It’s November which means it is time for NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) and it’s one of those projects I’ve never participated in, but it has always intrigued me. The premise is you write a 50,000-word novel from November 1st to November 30. 1,667 words a day! That is insane to me because as I […]Read more "It’s NaNoWriMo Time Again"
On a typical day when I see a link to an article with Medium in the URL, I tend to skip it and think the reason for this is subconsciously I don’t like how hostile Medium has been. A great example is this morning. I was checking my Twitter stream and seen someone I respect […]Read more "Host your own content"
Late last year I switched this domain from self-hosted WordPress back to wordpress.com that way I didn’t have to deal with updates, running a server, paying for hosting, and everything else. The ease of use is superb and having it as a SAAS is wonderful for me. I can just write and share things when […]Read more "My Annoyance with WordPress.com Themes"
Rands on how to write a blog post 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. The more words usually mean a higher degree of personal interest. Stop when it […]Read more "Rands: How to Write a Blog Post"
I’ve had this site for many years and I’ve never really had a posting schedule. I would wait for inspiration to hit, write a post, hit publish and then get a little bummed out seeing that all the time I put in was only seen by 12 people. You would do well, especially in the […]Read more "Beginning Blogger: Ignore your stats"
The Soulmen group today announced the official release of Ulysses for iPhone. Ulysses is a writing app for all your Apple devices and is my favorite one. I took part in the beta of the iPhone release and I must say I’ve not really had any problems. Even from the early releases. If you are […]Read more "Ulysses for iPhone is here"
I received this question over email and I have to admit it’s a tricky one for me to answer. Before I get to the answer let me tell you about my outlook on comments and why I enable them here. I allow comments because I love interacting with people without the 140 character restriction. Comments […]Read more "Should you disable comments on tutorials?"