Tag: blogging

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]

Made in the Spirit of the Early Web

I recently released a brand new version of my radio tribute site NeilRogers.org. This is what I added to the footer of the site.

2012-2021 NeilRogers.org is a project maintained by Michael Allen Smith with the support of Neil’s

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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]