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Some Unsolicited Blogging Advice

Uncle Dave: If you read something and feel like offering more thoughts, write and add hyperlinks. Yes! If it’s anyone whose advice you take, it should be Dave Rupert’s. His post is the epitome…More

Always Own Your Platform

They control what gets amplified and what gets monetized. A few conference rooms in Silicon Valley dictate our online culture. Hot damn. This whole page is 🔥! …More

Quick Capture with Ulysses on iOS

Matthew Cassinelli on The Sweet Setup: Thanks to Apple’s Shortcuts app, you can streamline and automate just about any aspect of your Quick Capture process, allowing you to grab richer information from an…More

Grammarly 4.5/5 stars

Grammarly for macOS© Timothy B. Smith Kelly and I got Hulu in November when they had their 99¢/month promotion. 99¢ is a killer price, but that price tier comes with ads (of course). As I…More

How to Write a Blog Post

Michael Lopp: Randomly think of a thing. Let it bump around your head a bit. If the bumping gets too loud, start writing the words with the nearest writing device. See how far you get. … When you are…More

How to Read the Internet

Robin Rendle: Folks now seem to recognize the value of having your own little plot of land on the web and, although it’s still pretty complex to make your own website and control all that content, it’s…More

7 Writing Tips

Helen Tran: I have collected some rules which has improved my writing dramatically over the past year. 👏🏽 …More

Medium Subscriptions

Manton Reece: While Medium is certainly doing a lot right, and I still think it’s not a bad place to mirror content, the “long run” Glenn mentions is really what we should think about when considering…More

Owning My Words

Jeremy Keith: I think it’s easier to fling off some thoughtless remarks when you’re doing it on someone else’s site. I bet you that the discourse on Ev’s blog would be of a much higher quality if you could…More

Giving Up On Ulysses

Ulysses and I have parted and gone our separate ways, but we’re still friends. I’ve enjoyed writing for as long as I can remember, but the whole experience has been traumatic at times. I started out using…More

The Evolution of Linkblogging

Manton Reece: Good conventions for blogging have been at a standstill for years. While part of the appeal of indie blogging is there’s no one “right” way to do it, and authors can have a strong voice and…More

Style Guide for ‘The Bold Report’

I created a style guide for The Bold Report and wanted to quickly tell you about it. It’s not much, but an explanation of the different elements that exist through out this site. Writing all these explanations…More

Chris Bowler on Blogging Tools

Chris Bowler: I realize many folks consider talking about your blogging toolset is akin to talking about your relationship issues in public. Loudly. But I appreciate hearing how the writers I respect get…More

People Still Read Blogs

Justin Jackson: Yes, Google’s changes over the past 2 years have affected how people discover content. But I don’t think people have moved on to “dicking around in apps and snacking on bite-sized social…More

Why People Write on Medium

I just saw this post on UpThemes about migrating your content from Medium to WordPress. Now, I know that they’re just trying to sell their themes, but their comprehension of why people write on Medium is…More

Gina Trapani on Short-Form Blogging

I find tweets too reductionist and Medium pieces too bloviating, so I came to the same conclusion Andy did on mid-length writing. His post reminded me of a working draft I started awhile back called “New…More

Document Everything

Something I’ve been thinking about a lot recently is documentation. And yes, I’m thinking a little bit about legacy—documenting our life, and the things we make. However, I also mean documenting our…More