Saving 🔖 Post!

A while ago I tried to update my WordPress Android app. I noticed some major interface changes. The Reader view becomes prettier, other buttons as well, but the most important and the one I am going to discuss in this post is the bookmark symbol 🔖 button in place with Like and Comment. Well now, it more like the trilogy than with the Follow button.

10.2:

  • New feature: Something there caught your eye? Read it any time with Save for later!
  • Various bugfixes.

All of WordPress.com related products (website WordPress.com, iOS app, Android app) are open source. The above quote is from the Android GitHub page. In the version 10.2, there is a change which mentioned that the users can Save posts. This is huge for a user like me. Please note that this post will only about the Android app and maybe a little about WordPress.com, I won’t talk about the iOS because I don’t have one, hahaha.

Usage

I tried to find an article that officially created by WordPress.com but couldn’t find any, meh, I didn’t try hard (XD), and this is my attempt to make it as my own post. As usual, I open my Android app, I go to the Reader, I find a new streams/category called Saved Posts. It will be empty or doesn’t appear, oh wait, I’ll check it… yes, the category will be available, but it is empty. I tried removing my saved posts and there will be an undo button.

Choose another category: Discover, Followed Sites, My Likes, or tags you have. You should see a post-cards with the new Save button if there isn’t try updating your Android app first (^.^). After clicking a post, try changing the category into Saved Posts, and voilà, there is a post in that streams, it’s not really a stream I think because it’s waiting for you to update the records for it, haha.

While I was resting from writing this post, I finally found the post from WordPress.com blog Bookmark Posts with Save For Later. But don’t stop here, I’d like to talk more.

Save is like Like

I used to use the Like feature as much as I wanted it with this bookmark feature. When I find an interesting post, make some posts as my references, or just to mark a specific post, I use the Like button to save it for later. But sometimes, I forget why I liked the post before, have I finished reading the post? or I just marked it.

The Like feature works similarly with the Bookmark. There is a category for the posts I liked. All the posts that I’ve liked will appear in that category. As I said before, I use the Like for different reasons, but then when I don’t follow up or forget, it will just make a mess, and mostly it just doesn’t work for multiple purposes.

Save isn’t like Like

I haven’t used the Save feature that much, but at least now I can minimize the mess I make using Like. The Like feature will notify the post’s owner, I don’t think the Save will, so I can click it multiple times without “distracting” people. But the Like still win, why? Because it works for multiple platforms.

While the Save feature only works locally in an app, Like is more global. When I mark a post using Like on the web for example, and then I open the mobile app, it will appear in the My Likes category. The Bookmark category doesn’t even exist in the web stream.

Seollenda me likey ⭐ Me likey likey likey ⭐ Me likey likey likey ⭐ Dugeundugeundugeun ❤️❤️

Do you know the reference for my post title? Let’s just not talk about it, instead I just want to use the word, likey or like. Based from urbandictionary.com likey means u really like something a lot, example in a sentence, my shoes are so cute…I likey. #like #a lot #really #likey #likes ~ by Nickeshia May 26, 2006.

In Facebook you know the reaction feature, it used to be a thumbs up button only. In Twitter or Instagram there is a love button. And for this platform there is a star button mostly in every post. This thing is like after you perform something in front of public and after that the crowd give you applause. I imagine that the feature work something like that in the real world.

In my blogger award posts I also ask question about this like thing. What does like mean to you? Now, I’m going to answer it myself…

In this WordPress.com world, I use the like feature to show my appreciation for a post, nudge people so I can appear on their notifications, reacted to them after something (for example after someone likes my thing I like back)/ showing them that I currently active, and still many more… there is always something new usage from this feature I find once in a while.

After 120 posts like in a row, I can’t like anymore post!

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In fact, I don’t really like reading sometimes, when I had a new post for example or when I want someone to like my post back, I do spam likes! After a while I realized that I can’t like anymore, I wonder why… I’m thinking that to do something like that is just annoying, me being annoying. I was really sad that I can’t like anymore, until something happened…

Probably an hour after my unreliable action happened I desperately trying to like again, hoping that it will work, and it did! I’m super happy… I did another 120 posts likes… and I was being sad again… and again… and again… until I realized something…

This behavior is really bad. That’s why I can’t like 1000 posts in a row! probably, or maybe not… because there is something else…

I can like comments as many as I like

This method is super effective! I can make people notice me by liking all of their comments. without limit. huahahaha! I just like the comments I don’t even read it, just like what I did to the posts. But then someone seems doesn’t notice me anymore, how can she doesn’t notice me, her notifications should be filled by my name, how can she ignore me, how, how!

Comment Likes Option

For mobile phone user, I use the one for android platform. I click the man figure menu which is Account/User/Profile/Me section, and there is a bell symbol, I see Other sub menu and a line says Comments on other sites. There a lot of options about likes! and the one that make her ignore me should be the Notifications tabLikes on my comments toggle is not blue! I’m sure of it!

For web or computer desktop user, I can do the same thing just like from mobile. But there is more options in there, like email options device options in one screen. I can’t do this no more!


I don’t know, is like a bad thing? Probably, can be, so how I’m suppose to make people notice me? Maybe giving their work in this case post writing, reading it word by word, enjoy it, is just the best method to do this, not the quickest but the most pleasant way…

Sunshine Blogger Award

The Sunshine Blogger is an award given to bloggers by bloggers for bringing creativity, positivity and sunshine into the lives of readers.

Especially for Jan, I think there will be no annoucement related to tag from me, I just spent too much thinking about it… Thank you so much for mentioning me in your posts… Arya, Jan Moss, Paolo, I hope you understand why I don’t write a new post for this… and hopefully you enjoy my answers for your questions…

I’m really happy to be mentioned on one of my favorite blog! Winnie in Musings Mom of three teenagers blogging journey. Brace me self, huge traffic coming! But I’m really sorry for you, this probably won’t affect yours since this is just updated post, I will mention one of your post in future post, it’s already on drafts *prettyhappyforme*

Air hug for my friend L from A Book World! I’m sorry for air hugging you, this is because you are so friendly, is it too much?. Cringe? Well, I hold back too much thought so I will let this one slip. I will answer the 12th question here What made you nominate me? because 12 is not prime number (me trying to be handsome like Nathan from A Brilliant Young Mind (2014)).

I was like you, I had a hard time finding nominations, nominees? awardees? I really don’t understand how to use those kind of words. So I went through my readers (I really don’t have the courage to call it what it is because it’s too much of responsibility), and try contacting them by adding a comment on a random post to see if you are currently active or not. But don’t think this is just random, let’s call it, fate!

Those two weird paragraphs is dedicated to Tom from Tomos James, hahaha! Sorry! Go Big or Go Home! Let’s see how readers will react with the updates. This probably will only be read by 4 person: myself, L, Tom, and my lovely new friend Daman.

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Hi Daman! This kind of funny, I nominate myself, hahaha, not funny? okay. I try my best to understand all of my readers because when I published a post it will appear on their feeds or email, so this time I commented on Daman’s Blog although it’s not my only motive, it’s called aboveandbeyondtheinfinity or thisisdamanblog? Oh, you’re going to write a post about it, I’ll happily waiting for your new post! *lovelove*

Big Thank you to the amazing Issy and Rishab from Wandering Waffles, appletomypiee and francescawho from Diary of a Twenty Something for the nomination, their blogs are super awesome please make sure that you check them out!

Questions & Answers

From Arya

  1. Q: Do anyone knows about your blog outside?i.e.friends,family.What does they think about it?
    A: No one.
  2. Q: What is true friendship?
    A: Argh! so hard to answer, I don’t know.
  3. Q: What u think about love and poetry? Do u think that they both are related?
    A: I don’t do poetry, I know some lyrics from love songs, it’s part of communication, the unknown feeling, sometimes it doesn’t make sense, I don’t know what I talking about, I think they are related, your questions are so hard to answer, Arya!
  4. Q: What’s your favorite quote and how much it means to u?
    A: “And I did not create the jinn and mankind except to worship Me.” 51:56. It shows why I am created.
  5. Q: What’s your favorite song and the lines in it that moved you?
    A: Sweet Caroline. Sweet Caroline, good times never seemed so good.
  6. Q: When you were counting your last breaths which moment of your school life u want to experience again?
    A: When I started how to count in math subject.
  7. Q: What u think about your parents?
    A: They are pretty cool, they are old, but they are cool.
  8. Q: What blogging means to u?
    A: Best social media where content matter.
  9. Q: What do u think about Hitler’s ghost? If u get a chance to meet him will u say a yes? Why?
    A: I don’t really know the story about him, I heard that he kill so many people, so I would say yes, to know the reason, knowing the truth, I don’t know.
  10. Q: What u are UNDERSTAOOD by the topic ” A DEAD LYING LIFE”?
    A: I believe that there is a life after death here in the world.
  11. Q: How much a piece of paper mean to u?
    A: It can be a lot of things, although it’s now digital, I still love to use paper, it’s real.

From Jan

  1. Q: What is your favourite animal and why?
    A: Cat, I don’t know they are just cute animal.
  2. Q: What is your favourite film?
    A: I still go with Boyhood (2014)
  3. Q: Watch would be your power if you were a superhero?
    A: Based on the movies I watched, Tech skill like Tony Stark.
  4. Q: What is your favourite non alcoholic drink?
    A: Red Bull, here it’s called KratingDaeng I think.
  5. Q: What was your first pet and its name?
    A: I don’t remember, I’m not really the one who decide to have a pet at home, when I lived alone I never had a pet, I can give you the name Milo though, our recent cat, he is so cute.
  6. Q: If you had the chance to go back and change something in your life what would it be?
    A: I would never smoking, I hope no further question for this, I know it’s bad.
  7. Q: If you could have three wishes from a genie what would they be?
    A: Money, flying carpet, more wishes, no, my own island.
  8. Q: What is your favourite item of clothing?
    A: Casual, long pants and t-shirt.
  9. Q: If you could only have one more holiday in your life. It’s your last ever…. Where would you go?
    A: Mecca, Saudi Arabia
  10. Q: When you were a child what did you want to be when you grew up?
    A: A european football player.
  11. Q: If you won £10,000 what would you do with it?
    A: I would use it to complete the 5 pillars of Islam.

From Paolo

  1. Q: If you were to be stranded on a island and could have one book with you what book would you want to have?
    A: My religion sacred book, Quran
  2. Q: Who would you consider to be one of your role models and why?
    A: Again, related to my religion, Muhammad SAW. I don’t know him that well, but based on stories I heard, he is considered to be the finest leader with the highest moral values.
  3. Q: Why did you start your blog?
    A: I want to learn to write, make a good content, I need to start somewhere, and I think this is where I start.
  4. Q: What is your least favorite thing about blogging?
    A: In this platform, WordPress.com, there are a lot of platforms, mobile app, web, calypso, and the site itself, some content doesn’t work on some platforms, so I need to think how to alter my content.
  5. Q: What is something you wish you could be better at?
    A: I wish I could be better at reading, understand all kind of posts in one reading trial.
  6. Q: Favorite place you’ve traveled to so far and why?
    A: Jakarta, Indonesia. There are huge range of things in there, feels like I can see everything, places, people, etc.
  7. Q: Pancakes or Waffles?
    A: I barely eat them, I’ll go with Pancakes.
  8. Q: Favorite music to dance too?
    A: Dangdut, it is a genre of Indonesian folk and traditional popular music that is partly derived from Hindustani, Malay, and Arabic music.
  9. Q: What is your go to karaoke song?
    A: She’s gone, steelheart!!!
  10. Q: Best piece of advice for other bloggers out there?
    A: Read posts from other bloggers as much as you can, and try to understand them.
  11. Q: If you could hang out with anyone in the world for 1 day who would you want it to be?
    A: Morgan Freeman.

From Winnie

  1. Q: How can you inspire the youth today?
    A: To write better, I believe that good words will inspire, like Winnie inspire me.
  2. Q: What is your idea of fun?
    A: Right now, reading posts from other blogs and writing in my blog. I’m not sure I understand the question, hahaha.
  3. Q; What are subjects in school you’re good at?
    A: Math. I’m one of the sources for final Exam! So funny…
  4. Q: Who is your inspiration? Why?
    A: Prophet Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم, and currently my blogger friends, you one of the best Winnie, hahaha. The prophet I still learning, so I can’t talk much about it. The blogger friends, they inspire me with words, but why? I believe reading more of their posts make me write better.
  5. Q: How do you come up with ideas for your blog?
    A: When I first created the blog I actually have no idea what it’s going to be about, just like previous question answer, posts from other bloggers inspire more for a lot new ideas, just connecting it with my own experiences.
  6. Q: What is your genre of books?
    A: I don’t really read books, but I’d say history.
  7. Q: Do you have a sweet tooth? What are your favorites?
    A: I need to google sweet tooth, hahaha. Fried chicken, chicken satay, basically all kind of chicken food.
  8. Q: What are your hobbies?
    A: Currently reading and writing, watching movies, I used to watching soccer/football games, playing soccer/football and futsal.
  9. Q: What is your favorite color?
    A: Black and White? are these colors? Red then.
  10. Q: What will be your legacy?
    A: Hahaha, I don’t know how to answer this, I’m still in my twenties, I don’t have to answer it now right?
  11. Q: Describe yourself in one word.
    A: Hard

From L

  1. Q: What does blogging, or writing in general, mean to you?
    A: It means creating an artifact. It’s not only in my head, other people can see it too if they found it!
  2. Q: ‎What do you aim at while blogging? (What’s your main purpose?)
    A: In this exact platform, I wanna learn, anything, I still don’t know why do I live.
  3. Q: ‎Where do you see yourself in the future? What do you aspire to be?
    A: I’m not a youngster anymore, so I don’t really have plans. I just hope that I’m in the right path, straight path, with happy feeling so my intention would be genuine.
  4. Q: What do you like and dislike in my blog? (Very important :v)
    A: Hahaha, pacman emoji! well, I need to go through your posts! I’m not a fan of a book review, I have a book that I need to read and it’s like forever reading it, and you showing off your book list? I’m starting to love poems, it’s more personal, I’m a noob about this. Something like ~ Le Langage et la Pensée: A Reflection. ~ is really good!
  5. Q: What is your source(s) of inspiration when you write? And who is your number one idol?
    A: Prophet Muhammad. Oh, now I need to read 2 “book”! My writing is just my stupidity so there are no link in this!
  6. Q: What’s your favourite book(s) ever? (I put an s ’cause I know the struggle.)
    A: I’m gonna say it now. Quran.
  7. Q: If you could ever order a manual about anything in life, what would it be entitled? (Be specific. e.g. How to Be a Better Lover? Or: How to Make Killer Spaghetti?)
    A: I’m not sure if you will be satisfied with my answer, hahaha! How to Live My Life (with CDs).
  8. Q: What is the thing you want to improve in yourself as a person and as a blogger?
    A: In this case my English.
  9. Q: If there’s something you want to change in the whole world, what will this thing be? (If you have way too many as I’m sure you do, state the ones you really want changed.)
    A: Ahhhh! I don’t know! Okay, about hate, why can’t I just be happy all the time.
  10. Q: If you were ever granted a wish, what will this wish be? (Yes, only one.)
    A: To get another wish, wait! Nevermind, I wish I knew all the truths!
  11. Q: ‎Ask a question of your choice and answer it! (Surprise me! LOL.) hahaha, you copying me, 😛 ~ What Kind Of Girl Are You Attracted To? No! WOULD YOU RATHER HAVE A PHOTOGRAPHIC MEMORY OR GAIN AN EXTRA 40 IQ POINTS?
    A: Photographic Memory, reference from Sheldon The Big Bang Theory, but only the memory not anything else. Surprise! No? Okay.

From Daman

  1. Q: What’s the story behind your blog name?
    A: This is just like my questions but smarter! A Qoder’s Blog – that’s the name of my blog, it’s pretty self-explanatory, A Qoder(noun) create a Blog, it’s like my aunt’s pen, does it make sense?. Probably the question is what a Qoder? It’s from the word code something that I write as a programmer – code, C+ode, I change the C with Q so it will sound more middle eastern plus R in the end to make it a noun. What was I writing?
  2. Q: What’s the most exciting thing you have ever done?
    A: I try looking this on my long-term memory’s blocks but couldn’t find anything except, Joining wordpress!
  3. Q: When did you first started writing?
    A: well, I assume about blogging, I actually have created so many blogs I lost count. But for this blog I started my first post in 14th December 2017.
  4. Q: What’s your happiest memory?
    A: Again my long-term memory, I’d say chatting with L and Daman.
  5. Q: Do you have any dream destination?
    A: Mekah or Mecca? It’s actually a must for me, but become a Dream destination recently.
  6. Q: If money was not a factor, what would be your dream job?
    A: Travelling Blogger like cogitoesoterica? Sorry, I’m adding you in the loop, again!
  7. Q: What’s your favourite movie?
    A: Currently, Boyhood (2014)
  8. Q: Name one thing from your bucket list?
    A: Stop smoking, is it can be? Go To the top of Himalaya!
  9. Q: On a scale of 1-10 how happy are you today?
    A: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10, 6 for the digit!
  10. Q: How important is a second chance to you? Would you give second chances to people?
    A: Yes and No, I’m getting tired, hahaha, sorry!
  11. Q: Are you single?
    A: Yes, Yes I am!

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From appletomypiee on Sunshine blogger award #4

  1. Q: What do you think about my blog ?
    A: Overall you have a nice blog, the content is so personal and it’s good. But when I go to your domain appletomypiee.wordpress.com not through wordpress.com reader I see some abandoned things, like text widget, the about page, and your first post. I don’t know if you intend to do that.
  2. Q: Where are you from ?
    A: I’m from Indonesia, you probably heard it as Bali, but I’m really from Magelang, Jawa Tengah.
  3. Q: Your hobby ?
    A: I guess I’m getting old, I used to play football/soccer/futsal all the time it’s been about 6 months since the last time, now my Hobby is reading and writing through WordPress.com.
  4. Q: Your mother tongue ?
    A: Indonesian, Javanese, Ngapak.
  5. Q: What will you do if the person you love and trust the most hurts you badly ?
    A: I look at myself what I did wrong, if there is something wrong it’s just something that have to be.
  6. Q: Do you forgive people easily ??
    A: I think so, right now I don’t remember hating someone.
  7. Q: Aim of your life ??
    A: Well, I wanna be a good, kind person.
  8. Q: Your favourite blogs ?
    A: Hmmm, I will research about this more, will update later, haha…
  9. Q: Your favourite food ?
    A: Chicken, I love chicken so much!
  10. Q: Whom you love the most ?
    A: Someone, someone from the past. I don’t know how to use whom or who!
  11. Q: Which thing you miss the most ?
    A: I miss someone, someone from the past.

From francescawho

  1. Q: What/who inspired you to start a blog?
    A: Myself?
  2. Q: Which of your blog posts so far is your favourite and why?
    A: This post, because it involves other bloggers and I’m really happy to interact with them.
  3. Q: What have you enjoyed about blogging so far?
    A: I love everything, blogging teach me a lot of things, but most of it is the reading part.
  4. Q: Describe yourself in 5 words.
    A: Moody, Angry, Awesome, Alone, Cute.
  5. Q: If you could change anything in the world right now, what would it be?
    A: The ignorance and honesty.
  6. Q: Your most treasured posession and why?
    A: My will to live
  7. Q: What goals have you set for yourself/your blog?
    A: I want to make as many friends as I can
  8. Q: What have you found difficult about blogging so far?
    A: Understanding the people, there are so many differences!
  9. Q: How do you unwind after a busy or stressful day?
    A: Go straight to bed.
  10. Q: Name something on your bucket list
    A: Stop smoking.
  11. Q: Describe one of the happiest days of your life!
    A: The time when I can make other person happy.

From appletomypiee

  1. Q: What is your priority in life ?
    A: As a human being my priority is being kind to others
  2. Q: Things you do when you are bored ?
    A: Currently I try to find posts from blogs and read it, there is always a really interesting post!
  3. Q: Things you do when you miss someone ?
    A: I’m trying my best to pray that he/she will be in peace.
  4. Q: What will you do to make your day happy ?
    A: I really don’t know, my heart decide when to feel happy, sometimes I try to do what makes me happy previously but it doesn’t work.
  5. Q: Would you like to change the past or see the future ?
    A: Both, I tried to make a time machine that works both ways, to the past and the future, but if I need to choose one I need to see the future, the past will trap me in an infinite loop I think.
  6. Q: Your favourite movie ?
    A: Recently, Boyhood 2014
  7. Q: Which place you will like to visit ?
    A: Everywhere I can reach, even another planet, but most of it Mecca
  8. Q: Which thing you miss the most ?
    A: I miss someone, someone from the past.
  9. Q: Biggest regret in your life ?
    A: My smoking habit.
  10. Q: Whom you love the most in this world ?
    A: I love someone, someone from the past.
  11. Q: With whom you would like to spend your time most family ,friends or boyfriend/girlfriend ?
    A: With myself.

From Issy and Rishab

  1. Q: What inspired you to start blogging?
    A: I spent more than 30 minutes thinking about this, I’m gonna skip it for now and back after I found the answer.
  2. Q: Which post of yours, do you consider the best one and why?
    A: The best one is from another planet I mean domain https://yuulye.github.io/post/tic-tac-toe.html, because It has everything that I Imagine I would create a post as a programmer.
  3. Q: What is your favourite sport?
    A: Soccer/Football
  4. Q: What was the last place you have travelled to?
    A: Yogyakarta, Indonesia
  5. Q: What language do you want to learn and why?
    A: Indonesia, English, Arabic – My mother tongue, International Language, related to my religion.
  6. Q: Name 3 of your pet peeves.
    A: The feel of chalk, People who are chronically late, People smoking not on the right place (I smoke).
  7. Q: What is that place you don’t want to travel to and why?
    A: What’s with this question, hahaha, I want to go everywhere!
  8. Q: What would you be, if you weren’t a blogger?
    A: I would try to create a time machine!
  9. Q: What is your thought on being vegan?
    A: It’s good, healthy, I’m not an expert but I heard things
  10. Q: What’s that one skill that you always wanted to learn?
    A: Anger/Mood Management
  11. Q: Do you want a build a community? If yes, then what would it be aiming at?
    A: I want to, something like reverse Illuminati

The Rules

  • Thank the blogger(s) who nominated you in the blog post and link back to their blog.
  • Answer the 11 questions the blogger(s) asked you.
  • Nominate 11 new blogs to receive the award and write them 11 new questions.
  • List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award Logo in your post and/or on your blog.

Nomination

These are my nominees, please do visit their blogs, I love them…

  1. Hannathegrace – Write Under The Light
  2. A Book World!
  3. cogitoesoterica – smalltimejetsetter
  4. Our Beautiful Lies
  5. mysticwriter2002 – poetic essence
  6. saideepti999
  7. What if We all Cared?
  8. Syed Danish – just opinion
  9. a strange way of life
  10. Mariam Naveed – Women Diaries07
  11. Tomos James

My Questions

  1. What can I call you? (real/internet name)
  2. What does it mean?
  3. What is your site name?
  4. What does it mean?
  5. What is your blog description?
  6. How important is it for you a blog description?
  7. When did you start blogging?
  8. What kind of content do you like to read from a blog? (Music, humor, religion, tech, tips, or something like that with explanation)
  9. What does like mean to you?
  10. What does comment mean to you?
  11. Create a question on your own and answer it!

Misconception between Me and a WordPress.com Site, Probably

I write about me in the About Page of my blog and that is just wrong! But how should I know? It’s simple, you are a person or a internet user and your blog is the product that you’ve created. Write your blog’s information in the blog’s about page, and set up your profile in the me section or gravatar.

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Me🔖

I create a new account on WordPress.com and I have to create a site. So I fill in the inputs, one of them is the site name, after done configuring the site, I am directed to a new screen to create an account. I have some input boxes and one of them is login name, and it is already filled with the same site name, I should change it to a user related name, it is for account login not a site login right?

I successfully created my account and site, the first thing I want to do is changing my profile picture, because that is very important. I see the user menu on the right top side after the bell icon on my page, I click it. I am in my profile page wordpress.com/me, I see boxes about me like first, last, public display name, and About me textarea ← this is where I should write about me as a person, right? And then I see a text after those fields that say, “This information will be displayed publicly on your profile and in Gravatar Hovercards.

Gravatar🔖

I go to your profile link and it directs me to a whole new domain, en.gravatar.com/{username}. It’s not WordPress, what is this? It’s gravatar.

A Gravatar is a Globally Recognized Avatar, gravatar is a free service for site owners, developers, and users.

I try to access the gravatar alone without login and I can only create a gravatar account when I create a WordPress.com account, I am confused. I want to create a gravatar account but I have to create WordPress.com account which make me creating a site or blog. But I already have my account and I login using it. Later I find out that this is called WordPress.com Connect.

WordPress.com Connect 🔖

Chances are that you’re here because you use (or would like to use) one of the fancy services created by Automattic — perhaps VaultPress, Akismet, Polldaddy, Gravatar, IntenseDebate, or a third-party service — and you’ve been asked to create or log into a WordPress.com account to do so.

With WordPress.com Connect, one username and one password allows you to access these services. You save time and hassle not having to maintain and remember unique login credentials for each service.

Continue, I log in the en.gravatar.com, I need to authorize the app because it is a new connection between apps, WordPress.com and Gravatar. I go to My Profile section and there are another inputs, it’s already filled with my inputs in the wordpress.com/me page. I try to change the records and you know what, I visit wordpress.com/me again and see the records changed just like my changes in the gravatar. I become more confused, is it the same thing? WordPress.com == Gravatar?

Profile Hovercards 🔖

I have made some posts and I try to visit one of my post. In the post page I see a section called published by. I see my avatar there, I move my mouse pointer to the avatar cause I want to know if this works like facebook, you know, when you hover someone profile picture you see a hovercard of that person and yes there it is a hovercard for my avatar. If you don’t see yours check yoursite.url/wp-admin/ → Settings → Discussion → Avatars. ← this thing is not appear in my new WordPress.com calypso site setting, I need to go to the old backend.

gravatar-hovercard

There is also a View Complete Profile link, it directs me to my gravatar profile page en.gravatar.com/{username}, and that is how people should see my user profile. So, what should I write in the blog about page?

About Page 🔖

I should write anything about what my blog is all about. If I want to know the detail about a person I should visit their gravatar profile page.


Nothing is wrong 🔖

It is probably just not the best practice of using the platform. In the new WordPress.com I can still use the old stuff, so I guess the system is not changed entirely it is just still in the phase of migrating so in the future it will be more changes and updates. What about you? Do you have similar impression with mine? I’d like to know if you have similar or different experience and approaches with me.

Falling Snow until January ❄️

You can add Falling Snow on your WordPress website until January 4th. You can go to My Sites → Settings → General → Site Profile → Holiday Snow (Click the toggle and Save Settings) or You can go to {your-site.wordpress.com}/wp-admin → Settings → General → Snow (Check the checkbox input and Save Changes), after that You can visit your website URL and the snow should be falling.

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I have never seen snow with my own eyes, never touch it with my hands. It’s sad! I really want to experience snow. Probably I will add this to my new year resolution since I didn’t have one yet. Enough about the self pity, move on to the post. If you are interested knowing more about WordPress.com Holiday Snow feature keep reading…

Let it snow! Let it snow!

But now regardless of the weather conditions wherever you’re spending this holiday season, you can at least have snow on your blog! Go to your Dashboard, then Presentation, then click on Extras and you’ll see this:

extras-snow

Check the box, hit save, and you and your visitors will see small white flakes of snow coming down on your blog. (This works best if you don’t have a theme with a white background.) Much like snow in Houston, the flakes won’t stay long on the ground, I think because our servers tend to be a little hot. This feature will be available for a limited time only, on January 2nd it will disappear until next year, but just imagine it as our little present to you, an opportunity to spread a little cheer.

It’s been around for 10 years! Thank You WordPress.com!

It’s JavaScript

Now is the time for me to talk. After toggling the feature, the snow started falling in my site. What actually happened? I check the source of my page clicking Ctrl + u buttons combination on my keyboard, then in the new tab I click search shortcut Ctrl + f enter “script” in the bar, Enter a few times, I see this

script

I click the link, it’s opening a new tab

wp-js

It is JavaScript that make my page snowing! Is it what real snow looks like?

falling-snow


There is not much I can do to modify the snow in the page. I want more! So I created my own snow with help from http://www.schillmania.com/projects/snowstorm. The result just like this post featured image you can view the live version here. Happy holidays!

The Liebster Award 🏆

Based on the post from a site called Wandering Waffles by Issy and Rishab, this blog have been nominated for its first ever blogger’s award: The Liebster Award. Thank You! 😄

I just found their blog about a week ago and I haven’t really read anything about it, I just opened the site in order to write this post so I can talk something about them, sorry 😁 and actually I want to know the reason why @wanderingwaffles nominate this blog…

About The Liebster Award

the-liebster-award

I will just quote from @wanderingwaffles about the award

So, what is the Liebster award? We bloggers do spend a lot of time reading, researching and writing, and we also like awarding ourselves. This is exactly what this award is. The name is inspired by the German word “Liebster” which means dearest, most beloved one, in English. This basically speaks for itself what the award is about 🙂


The rules for the Liebster Award are:

  • Acknowledge the blog that gave it to you and display the award
  • Answer the 11 questions that the blogger gives you
  • Give 11 random facts about yourself
  • Nominate 11 blogs and notify them of their nomination
  • Give these blogs 11 questions to answer

Answering Questions

  1. Q: Why is blogging important for you?
    A: I’m not good at communicating, hope with blogging I can improve that.
  2. Q: How well do your friends and family accept the fact that, you are a blogger?
    A: No one that know my real identity knows
  3. Q: How will you spend Christmas?
    A: I don’t celebrate Christmas, I just spent it with my family
  4. Q: Marvel or DC 😀 ?
    A: I’m Batman
  5. Q: What is your thoughts on Vegans?
    A: I wish I were one it seems healthy, but from my experience I need to pay more for a delicious vegan food
  6. Q: If you are working out, where do you prefer to do it? At home, in the gym or in the park?
    A: I do jogging, I can run every where usually near the place I stay
  7. Q: What would be that one food you can stop eating and never miss it? Why?
    A: Chicken – satay, fried chicken, processed chicken
  8. Q: What is your dream place to visit and why?
    A: Mecca. I need to complete my Islam
  9. Q: What would have you been doing, if you weren’t a Blogger?
    A: I don’t know. I don’t really like photography and to shy to record myself on a video.
  10. Q: Would you rather eat garlic and talk with your crush or
    A: or 😁
  11. Q: If you could chose one super power which one would it be? Why?
    A: Turn back time. I almost regret everything

Random Facts About myself

  1. Male
  2. 27 y.o.
  3. Moslem
  4. Indonesian
  5. Single
  6. 💛 Football
  7. ❤️ Math
  8. 💚 Computer Science
  9. Programmer
  10. Since 2011
  11. > 10 companies

The Blogs I’d Like to Nominate

  1. DystopianCitzn Blog ~ Ayah

    Book Reviews. Author Interviews. Short Stories. Journal. and much more

  2. A Booknerd Travels ~ Annie Yordanova

    books, travel, photography, lifestyle

  3. GunjanInks ~ Gunjan Rani

    Books, Poetries, and Stories.

  4. “The Interminable Thoughts✍️” ~ Dhilshaa❤

    You will never know untill you speak up, how effective your thoughts are….

  5. poetic essence ~ Nikita Arora

    Just explore whats inside you. And reach the forbidden. stay there for sometime; discover everything as real ; go through your zones ; fight till last breath ; at last when you get yourself home with full imaginative mind ; just sit down on a lonely place and spill it all out on papers . never follow whats other doing ; take the best and try to improve the worst; try to make comparison in you only . when you will succeed the life is yours. dont tell whole feelings write them in words. stick to the real points and ignore unwanted flirts . be straightforward till the ends . speak always truth ; as a result you will never have to bend . be nicer than nice ; be rhyming as flaws. be straightforward from mind and be clear from unwanted thoughts; here i write words experienced in real life ; straightforwardly in a particular line ! i write every type harsh; loving etc just waiting for you to read and if you ever change ; the pleasure is all mine.😇 yours – mystic

  6. This Girl’s Got Curves ~ Kimberly

    A navigation of the bipolar life

  7. yaskhan ~ Yasmin Khan

    Poetry, free verse, haiku, senryu, photography, books, art, philosophy , nature.

  8. Try to get it! ~ Sohair Ana

    A blog about Qoran and Islam

  9. Touch My Spine Book Reviews ~ Dani Pirok

    “☆~A Down to Earth and Honest Book Blog from a Free-Spirited and Custom Bilbliophile~☆”

  10. The Write Direction ~ Ayesha Syed

    ~Que Sera Sera~

  11. WELCOME TO CRYSTAL’S SITE(ORIGINALLY COUNTRY LIVING) ~ Crystal Stewart

    FAMILY, COUNTRY LIVING, ANIMALS AND MORE

My Questions

  1. What does your name mean?
  2. How do you name your blog?
  3. How important is it for you a blog description?
  4. When do you start blogging?
  5. What kind of content do you like to read from a blog?
  6. What does WordPress.com like feature mean to you?
  7. What does WordPress.com comment feature mean to you?
  8. What do you like the most from your blogging experience?
  9. What do you hate the most from your blogging experience?
  10. What is the most important thing in your life?
  11. Create your own question and answer it!

Some of the blogs I nominate have already created their Liebster Award post, but for you who read my post probably want to check their blogs, they are awesome! Once again thank your @wanderingwaffles for mentioning my blog on yours!

wp-admin Dashboard

What platform You use to open WordPress.com? I mostly use the website one. If You are like me How do You usually manage Your content? Do You know that You can hit the URL {your-site.url}/wp-admin? This will bring You to the backend of your WordPress site.

WordPress.com site administration has moved little by little from the WP Admin dashboard to the new-ish Calypso dashboard since it’s introduction two years ago. There are still many features that are ultimately handled in the WP Admin dashboard, even if they start out in the Calypso dashboard. Some examples include changing your site address, transferring site ownership, approving a new Viewer on a Private site, adding links to a blog roll, adding a poll to your site, disallowing comments on media files, emptying your site content without deleting your entire site, and many others.

A new user might not even know what wp-admin is. I’m new here but I have been familiar with WordPress, I usually try the WordPress.org and install it by myself. I just recently using WordPress.com and wondering the difference between them. I’m sure that they are both the same thing with different look and place. Now I’m going to talk about the wp-admin in more detail so if You are a desktop computer user and using the desktop website of WordPress.com You maybe want to read what I’m going to talk about.

Dashboard

There are few items I can see from my wp-admin dashboard like: welcome(I don’t actually know what to call this one), At a Glance, Quick Draft, Activity, WordPress Events and News, Your Stuff, Stats and What’s Hot.

Welcome

This section is just like a simple application greeting but it has some usable links like how to get started, technical questions, write a post, general settings, your profile, select theme, upgrades, WordPress.tv. I know some of them but I don’t even know what WordPress.tv is. I will probably check the link after this. The screen can also be hidden but I don’t know if I hide it how I bring it back, so for now I will just leave appear in my dashboard.

welcome

At a Glance

at-a-glance

This section has some info about Your writing content like How many posts, pages, and comments are in your site. It also has a brief information about what theme You use. Other than those, there are also the thing about akismet I don’t actually look up about this yet but in this screen it gives me the information spam comments. The last thing I can see in this part is Storage Space. I can see about this information from the Calypso, but the difference is this is more detail. I can see numbers from the wp-admin, if I look at the Calypso I will only see 0% but here I know the exact Byte.

compare-storage

Activity

activity

Activity box contains information about posts and comments, the recent published posts and recent comments on your site not comment that you’ve made in the platform. There is also tabs that can bring You to manage comments grouped by All, Pending, Approved, Spam and Trash.

Quick Draft

Me personally really like this draft thing than from the Calypso. It has really simple interface and doesn’t have automatic save feature (some time I will tell You why I don’t like the automatic save). And the most important thing is it works really well, when You Save Draft it doesn’t reload the whole page, it just load partially the Quick Draft and there it is the new Draft.

quick-draft

WordPress Events and News

events

You can organize an event through WordPress! I haven’t tried it, but based on this section I think I can. There aren’t any events scheduled near you at the moment. Would you like to organize one?. I would love to. There are some links like survey, Dev Blog, WPTavern, Matt: Design in Kentucky, Meetups, WordCamps, News. I don’t know any of them, I might try to checkout later.

Your Stuff

This is where I usually track what I was commenting. In the calypso I don’t see convenient way to do this. This part contains comment activity You’ve made or someone commented on your site. But the links for comment You’ve made for other site is not detailed, it just shows You the URL to the blog, not jump to the comment part.

your-stuff

Stats

stats

This is the only part where I prefer to use the Calypso. I believe that You can see everything about your site stats in there.

What’s Hot

WordPress.com Blog

whats-hot-blog

Latest

whats-hot-latest


Both versions will always be updated, the new one haven’t covered everything but it’s pretty, the wp-admin is powerful it is the base of the backend. I guess it worth checking out between the new and wp-admin once in a while.