It’s not 2020 yet, but Ben Werdmüller shares great advice of how to blog in 2020. It’s a great article for everyone thinking about starting a blog. He tells which platform to use and how to get into writing.

Here’s what [Blogging is] not: professional article writing. If you want to go through multiple rounds of editing, please do. If you want to write two thousand word epics about your topic of choice, please do. But it’s also okay to write up a hundred quick words and post them without thinking twice about it.

I personally love blogging, because it’s the best way (for me) to share all kind of thoughts: learnings, cool stuff I found, questions I think about, … Sometimes it’s even a kind of public journal.

A livestream on YouTube (German) shows two moderators trying to break the Guinness World Record of the longest talk show. They have to moderate for at least 70 hours and 5 minutes (their goal is 72 hours) and only get 5 minutes per hour, which they can use for other activities (like sleeping or going to the toilet).

Although I don’t mind such stupid record attempts, it’s amazing to see that after almost 48 hours they’re still surprisingly fit.

Similar to Ghost 3.0, WordPress (WordPress.com + Jetpack sites) now supports payments too. As with Ghost, this is also based on Stripe, but with a few more options (because WordPress in general has more options).

I think interesting times are coming, given the huge market share and user base of WordPress. Will 30% of the web hide behind a paywall? Or is this finally the solution to replace advertising with donation options? Let’s see!

Walking

This year, I did way less sports than last year. I’ve only done bodyweight training, but currently do it very irregular. I do running less regular too. But one thing I really enjoy is going for a walk through the park. Near my flat there are a few parks and when the weather is nice and the sun is shining I really enjoy walking and breathing fresh air. It’s definitely a great alternative to sitting at my desk in front of my computer.

Blogging workflow

Manton Reece, the creator of micro.blog, writes about his blogging workflow. He uses many different ways to post to his blog depending on what he wants to publish.

One of the things I’m most proud of with Micro.blog is that the API supports standards so you can use a variety of different apps for posting. There are so many different types of blogs out there, there shouldn’t just be one way to post.

Micro.blog is a nice service. I would probably use it, if I would start blogging only now. The only thing I find a bit sad, is that most micro.blog and Micropub publishing clients are made for iOS or macOS, but not Android, Linux or even Windows.

How I blog myself: