andrewspittle + blogging   68

A breakdown of the actions and gestures surrounding news.
journalism  blogging  social  from instapaper
october 2011 by andrewspittle
If You Blogged It, It Did Happen
"In short, by blogging the right things, and connecting the links together when a conversation gets going, we can really make things happen. That's still exciting."
blogging  AnilDash  writing  publishing 
september 2011 by andrewspittle
The Blogfather
"It’s very Portland to do sustainable things that are here for a long time. You can do sustainable things and not have to slash and burn and sell."
blogging  Metafilter  Portland  from instapaper
august 2011 by andrewspittle
Business Blogging: Tweet For The Moment, Blog For The Ages
"And a week or so later, when you try to remember what you said at this party, that really terrific thing, you rack your brain, but can’t quite come up with it. That’s Twitter.

The blog, on the other hand, is slow, reliably reference-able, and findable. It’s like a speech, prepared in advance, with the text distributed. Some will hear the speech on the day it’s delivered, but others will be able to reference its text across the years."
writing  blogging  information  dataintegrity  RandyMurray 
july 2011 by andrewspittle
On Attribution and Credit
Smart words from Gruber on why it's important to link and credit your sources by name.
Apple  writing  journalism  blogging  DaringFireball  JohnGruber  from instapaper
july 2011 by andrewspittle
Sorting a mess
"Collecting is having all the pearls lose on the table, curating is stringing them together into a necklace."
blogging  curation  FrankChimero  writing 
july 2011 by andrewspittle
Text to WordPress In One Easy Step
Cool tutorial for setting up a one step publishing workflow from iA's Writer to WordPress. Bonus points for working with and self-hosted installations.
writing  blogging  software  WordPress 
june 2011 by andrewspittle
Writing a Weblog Full-Time
"In a way, I have to pretend that I’m the only site out there. That if someone was interested in the things I’m interested in, how then would they find out about those things unless I wrote about them? I can’t pass by something I find exciting or interesting because I see that others are already talking about it. That would be a road to silence."
ShawnBlanc  writing  blogging  from instapaper
june 2011 by andrewspittle
An Ode to Software
Shawn Blanc details how software plays a role in his daily gig as a blogger. Interesting to see how it all fits together.
ShawnBlanc  writing  blogging  software  from instapaper
june 2011 by andrewspittle
Review: iA Writer for Mac
Ben Brooks reviews Writer for Mac. Sounds like a solid writing app.
writing  BenBrooks  blogging  from instapaper
june 2011 by andrewspittle
Site Navigation
Ben Brooks changes his blog navigation as well.
BenBrooks  writing  design  blogging 
may 2011 by andrewspittle
"Let the design and the structure and the dynamics of your website underpin the words and style of your writing. Because all of it adds up to form the voice of you and your weblog."
ShawnBlanc  writing  blogging  design  from instapaper
may 2011 by andrewspittle
Previous Entries
Shawn Blanc writes about different approaches to the bottom links in a blog.
ShawnBlanc  blogging  design  writing 
may 2011 by andrewspittle
The Twisted Psychology of Bloggers vs. Journalists: My Talk at South By Southwest
"For people in the press, bloggers vs. journalists is an elaborate way of staying the same, of refusing to change, while permitting into the picture some of the stressful changes I have mentioned. A shorter way to say this is: it’s fucking neurotic."
blogging  journalism  JayRosen 
april 2011 by andrewspittle
How blogs have changed journalism
Great interview with Felix Salmon about how blogging has changed journalism.
blogging  journalism  FelixSalmon  writing  publishing 
april 2011 by andrewspittle
Things about Blogging
Tim Bray writes about what blogging is like and how to approach it.
blogging  writing  TimBray 
april 2011 by andrewspittle
Stock and flow
Robin Sloan's brilliant piece about stock and flow in online content.
blogging  Twitter  writing  RobinSloan 
april 2011 by andrewspittle
Great Expectations
Shawn Blanc kicks off his first day as a full time writer.
inspiration  writing  ShawnBlanc  blogging 
april 2011 by andrewspittle
Tweeting and Writing and Deflating Like a Balloon
"Really writing forces us to lock the words into whatever contraption is being used to write. I like typewriters because it’s hard to take out the paper and crumple it up while writing. The easiest movement is FORWARD. Typewriters are momentum machines. Real writing pushes forward. Tweets push in every direction at once. These are not value judgements, these are just some observations."
blogging  writing  FrankChimero  Twitter 
april 2011 by andrewspittle
What Makes a Great Tech Writer
Shawn Blanc writes about what it takes to be a great tech writer. It necessitates time spent away from the screen doing meaningful things.
writing  ShawnBlanc  blogging 
march 2011 by andrewspittle
How to set post slugs from within WordPress’ iOS apps
Nifty guide for using a plugin to customize post slugs on a WordPress blog. Just a simple shortcode inside of a post.
blogging  Apple  iPhone  WordPress  plugins 
march 2011 by andrewspittle
Heather Armstrong, Queen of the Mommy Bloggers
The Times features Heather Armstrong and blogging from and about home.
blogging  NYTimes 
march 2011 by andrewspittle
Minimal blogging tool, working!
Dave Winer's got his minimal blogging tool up and running. Sounds cool.
blogging  ScriptingNews  RSS  writing  publishing  DaveWiner 
march 2011 by andrewspittle
Twitter posts don't have titles
Dave Winer muses on how to work with RSS feeds that don't have titles.
RSS  DaveWiner  blogging  ScriptingNews 
march 2011 by andrewspittle
Blogging Drift
Blogging has legs and is really just a way to instantaneously publish online.
blogging  MattMullenweg  WordPress  writing 
march 2011 by andrewspittle
Writing vs. Writing
"Do I want to be a capital “W” Writer? Yes. Do I want all my writing to feel like Writing? Yes. But I have to be okay with the fact that right now, I’m not and it doesn’t. I’m just a writer and most of the time writing is hard. It may never be otherwise."
writing  blogging  ShawnBlanc 
march 2011 by andrewspittle
Authentic Comments
Daniel Jalkut's ideas for confirming authenticity in comments with Gravatar.
identity  DanielJalkut  Gravatar  blogging 
february 2011 by andrewspittle
Shawn Blanc is turning his site into a full-time gig. A $3 monthly membership fee is part of how he'll make the financial side of things work.
ShawnBlanc  writing  publishing  business  blogging 
february 2011 by andrewspittle
Moving to a Staff Blog
One school benefits by ditching mass emails and keeping all communication on a staff blog. The information is archived, searchable, and comments beat the heck out of traditional email.
communication  education  school  email  blogging  writing 
february 2011 by andrewspittle
!@$#ing for a living
"Imagine a web publishing platform that costs $10 per month.

$5 of that $10 goes to the platform company for the boring stuff.

The other $5 gets split evenly between the writers, photographers, videographers, designers, and other creative people you follow who also pay to use the platform, up to a maximum of — say — 20 followers, hand-picked by you."
business  publishing  blogging  Tumblr  writing 
january 2011 by andrewspittle
If You Didn't Blog It, It Didn't Happen
"Given enough time, and without substantial changes to the way the big social networks work, if you didn't blog it, it didn't happen. In fact, I first wrote about this idea a bit on Twitter a few years ago. See if you can find it."
blogging  writing  Twitter  AnilDash 
january 2011 by andrewspittle
You can get anything you want...
"First, it's wonderful to see people get excited about the idea of a minimal blogging tool built around RSS. I think intuitively people are beginning to feel that it's time for something more than Twitter, and at the same time -- almost paradoxically -- something less than Twitter too."
ScriptingNews  DaveWiner  RSS  Twitter  blogging 
january 2011 by andrewspittle
Does information overload matter?
"Hypothesis: It doesn’t make the world any worse to add more information to it, since we can’t be/feel more overloaded than we already do."
ScottBerkun  writing  blogging  information 
january 2011 by andrewspittle
Upcoming: The minimal blogging tool
"Anyway, I wanted to revisit blogging tools in light of all that we now know about blogging, which is a lot more than we knew the first few times around, in the mid-90s to the early 00s."
blogging  DaveWiner  RSS  software  ScriptingNews 
january 2011 by andrewspittle
Gawker Is A Blog. Just Like Twitter.
Anil Dashes' take on why Gawker is still a blog despite its pending redesign.
Gawker  AnilDash  blogging  design 
january 2011 by andrewspittle
The State of the Blogosphere 2010
A look at Technorati's data regarding blogging in 2010.
blogging  data  FastCompany  research 
january 2011 by andrewspittle
Why Gawker is moving beyond the blog
Full details from Nick Denton about why Gawker is changing its appearance on the web.
NickDenton  Gawker  blogging  journalism  design 
december 2010 by andrewspittle
Evolution of WordPress Posts
John James Jacoby lays out how WordPress posts have evolved over the years.
wordpress  JohnJamesJacoby  design  blogging  writing 
december 2010 by andrewspittle
Giving Every Person A Voice
"I would tell everyone how awesome it was. A common refrain back then was "not everyone should have a printing press." I didn't agree then and I don't agree now."
blogging  writing  FredWilson 
december 2010 by andrewspittle
Don’t Have a Mobile Theme Please
An argument for not having a mobile theme on your site.
blogging  design 
november 2010 by andrewspittle
The Implications Of Blogging
"Similarly, it's likely that the future of blogging -- and the future spread of knowledge -- will reflect the characteristics of whatever blog platform achieves dominance. Increasingly it appears that the winner will be WordPress."
wordpress  blogging  writing  software  webapps 
november 2010 by andrewspittle
Nick Denton, Gawker Media, and journalism’s future
Really interesting feature story on Gawker Media founder Nick Denton.
blogging  journalism  business  newyorker 
november 2010 by andrewspittle
In Defense of Comments.
Intriguing argument against Happy Cog's new form of comments.
writing  community  blogging 
november 2010 by andrewspittle
Social Me Me Me Me Me Media
"If forced, I would keep the blog going and dump all my social media accounts, because the blog is a history and it is me, even if I write often about others. This is a searchable, indexable, discoverable entity with longform, permanent content, not an ephemeral short-time share that adds to the minute or the hour, but not much longer."
blogging  twitter  writing 
august 2010 by andrewspittle
Proposal: A new kind of blog comment system
Dave Winer's proposal for a new way of handling blog comments.
davewiner  scriptingnews  blogging  writing 
august 2010 by andrewspittle
Reports of blogging's death have been greatly exaggerated
"When blogging was the easiest, most prominent way to produce short, informal, thinking-aloud pieces for the net, we all blogged. Now that we have Twitter, social media platforms and all the other tools that continue to emerge, many of us are finding that the material we used to save for our blogs has a better home somewhere else. And some of us are discovering that we weren't bloggers after all – but blogging was good enough until something more suited to us came along."
blogging  writing  webapps  CoryDoctorow 
august 2010 by andrewspittle
The New Who Thing
Interesting thoughts from Khoi Vinh about Tumblr and how it relates to identity.
blogging  khoivinh  tumblr 
august 2010 by andrewspittle
On Writing
Why Spencer Fry writes essays and believes in blogging as a necessary exercise.
blogging  writing  spencerfry 
july 2010 by andrewspittle
People hosting their own servers
Dave Winer discusses how Scripting2 will be set up to provide a turn-key solution for bloggers.
blogging  software  webapps  davewiner  scriptingnews 
july 2010 by andrewspittle
Cuban Kremlinology
Observations of life in Cuba for a tourist. Some interesting anecdotes.
Cuba  travel  writing  politics  blogging 
july 2010 by andrewspittle
Founders of the web
"So obviously one thing I value are people who make long-term contributions, who didn't have one great idea. I'm not into one hit wonders."
davewiner  scriptingnews  blogging  software 
july 2010 by andrewspittle
The Nikon camera of blogging tools?
"Our tool is for serious web writers, the same way Photoshop is for serious graphics people, or a Nikon camera is for serious photographers. It's a truck, you have to learn how to drive it."
davewiner  scriptingnews  blogging  writing  software  Tumblr  WordPress 
july 2010 by andrewspittle
Is It Time to Stop Blogging and Start an Email Newsletter?
No. This piece from GigaOm is a tad on the exaggerated side.
gigaom  blogging  writing 
july 2010 by andrewspittle
Science is Culture
Adam Bly, founder of ScienceBlogs, writes his first blog post, detailing the relationship between science and culture.
scienceblogs  science  AdamBly  blogging 
july 2010 by andrewspittle
Good-bye ScienceBlogs, and Thank You
"The reputation that ScienceBlogs had built meant that you could trust the veracity and the integrity of those who appeared on the network. It was this reputation that Pepsi wanted to buy and which Seed was only too happy to sell them."
seedmagazine  scienceblogs  science  blogging  writing 
july 2010 by andrewspittle
How to Write a Book
Rands talks about how to write a book and the process it necessitates.
writing  rands  blogging 
july 2010 by andrewspittle
Being Awesome or Being Professional
Shawn Blanc describes how his writing has changed since he began blogging.
shawnblanc  writing  blogging 
july 2010 by andrewspittle
Oh, Pepsi, What Hast Thou Wrought?
Very poor decision by Scienceblogs to sell blogging space to Pepsi Co. The message seems to be keep your PR out of our newswire.
seedmagazine  science  blogging  scienceblogs 
july 2010 by andrewspittle
An Open, Webby, Book-Publishing Platform
An interesting project to adapt WordPress to a book publishing platform.
blogging  books  ebooks  wordpress  design 
june 2010 by andrewspittle
I'll Tell You What's Fair
Gruber explains why Google did, ultimately, move into Apple's mobile arena. He also takes down Joe Wilcox and why it's perfectly fair that Daring Fireball does not have comments.
blogging  writing  DaringFireball  johngruber  Apple  Google  iPhone 
june 2010 by andrewspittle
The Linked List is the Comments
Shawn Blanc's ideas behind why comments are not present on his site. Some really solid points.
writing  blogging  shawnblanc 
june 2010 by andrewspittle
It’s OK not to be popular
"I personally like the ebb and flow of visitors to this blog. I don’t feel pressured to keep it up – I’d rather write when I’m inspired to write than write to a schedule (or write to say sorry for why I haven’t been blogging)."
writing  blogging 
june 2010 by andrewspittle
Investigating the impact of weekly weblog assignments on the learning environment of a secondary biology course
"Through the blog discussion, quiz, and assignment requirements students became more knowledgeable and confident in their studies. This confidence resulted in a cycle of learning success."
education  hackedu  science  blogging  learning 
may 2010 by andrewspittle
A rumination on blogging
"I care about your take and your interpretation of the stuff you’re linking to: why should I read that post, do you have anything to add, what are the most important points from your perspective?"
writing  blogging  knowledgesystems 
april 2010 by andrewspittle

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