Richard MacManus

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2019-03-27: New email newsletter launching May I’ll be launching a brand new email newsletter on Substack in May. It’ll be similar topic to my …

2019-03-20: Recently I interviewed OGl bloggers Jason Kottke. This week’s interview is the perfect complement, …

2019-03-13: This week’s Creator Interviews post is with Tiny Teee, a keycaps maker whose main platform is …

2019-03-06: OG Blogger kottke.org has been online since 1998. Remarkably, Jason Kottke has never stopped blogging. The blog …

2019-02-27: New creator interview -> Brian McCullough’s Internet History Podcast was initially launched …

2019-02-20: This week on Creator Interviews, an interview with comic artist and illustrator Sweeney Boo. p.s. …

2019-02-13: In this week’s Indie Digital Media post, I list the five key characteristics of being an indie …

2019-02-06: This week’s Indie Digital Media profile is author Eliot Peper. We explore how he made his …

2019-02-01: In part 2 of my Indie Digital Media profile of YouTuber Tal Oran, we examine how he produces his …

2019-01-30: In this week’s Indie Digital Media creator interview, I profile popular YouTuber Tal Oran. Tal …

2019-01-16: Getting a new pro blog off the ground Trying to get a new indie blog off the ground these days is bloody hard. Social media has little …

2019-01-16: In this week’s Indie Digital Media creator profile, I interview cellist Zoe Keating. She talks …

2019-01-09: In this week’s Indie Digital Media creator profile, I interview Doug Metzger from one of my …

2018-12-27: In my final Newsroom column of the year, I look ahead to what we can expect from the tech sector in …

2018-12-22: 🎵To listen: Best Reissues Of 2018 Some nuggets I haven’t yet listened to, other than the …

2018-12-20: 🔗indie Leo Laporte by @c > he’s not as beholden to YouTube because he streams and hosts all of …

2018-12-20: 🔗The internet as television Really like this article and syncs with what I’ve been thinking …

2018-12-20: I’m going to also use my Micro.blog as a kind of linkblog. I’ll use the 🔗icon. …

2018-12-18: Deplatforming the platforms Platforms are the key to influence in the modern era. We’ve spent years being burned by them and …

2018-12-15: Open question: what are some cool indie blogs (by which I mean, topic-focused blogs not personal …

2018-12-14: Wordpress Gutenberg, Indie Web & Pro Blogging Interesting post by @bradenslen about WordPress 5.0 Gutenberg, which I’ve noted many …

2018-12-11: 📚Melmoth: A Novel by Sarah Perry ★★★★☆ Took a while to grow on me, but by the end of the book I was …

2018-12-10: The Beehive, NZ’s Parliament. I come in here to work once a week, at the Press Gallery for Newsroom.

2018-12-08: I've still not given up on pro blogging My attempt this year was Blocksplain, a blog I started in Jan about tech crypto. I must admit, I …

2018-12-06: Today at Wellington library they had a sale of withdrawn books. Who remembers this bad boy, from …

2018-12-04: Taking a tip from @ablaze, I’ll do a Micro Monday recommendation too. Mine is for @cheri, …

2018-12-04: 1 year anniversary of Micro.blog ‘going public’. Congrats to @manton, @macgenie & …

2018-12-03: More thoughts on microblogging & content flows Current solution while I figure out what “microblogging” actually means for me in late …

2018-11-26: Anyone have any pointers / thoughts on integrating a micro.blog into your wordpress website? …

2018-11-22: Email newsletters vs RSS Readers One of the many odd things about web technology in 2018 is how email newsletters are a dominant form …

2018-11-21: What is the role of social media in 2018/19? What is the role of social media in 2018, going forward into 2019? I’ve been thinking about …

2018-11-18: Reviewing my web presence for 2019 and this afternoon upgraded to Pro micro.blog and pointed …

2018-11-08: Have set aside some time this afternoon to review my web presence and make some plans for 2019. …