Culling Domains

I have a thing for domains, been collecting them over the years. I had over 80 of them at the beginning of this year in January. I also have a thing for name domains, especially the “Abraham” part of my name. I have been collecting Abraham.XXX TLDs too for a while now, and had over 20 of them. The grand plan was to have a separate identity/blog pertaining to each area of my life - like travel, photography, business, portfolio, blog, social, microblog, etc. [Read More]

Should Blogging Be Made As Easy As Tweeting 2.0

Should blogging be made as easy as tweeting 2.0? If you want some history into this, you should start by reading my previous blog post on the topic Do We Really Want Blogging to Be As Easy and Simple As Tweeting? Today, I wanted to touch on an equally important topic (while staying on the main topic of blogging and microblogging), the topic of user engagement. User engagement, well we have managed something special in that department with our own microblogs. [Read More]

Do We Really Want Blogging to Be As Easy and Simple As Tweeting?

Think on that. For a moment at least. The problem with the Internet today is that just about everybody is an expert. People have labeled themselves creator, blogger, influencer, journalist, author, etc. The problem really isn’t the labeling, it’s the access to platforms like Twitter and Facebook that has given everybody the power to troll and spread misinformation, even deliberately. Imagine that happening with independent blogs. Right now all you need to do is block Twitter and Facebook to stop with most of the negativity, trolls, and the fake news. [Read More]

How To IndieWeb?

How to IndieWeb? In a word, I would say WordPress self-hosted, but that’s just me. I have been blogging for a long time, and across multiple mediums and platforms from self-hosted to corporate silos, and everything from notetaking, journaling, various CMS interfaces to microblogging. From all the experience gained over the years, I have to say WordPress is the easiest, especially for folks starting out and without any coding chops. [Read More]

Why To IndieWeb?

I’m a blogger. Been one from 2004. Over the years I have created a lot of content and across multiple platforms. However, when I look back, not all of my content can be found or is even online anymore. It is not a good feeling when you realize that something you have created is no more. As bad as that sounds, it brings me to an extremely important aspect of the IndieWeb. [Read More]

What Is The IndieWeb?

Indie means independent, so IndieWeb means the independent web. However, the blurb on the IndieWeb website goes The IndieWeb is a people-focused alternative to the “corporate web”. In other words, it’s not just an independent web, but it is the Internet that is free of corporate ownership, corporate silos, and more importantly, a web in which you the individual own your content. I have been blogging from around 2004. [Read More]

A Home for My Microblog

Yes, I’m still looking for a home for my microblog. From what I see, most folks have been hosting their microblogs on the service with or without the use of a custom domain. Many others have been using a “micro” subdomain on their main website or blog. Because of my penchant for keeping things clean and separate, I was always sold on the idea of a separate domain name. With that in mind, I registered UnoAbraham. [Read More]

Blogs, Where Is the Love?

A decade (or 2 ago) blogs were fun. They were informative, entertaining, and even added value. I used to follow a bunch of them, on diverse topics from self-improvement to the latest in technology. Reading them was more than a ritual, it was an exercise in informing myself and even improving myself. Sadly, all of that seems to be lost to the world, at least to the modern generation growing up on social media. [Read More]