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WordPress.com Marketplace and The Theme Debate

Last week, Matt Mullenweg made public his idea on creating a WordPress.com Marketplace to add more options to WordPress.com bloggers for a fee, especially meeting the demands of so many for more, more, and more. Among the proposals under consideration, and I stress that, since this is not a done deal but an idea, is […]

What Have You Done Lately? Much?

In recently honoring 100,000 Edublogs, I took a new look at what James Farmer has done with WordPressMU. His educational free blog services now host more than 100,000 bloggers, educators and students. James started with Edublogs.org and in two years, has expanded it to include learnerblogs for school students, uniblogs.org for university and college students, […]

New Article Series – Blog Struggles

Over the next few months, I will be publishing an ongoing series, which includes and continues from much of what I started in my book, “Blogging Tips: What Bloggers Won’t Tell You About Blogging”. I’ve been blogging since 1994, though it barely had a name back then, online journaling is what it soon became. Along […]

Protecting Your WordPress Blog

I’ve written extensively about the choices you have in responding to negative comments and bloggers. You can respond or ignore, but never retaliate. However, a few months ago, Darren Rowse of Problogger was the victim of a spammer and hacker and it made me want to jump up and hit back, as I’m sure it […]

Liz Strauss Guides Lorelle on a Quest To Find Her Passion

When Liz Strauss called me to warn me she was going to make me the “star” of a story as part of Joanna’s Thematic Links Post Writing Challenge, using the post titles of all the bloggers who participated in a story, I was a little nervous. The result is delightful and fun: Liz’s Thematic Links […]

WordPress.com Blogs Feeds Scraped

In the most recent WordPress Wednesday News on the Blog Herald, I reported on the mass copyright violations and scrapings of WordPress.com blogs, as reported by Letters Home to You in “Has Anyone Stolen Your Writing Lately?” and “Please Help Me Get Google to Pull Their Ads from a Blogging Thief”. There is also a […]

WordPress 2.2 Delayed

The next major WordPress release was to be April 23rd and Matt Mullenweg has announced a delay. Several of the new features, including the addition of tags, has proven to be a little more complex and trouble in the final testing phase than originally thought. They are hard at work fixing things and the announcement […]

Blog Comments: On or Off and Why

Why I Blog About Tech (Not About Medicine) And Why Comments Aren’t Always That Important by Tony Hung on Deep Jive Interests is an interesting perspective on why we blog, and if the interactive nature of blogging important to our reason for blogging. Josh’s blog doesn’t have comments. I’m not sure if they’re really all […]

Turning Diggs Into an Audience

In How to Build a ‘Digg Culture’ on your Blog, ProBlogger Darren Rowse may sound like he’s offering another article on “how to get dugg by Digg”, but it is much more important than that game. I’ve talked repeatedly about how important it is to provide your visitors with a reason to return, thus building […]

WordPress.com, Please Stop Using Snap Preview

It appeared that without warning, and WordPress.com blogs have been hit with one of the new blights on the web: Snap Preview Anywhere. Planet Mike just pointed out that my blog is now littered with Snap Preview Anywhere link page previews. When you hover over any link on my site, it loads a preview of […]

Aboutus.org: A Wiki Directory With Every Website Listed

TechCrunch discussed “AboutUs: A Wiki About Every Website” recently. Portland, Oregon based AboutUs announced this week that it has closed a Series A round of funding and raised $1 million. The site is a wiki directory of web sites, mostly populated automatically but with a healthy amount of traffic and a growing number of edits […]

Firefox 2 versus Internet Explorer versus WordPress

The great Firefox 2 vs. IE 7 memory test by Scobleizer is a very interesting, if not scientific, comparison between Firefox 2 and IE 7. The test compares the “memory footprint”, the amount of memory consumed between two identical setups. In Scoble’s test, Firefox wins, as it does with many of those commenting. Some interesting […]

The Bitacle Battle of Blogs

UPDATE: Many years have passed since this article was published. Recently, Jonathan Bailey of Plagiarism Today took a look back at the lessons learned from Bitacle and the battle so many bloggers fought against them. Google now works to prevent and stop such abuse. While the Bitacle model still works, because so many spoke out […]

You Must Be Logged In To Comment

You must be logged in to comment. Okay. Tell me the truth. When you encounter a blog that compels you to respond, what do you think when you encounter “You must be logged in to comment”? Does it make you want to overcome your natural inclination NOT to share your email and private information with […]

New Interface and Administration Panels Coming for WordPress.com

NOTE AND UPDATE: The following post was written in 2006 and is no longer valid. The Shuttle Project did not last long after this announcement. While their intentions were good, Happy Cog Studios is overseeing the research and development of the new WordPress Administrative Panels due for inclusion in the WordPress 2.4 release. Matt Mullenweg […]

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