When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives means the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand. -Henri Nouwen (1932 – 1996)
Friends, As many of you know, I enjoy experimenting with various forms of poetry and have recently been focusing on short forms because of the goal that I set for myself at the beginning of this calendar year. I post #APoemADay on my Twitter account so those daily poems must be short. Even more recently,… Continue reading Looking for: Short forms of poetry
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