Tag: blogging (page 1 of 7)

Getting Started in Blogging in 2019

After my last post, My Blog Was Hacked and WordPress Sucks I received an email from a reader that I want to share and respond to.

What a clusterfck, Just think of the headaches that would create for a neophyte.

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My Blog Was Hacked and WordPress Sucks

This morning my blog was down. Some hackers uploaded scripts to mine crypto, which broke my WordPress install. With the help of SiteGround support, I was able to get the site up and running and free of malicious code.

Although … [continue reading]

I’ve Made a Huge Mistake

Well, not a huge mistake, but for me, a serious mistake.

I've made a huge mistake

In May 2018, I sold the original domain for this blog (criticalmas.com) and set up shop here at criticalmas.org. At that time, I updated all my links and then … [continue reading]

Bloggers Share a lot of the Blame of the Demise of the Independent Web

In my previous post, I called out Google as playing a huge role in pushing users away from blogs and into the social media silos. But bloggers themselves are equally to blame for chasing users away. In this post, … [continue reading]

How Google Helped Kill the Indie Web and How It Can Bring It Back

My hope is that someone that works inside Google reads this post and shares it with their co-workers. Maybe this post can get a conversation going about where the web is heading next.

In 2013, Google made a mistake. It … [continue reading]

The Indie Web is Dead, Long Live the Indie Web

Maybe as a result of breaking up with social media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter), I’ve become more nostalgic for earlier times. I have fond memories of the early pioneer spirit of the independent web. On archive.org, I … [continue reading]