The Business of Craft

How I Got Rid of Blog Comment Spam

How I Got Rid of Blog Comment Spam

By on Apr 12, 2013 in The Business of Craft | 13 comments

I began writing the Pink Chalk Studio blog 7 years ago. I remember installing the Akismet plugin for spam. It caught everything. Then it stopped working. About a year ago I noticed that some older posts were getting bombarded with auto-generated type spam. My solution was to remove them all by hand and then close the comments on any posts over a year old. Then the...

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Allowing Others to Pin Your Content

Allowing Others to Pin Your Content

By on May 22, 2012 in The Business of Craft | 9 comments

I’ve always been very open about allowing people to use my images where ever they’d like. I’m a small business for goodness sakes, PLEASE use my images! We recently realized that images on the blog were blocked from being pinned to Pinterest. Eeek! That was not intentional. A little sleuthing led to Flickr. We post all images on the blog from the...

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The Farm Chicks Business Card Contest

The Farm Chicks Business Card Contest

By on Feb 20, 2012 in The Business of Craft | 52 comments

Carrie sent my business card into The Farm Chicks business card contest and guess what? We’re a finalist! They put us in the ‘Simple and Happy’ category, how sweet is that! Thank you to both Carrie and The Farm Chicks! You can see all the finalists and vote for a favorite on The Farm Chicks blog. There’s some fun prizes for you and me if we...

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