*likes*

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  • #1207543

    margber
    Member

    I am new to blogging. I have noticed that after I publish a post, I get some *likes* from other WP bloggers. How does this happen? Where are they published for bloggers to read each others posts? Is it a random search or is there a specific spot that entries are posted each day? I’d like to know because I’d love to read others posts and return the favor of *liking* them.

    Thank You

    The blog I need help with is margber.wordpress.com.

    #1207634

    timethief
    Member

    Gravatar images are linked to Gravatar profile pages and not all of those who click like buttons complete their Gravatar profiles and provide blog links in them. I have wasted hours of my life using Google search to locate their blogs. http://onecoolsitebloggingtips.com/2012/12/10/gravatars-for-global-recognition/

    Likes and shares are misleading when you are talking about page view stats. Your followers and anyone with a WordPress.com blog who is logged into WordPress.com can “like” and “share” your posts in several locations such as in email and the Reader without ever clicking into your blog and creating a page view stat. http://onecoolsitebloggingtips.com/2012/07/09/wordpress-followers-likes-and-stats

    #1207665

    If your posts are public, which I assume they are, then they will appear in the Reader of your followers and in different ‘Topics’ categories for the public.
    For example, if you tag your post with ‘Music’ then it will appear in the Music topic on WordPress.

    If you want to read the blogs of the people liking your posts then you just click their Gravatar which @timethief has elaborated on. Just to summarise: if you click the little square with a picture in it (at the bottom of your post) , it will take you to that blog.

    I only started this year too so I hope I got everything right! x

    #1207667

    timethief
    Member

    if you click the little square with a picture in it (at the bottom of your post) , it will take you to that blog.

    That’s not the case.

    Gravatars when displayed under like button are not linked to blogs they way they are in comments. Under the like button gravatars are linked to gravatar profile pages and many bloggers do not enter their blog URLs on their gravatar profile pages.

    #1207668

    margber
    Member

    Thank you. Both pieces of advice has helped. I am a novice and each day find a new challenge and something new to learn about blogging.

    #1207669

    margber
    Member

    Timethief, I have found that out and am frustrated by not being able to thank the people who have liked my posts.

    I think I registered my gravatar the correct way so that mine is linked to my Blog. If you have time or the ability, is there a way for you to see if I followed the prompts correctly?

    Thank You.

    #1207670

    timethief
    Member

    @margber
    You’re welcome. For best practices for uploading your own gravatar see here and scroll down to just below the video > Gravatar, Avatar, Blavatar http://onecoolsitebloggingtips.com/2010/01/24/gravatar-avatar-blavatar/

    Also note this please:

    The WordPress.com search engine indexes post, pages, and comments content (body text). Unless entered as text in those contents, blog name, post titles, and post/comment author names are not indexed. http://en.support.wordpress.com/wordpresscom-search/

    #1207672

    margber
    Member

    Also, When hover my mouse over my user name, why does it go to an old Blog.com site that I do not use anymore rather than my wordpress site? I own my domain…Margber.com… registered it at Blog.com but would like to transfer it to WordPress. I do not understand how I can do that or it is is possible.

    #1207673

    timethief
    Member

    Yes, you can chnage that. Here’s how to link your username to your blog in your blog Dashboard -> Users -> Personal Settings -> then scroll down to Account Details. Then scroll down to where it says ‘Primary Blog‘ select the URL for your primary wordpress.com blog and then save changes.

    #1207674

    margber
    Member

    Thank You.

    #1207676

    margber
    Member

    Oh gosh, Now my dashborad defaults to that old Blog.com Address. I cn not get it to switch back.

    #1207677

    timethief
    Member

    Oops! I misunderstood. Your username is currently linked to http://margber.wordpress.com/ I apologize.
    Follow these instructions if you already have a domain that you registered elsewhere, and you want to map that domain to your blog. http://support.wordpress.com/domain-mapping/map-existing-domain/
    Also note > http://en.support.wordpress.com/domains/#important-notes-before-upgrading

    #1207678

    timethief
    Member

    After you make the domain mapping purchase and do the set up it can take between 24 – 72 hours for domain name propagation to take place throughout the internet. You can view the DNS changes here > http://www.whatsmydns.net/

    #1207679

    margber
    Member

    Yes, I have been trying to work through those instructions for weeks and do not understand the terms. Also, I think I just did something which I hope is not irreversible. I can not access my WP blog anymore. It keeps taking me to Blog.com

    #1207681

    timethief
    Member

    This is your login URL for your wordpress.com blog
    http://margber.wordpress.com/wp-admin/
    Try logging out and that will clear your browser cache. Then log in again using that URL.

    #1207684

    margber
    Member

    That URL takes me to my WP dashboard. When I try to access my WP BLog, it redirects me to Blog.com.

    Help! I can not access my WP

    #1207685

    timethief
    Member

    Not to worry as I tagged this thread for Staff help. Please subscribe to it so you are notified when they respond.

    #1207687

    margber
    Member

    All of my Posts are gone. I keep getting redirected to Bog.com. I do not understand what happened. Can to get them back from your end?

    #1207688

    margber
    Member

    Also, when I hover my mouse under my user name in this gravatar seen here, It redirects me to Blog.com. What happened?

    #1207693

    margber
    Member

    Do you have any idea how long it will take them to get back to me. I am feeling desperate. I would feel more comfortable if I knew all of my work was not gone.

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