RickMcCharles.com is a blog.
This is just one of a chronological series of posts on this blog.
Here are a series of recent posts on this blog:
Roger Ebert, Arianna Huffington and many other serious writers used the word blog when they mean post. … That’s wrong.
You shouldn’t say “READ MY NEW BLOG ABOUT THE RESTAURANT”. 
You’ve got no cred as a blogger when you make that mistake. 😊
noun
1. a regularly updated website or web page, typically one run by an individual or small group, that is written in an informal or conversational style.
verb
2. add new material to or regularly update a blog.
“it’s about a week since I last blogged”

 

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testing MarsEdit 4 for macOS

Here’s another option for writing posts while offline.

So far MarsEdit 4 looks inferior to the WordPress.com app for Mac.

I can’t seem to edit in HTML view. There are far fewer formatting options.

But if you want to check it out, look for MarsEdit 4 in the App store.
MarsEdit example

linking Blog photos from Flickr and Google

The first version of the grapefruit is linked from my Flickr account.

Ron planked grapefruit

This version of the same is linked from Google Photos.

Flickr does not store the photo on my site so it could be less reliable. Google sends a copy of the original so it’s less likely to fail.

Thanks Warren.

WHY I switched from Bluehost to WordPress.com

Finally. All my sites are on WordPress.com. Happy. Happy. 🙂

WordPress.com is a blog web hosting service provider owned by Automattic and powered by the open source WordPress software.

This website provides free blog hosting for registered users and is financially supported via paid upgrades, “VIP” services and advertising. …

Registration is not required to read or comment …

Some notable clients include CNN, CBS, BBCReuters, Sony, Fortune.com and Volkswagen. It is estimated that more than 40% of internet bloggers use WordPress as their publishing platform. ..

Click PLAY or see how it works on YouTube.

I’ve been sending money to Bluehost every month for years. It is still rated one of the best hosts though I’ve been dissatisfied from the start.

Bluehost sites frequently go down.

When you inquire why, they blame the customer. 😦

Seems Bluehost is unable to keep servers shared by many people secure. WordPress.com has almost never been hacked.

One guy at Bluehost is super. Matt Greenwood <mattgreenwood@bluehost.com> If you MUST host on a for profit server, I’d recommend you contact him.

WordPress.com is by far the best of the free web hosting services. I do pay for some add-on services with WordPress.com. Happy to support that excellent company

I'm recommending WordPress.com, not WordPress.org
I’m recommending WordPress.com, not WordPress.org

WordPress.com vs WordPress.org – What’s the Difference?