Google wants websites to adopt AMP as the default approach to building webpages. Tell them no. Make your site lightweight on your own. No reason to help centralize the web under Google's control even further https://www.polemicdigital.com/google-amp-go-to-hell/
Logged off: meet the teens who refuse to use social media https://www.theguardian.com/society/2018/aug/29/teens-desert-social-media
I like this ethical design manifesto 👍 https://2017.ind.ie/ethical-design/
The next phase of Gutenberg will take the ease of use that was introduced with block-based editing and extend that capability to the Customizer, starting with widgets, to make it easier for users to customize the rest of their sites https://make.wordpress.org/core/2018/12/08/gutenberg-phase-2/
Quora announced that 100 million user accounts were compromised, including private activity like downvotes and direct messages, by a “malicious third party.” This is a good time to remind you of all the other reasons why you should never, ever use Quora https://waxy.org/2018/12/why-you-should-never-ever-use-quora/
Twenty Nineteen is the best default WordPress theme ever. I'm seriously impressed by it. It has everything a new blogger needs. Check @email@example.com using it too now 🙌 https://ma.tt/2018/11/a-gutenberg-faq/
A blogging style guide: Here are 39 ways to make your blog more entertaining to read and more pleasurable to write https://robertheaton.com/2018/12/06/a-blogging-style-guide/
The new official and Gutenberg ready theme "Twenty Nineteen" is great too. So simple, minimalist, lightweight, lots of white space and no external calls and anything like that. Impressive! Testing it here https://markosaric.com/guide/
Using WordPress for your blog? Gutenberg release date is December 6th. Learn more about this new editor that replaces WYSIWYG or see how to disable it until you are ready for the new workflow https://howtomakemyblog.com/wordpress-gutenberg-editor/
"Tumblr will permanently ban adult content from its platform on December 17th" and immediately lose majority of its visitors and traffic https://www.theverge.com/2018/12/3/18123752/tumblr-adult-content-porn-ban-date-explicit-changes-why-safe-mode
Nick Cave on writing at his new http://theredhandfiles.com: "I have rarely sat down at my desk with something to say, other than I am ready. The sitting comes first, turning up with a certain alertness to possibility. Only then does the idea feel free to settle."
What to Do with Your Old Blog Posts https://moz.com/blog/what-to-do-with-old-blog-posts
Uncommon Blogging Tactics Are Highly Effective, New Study Shows:
✍️ Publishing 2000+ Word Articles
🔢 Publishing Articles More Than Once Per Week
🕞 Spending Over 6 Hours Writing an Article
👏 Creating Your Own Research
Mailchimp's rebrand to "more than just an email marketing service" works.
"Mailchimp tells me that 50 percent of its revenue now comes from e-commerce. In total, its customers sold over $22 billion worth of products in the first half of 2018 alone."
Here's @firstname.lastname@example.org on why Medium is a poor choice for blogging https://medium.com/@nikitonsky/medium-is-a-poor-choice-for-blogging-bb0048d19133
Updated my "Best Blogging Platforms" list with this new data. Recommendation is to syndicate your content to specific Medium publications for extra reach but not to use it as your main host https://howtomakemyblog.com/best-blog-sites/#medium
The 2018 Survey of 1000+ Bloggers: Some great stuff in here as usual by @email@example.com https://www.orbitmedia.com/blog/blogging-statistics/
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