January 9, 2017

My Rules for Publishing (2017) Edition

I hadn’t read CJ Chilvers’ rules for publishing before, but this updated version is fantastic. Lines up almost perfectly with what I’ve been thinking about lately and what I’ve seen more than a few people talk about on their own blogs/newsletters/videos.

I’m really digging this move back to owning your own content, using a blog + email to reach people, and focusing on quality of communication over the quantity of people skimming your stuff. Even if that move is a byproduct of the internet circles I frequent and not the massive trend about which I daydream. Makes more and more sense as we see platforms like Medium struggle and deal with the fallout of investing too heavily in social media platforms (2016 presidential election, anyone?). The time might be ripe for indie microblogging to round out the blog + email combo…