## ODonnellWeb – Tag Blogs

Blog Discovery is Broken

Posted on 02/02/2019 in misc • Tagged with Blogs

Back in peak blog we had blog specific search engines, and Google tended to rate blogs very highly. For a few years anything I wrote would be on the first page of Google within hours. I once mentioned Britney Spears in a blog post, which combined with the "Disappointing people …


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The Blogroll is back

Posted on 01/29/2019 in misc • Tagged with Blogs, Internet

Inspired by this post from Jason Kenny, whose old site is on the blogroll, I pulled my old blogroll from a 2005 version of the blog and pasted it below. I have no idea how many of the links still work. I definitely see a handful that I still visit …


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31 Days 31 blog posts

Posted on 01/01/2019 in misc • Tagged with Site-News, Blogs

So I actually managed to push a blog post every day in December. And by every day I mean there is a post dated for each day of the month. I actually wrote ahead by a day or two for much of the month. I'm sure you are wondering what …


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23 years of blogging

Posted on 12/31/2018 in misc • Tagged with Site-News, Blogs

I started this silly little site on 12-31-1995. It's older than my daughter, by about a month. I'm not going to repeat the full origin story. Hit that previous link if you don't know the story.

The 31 post December makes this my most productive year of blogging in many …


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Bring Back the Blogs

Posted on 12/20/2018 in misc • Tagged with Facebook, Blogs

We Should Replace Facebook with Personal Websites

I've been saying this for a while now.

2012 - Own Your Words
2012 - Social Media Blues
2013 - Blogs Are Not Dead
2014 - Blogs Are Back
2016 - There Are No Christmas Card Friends on facebook
2018 - Social Media Still Sucks

So welcome to the …


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Fake Instagram Influencers

Posted on 12/19/2018 in misc • Tagged with Blogs, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram

Way back in the day when blogs ruled the Internet getting admitted to the BlogAds network was kind of a big deal. It meant that you could start to make some cash from ads on your blog, and it meant your blog mattered at some level since advertisers were willing …


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