Blogs are thriving

If there’s one thing that backing the Micro.blog Kickstarter has taught me it’s that blogging is really holding its own.

The enthusiasm for self-hosted, independent blogging (beyond microblogging) is amazing and the range of available platforms, from CMS style set-ups to static site generators all of which I was unaware, is diverse.

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Blogs are thriving

Is federated microblogging about to become a reality?

Way back in 2008 Dave Winer wrote “Microblogging should be decentralized” arguing that reliance on a single, for profit platform such as Twitter was a bad idea.

Admittedly, this was against the backdrop of the fail whale but the idea of a federated service seemed sound – the catch would be that Twitter would have to enable it and build the required tools (or allow developers to build them and we all know how that went!)

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Is federated microblogging about to become a reality?

Obsession and accidental writing goals

Although I have resolved to read more on philosophy this year, which is prompting some posts in examination, I deliberately never pledged to any specific writing goals for 2017.

There are tags and publications on Medium – such as “100 Naked Words” and the “52 Week Writing Challenge” – encouraging people to publish more regularly but I didn’t want to commit to anything like this after Write365.

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Obsession and accidental writing goals