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Freedur has liberated my blog and given me access to Facebook and Twitter in China

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Freedur (freedur.com) is some kind of vpn service from the US. It is cheaper than expressvpn.com and at least it was installable on my ghosted Windows 7 platform.

So here we are with vastly speeded up access to wordpress.com, zemanta‘s blogging service working and addedd access. I believe that I am now anonymous when surfing and surfing seems visibly faster.

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Written by BobG in Dalian & Vancouver

2010/04/09 at 22:29

Two less than satisfying blogging experiences with Typepad

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This is the second time I have cancelled a Typepad account in the last 12 some months. A few weeks ago I decided I should try to monetize the relatively high, for me, levels of viewership I seem to be experiencing here at wordpress.com. So I decided to migrate my blog stuff to Typepad since it promised new levels of blogging effectiveness.

It didn’t work out. My daily viewership there during the 3 week period I was blogging there never got better than 40 independent viewers in a day and most of the time the levels were well below 10 viewers a day.

So I did some due diligence with them and got very unsatisfying reactions. They seem to believe that lecturing me about the fine points of SEO at Typepad is the way to win my business???????? So I decided to end my temporary insanity and return to this blogging environment since my viewership seemed to be doing well, even if I wasn’t blogging here.

To anybody who is contemplating use of Typepad and reads this, I suggest you spend your energy in other ways.

 

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Written by BobG in Dalian & Vancouver

2009/10/28 at 07:44

A milestone with independent viewer hits of this blog

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This is the first time I have posted about this stat. This blog will cross the 80,000 independent viewer hit mark today. That’s the stat since I started the blog in late 2005 or about 4 years ago. I’m no A-level blogger but I am amazed that my modest efforts here have gotten that much attention in the blogosphere.

I credit WordPress.com for most of this activity. I have tried two other blogging platforms, Live Space and Typepad, and got very little exposure with them. I heartily recommend WordPress.com

Thx to all those 80,000 hitters!

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Written by BobG in Dalian & Vancouver

2009/08/10 at 07:53