@lanodan github pages with a custom domain isn't locked in, though. I'll update it to suggest sourcehut pages eventually :')
@awg no, but you can redonate your reward if you want. What's a phlog?
@awg oh cool I'm down
@sir I don't care who that guy is, but he is gonna have to declare bureaucracy in about..... now.
@sir oh, that was a serious offer? never mind...
I am just afraid that this kind of offer is gonna work more like a charity then a real trade.
But that is just my opinion. Anyway, it would be interesting how many percent of blogs you bought this way get more then 4 articles anyway.
@314 yes, but it sucks so I recommend something else anyway
@sir Woah, generous, cool thing! Too bad I already started my blog a while ago :P
@sir this sounds like the right amount of motivation to start my blog and write about my video game reverse engineering journey 👀 (although I probably would take the charity option)
@sir i made a blog a year ago, but i've posted only one article. I'd like to create a new one with an hosted service, like write.as, because i don't have the time to manage the current one. Can i still apply?
@ranfdev no, but I encourage you to move to write.as anyway if it'll get you to write more 🙂
@sir is fediverse.blog (Plume instance) OK or self hosting a Plume instance would be required?
@post hosted is fine! Just has to be an open source platform
@sir Wait, anyone? Be prepared to lose a lot of money, you may want to cap this offer.
@DashEquals I will have to rescind or reduce the offer if it becomes a problem
@sir Ok, makes sense. Btw, you may want to recommend Wordpress.
@DashEquals no, I really wouldn't want to recommend Wordpress. Not in a thousand lifetimes
@sir Really? It's worked OK for my uses (not a personal blog, one for a landowners association).
@DashEquals but like... getting 50 new blogs on the internet before I've spent $1,000 isn't bad
@sir Out out curiosity, why are you doing this?
@zge I want more people to be writing about the things they're passionate in long-form on a more permanent mediums than mastodon et al
@zge passionate about*
@sir So this is primarily addressed at people who already write, just on the "wrong"/"suboptimal" medium?
@zge no, the main goal is to get people who don't write to start. They don't have to write perfectly for this
@zge I also have offered to review drafts and provide feedback (which someone took me up on a few minutes ago, actually)
@sir And wouldn't it be far more helpful to write on _how_ to write, rather than just give a monetary incentive. There are many people (like me) who would more than want to write regularly, some even have the time, but just don't know how to properly do it: Ideas, structuring, writing styles, planning, etc.
@zge I could write about this but honestly the biggest factor is practice. And if I tried to teach everything, you wouldn't find your own voice as easily. I do intend to write more about writing in the future, though.
@sir When you say tech blog, do you mean all of our articles have to be related to tech? I was planning on having one of my follow-up posts being about my experience with and taste in music, as well as talking about video games in another. I'm sure I can find other topics if those two wouldn't meet your standards. This is a really interesting proposal and experience, so thank you!
@cole you have to write some tech to qualify, but can totally write about other stuff too.
@sir So just to be super clear: to satisfy your challenge, I'd need 4 total posts relating to tech, but you wouldn't disqualify someone if they wrote about something other than tech -- those posts just wouldn't count towards the total?
@cole right. I wouldn't mind if maybe one of those posts are non-tech related. The point is just to get you to start it and keep it up, I can be flexible with the details.
@sir Hey Drew, I think big problem is maintaining a blog. I've started few tech/floss blogs but it's really hard to get feedback and further motivation without pushing comments, or google analytics. Also SEO game is rigged towards big websites.
All that being said I agree with some of your points - technical blogs are great fun and great for solidifying your own knowledge. At the beginning of this year I've started http://crawl.blog/ a blog about web-crawling :)
@Wraptile you can ask for feedback! And sometimes your posts will generate good discussions on HN, reddit, lobsters, etc
@sir yes! So much yes! I love writing on my blog, I think it’s a fantastic way to talk abut personal interests. Everyone should have a blog IMHO.
@sir "Medium is not allowed"
thank you ✨
@sir Interesting project you have going there. I wouldn't mind taking you up on the offer but, my (not yet live) blog is about my weekly experiences or thoughts. Tech, non-tech, McDonalds always forgetting my fries, etc.
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