Why am I Still Using WordPress if it is a Bloated Mess?

For years I’ve been saying that WordPress is a bloated mess, but I still use it. Why? Each site is different and I’ll go through the cases where I dumped WordPress, the cases where I kept it, and the … [continue reading]

Blogging Was Always Doomed to Fail

Two years ago, I posted How Google Helped Kill the Indie Web and How It Can Bring It Back. I outlined in 700 words how Google could restore blogging popularity while taking on the social media giants. I hoped … [continue reading]

Blog Posts and Word Count By Year

I wrote a SQL query to see how many blog posts I published by year – excluding the current year.

* Seven years ago, I removed around 750 blog posts that I thought sucked. Mostly from the 2005-2008 era.… [continue reading]

Getting Started in Blogging in 2022

This is a follow-up to my 2019 post on this topic.

Months after that post, I gave advice to two friends that wanted to get started blogging. One friend was successful and one wasn’t. I will refer to the two … [continue reading]

Check out PotatoHack.com

A few weekends ago, I completed Net Ninja’s tutorial of Bootstrap 5 on YouTube. I learned just enough to make a website that isn’t hideous. After I had a decent-looking potato portal, I hired an artist on Fiverr to create … [continue reading]

Long Live the Potato Hack!

Unlike most bloggers, I run a broken link checker to alert me if any of my links break. Then I can repair the link, so if you as a reader click on a link here, you won’t get an error.… [continue reading]