Category: Blogs and blogging

  • This blog turned 19 and I didn’t notice

    I was scrolling through notifications in the WordPress.com app this morning, and noticed that I had hit a milestone. I have been on WordPress.com for 17 years. To add to that, I have had this site in its various incarnations for just over 19 years. My first post on this site was published on 6 […]

  • Two important questions to ask yourself before you start your blog

    Two important questions to ask yourself before you start your blog

    I shared this on Mastodon earlier, and thought I’d re-share it here too. #PSA: The many recent (and no so recent) articles advocating for more people to #blog are wonderful. Just be mindful of which service you choose to build your blog on. ❓ Here are some questions to ask yourself when you select a […]

  • Reminders why blogs remain relevant despite social media

    Reminders why blogs remain relevant despite social media

    Chris Maiorana published a post highlighting why blogs remain relevant despite social media, perhaps because of social media.

  • The blog helped build the Web, not break it

    The blog helped build the Web, not break it

    I read some wonderful ideas about personal sites as cultivated digital gardens over the weekend (here, here, here, and here), and one post that was linked to in one of these posts caught my attention. It was Amy Hoy’s post titled “Stacking the Bricks: How the Blog Broke the Web“. We built every new page […]

  • Still working on a more convenient publishing workflow on mobile

    Still working on a more convenient publishing workflow on mobile

    My publishing workflow for my site on desktop is convenient enough. I’d love to be able to share on mobile as conveniently. I’m just not there yet. That’s probably why this quote resonates with me: This is important. I need to enjoy the workflow and publishing experience. For me, it’s technical and I want to […]

  • It makes no difference

    It makes no difference

    This quote echoes my inner musings about my blog lately (as much as I love having my own space on the Web): Seriously, who cares when anything on my site got posted. For the vast majority of things I’m writing it makes absolutely no difference what-so-ever.  My blog is a digital garden, not a […]

  • How Wes Bos built his new site

    How Wes Bos built his new site

    I’ve followed Wes Bos for a couple years now. I bought several of his courses, and look forward to when I have time to do his Beginner JavaScript — Learn JavaScript from Scratch course. He recently rebuilt his personal site using Gatsby.JS, and published both a post and a video explaining how he did it: […]

  • How to send a Webmention in comments?

    How to send a Webmention in comments?

    I’ve had Webmentions enabled on this site for some time now. Sending a Webmention is pretty straightforward thanks to plugins like Webmention for WordPress and Semantic-Linkbacks. The question is how to send Webmentions in comments when someone replies to one of my posts? 🤔 I reached out to Chris Aldrich on Twitter, and he pointed […]