According to Wordpress, 2014 was a slow year, with only 114 posts, almost a quarter of which were on a Saturday. And for the first time in years, the #1 post was not my anti-Sprint rant. Instead it was my post about the protests in Ferguson. In addition to the usual social media outlets, I owe Popehat and Gamso for much of my traffic.My most active commenter was Allison … [Read more...] about 2014 in Review
Wordpress's Jetpack plugin is a nice collection of features for bloggers. I host my blog on a server I pay for instead of on the big Wordpress.com cluster because I appreciate the extra flexibility, but by using Jetpack, I can also get some of the more powerful cluster-based features, like improved search and uptime monitoring. I have also apparently been making use of a … [Read more...] about WordPress Jetpack Comments — WTF?
Have you been seeing pop-up ads on my blog?You see, a couple of days ago I was fiddling with some darned thing here in Wordpress -- I can't remember what it was anymore -- and I wanted to take a look at how the page lays out to ordinary people. As a logged-in Wordpress user, I get extra features like a command bar at the top and special links I can click to edit content, … [Read more...] about Site Meter WTF?
It just feels like way too many of my posts are really long, including several that are in the pipeline. I have got to start writing more short posts. That is all. … [Read more...] about I Have Got to Start Writing Shorter Posts
Wordpress likes to send out a year-end review to all their JetPack users. Most of it is routine statistics I can find anywhere, but a few items are amusing.On my busiest day, my most popular post was "Yet Another Tale of the Awful, Awful People at ICE". I think this line captures the essence of the post: The sad thing is that if she had freaked out and, say, gouged out one … [Read more...] about 2013 In Review