When I first began using WordPress, I thought it was a fairly easy-to-use interface which had a tremendous amount of configuration. Now that I’m publishing between 6 and 8 posts per day between the 365 Challenge, book reviews, blogging and other content, I’m re-organizing some of the content and structure to keep the administration at a minimum. As the site is growing, and I’m getting more followers and following a lot more people, I’m running into a bunch of limitations with minimal search and filter options… So I thought I’d ask the experts, the intermediates and the newbies a few questions:
What devices do you utilize for viewing or publishing content on your WordPress blog?
- Desktop or Laptop
- Smart Phone
For writing or publishing content, I use my laptop. I need the larger keyboard and touch-screen with big enough buttons to work more quickly.
For viewing other people’s posts, I use all three devices. Pros/Cons
Laptop: I can easily open multiple screens, not lose my place and flip back and forth while something is loading.
Tablet/Phone: I can more quickly read thru posts and like items that are short, but then it’s hard to note which ones I want to go back and read later when I have more time because they are longer. So I end up with a mix of “did I read that yet?” and “Shoot, I think I missed a few posts.”
For comments, I use all three devices.
Viewing Your Follower’s Posts
How do you find and view your follower’s posts?
- You receive an email when they post
- Very helpful as I can delete the ones I don’t find of interest or when I’m done reading them
- A lot of administration to keep up in my email’s Inbox
- You receive a daily email
- Duplicate efforts because I try to look throughout the day in the “Reader” when I have a few spare moments.
- Easy to catch all at once, but then I am spending a lot of time all at once
- You receive a weekly email
- Too infrequent, I miss posts and don’t get to interact enough with my online friends
- You don’t receive email, but check “Reader” to find new content
- Easiest, but then I run into issues knowing which I did or did not read yet
I’m struggling a bit here. When I followed a small amount of people, I received an email every time the person posted.
As I started following more people, I switched to a daily email, but I’d also periodically check during the day.
When I began following over 200 people, I switched to no email for anyone, but I would scroll through the posts in “Reader” all throughout the day.
Now I’ve got a lot more people I’m following, with maybe 50 or so frequent online friends whom I interact with almost daily. I am trying out a mix of immediate email for some people and checking “Reader” when I have free time.
I don’t want to miss anything! Help! Ideas?
Note: Please ask any other questions… I’d love for this to be interactive where all of my friends and their friends throw out ideas!!!
I’m Jay and I live in NYC. By profession, I work in technology. By passion, I work in writing. Once you hit my site “ThisIsMyTruthNow” at https://thisismytruthnow.com, you can join the fun and see my blog and various site content. You’ll find book reviews, published and in-progress fiction, TV/Film reviews, favorite vacation spots and my own version of the “365 Daily Challenge.” Since March 13, 2017, I’ve posted a characteristic either I currently embody or one I’d like to embody in the future. 365 days of reflection to discover who I am and what I want out of life… see how you compare! And each month, I will post a summary of a trip I’ve taken somewhere in the world. I’ll cover the transportation, hotel, restaurants, activities, who, what, when, where and why… and let you decide for yourself if it’s a trip worth taking.
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