Unknowingly Sharing – RSS Ghosts

RSS Feed

With the massive expansion of new blogs appearing on the web, complete understanding of the various features blog-platforms offer is next to impossible. Considering the pace at which these blogs are created, and inevitably, taken down.

To mistake a spam comment for a serious one, or perhaps accepting an ill-intending pingback are honest rookie mistakes. But to be completely ignorant of a subscription feature, that can be read and analyzed by anyone or anything, has some implications.

Many of the blogs I’ve seen are by, like my self, flesh and blood people with no business interests. Using his or her blog as an open diary, documenting a trip or even as a cheap egotistic publicity portal.

The lack of interest among the blogging community may act as an illusion. The illusion that the content published can never be interpreted as acts of the blogger’s personal conduct, or perhaps fanatically studied.

As with trying anything new, a little research beforehand never hurts. Neglect, or even avoidance, from SEO-traffic generating tools wont keep stalkers sticky hands away. A ghostly RSS-feed is anonymously publishing in the background, and is anonymously downloaded daily. In an almost voluntary privacy violation.

WordPress Plugin – Zemanta

If you are like me, and use WordPress for website or blogging purposes, you may want to add a link here and there for reference. But you find it tedious because you either have to add the HTML link tag manually or mark the text and click the “link button” in the WordPress post toolbar. Wouldn’t it be nice if someone could do it for you? Well you’re in luck, because there’s a WordPress plugin for just that. And it’s called “Zemanta“.

Zemanta will scan you’r post and check any references that it recognizes, and then give you the option to add it as a link, it couldn’t be simpler! And it’s not just links, it’s also post tags and pictures!

You can get Zemanta by Clicking here or you can install it through the WordPress dashboard.

Do you use Zemanta?

WordPress Tutorial – Step by Step on how to blog using WordPress.com

A great tutorial on how to set up a blog using WordPress.com

However, i would recommend that you get your own web host and upload the WordPress “self-hosted” package to it, that way you will have so much more control over your blog. And you also get to upload much more richer content.