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Diaries

I’m trying out Ghost for a while and taking a break from WordPress (maybe)

I’m trying out the Ghost CMS platform for a bit and you can get there by clicking the link above. I’m going to use the subdomain “v3” for now to distinguish between the two, and so links don’t break and whatnot. It’s been a long time since I’ve had to worry about broken links and site migrations. :-DDDDDDDD But anywho . . . ! There you have it.

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My Divorce

Some important lessons I’ve learned over the last year, during my separation. – I’m the Only Person Reading This

https://hourback.info/2020/03/11/some-important-lessons-ive-learned-over-the-last-year-during-my-separation-im-the-only-person-reading-this/

SIGH. 🙂 Okay, I’m bumping this because when I bumped it the last time I had not uploaded my revised post that I was trying to update.

It would be nice to have a better way to do versioning in blogging with visual updates or a visual update history trail or something….

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About Diaries

Blogging and social media strategy

Hey, folks!

Just sharing some ideas.

I’ve started to categorize my posts here that are purely opinion in their own section on the navigation, trying to keep them separate from items from elsewhere that I want to share.

Also I’m thinking of using my personal Facebook page to be where I share stuff that isn’t personal and keep mostly personal stuff on my timeline.

Do you guys do anything similar to this?

-Ali

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About

Web log status update

Hello, friends!  🙂

I’m getting much more comfortable with WordPress.com and am starting to customize my site and its structure.  Along those lines I realized my About menu item wasn’t doing what I thought it was doing so I fixed that.

Man!  CMSes have come a long way!!!  It’s such a delight to see.  CMSes and putting structured data online, on the Web, used to be my purpose in life and it’s so good to see how they’ve developed.  These tools are so powerful, much easier to use, and aesthetically pleasing.

My greatest relief is probably that there remains a sense that standards-based technologies are the golden path.  HTML, CSS ECMAScript — all of these are blessings.  I’m thrilled that Flash is almost a memory.  (Starting to get off track here.)

Anyone remember PHPNuke???

Okay, I’ll shut up now.  🙂  Have a nice day!  Thank you for reading.

-Ali

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Blog publication strategies: telling you my methods and requesting your feedback

Introduction

I am extremely anti-spam. I’m extremely anti-noise. I loathe marketers and spammers and people who research ways to manipulate others (e.g. Frank Luntz).

Da goods

Having said that I am now trying to figure out how to publish my writings here and then advertise <shiver> them in a way that conforms to my ethics.

My current approach is to . . .

  1. Write something on here
  2. Use Buffer to schedule it on my personal Twitter account and my personal Google Plus account
  3. Manually post it to Facebook
  4. ???

About the permanence of a post

My my current thinking is that each of my posts is evergreen, a living document. I probably won’t change its slug because I believe in retaining origin whenever possible, I think, but the content might very well change at any moment.

What I want from you

Do you have any tips? How do you blog? How do you promote or advertise your writing in a way that does not beat people over the head or become merely more marketing noise?