Our Link Love theme this week is another “curate from your own blog” theme: “5 Post From 2013 You’re Most Proud of Having Created.” Going through my blog and choosing these was a nice way to realize that 2013 has really been something of a renaissance year around here.
Actually, I did a number of PC tutorials this year and I’m super happy about that. But this one was part of a whole PC blog hop, which is something I’ve been wanting to organize for years. I love everything the participants came up with! And I hope to organize another one of these sometime soon.
Yes, Mr. Book Deadline. I see you scowling at me from the corner. Don’t worry. Nothing comes before you.
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I was glad to see the strong reaction to this post – a lot of people mentioned that they felt relieved to be “freed” from a bunch of “blogging rules.” That’s the problem with online stuff – we collectively make up these reactionary rules on how to use it, and then we forget to re-examine them periodically.
The internet moves way too fast for any rule to apply forever. Seriously, don’t do anything online that you don’t love doing. There’s just no point.
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I heard from lot of people about this post, too – again, it’s just a re-examination. We used to try to get more RSS subscribers for our blogs, but the fact is, not that many people subscribe anymore – or, pay much attention when they DO subscribe.
Nowadays, I think it makes more sense to consider where your posts will end up in future search engine results. That’s where way more new visitors come from.
This project has been rolling around in my head for years, so I’m thrilled 2013 was the year it finally saw the light of day. My original plan was actually to cover an entire wall this way. Which is a great idea until you start actually stitching the circles.
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I don’t know that “proud” is the quite how I feel about this post. The podcast is still a subject I have to tread lightly around – there are still raw feelings there. But the comment discussion that sprung from this post (where I shared some of those raw feelings) was very honest and productive – and healing for me. So I’m glad it happened.