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).
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.
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.
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”.
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.