5 Things I Learned At WordCamp

When I set this post up yesterday, it was “10 Things I Learned At WordCamp”. Then I tried one of the things I thought I learned and broke the web site. That’s why it was down most of yesterday. :/

So now here’s 5 things:

  1. The reason newspapers and magazines continue stories from one page to another is to optimize ad impressions.
  2. When you set up a new WordPress site, don’t use “admin” as your user name. It’s like going on vacation and putting a sign on the door that says, “Gone for two weeks. The key is under the mat.”
  3. You can register with Google Webmaster Tools and they’ll let you know if there are any security issues with your site.
  4. There’s a really cool interactive infographic called The Evolution of the Web.
  5. I don’t know very much.

One thing I already knew but had confirmed: The folks at BlueHost are magically amazing! For what was broken has now been fixed.

Whaddya mean, “For what that’s worth”? Shut up!

A WRITING PROMPT FOR YOU: A character breaks something that’s important to somebody.



I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “5 Things I Learned At WordCamp

  1. Jane

    October 15, 2012 at 10:45am

    Seeing ashow your website is so tasty and well-organized, I’m not sure you ought to claim you know nothing. πŸ˜‰

    Anyway, it IS loading wuicker! Yay!

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  2. Jane

    October 15, 2012 at 10:45am

    I mean quicker. Errr.

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      Marian Allen

      October 15, 2012 at 11:56am

      Wuicker — quicker — It’s good news in any language! πŸ™‚

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  3. Pam

    October 15, 2012 at 1:43pm

    Glad you learned a lot of things from the word camp! Which learning was the most unforgettable one? Could you share some insights about the people you meet on conventions or forums in the past?


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