How often do you try to blog and how often do you actually blog?
I try to blog once a week, but that doesn’t always happen. I don’t let my blog go inactive for over a month though. I have a lot of article ideas, but I also want to have a good mix of personal entries too. When my life is boring, I don’t have much to write about XD;;
Do you have a stat tracker on your site? Which one? What does it track?
I use Google Analytics, which tracks… well, pretty much everything – unique visits, page views, most visited pages, search keywords, referrers, location, browsers, OS, etc. I can even set up custom events and flows. I feel like it’s best used for viewing trends rather than overall though. By default, it shows stats from the past month, rather than of all time. It makes sense though. Really old data is often not as useful anymore.
How often do you change the layout of your site and how important is a good layout to you?
Gone are the days when I was obsessive about changing my layouts every few months. I change it maybe once a year now (and this blog is definitely due for a new one). A good layout is pretty important to me. I want my content to be easy to read after all.
How often to you check your blog for comments?
I get an email every time a comment comes in, so… how ever often that is.
How did you decide on a proper organization for your posts (categories, tags, etc.)?
I just picked some broad categories when I first started this blog, and I haven’t changed it much since. I just try to keep it simple, and I don’t really make use of tags (which I probably should).
Is your blog secret or open to people you know offline?
Sort of both. If someone offline finds it, then oh well, but I prefer that they don’t. I don’t link it in many places. For example, I avoid linking to it on my social profiles like Twitter and Facebook. However, it’s also not hard to find if you actually try. Most people I know just don’t try or don’t care to. I mean, I do link to my main domain, which has all of my sites linked on it.
As mentioned, I have a lot of article ideas, mostly about photography and some about food. I just don’t want to post a bunch of them in a row, since I’d still like this to be a personal blog :) Here are some that I have planned:
- Lens review: Canon 35mm f/2, Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6, Canon 85mm f/1.8, Sigma 50mm f/1.4
- Equipment: lens filters (specifically UV and Polarizing)
- Techniques: simple flash set-up, basic composition
- Equipment: my favorite kitchen tools
- Demos: fondant, gumpaste, recipes