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2021-05-05 @ 14:18; New episode of “I’m The Only Person Listening To This”; Listen now at http://anchor.fm/hourback/ ; thoughts about banking, my family issues, trying to get listener feedback πŸ™‚πŸ•ŠοΈπŸ•‰οΈπŸ’œπŸŒπŸŒŒπŸ‘½πŸ––

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My letter to WordPress about their perceived degradation of quality over the last year

I was initially very pleased with my experience with WordPress, both the mobile app and browser app, primarily. I found it to be very mature and feature rich and intuitive. As I’ve used it over the last year I’ve come to see it as being more unreliable, with lots of tiny regressions, and it seems like there is a rush to push out changes too quickly without enough quality control, which seems like a mortal sin these days with all of the ways to automatically check for regressions and functionality.

I hope you will prioritize quality in your future development.

-Ali

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Honesty; Crazy, by Seal

People who tell you to tell the truth are lying. That’s ironic, isn’t it? Not only are they lying by extolling the virtues of lying but they don’t actually want you to tell the truth. Who wishes to hear nothing but, or even just mostly, the truth? Not many! πŸ™‚ Just shut up and face it.

And yes, it is crazy that in a world full of people only some want to fly. Excuse it however you like; it’s a crazy shame and denotes failure, failure on the part of multiple parties including those who “do not wish” to fly. That’s the best excuse for something, saying “that’s the way I *want* it to be”. Because considering for a slight moment that that is not in fact the way the person *wants* it to be would bring on the storm of truth.

If you have any idea what I’m talking about (generically, not specifically — in other words I’m not expecting only to hear from people who know me personally) please leave a comment so I know you are out there. πŸ™‚ It’s nice to see Web traffic stats but actual feedback is extremely meaningful to me right now. (But that’s not your problem! I know! I know.) πŸ™‚

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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?