TinaCortina's Blog

Musings of a Tgirl

WordPress ~ 6 month review

And finally, onto WordPress ….has anyone noticed the snow flakes?  Well they are a little small and disappointing but I did see the option on the WordPress page that you can have snow on your blog for the month of December, so if you can spot them, let me know!!

And did you know that there was a Rate Me feature on the top of each blog... you rate a blog from 1 star to 5.  Feel free to use this feature honestly.  (If you can’t see it, tell me.  I have been told it doesn’t always show on the top blog, only the 2nd and older blogs, please check this out!!)

I’ve written a blog for 3 or 4 years now, initially with Yahoo360.  As we are drawing to the end of 2009, I feel reasonably settled into WordPress,. It’s about almost 6 months since I’ve been here.  I’m not sure WP have anything like the number of bloggers or views that the other blogging platforms have and if you just type tg or cd as a ‘tag’ you can see how few other blogs there are, but I guess that makes us a close if rather closed community.  I have enjoyed setting up my blog formats the way I want and the contacts I have made, but I must experiment more and I guess if I want more readers I need to write more interesting blogs.

While we write mainly for ourselves, it would be nice to get more readers/ feedback as this is the only way to make the whole thing interactive.  There are a few and you know who you are, but I’ve only had something like 2,750 views, whatever they are, since I’ve written the 12 blogs in the 6 months since I’ve been there. And of course you wonder how many came by accident and didn’t even bother to read any of the blog, let alone a whole blog.  All my old blogs, over 59 of them, spanning those 4 years are here, but I’ve only had maybe 30 comments (aside from my own), in those 12 blogs, and none so far as I am aware on the earlier blogs that came from Y360 – though at least I was able to keep the comments that were made.

All I ask is if you have read this, if you’ve managed to get this far, say Hi and let me know what you think.  I really can stand criticism, so don’t hold back.  If it is that bad, send me a personal email, it is on my front page!

Maybe I should learn from others, that little and often is better than my slightly infrequent longer efforts, but heh that is me, and when I am in the mood for writing, I just like to see where it takes me.

However just for the record, I have just split a longer blog up (Fabuliss and Power Cuts)  into 3 segment parts.  Does this work for you??


Just in case the season’s festivities leave me with nothing to say or no time to say it in the next couple of weeks, may I wish you all a very Merry Christmas to you all, wherever you are.


TinaCortina x

December 11, 2009 Posted by | musings of a tgirl | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 15 Comments