Archive for July, 2011

How to Get More Traffic (via WordPress.com News)

July 28, 2011

Unlike road traffic, traffic to your blog is always a good thing.

As soon as a blogger publishes their first post, their first question is: Where's all my traffic? Everyone assumes they're the only one seeking attention, when in truth nearly everyone is. It takes time to build an audience and no one gets much traffic without putting in the effort. Here at WordPress.com we want you to get more traffic, and we build features and services to help. It's been awhile since we've told you about them, so here are our t … Read More

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New Theme: Piano Black (via WordPress.com News)

July 25, 2011

So simple, yet so effective.

New Theme: Piano Black Say hello to Piano Black, the newest theme to launch on WordPress.com. This dark and elegant theme showcases your content with a design that feels sophisticated yet techy and modern. Make it yours with a header image, background, and custom menu, and optional RSS and Search areas in the header. Piano Black also includes a full-width-t … Read More

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10 Reasons to Travel Solo (via Fabulous at Fifty)

July 21, 2011

Unless you were traveling on a family-oriented cruise ship, you can travel much of the world solo.

10 Reasons to Travel Solo   Many people don’t feel comfortable traveling solo.   Usually the fears of being lonely, unsafe, and vulnerable are factors.   Some of the reasons to embark upon a solo trip are: You can go where you want.  Sometimes it’s difficult to agree upon a destination.  If your companion prefers all-inclusive beach resorts, and you yearn for an … Read More

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WordPress.com oEmbed Provider API Now Available (via WordPress.com News)

July 18, 2011

WordPress.com oEmbed Provider API Now Available Last week, we introduced support for OAuth2 and launched develop.wordpress.com, as we're eager to empower the developer community to extend WordPress.com in new and meaningful ways. Today, we're excited to announce the availability of our new oEmbed Provider API, yet another way to make it easy for third-party services and their respective audiences to share and consume content. oEmbed is a format for allowing an embedded representation of a URL … Read More

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Natural Bridges! – Day 44 (via team wooha)

July 15, 2011

The wonders that Mother Nature can create with a little wind over thousands of years…

Natural Bridges! - Day 44 Today we slept in much longer than anticipated because there were no sprinklers in sight. Once we rose from our tents we packed up and had some breakfast and took off towards the Natural Bridges national monument. It was supposed to be an easy ride into the park with plenty of time to spare for sightseeing once we arrived at the Natural Bridges. We knocked out the first 25 miles pretty quickly and stopped for a bite in Blanding, UT. I, Cam, had m … Read More

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New Theme: Matala (via WordPress.com News)

July 14, 2011

Matala, the newest theme for WordPress.com, is brightly colored and full of life.

New Theme: Matala Today we're excited to launch Matala, our newest theme. You might recognize this one — it was once the primary theme for ma.tt, Matt Mullenweg's blog. Last year, Matala was released to the WordPress.org Themes Directory, and now we're thrilled to bring it to WordPress.com. Originally designed by Nicolò Volpato, Matala's bright colors and dynamic sh … Read More

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Text me: I’ll over-analyze it. (via A Nice Ring to It)

July 13, 2011

When technology has allowed us to communicate too tersely, *any* analysis will do.

Text me: I'll over-analyze it. "Hey." Not a particularly welcoming salutation. Not unfriendly, but no enthusiasm. It's firm. Finite. Is he mad? "Hey" This one's completely different. It's casual. The lack of punctuation says, "I'm on the go — Just didn't have time for that little dot!" If you find this analysis over-the-top and slightly nauseating, I'm wit … Read More

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William and Kate’s Visit to North America

July 13, 2011

Over a span of twelve days, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge went on a trip through Canada and California.  The couple began their trip in Canada on July 1, just in time for Canada Day.  They traveled through most of the country, visiting pastry kitchens, rode in canoes, played hockey, and even planted trees.  A week later, on July 8, the couple arrived in Los Angeles.  They had a meeting with Hollywood studio executives as well as with some of Hollywood’s celebrities, went up the coast of California, and made sculptures with schoolchildren in Downtown Los Angeles.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge toured North America, beginning with Canada during the country's national holiday, Canada Day, and ending in Southern California.The famous royal couple showed that they were up to do anything over the weekend.  They were even patient when greeting fans.  The trip highlighted a number of philanthropic works, such as an event to support Tusk USA, an organization that raises funds for African wildlife, Inner-City Arts, a program that helps disadvantaged and homeless children through art, and an event for military veterans where they put together care packages.  The trip was a good time for the international icons.  At the end of the busy weekend, William and Kate opted not to fly home on a private jet.  Instead, they flew home from Los Angeles to London on a commercial flight with British Airways.  However, they did fly first class, but they were amongst civilian travelers.

William and Kate on the first day of their visit to Canada:

William and Kate on their visit to California:

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Dear Netflix, Thanks For The Customers! Signed, Redbox (via TechCrunch)

July 13, 2011

Current, former, and soon-to-be former customers are letting Netflix have it, especially in social media.

Talk about backlash. I've yet to see one comment anywhere supporting Netflix's price hikes and for good reason. Netflix announced a new pricing scheme yesterday that effectively raised the price of a popular subscription plan by 60%. Instead of costing $9.99 for streaming and DVD rental, Netflix separated the services and priced them each $7.99, which results in a combined cost of $16. But it's not the $6 people are ranting about. Most of us woul … Read More

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New Theme: Lifestyle (via WordPress.com News)

July 13, 2011

The new Lifestyle theme will make your blog stand out.

New Theme: Lifestyle Got lots of magazine-style content and need a stylish frame? Today we are introducing Lifestyle, a new colorful magazine theme that comes with ten content-friendly, soft color schemes. As a premium theme, customization is at the core of Lifestyle. Choose from multiple layouts and menus, breadcrumbs, header image, or custom background. This theme is a great fit if … Read More

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