I don’t know whether you can call it damage limitation, or starting from scratch or whatever, but I’m going to be devoting a little bit of my free time to other Internet things for a while. Amongst which are reading other Blogs, websites and so on where there is a certain level of interaction. This is something that I’ve done regularly in the past but now, with the loss of connections, I’m going to intensify my actions!
Interestingly enough, I’ve discovered that the search engines are useless for this sort of thing. Google, for example, has a special search engine section just for weblogs, and it is pretty much hopeless. It shows, for example, only one Blog which links in to my Blog – there is a section on the WordPress interface especially for this function – and I know that there are considerably more. Alexa shows nearly two hundred and fifty, and that isn’t all of them either. There are several different ways around this: I can go straight to WordPress and scour the Blogs there, although searching there leaves much to be desired too, but that is very limiting. So I’m back with Technorati and going through their massive list of Blogs and trying my luck!
There are a couple of others too, but one at a time.
One change here that you will have noticed: I’ve brought back the Share options, but with a new plug in this time. Here I can have a Follow Me link on each page – to the right at the top, see? That goes to my RSS and to G+, which are probably the two most important links out. Then, at the base of each post more links to share. This method, I feel, is far safer than allowing all and sundry to cut and paste without any form of back link, without crediting me for my work. That won’t stop people, there are ways around every security device that can be built, but it works against the passerby, so to speak. The Share links are at the end of individual posts only, because having them on the front page, on all ten posts displayed is, to me, a clutter and doesn’t look good at all.
Anyway, I’m going to test it for a while and see how things go.
Love & Kisses, Viki.