Posts Tagged ‘discussion’

Do You Work From Home?

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March 12th, 2013
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WordPress

There has been a lot of talk lately about working from home and maintaining a distributed workforce. Web-based software, like WordPress, Joomla, and Drupal, are taking over the publishing industry and allow you to work from anywhere with an internet connection. Though, even though they can be managed  from home, working from home and maintaining a distributed workforce is not yet broadly acknowledged in society as a successful and efficient alternative to working in an office. Despite working with software that doesn’t need to be tied to one specific workstation, you could still find yourself tied to a desk in cubicle. I work full-time for Automattic and have the pleasure of both working from home and setting my own hours. After all, I only need a browser, an email client, and IRC client, and Skype to do my job. A desk is nice, but there’s no one saying that said desk has to be […]

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Weblog Tools Collection in 2012

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January 3rd, 2013
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General, WordPress, WordPress Plugins

WordPress had a great 2012, bbPress had a great 2012, and we had a great 2012 too! This handy report was generated for several WordPress.com and Jetpack-powered WordPress.org blogs with moderate to high traffic, and it really is quite nice. Here’s one of my favorite excerpts from our report. About 55,000 tourists visit Liechtenstein every year. This blog was viewed about 950,000 times in 2012. If it were Liechtenstein, it would take about 17 years for that many people to see it. Your blog had more visits than a small country in Europe! So, with visits from 217 countries world-wide, and the United States, India, and the United Kingdom rounding out the top, we had more visits than 17 years worth of tourists to a small European country. That’s not bad, but we could always do better. What would you kind folks love to see from us in 2013?

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How Often You Blog

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August 26th, 2012
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Blogging

Last month, we asked, how often do you blog? The responses were spread out quite a bit, with 28% blogging 1 to 3 times a month, 26% blogging every day, 24% blogging 1 to 3 times a week, 13% blogging 4 to 6 times a week, and 8% blogging less than once a month. I’m quite surprised to see the near tie between 1 to 3 times a month and every day, two frequencies which a quite different indeed. Rest-assured, most of you are blogging more than once a week, which is great news! You should enjoy blogging, and nothing says “I enjoy Blogging!” more than cranking out a few posts every week. Blogging shouldn’t be so difficult that you put it off. If you do, you’re doing it wrong. Try to find some little things to share, like a video you enjoyed watching or an article you enjoyed reading. The […]

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What you are Blogging For

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August 22nd, 2012
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Blogging

Last month, we asked, what do you blog for? The break-down for the poll was very simple, either Personal, Business, or both. In the final tally after a month-long run, 45% of you blogged for both, 39% for Personal, and only 16% for Business. Putting those three reasons aside, one trend did emerge in the comments. Most of you blog because it’s fun. Sure, some of you blog for business and rarely have time for personal blogging, but it’s still fun, and that’s just great because if you consider blogging to be a chore, you’re doing it wrong. Even if it’s just for business, it should still be fun. So, if you didn’t have a chance to earlier, let us know here. What do you blog for?

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How often do you blog?

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July 19th, 2012
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Blogging

Sure, you have a blog, but how often do you post to it? Are you posting every day, less, only a few times a year perhaps? We’d love to hear how often you blog and why, and your answers may be featured in a future post. Don’t forget to vote and leave a comment below!

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What do you blog for?

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July 17th, 2012
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Blogging

Sure, folks blog for many things, but that usually boils down into two main categories, personal reasons or business reasons. We’d love to hear what you blog for and why, and your answers may just appear in a future post. Don’t forget to vote and leave a comment below!

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Do You Use a Comment Policy?

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April 30th, 2012
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Blogging

Comments are an important part of blogs. They help readers relate to articles by asking questions and building discussion and are even credited with creating some of the strongest online communities today. But, how do you keep everything clean and on topic? Do your users know what to expect? I’m not just talking about common sense and anti-spam practices, I’m talking about a policy or a code of conduct. Do you have one? We have a comment policy here, and it’s as follows: Comments will be accepted if they meet the following conditions: The comment is not spam. The comment is not left solely to drive traffic elsewhere. (Yes, this is spam.) The comment is not widely off topic. The comment is not obscene or profane. The commenter has left a real name or proper screen name. (“Cheap Lawn Chairs” and “Joe @ MyCellPhoneTips.blah” are not real names). We do […]

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WordPress 3.0 – 10 Million Downloads and Counting

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About a month ago I posted about how fast WordPress 3.0 was being downloaded and there was a terrific discussion about the sheer amount of data that was being grabbed to get at the 3.0 version of WordPress.  We even had some comments as to why it was being downloaded at that scale. Well as of today the download counter reads that it has been downloaded just over 10.3 million times since it was released last month and the counter keeps rolling along! So what is it that makes the WordPress platform so popular?  What is it that drives people to download it over 10 million times? If you had the opportunity to talk to a non WordPress user what would you tell them about it to show that it is worth downloading and putting to use for a website? What is your favorite thing about WordPress?  What is your […]

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Darn You WordPress!!

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WordPress rocks! (Most of the time…)   Sometimes though it can make you want to pull your hair out. Today I want to talk about that. Those times when you wish you could take a machete to it. I’ve had my share of such situations several times in the past. Now, I don’t mean plugins, or themes, or anything external like that. I mean the core of WordPress itself. Sometimes it seems WordPress just comes up short. It can be anything from a simple little inconvenience to a total show-stopper. I think hearing peoples gripes about WordPress would be a nice contrast to the almost constant good things you hear about it. It might also help to get more attention on the issues. Don’t forget that someone may come across this post, read a gripe, and possibly provide a solution. We can all help each other! So, lets get it started… One […]

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