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Oct 4

Annoying changes on

Posted on Sunday, October 4, 2015 in Whining

I am still so irritated with the changes on For ages now I haven’t bothered checking the stats page. It’s just too confusing. They’ve also made it more difficult, sometimes impossible to Like and Reblog. It’s even harder to follow a new blog. Nowadays it takes a lot longer to add a new blog to my Reader. I do not want to get email notifications of new blog posts, since I follow far too many blogs for that to be practical. I also dislike the ‘new and improved’ way of posting or editing a post. What’s going on? I’m so glad my homepages are still working more or less well.

Sep 5

About WordPress

Posted on Friday, September 5, 2014 in Other

Recently, I blogged about Gravatar, a profile page from Automattic, the owners of WordPress. I was thinking I should mention a few things about WordPress too.

When you sign up for WordPress you can get a blog if you like, but to begin with you get a username, so you can comment on WordPress blogs you follow. And speaking of following… With WordPress you get a blog reader. You can add any blog to it, including ones from Livejournal, Dreamwidth, Tumblr and Blogger. That way you get all the blogs you like to read collected in one place, a dashboard, like on Tumblr.

And as I mentioned before, you also get a Gravater profile.

The blog does display ads, occasionally (if you’re not logged in), but it’s a very good blog platform. You can also upgrade to premium and get a domain name and more space for photos etc.

If you want a blog without ads, you’ll need to upgrade or get your own personal WordPress blog/homepage. Then you’ll need a web hotel and a domain name. That can get a bit complicated unless your web hotel comes with a special service that helps you start a WordPress blog/homepage. We have one, so it wasn’t complicated at all, but I know that setting up databases can be a pain.

WordPress used to be less good at photos and other media than for instance Tumblr. Now it’s a lot better. I can’t say it’s as easy to use as Tumblr when it comes to that kind of thing, but it’s getting there.

What you don’t get on WordPress is as much of a community as Livejournal and Dreamwidth. There’s the Gravatar profile page and the comments and likes (you can even ‘like’ comments), but there aren’t any groups or communities. You can search WordPress for blogs about topics you’re interested in, but I must say it’s been difficult. The search doesn’t work that well. I have used ordinary search engines instead, and then you get all kinds of blogs, regardless of platform. But of course that doesn’t matter, you can still follow them through the blog reader, though you can’t ‘like’, reblog and comment inside the blog reader.

Jul 4

My Tumblr move

Posted on Thursday, July 4, 2013 in My life

It’s been a while since I had to leave Tumblr so I suppose it’s time to evaluate the move.

A little background info for those who missed the drama:

When I found out that Yahoo was buying Tumblr, I immediately turned to my old friend WordPress. And fortunately, WordPress was up to the challenge of transferring all my posts from Tumblr. In the end, I chose to only keep using my own photos, not all the cute and funny and informative reblogs I’d accumulated over the years. Instead, I started two new blogs to post all the interesting new articles and other pages I find on the internet.

I still miss the wonderful Tumblr community, but not surprisingly, since I’ve been using WordPress longer than Tumblr, I feel right at home here. The blog platform is just as good, if not better than Tumblr’s, but the community components, if I can refer to them that way, are a little more limited – there’s Like and Reblog, but not much more. Well, there’s also a very nice profile page, that I might start working on a bit more. What I really miss is the people, though I am beginning to make new friends on

Now I only hope that my Tumblr user info wasn’t handed over to Yahoo when they took over. I left in a hurry to avoid that, but I suppose I’ll never know.

Jun 18

New photo on my photo blog

Posted on Tuesday, June 18, 2013 in Other

I’d just like to mention that I have moved my photo blog from Tumblr to WordPress ( and I have just posted a new photo after more than a year.


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