Another reason to have your own website

Brad Frost wrote about the value of having your own website the other day. This quote stands out: Writing on your own website associates your thoughts and ideas with you as a person. Having a distinct website design helps strengthen that association.Brad Frost I had a conversation with someone recently about their site. They decided…

Revisit the history of WordPress with this awesome WordPress time machine

Go back to the beginning One of my colleagues shared this awesome, interactive history of WordPress. I remember the first release version. There was something about it that I really liked, compared to the other options that were available at the time.

Advice for my early blogger self – be consistent, and be persistent

If I could go back to early 2004, and give myself advice as I started exploring this "blog" thing, I'd probably recommend the following: Write good quality posts over meaningless clickbait more often than not;Be consistent, and be persistent - it takes a lot of work to build an audience, but it's worth it;Embrace social…

Making the WordPress block editor even easier with preconfigured layout options that use standard Gutenberg blocks

This definitely falls into the This is cool! category. The Gutenberg Blocks Design Library is an awesome plugin that used standard blocks to create a range of useful layouts. What's great about this plugin is that it uses blocks that are part of the new WordPress Editor already, and combines them to create a collection…

“Are our present social media posts going to mortify our kids in the future?”

One of the challenges of being a parent in a time where we can share so much of our lives on social media is deciding how much to share about our kids. I decided to stop sharing much more than tidbits about our kids online a year or two ago. One of the reasons I…

Pretty excited about the RSS block in Gutenberg 5.0

I noticed that Gutenberg 5.0 has added a RSS block to the editor. This is probably a bit nerdy, but I was pretty excited to see this addition to the block editor. My "Interesting stuff" page is an experiment in sharing things I find, well, interesting online. I had to install a separate plugin to…

“Create the kind of communities and ideas you want people to talk about”

I've had an idea in my task list for a week or so now, and I just haven't made the time to write about it, at least not as I originally intended when I read the post that inspired it. Jamie Rubin wrote his post titled "A Vision for Blogging in 2019" a few weeks…

More thoughts about Micro.blog as an indie social network

Brad Enslen is doing some great work over at Micro.blog, spreading the word about this innovative service. He published a post titled "The Case for Moving Your Social Network to Micro.blog", that's pretty self-explanatory. https://ramblinggit.com/2018/12/the-case-for-moving-your-social-network-to-micro-blog/ I think there's certainly merit in shifting your social network over to something like Micro.blog, in the near term at…
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