Frivolous Post Month

Writers have NaNoWriMo, bloggers have NaBloWriMo (National Blog Writing Month), which is also known as frivolous post month. Since I was going to post most of the month anyway because of my blog tour, I signed up for NaBloWriMo, though I haven’t had time to participate in the forums. Getting the articles posted every day was enough of a challenge! Today is the second to last day of the month, and I almost reneged. I’ve got nothing to say (though that hasn’t stopped me before!) Anyway, that’s why it’s called frivolous post month — because of all the people who have nothing to say but say it anyway.

Oh, wait! I do have something to say. I’ve been meaning to tell you about a way cool WordPress tip that you might not have heard of. You know how on the sidebar, there is a monthly archive? Doesn’t do much good, because if you or your readers are looking for a particular post, chances are you haven’t a clue as the the date you wrote it. Well, WordPress has a shortcode for an archive that lists all your articles. See the page here on my blog entitled “Archives — All My Posts”? It lists the title and link to every single one of my blog posts. Bet you thought it was difficult. Nope. All I had to do was start a new page, title it,  and put the word archives in brackets [ ] in the body. That’s it. Magic! 

So perhaps this wasn’t such a frivolous post after all!

I tried to put archives in the brackets to show you how it was done, and ended up with my archives in the body of  this post, so I had to remove it. If you need any further information, check out the wordpress article: Archives Shortcode.

5 Responses to “Frivolous Post Month”

  1. joylene Says:

    Great tip, Pat. Don’t suppose you have any for blogger?

    • Pat Bertram Says:

      I googled “archive shortcode for blogger” and didn’t see anything. Next time I’m logged into my blogger account, I’ll check to see if they have something there that I’ve missed.

  2. Sheila Deeth Says:

    I was going to ask the same as Joylene. Think I’ll put it on my to-investigate list.

  3. Carol J. Garvin Says:

    WordPress has all sorts of convenient little goodies. I’ve investigated very few of them. I do have a “search” option on my site which will pick up on any key word, but this archive option does sound like a handy addition. Thanks for the tip!

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