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Upgrading to WordPress 3.2

As many of you probably know and are aware of, Wordpress 3.2 was released on July 4, 2011.

I am not usually one to jump right into upgrading especially when there is a major release or version upgrade involved in anything. I decided to wait a few days to see what others were saying about the upgrade.

After reading a few posts from people that had upgraded, most of it seemed fairly positive with successful results.

So then I started thinking about the plugins I have installed and whether they would work after upgrading or not. I researched the more popular ones I use over at http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/ and most claimed they would work. A few of them said not enough data yet.

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WordPress vs. Tumblr

How many times have you heard about Google, Twitter, Facebook, Microsoft, and Apple in the news? More like how many times in a given day have you heard or read something about them?

So I was a little surprised when I came across an article that actually mentioned Wordpress and Tumblr. Basically it was comparing Wordpress usage to Tumblr usage. According to the story Tumblr surpassed Wordpress in both the number of blogs, and the number of daily posts. The author kind of implied that Wordpress could be on the decline comparing it to MySpace. While they suggested Tumblar could be gaining popularity like Facebook in the blog world anyway.

As far as I could tell they were only comparing Wordpress.com stats and details. They did not mention, nor include any reference or details regarding the number of people that host their own Wordpress website. If one were to add both Wordpress.com and Wordpress.org stats they would likely tell a different story.

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My WordPress Quest

And…so my Wordpress quest begins. I have pondered and even procrastinated creating a wordpress blog on more occasions than I can count now. Bottom line I guess is that I finally gave in and went for it.

I obviously will have a number of things to tweak and work out in the coming days and weeks, but at least it is a move in the direction I would like to go.

If you are looking for webmaster resources, tips, seo, marketing, and making money then in the near future you may want to follow this blog and add your input.

It is a dofollow blog with keywordluv and commentluv enabled so it is to your benefit. My homepage is pr3 and this blog was just recently linked to it so hopefully it will see at least a pr2-3 depending on where Google is with their update. Once the link juice starts moving it should do well.

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