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From One Blogger to Another

Since many members of this community also have their own blogs, it's good to share our experiences. Started my in 2012. It is a lot of fun, even though it's a project and my purpose is to generate income. It's a combined / and my publishing or posting skills are evolving. Here are two tips that fellow bloggers might find helpful.

At my blog on the sidebar there is a free widget found at FEEDJIT which shows a real-time view of visitors to your blog. This morning was a pleasant surprise because visitors other than me had come to my site. Sometimes the widget just shows that the visitor ended up on the home page. Sometimes it shows you have not had any visitors for a few hours.

What's cool is when you see that they actually went to a specific blog post. For example, over the weekend, the three posts below were visited and they weren't recently published posts. That's a good indicator.

Another blog improvement is the related posts widget created by In-Link which was just installed. This widget helps people navigate your blog better because it suggest more posts for your visitors to read. If you click on any of the links above, you'll see “More Posts You Might Like” following the blog entry.

This helps me. Hope it helps you too!

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wolfgirl569 wrote on June 15, 2015, 2:04 PM

Those sound cool. If I ever set up a blog I will have to check them out.

BrenndaMarie wrote on June 15, 2015, 2:14 PM

that sound really cool. I hope, you do well with your blogging. I have tried a couple in the past. But, nothing ever came out of it.

CoralLevang wrote on June 15, 2015, 2:42 PM

I really never have learned how to do any of that on my blog. I suppose I could help my readership by doing so?

Kasman wrote on June 15, 2015, 3:31 PM

I'm still roaming the internet looking for a permanent home of my own! i honestly couldn't be bothered with the potential hassles I have heard some people go through with their own websites and for this reason I haven't tried that route. The closest I have come is Google Blogger - it does offer a lot of freedom without all the potential hassles.

BarbRad wrote on June 15, 2015, 5:55 PM

It's been a long time since I've posted anything to Tumblr by hand. I just don't have much time to go there anymore. Some posts from other blogs are posted automatically.

inertia4 wrote on June 15, 2015, 8:54 PM

cmoneyspinner I use Tumblr and I have all my links posted there. I do like the platform also. But I am looking for something I can do easier. I don't know code well at all and on Tumblr you need to know code in order to input ads on your blog. That's where Blogger is easier. Also I found Weebly to be quite simple and clean site to use to create a blog or page.

cmoneyspinner wrote on June 15, 2015, 9:36 PM

The Tumblr is for socializing as well. But I don't socialize there much because I'm always trying to tweak it. Glad you like the tips.

cmoneyspinner wrote on June 15, 2015, 9:38 PM

One of my daughters told me to give blogging a try. The various blogging platforms and I have had our ups and downs but I persist.

cmoneyspinner wrote on June 15, 2015, 9:40 PM

Some blogging apps are easier than the others when it comes to customizing. I find the Tumblr app the easiest. But believe me, I didn't learn this stuff overnight!

cmoneyspinner wrote on June 15, 2015, 9:42 PM

I use the Google Blogger or Blogspot. I like that one too!

cmoneyspinner wrote on June 15, 2015, 9:51 PM

I've been at my Tumblr blog practically all day today because I have been neglecting it and needed to do some housekeeping. My Wordpress blog is interfaced with my Tumblr, so when I publish at Dispensable Thoughts (my Wordpress blog), a post also appears at Express Yourself! (my Tumblr blog).

At first I thought it was duplication but fact is, I have two different reading audiences at the different platforms and publishing in both blogs at the same time saves me work and keeps both blogs visible to the search engines. Each platform offers different features. I like both and refuse to choose one or the other. :)

cmoneyspinner wrote on June 15, 2015, 9:55 PM

When it comes to placing ads, Blogger or Blogspot makes it really easy. As for Weebly, I tried it but I'm not so impressed. However, I have seen others publish some very nice blogs using that app.

I just found your Tumblr blog and followed it.

MelissaE wrote on June 16, 2015, 7:08 AM

These are excellent ideas. I have a hotspot, so I will need to check these out.

LindaCPearson wrote on June 16, 2015, 2:45 PM

I've never written a blog but it's on my bucket list of things I would like to do one of these days.

cmoneyspinner wrote on June 16, 2015, 4:47 PM

Happy to share them :)

cmoneyspinner wrote on June 16, 2015, 4:51 PM

A blog is no different from writing a dairy or a journal. If you have an expertise or passion you can blog about that and call it your “niche”. If you don't, just do freestyle like me and just post things you enjoy, hope others will enjoy and hopefully make a little bit of money from the activity. There are several free platforms. If you screw up or don't like it, just delete it. No law says you have to keep it.

inertia4 wrote on June 16, 2015, 7:01 PM

cmoneyspinner I do like the layout of Tumblr and the look of it. But placing ads there is not an easy task. So I don't bother with that. I just mainly have all my links posted there.

FreyaYuki wrote on June 17, 2015, 3:36 AM

Personally, I don't actually like those widgets that show that there are visitors/readers on the page or where they're from and what they're reading. Sure, it could be useful for the blog/site owner but, as a reader, I don't like it since it feels like an invasion of a reader's privacy. That's why I don't use stuff like that on my own blogs (just rely on Analytics or the built-in stats on the blogging platform) and almost always leave right away when I come across a site with those widgets. Just my personal opinion. As for the related posts widget, yeah, I agree. I like it too and find it very useful. It's too bad that Tumblr doesn't have a built-in one. I hope they consider adding one. I've come across the in-link widget you mentioned but am still trying to see if it would work on my blog/if I'll end up using it.

FreyaYuki wrote on June 17, 2015, 3:39 AM

Yes, I agree that Google Blogger offers a lot of freedom. It's free and you can actually put ads on it. It's got a lot of built-in widgets already as well like popular posts, labels/tag cloud, blog archives list, etc. Am also working on a Blogger blog. Aside from that, there's also Tumblr.

FreyaYuki wrote on June 17, 2015, 3:43 AM

I like Tumblr and Blogger too. I've tried Weebly but wasn't all that impressed by it. It has a lot of limitations so I've decided to put the Weebly site/blog I'm working on on-hold for the moment while I focus on Tumblr and Blogger and other stuff.

FreyaYuki wrote on June 17, 2015, 3:45 AM

Yeah, it's easier to place ads on Blogger because you can just use the HTML/Javascript widget but you are limited on where you can place this widget depending on your blog's layout unless you go to the HTML code and move the placement of the ads around. Agree with your thoughts on Weebly. Also tried it and have decided to stop working on the Weebly site for now because of its limitations.

cmoneyspinner wrote on June 17, 2015, 4:10 PM

I have yet to master Analytics. Widgets simplify things for me. But I do understand your objection. Maybe Tumblr is working on related posts or maybe it's something the theme makers will offer as a built-in feature. Don't know. Thanks for all of your comments.