a microcast with Manton Reece
90: Breakfast taco catering
Dec 7 • 6 min
Final plans for IndieWebCamp, ordering breakfast, and punting on opening up Micro.blog.
89: More blog software
Dec 5 • 4 min
MarsEdit 4 ships! I talk about why apps should be compatible, and the challenge in reaching a new audience.
88: Rumor has it
Dec 4 • 3 min
More delays launching Micro.blog, last-minute fixes, rate limiting, and more.
87: Week wrap-up
Dec 1 • 2 min
Just a quick episode at the end of the week. Looking forward to next week: getting the word out about Micro.blog and IndieWebCamp.
86: Profile photos
Nov 30 • 5 min
Micro.blog now supports uploading custom profile photos. Finally!
85: Slowly chip away
Nov 29 • 5 min
Watching the Spurs game tonight and thinking about the steady progress and growth of Micro.blog.
84: It’s still November
Nov 28 • 4 min
Deciding on a 100-user limit per day, and the feeling that we’re almost to the launch. Also, IndieWebCamp!
83: Event countdown
Nov 27 • 4 min
This week’s plans, including blog posts about IndieWebCamp and a strategy for the Micro.blog launch.
82: Web discover screen
Nov 24 • 4 min
Why it’s important to have the new discover posts timeline on the web, a reminder about IndieWebCamp Austin, and more.
81: Blog archive format
Nov 21 • 7 min
I ramble a bit about Micro.blog’s support for exporting WXR files, and the need for a more general blog archive file format.
80: I got the photo pin
Nov 17 • 5 min
Sending a Kickstarter email update and some thoughts on how @-mentions are still confusing.
79: IndieWebCamp venue
Nov 16 • 5 min
The photo challenge on Micro.blog, and finding a venue for IndieWebCamp Austin. You can now register for IndieWebCamp here.
78: Good enough for 1.0
Nov 9 • 5 min
I wrap up some of the recent progress on Micro.blog for Mac, WordPress import, the home page text, invites, and more.
77: Always reacting
Nov 3 • 4 min
While waiting for my iPhone X to arrive, I’m fixing bugs and thinking about making more time for the big picture.
76: South venue traffic
Nov 2 • 4 min
We check out a venue for IndieWebCamp Austin and then my internet goes down for hours.
75: Halloween pin
Oct 31 • 5 min
How pins in Micro.blog work, and why they’re there, while introducing a new pin for Halloween.
74: They had all moved out
Oct 30 • 5 min
About cancelling my WeWork membership, and observations on companies growing and failing.
73: The missing piece
Oct 27 • 6 min
Waking up at 2am to pre-order the iPhone X, and why I redesigned the Discover section in Micro.blog.
72: Mac icons
Oct 20 • 4 min
I’m back in Austin after a great week in Chicago. Quick update on the latest Mac beta, with new icons and bug fixes.
71: Seek out the audacious
Oct 18 • 4 min
More from the Release Notes conference in Chicago, with a mention of Anne Halsall’s talk about impossible things.
70: Early flight to Chicago
Oct 16 • 2 min
Arriving in Chicago for the Release Notes conference, and the first reaction of the Mac beta.
69: Less terrible over time
Oct 13 • 5 min
Working on something like Micro.blog for a long time, inspired by episode 100 of Under the Radar.
68: It’s coming together
Oct 12 • 5 min
Some of the recent Micro.blog for Mac progress and feature set. Hoping to send a beta within the next few days.
67: Don’t need permission
Oct 11 • 6 min
More about animator Floyd Norman with a clip from his documentary, plus Casey Neistat’s Do what you can’t and LaVar Ball on being the best.
66: Mac App Store
Oct 10 • 5 min
Should Micro.blog be in the Mac App Store? I’m inspired to answer the question from a discussion on episode 230 of Release Notes.
65: Gone all day
Oct 10 • 4 min
Morning thoughts about WordPress’s Gutenberg, then using the old tape deck on the drive back from north Texas.
64: At a furious pace
Oct 6 • 6 min
Thoughts on maintaining Micro.blog for both iOS and the Mac, then closing the week with a quote from Floyd Norman’s blog.
63: Courage to post it
Oct 5 • 6 min
Last night’s Homebrew Website Club, and then part of Manu Ginobili’s new vlog as I talk about overcoming the nervousness to post something new.
62: Narrow focus
Oct 4 • 5 min
Looking ahead to tonight’s Homebrew Website Club meetup and a basic roadmap for Micro.blog for the Mac.
61: Kind of an outsider
Oct 3 • 5 min
More thoughts from WordCamp about being an outsider in a new community, and progress on the Mac version of Micro.blog.
60: Discourage certain behavior
Oct 2 • 4 min
I’m back from WordCamp in San Antonio. My initial thoughts, plus a comment on the shooting in Las Vegas.
59: Show up every day
Sep 29 • 3 min
Five days in a row of podcasting, with a clip from a video by Casey Neistat, and a preview of WordCamp in San Antonio.
58: Marketing, marketing, marketing
Sep 28 • 4 min
If hardly anyone is paying attention, maybe it’s okay to repeat myself more often. Marketing is repetition.
57: 280 characters
Sep 27 • 6 min
Quick thoughts on Twitter’s announcement that they are experimenting with a new 280-character limit on tweets.
56: First impressions
Sep 26 • 6 min
Getting a second chance with new users, the latest iOS app, and not dwelling on past mistakes.
55: Your mind wanders
Sep 25 • 5 min
Writing the book and trying to capture the ideas when my mind wanders, inspired by this clip from animator Sergio Pablos.
54: Blogging motivation
Sep 21 • 3 min
I reflect on wrapping up working from Mozart’s Coffee and motivation on the drive home.
53: One page at a time
Sep 20 • 4 min
Thinking about the format for this microcast, consistently working toward a goal, and a clip from the With Her podcast.
52: South errands
Sep 19 • 4 min
I drove to south Austin for a mid-morning meeting before catching up on work at a coffee shop.
51: iPhone X event
Sep 12 • 7 min
My first reaction after today’s Apple event introducing the iPhone X, and work on Micro.blog invites and pins.
50: Version 1.1
Sep 11 • 4 min
Progress on the new version of Micro.blog for iOS before tomorrow’s Apple event, and sending out more invites.
49: Homebrew Website Club
Sep 6 • 4 min
Tonight we’re starting up a local Homebrew Website Club for Austin. Check out the details here.
Sep 5 • 4 min
Why it’s a good thing if the first reaction to a new idea is polarizing, inspired by an episode of How I Built This.
Sep 1 • 6 min
About my decision to move manton.org from WordPress to Micro.blog.
46: No one is coming
Aug 15 • 2 min
Back again after a long break. On this episode, I talk about Harry Potter and the mistake of thinking another developer is going to fix my code later.
45: Launch week
Apr 25 • 5 min
I’m rolling out early access to Micro.blog this week. I talk about how the first 2 days have gone, mistakes with TestFlight, and what to do next.
44: Disappoint some people
Apr 20 • 4 min
I look back at Katy Perry’s performance at the Grammys. Why it’s okay to make a political statement and risk disappointing some fans.
43: Default themes
Apr 18 • 3 min
Finalizing the default themes for Micro.blog, why they’re based on Jekyll, and a thousand beta testers.
42: Officially announced
Apr 17 • 7 min
Today I sent a Kickstarter update about the rollout date. I also talk about the invite code system, the book, and stickers.
41: Final rollout date
Apr 14 • 3 min
Wrapping up a busy week, I realize there’s too much going on to start the Micro.blog rollout next week. It will be the following week, April 24th.
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