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Female Voices

“I very much fell into the trap of only being exposed to the voices of men. My blog subscriptions were all to male writers. Those I followed on Twitter were almost all male. I spoke at many conferences, and in every case, the speaker line-up was either almost completely or exclusively male. Those men then amplified other male voices, perpetuating the effect.

“It’s vital, for all our sakes, that we make an effort to change that.”

Posted on 8 April 2015 and filed under links, outbound, small, social media


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

Longer than a tweet, shorter than an in-depth, investigative magnum opus

Twitter essays, tweet storms, blog posts, and middling thoughts.

Posted on 2 November 2014 and filed under articles, blogging, main, social media, writing

Stop posting, start blogging

Your writing is valuable and interesting. Stop throwing it away.

Posted on 30 August 2014 and filed under articles, big, main, social media

When there’s new information on a story, do we delete or amend?

When an old story gets new information, is it better to amend the original post, or delete and replace?

Posted on 26 February 2014 and filed under comments, main, social media

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