Picking a WordPress theme to use with Micro.blog

Since I started playing with Micro.blog today it became quickly evident that not all themes support it properly. They let you see your posts but if you embed an image for example it won’t let you see it in your WordPress blog. After reading this it seemed to indicate that only WordPress default themes wouldContinue reading “Picking a WordPress theme to use with Micro.blog”

What I learned from blogging on Medium

Trying to make it as an independent blogger is hard, especially in 2018 where the landscape is slowly but surely moving to video and social. I truly believe blogging is not dead and if you find your voice (and more importantly an audience) it is possible to make a go at it. I found thatContinue reading “What I learned from blogging on Medium”

Write about what gets you excited

I’ve been blogging and freelance writing since 2008 and over the years I’ve gone through phases of trying to “make it” as a journalist and realising there’s no future in it as a career and take it as a hobby. I’ve moved platforms several times and tried to branch out to a newsletter. I’ve comeContinue reading “Write about what gets you excited”

Why I left Squarespace

I’ve been blogging since 2008 across several different platforms and here in 2017 I’m back where I started – WordPress. For about 5 years I’ve been a satisfied Squarespace user but over the last few months they have not catered for my needs so decided to leave. Here’s why I left Squarespace Lack of attentionContinue reading “Why I left Squarespace”

WordPress vs Squarespace (iOS)

If you have been following me you’ll know that this week I made the switch to WordPress from Squarespace. I wanted to start to share my experience of doing this, especially coming from an already established blog and platform. One of the reasons I switched was Squarespace’s lack of commitment to iOS. The site editingContinue reading “WordPress vs Squarespace (iOS)”

Starting something new…

I’ve decided to leave my old blog at Squarespace and start something new over here on WordPress.  There are several reasons for this WordPress is more iOS friendly and shows commitment to keeping their apps updated (especially as I go more iOS native) Blogging is better, yes there are more templates and options for aContinue reading “Starting something new…”

Squarespace isn’t good for bloggers

I’m feeling a little abandoned by Squarespace (as a blogger) at the moment. All of their new templates and focus seem to be on serving the business market rather than individual bloggers. Their apps are also very slow to update, especially their blogging app. That’s one of the reasons I’m writing this from an iPhoneContinue reading “Squarespace isn’t good for bloggers”