One of the most successful affiliate programs is the Amazon Associate program. This encourages websites not owned by Amazon to link to various parts of Amazon. However, if you’ve ever paid attention to your address bar while browsing Amazon, you’ll notice that the URL gets quite long and confusing. Since I couldn’t find any official documentation of Amazon’s URL anatomy, I decided to dissect it to see what I could find.
It’s already been a month since I did the previous (& first!) blog stats report, so it’s time for another one.
Although I mostly blog for myself, I’m curious as to how well my blog performs. So every month on the 20th this year I want to post a simple blog status report. These reports will include statistics for the previous month: from the 20th to the 19th. For instance, this blog report covers the time period of December 20, 2017, through January 19, 2017.
It’s been a couple of months since I implemented a more traditional-looking comment system on my blogs, and, coupled with provided meaningful comments on other people’s blogs, I’ve had a moderate amount of success. One issue I’ve had to deal with, and I’m sure other bloggers deal with this as well, is the number of spam comments from bots. I do look at and approve / deny every comment, so thankfully none of these have actually appeared in any comment sections.
Out with the old, and in with the new.
For a while, my Facebook Android App had a little rocket ship along the top menu icons. It turned out this little rocket ship lead to something called the Explore Feed, which was a cool little section on that allowed you to view posts from pages you might like but haven’t necessarily “liked” the page itself. The rocket ship icon shifted position several times, so I figured Facebook was just trying to figure out the optimal placement for it. I really liked the explore feed but after a month or so of the icon moving around, it disappeared completely. I thought Facebook had simply given up on their little project.
We’ve all been there - sitting in front of a piece of paper, pen in hand, ready to write, and nothing to write. Or, maybe in the digital age, you’re sitting in front of the computer with hands placed properly on the keyboard. And then, nothing except writer’s block.