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Newsletters didn't kill Blogs

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In my IndieWeb bubble, this essay by Robin Rendle about newsletters has been circulating for a few days. It says newsletters have killed blogs, blogs are too complex and newsletters are the future, because they are easier (or at least that’s how I understood it).

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I got the sudden idea to add a feature to GoBlog that lets you read a random post. Said, done. After a few minutes and only a few lines of code, there is this functionality: For both my English and my German blog.

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"The Complete List of Trump's Twitter Insults (2015-2021)"

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The New York Times has published a (very) long list of Trump’s Twitter insults. I’m curious to see if the internet becomes a little less toxic in the future, but I have little hope.

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Someone asked a good question in a comment.

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Blog reactions

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My girlfriend gave me the idea the other day, when I complained that sometimes I don’t know what to blog about, that I could “react” to my old posts. Kind of like how web video producers react to videos.

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A solution for social media?

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Sometimes I find it quite interesting to read through articles that I wrote three or four years ago, back then still on the platform Medium. Some time ago I deleted them on Medium and published them on my blog in a “Medium Archive”.

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Maddy Mail Server

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It’s already been a while, but I once (successfully) ran my own mail server for some time. I did this using the open source Mailcow project, which does all the configuration work for you and wraps everything nicely in Docker containers. There are also a few posts about it here on the blog.

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Drafts!

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My blog software now allows me to create, edit and publish drafts. Now I don’t need to use Nextcloud Notes for posts I don’t want to publish immediately. 😀

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From this whole messenger discussion, I get the impression that it’s harder for some people to install a second messenger than it is to do a tax declaration in Germany.

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Email is the messenger you should migrate to

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Today I have heard again a discussion about WhatsApp, Telegram, Signal and Threema and there was the question to which messenger one would switch from WhatsApp.

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Jan-Lukas Else