What are the best free blogging sites? I don’t know, but decided to see which platforms were best indexed on Google. Not surprised to find that Google’s own Blogger.com had the most pages. These are the results from using the Google search “site” filter.
site:blogspot.com 1,300,000,000 results site:wordpress.com 361,000,000 results site:tumblr.com 125,000,000 results site:medium.com 37,400,000 results site:weebly.com 24,900,000 results site:wix.com 3,040,000 results
I was reading an ebook about SEO, and it said to host your blog on Blogger, and didn’t explain why. Now, I wonder if indexing is the reason. WordPress is well known to have decent on-page SEO, but Blogger has 4x as many pages indexed.
A lot of those pages on Blogger are trash. Just check them out – tons of redirects to bad pages.
The containerization trend continues, and on Linux the Flatpak format is similar to Ubuntu’s Snaps. I had to use Flatpak to install a more recent Shotwell, and had some difficulties. Figured them out in:
I was having problems producing Doctrine ORM migrations, and discovered that Doctrine, internally, uses Doctrine. That caused a problem in my configuration.
Lastly, I revived one of the more popular pages on the old site, about an IT Labor Union. It needs more research and writing, because the world has changed a lot since then.
Update: I started up a blog about fixing my old Corolla. I’m linking it here so it’ll be picked up by search engines.