I have moved my blog to my own custom-made static site generator, letsjam. This change means that the way in which my site is created has changed significantly. A successful change is for all pages to look the same as they were before I switched to the new generator. I think the transition has gone smoothly thus far. But, a few readers have emailed me to report bugs or issues on the site.
To all of those people who found a bug on my site, thank you for reporting it. I greatly appreciate it!
As a blogger, my relationship with most readers is, I suspect, one way. Someone comes here and reads my blog post, may browse around, and then will continue on to whatever they decide to do next. You may come back here to read more content, If you do, thank you! When I hear from readers via email, I learn that the words I am writing are not going into a digital void: they are available for anyone to read and ponder.
Indeed, the web allows anyone to create their own website and start creating an audience. Doing so is admittedly more difficult than it is on social media, where interactions have been designed to be as easy as possible. I do hope to see that change. I love reading blogs written people who write topics that are interesting to me. The web gives us a voice to share our thoughts on the world, whether you want to have a place where you share speciality coffee recipes and stories from the tech projects you are working on like me, or if you want to share the poetry you are writing. The web is a world of endless possibilities.
My audience may be small but what matters to me is writing content that I find interesting and valuable in some way. When I hear from someone to say that they have read something I have written, or tried a piece of software I published, or even have been on my site and found a bug, I feel great. I reach out to a few site owners by email to say hello, too.
Thanks for stopping by! I hope you will come by again soon!
P.S. If you want to start a website of your own, feel free to reach out at firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, check out the IndieWeb community, a group of people from all around the world who come together to chat about websites.