Webweds: Hosting your own WordPress blog

This week I learned how and why to host my own WordPress blog – and started doing it. Read how here and follow my new blog at maryhamilton.co.uk.

The economy of not linking

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So the New York Post printed a story without crediting the blogger who originally broke it – and the journalist whose byline is on the Post piece claimed it was an editorial policy not to credit blogs for scoops.

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Greenbelt: print power online

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Forgive me, Internet. It has been one week since my last confession.

In my defence I’ve been on holiday, seeing small children, visiting zoos, discussing at length the appropriate naming of Lego Star Wars characters with jetpacks and purple lightsabers (Mace Fett or Bobba Windu, we decided), and going to Greenbelt.

Greenbelt. Britain’s least-known and friendliest festival, where I have spent a wonderful weekend being very, very relaxed, and engaging with social media as a consumer.

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Webweds: what I did on my holidays

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I’m off work at the moment, staying with family and preparing with trepidation for a long weekend without mobile phone, internet or even laptop access. I’ve not started any big web-related projects this week,  but I have done and discovered a few interesting things.

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Playing with Publish2

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What I ought to be doing on this blog is getting the blogroll together, but the thought of so much copying and pasting makes me feel slightly unwell.

Instead, I’ve been playing with Publish2, in the hopes of making a “what I’m reading” widget for this site and finding out whether we can potentially use social network curation on the paper.

Results will, I hope, be in the sidebar.

(Incidentally, why isn’t there a feature allowing you to integrate Google Reader and WordPress link lists?)

Short is sexy

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I’m a fairly recent Twitter convert, and there are two main reasons I’m sticking with it. First, it’s short, and second, it’s art.

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What’s in a name?

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Well, I now own my own name. maryhamilton.co.uk redirects here, mary_hamilton is tweeting away, and this blog is in my name too.

Eventually, I’m told, if I keep posting without devolving into mindless streams of punctuation or porn spam, my Google ranking will increase. Currently my Twitter feed is on page 3 somewhere, and this blog is down in the distant mists of irrelevance.

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