Toronto’s few days of relatively warm weather were a nice reprieve from the bitter cold that most of the region had to deal with last week.
The timing couldn’t be better. We’ve just started a multi-month Fitbit Challenge to get the team off their butts. As you might expect, freezing cold — to the point of losing the feeling in your legs — isn’t exactly a motivator for getting outside and walking around. 🙂
Here’s what we’ve been checking out this week:
- ManageWP turns two. (Feels like they’ve been around for longer.)
- “I swear Facebook is slowly turning into Lotus Notes.”
- Cheaper alternative to a standing at your desk? Peddling!
- Calendar apps for your Mac. As a Windows user, I feel ostracized.
- Brian Gardner of Copyblogger has an awesome new house.
- Speaking of Mr. Gardner… check out his post on decluttering.
- Zapier makes dev updates, now “connect any service to Zapier”.
- Your offline systems can still be tapped into by the NSA via radio.
- Also from the Times: The new UX for their articles? So clean, so nice.
- Build Android and iOS-native apps in WordPress using AppPresser.
- Impressive: 40 maps that explain the world around us.
- Hail to the chief: Matt Mullenweg is now the CEO of Automattic.
- Don’t know what to write about? HubSpot’s Blog Topic Generator helps get the ideas flowing.
- Blogging for fun? Why not make some money while you’re at it?
- Also from ProBlogger: Finding the time to write blog posts.
- Better late than never: Google’s finally released an official WordPress plugin for publishers.
- Writing great posts, but lacking on the social media side of things? Moz’s Beginners Guide has you covered.
- Aesop’s Story Engine helps you craft media-rich posts, and they’re looking for supporters to help growth.
- Related: Build an audience through the power of storytelling.
- Not much of a storyteller? No sweat. Distilled covers the four types of content that every site needs.
- WPMUDEV’s taking a survey to learn what you look for in a WordPress theme.
- Speaking of themes: Check out their ultimate guide to free WordPress themes.
- “What good have I done today?” Steal these rituals for creative and productive days.
On the WPUniversity.com blog:
- Our WordCamp series continues with choosing a date.
- Team intern Sandy shares what she’s learned this week about speeding up your WordPress site.
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