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/initialisms 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; currently on Monday morning)
CW = Creative Writing – a story or a poem. (Once a week; currently on Thursday morning)
HW = Hashtag Week – a collection of #MondayMotivation, #TuesdayThoughts, #WednesdayWisdom, #ThrowbackThursday and #FridayFeeling. (Ran M-F one week a month, January 2018 – January 2020; currently only #TuesdayThoughts and #WednesdayWisdom are being published each month)
Spotlight = I reblog a post by a fellow blogger. (Once a month; last day of every month)
BT = Blogging Tips – where we collaborate and solve the toughest of blogging questions. (Ran once a month, January 2019 – January 2020)
Awards = pretty straightforward; I accept awards and give one out. (Ran once a month, January 2018 – January 2020)
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