Disclaimer: Although I’ve written 7 of these already, I’m still not a blogging expert!
Welcome back to my Blogging Advice series where I share some tips and tricks for all of you lovely readers. As I’ve mentioned many times before, I am not an expert what so ever when it comes to blogging, in fact I’m not much of an expert at anything. Although not an expert, I have been asked a few times for blogging tips and therefore I like to share what I have learned. Hope you find this helpful and if you have any other tips make sure to leave them in the comment section below.
Don’t Delete Photos:
Okay, so if you haven’t already noticed, the free WordPress plan comes with very limited amount of storage for photos and if you are like myself whole LOVES to share photos, this can be quite the Debbie Downer. Although there isn’t much storage for photos, I’ll tell you right now, you shouldn’t delete the photos that you have posted. Why do you ask? Well, on WordPress, once you delete a photo from your media folder, it automatically deletes it from the blog post(s) that you originally had it on. So if you have a post about your latest vacation and you went crazy sharing all of your fun activities and then later decided to delete said photos, if someone goes on now, they will only see your words and see that photos are missing. Yikes!
Although you may be thinking that I’m telling you to be funky, quirky, and cool, I’m really not. I’m actually telling you to use BeFunky the online photo editor. So, if you have the issue of being short on media storage this website will be a lifesaver! BeFunky allows you to not only edit photos, but you can also create collages with the photos that you want to share. I will say that making colleges does limit you because when people see your posts and click on your photos they can’t look at the photos individually, but this will GREATLY save you space in your media folder. Short on space but love to share photos? BeFunky is the way to go!
I totally understand that this one may not be for everyone because not everyone can be out here spending money on a blog, however, if blogging is something you are very passionate about and truly consider it a hobby, I think it is well worth it to spend a bit of money. If you think about it, hobbies in general such as scrapbooking, painting, book clubs and other activities typically spend money regardless so investing in your blog isn’t such a bad idea after all. Short on cash or you have no job because you are a teenager? Perhaps ask your parents for money, ask for a subscription for your birthday or another holiday, save your allowance or slowly save your money until you have enough to buy a year of WordPress.