Nov 13 2007
Here’s an update on blogging tools and changes at Skepticum:
Things that Rock:
Tumblr: I added my Light the Atheist Fire tumblr log in the sidebar. I write quick notes on there primarily because it’s easy to tumblog from a handheld. The address is skepticum.tumblr.com .
Blogging via SMS: I signed up with letmeparty.com so I can post to the blog via text messages. I’ve tested this service and it works well (SMS technology limitations aside). This is one project worth supporting.
SEO: Site’s getting good readership numbers and good subscription numbers. SEO is rocking and within a month organic search traffic went up by 300%. The big contributor is All in One SEO.
I eliminated the following:
Blogrush–I’ve had enough of Christian junk, so blugrush is out, for good this time.
Java-heavy scripts: I tested one by one different scripts that might cause page load problems and took out the ones that increased page load times.
Useless and buggy plugins: I removed plugins that were rarely used or that caused site to load slowly, such as polls, Amazon showcase plugin &others .
WP 2.3.1 upgrade went well with a couple of problems listed below. I also upgraded a number of plugins such as All in One SEO.
Since upgrading to 2.3.1 I’m not getting email notifications for comments. Also, some comments get marked as spam, so if you don’t see your comment and you’re not trying to spam this blog find my email on the contact page and let me know.
Blogrolling is still not listing/pinging my site. So I rarely ever show on the Atheist Blogroll as *new* anymore. If you look below you’ll see I still write. If you want to be notified of new posts please subscribe via RSS.
Technorati has been annoying me, either by not loading my favorites or not updating my favorites regularly, so I moved all my favorites to an RSS reader. It was interesting to find that at least 2 of my favorites did not have an RSS feed…