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About the Lack of Morning Coffee Posts …

There has been a marked absence of morning coffee posts over the past few weeks (as well as a shortage…

Introducing “Author Website in a Box” (beta)

For the past couple weeks I have been working on a new project, and I think it's gotten to the…

Got a Question About Your Site? Call Me!

I have been getting a number of requests lately for coaching calls where I explain how to do things with…

If You Use the Social Warfare Plugin on a WordPress Site, GO TURN IT OFF RIGHT NOW

If you use the popular social sharing plugin Social Warfare, go turn it off. Go turn it off immediately, and then…

I’ve Raised the Drawbridge

If there is one thing I have learned in nine years of building and fixing websites, it is that we…

I am Internet-Less At The Moment

Due to unforeseen circumstances, my home internet is down until tomorrow. My time online will be limited to the minutes…

Someone Was Impersonating My Blog on Facebook in 2012

I learned two things on Facebook this morning. The first is that I apparently won an award in 2012 for…

On the Care and Feeding of Your Favorite Blogger

Editor's Note: The following post was originally written on Twitter by @SuperWendy. I edited it and republished it here because…

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas from my family to yours. The blog will (mostly) be on hiatus until the new year. I will…

Will you Nominate me for the Writer’s Digest Best Websites for Writers List?

Every year Writer's Digest compiles a list of the top 101 best websites for authors.  This is an authoritative list of…

I’ve decided to start giving a damn again

I've never been one to mark the anniversary of this blog. I started it in January 2010 on the spur…

I am in Philly for Indie Author Con

When I was last in Philadelphia I thought it was cute that this city had streets where a sane person…

My Site is Loading Twice As Fast Today As It Was Last Week. How About Yours?

Earlier today I did some behind the scenes work to speed up my site, and I thought it might be…

I Updated This Site’s Theme, and I’m Still Picking Up The Pieces

After several weeks of planning and careful testing, and consulting with the theme's developer, I have replaced this site's theme…

The Digital Reader is Now on Instagram and Pinterest

It belatedly occurred to me this evening that I've never announced that I've expanded my bloging to include Pinterest and…