Finding Gems On The Open Web

As one who likes to blog, I try to embrace and promote the “Open Web” or the “Indie Web.” So when I bump into these ideas online, it’s encouraging. In the past week I found two little gems with Open Web vibes. The first is by Brad Frost over at his own blog. I liked this little nugget a lot: Writing on your own website … Continue reading Finding Gems On The Open Web

Humble Blogging Milestone

In this last week of February, I reached a small but welcome marker along the path of blogging. I now have over 100 followers! The good news is less about being in the triple digit club and more about progress in general. Blogging takes time and dedication. It’s not so easy to publish quality posts on a regular basis. But consistent determination can pay off … Continue reading Humble Blogging Milestone

The Web Itself Is The Social Network

Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about social media versus the blogosphere. To help distinguish them, the term social network is synonymous with social media, whereas I refer to the blogosphere as ‘online networking’. But today I discovered something that clarifies and simplifies this latter term. Online networking is simply…the internet! I kind of knew that already, but I didn’t know how to articulate it … Continue reading The Web Itself Is The Social Network

Online Networking’s Future In The Past

Social media was supposed to be awesome. Until it wasn’t. In another recent act of backlash against social media, Glenn Reynolds (a.k.a. Instapundit, Blogfather) deleted his Twitter account and published the story online. (I credit Cal Newport for the link to the USA Today op-ed.) I like what Reynolds had to say in general about blogging. But I also like Twitter. So allow me to … Continue reading Online Networking’s Future In The Past

Jason Journals First Post

This is my first post on this blog! And since I don’t know if I should just jump right in with an article or not, I’ll just make this sort of a meta-post; let’s say introductory. I’ll keep it short since most of this kind of info is found on my About page. Blogging Guess what? I like blogging (surprise). Yeah, seriously, I’ve blogged off … Continue reading Jason Journals First Post