Simple Blogging: day 25.

OK, this next one is going to be one of those things where I list reasons for something. Email newsletters verses email digests. Reasons for both. OK I could probably list the reasons against both as well, but really you should only have a newsletter if certain things apply, otherwise you can get away with … [Read more…]

Simple Blogging: day 23.

Reasons for and against using paid themes. So, let’s talk about paid themes, and when you should and shouldn’t use them. Let me put it this way, you don’t always have to use a paid theme if you’re using WordPress. People say that that’s another thing you need to be taken seriously, but I think … [Read more…]

Simple Blogging: day 22.

Share your own post sparingly, let others do the sharing for you. This one might be obvious, or it might not. It depends on how much blogging advice you’ve read. I suppose the moral of this topic is, don’t Tweet your posts all the time. Don’t put them on Facebook every time either. If someone … [Read more…]

Simple Blogging: day 21.

Backup and archive all media. We can talk about backing up/exporting your blog posts, (like we already have.) However, you should keep all the image/audio/video files you upload to your blog as well. This is because when you migrate your blog to a different service, references to these files will be broken. If you have … [Read more…]

Simple Blogging: day 18.

OK I’m just going to get right to the topic. Don’t rely on the stats your host gives you. Well, you shouldn’t completely rely on them anyway. Especially if there isn’t a way to ignore your own views, and Blogger doesn’t have this. I’m sure half the views it’s giving me are my own. Since … [Read more…]

Simple Blogging: day 17

Blah, I’m 4 days behind. How did I let myself get 4 days behind? Usually I don’t do this to myself, as I have a certain theory about challenges. Oh hey, maybe I’ll use that to take on the topic of challenges in general! Blog challenges are lots of fun! It’s especially fun getting to … [Read more…]

Simple Blogging: day 15

Ok, so something short and fun, because I’m in charge of getting myself to church in the morning, laptop in hand, so I can demonstrate for the Sunday school kids tomorrow! Make lots of lists! Lol OK, I’m not talking about list posts this time, (unless you want to post these ones.) I have a … [Read more…]

Simple Blogging: day 12.

Yeah, I promise I’ll get semi-caught up with this thing in the next 2-3 days. I’ve been sick over the past week, and the last thing you want to do when you’re sick is write posts! I’m going to write this one, then another one about the events over the past couple days, (because things … [Read more…]

Simple Blogging: day 11.

I’m actually going to cheat and talk about 2 topics in one post this time, because they both go together. I might do this one other time in the series, (maybe I’ll even do it again tomorrow!) Don’t use slideshows for list posts. I don’t know anyone who doesn’t hate those things! Not only that, … [Read more…]

Simple Blogging: day 7.

OK, so I’m really behind. I’m also sick, which doesn’t help matters! I’m going to write days 7 and 8 tonight, and days 9 and 10 tomorrow. Then I should be caught up again, (hopefully!) Since I need to write 2 of these and I’d like to go to bed sometime tonight, (it’s only 9:25 … [Read more…]

Simple Blogging day 6.

Tonight I’m just going to get right to the topic, because I’m otherwise distracted, and have other things to attend to. Backup your blog regularly. Well, that is if you want to keep your content around and survive blog migrations, you should probably backup your blog. This doesn’t just mean the text of your posts, … [Read more…]

Simple Blogging day 5.

Oh look, I can actually write in sequence, and not skip the post! Lol maybe I should keep this up for the rest of the challenge. Sometimes, I wonder what’s going on in the apartment across the way, people go in and out this late at night, it’s around 10:15 pacific time here as I … [Read more…]

Simple Blogging day 4.

Now we can talk about commenting systems! Use disqus. OK yeah, that should probably be rephrased, when I was writing the topics for the series throughout the year though, that’s what I came up with. I’m not imploring you to use Disqus as it sounds. What I’m saying is, I think it’s best that you … [Read more…]