The mutual value of the conversation

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The stats helper monkeys have been busy, said WordPress in an overnight email telling me about “Your 2013 in blogging,” a concise analysis of this blog during the year as noted by the stats module in Jetpack, the uber-plugin utility for self-hosted WordPress sites. It’s a concise portrayal of a range of metrics that are […]

From the fingertips of bloggers over 50

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The email said, “We have a paying subscriber base of around 550,000 and 1.2 million readers so do expect an increase in visitors – make sure you put your wittiest, wisest comments up around then!” These were the words of Katy Bravery, editor of Saga magazine, in an email to let me know that this […]

Refreshing design

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A Bank Holiday weekend is a good quiet time for a web project and to roll out a new look to NevilleHobson.com. The look and feel of a website – whether it’s a blog like this one or a corporate site like any you can think of – is a key element in the overall […]

Christmas wishes 2012

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For many people, today is the final working day before Christmas Day on December 25, followed – in the UK, and in much of the Commonwealth – by Boxing Day on the 26th. As they’re public holidays, it means in effect that many people take most if not all of next week as holiday. That’s […]

Introducing the new NevilleHobson.com

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Today, the new NevilleHobson.com makes its appearance – version 4.0 of this site I started writing in 2006. Not wanting to make a huge deal out of what, essentially, is the installation of a new WordPress theme – like a new wardrobe – I’ve given the site a new look and and a better feel […]

Boost your WordPress blog with Jetpack

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If you self-host a WordPress blog, one of the most useful plug-ins you can install is Jetpack, created by WordPress publisher Automattic originally for blogs built on the hosted WordPress.com service The Jetpack plug-in has recently been updated to version 2, which now makes it an indispensible part of your blog presence on the social […]

Sponsor profile: Web Hosting Buzz

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Since the beginning of 2012, NevilleHobson.com has been sponsored by WebHostingBuzz. The arrangement I made with its UK-based CEO Matt Russell – his company hosts my web presence at no financial cost to me; in return, I talk about them now and again – means that all the content served to you from this website […]

Moving on from Feedburner to Feedblitz

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After seven years, it’s time to say goodbye to Feedburner and say hello to Feedblitz. A week ago, I wrote about my worries that RSS feeds delivered via Feedburner might not work after October 20, after a note on the Google Developers’ Feedburner website said that the Feedburner APIs would shut down on that date. […]

3,000 posts

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I just noticed that I’ve reached a milestone in blog publishing, with 3,000 posts published at NevilleHobson.com since I started this blog in 2006. I published my first post here on February 22, 2006. That’s 2,392 days ago, so 3,000 posts works out at roughly a post-and-a-bit a day. Not sure what that actually means […]