Blogging is personal and interactive. Knowing who your audience is and what they want is the key to developing quality content. Once you are in the know you have a focus for your writing and social networking. Instead of thinking, “What should I blog about today?” you will have the beginnings of a blogging plan.*
Originally posted on WordPress.com News:
Last week, a very serious bug in OpenSSL was disclosed. OpenSSL, a set of open source tools to handle secure communication, is used by most Internet websites. This bug, nicknamed Heartbleed, allowed an attacker to read sensitive information from vulnerable servers and possibly steal things like passwords, cookies, and…
The good news for chatty WordPress.com bloggers is that the Tlk.io widget allows you to embed a web chat in your site. There is also a shortcode to add chat to pages and posts.
UPDATE: The questions posed at the and of my post titled Worrisome (or not) WordPress.com Reader Developments have been answered.
Many WordPress.com users don’t know their sites are guinea pig sites that new WordPress software upgrades are tested on. The upgrades are done by Staff and introduced about a month before the developers fix the breakage and tweak the code and make the upgrade available to WordPress.org users for their self hosted sites.
Reblogging is a controversial issue that always brings lots of comments. Staff have published a post providing some reblogging etiquette tips that I do recommend reading. But I`m not looking for comments as much as I am looking for answers from Staff, who have my comment in moderation.
Mixcloud helps connect radio content to listeners by joining the dots between radio shows, Podcasts and DJ mixes. They are called Cloudcasts – audio shows that are stored in the “cloud” and are available to be streamed on-demand for use on your blog or website.
Another Volunteer on the support forums has posted a thread with a head ups! for Flickr users. Flickr Deprecating “Share To” WordPress on 25/3. Please click that link to read the full entry. [Official Thread] Welcome back HTML Embeds! Goodbye to some sharing options.