I’ve really been trying to blog more regularly this year, and I seem to be doing better, but part of me’s still not satisfied with my output. As is the way with me, I wanted to try and figure out what’s been stopping me blogging more often and if there was a way to improve things. The thing is, I know that the writing of the posts isn’t the issue – I type pretty quickly on a … [Read more...] about Going Back To Basics – My WordPress Timesheet
I don't know if you noticed the other day, but there was a bit of drama on Twitter about a post on FastCoLabs where John O’Nolan, the main man behind Ghost, took a bit of a pop at WordPress. It focused around the fact that WordPress has gotten too complex for blogging and has lost its way a bit, leading to web-based publishing becoming fractured. If you've not read it, the … [Read more...] about The WordPress vs Ghost Incident And Forgetting The Competition
It wasn't so long ago that people were sounding the death knell of RSS feeds. Mozilla pulled the plug on the RSS button in Firefox and it generally seemed that Really Simple Syndication was going to go the way of BlackBerry - people still had them, but no one could quite figure out why. Today, thanks to the rise of smartphones and tablets and apps like Feedly, Google Currents … [Read more...] about Getting The Most From Your RSS Feed
I'm sure we've all been there - you get a little bit bored with your homepage and decide that you want something a little different to look at when you boot up your browser. Whether you want to jump straight to the site you use the most, start searching straight away or even catch up on the latest news from the instant the browser wakes up, I'm sure we all want to switch things … [Read more...] about My First Experience With The Chrome App Store
Almost a year since version 3.0 came out, yesterday saw the release of Wordpress 3.1. As well as bringing the standard array of bug fixes and such forth, this update also brings some new features to the table. The question I have to ask though, is 'were these new features worth the wait? ' Eight months for a .X version is a long time in the software world and fallow times … [Read more...] about WordPress 3.1 Hits The Net – Was It Worth The Wait?