Listened 78: Amanda Rush, aka @arush from
This week’s guest, Amanda Rush is a web developer and accessibility practitioner who loves to cook and read. She also loves the IndieWeb movement and Of her own blog, she says: I want to own all my content and have control over it, and to that end I am constantly updating this site so ...

Indie Microblogging: owning your short-form writing by Manton Reece — Kickstarter.

“Today, most writing instead goes into a small number of centralized social networking sites, where you can’t move your content, advertisements and fake news are everywhere, and if one of these sites fails, your content disappears from the internet. Too many sites have gone away and taken our posts and photos with them.

I want to encourage more independent writing. To do that, we need better tools that embrace microblogs and the advantages of the open web. We need to learn from the success and user experience of social networking, but applied to the full scope of the web.”

I’ve backed this despite being wary of new social networking sites after getting burned by This sounds different though. It fits in with the only kind of blogging style I seem to be capable of and I’m happy to go along for the ride.

Another new year and another vague feeling of optimism that doesn’t last longer than a day. I made one resolution publicly last year and that was not to mention or get annoyed by certain rabble rousing media and political characters. I managed quite well. That shall be my main resolution again.