Tag: blogging (page 1 of 7)

Reducing WordPress Executions (Battling the Bots) – Updated

This is version 2 of this article, which was originally published on Jan 25, 2020. It has more updated information.

One of the many complaints I have about WordPress is that it has become a magnet for malicious bots. These … [continue reading]

What Blogging in 2020 Feels Like

Remember that scene in the movie Titanic (spoiler ahead) when the ship started going down? The passengers were racing to get off the ship, but the musicians accepted their fate, sat back down, and kept playing music. That is what … [continue reading]

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]