Is there a poodle font? Wouldn't that be great for someone working as a dog groomer, or breeder of poodles? These are the things which come into my brain while I'm waking up in the morning, this morning. Then I thought it's a shame people have so few occasions to write anything by hand now. I don't own a mobile phone but I'm not writing out many things, leaving notes (hand written) for anyone, etc. We send email, or text which is just email sent via a phone you spend an extra whack of dough on each month. (I don't).
Category: "Web Publishing"
I don't know how I have so many third party cookies on my sites. I did not put them here deliberately. In particular, I have dozens of cookies from Linked In. I don't use Linked In and I don't like it either. So, how are they here? I would like to get rid of them but I don't even know how they have parasited into my site. I found this post on the WordPress forums. An old post. I don't know if it would work. It might, at least for people visiting my site. Ideally, I'd rather kill the cookies instead of just covering them up. Source: WordPress › Support » How can we control cookies with new EU legislation?
Source: ISSN Canada - Library and Archives Canada ISSN for Weblogs - Joe Clark at fawny.org ISSN.org - The ISSN for electronic media Would you get an ISSN number? I'm thinking I won't. I just don't post a lot of long articles. I see some sites which are very in depth about their topic and I can see an ISSN being good in that case. What do you think?
We rely on dead accounts. Dead or dud accounts should be clutter but they aren't really. Instead they add to our numbers, and we like numbers as statistics we can see and measure. But, they aren't all that reliable, or honest. Twitter followers, Facebook friends, mailing list and newsletter subscribers... if you had to audit your subscriber list would you have even a quarter of those subscribers? A quarter was actually being nice. It is far more likely your subscribers and followers would reduce down to a very small fraction of those currently on your list. But, web publishers don't yet have to face subscriber audits. I worked in the circulation department of a magazine, a print magazine. Audits were a reality there. Print magazines have to verify their subscriber lists, the people on them have to be real and currently getting the magazine. Advertisers really like having that kind of data when they consider spending their money. So far the web is different, generally.
As a web publisher are you satisfied with that?Do you care how many of your followers, friends and subscribers are actually real people (and maybe reading your newsletter too)? You don't have to care. You can just ignore the whole thing. It's nice to say you have thousands of subscribers rather than audit it down to a handful. About once a year I take an axe to my Twitter account. I'm not ruthless about it. I leave some accounts which don't look very active and probably don't really care what I'm posting, or if I'm posting. But, I do set limits. It's a Twitter audit where I only have to please myself.
- I stop following accounts which have not had a post in a year.
- I stop following an assortment of accounts which never followed me back. This is not a petty thing - I just don't see the point in trying to reach out to someone who doesn't want to listen to me. (Many of those who don't follow back are just follow-me-back accounts who love having big numbers of followers but long ago deleted you from their own list of followed accounts).
- I also delete accounts which have nothing to say. If the last half dozen or so posts are all re-posted links... I don't want to follow an automated account.
If you had to audit your followers and subscribers how would it go? Could you be brave and do it or is it just too nice to go along and pretend all those numbers are real?Some day you may have to prove them. I don't think digital media will be left to make claims of thousands of subscribers they don't really have for much longer. At least not sites which want advertisers to pay them for their space.
Smartphones link to all kinds of local information. Terms like “near me” “closest” and “nearby” are rapidly growing into the most popular search termsSource: Build Your Business with "Near Me" Search Not all of us have a brick and mortar business to apply a physical address to for this "near me" search idea. However, it can still work for you and your site. Consider your content as a resource. First, the topic. It may be a physical object like electronics, fashion, etc. Or, an idea, hobby, like collecting stamps, help for hoarders, etc. The "near me" plan will still work for your site, and you.