Managing Your Blog On a Mobile Device

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Have you given the WordPress mobile apps a try lately? We’ve been working hard to make sure our iOS and Android apps are simple to use and have the features you need to blog right from your phone or tablet. Here are a few recent additions and updates that make blogging on the go easier:

Add Categories and Tags

Before publishing a blog post, you can add categories and tags right in the app’s post editor. To add categories and tags to a post in the iOS editor, tap the at the top right, then Options. On Android, tap the gear icon at the top right.

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Updated Privacy Policy

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As part of our commitment to privacy and transparency, we’re updating our Privacy Policy. We want to give you more and clearer information about how we collect and use personal information — in a more organized and readable format.

Your privacy is critically important to us. These are the first words of our Privacy Policy, and words we live by when designing and building our products.

Here are some of the updates you’ll see:

  • We split the Privacy Policy up into sections titled: “Information We Collect,” “How We Use Information,” “Sharing Information,” “Choices,” and “Security.” Our aim is to make the Policy easier to follow and understand. We really want you to read the whole thing!
  • We added specific information about how our Privacy Policy applies to Jetpack sites and the WordPress mobile app.
  • We included real-world, concrete examples to illustrate our policies and give you a clearer picture…

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Journey to My Recovery #GoFundMe

I was diagnosed in 2013 with an autoimmune disease known as Sjogren’s Syndrome. This disease is a long-term autoimmune disease in which the moisture-producing glands of the body are affected. Other symptoms can include dry skin, a chronic cough, numbness in the arms and legs, feeling tired, muscle and joint pains, and thyroid problems. I also suffer from Fibromyalgia, which means I’m in constant pain.

Over the past 2 or so years I have been in and out of the hospital almost every month due to heart attack-like symptoms (Chest pains, stomach pain, back pain, numbness in arms and legs, etc). After several trips to the ER, and a few stays in the hospital, the doctors don’t really have any answers.

Because of my medical issues, I am unable to hold a job making it extremely hard to pay my medical bills.  Living a some-what normal life has become difficult for me. I ask in good faith that you please try to help me get back on my feet. These medicial bills just keep pouring in and I could really use your help! Even if it’s just $1, $5, or more… If you could find it in your heart to help me, I will be forever grateful for you!

Donate to Alyssa’s GoFundMe Here!

Tweet bookmarking is coming, because you need more clutter in your online life 

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Twitter, the social network that redefined the term “information overload,” is working on a feature that’ll make it easier to bookmark those cool tweets that deserve a second look.

Announced by several key Twitter employees, including product VP Keith Coleman, the new feature could be called “save for later.”

According to Coleman, this has been a “top request,” and Twitter wants user feedback before they push out a final version of the feature.

And Associate Product Manager at Twitter, Jesar Shah, has implied that the feature might first become available in Japan.

As she pointed out, there are roundabout ways to bookmark a tweet — for example, you can DM it to yourself, like it or retweet it. But a dedicated “save for later” button is probably a better option than cluttering your direct messages and likes.

Shah also shared an “early prototype” of the feature in a short video (below), but said the final version of the feature is “likely to change.” In her example, the feature is simply called “Bookmarks.”

We’ve pinged Twitter about details on this new feature, and will update this post when we hear from them.

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Upload Once, Blog Anywhere: Photos from Google

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Google Photos is one of the most popular ways of storing and sharing photos online. WordPress.com is one of the most popular ways to blog. Wouldn’t it be great if they played well together — if you could use photos you’ve uploaded to Google on your site?

We thought so, too: starting today, you can browse, search, and copy photos from your Google account right from your blog posts and pages. Introducing: photos from Google!

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If I Were a Plant ~ #poetry #whimsical

Love this!!!!

Night Owl Poetry - Dorinda Duclos


If I were a plant, what would I be?
Perhaps not a plant, maybe a tree?
One that grows tall, since I’m really short
Then I can build, a neat little fort
Climb in my house, stationed up high
Breathe in the air, watch the clouds drifting by
Listen, as the birdies, sing in their nests
Yes, this is the place I would love best


But, wait, as a plant, I could grow flowers
People would care for me, hours and hours
Give me a clipping, tame back my roots
Always making sure I look very cute
Until, at last, I am blossoming full
Then out come the scissors, and I feel the pull
Snip, snip, snip, my blooms are all gone
Not exactly my idea of a beauty salon


So what should I be?
A plant or a tree?
I think perhaps
I just like being me

Author’s note: …

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