Blogging FAQ

August 24, 2018

  1. How did you get started blogging? | At this point, I honestly can't remember. As a young adult Latter-day Saint gal, I am one of many with a blog. I don't think I used it very frequently until I started writing about my sister's passing, and then it became an outlet for me to process my grief. I also have a lot of opinions that I think other people should agree with, so this was my way of telling people that you can learn to love yourself, that cats are just as good of pets as dogs, and that feminism is not a bad word.
  2. What web host do you use? | I use Blogspot! It seemed easy enough to me. I already had a Google account so I just signed up through that, and honestly, I haven't had any complaints. It's easy to use, and the only reason why I would consider anything else is re: ads.
  3. How do you find inspiration? | At any given moment, I have probably 4.3 blogposts written in my notes app on my phone. I usually have thoughts at random times and I start writing down my feelings. The feelings evolve into me telling you that Hufflepuff is the best Hogwarts house (even though I'm not a Hufflepuff). I am an open book!
  4. Do you have any tips for a newbie? | I get asked this a lot. One suggestion that I have is to just start a blog. If you're not ready to share it with the world, you can make it password-protected and open it up once you're feeling more confident.
  5. How much do you pay for your domain? | I have only had my domain for about a year now, but I've had my blog for over two. I finally caved because it's only like $12 annually. In my opinion, that's very worth it.
  6. How did you learn to code? | I was "that girl" who changed her Xanga layout every other day. I've been amateurly messing around with HTML since middle school, and I can honestly say that I still don't know what I'm doing. Luckily, it's 2018! Google is everywhere. YouTube is a thing. You can easily find tips and tricks for tweaking a layout. And I never create my own layouts - I just adapt ones that others make. I've never had anywhere near formal training, I just do a lot of trial-and-error (and I get frustrated quite often).
  7. How did you come up with a name? | Beats me. It's been too long and too much has happened for me to remember. I guess I realized that I like writing as if you are all my friends (which you are, because that's basically all who reads my blogs), so I figured I would sign it the same way. Last year I considered re-branding, but I am terrible at coming up with names (the only good AIM screen names I ever had were snivellusgreasy or nymphadoratonks) and I realized that nothing in my brain sounded any better than what I already had.

Got any other blogging questions for me? Leave them in the comments!

Yours truly,
McKay

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