Blog Stats – Should We Pay Them Any Attention At All?

A disclaimer right from the outset - I'm a bit of a stats geek. Numbers, tables, graphs, trends, I lap them up. More importantly, I love how they can show patterns and changes over time, and give us useful feedback about what's going on, and how we can improve what we're doing. For WordPress bloggers,… Continue reading Blog Stats – Should We Pay Them Any Attention At All?

How To Find Time To Write 20 Blog Posts A Month

This calendar year I've been publishing a new post on 35hunter every 36 hours, which averages about 20 post a month. I've found this schedule is a very good balance for me between being able to keep my ideas flowing and giving them more coherence in the form of blog posts, and not feeling overwhelmed… Continue reading How To Find Time To Write 20 Blog Posts A Month

Three Tips To Encourage More Comments And Interaction On Your Blog

A major reason for me having a blog is to interact with others who enjoy photography. Because of this, the comments are a fundamental feature. With no comments, no feedback, no conversation, I'm talking to an empty sky.  So in the three and a half years I've been running 35hunter, I've done all I can… Continue reading Three Tips To Encourage More Comments And Interaction On Your Blog

The Beauty Of Blog Archives – Gifts that Keep Giving

A number of blogs I've discovered in the last year or so have either published very few new posts since I've found them, or none at all. Some might think this is reason enough to visit them no further, as the author has little or nothing new to say. But the beauty of blogs of course is… Continue reading The Beauty Of Blog Archives – Gifts that Keep Giving

Writing With Feeling, Sharing With Soul

We recently talked about why blogging is alive and well. That said, for me the majority of blogs (especially those focusing largely on cameras and/or bicycles) tend to be very much focused on the technical, statistical side, with reviews and the like. Or they just feature photographs that rarely transcend the ordinary. Amidst the mediocrity,… Continue reading Writing With Feeling, Sharing With Soul