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Less Random Traffic On Own Domain

by on Dec.26, 2008, under Blog Related, Technology

I’m torn between running a blog on WordPress.com or running a WordPress blog on a domain I have through 1and1.com.

I like that with hosting my own WordPress blog I can use plugins, themes, and get into the PHP code–all features disabled on WordPress.com (however you can increase some of your abilities through a subscription fee).

I migrated my WordPress.com blog to my own domain and I’ve been noticing less random traffic.  I guess that must be one of the benefits to being under the WordPress.com umbrella.  Further, the only type of traffic I seem to get on my own domain leaves comments like this:

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[UPDATE @ 12/26/2008 8:36PM]: Here is a helpful comparison of what the “com” vs. “org” flavors of WordPress has to offer.

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Two Updates in One Day!

by on Dec.04, 2008, under Technology

Two pieces of software I have come to find essential to my survival have been updated in the same day!

Not only has WordPress.com gotten 2.7 deployed, but Google Reader also has a new look!

I used to be a die-hard user of FeedDemon (which has online and mobile versions–which all keep in sync), but I started using Google Reader again when I started using FoxGLove.  After a couple of days of using Google Reader, I found I was keeping up with my feeds a lot better than with FeedDemon–which, for me after all, is really the defining factor of a good RSS reader.

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