Quick caveats Before getting into the substance of this post, I'd like to offer two caveats, as I've done in the past. I am not a professional blogger. All of my advice is based upon my experience and research as an individual. Obviously, I wouldn't be offering these tips if I did not think that… Continue reading Tips for bloggers #11: Long game & Blog identity
Preface At the outset of this blog post, I would like to make a few important points. Firstly, this advice is intended primarily for bloggers who are invested in increasing their subscriber numbers. For the purposes of this blog post, the concept of 'time management' should be understood in the context of a blogger's efforts… Continue reading Tips for bloggers #9: Time management
Checking in with you Ever since I published a series of blogging tips, I've started receiving questions from other bloggers and requests for more posts. This particular post is not part of that series, but, rather, it's related to that series. I hope it is clear that I am no subject matter expert, but, rather,… Continue reading Concerned with time management?
Food for thought Here's a thought that I've been chewing on for a while: For those bloggers who hope to expand their networks on WordPress and increase their subscriberships, it's more fruitful, on average, to interact with and support blogs with few subscribers of their own. Sharing this is, basically, like shooting myself in the… Continue reading Tips for bloggers #8: Network with smaller blogs
This isn't really a blogging tip For the past several weeks, I've been sharing some lessons that I've learned and thoughts I've had regarding blogging on WordPress.com. This has actually been very helpful for me because it's forced me to clarify my own blogging strategies for myself, and I've learned a bit by doing some… Continue reading Tips for bloggers #7: WordPress insights
WordPress.com vs. WordPress.org The Skeptic's Kaddish blog was created with and is hosted on WordPress.com, rather than WordPress.org, and there is, indeed, a significant difference. The major advantage of WordPress.com, you see, is the community aspect. Bloggers may easily search for, find, 'like', and otherwise interact with one another's blogs in the WordPress Reader. WordPress.org,… Continue reading Tips for bloggers #6: Community etiquette
Some of my best friends are anonymous But that doesn't increase their subscriber counts Not so long ago, from an entirely personal perspective, I was reflecting upon the modern-day strangeness of having some dear blogger-friends who remain entirely anonymous to me. The question of whether or not to reveal (or, for that matter, to what extent… Continue reading Tips for bloggers #5: Leverage your identity
Should you use categories and tags on your blog? Yes! Categories and tags are relevant to all bloggers - even those who are not concerned with gaining subscribers. I have been writing this series of blogging tips with an eye towards increasing one's visibility and appeal to others; but maintaining a taxonomy of blog topics… Continue reading Tips for bloggers #4: Categories and tags