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Twan van Elk: Everytime I open up my feed reader and read about people’s lives, thoughts, work, observations, what they ate, that beautiful flower they saw, I ask myself: why do I enjoy this so much more than any social media timeline I’ve ever been on? Because blog posts feel more permanent than social media […]

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Colin Walker: Evergreen content. It’s what many bloggers crave. Posts that keep people coming back. Passive traffic that you don’t have to do anything more to receive. Back-in-the-day we called this the longtail. Publish enough posts on a given niche and generate tons of traffic over the longterm due to people searching for those topics […]

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Colin Walker: Yet there is still a problem, and that is the apparent insistence on the implementation of specific technologies as implied by the guides and documentation. Go read his entire post. There are all sorts of “problems” with the IndieWeb and Walker lays some of them out nicely. (Remember, I told you to subscribe […]

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Colin Walker on blogrolls

Colin Walker: Part of the problem with people based following models on social networks is that you follow the whole person so see everything they post whether it is relevant to you or not. There is no filtering system. He goes on to mention that blogrolls that also supply an OPML file make it quick […]

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Should I start a blogroll?

Dave Winer: I’m thinking of restarting my blogroll. Remember those! I’ve been thinking about that too. I have a list already created of what blogs I would add to it. But I find linking to individual posts with some context provides more value than just a list of URLs.

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Social Thoughts

Me, in 2011: I believe the blog format is ready for disruption. Perhaps there doesn’t need to be “the next” WordPress, Tumblr, or Blogger for this to happen. Maybe all we really need is a few pioneers to spearhead an effort to change the way blogs are laid-out on the screen. I still feel that […]

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Intro to Micro.blog

Noah Read: Micro.blog is a social timeline, similar to Twitter, where you can post short snippets of text with links and photos, and converse with others. The biggest difference from most other social networks is where these short posts come from. They come from people’s own websites, where they control the content and can do […]

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Scheduling posts to my blog has a few drawbacks but I think the most annoying one is that the topics I write about could be out-of-date pretty quickly or the topic could be covered by someone else. I have a personal publishing goal to publish an image and blog post per weekday. Sometimes I go […]

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Manton Reece just released the JSON Feed WordPress plugin into the WordPress directory. Making it mad easy to install and support the new spec. WP Admin → Plugins → Add New, then search for “jsonfeed”. I’ve updated to this version in the directory so that all future updates come from there as well.

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JSON Feed

Manton Reece and Brent Simmons have created a new specification for creating feeds using JSON. They write: We — Manton Reece and Brent Simmons — have noticed that JSON has become the developers’ choice for APIs, and that developers will often go out of their way to avoid XML. JSON is simpler to read and write, and […]

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Twan van Elk, in response to my recent post: This week I am deactivating several social media accounts and focusing more on my blogging. He followed through too. I loved this bit after only a few days away from social media: That is also something that has changed: I now write for me. Sorry people, […]

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Supporting WebMentions

Jeremy Cherfas, in response to a recent post of mine: Not exactly sure what Colin Devroe means when he says he’s “just going to publish her on my blog”. I guess that means he’s not interested in people, like me, publishing our comments on our blogs. Of course there’s no compulsion to POSSE to be […]

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Tim Bray: On a blog, I can write about blog­ging and whim­si­cal­ly toss in self-indulgent pic­tures of May’s bud­ding aza­leas. OK, Tim. I see your azaleas and raise you these springtails. Tim’s post via Jason Kottke and Jeremy Keith. See also.

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My old blog is back

You may have noticed a slight uptick in my publishing. That’s because I am, once again, coming back to my blog as the central place that I publish. Except this time I care far less about any of the content getting to any social networks. It is simply too exhausting to get working correctly. And […]

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No-pressure blogging

Manton Reece: I love that blogs can scale from the trivial to the important. The microblog post about what you had for breakfast. The half-baked rant about something you’re passionate about. And sometimes, the rare essay that really hits the mark and makes people think. Publishing most of my “tweets” here first has led to […]

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Next Wednesday I’ll be hosting the first Scranton-based Homebrew Website Club at Condron Media‘s headquarters on Penn Avenue. There are other locations HWC will be happening on that day too. If you have your own site and I you care to work on it in anyway at all please do stop by. Homebrew Website Club is not […]

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With my What I saw this week series of posts hitting #29 this week I thought I’d take a second to share how these posts do on my site, how I create them, how I choose what I will link to outside of these posts. These posts are some of my most popular week-to-week. My […]

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App.net shutting down

Dalton Caldwell: We envisioned a pool of differentiated, fast-growing third-party applications would sustain the numbers needed to make the business work. Our initial developer adoption exceeded expectations, but that initial excitement didn’t ultimately translate into a big enough pool of customers for those developers. I’ve been a paying subscriber to App.net for the entire life of the platform (that is, until […]

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