Showing 25 posts tagged parislemon
Asked by anandx
I respond to a few when I can. But I get way too many to respond to all of them. It’s still better than email :)
Thank you, dear readers.
Asked by Anonymous
Honestly, I’ve tried to look into this and have no idea what’s up here. My guess is that it’s something Tumblr recently changed, but it could well be Feedburner (which Google should probably just kill off already). If anyone has any ideas, I’m all ears.
I’ve looked at the feeds on all available RSS readers and I can’t seem to recreate the problem myself. But I’ve gotten pinged about the raw HTML issue a few hundred times, so it’s clearly very real.
My advice is to perhaps try the raw RSS feed found here: http://parislemon.com/rss.
Or stop using RSS, it’s dead anyway. (I kid, I kid. Sort of.) You can always find the Twitter feed of all posts here: https://twitter.com/lemonfeed.
Sorry for the trouble, thanks for reading.
Not above reblogging this.
A little while ago, I hacked together a “Stuff I Like” area at the bottom of this blog. A lot of Tumblr themes have this option, but even more don’t seem to take advantage of that data, which surprises me.
I love the “Like” data because it ends up being the easiest way to interact with stuff on Tumblr. I reblog quite a few things these days, but for everything I reblog, I probably Like 50 to 100 things. I use reblog if I think a piece of content will be of particular interest to my audience (or if it’s of particular interest to me) or if I want to add some commentary to something. But there’s still a little more friction in the number of clicks it takes to share something and keystrokes if you’re typing. Like is one click and you’re done.
I like this tiered system for Tumblr — High level: your own post. Medium level: a Reblog. Low level: a Like. And it’s great to be able to surface them all in one place. Those who just care about the stuff you care the most about can follow your feed (either in Tumblr or RSS) and get just what you post and reblog. But those who want to see everything you’re interested in can visit your site and see the Likes as well.
Like areas also allow for the creation of fascinating juxtapositions such as the one above, which I approve of. This is high art, people.
Asked by Anonymous
Good call. Fixed.
On vacation. Posting infrequently. Be back soon.
When most people write books, they sit down with the goal of writing one. I cheated. Instead, I blogged non-stop for five years, writing about hundreds of different topics on various different sites and had someone edit a collection of those together into a book after the fact.
It’s actually rather genius.
Not necessarily the book, mind you — I’ll let you decide that — but the idea behind it. A startup called Hyperink is behind it and they approached me with the opportunity to repurpose and reinvigorate some of that past content I had made. They’ve previously done this with Foundry Group’s Brad Feld and had great success (he just released version 2 of his blog-to-book).
One of the greatest strengths of blogging is also a weakness: content is very easy to get out there, but because of that, it’s also extremely ephemeral. Every blogger has dozens, if not hundreds, if not thousands of posts that they poured time into, but after a short shelf life, those posts are lost in the ether of the web — most never to be found again. Some of those are great posts. It doesn’t matter. On the Internet, fresh content is paramount.
Hyperink is trying to change this with Blog to Book series. Specifically, they’re looking over past posts to find the best ones (based on a number of factors — some subjective, some not) and putting them together in an eBook format. More will be coming from other bloggers in the future.
To be clear, all of this is previous published content that is available for free on the web. But the book is edited together together in a way that I actually think is pretty fun and seamless. I’ve also included some updated commentary on some of the topics. It’s 177 pages of pure joy and jackassery.
Perhaps most importantly, the price is fair. If you buy it on Amazon or Barnes & Noble, you’ll pay just $4.95. And for a limited time, you can buy it right through Hyperink for just $2.99. With that purchase, you can get the eBook for the Kindle, Nook, iPad, or just a PDF.
Enjoy. And thanks for reading.
Holy response to the new layout! Not to fear, I just enjoy trying new things out. May switch back. May not. May switch to something completely different again.
I do appreciate the feedback though. More to come.
After wanting to puke for a couple weeks, went ahead and made the logo all pretty-like in a Retina sort of way.
It was two years ago this month that I moved this blog over to Tumblr. Today, 2,155 posts later, I passed 100,000 Tumblr followers. I sincerely appreciate all the interest and support.
Asked by Anonymous
Quite honestly, I got sick of looking at it on a daily basis :)
I like to switch things up from time to time. Eventually, I’ll suck it up and have an actual designer do something with this site.