Facebook & WordPress no longer friends?

Have you noticed that your WordPress blog is not automatically posting to Facebook?

From WordPress:

Note: Starting August 1, 2018, Facebook is making a change to their platform: third-party tools can no longer automatically share posts to Facebook Profiles. This includes Publicize. If you’ve connected a Facebook Profile to your site, then Publicize will no longer be able to share your new posts to Facebook automatically, and you won’t be able to make a new connection to a Facebook Profile. Sharing to Facebook Pages will continue to work as before.

If you’d like to share your concerns with Facebook, head to their Help Community.

The bolded part above looks promising! BUT, I can’t share. I can’t post using the FB button on my entry. I can’t copy and paste the link. Every stinking time, it’s labeled as spam and redirected. I can’t even put the link to my blog on my Facebook page without raising flags? What’s up with that Facebook?

 

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2010 in review

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow.

Crunchy numbers

Featured image

A helper monkey made this abstract painting, inspired by your stats.

The average container ship can carry about 4,500 containers. This blog was viewed about 24,000 times in 2010. If each view were a shipping container, your blog would have filled about 5 fully loaded ships.

In 2010, there were 350 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 1069 posts. There were 67 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 12mb. That’s about 1 pictures per week.

The busiest day of the year was December 22nd with 969 views. The most popular post that day was The birth of Christ in the digital age.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were networkedblogs.com, mail.yahoo.com, newleaven.com, mail.live.com, and facebook.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for abacus, nes employment solutions, nes staffing scam, families, and jack of all trades.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.

1

The birth of Christ in the digital age December 2010

2

NES Staffing – NES Employment Solutions June 2009

3

How to use an abacus October 2009

4

Asking for IM sign-up for job interview? June 2009

5

About Me January 2009

I didn’t know this theme would do that!

I’ve been using the paperpunch theme for a while now. OK, I’ve been using the same theme for more than a few days, and I’ve been working on my courses and haven’t dug around much with it. Well, A Sundry Times pops up on my reader and Gary’s talking about what he’s done with his theme and I’m thinking that he uses paperpunch too, so I run over to take a look.

Sure enough he does, and he’s added a picture to the background. Looks very spiffy. So he claims satisfaction and I’m sitting here thinking, “Well, what do I have to use as a background?” We’ve been to the outer banks to see the lighthouses at least 100 times, so that seemed a good choice. A little cropping to make the lighthouse actually be OUT to the side and not under the print and there you have it. I’m not quite keen on my color match to the left, but I’m also thinking a little blurring on the left side of the picture might do the trick too . . .

Surprise me on WordPress

Not too long ago, I clicked a little check for the new Surprise Me element on WP. Nothing happened for a while, but I’ve been surprised twice today – both videos, both loud. The first one popped up when Ron was still asleep and I was trying to be quiet. So much for that effort. I use tabs and I wasn’t on WP when it popped up, so I’m going through the 8 or so tabs open trying to find it. If I’d been thinking, I could have just shut the browser, but I wasn’t.