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  1. blissblog: A Blogging Renaissance

    Simon Reynolds on the joys of blogging, after twenty years of it. Does he have more active blogs than anyone else?

  2. — A place for focused writing.

    Not sure I’d seen this before. Seems like a good, simple, blogging site with email subscriptions, micropayments, ActivityPub, etc.

  3. Elderblog Sutra: 13

    On what the demise of Twitter, or an Elon Musk-ruled Twitter, might mean for the distribution of blogging.

  4. Increasing the surface area of blogging

    On how to make RSS and blogging more visible. It is definitely hard to “point at” blogging.

  5. Shame. – Dirty Feed

    On the reasons to keep your old writing online, compared with Robin Sloan and Frank Chimero’s decisions to delete a lot of theirs.

  6. Ye Olde Blogroll -

    “No one blogs any more,” they say. And yet…

  7. Following

    Chris Aldrich’s (very long) blogroll. I like the idea of offering an OPML version of it.

  8. Quotebacks

    Simple tool for quoting other sites in your posts. Seems very nicely done, and with good intentions. By Tom Critchlow and Toby Shorin.

  9. A Text Renaissance

    For the “The Eighth Death of Blogging” section, half-way through, on the costs of a site being popular-ish, “a nightmare zone where monetization is janky and hard”.

  10. Your own hosted blog, the easy, free, open way

    How to host a blog on GitHub Pages, doing all creating, writing, editing, uploading on the GitHub website. (via Simon Willison and Waxy)

  11. Notes: We’ve Got Blog (2002) (Kicks Condor)

    “…my notes on the book We’ve Got Blog: How Weblogs Are Changing Our Culture … a pretty decent compilation of blog posts from … mostly 1999-2002.” Great. Fascinating excerpts and commentary.

  12. blissblog: link think

    Simon Reynolds, for the first section on the sociality, or not, of blogging. (via Warren Ellis Ltd)

  13. Elderblog Unlimited - OO 3 Feb 19

    For the bit about “Elderblogging”.

  14. Elderblog Sutra: 1

    “Old blogs must choose: should they turn into elder blogs, or should they turn into late-style blogs? One does not preclude the other, but you must decide what you solve for.” (via Warren Ellis)

  15. You Don’t Need WordPress: Create A Blog With Google Docs

    What it says, which is an interesting idea. (via Giles Turnbull)

  16. Stacking the Bricks: How the Blog Broke the Web

    I don’t agree with this - that the chronological format, and blogging software - somehow “broke” what was good about the early web, but it’s still interesting to consider.

  17. Blot

    “Blot is a blogging platform with no interface. It creates a special folder in your Dropbox and publishes files you put inside.” (via Warren Ellis)

  18. MWeb - Pro Markdown writing, note taking and static blog generator App - MWeb

    Sounds like a nice thing. Haven’t tried it. (via @gilest)

  19. About

    New blogging service from Dave Winer. I know, but I made things with Userland Frontier back in the day so I have a soft spot for his stuff sometimes. (via @spongefile)

  20. Known: create a single website for all your content

    Hosted or self-hosted open source, personal CMS/blog that can send your posts, photos etc to Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, SoundCloud, etc. (via Warren Ellis)

  21. MyWord Editor is open source

    Could be good. Who knows. I like the idea anyway. Blog-hosting server and client, both open source. (via @benbrown)

  22. Tiny Letters to the Web We Miss — The Message — Medium

    Joanne McNeil on the recent rise of email newsletters and how they compare to the old days of blogging. (via @warrenellis)

  23. Oral History: Sex! Drugs! Apps! SXSW Interactive At 20 | Fast Company | Business + Innovation

    Mainly for the 2000 era memories, the Weblogs Roundtable, etc. I only felt like an observer - I wasn’t blogging and didn’t know anyone really - but I’m happy I was able to be there.

  24. Adactio: Journal—In dependence

    Jeremy Keith collects a bunch of thoughts and quotes on the importance of hosting your own stuff, not posting to silos owned by companies that disappear with it all. (via Paul’s Mison)

  25. The Online Photographer: Open Mike: A Little Site

    Just a nice post on the finances of running a blog as a job - advertising, Amazon affiliate links, selling books, etc. Often precarious.

  26. ‘Kitten kitten kitten kittens’, Medium & TED(x) and RSSing since 2003.

    I don’t really understand Medium. Or, I don’t understand why people write on/for it. I don’t understand why it makes me uneasy and why I feel regret when someone writes there rather than their own blog. Rev Dan Catt has more thoughts.

  27. Thinking out loud in paragraphs

    Yes, there’s something here, between Twitter and blogging. See also Matt Webb’s “Instagram for Webpages”

  28. The Sex Myth: How To Blog Anonymously (and how not to)

    Some good (but, as she says, far from exhaustive) and interesting tips on how to blog anonymously, by Brooke Magnanti / Belle du Jour. (via @tomcoates)

  29. MCEngine – The micro-comment engine |

    Another WordPress plugin for adding ability to comment on paragraphs (or just add “Winer Links” linkable paragraphs). Ah, it’s a newer, better version of feedbackBP. Sounds very good, can’t see any example though.

  30. WordPress › Feedback by Paragraph (feedbackBP) « WordPress Plugins

    “This plugin allows users to leave comments at paragraph level as well as post level.” One of a few things that do this. Last updated in 2009… Update: Oh, replaced by MCEngine now.

  31. » Update 1 – From the Windy City Early Retirement Extreme: — a combination of simple living, anticonsumerism, DIY ethics, self-reliance, and applied capitalism

    Just for the metaphor about why it can be good to have a slightly popular blog, but not too popular: “if you’re living in the 16th century, discussing your round earth theory with fellow scientists is good. However, being publicly known as the round-earth guy will get you burned at the stake.”

  32. Dead Media Beat: tech blogs | Beyond The Beyond

    Sterling on various blog posts wondering Bout the death of blogging. I read a lot of blogs, but I don’t read any of those “professional” blogs the pundits say are dying. I won’t notice.

  33. The Business of Blogging | The Sartorialist − BoF – The Business of Fashion

    How ‘The Sartorialist’ blog makes money. (Mainly advertising, but a few other sporadic things too.) (via @GreatDismal)

  34. I will commit £23.32 per month to a citizen-run news service for Leeds… – Matt Edgar

    Interesting… trying to get a regular, quality, local, online news-site funded. Not by individual readers paying, or by one deep-pocketed entity paying, but something in between. (via gilest)

  35. Doonesbury Strip - Oct 14, 2008

    “This *is* Rick Redfern, Post political reporter, right?” “Um… No. I write a blog now.” “Oh… I’m so sorry, man. I didn’t know.”

  36. The Economics of Blogging and The Huffington Post -

    “One reason that The Huffington Post gets a lot of criticism for not paying its bloggers is because most people think of it as a publishing company, when really — like Facebook — it is more of a technology company.” (via Daring Fireball)

  37. How did WordPress win?

    Byrne Reese, ex of Six Apart, on why WP has won out over Movable Type. A shame, but then I always start new blog projects in WP these days. (via Waxy)

  38. The End of Blogging | The New York Observer

    Often, as here, the people noticing “the end of blogging” seem to have a very, very narrow definition of what “blogging” is. Thankfully, they’re wrong. (via Waxy)


    A WordPress plugin (and more) that adds the ability to comment on paragraphs of a text (like CommentPress I guess?). The UI feels a little clunky.

  40. …and the ‘blog’ you rode in on

    Found this lurking on my hard drive from, perhaps, the “middle-early ages” of blogging.

  41. Python Package Index : Mezzanine 0.2.2

    “A content management platform built using the Django framework” and with a nice WordPress-style admin interface.

  42. Live blogging the general election | Media | The Guardian

    I think this was the most useful, interesting, to-the-point, immediate, high-signal, and simply best news media I’ve experienced in a long, long time. (via Simon Willison)

  43. The benbrown website :: daily text

    Ben Brown’s 6985 word account of his SXSW 2000 and *that* weblog panel. A lovely piece, still worth a read.

  44. Comments on 1142 | MetaFilter

    A bit more flurry about weblogs and “3000 word” Ben Brown-style essays, post SXSW 2000. Quaint.

  45. Hack the Planet: Are you sure?

    A post-SXSW2000 discussion about weblogs and cliques and oh all those things that now seem so old.

  46. Commentpress

    “An open source theme and plugin for the WordPress blogging engine that allows readers to comment paragraph by paragraph in the margins of a text.”

  47. The Death Of The Blog Post - Smashing Magazine

    Ignore the stupid title as it’s worth a read. About people who do custom page designs for every blog post.

  48. Jorn Barger, the NewsPage Network, and the Emergence of the Weblog Community |

    Fascinating history of the early days of weblogs, with a prominent place for Dave Winer’s NewsPage stuff, which I remember being important to me (the Haddock Directory started on Userland Frontier in 1997). (via Preoccupations)

  49. Daring Fireball: Obsession Times Voice

    This “do the thing that interests you” advice (see also Tim O’Reilly) is all very well, but if you’re interested in lots and lots of things it doesn’t work nearly as well. You get spread too thinly.

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