The art and craft of the personal blog — and the business of blogging as part of the creator economy.
What if the Twitter replacement isn’t a Twitter clone? Paid Members Public
Twitter's growth was fuelled by making it easier to publish micro blog posts there than on a website. That was a trap, and we fell into it.
The problem with Automattic’s 100 year plan Paid Members Public
Many bloggers and web creators want their work to persist after their death. But can they really pay $38,000?
So, blogs are dead are they? Paid Members Public
If you want to rank, get yourself a blog, it appears…
Saving Harvard’s blog history Paid Members Public
Harvard closed down its network of blogs, that helped define the medium in the early 2000s. But, thankfully, they've been saved for posterity.
22 years of blogging Paid Members Public
It’s another anniversary…
RIP Dooce Paid Members Public
The queen of mummy bloggers, the first influencer… Call her what you will, the tragic loss of Heather Armstrong means that one of the web's true pioneers is gone.
20 years of One Man & His Blog Paid Members Public
This site has been in continuous publication for two decades. And in that time, the “creator economy” has come full circle.
Cummings and goings Paid Members Public
Two years ago, Dominic Cummings' blog went silent — at the request of the Prime Minister. Now, he's giving us insights into the workings of government again via Substack — but with an agenda.