This is a test so disregard. My last post shows no Title on my blog even though Post Kinds it’s marked “Article”

The only things different are I used the “Press This” bookmarklet to capture the URL and I used the new syndication links to post to Indieweb News which is part of several new updates to that plugin. I have never seen this behavior before from using the bookmarklet.

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To Do’s

Internal ads:  I need to look into ad or banner system plugins for WordPress.  I don’t need it right now but will need.  I am not talking about Adsense or outside ads, but I need to drive some traffic to my own content.  The big example would be the Blog Directory.  I need to let people know it is there.

Graphical banner ads are a pain.  Mainly because I’m terrible at making graphics.  The other thing is they can screw up the view on mobile.  The good thing is you set up the campaigns and forget it.

Text ads? Maybe.  Worth trying.

Placement?  I hate ads between paragraphs in articles but it is effective.

I need to think this through and see what free plugins are available.

More directory listings:  I need to add more.  I could easily add the famous blogs, but that really isn’t the focus of the blog directory, which is hopefully for good new or unfound blogs – the underappreciated.  Will work on this.

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For my own amusement and because the WordPress plugin was free, I made a little bookshelf of free public domain ebooks available for the Kindle.  It’s a bit like having a Little Free Library on this blog.  I enjoyed them so I thought I would point them out.  They remind me of a gentler era.  Folks from the UK should be able to find the same free titles on Amazon.co.uk.

Bookshelf here.

Disclaimer: All the books are free and in the public domain.  I am not an Amazon Affiliate so I derive no benefit from this.  The button “Purchase from Amazon” just takes you to the Amazon page where it is free.  Just encouraging reading.

Enjoy.

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I just installed OStatus plugin for WordPress.  It’s a bit short on details as to how it all works.  Scant few controls too, one check box on the plugin panel about activating feed summary or some such and nothing on the Post screen.

For me the biggest reason to try it is better two way communication with Mastodon.

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