More and more details are coming out about Google project glass (now know as just glass) and I’m excited (though less excited about the price) about the potential for Glass. But what impact might this technology have on the blogging community. Let’s look at some features and then I’ll open the floor to you.
If you haven’t discovered the benefits of minimalist writing tools then I’d encourage you to give it a go as soon as possible. Although many people think they need hundreds of features when they write their first draft (the full Microsoft Word if you will) in actual fact reducing the number of functions (and thus tasks) you have to do increases your productivity and speed. Until recently this would mean writing a post using an offline editing program or in another program for WordPress, good advice anyway considering the risks of losing your work due to a lose of internet […]
For the longest time you couldn’t actually make any direct income from your WordPress.com blog – until they released WordAds back in late 2011. Since then it’s gained a lot of steam and added more and more users among their ranks. WordAds, for those that don’t know, allows you to directly reap the benefit of the traffic that you get through the placement of advertisements in your content. They use their partner organizations, like Google Adsense, to provide these targeted ads to your readers. You then get some money via Paypal for those placements based on performance. You can start and […]
Will Norris, who we’ve briefly highlighted before, is the subject of our interview today. He’s a long time WordPress user and is a strong proponent for Open Source development. Did we mention he’s a Googler? Congratulate Will on his commit access to WPAndroid Trunk by leaving a comment after his interview because today he’s our Word Person of Interest (WPOI):
The big news recently, if you haven’t heard, is that Google+ is a really big deal. I know that I even made fun of it when it first came out but you can’t make fun of it when it becomes the #2 most active social networking platform, just behind the obvious #1 Facebook. Yeah, that’s right. Unbelievable statistics and the proof is in the pudding: Google+, who despite being branded a failure or ghost town by large portions of the media, grew in terms of active usage by 27% to 343m users to become the number 2 social platform. Interestingly […]
Tackk is one of those web applications that when I first heard about it and tried it out I was nearly offended about how easy it was to start creating content. In fact, there was no buffer between me and my first engagement and the publication layer at all – you instantly get hit with a demo area and are asked to start playing around. But I realized that this was a brilliant way of getting new users to understand explicitly how the software works and how it can help them start building a simple page of interactive content. What the […]
It was recently announced via Make Mobile that Will Norris now has core commit access to the Android Trunk for development! We just wanted to have a quick shout-out to him and let him know that we’re thankful to his contributions and dedicated work. Interesting aside, but Will is also a Googler – that is, a Google Engineer working in their Open Source Programs Office. OoooOoooOOooh. Sounds so legit! Of course he has a Google+ page so you can track him there but he’s also on Twitter: @willnorris.
One of the things that we’re obviously tracking as we grow our community here is our ability to do well in all areas of search, from organic to direct links, to mentions on social media properties, and more. We’re tracking it all (as you should too) so that we can begin to optimize our blog this year. It will take a lot of effort and take time but the payoff is always worth the time spent. No one on staff here would ever call anyone a SEO Expert or Professional but we’ve been around the block to be dangerous enough. […]
So, what is the WP Watercooler? From the look of it we can see a primarily video-centric blog showcasing candid conversation around small business, WordPress, and everything in between. Each week host Jason Tucker brings together people from the WordPress community to discuss WordPress and how it is changing our businesses and our lives.
Yesterday I had the chance to connect with a few of the contributors here at WP Daily and meet them at least digitally in our Google Hangout – it was a great time of community, collaboration, and ideation as we came together to discuss how WP Daily has been doing in the last few months as well as visioncast for the future. We received some incredible feedback and our contributors didn’t hold back – I’m so thankful that we’ve got such a passionate group that are willing to take the time to make this site even better! I had two […]