Autosave, Ads, Alliteration in Site Updates

  • March 6, 2019, 9:56 a.m.
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Hey everyone,

How is it March already? Where did those other months go? What even is 2019?

I wanted to bring you all in the loop on what’s been going on the past few months. Things have been both busy and slow behind the scenes. I’ve done a lot of heavy lifting on the planning for the features coming down the pipe, but actual development has slowed. Our main developer has some ongoing crazy dayjob obligations, so things have stalled. The plan is to pick back up next month when he becomes more available. Excited to be able to put some tangible work into the site again.

One thing I’ve been looking at recently is ad revenue. For some reason, I’m seeing a 20% decline over the last two months, despite site traffic staying consistent. Ad blocker usage is still very low as well, so I’m stumped. If anyone has any experience with this kind of thing, please drop a line in the comments or shoot me an email. I’d love to chat.

I’ve seen a handful of entries floating around about autosave issues and wanted to clear up some of the functionality. What typically happens is that someone will type out an entry only to lose it when they navigate away. After some detective work, my best guess is that the issue is tied to entry titles. In order for entry backup to work, a title is required.

My hypothesis is that some users are waiting to title the entry until after they finish writing it, and then losing it along the way. I’m hoping to tweak that a bit next month, but in the meantime make a mental note to always plug a few characters into the title just to be safe. Thanks as ever for your patience, we’re getting there.

More soon.

sleepy pickle

<3,
-J


kmh. March 06, 2019

Thank you Josh :) We appreciate you.
And Mochi, I feel you.

SarahBeth March 06, 2019

Awwww, Mochi. ❤ thanks for the update!

J🌞DI March 06, 2019

Thanks for that tip on entry backups. :)

GypsyWynd March 06, 2019

Thanks for the update and the storage tip.
Nougat sends smooches to Mochi.

VioletJoker March 06, 2019

Awww Mochi. He and my pup can be pals. ☺️

Jigger March 06, 2019

Thank you!

Florentine March 06, 2019

Guilty of titling last! Guess I better rewire that habit. Thanks for the hard work.

girl in recession March 06, 2019

💯

hoki March 06, 2019

Entry Calendar, please.

thesunnyabyss March 07, 2019

thanks!
puppy!!!!!

Park Row Fallout March 07, 2019

THAT makes sense! My wife has finally decided to join the site and was talking to me about her piece on Toxic Masculinity disappearing. I laughed and told her how frequent that problem USED TO BE but if it happened again to reach out to you. Good to know how to resolve it! :)

rhizome March 07, 2019

thanks for the very helpful pro tip!

Deleted user March 07, 2019

Hey there!! Maybe a way to increase sales would be in the menu add and "upgrade" page so that even if we're logged in we can see that we can upgrade our accounts. :)

Firebabe March 08, 2019

Good Lord, am I the only person who doesn't even START writing an entry until I have a title? Score one for weird OCD quirks I suppose. :D

Deleted user March 08, 2019 (edited March 08, 2019)

Edited

Thanks ! Good to see an entry from you and see Moochi !

Lis March 08, 2019

^_^

crystal butterfly March 16, 2019

I've done reviews of several of your advertisers. Some only have a one star rating. And many I am not interested in.

Mr. Mofo March 18, 2019

I won't lie I have not been paying attention to the ads. I will try to do better on that.

Is your mochi okay?

KoolKat March 18, 2019

I used a site once that pre-filled the title in with something random and often witty or silly. Maybe you could make it do that?

velvet April 02, 2019

I adore puppy photos. <3
Is anybody else trying to write a new entry this morning and instead of a blank form getting their last entry? I can't get to a blank form, I have tried logging out, going to other pages, etc.

josh velvet ⋅ April 02, 2019

At the bottom of the screen under the publish button, there should be a “start over” link you can use to clear out the saved entry

velvet josh ⋅ April 02, 2019

thanks!

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