The above layout has given me an effective routine for writing longer posts. It’s iA Writer set up to mimic a dual-panel Markdown editor. Markdown isn’t for everyone but it works really well for how my brain processes text and ideas. The existing gap in iA Writer, for me, is some means of natively hooking it up to my blog.
At some point (probably one we’ve already passed), weblog technology will be seen as a platform for so many forms of publishing, filtering, aggregation, and syndication that blogging will stop referring to any particularly coherent activity. The term ‘blog’ will fall into the middle distance, as ‘home page’ and ‘portal’ have, words that used to mean some concrete thing, but which were stretched by use past the point of meaning.
Clay Shirky writing in 2003. Pretty prescient considering that’s 12 years ago.
Am I a Blogger? An edited version of danah boyd’s talk at Blogher this year.
How to activate faculty to fuel your content. Great set of tips for motivating consistent blogging among faculty.
Measure successful blogging in years. Success in blogging is largely about showing up each day and writing. Piece by piece you’ll create something great.