BLOGGING 16/30: Taking Time Off

BLOGGING Challenge: Day 16 of 30

Taking Time Off

30 Day Challenge Accepted 16

I didn’t quit the 30 Day Blogging Challenge after just getting half-way through! I just took some time off.

I purposely decided to use the time I would normally write a post and spent it learning instead.  As I said in Day #15, “blogging about trying to blog doesn’t change much in my 24hours.” I have so much to learn about blogging if I’m going to be blogging about blogging.  (Did you follow all that?)  So, I allowed myself only 3 nights self-educate.  I ended up only taking 2. But here’s what I worked on:


When I created this website I also went ahead and made an associated Facebook page, but haven’t done anything with it. So Night1 was trying to figure out how to auto-publish posts from WordPress to Facebook. Following suggestions from google searches I tried the Facebook plugin, which was too confusing and took me longer than I liked. Then I tried Jetpack, which was easy but too expansive for my needs.  Then I finally came across a wonderful YouTube channel that recommended the AccessPress Facebook plugin, and I was good to go!


Since day1 of creating this blog I’ve been trying to learn WordPress through trial-and-error. So on Night2 I went about searching and reading up on tips and tricks of WordPress. Specifically, things you must be doing as a blogger. And just as important, things you should not be doing. I somehow ended up back at the same wonderful YouTube channel focused on the ins and outs of WordPress and must recommend it.  Check her out: WebTegrity.


It didn’t dawn on me until I was scrolling through WebTegrity’s videos that I should take the time to understand the Yoast plugin better and improve what I’ve been entering into the snippet editor.  One of Sark eMedia’s first suggestions for this 30 Day Blogging Challege was to use this SEO tool in order to optimize each post. WebTegrity has a 4part series on how to use it, and I’m so happy I came across it. I thought I knew what I was doing, but there was a lot of room for improvement.

I know there’s so much more to learn but I didn’t feel like continuing with Night3.  Instead I wanted to write this post!  I’m glad the first 30 Day challenge I chose for my blog is Blogging and that I took the past 2nights off to expand my knowledge on the above topics.  I will put them to the test for the remaining 15 days of this Blogging Challenge.


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Written By 30daysV

7 Comments on “BLOGGING 16/30: Taking Time Off

  1. Julie Corbett Reply

    August 27, 2016 at 9:47

    I am very new to blogging as well. And like you, I have been using WordPress through trial and error. Thanks for all of the comments and suggestions you discussed regarding your experience and what you have learned. I’m going to check them all out! I really like your blog format! I like how simple it is…not too much stuff nor difficult to read!

    • 30daysV Reply

      August 27, 2016 at 11:55

      Thanks! That’s exactly what I was going for – simple and clean, but not boring. So open to suggestions on how to improve as well.
      That Webtegrity channel I can across has quick and easy-to-follow videos. I’m glad I found it and had to share.

  2. Irene Reply

    August 28, 2016 at 12:07

    Thanks for sharing! I hope you will continue to share your blogging knowledge, even when you have completed the Challenge. Although I am not using WordPress now, I think it’s just a matter of time for me to go there. Will be needing all these information. 🙂

    • 30daysV Reply

      August 28, 2016 at 10:57

      thanks for reading! I really appreciate all your encouraging comments.

  3. elaine Reply

    August 28, 2016 at 4:03

    Thanks for the heads up. Im a trial and error sort of person but acknoedge thay I need to sit, read, watch and learn.

    • 30daysV Reply

      August 28, 2016 at 11:02

      hope you find the WebTegrity youtube videos helpful as well!

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