Why did you create a web site of regular entries?
At first, I just wanted to rant about my time working at an Apple Retail store as the Lead Mac Genius. Quickly, I discovered that wasn’t a sustainable (or healthy) way to go, so now I just want to share things that are interesting to me.
What web-based solution did you select and why?
I’m running a self-hosted (well, Media-Temple hosted) WordPress install. I like how flexible the platform is, and since just about *everyone* uses it, there's always someone out there who has solved just about any problem you could encounter.
What is your definition of a good blog and
what are three good blogs that you frequently visit?
A blog should have a voice, and original content. Linked items are fine (I post a ton of them), but the writer’s voice is what makes a site memorable.
How do you create content for your blog?
I read a lot of websites. Too many. I also spend a lot of time reading books about nerdy things like Apple, NASA and more.
How do you stay organized and motivated
to contribute to your blog?
I keep a running OmniFocus project full of article ideas. I use Instapaper to capture links I want to post to. Knowing that I have thousands of people who seem to like what I do is great motivation to not suck. I don’t want to waste my readers’ time.
For those aspiring to make a website composed
of regular thoughts and/or images, what is your advice?
If you’re not interested in a subject, it will come through in your writing. Write about what makes you tick.
What is your quest in blogging?
I’d love to write full-time in the future, but for now, I want to continue to see 512 Pixels grow in size and in reputation. My awesome readers have everything to do that, so I want to keep them happy. However, ultimately, I want to keep learning about what I love—technology, and how it changes us.
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512 Pixels’ logo and portrait courtesy of Stephen M. Hackett.
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