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Want to read blog posts about blogging? You are in for a treat.


Matt Gemmell: “Even a year ago, I obsessively checked my follower count on Twitter, and my site’s visitor stats. I looked through my referrers daily. That’s a path to unhappiness. You notice when people inevitably unfollow, and you see which articles are of niche rather than widespread interest. It gets you down, particularly because the […]

Posted on 22 December 2014 and filed under blogging, links, main, meta, outbound, social media

Format Change

You may have noticed me posting more frequently this week. Inspired by Andy Baio, Gina Trapanai , et al I’ve decided to break down the silos of “what belongs” on my blog a little bit. For one, I’m not limiting myself to the maximum of one post a day because I’ve discovered that then I […]

Posted on 4 November 2014 and filed under comments, main, meta, misc

Thinking In The Open

Working through problems in public.

Posted on 5 September 2014 and filed under blogging, comments, meta, personal

Bigger fonts, less links, and comments only half-on: towards a more readable AndrewKurjata.ca

Bigger fonts, less links, and comments only half-on.

Posted on 31 August 2013 and filed under articles, comments, design, main, meta

Just moving some things around here…

I’m experimenting with what this blog is.

Posted on 21 August 2013 and filed under meta, nocomments

Shut up and say something

I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but there is a lot of good stuff out there. Like, a lot. So why add to the noise?

Posted on 30 April 2013 and filed under articles, Best Of, comments, main, meta, misc, personal

AndrewKurjata.ca: Now on iPhone, iPad and Internet Explorer

Some people have hobbies like woodworking or painting. Apparently, I do web design. The very first post on this blog is from when it was hosted on Blogger and I outlined how I had hacked an existing theme to look like the minimalist Depo Skinny WordPress theme. Since then I’ve moved onto WordPress and installed that […]

Posted on 18 November 2012 and filed under articles, comments, meta

Cleaning up the blog

Just, you know, changing a few things.

Posted on 8 June 2012 and filed under comments, meta

My Five Most Popular Posts of 2011

This is the first full year that I’ve been anywhere near what one could call a proper blogger. After a few years of experimentation, I think I’ve found my blog’s form and my own voice, although it’s still developing. With that, I thought it might be interesting to take a look at what the most […]

Posted on 1 January 2012 and filed under meta

Undergoing Upgrade

This is not what my blog normally looks like. I’m currently transferring my blog out of GoDaddy to a new hosting account (I’m going with NearlyFreeSpeech for hosting and NameCheap for domain registration). To find out why, see this thread on Reddit and this post from Good Magazine. Meanwhile, email remains andrew[at]kurjata.ca, and I’m still […]

Posted on 23 December 2011 and filed under meta

Feed Errors

This isn’t really a post, just an apology to those of you reading this via a feed subscription. For whatever reason my feed stopped transferring through feedburner. I think I *may* have fixed it, but it may also have republished a bunch of old items out of order. Hopefully this is a one time thing, […]

Posted on 12 July 2011 and filed under meta

Thank You (On Blogging)

I have been blogging off and on since 2007. It started as many blogs do– an unfocused, sporadic journal about my own life and subjects– mostly music– that caught my fancy. I blogged regularly while living in China, mostly as a means to vent (it can be a tough country to adjust to). Upon returning […]

Posted on 22 June 2011 and filed under articles, comments, meta, personal


“Andrew loves music and the outdoors, plays dodgeball and road hockey, and has way too many pets.” – Daybreak Team The above is the last line from my biography. More specifically, my biography on the website for Daybreak North. And it’s once again got me thinking about how I present myself to the world. Thanks […]

Posted on 23 March 2011 and filed under meta, personal, writing

FAQ Section Added!

Have a question? Maybe it’s answered here: andrewkurjata.ca/faq

Posted on 13 October 2010 and filed under meta

The Archival and Ephemeral Properties of Blogging and Twitter

For whatever reason, a cough that was better today than it had been for the last few days and had been pretty much MIA returned with a vengeance and interrupted my (and my significant other’s) sleep. So I’m up drinking some niocitrin and decided to change the way my blog’s Twitter digest works. Regular readers […]

Posted on 19 September 2010 and filed under articles, ideas, meta, social media

Ch-ch-ch changes: Likes, Hovercards, Bookmarks, and Mixtapes

Sections: I. Twitter & Facebook integration (go) II. Delicious Bookmarks (go) III. Almost Mainstream Mixtape (go) I. Twitter & Facebook integration I’ve been alone for the last couple of days, and I’ve occupied myself by learning a few new tricks for use on this blog (and, once I’m sure they work, other websites I make). […]

Posted on 22 August 2010 and filed under articles, how to, meta, social media

I’ve got me a new website…

..but you may or may not notice the difference. Short version: I bought webhosting and have migrated my blog to WordPress from Blogger. My bio, previously found at www.andrewkurjata.ca is now at www.andrewkurjata.ca/about and my blog is now at ww.andrewkurjata.ca. RSS subscriptions stay the same, and I’ll be publishing to both my old and new […]

Posted on 31 May 2010 and filed under meta

More Popular Than You Think

I have a tendency to make things on the internet, send them out into the world, and sort of forget about them. This is a bad habit. I’ve been doing a reasonably good job with this blog, but then again I’ve only had it since May. Maybe it’s because I don’t get paid for any […]

Posted on 20 August 2009 and filed under meta

So, how do I look?

Note: this is a post from when this blog was hosted on Blogger. The general template has stayed the same, but for reference, here’s what it looked like at the time: an explanation of the design and content of this site Welcome to blog.AndrewKurjata.ca. After having a number of Blogspot.com and a couple of WordPress.com […]

Posted on 24 May 2009 and filed under articles, meta

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