Category Workshop


Jack-of-all-trades machinations behind a restless mind

Welcome to the workshop of my mind! As a lifelong entrepreneur who has spent over three decades quietly making a living online, I constantly muse on all things business, technology & internet. Herein lies the relief valve where my questionable brain farts out these random musings...

“A Gentle Intro to RSS”

I talk about RSS feeds quite a bit — they’ve been around for decades and are one of the easiest (and best) ways to keep up with your favorite blogs.

However, in the zeal of my love for it, I sometimes forget that not everyone knows what RSS feeds are, much less how to use them in the first place.

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(Note: I’m now writing about blogging and such on my other blog at Blogroll.org and sharing them from here.)

Beware Chrome’s follow button?

By now you’ve probably heard Google’s testing an RSS follow button in Chrome that lets readers follow blogs, etc. and read those articles in a new “Following” tab in the browser.

At first glance it’s great news — anything that helps readers follow blogs can only help, right?

The problem is this is Google we’re talking about…

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(Note: I’m now writing about blogging and such on my other blog at Blogroll.org and sharing them from here.)

Free your blog from the tyranny of pace

When it comes to personal blogs and blogging, screw pace. Rather than pressuring yourself under artificial time & quantity constraints, just write for yourself. Readers (and you) will be happier when you do.

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(Note: I’m now writing about blogging and such on my other blog at Blogroll.org and sharing them from here)

Time to ditch Unsplash photos?

It happened again — the Big Guy (Getty) bought out the little guy (Unsplash). And as in the majority of the case, the Big Guy will ruin the little guy.

Getty Images has an notorious reputation among photographers (low pay, lousy service) and is a copyright law tyrant (charges for public domain images, buys popular existing images and ex-post-facto goes after folks for using ’em).

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