Sheep Under Trees


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Sheep under trees – I’m really not sure – are they under the trees, or beneath the trees, or are both ways of saying it OK?

They are surely not below the trees, are they?

They are below the tree line, but that doesn’t count.

More Comment Spam

In the couple of days since I changed from to I have seen a big increase in spam comments.

What does it mean, Tonto?

I think it means that spambots prefer what look to them like main domains rather than ‘’ subdomains.

Should you buy a domain and No-Ads

Should you? Well if ‘painless and easy to do’ are all that’s holding you back, then go for it. I did.

After years (yes, years) of not liking ads on this site and even writing about them back in 2011 under the title WordPress Adds the Tackiest Ads – I finally bought the no-ads upgrade.

What tipped me into doing it was a humorous (well I thought so) thread in the the Volunteer support pages here in WordPress in which TimeThief and Auxclass explained the ins and outs of WordPress ads to a blogger.

At the same time as getting the no-ads upgrade, (well, I was in the mood now) I bought a domain.

So now the original subdomain under which I have been blogging here for years resolves to

I also bought the premium theme Cocoa, but only after buying it did I realise it has no sidebar options (only footer widget options) so I got a refund.

And the whole buy/deliver/refund process went very smoothly.

Kudos to the Automattic team.

So now I am looking for a theme again and I am kind of attracted to Broadsheet, but I will spend a bit more time thinking before jumping in and buying a theme this time around.

I know Rebs from ColderWeather likes the Linen theme – good choice – might choose that.

Update 25th July: Rebs is now blogging at Time And Tide.