L is for list post.

Yep, you know those things you might see on sites like 10 ways to do x? Well those are called list posts, (I absolutely hate the term listacle, so you’ll never catch me using it!) List posts are a lot of fun to write! To me, it’s easy to come up with a whole bunch…

K is for Kill the Newsletter.

Kill The Newsletter is a cool service, and not actually doing any “”killing.” What it does though, is give you an email address to sign up to a newsletter with. When you subscribe with that address, anything that gets sent there goes to an atom feed. When you put this feed into something like Feedly,…

J is for journaling.

Do you keep a journal? I know I’ve tried in the past but I’ve become fairly lax about the whole thing. I do make a lot of lists though so technically you could say I still keep one. Journaling can help you write down all your ideas for blog posts, and other things, that are…

I is for IFTTT.

IFTTT, has been described by some people as the duct tape of the internet. It’s the service that makes other services work together. I use IFTTT to post my blog posts to Twitter. They use what are called “applets,” each one has at least one trigger and an action. For instance if new feed item…

H is for HTML.

HTML is what we used to build websites with back in the early 2000s when I started building them. You can still build a basic page with HTML but unless we’re talking about HTML5 no one really uses it anymore. That whole thing changes when you’re writing blog posts though. If you’re me and markdown…

G is for Google.

I personally can’t stand Google as a company. Yep, you read that right, I can’t stand Google. I don’t like that they collect and/or track everything you do online, just like Facebook, but that’s another story. I do believe that they’re too big and we should use antitrust to break them up. The only Google…

F is for forums and Facebook groups.

So far, I’ve done social media totally wrong with this whole blog thing. I’ve been focusing on Twitter and not the Facebook groups I’ve joined for answering blogging questions and promotion. Social media is a lot of fun, well at least for me anyway. The problem is there are so many platforms and I want…

E is for email newsletters/updates.

If you ever read blogs about blogging, the advice is always something like you should have an email newsletter because…” Email newsletters are fun to subscribe to, and I should know because I’m the queen of newsletter subscriptions. Although whether you write a newsletter each week or so, or just send out email updates is…

D is for daily posts.

I personally enjoy challenges like A to ?Z, because it challenges you to post each day. It isn’t absolutely necessary to post daily, but it’s a good habit to get into. Right now I believe the going recommendation is about 3 times a week. I have a blog in which I’ve been posting daily for…

B is for Blogathon, and blog hops.

OK so I had a third thing but it seemed a bit redundant so I left it out. I’m going to start by explaining what Blogathon was. Blogathon was a 24 hour event that allowed participants to blog for a charity of their choice. The first Blogathon took place in 2000, although it was just…