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 […]
Market Urbanism. Nifty blog to follow (via Andrew Spittle)
The many different correct ways to write a WordPress plugin How raising kids has taught me to give zero fucks about open source If you work in tech, income equality is the real problem you should hack on What I’ve learned about personal finance in the last year, and how it’s completely changed my perspective […]
If you’re seeing this, then my blog is back to being hosted on WordPress.com. The primary reason for this? I want to blog more often. The writing interface in WordPress.com is now much, much better than what you get in a standard WordPress install. Plus, there’s also something to be said about not having the […]
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 […]
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 […]
@andrewspittle Want to start a blog circle? I’d like to start writing lengthier pieces, ones that require research and multiple layers of editing. Making this a group activity might actually convince me to do it.
Reeder for Mac now integrates with MarsEdit, and it’s pretty darn sweet.
What worked, and what ideas I have for next year.
Corporate blogging silos. I agree with Dave Winer; it’s quite nice to have access to your history.