I have now been blogging for 7 months and I have a lot of questions. Some of them are technical and some content related. As fall approaches and I plan another trip, I am considering visiting my Apple store for some One-on-One. Yesterday, as an anniversary gift, Monsieur gave me an iPad mini so I do have some learning to do in the next 6 weeks.
Materfamilias used Blogsy with her iPad. Is there another App that anyone has used? I usually type on a Mac Air and have difficulty with really small keys. Is a bluetooth keyboard helpful?
I haven't mastered design on my blog yet. I would like to add gadgets to the empty right side. Visible Monday and Monsieur's band page to start In eBlogger, how do I do it? Should I just play with and revert if I don't like it?
As for statistics....How is it that one day there will be 33 people in China reading my blog? How do they find it and why do they choose it? What are vampire stats? This term shows up occasionally in my stats. Are they dead?
My content is eclectic because I am finding my way through my 7th decade: retirement, relationship, self-esteem, loss, travel, weight, style like just about every other woman of my age on the planet. Yesterday, I cried because it was my first anniversary card signed "Mum" without dad. Monsieur is playing my dad's old hospital today and he'll be playing one of my dad's favourite songs. Sadness arises and disappears often.
My mum maintains that she finds it difficult to share her personal struggles even with friends. I feel that it is our struggles that make us human. I am not some perfect person who leads an "enchanted" life and I feel that I learn from the experience and the input of others. This being said, I am not publishing a diary or my "true confessions." How do you find a balance between a lifestyle blog and a tell-all diary?
As a retired librarian, I am always sensitive to copyright. Which Internet pictures are legal to use? I usually publish only my own photos for copyright reasons. Legally, I can link to a page to show somebody else's work. How do you handle ethical use of others' work?
What about comments? I try to leave a comment on every post that I read. Some are long and personal,
some are just an acknowledgement that I visited and was interested in the post. Is that the schoolteacher in me? Is there an etiquette?
In September, my new learning season begins so please let me know if you have any advice?