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Thursday Thoughts: Blogging Questions?

I’m relatively new to blogging, only doing it since 2019, and I’d like to get your thoughts on a few things.

Do you blog more than you read others, or are you primarily a reader? I suspect most people on WP write more, but maybe there are more that just enjoy the various offerings.

How often do you update your web pages? I have been working on streamlining my landing page, trying to keep it uncluttered and easy for visitors to find what they need while showcasing my work.

How much storage space do you use. Oh, I still have plenty, but there are a lot of photos and such. If I delete them, then the posts that use them will have the little “image not available” on them.

Do you find the block editor “yell at the screen worthy”?

And now he dirty word: Monetizing

I use my blog to: exercise my writing skills, entertain, inform, and to let people know that I am here. Through my blog, readers can visit my website if what I write is interesting to them. While there, they can: purchase any of my books or merchandise, receive free samples of my books when they sign up for my newsletter, listen to some of the music that I have written, and look for free offerings from other authors I promote. 

I notice that some posts are partial, which if you wish to read the rest, a link is provided that will take you to the writer’s website. Obviously, this will boost the traffic there, but do you tend to pass those over in favor of staying within the WP feeds? I could probably put my posts onto my Medium.com page and get more reads there, but that feels like I’m trying to control where the reader goes.

Do you use your blog primarily for revenue, or is it for the love of writing?

There you go. Discuss.

Leon Stevens is a blogger, composer, artist, and an author of three books (so far): Lines by Leon: Poems, Prose, and PicturesJourneys: Eight Original Pieces for Classical Guitar and The Knot at the End of the Rope and Other Short Stories.
www.linesbyleon.com

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By Leon Stevens

I am an author, composer, and an artist. I published my first book of poetry: Lines by Leon – Poems, Prose, and Pictures in January 2020 and a book of original classical guitar compositions. My latest book is a short story compilation of science fiction/post-apocalyptic tales called, The Knot at the End of the Rope and Other Short Stories.

7 replies on “Thursday Thoughts: Blogging Questions?”

Hi Leon. I’ve been blogging since 2018. I read more than write. I enjoy reading others content but the time always seem to run away from me. I still have plenty storage, never tried deleting an image. Glad to know that if I do then the image on the post will be affected. I prefer the block editor. I would love to monetise my blog, that’s a work in progress. I blog for the love of writing and the community but I would love to make an income from it as well.

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This will seem like an odd addition to the post, but I was responding to Clive’s comment and all of a sudden a red box came up and said “Comment Trashed”. Not sure if I accidentally deleted your comment, Clive, but I did read it and thank you for your input!

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I have been on and off WordPress, and I opened it in 2015 but I only started taking it seriously since a couple of years. While it is essential to post consistently and regularly, it can get very daunting sometimes. I like to schedule my posts. I believe reading and leaving genuine comments on other people’s works also helps immene

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