You were right – Six of Crows is amazing!

You were right – Six of Crows is amazing!

I first picked up Six of Crows in June 2015 and I’m very sad to report that I didn’t finish it. I read about 130 pages before quitting. I knew it wasn’t for an objective reason; I just wasn’t feeling it at the time and […]

What book bloggers need to know (and do) about GDPR

I wasn’t going to write anything about GDPR because I had it in my head that everyone has already said everything that needs to be said. There are loads of blog posts out there. But then I got several book bloggers talking to me on […]

6 years of blogging

It’s been six years since I published my first post on this blog. Six years. That’s a pretty insane amount of time. My life has changed tremendously since 2012 and my blog has seen it all! 21 highlights from the blog This blog got me […]

Bloglovin’ is Now Stealing Your Posts

I’ve never been a huge fan of Bloglovin’. I never liked their interface and preferred Feedly instead. But now I don’t just dislike them, I’m pissed. I guess the first major incident was when they made it so clicking on a post opened the post […]

Why You Shouldn’t Rely on Your Host to Backup Your Site

This is something I see a lot: Blogger to Host: “Oh no, my site has been hacked! Can you please restore from a backup?” Host: “What backup?” I saw this reported on Facebook as recently as like a week ago. Web hosts are notoriously shit […]

Why I’m Breaking Up With Yoast SEO

A few weeks ago I read an article about why Roots moved from Yoast SEO to The SEO Framework and I was inspired. I’m not happy with the direction Yoast is taking Over the last few months, I’ve grown tired of Yoast SEO—not for bug […]

How to Ask a Question Really Really Well to Get Help With a Blog Problem

I like answering peoples’ questions and helping them with problems, but I see a lot of poorly phrased ones that ultimately mean it’ll take longer for the person to get their question answered. I have to: ask for followup information. wait for them to reply. […]

Do You Need a Premium WordPress Theme?

Some people are under the impression that their blog is doomed to fail if they can’t afford (or just don’t want to buy) a premium (paid) WordPress theme. That’s not true. You only need a premium theme if you can’t find a free one you […]

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