The older I get, the more time is on my mind. I took a hiatus from this blog for a while, and while I was gone, the blog had its 6th birthday. 6th!
I can’t believe I’ve had this blog for 6 years.
When I started it, I had more free time and so I posted more often. I’d thought that as I got older, my free time would increase, but it hasn’t worked out that way. However, I’ve missed blogging and writing, so here I am.
Space is the other thing on my mind – I use the free version of WordPress for this blog, so I get a limited amount of space for the pictures I add. When I was posting reviews of dance shows, I had multiple pics per post. Same with when I started doing travel photos – multiple pics per sim. I’ve only used 21% of my free storage so far, so I guess I have another 12 years or so before I need to worry about reaching the limit? 😛
Seriously, though, it’s a real dilemma. You want pics because those interest people (and drive traffic) but the tradeoff is the space requirements. I could upgrade to a paid account with WordPress and get more space, but that’s hard to justify right now.
I also used to post my pics to Flickr, but now Flickr is limited as well, unless I pay to go Pro (which I won’t). So now I’m back to debating what social media I might want to use with the blog. I used to post on KoinUp back in the day and they’re still around (and still free, I think) or I could use my Ello account. Any suggestions besides Fakebook and Twitter? 😀
I’ve posted several times about how overwhelming managing multiple social media accounts can be.
Apparently I’m a glutton for punishment. -.-
I went and signed myself up for some new networks.
If you belong to any of these networks, look me up – I’m always happy to meet new friends. 🙂
KoinUp is a site I found after watching an episode of Designing Worlds on photography.
My first impression is that it’s sort of like Flickr (which you can apparently cross-post to from KoinUp).
I joined a few groups and I’m giving it a few days to see how I like it.
I added KoinUp to my Feedly reader a month or so ago, and I like being able to just scan through some of the art when I have a few free moments.
I tried adding Flickr to Feedly, but they refuse to play nice together. 😦
On the recommendation of Ever Afterr (check out her blog here), I decided to check out Reddit.
After reading through the FAQs and their posting rules, I decided to go ahead and join.
It’s kind of overwhelming at first, but I removed a bunch of subreddits and pared it down to a usable amount.
I found a book subreddit, so I’m already having fun reading everyone’s comments.
(Just FYI – I hated Anna Karenina and my favorite book of all time is a tie – To Kill a Mockingbird/Jane Eyre.)
I couldn’t find a mobile app for Reddit that wasn’t 3rd party, so I’ll have to see how useful/engaging I find it if I’m only using it when on my PC. (If you have any suggestions that work well for you, let me know.)
I signed up for Ello when it first came out, because I hate Facebook.
I haven’t been on in months, and decided to go back a few days ago to check it out.
It doesn’t seem that active for SLers – or am I missing something?
If you’re on Ello, tell me – I would love to have some active people to follow!
I also read (I think) that they are working on a mobile app, which would let me be more active.
I spend most of my time on social networks via my phone, not my PC.
Becky recently wrote a blog post about SEO and blogging.
In it, she mentioned Google’s Webmaster Tools.
I had tried using them months ago, but got lost in all the technicalities and just abandoned it.
I went back and tried to get back into it.
I’m still floundering. 😦
I’m also debating whether it is worth the work to get a Google+ Page in addition to my profile.
I’m also investigating some other apps that would help me manage all the social media streams.
If you have a Google+ Page or use a service like HootSuite, I’d love to hear your feedback.