Blogging & Writing

Thoughts, ideas, tips and tools for blogging and writing in general.

Recently I finally finished a huge project I started a long time ago: recategorising my blog posts. My old categories and tagging system had turned messy during all these years, since it allowed creating new tags on the fly and applying multiple tags to each post. I needed to create some new rules. Now I have 10 preset categories, including my the subjects I blog the most. And each post can have...

It's been a while. I'm aware of that. Almost a year! There has been breaks before, week or months. But this long? Never. The break started as your usual not-feeling-like-it. I wanted to redesign my site, but either I didn't have the time and motivation or I was out of ideas. Seeing the site reminded me of this, trying to blog reminded me of this. Suddenly it had been a month. Then another, and...

Are you stuck with your blogging? Do you feel your blog posts lack of personality, could have better quality, need a kick? Those who have been blogging a lot may easily find themselves fed up with it. In case you blog traffic isn't impressing, shares aren't happening and comments aren't coming in, you want to become a better blogger. To be honest, even for the best and most successful ones there...

I've tried many methods during all these years. Some of them have been more successful than others, some have failed terribly. Fighting comment spam could easily become a full time job. I had been using Mollom for quite a while, and been somewhat happy with it. It wasn't perfect, but it mostly did what it should. Mostly. Then something changed. I still don't know what went wrong, but the service...

Use short paragraphs. Add lists and subtitles. Bold your important points. Make your blog posts skimmable. You've heard all these tips on how to improve your blog posts. Now you may be wondering if your blog posts are really improved, or if people are just jumping in and out without really reading them. To really improve your blogging, I have a question for you. I'm not saying those tips are...

What we call social media works in a sneaky way. It makes you think everything is about you. Whether it's someone else's Facebook update or a like to your Instagram photo, you believe it's somehow related to you. It's not. Everyone for themselves. When someone comments your blog post, she does it for herself. When someone shares your content, he is doing it for selfish reasons. It's personal....