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Silence is a Memoriam, Not a Reason to Stop Blogging

Regarding my public announcement of the One Day of Blog Silence Event, I want to share a personal story. A few days before Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Memorial Day) in Israel, I was warned that when I heard the air raid sirens I wasn’t to be afraid. I was to stop whatever I was doing and […]

Building a Better WordPress Comments Panel

Cindy of Digital Ramble wants to build a better WordPress comments panel based upon a plea/whine/beg I made for WordPress Plugins I believe WordPress needs and I covet desperately. The challenge? Create a WordPress Plugin that would add instant AJAX replies from the WordPress Comments Panel without accessing and loading the full post. It would […]

Talk Back to WordPress

Got an idea for WordPress? What about a whine, moan, or kvetch? WordPress has always taken your feedback seriously and is now offering a few new ways to let them know how you feel and think about WordPress. The WordPress Ideas page is a place to make your suggestions and ideas for what you want […]

phpMyAdmin WordPress Plugin: Database Access from Administration Panels

I’m having a horrible hate-hate relationship with my current full site domain host. I’m looking for the love and there is little or none left. Other SuggestionsFor alternatives, try Adminer WordPress Plugin or Portable phpMyAdmin WordPress Plugin. One of my main whines is the eight clicks it takes me, with two windows which open in […]

Idiot Alert: Don’t Share Your GMail RSS Feeds

While many of us blogging bloggers have been doing battle against splogs and content thieves, Inside Google reminds us that blog feeds aren’t the only feeds out there being used and abused: Okay, this should be a no-brainer, but just because Gmail offers RSS feeds doesn’t mean you should offer them to the public. A […]

One Year Anniversary Review: Hurricane Katrina

Two weeks after my first post on WordPress.com, Hurricane Katrina sent us running for our lives away from the Gulf Coast of the United States. We had just come back after running from Hurricane Dennis a couple weeks before, so we had an idea of what we were up against. Having just ran, sat through, […]

Happy Birthday, WordPress.com

Apologizes to all for wishing a belated birthday wish, so let’s make this a loud one. HAPPY ONE YEAR BIRTHDAY, WORDPRESS.COM! One year ago WordPress.com was released out to walk among the bloggers. Matt Mullenweg, Ryan Boren, and Donncha O’Caoimh (among many others) did what many thought couldn’t be done and wouldn’t work. They broke […]

Blog Challenge: Who Is Linking To You?

This week’s blogging challenge is who is linking to you? We don’t need to know the specifics, but I’d like to know how many sites are linking to your blog and if you found some surprises in the process of discovering who is linking to you. To find out who is linking to your blog, […]

You Got To Earn Your Reputation

In a beautiful comment on his announcements of his move from Microsoft to Podtech, Robert Scoble said: So, don’t subscribe to PodTech.net just cause I’m going. Make us earn your subscription! I’d read Scoble’s post the night before I attended my first Marysville, Washington, City Council Meeting to participate in an open hearing on the […]

Linkers Losing Out With Link Lackluster

I’ve been slammed more than a few times for my opinions on link lists by whiners who think that glorified link lists are content. Yes, that was mean to say, but I mean what I say. Link lists as posts are fine when used occasionally, but not consistently, as blog content. Here is a lovely […]

Hate Google: 25 Things to Hate

Danny Sullivan’s rant on “25 Things I Hate About Google” is worth a look. While Google is fast becoming a verb, there are somethings it gets right, but a lot it gets wrong. Remember, just because there’s much I hate doesn’t mean there’s not a lot I love. In fact, anyone in a relationship knows […]

When the Burden of Support is Too Great

WASABI wants it. So do a lot of other people now and then. Some say they want it, and then they change their minds after a barrage of comments helps them to understand their worth and value. Others are angry and want it just because they are fed up. Others are bored and tired. What […]

Have Your Favorite Bloggers and Blogs Run Out of Steam?

I’ve been so busy lately with personal and professional things, and with all the Mardi Gras events around the Gulf Coast and editing and uploading photographs, I haven’t taken time to catch up with my feeds recently. I made time today and found that some of my favorite bloggers are either not blogging, haven’t added […]

What is WordPress’ Competition Up To?

I stumbled upon Geek News Central’s post, “Where the heck is Six Apart on Movable Type Development”, and it got me curious, too. I have been a dedicated Movable Type fan for 4 years, the application continues to do cool stuff that other applications cannot, but that gap is closing very quickly. As evident in […]

The Top 10 Clues That You Are an Amateur Blogger

This post could be also called “The Top 10 Most Common Writing Errors” or “The Top 10 Mistakes Writers Make”, but I thought “The Top 10 Clues That You Are an Amateur Blogger” was more appropriate. Because, if you want to have your blogging taken seriously, then you need to sit up and pay attention […]

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