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I want the blogs back

I WANT THE BLOGS BACK by Peter Molnar (Peter Molnar) Years ago we sat down and constructed our “blogs”. We gave them a part of ourselves, to make it a reflection of ourselves, in our own style, our own language. It took time and it took effort. The tagline for my 15-year-old blog, Island in the Net, has always had the words "... with inchoate ramblings on technology, photography, beer, and geekery.", so really nothing has changed for me. Long…

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Blog readership is dropping

My blog readership has been falling for several years. It was even lower in 2018. I am not sure if the cause is my gradual shift away from "how-to" style posts to more of a focus on photo blogging. Perhaps it's time to return to a weekly schedule of one opinion posts, one technical post and one photography post. Perhaps I can remove the beer check-ins. I summarized the JetPack Annual Reports for Island in the Net from 2011, 2012,…

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Social Media and Blogging

Where Will the Current State of Blogging and Social Media Take Us? by Jacky Alciné (jacky.wtf) There’s this concept in engineering called the single point of failure; the notion that by centralizing a lot of critical processes, you increase the chance of failure (catastrophic or not) to occur. One could say that by using platforms like Instagram, Facebook, Twitter or the like. Currently, my “identity” is still splintered across multiple places/services on the Web. To fulfill what I’m reaching at, I’d…

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James Shelly abandons blogging

Thus endth the blog by James Shelley My writing priorities are shifting to long-form book projects. In the immediate, my focus is on completing a treatise on the nature of simplicity. As this thought project evolves, I am becoming evermore addicted to the intoxicating liberation of discarding as many superfluous, distracting and complicating concerns as I can. I have realized that maintaining an ‘online presence’ is one such extra and needless worry — a burden ripe for jettisoning! Ergo, I…

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