Here’s an update on what my writing intentions are and what I’m using. I’m writing this to document it so I rememebr to not change anything in a month when I want to change everything again, lol. And maybe it helps you if you want to try and write online too. I don’t like the the 1% rule, we need to hear more voices!
In Internet culture, the 1% rule is a general rule of thumb pertaining to participation in an internet community, stating that only 1% of the users of a website actively create new content, while the other 99% of the participants only lurk.
I’m keeping a personal blog (what you’re reading now). To document some of what I’m thinking about and doing. Picutres I take, Sketchnotes I make, to share news about my comedy projects. Maybe someday my kids will look back at all this and get a laugh, or more likley feel like I’m “cringy”.
- The tech stack for this is this blog powered by blot. I find it such a nice way to write. First you’ll need to setup a Dropbox account and adjust some levers on the blot dashboard. Then, you write a text file in whatever app you want. I use Typora because it’s lovely. And it’s not often I can say and app is lovely, but it truly is. Sometimes I’ll use iaWriter too. It’s very nice and runs on all my personal devices. then you put the file in a specifc folder and Blot makes it a blog post on your website. It’s such a fantastic tool. I smile every time I publish.
- Buttondown.email collects whatever I post here each week, and then I send that out as my personal newsletter.
Also, I’m embracing the “learn in public” thing to share my interests, get feedback, and grow an audience. I’m currently exploring the field of Futures Thinking, a collection of ideas (cognition, concsiousness, creativity, being present) I am lumping under the term Mindfulness, and Improvisation aka Improv. As well as how those things intertwine.
- The tech stack for this endeavor is Ghost. It’s a little flashy but has everything I need now, and several things I intend to grow into.
I highly encourage you to write on your own site. Platforms disapear, and social media literally owns ewverything you put on there, and is designed to outrage and engage you.
If you want to get started yourself, there’s so many options. Some much more technical that others. Email me and I can help you out.
Probably the easiest and cheapest way to get started with is blogger, or tumblr. There’s also micro.bog which is 5$ a month but well worth it, imho.