How does the perfect blogging platform handle posting to other social media networks and the conversations that take place there? Perhaps the answer also offers a way to make money without tracking or ads.
Posts are (on the whole) longer form pieces of writing with a possibly more developed argument than notes.
A good blogging platform would allow writers to fine tune their site’s typography, thereby removing the need code themes. Services like Pocket and Firefox Reader show how this approach might work.
What do we want from a blogging platform? Is your current favoured system just right? Or do you want more? Or less?
Labour’s core vote – its “heartlands”, if you like – isn’t in the deindustrialised north but in the metropolises, university towns and their overflow areas. So why doesn’t it seem to like them?
I don’t write abut politics much anymore, but this seems a good time to think about the state of the Labour Party. Labour will do badly in tomorrow’s elections due to a number of factors outside its control, but the current leadership is catastrophically wrong in its strategy.
Setting up your website for the indieweb is fun, but what’s it actually like giving up Twitter (more or less) and pushing everything to your site? Is it possible to build a network of blogs in 2021? Is there a community to be found out there?
One advantage to building a static site is complete control over its output, including your RSS feed(s). Fine tune your feed to make sure you output exactly what you want to micro.blog.
Outdated web content makes finding things difficult, managing sites even more onerous and is bad for the environment. It may seem counterintuitive, but ruthless excision could be a good thing.
Let’s say you have a large website with lots of subsections. What’s the best way to reflect this in your navigation menu? Do you use dropdowns at all? Are they best activated when the user hovers or clicks on a menu item?
In the first two parts of this series on the indieweb I looked at publishing to your own website, conversations off the social media giants’ networks and finding content when you’re no longer using Twitter, Facebook etc. In this part I’ll start to explore the meaning of “indieweb” – specifically, who it’s for.