Thank you!! I've also definitely got a couple of things in the "linkblog" category, so it's been great reading through yours. Excited to see where you take the jargon idea. :)
Thank you, that's really nice of you to reach out and say. I'm also a big fan of what you've been doing with Web Weekly. Like you, I'm fascinated by web communities, and it's been intriguing to see what inspires people to create these sites.
Hey, thanks for the heads up! I think I found the issue and it should hopefully be working properly again.
Today's linkblog is a long one. Maybe a bit rambly. Next week's will likely be better.
Honestly, I don't think that rambly is a bad thing for a blog to be. I liked it. Fully agreed on productivity, by the way- I think it's a shame that there's such cultural focus on productivity over all else, especially when the definition of productivity seems to exclude things like the arts and social connection.
Thanks, appreciate you saying so. Yeah, I think a lot of it stems from "hustle culture". Not to mention the endless stream of self-help gurus trying to make a quick buck.
Being quoted by a REAL writer feels strange to me.
Well, I thought it was an interesting piece. I do make a living writing and I do use my own name for the site. But I don't know if that makes me any more "real" than anyone else who writes on the internet.
100% agree that the AI conversation should focus more on labor and toxic productivity. Looking forward to clicking through the links you gave. Also really appreciate your perspective on online communities and their failures. Very happy to have found occasionally, content and bearblog. :)
Thanks kph, I hope you have fun exploring the links
It's cool to hear from someone who uses one directly. The only thing stopping me from making the switch at the moment is that I travel quite a bit, and a smartphone can be helpful in that regard. But once my current phone finally dies, I'm planning to brave the switch.
May I ask, which model are you using? My partner and I have discussed making thw switch, but still on that quest to find the perfect balance.
Using a Lightphone, I have some reservations about recommending (bad battery life and support outside of the US), but for my purposes it get's the job done. It definitely helps that I really don't travel (I'd be hesitant about using it outside of my city, as in my country it has very limited support). I went with it because I wanted a full keyboard and the hotspot, but many phones offer the latter
That's awesome :-) Hope it loaded okay. I've got your feed on my reader too. Looks like there are quite a few of us using it now.
It worked just fine! Thanks
Thank you! Your site's pretty dang good as well. Loving the idea of a linkblog- you're giving me ideas.
Cheers! I can't claim it's a wholly original idea. But it's been an interesting form to experiment with.
Smol Web w/Mike & Mike Podcast (hosted on neocities obvs) starts when??
I can't lie to you Mike, I reckon that would actually be pretty fun.
Our listeners would be in the dozens.
All four of them would hang on every word. the hundred or so bots wouldn't understand it
guilty, but still sexy
Indieweb movement is promoting a good thing in a bad way.
Nice to see someone else handcrafting their feed (and fed up with a lot of the newer feed readers). And thanks for the link! I originally wrote the safety page as a response to the surge of minors putting real-world information online that I've been seeing, particularly the sort of information that carries high risks to share.
@nohappy can't argue with that.
@umbritzer They're alright. Just not as cool as the old web kids ;)
No worries @Owlroost. Yeah, I think it's generally good practice for adults to retain some anonymity too. Although, it seems like many new "online safety" laws coming into force are hell-bent on removing that anonymity.