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… Continue reading Still working on a more convenient publishing workflow on mobile

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 blog… Continue reading It makes no difference

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

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

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

Experimenting with a fountain, and some perspective.

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

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

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

Twitter threads make no sense to me

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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…… Continue reading Twitter threads make no sense to me

My blog is 14 years old, today, and it’s a big day for blogging

Today is a Big DayTM For Blogging, but probably only for me. Today is this blog’s 14th birthday! On 6 December 2004, I wrote my first post on this WordPress blog: https://pauljacobson.me/2004/12/06/in-the-beginning/ Where this chapter all began … It was originally at a different domain, and has evolved over the last 14 years. I probably…… Continue reading My blog is 14 years old, today, and it’s a big day for blogging

Tweeting to preserve history

D Sami Reindeer 12 by Michiel van Nimwegen, licensed CC BY NC ND 2.0

I suppose Twitter still has its good use cases. Tweeting to preserve history isn’t one of them. I came across this fascinating Twitter thread by Marina Amaral about the Sami people, who’ve been living in what’s now Finland for thousands of years: https://twitter.com/marinamaral2/status/1005904882140925953 The thread runs for several tweets, and it includes wonderful resources such…… Continue reading Tweeting to preserve history