Bits and Pieces

May 20, 2015

I don't usually bust out a mid-week post but I thought I'd give an update on the behind-the-scenes action that has been happening at Almost Posh HQ in the last week or so.

Firstly, I have installed Disqus for comments. One of my main grievances with reading lots of blogs is the different comment platforms that don't all automatically link up and notify you of responses unless you remember to tick the right box. I have Disqus, my Blogger ID, a WordPress account, my Google+ account, a Gravatar account and probably more. I decided to go with Disqus to allow people to sign in with social media accounts that aren't necessarily blog-related so they can make comments if they so desire. I know having to create new profiles can put people off, so I'd like to try and be a bit more inclusive and facilitative, which is totally a word. I absolutely love getting comments on posts, so if I can make it easier for people, then I'll get even more joy from blogging!

Disqus was pretty easy to set up and install, so if you're looking for a comment management system for your blog, then I'd recommend giving it a go. People can also include pics and stuff in their comments now, which is cool. Why not comment on this post and give it a go?

The only minor irritation is that I thought I'd be able to import all of my old comments into the new platform but apparently that feature is currently disabled for Blogger which SUCKS. Just in case you think I am a Billy No-Mates, I have had plenty of comments, okay? Just saying.

I have also kicked off an Almost Posh Facebook page which will enable me to do some sharing on the Mac Daddy of social media platforms. I'm going to try and do a bit of independent content there as well, not just blog-flogging, so we'll see how that goes. 

Also, my phone tripod and Bluetooth shutter remote has arrived so I'm looking forward to fine-tuning my #OotD selfie snaps. Hurrah!

Eight months in and I am getting heaps out of blogging and wondering why I didn't done it sooner. I have actual readers that I'm not friends with IRL/related to, have worked with a few brands and connected with some straight-up lovely people, as well as really enjoying planning and writing posts. I think one of the biggest things holding me back was the fear of putting work into something only to have it ignored and that hasn't happened, which is most pleasing. 

In related news, I have signed up for the Little Blog Big workshop here in Radelaide in June and while the thought slightly terrifies me, I am really looking forward to meeting people whose blogs I enjoy reading and learning about how to take my own bit of the blogosphere to the next level, whatever that may be!

Go on, start the discussion :)

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