Readability, Easier Editing, and Better Linkage

Yoast SEO and the Readability Checker Blogging can lead to lazy writing habits. I don’t know of any automated grammar checker that can accurately flag 100% of all errors without also throwing a good number of “false positives.” However, Yoast SEO‘s Readability checker is helpful. I remember the early spell-checkers and awkward attempts at grammar-checkers, so my Read More …

Add-to-Any WordPress Plug-in: Sharing Made Easy

Writers have been learning the importance of “shameless self-promotion” for over a decade, but it’s still more comfortable for many of us to promote other people than to toot our own horns. Oh, we’re learning – but that doesn’t make it “comfortable.” It’s not really our “happy place.” Most authors would prefer to have a small Read More …

Decluttering: Use It or Lose It

I used to have a rule: “If you haven’t used it in six months and don’t see yourself using it in the next six months, toss it.” Ouch. I’m not exactly on the short list of people likely to be featured on the TV show, “Hoarders.” But I’m clearly failing my inner Buddhist monk in his struggle to Read More …

Plug-Ins Your Blog Needs

…and is too shy to ask you to install. These plug-ins are useful, fun, and really simple to set up, so I’m not going to do much other than recommend (and, in some cases, demonstrate) them here. Broken Link Checker, by Janis Elsts Nothing glamorous about this one – it just runs in the background Read More …