First Post From Path – a Test

This is just a test to see how Path posts to WordPress, which I just hooked it up to. – with Linda at Casa de Ladd

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About Rick Ladd

Since my retirement from Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne in 2010, I have spent quite a bit of energy on developing work as a social media marketer for small business, a business manager for an AI software development firm, and as an editor/proofreader for a number of business books and a couple of novels, as well as a two-year return engagement at Rocketdyne from 2015 to 2017. I have decided to stop actively pursuing business in these fields and am now positioning myself to be a writer. I have done quite a bit of writing over the years, but I’ve never really attempted to make any money at it; at least not specifically. I’m starting out with a couple of memoirs and, currently, I’m studying the craft, creating a detailed outline and timeline, and honing my skills as a storyteller. Pretty sure I’ll be writing some fiction as well. View all posts by Rick Ladd

2 responses to “First Post From Path – a Test

  • Andrea Louise Dawson Webster

    Looks like it worked fine. I’m curious about why you decided to use Path. Is it easier? More private/flexible? I wonder if it works in China. I hadn’t heard of Path before. I wonder how they plan to make money. But then I’ve wondered that about a lot of the internet. Not that making money’s the only thing, of course, but for a business, it seems at least a fairly essential aspect.

    • Rick Ladd

      Hi Andrea – Yes. It worked pretty good, though it didn’t provide a headline; I had to add that after the fact. It also left out Linda’s last name, which is probably a good thing.

      I have a fair number of friends who are involved in tech at one level or another, so I’m frequently being asked to try new apps or I’m just introduced to them because.

      I think my use of Path came about via a friend who is a well-known information architect. He likes it because he can limit his sharing to a specific group of friends. I like it because it allows me to post simultaneously to Facebook, Twitter, and Foursquare. I could also post to Tumblr and, as you see, I can now post to WordPress. Since I have my FB posts forwarded to Twitter, and my WordPress posts forwarded to FB and Tumblr, I’m not sure how much overlap I will create with my posts; I’m experimenting and, sometimes, letting the chips fall where they may. My ratio of patience to give-a-shitness has been changing as I age.

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