Becoming Conversant in Google Analytics: Timing Posts

Are Google Analytics necessary for beginning bloggers?   Here’s one of the cool aspects of Google Analytics: its capability to show us activity on our blogs by time of day.   This helps in figuring out what to post, when! Visualizing User Data One of the biggest problems is making sense of the visualization of the data. … Read More

Writing a Blog in a Time of Change

Writing a blog about starting a blog– in 2018–ten years behind the curve!–seems ridiculous.  Come on, the competition out there has a serious head start–and some of those sites are gorgeous.  Have you ever been discouraged with your blog, thinking all the “best ideas” are taken? Don’t be.   Dancing in the Hurricane Probably the best time… Read More

Research Roundup: On Pinterest Group Boards

.Making the most out of Pinterest is a puzzle. Tailwind is interesting but there are other methods of approaching the platform that deserve consideration.  This is the first of a continuing feature of “Research Roundup posts.”  I’ll take some cool blog post I’ve found and give you a short summary of it and with a… Read More

Four Myths About the Advantages of Self-Hosting

We’ve read the books like WordPress for Dummies  and the websites we find on gearing up to start a business using blogs.  In all of these we are told,  “self-host” !  and then the myths follow.  This advice needs a serious update. I was totally taken in by the “expert” advice on self-hosting and had… Read More

Mangling MailChimp, Round Four: Boxing with Boxzilla

Are we ready to start that email list?  In our last mangle of the Mailchimp, we conquered the Mailchimp plug-in–now it’s time for the next level: those boxes that jump up and ask for an email.  Welcome to the Boxzilla plug-in and Review! What is Boxzilla? Boxzilla is a “lightweight” plug-in  (according to it website)… Read More