There has been quite a lot of media buzz about the recent WordPress attacks referred to in my last post. There has also been quite a lot learned about the attacks. I wanted to write this followup to give you the latest information and hopefully relieve some anxiety about them.
The recent announcement of the impending shutdown of Google Reader has generated a lot of questions about RSS and has revealed a great deal of confusion. What is RSS? Why should you care about RSS? What is the future of RSS now that Google Reader is apparently one of the walking dead? What can/should you do about it? I will try to answer those questions without causing your eyes to glaze over!
Did you know that you can claim your blog on Technorati? Do you know why you should? I'm claiming mine with this post by including this claim token: 7T2NVQP7MN7Y. I have four blogs registered on Technorati from back in the day, all four of which are pretty much moribund. Back then, it wasn't necessary to bother with claim codes and such. You pretty much signed up, added your blog(s) and put a little Technorati icon on your site to show that you were linked up.
One very important skill for any WordPress user to learn is how to optimize images in WordPress. Most bloggers tend to grab the image they want to use for a particular post and upload it without regard for its size and the impact it has on the visitor. Simply put, the bigger the image, the more time it's going to take to load which affects both the visitor's experience and Google's page rank.