Mark has been busy this Christmas break redoing his social media sites. Here are his new online coordinates if you are inclined to give him a follow.
A couple of weeks ago I started to get frustrated with the amount of ads that were being hosted on WordPress and I decided to go back to Blogger. Blogger has changed and improved a lot since I left it and I really enjoy using it for The Cooking Blog and The Cooper Cabin. After talking Jordon into setting me up a blog on Blogger, we realized it was going to be almost impossible to get my content from WordPress imported into Blogger. So instead of leaving everything behind, I checked out Typepad (whose site was so buggy that I couldn’t use it) and instead decided to buy a domain name and move the site to Dreamhost.
Setting up WordPress was in one way easy but then I found out that you have to customize a theme, install plugins, and then get everything setup (why isn’t the API code where it said it would be?). Thanks to Jordon spending several hours getting everything going, I am done and hopefully good for the foreseeable future.
I hate to do this but because my blog is getting some automatic comment spam, I have turned on the word verification feature which adds another step in leaving comments. If you are reading this, it obviously isn’t you but somehow bots are leaving comments for this porn, insurance, scam, and all sorts of other garbage. As Blogger puts it
What this does is to prevent automated systems from adding comments to your blog, since it takes a human being to read the word and pass this step. If you’ve ever received a comment that looked like an advertisement or a random link to an unrelated site, then you’ve encountered comment spam. A lot of this is done automatically by software which can’t pass the word verification, so enabling this option is a good way to prevent many such unwanted comments.
Again, sorry about this, you aren’t the problem, just scum sucking spammers are.