Writing on the web
Here’s a crazy idea: threaded tweets, but logged together, on a single webpage. A ‘weblog’, if you will.— Paul Lloyd (@paulrobertlloyd) March 21, 2017
Some people have been putting Paul’s crazy idea into practice.
- Mike revived his site a while back and he’s been posting gold dust ever since. I enjoy his no-holds-barred perspective on his time in San Francisco.
- Garrett’s writing goes all the way back to 2005. The cumulative result is two fascinating interweaving narratives—one about his health, another about his business.
- Charlotte has been documenting her move from Brighton to Sydney. Much as I love her articles about front-end development, I’m liking the slice-of-life updates on life down under even more.
- Amber has a great way with words. As well as regularly writing on her blog, she’s two-thirds of the way through writing 100 words every day for 100 days.
- Ethan has been writing about responsive design—of course—but it’s his more personal posts that make me really grateful for his site.
- Jeffrey and Eric never stopped writing on their own sites. Sure, there’s good stuff on their about web design and development, but it’s the writing about their non-web lives that’s so powerful.
There are more people I could mention …but, to be honest, not that many more. Seems like most people are happy to only publish on Ev’s blog or not at all.
I know not everybody wants to write on the web, and that’s fine. But it makes me sad when people choose not to publish their thoughts because they think no-one will be interested, or that it’s all been said before. I understand where those worries come from, but I believe—no, I know—that they are unfounded.
It’s a world wide web out there. There’s plenty of room for everyone. And I, for one, love reading the words of others.
Adactio on writing on the web adactio.com/journal/12059
“It’s a world wide web out there. There’s plenty of room for everyone. And I, for one, love reading the words of others.” Can’t disagree with that — and I love reading the words of Jeremy Keith.
“It’s a world wide web out there ….. And I, for one, love reading the words of others” - Writing on the web adactio.com/journal/12059
When writing for the web, “letting go of the words” should be your mantra. Maybe this approach is the future…? adactio.com/journal/12059
Or there is my site, full of writing in non-threaded tweets since 1999 (and hoping the writing has improved since).adactio.com/journal/12059
Adactio: Journal—Writing on the web adactio.com/journal/12059