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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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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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"Start a blog"

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James Van Dyne reminds to start a blog:

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Blogging is sometimes like self-therapy. Sorting and sorting out thoughts in your head and finally you feel better.

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It’s interesting how everyone (including me) starts developing their own blogging system: Colin Walker, but also James Van Dyne are some recent examples.

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My writing workflow (Dec 2020)

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It’s probably time to tell you about my blogging workflow one year later (here’s how it was in 2019). And I saw other people writing about their writing workflow. What a meta topic…

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Medium is bringing back custom domains

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Medium is bringing back support for custom domains. And in general they seem to listen better. In addition to custom domains, Medium is reducing the amount of annoying pop-ups and banners and will also offer more customization options.

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"Why I started microblogging"

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Bryan Sebesta shares his reasons for microblogging: I often run across things that I’d like to share but don’t deserve their own post. Outside of Twitter, how do I share it? A microblog creates a space for that.. It becomes […] “a way for me to put everything I do online that is visually small — anything small enough not to require scrolling: quotes, links, images, audio files — in one place, and a place on my own site.”

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Blogging is easy

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If I had to make a list of my 5 favorite blogs, Weekly Musings by Scott Nesbitt would be included. Issue 72 is about blogging:

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Reply to: My History With Blogging

I haven’t been blogging as long as you, Kev, but almost 10 years ago, right at the beginning of secondary school, I had my first experience with websites. 2 or 3 years later I started blogging. In 2017 I have written about my blogging history until then (in German in the third person). I think it will be time soon to write about my blogging history again.

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