Welcoming a visitor to your website is a lot like meeting someone new for the first time. You start with some cursory introdcutions, shift awkwardly from foot to foot, delve into some surface level stuff, like what you do and where you come from, and if you hit it off, you might start talking about
It’s probably not a surprise to you to hear that spam is a reality of life online. If you’re using social media, running a website, or blogging, you’ve probably run into spammers. The bad news is that spammers are getting trickier all the time. The good news is that there are ways to avoid them.
Do you know how to write SEO friendly blog posts? Until recently, I didn’t (and even now, I’m still learning). Lately I’ve been doing lots of research about SEO, and if there’s one thing I’ve learned, it’s that: SEO is a really powerful way to attract more visitors to your blog. Even better, SEO doesn’t
When I first started blogging, one of the things that eluded me was RSS. It seemed like it should be easy to understand — after all, I saw it on almost every blog I read — but for some reason I couldn’t wrap my head around it. I understand RSS now (er, I think I
I love finding fresh new blogs. Every few weeks I’ll veer away from my regular weekend blog reading and venture out into the unknown via WordPress.com’s homepage. I’ll check out the hand-picked Freshly Pressed posts and then wander into Topics (also known as the Global Tag Listing) in the hopes that I’ll come across a
When I first started blogging, I read several articles about the differences between WordPress.com and WordPress.org, but eventually decided to host my blog using WordPress.com. My easy-to-use WordPress.com site has served me well over the past year or so, but when I decided to combine my blog and website, it was time to move to
There comes a time in every blogger’s life when they feel ready to give blogging advice to others. Or maybe there just comes a time when they’ve made so many mistakes they feel they can help others by sharing their experiences. This time has come for me :) I’ve been writing here for ten months