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Benefits of Linking Your Blog Gravatar

Blogger Frank has been talking about community, of which I am a fan, and as such, I like to visit the kind readers who share their pearls of wisdom in comments on my blog and other blogs. However, sometimes readers, who comment, have not linked their avatar and blog or website, meaning I'm unable to… Continue reading Benefits of Linking Your Blog Gravatar


Crowdsourcing Blog Maintenance

Do you check older posts for broken links? I suspect not. When you've written and published a blog post, received comments and feedback, it's all over 'red rover,' for that blog post. Its moment in the WordPress reader limelight has passed, and it's such a shame that its cyber-life is all but over. Time moves… Continue reading Crowdsourcing Blog Maintenance

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Transfering or Inheriting an Existing Blog

Photo by Alexandr Podvalny on I have yet to complete a death letter to my daughter. She requested I write one to her before I depart this earth. Not that my death is imminent, or at least I hope not! Is it bad that I procrastinate about the contents? I am still uncertain what… Continue reading Transfering or Inheriting an Existing Blog

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Why Write a Blog? Is a Blog a Waste of Time?

What happened to storytelling, to writing a narrative? One Blogger asked this question in a recent post about the direction of blogging. She'd come across a blogger recommending other bloggers attract more readers by offering their readers useful advice: ...figure out what our unique niche is and paint ourselves as an authority, offering them something… Continue reading Why Write a Blog? Is a Blog a Waste of Time?

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Having Trouble Using the New Editor?

I have had many blogger friends comment that they are having issues with adding images or aligning images with the new block editor. Photo by Andrea Davis on I've been using the WordPress Block Editor since it was offered as the Gutenberg trial a year or so ago. Now I can honestly say I… Continue reading Having Trouble Using the New Editor?

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Friendly Friday Photo Challenge – / Two Ways

Do you edit your photos in a special way? Do you increase the saturation, like I do, on certain photos? Some weather conditions mean our snapshots might need brightening, or a slight change in contrast, the background removed, or a portrait touched up. We might want to add a frame or see what the photo… Continue reading Friendly Friday Photo Challenge – / Two Ways

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Creating a Successful Blog

So you have time to read blogs? Why? Don't you know what you want in life? Said a philosopher who had no concept of having to battle with a financial position. Benefits of Writing a Blog Most of us aren't completely aimless in life, we have some kind of plan and guess what, we do… Continue reading Creating a Successful Blog

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Blog Conversations

Are all Bloggers would-be storywriters, in disguise? Disguise I had to think a little more about why bloggers are attracted to write in the first place? Is it because we have a desire to express ourselves and communicate to others, using the written word? Blogging is like a Facebook post on caffeine! Writing Your Own… Continue reading Blog Conversations

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Maintaining a Blog

Photo by on WordPress recently told me it was my Blogging Anniversary. Really? What of it? It has been almost ten years since I first created Something to Ponder About, after trying for a few miserable months with the Blogger platform. I never really got how you connected with other people on that… Continue reading Maintaining a Blog