Everybody’s doing it

October 13, 2009

Dr. Volberg has a blog now, too. If anyone knows Russian and wants to make sure the jokes aren’t about me, that would be nice. I’m not too concerned for the most part, though the comic he’s currently running across the top has me slightly worried.

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1. Spam bots troll this site like mad.

2. The filters do an insanely good job of catching them. So… good job.

It turns out that WordPress sends you an email every time someone links to one of your posts. This is a nice feature except for when you link to yourself and it’s not smart enough to make an exception.

Promotion

April 12, 2009

Interesting. WordPress logs a lot of stats, and tracks where people click from to get to your wordpress blog. In particular, I linked to an entry on Terry Tao’s blog as an example of what a “level 1” math post might look like, and that day I got 40-something visits from his blog, followed by the usual near-complete obscurity. It seems that whenever someone links to a wordpress blog, it manufactures a comment on the target’s blog. This is interesting, though kind of shady. At any rate, I’ll try to use this knowledge sparingly but intentionally, hopefully striking a balance between relevance and self-promotion. If you follow a link over here from such a place, let me know if you like what you see. Comments are actually quite welcome.