Weekly Roundup #8

By: | September 24, 2015 | Tags: , ,

Weekly Blogging Link Roundup

 

The Best Links of the Week

1. Merri Dennis is a woman of many talents. She is as knowledgeable about technology as she is about blogging.  Based on her experience and wisdom, she describes with easy-to-understand explanations why you should self-host using WordPress.org.

If you don’t want to check out her blogging advice, perhaps check out her tech services.  Both are offered in her post 8 Proven Reasons to Choose WordPress for Your Blog.  If  you are contemplating self-hosting, her article is a must-read.

2. DebbieDeyWrites calls her post  5 Steps: Time-Management Tips for Night Owls.  At first I thought a post for night owls was unique.  It occurred to me maybe it was a post for insomniacs.  After reading her article, I realized despite her headline, and despite the associations her headline raised for me, her posts truly is for everyone.

“Lack of time” is cited all over the blogosphere as one of bloggers’ main concerns.  DebbieDeyWrites offers such great productivity advice, I actually use some of them in my job as a teacher.  As I said, she can call her article what she wants, but these time-management tips are good for everyone, whether they blog or not, whether they are early birds or night owls.

3. I have two words to introduce the next blogger: Katie Paul.  Katie’s Pinterest Pinterest advice is, and has always been, stellar.  For what seems like eons, I have been wishing for the very post that was written and published by her and that entered my Email inbox yesterday, Brand Your Blog.

Not being one with a strong eye for graphic design, I hoped to find an article with flattering font combinations.  The list was in the post.

I wondered if shapes would enhance or hinder my Pinterest pins.  The answer was in the post.

I wondered if I should use the “transparency” function when designing my graphics.  The answer was in the post.

Note regarding Pinterest:  If you are following Mostly Blogging and would like to pin to our group Pinterest board, send me the Email Pinterest has on file for you to janicegreenfield123@gmail.com.  Your Email will remain private.

I hope you enjoyed this week’s selections. Did you notice they were all women?

Men, I would love to give your posts exposure and promote them as well.  Please submit your links related to blogging, writing, productivity, technology, or social media in the comments section below.

Readers, please share this Weekly Link Roundup, so others have a chance to read these tips about self-hosting, productivity, and Pinterest.

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  2. Calvin

    Hi Janice, I just created a blog yesterday. I’m also interested in sharing on Pinterest. My email on file is the same above.

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Calvin,
      I tried to invite you but it said I already invited you. Your name was on the list. You had accepted the invitation.
      Janice

  3. John Doe

    Merri’s post was really interesting when you went to sell posting, did you pick WordPress.org? What is the difference between self hosting with your different options that you have

  4. Katie Paul

    Thank you so much for including me in your round up.
    Pinterest is my most favourite platform. I’m always happy to help people figure out their graphics 🙂

    • Janice Wald

      Happy to do it Katie. It was a great article. It helped me, and I’m confident it will help my readers.
      Janice

  5. Merri Dennis

    Janice – Thanks so much for the shout out on your list. You know I love your enthusiasm and your content. Self-hosting is the way to go with software from WordPress.org as your platform.

    • Janice Wald

      Well, you know what a fan I am of yours, so it is quite mutual, I assure you.
      Janice

  6. Terri Webster Schrandt

    Great round up, Janice! I read Katie’s post too via a link party and commented how hers was one of the best posts I had seen on that subject! Have a great weekend!

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Terry,
      I am actually going to follow Katie’s advice right now for Saturday’s graphic. It is a resolution to spruce up my graphics. Can one have a resolution in September, LOL? Thanks for writing. I agree with you.
      I received traffic from your site this week–thank you again. 700 Followers! Congratulations!
      Janice

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Gigi,
      How have you been? It’s been a while. Sometimes I see you on Facebook. Thanks for visiting me today and writing.
      Janice

  7. Melissa (Wading Through Motherhood)

    Thanks for all of the great resources! #sitsblogging

  8. Debbie

    I find myself always coming here from SITS even though I subscribe to your blog :-).

    Thanks for the great links. I rally learned a lot from Katie. Her post makes me want to get creative with my blog’s colors.

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Debbie,
      I think you will find my new graphics show her influence. I am trying to make the color “bleed” through and use shapes. Thanks for writing, clicking my link at SITS, and the compliments on the post.
      Janice

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