Jude’s Threshold

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Posts Tagged ‘blogging

My Blogger blog overpowered by Kunoichi.info/ –you too?

The word kunoichi means ninja and may be derived from characters meaning ‘woman’ and ‘overpowered’–see:  Kunoichi.

Today, for the first time in a while, I attempted to blog a bit on one of my Blogger blogs–Two Hours You’ll Never Get Back– but I found it overpowered by kunoichi dot info so now I’m wondering if anyone else has suffered a similar experience?

Though I’ve not had much time for blogging recently other than Political Astrology topics, I was quite fond of ’2 Hours’ and hope that Google’s Blogger division will do something very soon about this irritating situation. Surely the Great Google can do that! :)

Poll: Are Bloggers Journalists?

Though I’ve been blogging since 2005, there are no illusions here as to whether my years of blogging have magically turned me into a journalist (they haven’t–plus, no paycheck for blogging going on around here), and I want to spotlight this story about a Seattle District Judge who ruled against a blogger, Crystal Cox, and leveled a $2.5 million decision against her.

As the 99% would expect, the judgment was in favor of the corporate litigant and against an individual citizen who was spreading inconvenient info!

The question, Are bloggers journalists? has grown whiskers and gone gray around the muzzle but it’s still on the reptilian minds of big gorilla corporations–and the US government–so if you’re a blogger or care about one, you may want to snoop like a journalist into the rest of the story.

Additionally, there are the concepts of citizen journalism and user generated content made possible by the rise of the Internet.

Where do you stand on these issues? Get it off your chest by answering the poll (up to 3 choices) or add your opinion in a comment.

Oh, and…blog on, everyone!

Written by Jude Cowell

December 8, 2011 at 2:59 pm

Odd referral links to this blog!

Why in the last few months am I seeing ‘odd’ or unrelated referral links to this blog in my Referral list that shows from whence people clicked to reach Jude’s Threshold? I’ve taken a chance and clicked on a few of them recently and see no reason why my blog is being ‘found’ from those sites which all seem to be selling something (like “cordless phones”, “sex”, etc.)

And none of the referring sites relate in the least to Astrology, Art, or Politics that I can determine. Am I missing something here?

Anyone know whas’up with the WordPress referral link feature and how this weirdness could be occurring?

Written by Jude Cowell

October 16, 2010 at 3:56 pm

A communique from Intrepid Liberal Journal

At last! My friend in New York, Robert Ellman of the Intrepid Liberal Journal blog, has recently communicated to his blog’s readers who have been missing him for several weeks. After our many emails and comments, there’s news from the author himself.

Click and allow Mr. Ellman to explain himself and do check out his blog’s many excellent articles and interview podcasts if you haven’t already. I’ve been missing his insights into Politics and hope he returns to blogging soon.

Written by Jude Cowell

February 2, 2010 at 11:52 pm

Why spammers leave gibberish-laden comments

Ever wondered why spammers leave those gibberish-laden comments filled with links, keywords, and chicken-scratch idiocies on your blog?

Here’s the clearest explanation (exspamation?) I’ve found yet and it makes perfect sense once you think about it.

Now WordPress is The Best at keeping out spammers, agreed, yet most of my blogs are hosted on Blogger, aka Blogspot. Can Comment Moderation be far behind? Spammers count on our not bothering to moderate the ‘comments’ they leave on older posts, so constant comment vigilance is a necessity.

Yet even here on WP spams occasionally get through filters so you WordPressers out there may find useful the above-linked article which I shall now file in your ‘In Case You Didn’t Know’ category!

Written by Jude Cowell

January 18, 2010 at 7:15 pm

WordPress page views disappear again

Yesterday I was happy to notice that this blog’s total page views hit and surpassed 250,000.

Today the count is back to 249,770 as of 10:45 am edt. (You’d think it was morphing political poll numbers or something!)

Astrology Mundo has had the same mystery pv slippage and this is at least the second time pvs have dissolved here so what’s up, WordPress?

How high can you count?!!

Update June 11: Yayy! Total pv count now 250,+++ and holding!

Written by Jude Cowell

June 10, 2009 at 2:54 pm

Spiritual Things category

Just a brief heads-up that Jude’s Threshold has a new category added: Spiritual Things.

Is It the Jupiter/Neptune Conjunction of May 27?

An unusually buoyant feeling overcame me while adding it…an open sense of exploration and expansion…yet there’s only one link there now (you probably can’t guess what it is); therefore what else may belong under the Spiritual Things category is my guess as much as yours!

Jupiter = expansion; ideologies; religions; The Hierophant.

Neptune = the web, spirituality; the urge to merge; the Divine Source, the Vortex.

And Chiron, the Wounded Healer, is traveling with Jupiter and Neptune now, along with asteroid Pandora, ‘curiosity; wanting to Know More; a Ray of Hope…’

Plus, the ‘Ray of Hope’ aspect is given by expert astrologer Alan Oken as the basic description for ‘Moon sextile Jupiter’.

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