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Old Posts

Today's Desk.pm community writing prompt is "Do you go back and edit/update old blog posts? What is your philosophy or practice in that regards?" Interesting because that's just what I did this morning. I reviewed some older posts and made some changes. Some of my older posts were not formatted correctly. They looked horrible with the current blog template. In my earlier days of blogging I did not do much spelling and grammar checking and it shows in my content.…

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Patterns

I am taking part in an free online course to improve my writing and blogging skills. Today’s writing prompt is Write a post about what you discovered regarding your writing patterns and behaviour. What surprised you? John asked a number of important questions that I'm not sure I know how to answer. I do want you to write today though and it doesn't have to be much: Write a post about what you discovered regarding your writing patterns and behaviour.…

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Why I Blog

I'm beginning to define and explore the thorny question of why I write and why I want to become a better writer. Here are some of my initial and incomplete thoughts (inchoate) about the why. I started blogging circa 2001. I think it had something to do with my employment status at the time. I had consulted for several years doing web development and systems integration for large enterprises in the area. Just after the September 11 attacks, and only…

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Experience Reports

Ghost.org, a blogging platform made for love, not profit

I've recently started using Ghost.org, an open-source blogging platform that it's developer, John O'Nolan, hopes will bring back the art of "just blogging1". Ghost, unlike established players like WordPress or Joomla, has no interest in being a content-management system. It's meant to be simple to setup and use. I liked the promise of Ghost. Unlike most blogging platforms today which are based on PHP, Ghost is built on top of the popular server-side2 JavaScript engine, Node.js. Today it's no longer…

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