write 10 minutes every day

The 2016 edition of WordCamp Europe in Vienna was huge. There were lots of really good moments. Here’s the Andrea Badgley speech with the topic of daily blogging in her: Publish in 10 Minutes Per Day →

I’ll try to do this in the coming weeks, since I feel I am loosing confidence in writing out my feelings and ideas …

[Thanks to Luca Sartoni for putting the spotlight on this, I am digging with the technical speeches at the moment]

On choosing the right theme

Just ten days ago I was writing about a theme change on these pages, adopting the Hew theme.

Along with finding a bug on it, I’ve also discovered that one-column templates (like this Celsius one I am using right now) simply works when you are really focused on a topic. Unfortunately this is not my case in the last months, where I do not have the time … or, better, the required concentration, to write here more extensively. So I keep posting links and videos and a casual user has a problem in finding the topics I’ve spoken in the last 10 years …

As in the next 10 days I have a job to fulfill, I will not have time to make a deep search in the list of the available free themes on WordPress.com … so if you land here via a browser you could see things changing.

Also, I am very interested in the process you make choosing a template for your site. Mind to share? Thanks!

precipitating

Seems like the Publisher theme didn’t help my contents to be seen and explored by the visitors that comes in. So, hits on these pages have precipitate in a consistent way.

Having nothing to lose, I’ve activated the Hew theme, which is more minimal than ever. This as an experiment to see if removing navigation elements like menus and tag clouds on the sidebars makes a difference or not. We will see…

Why You Should Write

reasons-to-write

If you can formulate an idea into words, other people at different moments in space and time can read theme, and hear your idea inside their head.

In a nutshell, writing makes you superhuman. More so because you can make anything by writing.

via James Greig

John O’Nolan founder of Ghost on blogging

The State of Casual Blogging →

Following the river of thoughts flowing from my last post, yesterday I found out this piece by John O’Nolan (long time developer of WordPress and founder of Ghost) expressing his personal view on the topic. I’ve liked in particular the following words:

There is more than enough room in the publishing industry for open and closed platforms to exist in harmony, catering to different types of writers with their individual advantages.

This point of view is respectful of every point of view, and I think that in ultimate analysis is THE final answer to the question of where one has to blog. And it’s where you’re most comfortable doing so…

Dave Winer on web publishing

Anywhere but Medium →

The benefits of blogging

Many bloggers aren’t in it for fame or fortune, but most at least want a larger following — or, as Jeff Goins put it, “a tribe of inspired individuals who will read what we say, believe what we believe, and share our ideas with the world.”

… via the Themezilla‘s blog: Blogging basics: Content syndication done right →

on comments over Medium.com

We don’t claim to have cracked the code to making online discussion thoughtful and respectful, guaranteed. I’m not sure that’s possible given human nature — and the tendency for people to forget there is a human on the other side of every screen. But we’ll keep working on it.
Ev Williams

10 Reasons Why Your Epic Medium Post Didn’t Go Viral.

Don’t have a Startup? what are you even on Medium for? — just make something up, give it a name, drop the second last letter out of that name, make it a website, and let it die — now you can write about it!
Chaz Hutton

Journalism & Tech News

Chasing the scoops because they bring pageviews is fine, but in the end we need to take a step back and write about things that really matters.

Om Malik, Offscreen Magazine #10