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What is success?

A nice definition of success from Sigrid Agren: Success is showing up each day. Success is being vulnerable and open-hearted. Success is knowing I am enough. Success is being grateful every day for what I have. Success is loving myself unconditionally.  Success is trying, and even failing. Success is allowing myself to be seen for […]

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Why Blog? Connecting Via Honesty

I am scared shitless to show you who I am, really, fully. I am scared shitless of opening up. But I know honesty is the only way to what matters the most to me : connecting with others. If I have created this website, it is hoping that it will resonate with you, maybe even […]

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Medium is Disappointing

Medium is such a dumpster fire. 2/3 of the screen on mobile is now filled with promotional junk for things no one actually wants. Max Masnick, PhD I have the same frustration with Medium. If I search result turns up a Medium post it is so hard to reach without logging in that I often […]

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On the Value of the Open Web

Anil Dash, the CEO of Glitch, on the importance of the open web: Every day, millions of people rely on independent websites that are mostly created by regular people, weren’t designed as mobile apps, connect deeply to culture, and aren’t run by the giant tech companies. These are a vision of not just what the […]

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Why Blog?

I love reading about what motivates people to blog. Jack Baty explains that he blogs to share a few notes about what he’s thinking right now: I’m just putting things here for my future self, mostly. If people occasionally stumble across something interesting or helpful here, all the better. Baty, a web designer in Michigan, […]

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On Blogging Preferences

Long-time blogger Rob Fahrni explains why he moved his blog from WordPress to Micro.blog: When you add a post you get a simple text entry field, you can add an optional title, and pick a category if you’d like. This is all I really need in a blog.  Fahrni has been blogging since 2001. He […]

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What is blogging? – Colin Walker

So, what is blogging? I always return to Dave Winer’s “unedited voice of a person” with the caveat that it should be free from self-editing as well as external. There are always going to some things we won’t, or shouldn’t, put online but second guessing ourselves in order to fit an agenda or image is […]

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Blogging for the joy of sharing

Kirk Tuck is a superb Austin photographer and a long-time blogger. He recently decided to eliminate ads from his blog: After writing a lot this year and cutting out almost all links back to commercial sites and commercial products I realized that I never really wanted the blog to exist in order to provide any […]