Doing Business on WordPress.com

Hi there! This post is currently being rewritten and will be republished shortly. More companies are making their way to WordPress.com to build their web presence either as a blog or as a full website (as long as e-commerce is not the primary function of the site). And what’s not to like? On signing upContinue reading “Doing Business on WordPress.com”

Blogging: Real Name or Pseudonym?

I began blogging under my real name but was I harassed and cyber stalked.   I deleted my original blog and started blogging again under a pseudonym.  After someone very close to us went through 18 months of a living hell due to identity theft, my friends and I made a pact.  We do not blogContinue reading “Blogging: Real Name or Pseudonym?”

WordPress.com vs. Self-Hosting a WordPress install: What’s Best For You?

Hi there! This post is currently being rewritten and will be republished shortly. Here’s more information to help you decide where’s the best place for you to host your WordPress site, courtesy of WordCamp Montreal and Ryan Markel (WordPress.com Happiness Engineer). And go full screen on your computer and you can follow along with his slidesContinue reading “WordPress.com vs. Self-Hosting a WordPress install: What’s Best For You?”

Blog Privacy and Subscribers

Even before signing up for a new WordPress.com website, most people have already decided whether they want their site visible to casual readers or have their site out of public view. But what about the subscriber and search engine aspects of these choices? Public Sites: Sites whose Privacy settings are set to Public, or setContinue reading “Blog Privacy and Subscribers”

Getting Started on WordPress.com

WordPress.com is an online service that hosts websites/blogs free of charge. Users signing up for the service must be at least 13 years old for the US, or 16 years for the EU, and agree to abide by the Terms of Service. What do you get when you sign up? A unique, free website URL,Continue reading “Getting Started on WordPress.com”