Sonant Thoughts
A microcast covering social media, blogging, microblogging and the open web.

Sonant Thoughts – Episode 30: Opening Up


Our websites are the little parts of the internet that we own and control and, especially when they are personal, they should reflect who we are.

Rather than be quite so focused I want the blog to become more of a personal reflection, to take on a personality alongside the more 'tech' bits I normally write.


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Sonant Thoughts – Episode 30: Opening Up

Sonant Thoughts – Episode 29: FocusedComments


Our phones can be incredibly productive devices but also massive distractions. We can take steps to ensure they are the former rather than the latter.

It's not perfect but I have made some key decisions to prevent my phone from facilitating me wasting time rather than filling it productively.


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Sonant Thoughts – Episode 29: Focused

Sonant Thoughts – Episode 28: Pressing The CaseComments


The widespread adoption of #indieweb technologies will only happen if it is made simple, maybe even simpler than the alternatives.

This will likely only happen by stealth, by introducing it as core functionality rather than something that needs to be manually configured.

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cleverdevil

Indieweb adoption - how does a new way spread?

"Unless things are ridiculously simple to implement most will not entertain them..."


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Sonant Thoughts – Episode 28: Pressing The Case

Sonant Thoughts – Episode 27: Filler Or Process


When is writing about writing a cop out, just filler content, or when is it part of the process itself? Should we always be seeking to impart a message?

Personal blogs in particular are a journey, an ongoing story, where the examination of process is just as valid as any other type of content.

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Content creation


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Sonant Thoughts – Episode 27: Filler Or Process

Sonant Thoughts – Episode 20: BrokenComments


The web is broken, at least in how it rewards content and creativity. The attention economy favours extremes in the name of views and ad impressions with social platforms accused of compounding the problem. But there is a growing backlash.

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The social web, not social networks (untitled)


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Sonant Thoughts – Episode 20: Broken

Sonant Thoughts – Episode 17: Whose Problem Is It AnywayComments


The issues with content distribution and display raise some fundamental questions about how we approach creation on our own sites, but whose problem is it?

We can't expect the various services to always treat our data as we would like despite the ideals of data portability.

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Sonant Thoughts - Episode 16: A Bit Meta

The Gap Between the Extremes

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This was recorded early so doesn't factor in thoughts from To syndicate or no


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Sonant Thoughts – Episode 17: Whose Problem Is It Anyway

Sonant Thoughts – Episode 11: Preparation And NervesComments


You can prepare all you want, for as long as you like, but it's never the same as actually getting started.

A few more thoughts on the impending Kickstarter launch of Micro.blog and why I'm nervous.

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Self-hosted microblogging, where does it fit?


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Sonant Thoughts – Episode 11: Preparation And Nerves