Tag: blogging

Random spam comments crack me up sometimes

Lately I’ve been negligent about going through the comment moderation that weeds out spam comments so I decided to wade through a few tonight. I don’t usually check it that often because 99% of the […]

Reader Poll: What would you like to see more of on Slothed?

As Slothed continues to grow and develop a larger and more active community I wanted to ask you for a few moments of your time to give me some feedback. Taking a few seconds to […]

A quick thank you to slothed readers and one reader in particular

Slothed has only been around for about six months and it’s mostly been a labor of love. I spend a lot of time working on the site whether it’s finding and/or writing content or whether […]

Tips to Starting Your Own Blog

I’ve been blogging for around twelve years now. In fact my first “blog” was a hand coded website that had what would eventually be known as a blog style layout. Once Blogger was released I […]

Hey look at me, I’m a famous writer!

Of course I’m using the term “famous” loosely. Wait, that’s not right. Incorrectly, I’m using the term incorrectly. One piece of advice you hear offered up to aspiring writers is to write everyday no matter […]

Start working on building a vibrant community of blog commenters

In all the time I’ve been blogging, one truth has remained constant. The hardest part of building your site, and your community, is building up an active community of commenters. I’ve had sites that pulled […]

Top three reasons to use WordPress.com over a self-hosted WordPress blog

When the question of whether or not a new blogger should use WP.com to host their site or set up a self-hosted site the answer, more often than not, is to create a self-hosted WordPress […]

The Inglorious Rise and Fall of Movable Type: Now making products for WordPress

Back in the day, when blogging was still pretty much in its infancy, Six Apart launched a (relatively) easy to install and customize standalone blogging platform called Movable Type. Movable Type was developed by Mena […]

Current Time Magazine Cover Story on ‘How to Save Your Newspaper’ epitomizes why Newspapers need to be saved in the first place

Time Magazine proudly boasts this month’s cover story by Walter Isaacson called “How to Save Your Newspaper”. The irony of the story is that it highlights exactly why print media is failing in the first […]