Blogging the way it ought to be

PAPERSFunction follows form.

Since the form of a WordPress blog (which this is) favors writing long pieces over short ones, that’s mostly what I’ve written here, since I started in August 2007. Essays, you might say.

Since the form of a 1999.io blog is writing pieces of any length, and posting them easily from a WYSIWYG editor, I’ve been blogging there instead of here. At least lately. My last post here was on June 29. Since then I’ve put up 31 posts at 1999.io:

  1. Idle words that aren’t
  2. Bots vs. Humanity
  3. Leading thoughts
  4. The Best Way to Blog
  5. Looking for something
  6. Promotion as friction
  7. Open Source lives, to say the least
  8. A Cajun network pioneer
  9. Remembering what they probably never taught you in school
  10. An Unnecessary Fight: Wired & Condé Nast vs. Customers
  11. The only code I learned was Morse
  12. Internet for the 100%
  13. On the continuing death of over-the-air TV
  14. The risk of being dead wrong
  15. Shootings
  16. What have I done?
  17. Speaking of dubious
  18. Yum.
  19. I loved it
  20. A fire sale on CBS’ legacy
  21. Knicks & Nets
  22. Kinda like mass hypnosis
  23. Stereo—it’s all in your head now
  24. Approaching the end of radio’s antenna age
  25. Some helpful additional AirBnB questions
  26. AM radio musings in Quebec
  27. What will Verizon do with Flickr?
  28. Maybe Canada is the control and the U.S. is the experiment
  29. Listeners to public radio stations: loose the pre-roll on your live stream
  30. Waiting for Verizon to screw Yahoo users and customers
  31. Yahoo users and customers have plenty to cry about

Posting on 1999.io is easier than tweeting. It’s even easier than it was on my original blog, where I posted from 1999 to 2007. Take a look at that one. Note that the posts are any length I liked.

Both systems were created by Dave Winer. Hats off to Uncle Dave for bringing back blogging like it used to be, should have been all along, and shall be again.

6 comments

  1. Rolf van Root’s avatar

    Regarding WordPress and shorter posts: I recently discovered this theme called Independent Publisher, which is open source and fits both for longform content and short tweet length post. The theme you use here is outdated and you might wanna take a look at it. The theme authors blog is a good example of how it can be used for different text length.
    You can find info on the theme here: http://independentpublisher.me
    1999.io > subscribed!

  2. Doc Searls’s avatar

    Thanks! I’ll ask the geeks in charge of Harvard blogs to check into it.

  3. charles’s avatar

    I don’t see an RSS feed at http://my.1999.io/users/dsearls/# — am I just missing it?

  4. charles’s avatar

    Thanks!

  5. Bill Bennett’s avatar

    Fascinating link to 1999.io that became a couple hours down a rabbit hole. How do you rate 1999.io as an outlet for journalists?

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