Sometimes I like looking at how people got to this lovely blog using their trusty search engines… really really short skirt (Yes, you get totally different results by adding that second “really.”) someone who thinks they’re better than women (can’t you just walk down the street and find some? I’m pretty sure they’re everywhere.) sinking feeling never find someone (I… Read more »
Let’s pretend that you have a widget on your blog that shows five random post titles every time someone stops by. Now imagine that what your visitors see is this: Updates Random Bullets Tagged Bad Blogger Stuff Hmm. Can’t say that I feel terribly motivated to read any of these. Now imagine that what your visitors see is this: I’m… Read more »
I am quite disappointed to see that Ning.com, the social network site that hosts National Blog Posting Month, hasn’t managed to fix their CAPTCHA problem that discriminates against the blind and other people with disabilities who can’t read those squiggly little letters. So I’m not going to create an official NaBloPoMo account on Ning.com. Whatever features I would enjoy over… Read more »
NOW EVERYONE STOP POSTING! At least for a few hours, please.
I met Shannon at BlogHer last year. She’s neat. She wrote a post a couple of days ago called Nasty Tweets, Blog Cliques, and Q-list bloggers like me. Apparently, somebody said something about somebody copying someone and there was a thing. I’m kind of over interpersonal drama right now, so whatever. But then Shannon made some statements about blogs and… Read more »
As a follow-up to my post yesterday, these two things don’t stem from a misunderstanding of what blogs are, but they are deeply confused. (Disclosure: I currently work for a blog advertising network.) Ads on blogs are good, because writers should get compensated for their work. A guy came to my door the other day trying to pay me to… Read more »
This is mostly an exercise in getting some thoughts out of my system so I can move on. If you’re not interested in blogs, you may want to move along. For those of us who are still here, let’s do an exercise. Look at the following websites: io9 Red Stapler African American Dad The Hathor Legacy The Hardware Aisle Bevo… Read more »
Writing for Crafting A Green World, I now have access to our group mailbox that receives lots and lots and lots of bad pitches. Lots. I have yet to see a pitch and followup as bad as this one.
Though I am somewhat like Alanis Morissette in that my understanding of what makes something ironic can be faulty, I do find it amusing that I just tried to comment on an LJ written by a person who is blind, and I got hit with a visual CAPTCHA, and I failed it.
Back up my database. If doing a separate install to test it out and play around before committing, set up a new database. Wait until NaBloPoMo is over.