One Size Upgrade Fits All? Get Outta Here!

Updated: 30 July 2015: See update at the end of this post. The past couple of weeks have seen a startling rise in the number of WordPress.com users posting in the Community Forums wondering how they can purchase a single upgrade to enhance their free WordPress.com website, most particularly the Domain Name and Domain MappingContinue reading “One Size Upgrade Fits All? Get Outta Here!”

Afterthoughts on WordCampIL

I chronically write my post-WordCamp summary¬†about a month after the event and this time is no different. At least I’m consistent. ūüôā This year’s #WCIL took place at the end of May and a day before we left on a long-planned and long-awaited, 2-week vacation to Norway. Knowing that I was not yet packed, myContinue reading “Afterthoughts on WordCampIL”

The New Reblog, Part 2 – Images Gone Awry

Over the last couple of years WordPress.com has focused on making and promoting its site as a great place for photographers and other visual artists to showcase their work. Multitudes of new themes have been introduced to support these communities in making WordPress.com their home on the web. Sadly, however, it seems that the newContinue reading “The New Reblog, Part 2 – Images Gone Awry”

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”

Doing Business on WordPress.com

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 up and agreeing to the Terms of Service, a company gets a free orContinue 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?”