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Expressively publishing on the open web since 1996.
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It’s a Bird! It’s a Blog! No, It’s a…Newsletter?

Fresh Fusion Episode 87

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Where do you put the stuff that you write? Where do you post your posts? How do you publish things online now that Twitter is imploding and the Fediverse is rising? Has blogging made a comeback? What’s the different between a blog and an email newsletter that’s available via the web? Questions abound, and I’m here to talk about all of it and my thoughts around smart growth of a healthier, more open web.

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