Why normal people hate dealing with web technology – part IVXICIII I am making some changes to this website, which means that I have to finally come to grips with Google Apps, something I have been putting off for quite a while. The reason I’ve been postponing the day of reckoning is mainly because I [...]
The tools and knowledge writers need to build websites
Getting my websites to where they are today has been a long, painful and frustrating journey.
I’ve spent way more hours than I should have in WordPress and Thesis forums dealing with people who — how shall I put this? — communicate very differently than I do.
For this reason, I am working on putting together a simple guide that will address the particular needs of writers looking to set up websites. I think it drives us especially nuts when we have to come to terms with developer/geek language and its tendency to misuse words.
Don’t even get me started on the whole WordPress Multi-user / multi-site thing…
Here’s the story of my bad experience with rtCamp when I migrated my dog sites from Blogger to WordPress. Feel free to contact me at email@example.com if you would like more information.
Ever since I migrated the Scottish Terrier and Dog News from blogger to WordPress at the end of the summer, my organic Google search traffic has plummeted. When I noted the original drop-off, I immediately contacted the firm that had done the migration to let them know something had gone wrong, namely the something I [...]
I explain at the Scottish Terrier and Dog News.
“The single best thing you get from the Web is the ability to be proven wrong fast” -Avinash Kaushik, Google’s self-described “analytics evangelist So, if you haven’t been wrong lately, that’s probably not a good thing. I especially like this example from Kobo’s Michael Tamblyn. The company did a complete about-face when it realized [...]
I have been locked out of my Twitter account (DogTwitterer) for what seems like forever. When I tell Twitter that I’ve forgotten my password, they send me a password reset email which sends me to this screen: I then fill in my new password, verify it and click change. The exact same screen reappears. If [...]
Make one yourself and send it to me if you want.
As of today, I’m going to start actively experimenting with Twitter as part of my attempt to build readership for my dog websites. It won’t be dog exclusive, though, as I’m still trying to figure out what works and what doesn’t. You can sign up to follow me — the Dog Twitterer — via the [...]
I received this e-mail from a VC-funded venture, which I was considering using as an ad network. I was leaning against going with them and after receiving this e-mail today, I definitely won’t. Dear valued publishers, We are launching our gross $1 CPM on all sizes 300×250, 728×90, 160×600 to help promote the XXXXXX campaign. [...]