The best way to blog in 2020 by Ben WerdmüllerBen Werdmüller

I’ve been blogging – albeit not consistently on the same site – since 1998. That’s a long time in internet years, and in human years, and over time I’ve conditioned out any self-editing impulse I might have. I write, hit publish, and share. Done.
Because I’m fairly prolific, friends and colleagues o…

Thanks Ben for the great advice! I, unbeknownst to myself, have actually been following this sort of thing all along, I just needed to have read about it to discover what I have actually been doing.

Bridging IndieWeb and Steem Blockchain

Evening everyone. This is my first post where I combine both the power of the Indieweb and that of the Steem blockchain in one location, that of my own personal web site, rather than posting on Steem first. After reading mixed reviews of the Steempress plugin, I’ve taken the leap of faith; hopefully I’ll be able to drive more community engagement this way from both sides of the web.

 

The Current Problem

 

One of the most prominent issues that are facing us today are the number of technologies that are all built to accomplish the same thing, that of community engagement. Particularly the concepts behind the Fediverse, The IndieWeb, and social media blockchains. It’s very difficult to tell which, if any will win out in the end, but for now, I’m with everyone at once, trying to gain as much engagement as I possibly can, while considering the rewards secondary to the experience on Steem. Of course, they are part of it, for it would not be a proof-of-brain cryptocurrency otherwise, but let’s just see what happens with this. Will it succeed, or will it fail?