Category: Blogging

Delinking the internet and relinking the brain

This is a topic that’s been on my mind for a while: Claire Handscombe has a commitment problem online. Like a lot of Web surfers, she clicks on links posted on social networks, reads a few sentences, looks for exciting words, and then grows…

Being linkbaited to death: How the desperation to get clicks destroyed the internet

In the competition to get traffic to our sites, a few rules evolved based on the understanding on what makes content go viral.  One of these rules emphasizes the use of numbered lists.  You’ve probably seen them before: “19 things to see in Paris”…

Happy 2014 and Happy One Year Anniversary to my Blog!

I started A Geek in the Wilderness on New Year’s Day after an 8 month hiatus on my previous blog of 7 years, having burned out so badly that I honestly didn’t think I would ever blog again.  The itch to write did eventually…

Why Squarespace sucks and will never be a WordPress killer

When I started the new year I was hoping for a fresh start with blogging, namely by using a platform that would take care of all the technical craziness of hosting, design and otherwise maintaining a a stable blogging platform for me, that way…

Resource Usage: Just how much was I really using?

As I mentioned in a earlier post, hogging server resources was one of the reasons why I kept jumping from host to host to run my WordPress powered blog.  Despite trying to optimize my site and using Super Cache to reduce resource hogging, the…

A New Beginning

Welcome to my millionth, caboolionth, fafillionth, shabbamoolionth blog! It’s hard to believe I’ve been blogging for a decade now, each blog ending in an epic flameout of biblical proportions that always leaves me in a state of mental disrepair, babbling incoherent nonsense about cheese…