2017 in Bitface Blogging

Well hello. It's been a while. That daily posting thing didn't work too well in the latter part of the year, and was particularly weak in the last couple of weeks. Weak weeks. In fact I posted 261 times in 2017. It's surprisingly hard to find that kind of thing out from Wordpress itself. I…

Maybe

Sometimes you just want to write something. Maybe you have something specific to say, maybe not. Maybe you have nothing to say at all, but just want to get something out there. Maybe you've set yourself a target, and having missed a day (and being aware that you'll doubtless miss others) you've decided you want…

Should a Blog Have a Theme?

Yes, yes, it's all very meta: all I ever write about is blogging. ((Or politics.)) But that is exactly what I want to talk about today: is a blog better if it is only on one subject? ((However broad that may be.)) I suspect that the most successful blogs in terms of size of readership…

Some More Bitface Thoughts

Something I forgot to mention yesterday was that I thought the "bitface" term was useful not just to refer to people who manipulate bits for a living (or hobby) -- programmers, like myself. It can also work to discuss anyone who makes digital content: websites, blogs, podcasts, videos, photos, and so on. We're all moving…

The Origin of the Bitface

Things go quicker than you think. This tweet post ((Post! This post, not this tweet.)) was inspired by a tweet, and I thought it wasn't too long ago. But in fact it was April last year. My friend Yusuf's tweet inspired me to finally write about the term "biftace" and why I chose it and…

Success for Micro.blog

Manton Reece's Kickstarter campaign for Micro.blog, which I wrote about before, was successful. In fact very successful. He made his stretch goal, which means he'll be able to employ a part-time Community Manager for the service, which should help with the kind of abuse that we've seen on Twitter over the years. So congratulations to…

One Month Gone

As you'll know if you've been paying attention, I've challenged myself to blog every day this year. Well, the first twelfth of the year (approximately) has gone, and I've succeeded so far (my problems posting last Saturday notwithstanding). One or two posts were extremely short, maybe just a link and a few words. But most…

Lost Drafts

You may think my last post was late, in that I didn't post it on Saturday, but rather today, Sunday. And that is literally true. However, I wrote the original draft of it on Saturday morning. I then saved it as a draft in WordPress (or so I thought). Later that day, while I was…