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Hi, I'm Anthony, the owner of Diverse Tech Geek, a blog about media (including comics/animation), technology , and diversity issues in the above.

Re: , my tastes are more Squirrel Girl, webcomics, and Lumberjanes. Not so much modern-comic-Batman/"grimdark."

Re: , I use a mix of things. I have Ubuntu MATE on my laptop, but also use an iPhone.

Interested in seeing what Mastodon has to offer, especially as an alternative to running a Facebook page for my blog.

Looking over the list of graphic novels/TPBs read this year so far. The running themes mostly seem to be: TV spinoffs; comic strips/webcomics; something with gay characters; Squirrel Girl; Bronze Age superheroes; and stuff that's a combination of the above.

Also looking at the "to be read" list of TPBs/GNs, it's A) more of the same and B) a long list at this point (and just got longer today)...

Some additional notes about treating your blog like a business:
- make a schedule and stick to it (David needs to do this!)
- pay attention to analytics
- make growth plans and goals
- set realistic goals to celebrate
- keep learning! Invest in yourself!
@andreazoellner@twitter.com #wcnyc

How to monetize your blog:

- ad networks
- affiliate programs
- sell guest posts on your site
- sell posts to other sites
- sell ebooks, downloads, or other services

@andreazoellner@twitter.com @SiteGround@twitter.com @WordCampNYC@twitter.com

Design your blog for SEO:

- use WordPress!
- make your site responsive (mobile friendly)
- create a relevant and structured menu
- use text with keywords on every page
- David bonus: use semantic HTML, aka proper headings

Design your blog for retention:

- feature articles above the fold
- use tags and categories well
- promote content in widget areas and related content below posts
- include a call to action to subscribe

@andreazoellner@twitter.com @SiteGround@twitter.com @WordCampNYC@twitter.com

Design your blog for credibility

- create a simple, adaptable logo
- create a strong about page and a way to contact you
- use high quality photos
- use https (David note: available free on @SiteGround@twitter.com via @letsencrypt@twitter.com !)
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Favorite articles roundup for the week of September 13, 2019, including Uber and Lyft planning to fight a California bill regulating the "gig economy" diversetechgeek.com/2019/09/13

Favorite articles roundup for the week of September 6, 2019, including thoughts on Marvel and Scholastic working together to publish kids' graphic novels, plus Apple Music gets a web player diversetechgeek.com/2019/09/06

Comics reading lately: the IDW "Jem and the Holograms" comics, plus a few collections of "Sarah's Scribbles."

Also updated my comics and (prose) book reading lists. Good thing the library here is thorough (Libby's a nice app), plus there's digital/subscription services (Comixology Unlimited, Hoopla Digital, Shonen Jump).

From 2015: the end of the annual Jerry Lewis Labor Day telethons. (Also, does anyone remember the "ice bucket challenge?") diversetechgeek.com/2015/09/02

Favorite articles roundup for the week of August 30, 2019, including Disney's D23 expo news, plus Glimpse, a fork of GIMP with a less problematic name diversetechgeek.com/2019/08/30

Trying Apple Notes after ignoring it versus going with other options (Simplenote)/looking at others (Joplin, Standard Notes) and wanting an alternative to Evernote or OneNote. So far seems OK, plus it’s more secure than Simplenote (there’s actual 2FA)...

A look at comics of interest coming out in November 2019, including the final issue of "The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl." Plus, is Archie no longer publishing ongoing monthly single-issue comics? diversetechgeek.com/2019/08/28

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