Snake oil offers on WordPress

Having been actively blogging on WordPress for ~2.5 years, I've gotten my share of commercial offers via comments on my blog post. Actually, snake oil salesmen also like to employ the twin strategies of 'liking' blog posts and 'following' blogs to get people's attention... both of which I simply ignore. As far as comments with… Continue reading Snake oil offers on WordPress

In-person versus online poetry community

Poets of Babel Last year (2021), during the Jewish autumn festival of Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles), I attended a local gathering of poets in Jerusalem, hosted by Shoshana - a poet I'd come across here on WordPress who happens to live down the street from me. Then, in May '22, I attended another poetry reading… Continue reading In-person versus online poetry community

Our WordPress friend just had a stroke

Steven S. Wallace had a stroke Steven S. Wallace (a pseudonym) is a lovely person many of us have had the pleasure of meeting here in the blogosphere. He has been one of our regular W3 poetry prompt participants and has served as host for W3 on several ocassions, including last week. Last night, I… Continue reading Our WordPress friend just had a stroke

How much posting is too much?

In my experience I'm going to posit a couple of points about increasing a blog's readership numbers: It is important to blog consistently. In other words, if you want to increase your readership, you should regularly be producing content. The less subscribers one has, the less one should focus on creating blog content. In other… Continue reading How much posting is too much?

I’m choosing to fail at Twitter

Success on any social media platform, including a blogging platform like WordPress, requires building relationships with other users. Here, on WordPress, where I am very active, I have formed warm relationships with other writers around the world; but on Twitter, where I don't engage much with others, I have failed to do so. That's why… Continue reading I’m choosing to fail at Twitter

Profiled by Ken Hume

One idea I've entertained (which has been done before by other bloggers) is to profile and/or interview fellow writers whose content I particularly enjoy. This is something that's long been on my back burner; and it will probably remain there for the foreseeable future because I'm simply too busy to invest myself in another new… Continue reading Profiled by Ken Hume

5,000 โ€“ Thankย You!

Two years of blogging Friends, I have been blogging here on WordPress for just shy of two years now, and I've learned a great deal along the way, much of which I've tried to share with my readers. As I was getting my feet wet in the waters of the blogosphere, I came across bloggers… Continue reading 5,000 โ€“ Thankย You!

Confusion about bloggers who share my posts

A recommendation for all bloggers If you would like to increase the likelihood that others will come across your content on the Internet and make their ways to your blog, it behooves you to enable 'sharing buttons' (Twitter, FB, etc.) on your posts and pages. Personally, I always appreciate it when people share my posts… Continue reading Confusion about bloggers who share my posts