Do You Have A Question About Blogging? Ask Hugh, And Get Featured

In February 2014, when I published my first blog post, I’d never thought I’d be writing and publishing blog posts that included blogging tips.

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Where do blogging tips come from?

Most likely, they will come from other bloggers. You can find hundreds of blogging tips posts all over the blogging world and, best of all, they are free.

I still remember the very first blogging tips post I stumbled upon by mistake. After reading it, I knew I had struck gold. That post was written and published by Suzie, who blogs at Suzie Speaks, somebody who I went on to meet in person and who has since become a good friend.

It’s the comments that count.

Blogging tips posts often get lots of comments left on them thanking the author for the information. These posts always get lots of attention and usually hundreds of comments asking for more details.

This got me thinking about how I can make these posts even more beneficial and how I could get those asking the questions more involved. Drumroll please: it’s another new feature for Hugh’s Views and News.

Do you have any questions you’d like to ask me about any aspects of blogging?

Maybe it’s about the tagging and categorising of your blog posts? What about ways to get more readers to leave comments? Or how about ‘pingbacks’ and ‘linkbacks’? What are they, and how do they work?

Now I’m opening the floor to you. Here’s what you need to do.

In the comments section of this post, leave me your questions about blogging, and include a link to your blog. If your question is selected, I will contact you and write and publish a new post that answers your question. Not only that, but you and your blog will feature in the post, too! If you’re an author, your latest book can also be featured.

I don’t claim to be an expert in the field of blogging, but I’ll do my best to answer your questions.

So it’s over to you. Do you have any questions about blogging that you’d like me to answer? I look forward to hearing from you.

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71 comments

  1. How long does it take before you know if you’re blog is going to take off? I have been trying to get my blog out there and truthfully I’m not sure if it’s relevant. I just don’t know how long I should ‘stick with it’ so to speak. Is there a moment when one knows they should pack it up and keep it in a journal?

    1. Thank you for your question. That’s a tough question because each blogger can measure success differently. At the end of the day, blogging should be about fun and enjoyment and should never make anyone feel stressed or guilty.

      I recently asked a question in a post ‘What Do You Think Makes a Blog Post sucessfull?’. Have a read of the responses the post got. It may hold the answer for you. Here’s the link to the post.

      https://hughsviewsandnews.com/2019/01/10/what-do-you-think-makes-a-blog-post-successful/

        1. That’s great, thank you.

          I had to remove the link you included in your comment as I don’t allow any kind of links left in comments unless I’ve requested them. Sorry about that, but it’s a rule I implemented a few years ago after being advised to implement it to stop people link-dropping. Good luck with your contest, though.

  2. Hugh this is a great idea and by the looks, very popular. We are going to feature this post to give it some more promotion. I was so interested in your post on Gutenberg, I am sure many will be interested in that as well.
    I need to get brave and switch.
    Kathleen
    Blogger’s Pit Stop

    1. Thank you, Kathleen. I’m going to share the post on Gutenberg on this week’s Blogger’s pit stop. It’s already proved very popular and seems to have got many bloggers giving it a try, many of whom have already published new posts using the new editor.
      I hope you’ll give a try.

  3. Hugh this is awesome. I always go away after reading your posts with some food for thought.
    It would be great if you can shed some light on the best mailing provider to use. I am looking into it and not sure where to start and what’s best. Would love to hear your view on this topic.

    1. Hi Esme, thanks so much for your question. I’m afraid that mailing providers are not something I have ever looked at. I don’t have a mailing list, although I have signed up to a few. However, I rarely read them. I would recommend you put a post out asking for some advice on which ones other people use. It may also be worth doing a search on WordPress to find any posts on the subject. I’m sure there are plenty out there. Let me know how you get on.

  4. Hi Hugh! Thanks for doing something like this, it’s really nice of you 😁
    The question that I have, is: Are there any more tips on how to get your blog out into the blogosphere, other than just commenting on people’s blogs? Commenting does help, definitely, but I feel like there should be something else, because my blog isn’t getting very far out there yet, and I could really use some help.

  5. Thanks, Hugh, this is a great opportunity. I don’t think I have a question at the moment that hasn’t been asked yet, but I’m sure that when I read your replies others will come to mind. Thanks for a great resource.

    1. You’re welcome, Olga. I’m hoping that once I start publishing posts answering questions, that it will generate more questions from readers. At the moment, I have plenty of questions to be getting on with, but they will no doubt start running out.

  6. There are so many interesting questions being asked. I don’t have one at the moment but I’m interested in the answers to the above questions. I’ll read your post for sure, Hugh.Thank you for your new feature.

  7. I think others have asked my question, Hugh, which is about categories. I mean having categories which might help people find posts they want whether it be travel or walking, etc. Also, when I post and list categories and tags, I don’t actually know whether I’m doing it right. I just look on it as selecting keywords but….
    Great idea for a new feature.

    1. I will certainly be doing a new blog post about categories and tags, Mary. I’m still amazed at how many bloggers still don’t allocate at least one category to their posts. I’ll go into my reasons in the post.

  8. I’m back. Just curious. I thought Flipboard closed down and became the Mix? I noticed you still have both share buttons. When I clicked share to Flipboard, all my magazines still showed. I thought they closed it down last year? 🙂 xx

    1. No, it was StumbleUpon that closed down and became Mix.Com. Flipboard is alive and kicking, so get ‘flipping.’ 😀 And a reminder that Google+ will close next month. I’ve already removed my sharing button for that one.

      1. Omg, I’m losing the plot. Sheesh, I forgot to send things to Flipboard. I’ll get back into it. Yes, of course, the Mix gave me lots of trouble when I tried to move there from Stumble, even their email support was useless so I gave that up. As for Google, I’ve already removed from my share buttons while away, and Google is already in process of closing down. Thanks as always for the advice ❤

  9. Great new feature, Hugh! I’ll let the others do the work of asking blogging questions and I’ll just reap the benefits. Thank you! 🙂 Things to keep in mind are the different themes in WordPress that might work differently for people, and Blogger and WordPress are two very different “beasts” as well! Looking forward to the future informative and helpful posts!

  10. This may be too basic to be of interest to anyone else, but I feel as if my Categories and Tagging on WordPress is just a mess. I want to organize my blog for optimal user efficiency, but when I started blogging, I really had no idea what I was doing, and I think I’m just following my routine without really knowing the point.
    I blog at https://michelemorin.wordpress.com

  11. I don’t have a question (although I’ll second Donna’s about Gutenberg Editor) but I wanted to say how much I enjoy your blogging tips and have really benefited from them in the past. I look forward to your answers to many of these questions!

    1. Hi Bushra. I haven’t published any brand new blogging tips for a while, but I have been publishing other stuff. This new feature will kick off a new version of my blogging tips posts. Thanks so much for your question.

  12. Well this so generous of you. I gave few questions ..

    Well as you mentioned pingbacks and linkbacks difference. I. Feel they are the same.

    How get more comments and real followers.

    What to do to get inspiration when your all out ideas cause you have written about it all.

    Image making tools for free.

    How to social media work.

    How to revamp old posts into new ones.

    Copy, vs republish options.

    How to comment but not spend hours being community focused.

    Ps. One of the question on wp.com vs self hosted etc.. i wrote a series of blog posts on blogging and one was on thus topic .. i concluded wp.com is a serious option and one doesnt have to self hosted… but thats all theory . But would live your opinion on my blog posts in blogging i think i did 6 in total

    Looking forward to your future posts.

  13. Hi, Hugh – I have greatly benefited from so many of your previous ‘Blog Tip’ posts. Although I have far fewer blogging questions after switching to WP.com, I do have one. Are you using the new Gutenberg Editor? If so, do you have any tips for using it? (So far, I have clung firmly to the Classic Editor — feel free to call me “Fraidy-Cat”.)

  14. Have you always used WordPress for your blog, or have you tried any of the other platforms? Why did you choose WordPress? I’m wondering what you think of their relative merits, as my experience is almost entirely in WordPress and I’d like to be sure I’m not missing anything!

    1. Thanks for your question, Clive. I’ve always only ever used WordPress and never tried any of the other blogging platforms. I’ll go into more details on a new post and will combine your question with some others in one post.

  15. My question is one to solicit an opinion since I don’t know of any hard data on the subject. Here it is. What in your opinion is the best length of a blog post? I ask this because in this busy world I’m not sure how much time a reader has to go through a long post given the demands of social media participation. Thanks, Hugh.

  16. Hello Hugh.

    I’m seriously considering upgrading my WordPress.com blog to a self-hosted blog (WordPress.org). I want to do this because of all the privileges (monetization opportunities, access to premium themes, plugins installation, etc) that comes with running a WordPress.org site. But I’m sceptical about the idea because I’m afraid I might lose my blog’s community.

    Many bloggers who have made the switch are often filled with regrets. They say their blog traffic greatly depreciated after they made the switch, and that they noticed they got less comments. Which is why I’m wondering, is it wise to switch to WordPress.org if my main blogging goal is to build a large community and engage them?

    https://www.myshardsofbards.wordpress.com

  17. Oooh, I got one, Hugh. Thanks for the opportunity, and I’m looking forward to your answer. Here goes… SEO for Dummies! I do a terrible job at this, mostly because I’m terrible at technology. Bloggers suggest programs and tools and research and paid subscriptions, and I instantly go into information overload. SEO also seems nebulous, and I haven’t the energy for something so wishy-washy, even if it’s important. Knowing that, here’s the question(s): What is the best non-hassle way to approach SEO? And if I was only going to use one tool to improve my SEO, what would that be? Thanks!

  18. Several months ago, I wanted to put an image into your comment area, and I was unable. At the time you stated you would at a later date write a blog with instructions about how to get this completed. You can use my question for future Q&A. Thanks

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