7 Questions That People Have Asked About Blogging

Once there are new people getting themselves into blogging, questions pertaining to blogging will always arise.

Back in March 2020, I published, 6 Questions That Always Pop Up In The Blogosphere; it was one of those blog posts that addressed some of the frequently asked questions about blogging.

Today, I am going to answer seven blogging-related questions; seven of which I have decided to do an in-depth exploration of.

So, read on closely because it is going to be highly interesting.

1.) Where Can I Find Bloggers To Interact With?

Believe it or not, there are bloggers who have claimed that no one interacted with their blog (Their blog was a proverbial ghost town).

One of the hardest things for newcomers to blogging is for them to feel as though they are all alone in the blogosphere.

Interaction with fellow bloggers is vital for the newcomer to blogging because it encourages them to keep on blogging.

Those of us that use WordPress are aware of the fact, that we can locate the types of blogs that we are interested in via the WordPress Reader; which eventually leads to us to interacting with other bloggers by:

  • Leaving them thoughtful comments in their comments thread after we have read their blog post in its entirety.
  • Pressing the Like button on those blog posts that we thought were amazing.
  • Following their blogs with the hope of being notified of their new content; which provides us with an opportunity to read what they posted and interact with them again.

Oh, I have to admit, that the WordPress Reader is a marvellous tool.

Why?

Because the WordPress Reader provides us with the perfect opportunity to interact with our fellow bloggers.

People on other blogging platforms can interact with other bloggers via:

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Pinterest
  • Mix
  • Viral Content Bee

Dear friend, the internet is filled with countless bloggers (Simply interact with some of them).

2.) How Do I Go About Keeping My Followers?

Yes, my friend, there are bloggers who are deeply concerned about keeping their followers.

From a realistic perspective, not everyone will choose to remain as loyal followers to your blog. Some people will follow your blog for a certain amount of time, unfollow you and go on to following someone else that they think is more interesting (This, my friend, is no fault of yours because it is impossible to please everyone).

All bloggers can do their best to keep the followers that they have (and even attract new followers) by:

  • Always publishing content on their blog that is of high quality.
  • Being consistent with their publishing schedule.
  • Interacting with their fellow bloggers.

Always keep in mind, that where followers are concerned, people will come and people will go.

So, do not become dejected whenever you have noticed a decrease in your number of followers.

3.) Where Can I Find Royalty-Free Images For My Blog?

A lot of newbie bloggers have made the mistake of using any image that they find on the internet to use as an image for their blog post.

One should never take any image that they found on the internet and add it to their blog post because they could end up using a copyrighted image (And that sort of thing could lead to them being sued by the owner of the image).

On a positive note, bloggers can legally locate free images for their blogs on the following sites:

Why should you land yourself in a whole lot of trouble in the legal sense, when you can utilize royalty-free images?

4.) How Do I Stand Out In The Blogosphere?

Any blogger who has a desire to stand out in the blogosphere will have to do the following things:

  • Publish outstanding content.
  • Give back to their blogging community by teaching others what they have learned about blogging.
  • Teach their viewing audience a new skill.
  • Be an exemplary blogger.
  • Allow their personality to shine.
  • Have a sincere willingness to interact with members of their blogging community.

Dear friend, you will stand out in the blogosphere if you have a genuine desire to be of service to others.

Always remember that where blogging is concerned, it is not always about you.

5.) How Far Into The Future Should I Schedule My Blog Posts?

The God’s/Goddess’s truth is that it is entirely up to the blogger to schedule their blog posts for any time period into the future.

One of my fellow bloggers told me that they have a year’s worth of blog posts scheduled in advance (Wow, that is a whole lot! I am happy for them).

I once thought about doing the same and then the thought about not being alive on this physical plane of existence came into my head.

I developed the policy of responding to the comments that were made in the comments section of my blog and if I passed away while having blog posts scheduled one year into the future, I would not be around to respond to the comments that were made on those blog posts (And that could lead people into wrongfully thinking that I no longer have an interest in responding to comments).

When I had my first blog on WordPress, I used to schedule around three to seven blog posts to be published at a future date.

Today, I have settled on only scheduling only one blog post to be published weekly.

How far into the future have you scheduled your blog posts to be published?

6.) What Are Some Of The Things That I Can Do To Overcome Writer’s Block?

Almost every time that I go through the WordPress Reader, I come across a blog post from someone who claims that they are suffering from a severe case of writer’s block.

Is it possible for a blogger to combat this so-called writer’s block and win?

Yes, they can! My blog post, 10 Ways To Overcome Writer’s Block, will teach you my secrets of getting rid of writer’s block for good.

Always remember, that you are the one who is supposed to be in charge of your mind and you can engage yourself in a simple mind game by saying to yourself, “Sorry, writer’s block, you are not on my mind’s guest list!”

7.) What Are Some Of The Best Ways For A Blogger To Increase The Incoming Traffic To Their Blog?

To be honest, a blogger can increase the incoming traffic to their blog in various ways; for example, they can:

  • Publish blog posts on their blog in a consistent manner; whether it be daily, a few days a week, fortnightly, monthly, etcetera.
  • Publish two blog posts on a daily basis (This helps in the area of boosting incoming traffic when one notices that the number of incoming views to their blog is somewhat low).
  • Create prompts — the kind of prompts that bloggers will enjoy participating in.
  • Promote the links to their blog posts on social media.
  • Invite popular bloggers to be guest bloggers on their blog.
  • Perform on-page and off-paid SEO on their blog.

Most bloggers that I know do not mind receiving an increase of incoming views to their blog.

And, it is okay for you to desire an increase of incoming views to your blog.

Final Thoughts

Dear friend, I truly hope that I have shed some light on those seven questions.

Please feel free to share this eye-opening blog post of mines with your followers on your social media accounts.

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As always, thank you for reading!

93 thoughts on “7 Questions That People Have Asked About Blogging

  1. Hi REnard:
    thanks for your comments. I just started blogging but have received a couple of shall I say porno invites. Is this a common occurrence? Do you get them too? I reported them to wordpress but I was surprised. I don’t think I post provocative subjects. I’m thinking of changing my profile portrait? I’m a dancer and that profile photo was taken live. I’m wondering if I should post a cartoon portrait like yours?

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    1. 🤔 So far, I have never received any pornography invitations (And, I do not want to receive those types of invitations).

      In your case, I do not think that creating a cartoon portrait of yourself is going to stop people from sending you those sorts of invitations because they already know what you look like.

      Unfortunately, women tend to bear the brunt of those who are in the sex industry; which in my opinion is unfair.

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  2. Your posts are usually outstanding.

    Well done, Renard.

    I liked the fact that you mentioned reading a blog post in its entirety. I am guilty of doing the opposite, sometimes.😁

    About images, I get mine from gettyimages.com. Thanks for sharing the others.

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  3. I recently stumbled across this on a WordPress support page: “Please do not schedule more than 100 posts. Any posts scheduled beyond that amount will not be published.” I’m not sure if this limit is new or not.

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    1. 🙂 Ashleyleia, the WordPress Support page mentioned, “If you have more than 100 scheduled posts, reduce that amount to less than 100.”

      Hmm. Are they insinuating that the number of scheduled posts should not exceed 99?

      And, like you, I am not sure if this limitation is something that is new or old.

      Thank you for your participation!

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  4. Hi Renard, hmm, not sure on posting 2x daily. Will readers have time to read the same blog 2x in a day? I used to get emails from bloggers that did that and then I unsubscribed because it was too much. Curious though. Your tip about engaging with others is key and I do see a big difference when I do vs. when I don’t. Have a great rest of the weekend!

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    1. 🙂 Lisa, I believe that the type of blog post has a lot to do with it; for example, posting long-form content twice a day is going to be a bit unbearable for the subscriber. However, two shorter blog posts published many hours apart will be more tolerable for the subscriber.

      By the way, you are not the only person who would unsubscribe to a blog if they received more than one email notification from a person.

      Thanks for sharing your perspective on this subject.

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      1. Thank you Renard for clarifying that one. I guess if you don’t send the emails out posting 2x a day would be okay today 🙂 I wonder too about the push notifications. I love using them on my own blog.

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        1. 🙂 In regards to push notifications, the user will be notified via their web browser every time you publish a new blog post. Therefore, seeing too many notifications in a short space of time will be annoying.

          Thank you for your question, Lisa.

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  5. Very useful advice especially about interacting with other bloggers, I try and set aside some time every day to have a look at the WP reader. As you say it’s a great tool.
    Thanks for all your tips 😎

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  6. These are great tips! I try to stick to my schedule of posting MWF and Saturday Awards so that I get to post frequently and still have time or days to write the content. I honestly struggle with number 7, as I too aim to get more traffic on my blog and I guess I still have a long way to go but I totally don’t mind, I know it gets better. ☺️☺️ Thanks for the tips, really helpful, Renard!

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            1. 🙂 Oh, thank you!

              By the way, I found this comment of yours among my spam; I clicked on “Not Spam” to let Akismet know that this was a safe comment.

              Please find out from some of your blogging friends if your comment is being wrongfully viewed as spam by Akismet’s algorithm and is being sent to their designated spam area.

              Thank you for your participation.

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  7. Nice blog. Can you do a blog on using Pinterest to increase blog traffic? I have heard its a great platform but I am having hard time understanding how to use it.

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    1. 🤔 I do not think that I will be writing a blog post on how to use Pinterest because it has been done numerous times by others.

      What you can do in the meantime, is do a Google search for that particular topic.

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  8. WordPress Reader is a marvellous tool indeed! It is one of the reasons I’ve chosen WordPress platform for blogging 😉
    I knew about Pixabay, Pexels and Unsplash but wow, there are so many more, thank you 😊
    I do like to schedule my posts too…when I have a few hours free I try to write them and schedule them and in this way I have daily little time to respond to comments and read the others 😉 Usually I schedule maybe around 4-5 posts ahead 😉 It gives me a feel of tranquility 🤪

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  9. Hi Renard. I have a question that I hope is ok here. Something that has been bugging me for a while and after this past week on and off, it raises my question again.

    It’s to do with the like button.

    There is one person and he has been doing it again today, liking the same post. So obviously unliking, then liking again, for him to keep appearing liking this same post throughout today.
    He’s done it in the past, on different posts.
    Not every post and he has never commented and never will be able to, as blocked him there today.

    But what benefit is he getting liking and unliking, then liking again, through the day, the same post?
    I would have thought he gets no benefit from it.

    I have looked at removing the like button today from all posts. Although if I do this, it’s not fair for my genuine readers who like my posts. But if I did, obviously, it can still be liked if post is being read via the WordPress reader, can’t it?

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    1. 🙂 Liz, I would gladly answer your question to the best of my ability.

      The person who repeatedly pressed the “Like” button on the same set of blog posts was trying his best to gain your attention (He probably wanted you to check out his blog).

      Removing the “Like” button from your blog will not prevent anyone from liking your blog posts due to the fact that it comes standard with the WordPress Reader (Which in my opinion, is a serious design flaw).

      One of WordPress’s Happiness Engineers was presented with a similar question back in 2018 and his answer was, “It is not possible to remove the ‘Like’ button from the Reader. You can disable Likes on your site so they won’t display on your posts, but you can’t prevent people from actually liking posts. The only way to prevent that is to set your site to private so only people you specifically invite can see it.”

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      1. Thank you for that Renard. Yes, from looking it up, I know many have said that you have mentioned that this is a design flaw that WordPress should really look at. There are bloggers that would like to control their likes the same way as their comments, as so to stop those spam likers, or likers like I get with this particular one who likes to come back and do this.

        Seriously, I have no intention to visit this blogger who I find irritating and getting ready to name and shame. But then why mention his blog that way. He’s not worth it.

        I certainly would block him from liking if WordPress sorted this out.

        Otherwise, WordPress should sort it where if you disable like on your blog, then it should reflect also the same on the reader.

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  10. Thank you for this. lol I laugh when you said that when you passed away and you have your scheduled post for a year, people would be confused that you would no longer be interested in replying to their comments.

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