If you had to choose between being able to write a blog (but not read others’) and being able to read others’ blogs (but not write your own), which would you pick? Why? Read others’ blogs. Of course, that’s not what I am doing now, is it? Let’s ignore that fact. Like everyone else, my … More Daily Prompt: Morton’s Fork
It’s time for a quick visit to Mr. Brewer’s 25 Ways to Increase Blog Traffic for a review of his third piece of advice: Tag content. Most blogging interfaces (like Blogger and WordPress) have ways to tag posts with keywords that you may use multiple times. For instance, I know this post will have a “blogging” tag at the very least, though … More Tag – you’re it!
Hey, how do you like the new duds? I changed the theme on my blog. If you read via something other than a browser, you might want to come take a look. It is called Sunspot, and is the latest free offering from WordPress. I thought the colors matched my old and current Gravatar picture. … More Moving along
This is not the best picture of an egret (specially, a great egret or Casmerodius albus). But it does fit the WordPress photo challenge topic, ready, and the next letter in the alphabet, ‘e‘. The bike paths that run through Santa Rosa, CA are part of the old canal maintenance roads that run along the upper banks … More Weekly Photo Challenge: Egret Ready
In 2011, WordPress had a daily challenge and a weekly photo challenge. Everyday a WordPress representative would post a topic for the public to use and abuse. Likewise, every week they posted a topic for photographers (laymen and professionals alike) to interpret as they saw fit. I didn’t discover either until late in the year. … More Photo Weekly Challenge: ‘A’ Launch
The wonderful WordPress wizards have answered our prayers: we have a GoodReads widget now! Check it out! Over there, on the left sidebar. Cool, huh? I got all three of my book shelves going. GoodReads, an online community of readers, is a place where you can list all the books you’ve read, rate them, and then … More Widget Nirvana
I’ve blogged for some time now, but yesterday I encountered a first – an award! Isn’t that sweet? Bestowed upon me by a lovely WordPress blogger, what else can I do but wallow in its glow? A few weeks ago, I started following Emmie Mears, who blogs about her writing adventures. Her posts are honest, … More My very first blog award