The flood of twitter

I originally added the plugin to add my tweets to this blog.  At first it seemed to work really well, but now looking at the content on this blog, there is only tweets, and there is a very limited number of post in comparison to tweets.  So now I am turing the updates of tweets off, and assume that anyone that wants to know every tweet is fully capable of following me on twitter (@matthewfl).

I hope to add some blog post that will make this site somewhat informative about various things.


It seems a little strange that I have not yet written a blog entry on my own project JSApp.US

For those that do not know what it is, it is a platform to write applications quickly in Javascript using the node.js platform and then quickly deploy these applications to the web.  To some extent this is my attempt to relive the days of appjet, but with a new and more powerful platform.

At it stands now, it is my most popular site ever, it laded its self to the reddit/programming page, and was on the top of hackernews for about 3 hours.  It seems to be very successful for now and even I have a few applications that are using it, such as, it is powering the little visitor count that I have placed on the side bar.

There are a few new features that I am still planing to implement.  The first feature is going be a sorta profile that will allow for people to “show off” their applications that they have on JSApp.US.  I also have plans to make it so that one can require in files from other users.  This should end up like how github handles it with users, the basis will look like: require(‘other_user/’).

Saving the blog from a death

Looking back at my last post about where I discussed the problem with my blog as it stands where it did not get updated for a long period of time.  This was mostly because of the want for this blog to be somewhat of a blog that “I would want to read.”  I my case this end up being a tech blog.  I also noticed the other blog post that would be completely off topic.

I wrote that first paragraph for two reasons, the first being that I had time, and the second was that after that last post that I had it felt like the blog had died.  To me, this was a message that made me think about what I was writing to my audience.

From the tracking system I am pleased to announce that is appears that this blog is not read at all.  So this gives at least me the idea the blogs are not for other to read (expect in rare cases) but for one to write, and then, as I said before, once and a while a random blog will have something useful, but one will find it not because they read that blog on a daily bases but because they can use a search engine to quickly find what they are looking for.  The blog only gives a way to quickly write document that can posted online with little effort.

Having said that this blog is not read (which is what the tracking system is saying) the most popular page on my site is the unPacker and that has a steady supply of people going to that page every day now.  This is also the most linked page on my site.  What I find so funny about the fact that the unPacker is the most popular page is that I only made it in response to a forum posting in which the first version of this I made in under 1 hour.  Then when I had a large number of people coming to that page on a daily bases my friend wanted to upgrade the layout on that page, and I have keep upgrade that system ever since.  Now the code is at version 1.2 and I have moved the page layout over the along with the rest of the the site.

The main purpose of this blog post is for me not to have had the last post on such a down beat.

Also if you would like to follow the tech part of this blog yo u can get the rss feed off on of the topics that I use quite a bit and am vary good about what articles go where.

What to blog

For some time I have tried to make a blog about what I found useful or cool. But from what I can tell no reads this blog with any real dedication. Which makes me prompt the question to myself that if I should just start writing more on the blog just so that they are so few post or if I should try and keep with I was doing with wring useful content.
Looking back at what I have there is some tech stuff (like from the blogs that I read) but then mixed in there is the random parts from my life mixed in.
If you read for the tech then you would care non for what is about me and visa versa.
I think about the random blogs that I find are from Google and have that one post that makes the blog useful to me, but most of the other stuff is lost one for lack of interest on that topic. I think that a blog for the most part is not something that is followed via rss feed but is used to keep up to date website with little effort and have a way for users to give feed back to the author and the blog are found from Google.

In summary: write more post on more topics and get more exposure on Google.


Now I have moved my site and Blog over to WordPress.  When looking at my home page, I saw that it was doing a ajax load of the rss feed from my blog, as I had set up.  I noticed that I had very little content to put on the home page.  I did not start out this site with the plan that the home page would be a blog, but that is what it became.  And so now I am using wordpress with its cms to run this site.  I still have the files that were from before, such as the unPacker.

If you are thinking of trying wordpress, I would recommend it to my more technical friend.  This is only because I made my own theme based on what it looked like from before, but I am really liking wordpress and am finding the very easy to use.