From IndieWeb

Content was a session at IndieWebCamp NYC2 2016.

Notes archived from: https://etherpad.indieweb.org/content

Video at: https://youtu.be/Z-QXKtLpuSc?t=32m27s

When: 2016-08-27 14:15



Related previous IndieWebcamp sessions / pages:

Guiding Questions:

  • What are some ideas for what to put on your personal site?
    • What would you like to be?
    • What are you passionate about?

How do you make yourself write regularly online?


  • twitter
  • blogs


  • builds lots of services and tools and invites friends to join

What is your audience?

You may write for yourself but it's ok to be public

Una Kravets personal goals Github repo: https://github.com/una/personal-goals

Tantek led a session on the same thing (URL above)

Schoolhouse Rock style - how a thought becomes a post

"I'm just a thought...." - a la how a bill becomes a law



  • perfectionism gets in the way of finished posting
  • gets over the hump of creating a draft by writing it as an email to a friend
  • blogged once or twice a month about work

Website updates can often coincide with looking for jobs.

  • blogged about the Mozilla project when he worked there
  • 18F

ok to blog about what you have learned even if you feel it's not advanced enough

find a way to anonymize your work stories

Label posts as not finished

  • "beta"
  • "under construction"

find a way to label the 'unfinished' ones -- some sort of banner like the Github ribbon

Celebrate your successes

Turning Thoughts into posts :

  • Twitter-like notes -- post it as a partial thought
  • then you can weave them into a longer post
    • the notes (tweets) have a permalink

Can use your past tweets

pinboard.in -- they pull in your tweets

Twitter does not display all your tweets! but you can request them

Photo by session participant Tantek ร‡elik (not pictured)

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