4 Years On WordPress

I have officially been on WordPress for four whole years now!

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This is so amazing I honestly don’t know where the time has gone it feels like just yesterday I wrote my first post and edited it a million times before posting it…

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I want to thank you guys for the incredible amount of support you’ve shown my blog. Because of you guys I was able to share so much on here and get so much amazing advice. You guys are the reason I keep blogging so again thank you so much for being so amazing and supportive and I hope you continue to do so!

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How To Schedule Your Post On WordPress For More View And Follows Part 2

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I have been meaning to do this post for quite a while now because I had a couple of requests on my comments section asking me for it. So sorry it took forever and here it is- hope it helps.

For the full tutorial on how to schedule your post click here.

Scheduling your posts so that your posts go up at the optimum time for your blog is a great way to increase views and follows. Here are some ways to find the perfect time to schedule your post:

Check when your optimum reach time is- This is the easiest way to check what day and time you get the best views. In your insights section it will tell you what your most popular day and time is. Try to post at this time regularly and you will notice an increase in views.

Notice when you get more comments- Try posting at different times for a couple of days and check when you get the most comments. Comments are important because they show activity and seeing when you get the most comments will help you figure out when your audience is most active and therefore you can schedule your post to go up at this time to increase activity on your blog.

Early bird or night owl– Most people don’t usually use WordPress throughout the day and like most social media people tend to check it in the morning before nine and in the evenings after six. Scheduling your post to go up at these times will help increase your views and follows since more people are likely

Don’t keep changing the times- Once you are able to figure out your optimum time don’t keep changing the times when you post. Schedule your posts to go up at that time every time you post so that your audience knows when to visit your blog. It is very easy to lose views/follows when you keep posting at different times.

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How To Schedule Your Posts On WordPress For More View And Follows Part 1

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I have been meaning to do this post for quite a while now because I had a couple of requests on my comments section asking me for it. So sorry it took forever and here it is- hope it helps.

I thought I would write the first part of this blog on how to actually schedule your post. WordPress can be a little tricky sometimes to get the hang of and I thought I would share this post first to help new bloggers learn how they can schedule their posts. The next post will be about the benefits of scheduling your post as well as how to schedule the perfect times for your post to get more views and follows.

  1. Once you are done writing your post on your dashboard go to the right side of the screen where it says “publish” and select the “edit” button.

2. Next pick the time and date you would like the post to be published.

3. After picking the time and date click the “OK” button.

4. After clicking ‘OK’ you will notice that blue button that usually says ‘Publish’ will have changed to ‘Schedule’. Click on the ‘Schedule’ button and this will complete the process of scheduling your post.

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Changing Your Routine To Ease Your Anxiety

As you guys know I talk a lot about anxiety and my experience with it on this blog. I have received so much positive feedback from everyone which is so amazing and I really appreciate it. I’ve also received a lot of comments from people who are going through something similar and so I thought I would share what I’ve been doing recently to help ease my anxiety which has really been helping me a lot.

Technology- You’ve probably heard a lot of people say that technology is bad for people with anxiety or mental illness but I tend to argue against that. I don’t think technology is bad for your anxiety as long as you use it right. There is a lot of stuff that you can do that will worsen your anxiety but there are a lot of benefits too. For example, I love meditation apps (check out my favourite five here), yoga tutorials, and my recent favourite relaxation/meditation music. At the moment I have been listening to Aroshanti’s ‘Zen Relaxation’ album which is doing wonders for me. It is a mix of Japanese Shakuhachi and Chinese Dizi flutes, echoed with Tibetan chanting which has really been helping me relax. I usually listen to the tracks “Compassion”, “Inner Peace”, and “Inner Illumination” in the morning to help start my day with positivity and calmness and in the evening I usually listen to “Acceptance”, “Stillness of Zen” and “Inner Peace” which has really been helping with my insomnia.

     

Meditation/yoga- Meditation and yoga both in the morning and evenings is really helpful too and if you suffer from anxiety I would definitely recommend trying to meditate or do yoga for at least a few minutes everyday. Meditation has really helped me calm my mind and regain control of my feelings. Yoga is helping to control my body and mind as well as help me open up and be more in touch with my emotions.

     

Relaxation- A lot of times we are so preoccupied with our life we forget to slow down and just breathe. Seriously, try sitting down and just taking deep breaths! It is such a wonderful experience and really clears your mind and helps get rid of pent up energy/anxiety. I usually like to listen to “Acceptance” or when I feel stressed out I like to listen to “Searching Within Zen” by Aroshanti which helps me think logically and helps me find solutions to my problems without freaking out. You should definitely try taking a few minutes every morning and night to just relax and calm yourself down.

       

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Lichen Poem: Hedgehogs(Guest Post)

By caden738

Hedgehogs in the grass

Hedgehogs in the sticks

Hedgehogs burrowed under the overpass

Baby Hedgehogs with their little quivers, & pricks

You grow the love them more

Love multiplying as the days go by

Then as love tightens the pricks feel softer than before

As you hold them sitting in the grass with them, ‘neath the cloudy sky

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For more from the author check out his blog and Twitter. This writer is currently looking for work, as a freelance poetry writer, or content writer- if you are interested in working with him please contact him at Caden738@theh2digroup.com.

Behind The Author: Life’s Fine Whine

Check out this interview I did on Mathew’s blog! It was so super fun!

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Hello again friends and bloggers,

On this week’s Behind the Author interview, I’ve managed to nab the ever-fabulous Pooja from Life’s Fine Whine for a little discussion. This segment deals with authors and bloggers who have achieved some level of success through their work, and I pick their brains to find out how they got there. I also seek to gratify my own innate curiosity about the rest of their lives and I do it all to share with you!

Today’s Guest: Pooja of Life’sFineWhine

I hope that you will enjoy this’s week’s Behind the Author interview. Now, let’s get to it. 


The Interview

Mathew: Hello Pooja! I am quite excited to be conducting this interview with you. You’re a successful blogger with over 9,000 followers on Life’s Fine Whine. You have a cultured background, being raised in Kenya, ethnically Indian and now living in Canada for your studies. Where…

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Top 3!

I just really wanted to say thank you so much to everyone that’s been voting for me! So a while back I told you guys about a competition I entered in which if I won I would get a free two nights stay at One King West Hotel in Toronto. I had just become one of the finalists and needed votes to win then I became one of the top 5 which was even more exciting. Well I thought I would give you guys a little update and let you know that I am now officially in the Top 3! It’s super exciting and I couldn’t have done it without you guys.

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The voting is still ongoing and I would really appreciate it if you voted for me if you haven’t already. You can vote by clicking here. All you have to do is fill in your name and email address and there’s a little gift for you as well if you vote!

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Quotes About Nature

Quotes About Nature

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Blogger Recognition Award

I want to thank Pinki Jana for nominating me for this award it’s always so much fun to do! Do be sure to check out her awesome blog about books, lifestyle and more!

About the Blogger Recognition Award

The Blogger Recognition Award is an award given in recognition of all the hard work that goes into creating a blog. It is a way for bloggers to support, motivate and promote other bloggers who have clearly put in huge amounts of time and effort, and produced valuable content.
Bloggers are very talented people – they work hard, they promote, market, advertise, run a busy site.
They organise all kinds of activities, they encourage, motivate, interact, engage and are community orientated. It matters not if they are shy and reticent or loud and personable – each actively progressive blogger is the same – they all work hard and passionately with their blogs, they put the hours in to deliver to their audience each day a welcoming location to read, absorb, learn and have fun.
To escape the hustle bustles of city life, or the begrudgeries of boredom – they entice readers to peruse their pages to look for entertainment.
That is what the BRA celebrates.

The Award Rules
  • Write a post displaying your award.
  • Thank the blogger(s) who nominated you, and provide a link to their blog.
  • Tell the story of how your blog started.
  • Give two pieces of advice for new bloggers.
  • Nominate other bloggers for the award.
  • Let the nominees know that you have nominated them.
How My Blog Started

I had always loved writing and new that I wanted to write and one of my friends started a blog so I thought I would too because that would be the perfect way to start out and get better at writing as well as build an audience for my work.

My Piece Of Advice For New Bloggers
  1. Don’t give up and always do you. I know it’s not easy to give your opinions and be yourself online but you should because it’s really worth it and your readers will appreciate you being genuine.
  2. I’ve noticed a lot of bloggers these days, especially new ones, leave their links on the comments sections of other peoples posts- trust me you don’t want to do this. It’s super annoying and instead of giving you more traffic people are going to get pissed off and avoid you on purpose. Instead look for blogs that have a share and promote page and leave your link there.

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My Nominees

Anyone who wants to do this award please feel free to!

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Lichen Poem: A Brother Lost (Guest Post)

By caden738

Once so close

A bond of two boys

A relationship one could not bowse

Brothers

Then it did separate

As the world is that way

That’s just fate

Strangers

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For more from the author check out his blog and Twitter. This writer is currently looking for work, as a freelance poetry writer, or content writer- if you are interested in working with him please contact him at Caden738@theh2digroup.com.