It’s not news to anyone that reads my personal blog that I run Post Status, a “WordPress news” website. It’s essentially your typical trade news publication. It’s my baby though. One of the things I’ve struggled with over the last year and a half running Post Status is balancing information. Balancing information I’m both an “insider” […]
From my perspective, I prefer to know who is reading versus how many. I prefer to know how long each reader reads, versus counting them as having landed on a page. I prefer to know that a reader got value from a post, versus just knowing they read it. I prefer to know I’m a trusted source of information versus just another cause of noise on the web.
I recently came across a great read from Yuri Victor, the user experience director for the Washington Post. According to Yuri, their first experiment with WordPress was with Ezra Klein’s Wonkblog (a great blog, by the way). He loved WordPress, so they started rolling it out to a bunch of their other blogs. It’s encouraging […]
2012 has been a heck of a year. The purpose of this post is to help me put my professional life into perspective, so I can go into 2013 with clarity and purpose. So here’s a summary of my year, with all the numbers and detail, along with my goals for 2013.
Blogging is difficult. Blogging technical content for a technical community, while maintaining quality, is extremely difficult. I think some blogs are getting more criticism than they deserve.
I’ve been thinking a bit about my posts on this blog and in other communities like Theme Hybrid and WPCandy. So I spent a few minutes and counted them, and lay out a couple of 2012 ambitions.
I am able to personalize what I write and share why I’m sharing, and that is why it’s so much more awesome to me than just re-blogging or linking, etc.