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Using Custom Fonts on WordPress

One of my concerns with using WordPress for my site is that it is a bit more tricky to use custom fonts because the site code includes PHP and JavaScript in addition to html and CSS. I’m not trained as a programmer so quickly get out of my depth with anything beyond simple html or […]

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Splitting WordPress XML files

I have moved my website from being hand coded in html to WordPress. Primarily my intention is to encourage myself to write and post more frequently without the barrier of fiddling around with html code each time – from experience I know that WordPress is easy and quick to use. However, with any website platform […]

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Colophon

I’ve made a very deliberate choice to avoid any Google products/services on this site. This does mean I pay good money for fonts and analytics, but that’s what I believe in. Typography I am using custom fonts from the Klim Type Foundary in Wellington, New Zealand. The sans serif font is Karbon and the serif […]

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Focussing on practice

I was reading Chris Bowler’s most recent email newsletter today. In the intro to it he makes the comment: It has simply been a matter of waiting and looking for the right things to write about. And maybe to focus on practicing more than preaching (always a good thing). I can identify with both searching […]

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Anorexic web writing

A good article on some of the things that make web writing insipid and inspiration to do better: Reviving Anorexic Web Writing by Amber Simmons (2007)

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Why I have my own website

Digging through my massive archive of Evernote clippings I came across one from a guy named Brett Slatkin in which he outlines some reasons why he chooses to have his own website. The reason I kept the note is to remind me to consider this question for myself and to write my thoughts on the topic. […]

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Changing my writing routine

I’m trying to change my writing routine so that I get back to drafting my posts in a notebook and later transcribe this (with edits) into WordPress. Today’s post is currently en route to the notebook. Another change I’m making is avoiding using a computer or screen after 10pm. As you can guess, this means […]

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Micropub test

I’m trying out the Micropub plugin for WordPress as a way to add short updates to my site. However, The thought does occur to me that if I’m solely using Micropub to post to my own blog it would be simpler to use the WordPress app that I already have installed on my phone to […]