This guest post was written by Frank from TechJaws: Internet Security and SEO.
Like many, the Twitter craze reminds me of the hula-hop, cabbage patch dolls and many of the fads that surely fade over time. Twitter is gaining popularity, but studies indicate that only 40% of new members return within 30 days. It looks like they need to work on user retention and not celebrity tweeters.
There’s a new service like its counterpart that is more targeted towards web professionals. The new service is called SPNbabble – Micro-Blogging for Web Professionals, as their tagline indicates.
Last week, I took the plunge and downloaded the Thesis Theme by DIY Themes.
At first, it was a bit daunting because of the fact that I am used to doing code straight into the theme’s template. In Thesis, what you use are hooks and custom functions, all held within a custom-functions.php file. Once I passed the mental roadblock of how to write the functions and where to put them using the hooks, I really started to like the theory of having all of the customizations in one place instead of editing multiple files to make changes across the archives, search results, tag pages, and so forth.
This post is part of a weekly series, Fetching Friday, featuring the resources mashup, #FollowFriday recommendations, round one with the Thesis theme, a thumbs up to Star Trek, and previews for next weekâ€™s posts on kikolani.com.
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In a followup to the article about vacation proofing your blog, here is the list of the things I actually accomplished prior to leaving on my fabulous honeymoon, what needed to be done when I returned, and what is on my immediate to do list.
No matter how well thought out the plan, unexpected things can arise and thwart your otherwise well conceived ideas. Instead of having a full week to prepare everything for the wedding, honeymoon, and subsequent week off, I lost two days at the beginning of the week to a stomach virus. Interestingly enough, I think they suspected I had the swine flu, but I had not been anywhere near Mexico, although one of my co-workers had traveled there the week before.
After the virus passed, I was well behind in the wedding prep work, so needless to say, my blog and social networks didn’t get the time I had planned to work with them either. Because let’s face it, in terms of priorities, the wedding definitely took precedence. And it turned out beautifully in the end!