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my first blog!!! (32 posts)

  1. alicia_30
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    This is my first blog ever! I just did my first post last week and have 4 up now.

    It seems to be working OK, but mostly just bots have been posting to it which kind of bums me out.

    I did get an award on digg.com for getting one of my articles read though, which was cool.

    Would you take a look at http://readthisshit.com

    and tell me if I've set up everything OK and how you think it looks?

    Any pointers would be appreciated!

    Thanks!

  2. wwrhskteeq
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    It looks very nice. I'm personally not a fan of the name, but other than that it seems you did a very good job setting up the site. Keep it up!

  3. alicia_30
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thank you so much for looking and letting me know what you thought wwrhskteeq!

    Regarding the name, I am sometimes a bit crass for a lady, so the name gives some indication of what to expect.

    I appreciate the compliment!

    I couldn't figure out from your profile where your Blog is. Could you tell me so I could take a look please?

  4. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

  5. nephil
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Nice blog and writings.. Only one thing the background is too pink. It distracts my eye while reading. Try to make it a bit lighter perhaps.. keep it going .. cheers

  6. blograzzi
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Really nice domain name, also your blog is good. But I dont think that you place your picture as blog logo.

  7. alicia_30
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thank you for the good feedback!

    esmi it sounds like you read my Blog about the spambots! Thank you for the good tip, I will take a look at installing cookies for comments to block some of those.

    nephil I will look at adjusting the color in the background so it is less harsh, that is a good suggestion! Thank you!

    Hi blograzzi, I have gotten mixed feelings about the Blog name. For instance wwrhskteeq didn't like it that much. But I think it fits me pretty well. What do you think I should put instead of my picture in the logo?

    Thank you so much for the feedback, I really appreciate your time. This is just what I was hoping for!!!

    Alicia
    [signature moderated]

  8. Krishna
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    The color scheme is NOT bad as some others feel, may be because I too design my sites with crazy colors and designs. I like your writing style too. DO KEEP UP YOUR DOMAIN name!!! It is going to be a crowd-puller within days, though others may feel it is a bit crazy!

  9. alicia_30
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi Krishna, thank you for for the compliment; particularly because I see what a good job you did on the tech blog I just visited!

    I can't believe you're able to write on such a variety of subjects, from red eye to 911 to Windows 8! Very impressive.

    I was a little confused about commenting though, is everything but the Venus article closed for comments?

  10. Krishna
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thanks for your visit and nice comments. Unfortunately, I have not chosen a niche subject for my blogs so far. So, I write on whatever catches my fancy. I have over a dozen such blogs and sites on most subjects I read every day. So, as your article on bots show, deleting spam comments every day was a big headache.

    So, just a few days back I set the limits for articles open to comments to 14 days or so. So, the Venus article will also be not available for comments soon. As you already know the problem, I need not explain it.

    Happy blogging!

  11. Mandrake7062
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Nice Blog! and your pretty, never hurts with a pic like that, curious if your running the latest and greates version, 3.4, and if you upgraded from a prior version. I see nothing but problems with it, so I thought I'd ask someone with a nice site, if the transition went smooth or what?
    Kenny

  12. alicia_30
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi Krishna, yes I most certainly know the Bot problem! ;)
    I know there are some plug-ins that will help with it, but I've gotten so few real comments, without the Bots I'd have nobody. :(

    Thanks for the comment Kenny. Generally updates to most anything aren't smooth. Particularly if there are plug-ins associated with it. Stuff expires or stops working. And generally updates are tested about as well as everything else these days.

    Anyway, I just got it all working a few weeks ago so I am not about to muck it up by doing an update!

  13. Mandrake7062
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thanks, I'm afraid of it at this point as I just don't have time to deal with the all the problems in getting it back up right now..

    Good luck with the blog... Go get'em! ;)

  14. xgamer791
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I like your blog

  15. lv2snwbrd
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Looks like you are off to a great start! Keep it up.

  16. alicia_30
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thank you Xgamer and lv2snwbrd. (And thank you mln for the comments too!)

    I went to your blog and it looks pretty good too, though it looks like you have comments turned off. It's those Spambots, I know! lol

  17. Synfidie
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Heh, at least you have more comments than my site. :/ I get like 30 spam comments a day..then I realized akismet was actually eating real comments and I had like 8! woot!

    As for your site, I like the layout..tho I think your title/header is a tad..spammish looking? (not sure if that's a word). I.E. Looks like a generic store website for spam sites.

    What's the white square above your calendar supposed to have in it? (just curious)

    Anyways, found your site rather fun to look at, just take a look at the header and see if you can find something fun..maybe like a big cursive version of your title?

  18. Synfidie
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Wow, i totally shouldn't post when i am on no sleep. You do have a cursive header....but i was thinking more stretched across...and remove your face from it. :) (maybe instead you can have your face appear on any posts you post as the "author" picture)

  19. alicia_30
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi Synfidie. Thank you for taking a look!

    I have heard some feedback that I could do something better with the header. I need to figure out what to do. The way you've got your header laid out looks pretty cool, off to the side. Maybe I should do something like that?

    I am a bit worried that some kind of a spam solution may cut down on real comments, so that's why I haven't done anything yet. Plus, I guess I'd be lonely without the spambots since I get so few real comments. :(

    Ah, the white square above my calendar. And the white rectangles under each post. That's a little "YOU STINK" from the folks at Google Adsense who kept my link ads and banner ads in "New" status for a week without serving any ads then changed the status to "Idle" because they'd gotten no impressions in a week. (Yes Google, if you don't serve any ads, they will get no impressions.)

  20. southcast
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I guess I'd be lonely without the spambots since I get so few real comments. :(

    LOL..That statement really made my day. You got a great sense of humor. I am sure you will do amazing.

  21. alicia_30
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thank you so much southcast. ;)

    If this Blog thing doesn't work out, could you take some pictures of me please?

  22. southcast
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    If this Blog thing doesn't work out, could you take some pictures of me please?

    Sure, will do the honor. :) But the way I see it the your blog has already earned a lot of fans. Keep writing.

    Cheers.

  23. alicia_30
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thank you for the encouragement, southcast, but I think most of my comments are from Bots.

    I shouldn't discriminate so much, I suppose we'll probably all be replaced by Bots someday. I just wish they had more to say than, "today I explore the internet for 4 hours and come to your article which has the technical I was looking for!" :o

  24. alicia_30
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I wanted to ask Mandrake7062 if he upgraded to 3.4 and/or if anyone else did?

    I'm still too timid to do it.

  25. Mandrake7062
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    No, pretty lady, I haven't. I don't even have a large website, just a handful of models I've been working on. I just don't have time to sift through the manual fixes that may or may not have to be done.

    I will probably get to do it next month when I have some free time on my hands. All I can say is do a backup before doing anything.
    Kenny

  26. reineskye25
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Nice blog :)

  27. lltexapa
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    nice work! I'd like to ask members to take a look at my site. I've been doing this for about 10 months but didn't really start to get excited til this year. I keep installing plugins and seems that I've had a fair number of visitors and good comments but I'm starting to get bummed out I hope I'm posting in the right place thanks and please direct me to the correct place if I'm wrong [link moderated - start your own topic to present your site] is my site

  28. Krishna
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    @lltexapa,
    http://wordpress.org/support/forum/your-wordpress

    Go to the bottom of the above page and post your site/ topic using the form there.

  29. FNBTV
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I like the name and the site keeping shit real

  30. steeos
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I like your blog

    and the homepage the funny picture,

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