? I'm a scheduling devotee, and have been since very early on in my blogging days. I want to deliver a… Continue reading Do You Schedule Your Blog Posts?
We all have our own ways of managing the comparisons and assorted other icky feelings that inevitably come up as part of being in an online community. WordPress has now taken away one of my ways. Normally I avoid looking at stats, and at things like who's liking who. I get into a pattern of… Continue reading Who Likes You and Your Blog?
Let's say you have a WordPress.com blog. You want to be able to do more with your blog than you're able to do with the Premium plan. So, what now? You could upgrade to the WordPress.com business plan or go self-hosted with WordPress.com. So how do you decide? As a little bit of background, by… Continue reading WordPress.com or Self-Hosted WordPress.org: How to Choose