importing my content from Medium

I’ve decided to import here the three articles I’ve posted on Medium since 2013, given my will to preserve my (poor) writing when / if the platform will close or will make a move that I’ll find unbearable.

Here they are:

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Your “thread” should have been a blog post…

please place any idea worth more than 280 characters and the value Twitter places on them (which is zero) on a blog that you own and/or can easily take your important/valuable/life-changing ideas with you and make them easy for others to read and share.

Patrick Rhone

Today I intended to write on something else, but then Patrick wrote this and surpassed my idea (which, by the way, somehow was in topic).

To Become a Better Writer, Read More

The best way to become a better writer is to read more and not just about a single subject matter. Why? Reading is the best way to generate new ideas. Every person has a different perspective on life. This comes from different experiences, cultural ideas, values, etc. You know things I don’t know. You can make connections I can’t make. By reading, you are allowing these unique connections to flourish, which can make you a better writer.
Nick Maggiulli

Thanks to Luca for the reference.

Small b blogging

I think most people would be better served by subscribing to small b blogging. What you want is something with YOUR personality. Writing and ideas that are addressable (i.e. you can find and link to them easily in the future) and archived (i.e. you have a list of things you’ve written all in one place rather than spread across publications and URLs) and memorable (i.e. has your own design, logo or style). Writing that can live and breathe in small networks. Scale be damned.

When you write for someone else’s publication your writing becomes disparate and UN-networked. By chasing scale and pageviews you lose identity and the ability to create meaningful, memorable connections within the network.

Tom Critchlow: ☞ Small b blogging

Thanks to Ma.tt for the hint…

Editing

It’s been two days since my last post. In the meantime I am tweaking some setting of this WordPress.com powered blog, and also actively editing my posts.

I’ve still get a grasp on the uncategorized post’s Category which today still counts 189 items coming from the Posterous contet import. It was indeed a powerful platform, given how easy was to add content. They’ve lasted in business 4 years, before getting acquired by Twitter.

Also, I do wonder if people or just the search engine bots are aware of this editing activities, or if I shouldn’ care and let it go. After all I’m into the thirteenth year of blogging here and the web it’s like the sea: always in movement, changing…

Writing versus Posting

Perhaps the difference between posting and writing is this: when you post something to Facebook, you inherently hope to find an audience; you wish the algorithm and potential recipients to ‘engage’ with the creation. By contrast, when you write a book or a blog, your write for readers — people who have already made some intentional decision to interact with you and your ideas.

via James Shelley

Experiment with Twenty Seventeen

This morning I had some free time (waiting for an important email to make further action), and I decided to play a little with this Twenty Seventeen WordPress theme from Automattic.

This is being said as a ‘business oriented’ template, and my try is to play a little with it to enhance my personal branding effort to the English speaking audience.
So in the next few hours if you come by via a browser you could see things changing under your eyes. Please forgive this curious kid playing 😉