A Portland Bicycle Reality Check

You know how Portland is super-duper white? Arguably the whitest major city in North America?

According to the US Census, Portland is 6.3% black.

According to just-released bicycle data, less than 6% of Portlanders commute by bike.

A random Portlander is more likely to be Black than they are to be a bike commuter.

Can we stop pretending like everyone does business by bicycle please?

Portland Bike Commuters

Portland Boil Water Notice

The city of Portland is currently under a citywide Boil Water Alert due to E.Coli in the water.

Don’t worry Portland, we’re laughing with you.

WordPress Power Blogging Tips – October 29th at the Portland WordPress Meetup

WordPress logoIf you’ve ever been interested in blogging better, or just listening to me perform an organized(ish) brain dump of a lot of WordPress power user blogging tips and tricks, you’ll want to be at the Portland WordPress meetup on October 29th. Daniel invited me to come and share some things with the group.

Topics to be covered include (but are not limited to):

  • idea management / article creation and workflow
  • writing in various places both within and outside of the WordPress interface
  • media tips
  • a few useful plugins
  • my newsletters and how they relate to my blogs
  • social, search, and incoming link strategery
  • things I schedule and automate vs. things I choose to do manually

What else is on your mind? If there’s something else related to content creation, publishing, or sharing that you’d like to hear about, leave a comment and I’ll see if I can help.

Support Local Charities with a Click to Bojack’s Blog

It’s buck-a-hit day over at Portland blogger Jack Bogdanski’s website; for each visitor to the site today he’ll be donating a dollar to charity. Please click over to his website and while you’re there, considering offering a few dollars of your own as a donation to his group of charities.

Jack offers up interesting commentary all year at no charge; once a year he asks readers to join him in donating to a worthy cause. Please consider helping.