Blogging’s missing piece

One core mechanic lacking in modern blogging: knowing who is reading your work. With an email newsletter, the writer has reasonable confidence their work is delivered to a known audience. With a blog, the best the writer has are comments and Twitter, both which are totally broken. There should be better tools for the writer […]

Webstock: Jason Kottke, I Built a Web App (And You Can Too)

This week I’m at Webstock, a lovely conference in New Zealand. I’m doing my best to write little blog posts about the amazing presentations. Please forgive any typos, etc. If you’re here too, come write a haiku at Automattic’s booth. Jason Kottke is a blogger and a web developer. Kottke.org is a blog he’s been publishing […]

Om Malik on ten years of blogging

Today we differentiate between blogging on blogging platforms and sharing on social platforms, but that is just semantics. The essence of blogging is not defined by a platform but by what I learned from Dave and his blogging platform — that media now is raw, collaborative and instantaneous. […] Blogging is communal: In 2008, I […]