@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
@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 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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