Look, I love (personal) blogs, but I couldn’t care less about your “strategy for making money writing on the Internet.” But, I’ve already said that.
Is a blog really that personal when it’s purpose is just to make money? 🤔 I would call that a business blog. Probably a personal business blog.
I just disabled BunnyCDN for my blog. I have made a huge effort to implement efficient in-memory caching in GoBlog, including support for strong ETags that stay the same across software restarts (because they are just SHA-256 hashes of the content). I will still use BunnyCDN for the media hosted on my blog though. A CDN is probably overkill for a low-traffic fast-software-with-caching blog on a fast virtual private server with fast network. GoBlog is not WordPress. 😁
Because ActivityPub instances can go offline from time to time and it’s general best practice to retry failed requests, I just added a new queueing system for ActivityPub requests to GoBlog using this nice library named “dque”. There’s always a bug or sub-optimal solution I need to fix before I want to release GoBlog (or whatever I will name it in the end) to the wide world. But the frequency of the discovery of improvable things is decreasing, so I hope I will be able to write documentation soon.
I have this one Swedish domain that I use for my link shortener and my Gitea instance. Since I have set up catch-all email aliases for all my domains, I also get all mails sent to these domains. But only with the Swedish domain it happens to me that I regularly receive business emails or Microsoft Teams invitations, which obviously are not addressed to me, but only end up in my inbox because someone seems to have made a typo.
It would be a good thing of more services delete old unused accounts automatically, like Yahoo Mail does. I often come across accounts that I created years ago but haven’t touched for almost the same time. I am only reminded of them when these services change their TOS or privacy policies. Then I go and try to delete these accounts, sometimes without success, because it is impossible to delete the accounts themselves. Then I have to write a support request or send a mail to a contact address, which is not always successful as well.
I’m buying used things whenever possible as well, for example I bought a used bed and one of the keyboard / mouse pairs was also a used one. And my phone is a Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite, so also more on the budget side, but not that budget that I have to replace it next year. I try to buy cheap, but not too cheap that it’s just trash.
Productive Sunday morning: I just integrated a full-text search into GoBlog. It’s using the SQLite FTS5 extension. I always find it impressive how many features SQLite has and what is possible with it!