January 2018 Blog Statistics

January 20, 2018

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.

Dealing with Spam Comments & A Spambot Dumps Its Contents

January 12, 2018

Dealing with Spam Comments & A Spambot Dumps Its Contents

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.

Facebook Explore Feed Isn't Gone - How to Find It

November 9, 2017

Facebook Explore Feed Isn't Gone - How to Find It

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.

Choosing A Blog Topic

March 15, 2017

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.