What topics to blog about usually is not a challenge. My challenge is usually to go through the meta work like breaking a small coding / or other project into digestible pieces. Career wise exactly this though has been very important to where I got (I think).
Reddit, the self-proclaimed front page of the internet can be a great source to drive traffic to your blog and get feedback. I only started being active in some of the subreddits that are relevant to programming and photography in the recent months, but it’s been a great experience, especially because of all the cool comments and critique of my posts!
How to use reddit or any social network for that matter for traffic is probably a hot topic anywhere, but I want to get into more than just gaining visitors. I actually have gotten some of the most valuable feedback as a blogger from posts on reddit and hacker news.
My most clicked post was a political piece about Obamas comment on allowing phones to be accessed by government agencies without restriction. Most hits came from Hacker News, but reddit was a factor too.
Blogging is great, probably everybody I talk to for more than an hour knows this statement from my mouth and I want to elaborate a little on why I think so. Your blog is a vessel for your thoughts, so it becomes what ever you want it to be.
Your Blog is a Tool
The theme structure in GHOST is something I’ve been really waiting to take a look at, mainly because I build websites and run blogs. The default theme casper is built using the handlebars template engine and we’re going to have a quick look at how everything is set up. Firstly I have to notice a resemblense to WordPress, which I personally like. Continue reading “GHOST 0.3: A Themes Structure”
Search Engine Optimization or SEO is a phrase that is far overused in my line of work. However there are some simple conventions you can follow to improve who finds your images on which keywords. I will in this post compile a simple list of things about what I’ve learned on optimizing your images, not only for search engines, but so the humans who use them find content that is valuable to them. So let’s see how we can get some search engine optimization on our images. Continue reading “Search Engine Optimization for Images”