Tips for bloggers #8: Network with smaller blogs

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

3,000 – Thank You!

14 months of blogging Friends, I am going to keep this short, in haibun form. Further words won't convey my appreciation for you any more effectively. Thank you. In the last 14 months, I have learned so much from our shared community ~ not only about poetry and other forms of creative writing, but also… Continue reading 3,000 – Thank You!

Tips for bloggers #7: WordPress insights

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

Tips for bloggers #6: Community etiquette

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

Tips for bloggers #5: Leverage your identity

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

Omphaloskepsis

I cannot just write for myself It's a conundrum. I love to write, but, somehow, I consistently seem to lack the motivation to write exclusively for myself. My Mama (and Papa too - when he was alive) is an incredibly private person. As a girl, she kept a diary for herself, but she would never,… Continue reading Omphaloskepsis

Tips for bloggers #4: Categories and tags

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