New changes to Jason Journals, with goals being to simplify blog for reading, demote social media, and promote more direct conversation: Removed Twitter widget Added goodreads widget Removed Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram links and social icons Removed static homepage, making blog posts the home page Started updating Gallery photos Added mailto: buttons and links UPDATE: Removed social icons from post share menu Disconnected social cross-posting … Continue reading Tweaking The Blog
We bloggers need a rallying cry. My fellow WordPressers, we can promote blogging as an alternative to social media. The personal blog is a fine place to share with others. We can network together well this way, on the open web. Empty the silos. Share your photos to your blog. Your status updates. Press those words. Blog on! Continue reading Blog On!
Where do you write words in the Google domain? Docs, the word processor. And Keep, the notes app. They work together too, so words can easily go from one to the other. But what about Blogger? It’s been a Google product for like 16 years. Yet you must copy/paste text from Docs to the Blogger Editor like it’s still 2004. This must change. Docs and … Continue reading Places To Write On Google
It’s hard to believe Blogger has been around since the last millennium! 21 years is a long time for any tech thing. And despite Google’s record for killing off services, somehow Blogger endures. In fact, it was updated last month, a rare thing. Continue reading Blogger Did A Thing
If you visit my blog regularly, then you likely noticed some big changes around early April. I had started rethinking how I blog and what I could do to make it better…which led to a new theme. Plus it wasn’t just any theme. Continue reading Hit The Blog Refresh Button
Fellow WordPressers! Do you use the Reblog button? Why or why not? It seems like I seldom see it; I’ve never reblogged. Should I give it a try?? Thanks for your feedback! Blog on! Continue reading Reblog Or Not
Ok, maybe lame, but an idea…some WordPress themes support the “Aside” and “Status” Post Formats. Like Tweets, these are short. What if people just started using them for short blurbs on WP? They appear in the Reader “feed” and can be Liked, Commented and even Reblogged. Instead of #hashtags, just add Tags and/or Categories in the Post. Continue reading If Twitter Dies
When it comes to blogging, there’s one site that always comes to mind: Blogger. My earliest blogs were hosted there with a blogspot address. Believe it or not, Blogger is still around, but it seems to have languished under Google’s passive watch. In fact, I’m surprised it has not already ended up in the Google graveyard, outliving even Google+. So what’s up with Blogger? Continue reading What Happened To Blogger?