Your Year in Blogging from WordPress.com

Blog @wordpressdotcom? The WPcom stats helper monkeys are on sabbatical. Roll Your Own Blog's Year in Review https://t.co/CF6oZhcv7M — JenT on a social media break (@wpcommaven) December 29, 2016 For the first time since 2010, WordPress.com will not send out its annual “Your Year in Blogging” report to users. As far as this site goes,Continue reading “Your Year in Blogging from WordPress.com”

WordCamp Europe 2016- The Finale

This may possibly be one of the last posts published on the interwebz (regrettably with a small “i”) about WCEU2016 in Vienna, but this was intentional. I’m notorious for writing up my WordCamp experiences long after the “rush” has gone. It helps me gain perspective and focus on what my takeaways from the event really were. (WordCampContinue reading “WordCamp Europe 2016- The Finale”

Some thoughts on this 2015 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 2,900 times in 2015. If it were a cable car, it would take about 48 trips to carry that many people. This past year saw aContinue reading “Some thoughts on this 2015 in review”

The New Reblog

Post updated on 2014/03/10 Reblogging on WordPress.com has a long and contentious history. When it was introduced in June  2010, there was a firestorm of protest by long-standing members of the community against what we felt was an usurpation of our copyrights. At every turn, WordPress.com Staff told us again and again how reblogging was aContinue reading “The New Reblog”

Beware the ToS Rights Grab of Headliner

Originally posted on Memoirs of an Underwater Photographer:
This is just a warning folks…. This came to my attention recently, wordpress.com has integrated a new 3rd Party Service into its post blogging panel (you know, the panel that comes up after you publish a post). I wondered about it – ostensibly it looks like a…

Use the Support Search, Luke!

Those of us who regularly volunteer in the Community Support Forums are well acquainted with user frustrations when it comes to getting a timely answer to an urgent question. What doesn’t always seem obvious is that answers to many of the questions asked in the forums can be found in one of the best resourcesContinue reading “Use the Support Search, Luke!”