Blog This! – I’m Not Giving up on Blogger

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Blog This! – Chrome Web Store. Although it feels like no one from Google is behind the wheel at Blogger these days. I still love Blogger. I’d like to use it but it’s not easy. Blogger is under developed and fairly ignored. I think it began with WordPress snobbery. There was a time when people … Read more…

Podlove Podcast Publisher for WordPress

The popular blogging platform WordPress has proven to be also rather popular with podcasters. However, the system itself is not particularly made for podcasting and while some things are easy, other things are rather complicated and error-prone. Therefore a variety of plugins want to improve on this and want to make life easier for podcasters. … Read more…

What is a (#) Hashtag?

Thanks to the member-driven online information site Twitter, the lowly “pound” or “number” symbol “#” has been elevated to a new role. The hash mark, or pound symbol, (#) is now known by social media users as a “hashtag” or “hash tag”. Posts that have the same keywords prefixed with the # symbol are grouped … Read more…

How to Switch from Yahoo! Mail to Gmail

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Source for information – How to Switch from Yahoo! Mail to Gmail (with Pictures) – wikiHow. I found and tested this out myself. Using a Yahoo mail account I have had since 1998, I went into Gmail and used the Gmail options to transfer all my old email from the Yahoo account into Gmail. On the … Read more…

Where Can You Still Find Blogger User Support

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I will update this list as I find more resources. Blogger on Google+ Blogger Getting Started Guide – Google Blogger Help Forum Blogger Help Center Too Clever by Half Blogger User Support – Yahoo Groups Blogger Buzz Blogger Widgets/ Plugins The Real Blogger Status The Original Blogger Tips and Tricks Blogger Hints and Tips Tweak … Read more…

Submitted Myself for Reinstatement at the Open Directory Project

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I was looking up something tonight and found a link to the Open Directory Project (aka Dmoz or ODP). I was an editor there, shedragon, for about ten years. I liked being part of the project, seeing it evolve and tweaking categories for topics I was interested or involved in. I forget why I left … Read more…

Readmill Widget

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Readmill Widget (deprecated) — Jetpack for WordPress. The Readmill widget was officially depreciated from JetPack July 2014. Two years ago there was a post to the WordPress forums about the retired Readmill widget sticking around. The answer then was – remove it from your widget sidebar. However I don’t have it in my sidebar. It’s … Read more…

Pay for Comments?

Granted, this will never happen. We’re still clinging to the idea that comments give people a voice. Plus, the idea of “community” and “engagement” is still too powerful—money depends on traffic, and traffic depends on readers, and a lot of sites confuse “making readers feel involved” with “giving readers and drive-by randos a platform to … Read more…

Vulnerability in WordPress

I’ve linked to an older post (2014) but you should always update WordPress as soon as possible. The ironic thing about using popular software is that it is vulnerable to attack, more than the less popular software. So, you choose WordPress for features, community support and reliability… and those are the same reasons the spammers, hackers … Read more…

Humans TXT: We Are People, Not Machines.

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We are always saying that, but the only file we generate is one full of additional information for the searchbots: robots.txt. Then why not doing one for ourselves? via – Humans TXT: We Are People, Not Machines.. I used the WordPress plugin to make adding the humans.txt file even simpler than it already is. With the … Read more…

Free Keyword Help from Ubersuggest

Get keyword ideas with Übersuggest the free keyword suggestion tool that makes good use of different suggest services. How it works? Write a term in the box. Choose a language and a source. Übersuggest can get suggestions either from regular Web search or from search verticals like Shopping, News or Video (more to come). Übersuggest … Read more…

What Happened to the Canadian Blog Awards?

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Seems like both the Canadian Blog Awards sites have finished in 2014. The Canadian Blog Awards (2007 – 2014) The Canadian Blog Awards (2009 – 2014)  I hope both of these sites are saved in the Internet Archives. Have we gone beyond the blog? Is that why the blog awards fizzled out? No one seems … Read more…