Domain updates and blogging info

hings appear to be going well with the new blog over on Medium. As I mentioned earlier this year, I’d planned to transition all of my blogging over there. This blog will not be going away, as it is a kind of archive of the 6,000+ posts I’ve written between 2005-2015. However, beginning tomorrow, there […]

REMINDER: I’m Writing Over on Medium

ust a reminder that, while this blog isn’t going anywhere, I am transitioning my online writing over to Medium. I’ve already posted several new things there, and as I pick up steam, plan to do so more regularly. So if you are looking for new stuff from me, head over to Medium. My Medium profile […]

Going Paperless on Medium

s part of the transition over to Medium that I wrote about last time, I have started to make my Going Paperless series of posts available over on Medium. I have created a “Going Paperless” publication, and I’ve migrated roughly a quarter of the posts so far. In migrating these posts over to Medium, I […]

Transitional Notes

occurs to me to that I have not posted here since back on my birthday. I apologize for that. I’ve got a lot of things going on. Here are some transitional notes to bring things up-to-date. Retired as Evernote Ambassador If you haven’t already seen the news, Evernote has transitioned their Ambassador program to a […]

What Would You Like Me to Write About?

ince I am buried in work at the moment, as I just mentioned, but hope to begin writing on the blog again soon in the next day or two, I thought I’d toss out a question: Is there anything you’d like me to write about here on the blog in the near future? Whether it […]

Reminder on Site Policies for Guest Posts and Advertising

must have received a dozen requests for guest post or advertising on the site in the last 7 days. None of them showed any indication that they reviewed the site policies for guest posts and advertising, so I think now is a good time to remind folks of the policies. A link to my site […]

Writing in 2016

ecently, I have been more active on the blog. I’ve been testing the waters, writing short pieces on topics that I find interesting. I have been experimenting with timing and frequency of the posts that I write. All of this is in preparation for 2016. I spent the last two years writing every day, getting […]

Stagnation and Transition to Medium

fter years of grown, activity here on the blog appeared to have peaked right around the beginning of 2015. At that time, the blog was receiving 6,000 or more visits per day, on average. Since then, there has been a steady decline in visits. These days, I’m seeing under 3,000 visits per day for the […]

A Post-Mortem on Yesterday’s Site Outage

any of you probably noticed that this site was down for several hours yesterday. I’m not sure of the full extent, but looking at my Google Analytics data, it looks as if the site was down from about 9 am EST to sometime between noon and 1 pm EST. Let’s call it three hours. Whenever […]

Blog stats for 2014

ith 2014 officially over, I can report the final blog stats for 20141. The blog had a remarkable 1.3 million page views in 2014, and more than 600,000 visitors. I’m stunned when I consider those numbers. I can still remember the days when my blog got about 30 pages views per day. In 2014 that […]

FitBit devices must have been a popular Christmas gift this year

s I mentioned late this summer, my blog traffic seemed to have peaked in late August or early September. I was probably averaging 4,000 visits/day at that point. At around the time I gave up my regularly scheduled Going Paperless posts1 the traffic started decreasing. These days I probably average right around 3,000 visits/day. So […]

Server Upgrade is Completed

n the end, I probably made it a little more complicated than it needed to be, but the site has been moved to a better server environment with improved performance and room to grow. I’m hopeful this means an end to the downtime issues I’ve had over the last few months. They haven’t added up […]