It's the year of the blog. And Linux on the desktop. lol. We talk about some of the more simple pleasures of building a website for personal blogging, getting into the CSS and actual HTML tags, not just generated webpack bundles. And yeah, at certain times we get old timey for RSS readers and irc.
Should have been called the year things I don’t feel I am good at.
Things I’ve learned in making my blog actually readable
!importantin my scss, for the only reason I couldn’t figure out how to override this property.
Bulma is a free, open source CSS framework based on Flexbox and used by more than 100,000developers.
I think I came across it in a combination of Gatsby starters, and saw that Scott Moss used it, and I was like, if it’s good enough for Scott I should totally be using this. He has done a ton of Node classes on Frontend Master’s. You need to check him out, seriously. (link in the show notes)
So I wanted a dark like theme. Think Daringfireball. If you aren’t familiar with him, he’s a blogger? Hence the theme, back to blogging.
Signal vs Noise brings their blog from Medium back inhouse.
problems with centralizing the internet
And that’s a real problem lately. There was a dare I say robust blogging community a decade ago. I myself had 5 or so abandon blogs with such snappy names as
But if they weren’t all in one easy convenient location, how did you read them grandpa Jesse? Gather around the fire kids, it’s called RSS. Yes the very same publishing xml feed that brings you my podcast to your favorite podcast player, could collect a bunch of these “feeds” into one app on your desktop and later your iphone to read, bookmark, and share (usually via email or irc) with your friends.
There are two mediums that remind me a lot of the old-school blogosphere: newsletters and podcasts
There are other good things about blogs.
This is all to say, 30 days in, and I’ve made 25 posts. I’m getting ideas for automation and quicker ways to get this out and share them auto magically. If you have a blog, send me the link, even if you post irregularly. I’d love to see what you’re up to.