Rory’s Questions About Blogging

Rory, A Guy Called Bloke, is back at it again with more of his questions about blogging.

How many social networking platforms are you committed to for ‘social coverage’ for your written and published blog content?

None. I’m not active on any of the social media platforms. WordPress is it.

How far ahead do you have planned or scheduled content to be published on your blog or are you more of a ‘in the moment’ type of writer?

My FOWC with Fandango daily word prompts are typically scheduled up to two weeks in advance. Almost all of my other posts are “in the moment.”

How long are you ‘in/on’ your blog for daily?

That depends upon what else is going on in my life, but between composing my posts, proof reading them, making any necessary edits to them, and reading and commenting on other bloggers’ posts, I’d guess anywhere from three to seven hours a day.

Are the social niceties of being LIKED important to you?

“Social niceties”? I’m not sure I understand what this question is getting at. I’m happy when people read my posts, happier when people like them, and even more happy when people comment on them. But likes can be like pennies, not worth very much when people like a bunch of your posts in rapid fire succession, meaning that they probably clicked like without actually having read the posts. So I’ll echo what Rory said: Please Don’t Just Like For The Sake Of LIKING, But Only LIKE If You Really Do LIKE It!

14 thoughts on “Rory’s Questions About Blogging

  1. Lokesh Sastya April 27, 2021 / 10:20 am

    I think it’s okay to just limit yourself to wordpress and not using any other social media.

    When I’ll set up my blog then I’ll think to spread it. But for now, I need a space to grow and cultivate the concept of my blog.

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  2. Carol anne April 27, 2021 / 10:53 am

    I agree, I hate when people like posts in a rapid successful, it does mean they didnt actually read the posts!

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  3. aguycalledbloke April 27, 2021 / 2:08 pm

    I am going to echo Jim, echo Jim, echo Jim – l really liked this post 🙂

    Good answers Fandango and many thanks too 🙂

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  4. Sadje April 27, 2021 / 3:22 pm

    I think social media sites are overrated as far as blogs are concerned.

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  5. Taswegian1957 April 27, 2021 / 4:31 pm

    I share one blog on Facebook because friends and family read it there. I don’t do Twitter, Instagram etc etc. Maybe I’d have more followers if I used more social media but I’d have less time for actual writing if I had to keep checking multiple sites. Besides, I am not interested.

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    • Fandango April 27, 2021 / 5:24 pm

      I feel the same way.

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  6. Lou Carreras April 27, 2021 / 7:03 pm

    I echo in social media mostly because I have a few readers who found me there, and that was where my blog actually started.But I don’t think it contributes very much. The WordPress community really acts as a spark plug for my blog. Prompts like the ones you provide, and the comments from other bloggers help keep you going. I think your comments on likes are directly on target – likes are nice if they are motivated likes, not just an automated click.

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    • Fandango April 27, 2021 / 8:26 pm

      I agree. People shouldn’t “like” a pos unless they’ve actually read the post and enjoyed it.

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  7. lssattitudeofgratitude April 27, 2021 / 10:30 pm

    I have to search my reader to find ones I have not read. I know I miss a lot. I never hit like on a post if I have not read it.

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