Chopped Blog Posts are Frustrating!

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I really am getting to hate these kind of chopped blog posts. You can’t see the full post without clicking next and next and next and next… until you get through all the points. Seldom can I find an option to read the full post, on one page all the points together. I far prefer … Read more…

Tumblr Follow is Broken

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Dear Tumblr, I’m getting tired of following Tumblr blogs and being asked to follow the same blog over and over and not seeming to actually follow the blog even after clicking the link half a dozen times. It is an exercise in frustration as I follow, then unfollow, and then try to follow and realize … Read more…

Using the Chrome Web Browser to Post to WordPress

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I want to post to my sites with a content curation sort of bookmarklet. I already have an account with Scoop.it where I have several topics and post to them regularly, there. I’d rather put all that work, time and energy into content curation for my own sites instead. So, I’ve been looking for options. … Read more…

Are you Preventing Social Sharing on Your Own Site?

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  Have you accidentally blocked social media sharing on your own site? I tried to share a post on this site (see below) to my Scoop.it account. I was using a bookmarklet (more often called an app these days) but I could not get around this site’s note about their use of cookies. How important … Read more…

Ever Wonder What Happens to your Old Reviews?

I found this online tonight while looking for myself online. I looked up my married name which I didn’t keep for very long. But, I had forgotten I published using it. It was very nice to find my review of this book saved on the author’s site, no less!   I don’t know what my … Read more…

My Earliest Blog Post Date: April, 5th, 1998 (So Far)

Found this on the Wayback Machine today. I know I had other sites on Blogspot, Geocities, Tripod, Xoom, Angelfire and possibly other free hosting services but this is the oldest I have been able to track down so far. Nice to have the actual date. Glad I typed it in way back then. It seems … Read more…

Long Ago in Another Blogging Life

I looked myself up on the Wayback Machine.  I wish I could remember the links of my old Blogger accounts and find them there too.  One I wrote during the divorce and then deleted at some point. It would be interesting to read all of that again so many years later. Here is an old … Read more…

From the Endless Bucket of SEO Comment Spam

I know you have seen this same post in your comment spam. Sometimes I read them before flushing them. This one bugs me. It assumes we are all writing for SEO. As if writing were just a formula of HTML. Writing, making sense, having a voice or something to write about means nothing. You could … Read more…

#NoCommentNoShare

Because I am fed up with sites which expect me to register for another site, like Disqus, before I can leave a comment I am no longer going to share links to Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, etc for any site which I can not comment on. I have not been blocked or banned from Disqus. I … Read more…

Blogging 101: Say “Hi!” to the Neighbors

Today’s challenge is one I am skipping for now. I’ve got a lot of blogs I follow, years and years worth of blogs I follow and I almost never read them. I would like to take time to weed through my list to find which are link rot, moved and can have a fresh link … Read more…

Blogging 101: Say Your Name

I haven’t changed blog titles often but I change the byline frequently. It’s hard to settle on just one description of your site. If you take a minute you can always think of something completely new, smarter or shinier. Today the WordPress Blogging 101 challenge was to give your blog a fresh title (if you … Read more…