I’ve been posting a lot more lately, did you notice? Daily all last week, and this week and today is no exception. Thanks for reading and Thank you to all of you that took a moment to comment on a story. It’s encouraging to see you guys leaving comments.
Here’s a quick shoutout to all of you. Oh yeah, 1-word comments don’t count:
Emily, my good friend and partner in crime in many endeavors. Love you! You can find and follow Emily on Twitter. And she can also help you with strategic outreach through some of the biggest social media outlets in the planet. (commented here)
Updates about the blog
I removed the ratings plugin, I was using WP-PostRatings. I found that it wasn’t really doing a whole lot for me. Only a few people would ever rate the posts; between 3 – 7 ratings on posts that get thousands of views.
The plugin rating stars show up on Google results so I am a little concerned whether this affects rankings or clickthroughs from search engine results, but only time will tell. I might reinstate it on posts that make sense to have a rating, like tutorials or product reviews.
I re-arranged some things on the sidebar to be more reader-centric instead of just what I wanted to show you. Also added a section to give you access to social media growth tools I’m using. Namely Valet for Twitter, Social Runner for Instagram, Buffer for all networks, and the Wolf Millionaire Instagram course. You can see it at the top of the sidebar on any Instagram, Twitter and other social media related posts.
I continue to clean up the categories and tags. This has taken way longer than I wanted, but I need to make sure I don’t break any links as I go through and rename or remove tags or categories. I’m down to under 500 tags from 1200+, and from a couple hundred categories to under 60!
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