If no one LIKES a post or COMMENTS on it the author may reasonably assume the post is of no, or little, value.
Then we need to reconsider what we are writing. Posts that fall on deaf ears may need to be trashed or re-written otherwise they are just redundant clutter. Culling and re-writing successful posts is important as a blog evolves and attracts new readers. A blog should never become cluttered and bogged down with irrelevant posts. Readers are lazy so by the time a blog has accumulated 250+ posts, even if many are still good and relevant, they will be buried deep under the latest posts and will seldom, if ever, be read again. Continue reading How can bloggers get more likes and comments?→
Thanks to a very helpful member of the WordPress Support team, Shawna Roberts, I have managed to get resolution to a problem I have failed to understand for some time. Unfortunately, though, although I have discovered what the problem is, WordPress is, at this time, unable to solve it.
In order to answer the question posed we need to recognise that blogging falls under the arts. Just like authors, painters, sculptors, photographers, film-makers and musicians, bloggers do not compete directly with each other. In fact it can be argued that , if anything, competition stifles creativity which is the very essence of art. Continue reading Who are the blog competitions REAL winners?→
If you are new or relatively new to blogging, having to learn the ins and outs of how WordPress works, managing the blog itself, the technical aspects plus integrating social media and fielding the myriad emails that fly in all day and every day, you will appreciate how undeniably daunting it is. I learned in a short time to respect all the part-time bloggers who have full-time jobs. If you are one, honestly, I really admire you. How do you do it? I still feel like I am back at college reading for a degree. Having said all that it is one of the most exciting, challenging and invigorating projects I have ever undertaken. Continue reading How to consistently produce quality blog content→
Many of us WordPress bloggers got a shock when our beloved Zemanta plug-in disappeared from our blogs without warning a few days ago. I was writing a post when I thought ‘Hang on, something is missing here.’