Micro Monday

Micro Monday

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Micro Monday is a weekly microcast with Jean MacDonald talking to members of the Micro.blog community.
56: But She’s A Girl, aka @bsag
Apr 15
The Microblogger known as But She’s A Girl is a biologist based in Birmingham UK who has “too many interests” outside her professional life: cycling, programming, photography, music, sewing, and crocheting. We talk about these interests, blogging, and the…
55: Mike Hendley, aka @mikehendley
Apr 8
Mike’s microblog caught our attention because he posts incredible drawings as works in progress. In this episode, Mike talks about his process and how he is using the iPad to create his artwork and Micro.blog to share it. He also appreciates the…
54: Kim Landwehr, aka @klandwehr
Mar 25
This week’s guest is Kim Landwehr. Kim is no stranger to social media and blogging platforms. We talk about what is different about Micro.blog that holds her interest: There are a lot of interesting people, obviously, on Micro.blog, but also I’m less…
53: Martin Feld, aka @martinfeld
Mar 18
This week’s guest is Martin Feld, from Wollongong, Australia. Martin credits microblogging with his ability to write more consistently on his long-form blog as well. (That’s no small feat for someone who describes himself as “Seinfeldian overthinker.”) We…
52: Gabriel Santiago, aka @Gabz
Mar 11
This week, Gabriel Santiago talks about how Micro.blog has helped him to find joy again in blogging and stay off Facebook. We also talk about the experience of community and conversation on the timeline. To be honest, at first I felt out of place because…
51: More questions and answer with @manton
Mar 4
It’s time for another episode of Ask Manton. We collected questions from the Micro.blog community and talked about some of the features and issues on your mind, in particular: Portability and Backups Possibility of Private Accounts Adding photo collection…
50: Jonathan LaCour, aka @cleverdevil
Feb 25
It’s the 50th episode and Jonathan LaCour is our guest! 💃🎉🍾 You know him best as @cleverdevil, the creator of utilities that enhance your microblog such as microgram (an Instagram-like photo grid page), and micromemories (a Facebook-like “On This Day”…
49: Tom Cutting, aka @stickmandiaries
Feb 18
Tom Cutting, creator of the Stickman Diaries, talks about the winding path of his working life, including copying code for Pong to play with his brother, working in desktop publishing and the prepress industry, and eventually embracing the internet. He…
48: Chris Wilson, aka @ChrisJWilson
Feb 11
Chris Wilson joins us on Micro Monday. He lives in Kraków, Poland, and works for an ad technology company, but he is originally from London, where he graduated with a degree in Politics. We talk about how his blog has evolved throughout this journey,…
47: Sven Seebeck, aka @svenseebeck
Feb 4
This episode takes us to Finland to chat with Sven Seebeck, a blogger, a photographer, a musician and a music teacher. He’s been blogging since 2008, focused on a variety of topics. We talk about the difficulty of doing a music microcast without falling…
46: Ben Norris aka @bennorris
Jan 28
This week’s guest, Ben Norris, is a husband and father of six children (plus a new puppy), as well as being an iOS developer, a blogger and a sketchnoter. He has also written quite movingly about mental illness and healing, and we chat about that a bit.…
45: Annie Mueller aka @Annie
Jan 21
This week, Annie Mueller is our guest. She’s a freelance writer who has recently relocated with her family to Puerto Rico. “I do the words,” her About page says. And she likes Micro.blog: I feel that it’s less about me expressing myself, and more about…
44: Tony aka @tones
Jan 14
This week we head back to the home of the Kiwis and talk to Tony in New Zealand. An engineer by trade, he’s been blogging since 2002. I love writing but most of my writing I do for me…I just basically do what I think I would want to look back and read. I…
43: Jack Baty aka @jack
Jan 7
We kick off the New Year with Jack Baty, a long-time blogger and a partner in a digital development studio since 1995. He has a eclectic mix of interests that you might want to check out. The fellow pictured in his avatar with the pipe is not him, but…
42: A New Year’s Eve Retrospective
Dec 31, 2018
This year, New Year’s Eve falls on a Monday. It’s a good time to reflect on the past year, and in that spirit, this episode is a short retrospective of our first 10 episodes. If you’re new to the podcast, here’s a great starting point. Links to the…
41: John Philpin
Dec 17, 2018
John Philpin has been blogging and microblogging for a while. Now he’s taking on a new challenge: microcasting. We talk about the similarities between microblogging and microcasting. We also learn about John’s People First project and how that influences…
40: Khaled Abou Alfa, aka @kaa
Dec 10, 2018
This week, Khaled Abou Alfa discusses his philosophy of blogging, which he’s been doing for over 14 years. He explains how a short post by John Gruber provided the impetus to start using his Micro.blog account. Khaled: “I think I am blogging more now than…
39: Brent Simmons, podcasting and blogging at Omni
Dec 3, 2018
The Omni Show, a podcast that features the people who bring you all the great software from Omni Group, just marked its first anniversary. The host of that show, marketing human Brent Simmons, joins us on Micro Monday to talk about what is special about…
38: Chris Campbell, aka @bitdepth
Nov 26, 2018
This week’s guest, Chris Campbell, teaches film in Nova Scotia. He reviews a LOT of films on Letterboxd and also posts a photo a day to his microblog. His blogging life story starts on a server in Antarctica and has gone through several iterations before…
37: Questions and Answers With @manton
Nov 19, 2018
We’re back with another episode of Micro.blog Q&A with founder Manton Reece. Community members submitted questions, and we were able to get quite a few without turning this episode into a macrocast, including: * Will you add post categories? * Can…
36: Rich Anderson aka @sanspoint
Nov 12, 2018
Rich Anderson comes to Micro Monday, and we talk a lot about music. He’s hosted the podcast Crush On Music, he works in online marketing at the Metropolitan Opera, and he is a competitive air guitarist. We chat about all these cool things, plus…
35: Miraz Jordan aka @Miraz
Nov 5, 2018
After many years of producing tech-oriented blogs such as Mac Tips and KnowIT, Miraz Jordan has settled in at Micro.blog to post the “bits and bobs” that interest her. Her blog features a delightful combination of commentary, links, photos of the New…
34: Daniel Jalkut aka @danielpunkass
Oct 29, 2018
On this week’s episode, Jean chats with Daniel Jalkut, the developer of MarsEdit, the blogging editor for Mac. As co-host with Manton on the Core Intuition podcast for 10 years (🎉), Daniel has had a front-row seat at Micro.blog’s inception and evolution.…
33: Aleen Simms aka @aleen
Oct 22, 2018
This week, Jean talks to Aleen Simms, proprietor of App Launch Map, podcast host (Originality) and frequent podcast guest (The Incomparable), and a lover of fancy pens, inks, and journals. We avoid the temptation to talk about guinea pigs and kitties, and…
32: @abouthalf
Oct 15, 2018
On the podcast this week is Michael Barrett, an artist who enjoys experimenting with new technologies and pushing the boundaries of what we expect from art online. We talk about how he’s moved his website to his Micro.blog-hosted site, with a distinctive…
31: Joyce Garcia aka @garciabuxton
Oct 8, 2018
This week’s guest is Joyce Garcia, an editor with many years of experience in journalism and media. We take a walk down memory lane, discussing the history of online news and blogging, while meandering to such subjects as floppy disks, daisy wheel…
30: @amit
Oct 1, 2018
Our guest this week is Amit Gawande, who codes for a living but lives for reading and writing. He is the creator of Microthreads, a tool for finding users and conversations to follow on Micro.blog. We talk about the many blog platforms he’s used over the…
29: @cygnoir
Sep 24, 2018
This week’s guest, Halsted Bernard, has quite a multitude of interests (gaming, linguistics, virtual reality, cooking, fountain pens, quantified self), so it was hard to narrow it down to just a couple for the microcast, but we managed to discuss analog…
28: @simonwoods
Sep 17, 2018
This week, our guest is Simon Woods from the UK. He is the creator of the Micro.blog community resource @til, aka Today I Learned. We talk about his life as a citizen of the Internet, which includes blogging, working from home, and cats, of course. What…
27: @vasta
Sep 10, 2018
Today we feature a chat with Sameer Vasta, “an avid letterwriter, an avid pedestrian, and an avid reader.” We talk about his work in employee experience for the government of Ontario, and his thoughts on language and civility in online communities,…
Micro Monday Extra: Late Night In The Airstream with @aaronpk at XOXO
Sep 9, 2018
I get a second chance to record in the very cool Airstream podcast studio at XOXO conference, because I ran into Aaron Parecki. He is an organizer at StreamPDX, so he has the keys to the Airstream! Aaron is also one of the founders of the IndieWeb…
Micro Monday Extra: Interviewing @dougbeal at the XOXO Festival in an AirstreamTrailer
Sep 8, 2018
This is a special extra edition of Micro Monday, recorded at the XOXO Festival with Doug Beal. The interview was recorded in an Airstream Trailer, the mobile podcast and storytelling studio provided by StreamPDX. It was a fun experience, and I thank Doug…
26: @jeffmueller
Sep 3, 2018
Two Micro Monday episodes on one Monday! They don’t call it Labor Day in the U.S. for nothing. This episode features Jeff Mueller, creator of (the soon-to-be-renamed) ADN Finder, a tool for finding people from the former App.net as well as Mastodon and…
25: @belle
Sep 3, 2018
In this episode of Micro Monday, we talk to Belle Cooper in Melbourne, Australia, who is the creator of the Android Micro.blog client Pico. She is also one half of the team at Hello Code, developers of Exist and Larder. We talk quite a bit about the…
24: @manton Answers Your Questions
Aug 27, 2018
This week’s special episode is a Q&A with Manton Reece, founder of Micro.blog. Jean poses questions submitted by the Micro.blog community, including: Which new features will be added next? How can the onboarding process be improved to support new users?…
23: @collin
Aug 20, 2018
This week, Jean talks to Collin Donnell in a wide-ranging episode that starts out with a look at the current state of affairs in social networking but ends on an upbeat note that includes dogs, guinea pigs and the popularity of photoblogging. Collin: “It…
22: @dori
Aug 13, 2018
This week, Jean has a great chat with Dori Smith, a longtime blogger, programmer, and writer of great books, such as Javascript: Visual QuickStart Guide. Backup Brain, the blog she created with her late husband Tom Negrino, is almost 20 years old. Her…
Micro Monday Extra: Micro Meetup in Minneapolis
Aug 10, 2018
Noisy cafe alert! Jean is in Minneapolis to support the launching of a new App Camp For Girls organization, and had a chance to attend a Micro Meetup with Patrick, Tim, Rob, and Isaac. The recording conditions were less than ideal, so this is a short one,…
21: @Lioncourt
Aug 6, 2018
This week, Jean talks with Josh de Lioncourt on the day his new novel Haven Divided, Book 2 in his Dragon’s Brood Cycle, was released. In addition to fiction, Josh also writes software, music, and tech articles, but we didn’t get to discuss any of that…
20: @Burk
Jul 30, 2018
This week, Jean has a nice chat with Jason Burk. Jason has been actively curating several resources for the Micro.blog community, including a directory of Tagmoji used or proposed for the Discover section, a listing of Micro meetups, and a microcast…
Micro Monday Extra: @verso at Chicago-O’Hare airport, talking about Macstock
Jul 24, 2018
In this special extra edition of the Micro Monday Microcast, Kelly Guimont and Jean have enough time before their plane home to Portland to talk about the fantastic experience they had at the 2018 Macstock Expo and Conference, and to start making plans…
19: @endonend
Jul 23, 2018
Jason Dettbarn, a UX analyst in his day job, is a partner and programmer at Relic Scout, a tool to track and buy the comic books on your want list. He’s also a husband and a father to three girls. His twins saved up their allowance to adopt Laverne and…
18: @EddieHinkle
Jul 16, 2018
This week, Jean talks to Eddie Hinkle. He’s a software engineer who lives in the Washington DC area, and he is working on several interesting projects, including Indigenous, an iOS app that provides an interface for the IndieWeb. Jean was grateful that…
17: @eli
Jul 9, 2018
Eli Mellen, an art historian and printmaker turned web developer, talks to Jean about how he went from his “angsty LiveJournal” to being a proponent of the IndieWeb, and why he likes the new IndieWeb Ring. Eli is also the maintainer of Micro.wiki:…
16: @vanessa
Jun 25, 2018
Vanessa Hamshere is a musician, a crafter, a photographer, and one of the “fountain pens, paper, and planners gang.” We talk about how online communities evolve and thrive, and how a good mix of technical expertise and interests helps everyone. > It’s…
15: @mnmltek
Jun 18, 2018
This week, Jean interviews the host of the the mnmltek microcast, Chris Powell. Chris’s passion is sharing tech knowledge and other help for humans. In addition to the microcast, Chris blogs, podcasts, and writes a newsletter. “If you’re not sharing your…
14: @jw
Jun 11, 2018
Jim Withington, joins us on Micro Monday. Jim is currently a web developer in Portland who describes himself as someone who likes getting excited about things and blogging about them. We talk about the XOXO Conference in Portland, about the unexpected…
13: @fiona
Jun 4, 2018
This week, we talk to Fiona Voss. She is is a software engineer and a computer science student. We talk about how the theoretical can inform the practical, how one gets started in programming, and why she appreciates the Micro.blog community. “We feel we…
12: @smokey
May 28, 2018
This week we hear from Smokey Ardisson, a historian and specialist in Middle East studies—who also worked on the Camino browser. We talk about the intersection of technology and the liberal arts, introverts and social networks, and how the historians of…
11: @mikedotfm
May 21, 2018
Mike Haynes, creator of Dialog, talks to Jean on the Micro Monday Microcast about how the creatively ambitious and prolific Micro.blog community has inspired him to blog regularly and to try many new things. “The positive atmosphere is so contagious,”…
10: @Vishae
May 14, 2018
This week, Jean talks to Serena Ho, who lives in Melbourne, Australia. She appreciates the work of those who are building tools and apps for the community, but emphasizes that you don’t have to be a coder to contribute. “Because Micro.blog is so new, it’s…
9: @herself
May 7, 2018
Jean welcomes Jess Nickelsen to the microcast to talk about living in New Zealand, how she found out about Micro.blog, the shutdown of Diary-X, and why the early days of blogging were like a window into another part of the world. Episode 9: @herself…
8: @Sergio_101
Apr 30, 2018
Sergio Ruiz talks about how being a drummer in a band and a backstage photographer led him to create his first blog, before the days of blogging software. Besides music and photography, Sergio is into coding, both professionally and as a hobby. He likes…
7: @RosemaryOrchard
Apr 23, 2018
For this week, Jean welcomes Rosemary Orchard to the microcast to talk about how she uses her microblog, why microblogs make for great blogs to experiment with, and her thoughts on the Micro.blog community.
6: @cheesemaker
Apr 16, 2018
Jonathan Hays joins Jean to talk about Sunlit and Wavelength for Micro.blog, how he met Manton, and what makes Micro.blog a unique platform.
5: @kitt
Apr 9, 2018
This week, @kitt joins the microcast to talk with Jean about her blog, discovering new people and topics on Micro.blog, and what makes the community special.
4: @patrickrhone
Apr 2, 2018
Jean talks with Patrick Rhone about web sites that link to interesting things, taking an online sabbatical, how he uses a microblog, and why all software should have a philosophy.txt file.
3: @kimonostereo
Mar 26, 2018
For our third episode, Jean MacDonald talks to @kimonostereo about discovering Micro.blog, differences with Twitter, the old days of blogging, and creating a web comic.
2: @modernlittleme
Mar 19, 2018
This week, Jean talks to @modernlittleme about Micro.blog, her previous blogs, finding inspiration to write, content ownership, and photo-blogging.
1: Jean MacDonald and Manton Reece
Mar 12, 2018
On our first episode, Jean and Manton talk about using Micro.blog, their previous blogs, and the Micro.blog community.