Yeah, I said I was going away for good in March, but I’m back. I am not committing to regular blogging. If something of interest strikes me and I want to share, I’ll publish something. That might mean days, weeks, or months between posts.
I like how GettingStronger.org and 180DegreeHealth both remain active, even though at times months can pass with no new posts. Then all of sudden, a new post appears. I think that model will give this blog more flexibility.
Now I’ll bring you up to date on what I’ve been doing the last few months.
Speed and Traffic
All my websites are much faster now, especially outside of North America. Even though it has been months since you saw anything new on this site, I’ve been tweaking the performance. I have a CDN (Content Delivery Network) for the site now, which means parts of this site load from servers closest to the reader.
The result is my traffic never went down. It actually went up slightly. Pages should load much faster in Europe and Asia now.
I wrote two articles specific to WordPress resource reduction on Medium. I think less than 10 people have read them.
- How to Change Your Default RSS Path in WordPress Without Touching Code
- Reduce Your WordPress Resource Usage By Hiding Your RSS Feed Link
As a reader, I love Medium, however, as a publisher, I haven’t figured it out. Maybe I’ll keep my technical articles there and other stuff here? I’m not sure how to use the website. It does seem to benefit those with massive followings on Twitter the most.
I’ve redesigned my coffee website and wrote a few more articles there. It will continue to be my primary focus. Today I just launched an advertising program. If you know someone in the coffee field that would like to reach 75,000 and 140,000 users a month, send them my way. The money I earn from INeedCoffee pays for the hosting for this blog.
I’ve done really well in the past few months. I’ll save that story for my next post.
I know a lot of readers come here for fitness posts. I think that topic has been well covered and I don’t think there will be many more posts on fitness. Beyond staying safe and staying interested, is there really more to say?
I am still interested in Nutrition but I also have concerns about posting things health-related, so I will do my best to discuss this topic in an honest and transparent way.