I'd like to present a new project of mine, something that I've been thinking about and planning for a while. It's called "The Elegant Gentleman", and it's going to be a journey on which I'll hope you'll join me, where we will explore clothes, manners and the finer things in life, in the search for … Continue reading Introducing “The Elegant Gentleman”
Earlier this month (on August 7th to be exact), my website turned 12. Yes, I've been writing and publishing online since 2000! I also got two unexpected gifts around the anniversary date. One of my articles got featured on the home page of WordPress.com (in the Freshly Pressed section). It was the second time I … Continue reading It’s my website’s 12th anniversary
A new site design went live yesterday. If you haven't checked my site in a while, click through to see it, it's worth it. The new header image is a panoramic photograph taken atop the Parang Mountains, on the Transalpina Road, which I just wrote about. The header also celebrates the 10-year anniversary of my website … Continue reading New site design
➡ Updated 7/3/12: My website turns 12 on August 7th! ➡ Updated 1/16/12: I've checked the age of my domain name (raoulpop.com) and I purchased it on the 7th of August, 2000, so technically, my website is 11 years old, not 10. It will turn 12 this August. While I published my first article in … Continue reading Twelve years of writing and publishing online
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The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here's a high level summary of its overall blog health: The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow. Crunchy numbers The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 340,000 times in 2010. If it were an exhibit at … Continue reading 2010 in review
I've decided to try something different, and lowered the prices for the web-use photo licenses (the 1 megapixel sizes) to $3 for personal uses and $5 for commercial uses. These sizes are great for article illustrations, or for header images for your websites, or even for desktop wallpapers. A typical 1 megapixel image is a … Continue reading New, lower pricing on web use photo licenses
A lot of my readers are still subscribed to the standard site feed, at http://www.raoulpop.com/feed/rss2/ but that may become inactive, as I'm making some changes on the server side, so please make sure you're subscribed to http://feeds.feedburner.com/Raoul which will continue to stay the same for the foreseeable future. Check your feed readers and make the … Continue reading Are you subscribed to the right feed for my site?
I took a look at my Quantcast stats today, and got a nice surprise. After hovering around the 100K rank for some time, I'm now ranked in the top 75K websites on the web. I do hope the trend continues along the same route, to the point where I can announce that I'm in the … Continue reading Now in top 75K websites on the internet
Yesterday morning, I added a new feed to my subscriptions in Google Reader, and noticed what I thought was a new feature: the ability to translate posts automatically, within GR. The feature was actually launched in November of last year, and it works through the normal drop-down menu. A new option was added there, and … Continue reading Google Reader translates posts?