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Heartbleed Security Update

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…

Quantcast: You Don’t Know What You’ve Got Til It’s Gone

I began using Sitemeter on my Blogger blog before WordPress.com introduced an in house stats program. I began using it here in 2006, still use it on both WordPress.com blogs, and won’t be letting it go any time soon because as Joni Mitchell sang:  you don’t know what you’ve got ’til it’s gone.

China Firewall Breached

Internet users are well aware of China’s censorship system but there’s a new way to breach the Great China Firewall. “The Golden Shield Project (Chinese: 金盾工程; pinyin: jīndùn gōngchéng), colloquially referred to as the Great Firewall of China[1] (Chinese: 防火长城; pinyin: fánghuǒ chángchéng) is a censorship and surveillance project operated by the Ministry of Public…

12 Time Management Tips for Top Blogging Performance

Scheduling enough time for creating original content, promoting it, answering comments, reading and leaving comments on other blogs is not an easy feat. Few bloggers I know are able to blog full time. They have active offline lives to live so they want to make the best possible use of  the time they spend online.

Writing Prompts and Scheduling Posts

If you need to help overcome writer’s block, or just want to get motivated to write and publish more then writer’s prompts and scheduled posts maybe be the combination you need.  No matter where you live there are daily, monthly and holiday writing prompts available to inspire your blogging every day of the year.

WordPress.com Theme Tips

Every WordPress.com theme has some customizable features – features that vary in number, kind and location from theme to theme. You can select from a wide assortment of themes for no charge. Or you can purchase a premium theme featuring interesting designs, options for customization, and premium theme support directly from the theme authors themselves.