NROP, CW, BT, HW – What do those mean?

If you have been here a while, you are surely aware of those seemingly random letters I put at the beginning of each blog post title. Hopefully, if you are a returning reader, you know what those acronyms stand for by now. However, if you are a new reader or do not come to visit all that often, chances are you have no idea why my titles are so weird.

Even though I have been blogging for over two years now, it was only with the beginning of this year that I decided to make my post categories more discernible. Why? As my blog grows, so does my audience (A BIIIIIIG THANKS TO YOU ALL!). As much as I would like everyone to read each and every post of mine, I realize that some people are attracted to some of my posts more than to they are to others. There are people who read blogs only for creative fiction, while others prefer to discuss current events and have no interest in reading stories. I want everyone to be able to find something for themselves in an easy and convenient way.

In the past, I have entertained the idea of assigning category-specific photos to every post. That way it would be easy to spot which post is which. However, that never really stuck with me, because I think that the main photo can enhance the story in the post. The pairing of text and photo can provide the reader with an extra oomph. Moreover, I did not want my blog to only have four or five different photos. How boring would that be? I am already being a minimalist and so I usually use one photo per post. I do not think cutting down on that is really viable. 

The acronym system was developed with you in mind. That way, when you do not have much time but would like to read something of mine, you are able to click on the right post for YOU straight away. There is no need for you to open a post after post to see if it is from the category for which you are looking.

I have been asked on more than one occasion what the acronyms mean. Today, I finally decided to take that question and turn it into an opportunity. Without further ado:

NROP = News Related Opinion Piece – a post inspired by current events. (Once a week)

CWCreative Writing – a story or a poem. (Once a week)

BTBlogging Tips – where we collaborate and solve the toughest of blogging questions. (Once a month)

HWHashtag Week – a collection of #MondayMotivation, #TuesdayThoughts, #WednesdayWisdom, #ThrowbackThursday and #FridayFeeling. (One week/ five consecutive days per month)

Awards = pretty straightforward; I accept awards and give one out. (Once a month)

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  1. I’ve always wondered what those abbreviations meant but never asked as I didn’t want to appear more stupid than I already am. Especially as no-one else seems to have asked; I certainly wasn’t going to be the first. But now I know! Which is good…

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    1. You made me chuckle, Stuart.
      I was under the impression that people knew, because I slipped in the explanations here and there along the way, but I now know that it wasn’t enough. There’s been a few people that have asked whether via the comment section or email. NEVER feel stupid to ask (me) anything. I encourage this, because it would help you better understand me. In my personal life I often feel misunderstood, because I say something and then another person interprets it a certain way and walks away… And THEN I found out that all hell broke lose, because of something I said totally unaware. With the acronyms, I hope that this post will enable every one to be on the same page and understand me better, which is definitely one of my goals.

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    1. Good call. That was my initial thought process. However, my titles aren’t always straightforward. In the past they were always rather cryptic. I like it when the titles are not literal. Or … not totally revealing. I understand that plain and simple titles are better for the SEO, though (no, I do not really do anything to improve my score).

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        1. There is SO much information out there on that topic. It’s overwhelming. I tried looking at it once or twice, but I feel that it sucks too much fun out of blogging. At least for me at this point in time. Also, I think SEO is constantly evolving and what is true now might not be true in the future.

          The main thing for me is long vs. short posts. Supposedly you need to write long posts to be considered viable for higher ranking. But you know what? Not many people have the time to read such posts. Those who write short posts often have more traffic. So dunno.

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  2. Thanks 🙂
    Ps, you could do a featured picture that is different to the images in your post. So far as I know featured images don’t show up in the post at all, so you would have images too.
    I’ll probably forget them but slowly remember them.
    Love, light and glitter

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  3. I’m happy to announce I did know most of your acronyms 🙂
    I know what you mean though. I’ve always struggle with categories and images. I was using a handful of images most of this year because it helped set up several posts in advance fast but yup I agree it does get boring so I’m trying to change them a little now. I’ve always loved the images you use for your posts Goldie!

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Rachael Ritchey

Worlds of Fiction

from famine to feast

recovery and growth, things that interest me, occasional deep-thoughts, and semi-regular poetry

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