I often wonder what it would be like to be a first-time attendee at a conference like NEPA BlogCon. Even with the speakers attempting to keep things easy-to-understand I’m sure the flood of information can be overwhelming. I think that is why the mix of presentations at these sorts of events is so important. It […]
Danny and I enjoyed listening to ourselves talk so much that we did it again this week. Our conversation is mainly about blog comments and personal blogging. Riveting stuff. Listen to all of it. http://plain-colin-backup.s3.amazonaws.com/cdevroe.com/audio/e9.mp3 Download MP3
Extra special, and most likely reoccurring, guest Danny Nicolas (@djloche) and I have a conversation about Tesla, Twitter, Blogging and a bunch of other things. http://plain-colin-backup.s3.amazonaws.com/cdevroe.com/audio/e8.mp3 Download MP3
Thanks to Jeremy for remarking how he forgot his blog’s 15th anniversary (congrats Jeremy!) it reminded me to check and, well, I missed my blog’s anniversary by nearly the same number of days as he did. On Saturday October 1 this blog, my personal blog on my own domain name but not my first ever personal blog, […]
Late last week and over the weekend I’ve made a few subtle updates to my site. I saw that this weekend was Indie Web Camp in Brighton and while I can’t travel a few thousand miles to hack on my blog I can sit at my desk and do a bit of hacking. The main things […]
Remy Sharp recently celebrated 10 years of blogging. What is he most happy with? More importantly, every single URL on my blog that’s ever been published still works, and even better than that (for me) is my archive showing off the decade of writing I’ve been producing over all this time. My blog archive is […]
I began posting to my own site in earnest on March 6th of this year. I wrote: So, starting tonight that is what I’m going to try again to do with a goal of sticking with it in perpetuity. This doesn’t mean that I won’t be posting to Twitter or Facebook or Instagram, but that everything […]
Seth Godin, on his blog: Other than writing a daily blog (a practice that’s free, and priceless), reading more blogs is one of the best ways to become smarter, more effective and more engaged in what’s going on. The last great online bargain. I obviously agree with Seth. Everyone should blog. And should read blogs. […]
Nice tip from Scott Buscemi on the Luminary Web Strategies blog: Have you ever logged into Google Analytics and noticed a huge, unexpected spike in traffic to your site? Maybe your last blog post was shared by a huge influencer on Twitter — or maybe you’re the victim of referral spam. One simple click. Be […]
Jeremy Keith wrote on his blog about owning his words, or, being willing to publish his words (snarky or otherwise) on his own site under his own name. I recommend you read his entire post. But this bit stood out: I wish I could articulate how much better it feels to only use Twitter (or […]
Deanna Mascle wrote on her blog on why all teachers should write. In it she says this about why students should write in every class every day: Reflective writing at the beginning of a class or before a lesson can help students access existing knowledge and build a foundation for new information. Writing activities during […]
Sarah Pressler, on her blog: But the thing is you can just write for the sake of sharing your thoughts with the world at large. Or mostly, just for the sake of getting your thoughts out of your own head. It is true. Your blog does not need to make money. You do not need […]
I annoy myself. I want to post content to my own personal site and not through closed social networks — because I want to keep control of everything I create forever. But the networks are so easy to use and work everywhere and more people read them than read this site.
Over the years I’ve said that I will post everything through my site. In 1999, 2003, 2008 and 2013 (and other years), for a little while each time, I did.
Tina Roth Eisenberg on Twitter: Comments are not dead. She’s right, of course. However, I don’t have comments on my blog for the following reasons. I do not want to manage them I’d much rather people respond via their own blog, Twitter or email I do not want to manage them This topic will simply […]