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Tag: wordpress

Spam Comment Q&A

Man with loads and loads of letters, mostly airmail

This place gets its fair share of spam comments. The vast majority are either weeded out automatically by WordPress or I see and remove quickly. Obviously I don’t want the place clogged up with gibberish. There is enough of that in the posts, eh? I also don’t really want a load of links to dodgy looking sites. However, some of the comments are odd enough that they deserve an audience, sans dodgy links. I figured the best format was a Q&A – my opportunity to have a dialogue with strange, automated text. Enjoy. Or more likely, not enjoy. Read the rest of this entry »

Freshly Pressed – Welcome to all you new folk and a quick question

Freshly Pressed page screengrab

A big hello and welcome to everyone who has come across this site after seeing my recent post on the WordPress Freshly Pressed page. I hope some of you consider following this blog or subscribing to the RSS feed or just pop back at some point or other in the future. A huge thank you to everyone who has followed/commented/liked already. If you really can’t get enough of my waffling, I’m on Twitter and Tumblr too. Blogging is a huge amount of fun no matter who is reading, but it would be wonderful if some of you great folk could stick around. Read the rest of this entry »


Strange space-y collage

It is a point that has made before, and has no doubt been made in a more eloquent way, but the internet is full of people presenting something that someone else has actually produced. Much of what the internet churns out is essentially repeats of something that has already been churned out on the internet. I’m not getting on my high horse here, it is second nature for most of us. We share things on Facebook. We retweet. We reblog on Tumblr and WordPress. We embed videos and songs and photos from other people.

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tribune cover

Those of you with a WordPress blog will have no doubt received their funkily designed Annual Report cataloguing your 2012 year in blogging. For those who don’t blog, or at least don’t blog through WordPress, the report collates all the relevant data relating to blog activity and visitors and all that kind of stuff. It is a nice feature as it offers an opportunity to reflect on how you are doing with your blogging, look at what you’ve achieved in terms of how many people you’ve reached in the big, bad world and consider the sheer quantity of stuff you’ve thrown up on the internet. Read the rest of this entry »

Miscellaneous thoughts from your correspondent

Young man sitting at desk

No great sweeping theme for today’s post. Very little content or insight either. Think of it as an embellished placeholder post. Or some awkward filler. I would be a great salesman, y’know. You just want to read on, don’t you? Read the rest of this entry »