New Marketing Idea: Podcast

Just over a week ago while posting to my McGyver blog, I saw a button that asked if I wanted to turn this post into a podcast. I had never seen this in the hundreds of posts I’ve published. Looking for new ways to promote my books and in particular my upcoming fantasy novel, Dragons in the Dungeon, I took the plunge. Clicking the button transferred me to Anchor.

Once at Anchor, I found my way around quickly. The learning curve wasn’t that steep. There were only two confusing aspects of it.

1) All my posts for my Diane McGyver blog were imported. I don’t know if there was an option to avoid this, but there they were. That left me searching for my newest one. Thankfully, there was a notice at the top that said if I couldn’t find my post, it was on the last page, and there it was.

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I Do NOT Endorse Ads Posted to My WordPress Page, Especially those for Austin MacAuley Publishing Ltd.

I do NOT endorse adsToday, I’m supposed to be writing a genealogy column, sizing up a cover for a self-published author and helping two other authors self-publish their books, but I can’t continue with these tasks until I write this post.

I seldom – almost never – sign out of my WordPress account, so I have no idea what the site looks like to visitors. Imagine my surprise when I signed out today to update the site for an organisation I perform secretary duties for and found THIS!

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WordPress is Junk to New Users

If I was new on the scene and looking for a host for my first blog, I’d run from WordPress as fast as my feet would carry me. It’s junk today compared to what it was when I first started in January 2011. Back then, it was easy to navigate, everything was right there in the left margin and I could conveniently find my way with the drop-down menus.

If I had trouble performing a task, a quick google search for the information cleared the fog instantly.

My philosophy is, if it isn’t broken, don’t try to fix it. However, in this tech world, companies are always updating and changing things usually for the worse. It’s as if it’s a competition: how many things can I change this week?

Because I’m grandfathered into WordPress, I can use the old-style menu of 2011. So, I’ll stick around with WordPress for the unforeseeable future.

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