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… Continue Reading “Delinking the internet and relinking the brain”

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”… Continue Reading “Being linkbaited to death: How the desperation to get clicks destroyed the internet”

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… Continue Reading “Happy 2014 and Happy One Year Anniversary to my Blog!”

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… Continue Reading “Why Squarespace sucks and will never be a WordPress killer”

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… Continue Reading “Resource Usage: Just how much was I really using?”

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… Continue Reading “A New Beginning”