Nomadland Won Best Picture at the Golden Globes and I Had No Idea
It absolutely deserved the accolades, because
Nomadland is very, very good. It is an outstanding character study, a moving tribute to love and loss, and a respectful look at an alternative lifestyle that’s part-tragedy, part-refuge.
I’m running a
microblogging experiment over at HEY World (the new light-weight blog platform intetgrated with the HEY email service). I’ve published this and a couple of other posts since March began. Having fun so far! #website #writing #movies
Published on March 9, 2021 @ 9am
Emerging from The Slump
My writing habit really got derailed this year—especially as the coronavirus sent the world into a tailspin. Here's what I've learned during my time off.
Published on April 29, 2020 @ 7am
A Single File for Blog Drafts Has Changed Everything
If your writing habit has become mired in procrastination, here’s a supercharged tip for you.
Published on August 20, 2019 @ 6pm
Move over, Facebook and Twitter: it's time to bring back the blog
A decade ago, blogging was a big deal. Web users would bookmark the sites of the blogs they liked, and would check them frequently. Sometimes you’d even subscribe to a blogger’s mailing list to be notified of a new post.
Then came Facebook, and increased centralization of content on the internet. This included sites like Medium, which aggregate and curate writers’ content, and then sell it to readers behind a paywall.
David Heinemeier Hansson’s had enough. The web developer, bestselling author and the CTO of popular project-management software company Basecamp has decided to take his popular blog, Signal v. Noise, off Medium. He’s started publishing it on his own site, for free. And yes, you can sign up for his mailing list, too.
I was very skeptical of the move to Medium when
Signal v. Noise first jumped on that platform, so I’m super excited to see this classic blog from the Basecamp folks return to full independence. I love the new design as well.
Also, as someone who really, truly dislikes long tweetstorms (honestly, if you have more tweets to convey a singular thought than you can count on one hand, start a blog!), I can’t welcome this trend wholeheartedly enough.
Published on February 4, 2019 @ 12pm
I’ve decided (for the umpteenth time!) to resume daily microblogging. The plan is to post to my website once a day and syndicate to
Twitter and Mastodon. I’ve really been enjoying other daily bloggers such as Seth Godin and Dave Winer for a while now, plus the folks I follow on Twitter who essentially use that platform for blogging. To aid me in this quest, I’m using Things to remind me every day at 11am Pacific to post something. We’ll see how it goes. 😃
Published on November 11, 2018 @ 11am
Why Homepages Matter in 2018
Introducing the all-new JaredWhite.com, built with open source tools designed to stand the test of time.
Published on April 8, 2018 @ 7pm
Want to Improve Your Writing? Get Clear on Your Audience
For new blogs it's OK to experiment. But to grow your audience, you must narrow your focus.
Published on October 27, 2017 @ 12am
An Ode to the Independent Blogosphere
They say independent blogging is dead. Perhaps they're right. But we do not have to go gentle into that good night.
Published on September 24, 2016 @ 12am
My Top 3 Favorite Writing & Productivity Apps for iPad
Writers are notorious for being finicky about their tools and workflow. This writer is no different. Here are my top picks for the iPad-wielding scribe.
Published on July 17, 2016 @ 12am
I Am Blogger (And So Can You!)
Gasp! My little blog grew over 40% in 2015 without much effort. Take heart, struggling bloggers of the world!
Published on January 17, 2016 @ 12am
The Writing Legacy of Medieval Celts
Presenting two brilliant examples of the classic wit, spiritual depth, and surprisingly fresh language found in millennia-old Celtic verse
Published on May 15, 2015 @ 12am
Blogging Today: Maintaining Order in a World of Chaos
How to keep the pace in an era of unprecedented media overload
Published on January 3, 2014 @ 12am
When I sit down to write a book, I do not say to myself, ‘I am going to produce a work of art.’ I write it because there is some lie that I want to expose, some fact to which I want to draw attention, and my initial concern is to get a hearing.
Published on December 6, 2013 @ 12am
I am a Writer
Why did it take me so many years to come to that conclusion?
Published on May 27, 2013 @ 12am
The Blank Slate
When you begin to create something completely new, everything is possible.
Published on May 20, 2013 @ 12am
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