Tag Archives | organisation

What everybody ought to know about blogging

Via Sharon B’s blog, I found this useful set of links to blog posts entitled What everybody ought to know about blogging.

I have only worked my way down to the third link so far, which is 50 tips to unclutter your blog. My sidebar is very full – what links do you like and which annoy you? Should I move the archives and the blogroll to separate pages, or don’t you care? Any thoughts and comments will be carefully considered!

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Blog page size

I have a question for you.  Is my blog taking ages to load with all the photos?  I have just reduced the number of posts on a page to 6 instead of 10 because I thought that some people who have a slow internet connection might find it difficult reading my blog, but please let me know if it is still too slow and I will reduce it further.  What is the optimum number?  I would hate to lose readers because you can’t view it easily…   I can set it to whatever number of posts I want to, so do leave a comment and let me know.

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New comments option

If you leave a comment in future, you will notice that it now gives you the option to subscribe to the comments for that particular entry, which means that you can follow any discussion or any reply to your comment in the future. I found this plugin and decided that in future I will reply to any comments in the comments rather than in private emails (if appropriate), which will hopefully generate more discussion and interaction. One of the things I find difficult when I leave comments on people’s blogs is remembering to go back and check for replies so this seems to be an ideal solution, for my own blog at least. What do you think?

If you have a WordPress blog and fancy putting the plugin on to your blog, you can find it on this page.

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Upgrade mostly successful!

Well, I successfully upgraded. Now all I have to do is find out how to put the banner image back and a few other minor (I hope!) details. And get used to the new blog admin. Bear with me!

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