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…

“I will keep blogging … for as long as I love and enjoy it”

I'm watching Georgie Luhur Cooke's talk at DDD Sydney titled "Your blog ≠ everyone else’s blog", and this quote stood out for me: I will keep blogging not for as long as someone reads it, but for as long as I love and enjoy itGeorgie Luhur Cooke in "My Blogging Values" I really like the…

Why we should return to personal websites (Reason 1220)

I enjoyed "We Should Replace Facebook With Personal Websites". It speaks to what I'm partially aiming for with this blog. My original sin wasn’t making a Facebook account, it was abandoning my own website that I controlled (the original site was hosted on Tripod, but if I had to do it all over again, I'd…

Twitter threads make no sense to me

Twitter threads make no sense to me. I also find then to be pretty frustrating. I've read some really interesting, and engaging Twitter threads (you probably have too). Every time I read one, I ask myself two questions: Why is this person going out of their way to share this story/their thoughts on a format…

Watch this if you’re still on the fence about the new WordPress Editor (aka Gutenberg)

If you're still unsure about the new WordPress Editor (aka Gutenberg), it's worth watching Matt Mullenweg's State of the Word keynote at the recent WordCamp US 2018 event in Nashville. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r5b-N2RmxS8 You can find links to parts of the talk, along with slides, and commentary in Matt's post, here: https://ma.tt/2018/12/state-of-the-word-2018/ I've been using the new…

Feedback that inspires me to be a better blogger

I enjoy blogging because I enjoy sharing things that interest me. My blog has a pretty modest following, and I like receiving feedback on posts that resonate with readers. This evening, I opened Twitter for some reason, and noticed this wonderful tweet from Jamie Rubin, a writer, blogger, and stimulus for my Field Notes obsession:…

MarsEdit + WordPress 5.0

MarsEdit is my favourite blog editor for my laptop. I use it daily, mostly for work-related posts that I publish. It makes it so much easier for me to publish to a variety of blogs (we have a lot of internal blogs at Automattic). The new WordPress Editor has changed how we write blog posts…

I like the new Twenty Nineteen theme, but …

WordPress 5.0 has been released, and with it the new default theme, Twenty Nineteen. I like the theme, except it doesn't support a sidebar, and all my widgets look like they're really packed in there when I test my site with the theme. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72xdCU__XCk WordPress 5.0 "Bebo" I'd love to have a theme that's pretty…
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