A detailed analysis on why you should not remove dates from your blog posts, why published date is outdated and last updated date is the thing of today.
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Networked Blogs does crossposting of images if you have the widget. A nice feature and it works too.
Because I am fed up with sites which expect me to register for another site, like Disqus, before I can leave a comment I am no longer going to share links to Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, etc for any site which I can not comment on. I have not been blocked or banned from Disqus. I …
Guest commenting is an optional feature in Disqus that allows users to comment without creating a Disqus profile.
I will not register with a site in order to leave a comment. This includes sites which use secondary software, like Disqus. I do not want more accounts for services I don't use, or don't want to use.
The fault does not lie with Disqus. They provide an option for guest or anonymous commenting. It is up to the site owner to enable the feature, or not.
Any site which does not allow guest commenting is more interested in tracking people (and leaving cookies on your browser) than in getting your comments. That means your comment and your time and your opinions are not appreciated or wanted. They just want numbers, not people.
If you run Disqus on a site but don't allow people to comment without registering, what is your excuse?
Starting today I won't share a link from a site which excludes me from commenting.. #JustSayNoToDisqus #NoCommentNoShare
You don't need to pay attention to your post slugs -- but there could be real traffic benefits if you do.
When was the last time you typed in a URL, other than a direct link to a site? I haven't done so in many years. Usually a site has a search feature. So even if you do want to find a particular post you can go to the main site, type in keywords for a search and find the post (and related posts) that way. Simpler than typing in a direct URL link with all the extra dashes and trimmings.
My latest Guardian column, Privacy technology everyone can use would make us all more secure, makes the case for privacy technology as something that anyone can -- and should use, discussing the work being done by the charitable Simply Secure foundation that launches today (site is not yet up as of this writing), with the mandate to create usable interfaces to cryptographic tools, and to teach crypto developers how to make their tools accessible to non-technical people.
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Warning: This link opens with a spam pop up which took a few clicks to get rid of, you must click in the absolute centre or it just sticks around. Until you get rid of it you can't see anything of the site, or this post. Damn stupid idea, IMHO.
This photo of the Fab Four is part of the public domain and free to use. public domain As writers many of us create daily: content articles, stories, poetry, fiction, non-fiction, expository, persuasion, narratives, photography. The list goes on and...