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Welcome - Microsoft Style Guide. I Just Hit $100k/yr On GitHub Sponsors! □❤️ (How I Did It) Jun 2020.

I Just Hit $100k/yr On GitHub Sponsors! □❤️ (How I Did It)

If I could bring one thing back to the internet it would be blogs. You're fortunate to even get to. this stage.

If I could bring one thing back to the internet it would be blogs

In my experience, on both large and small subs, even this very rarely happens. Part of this is the fault of threaded presentation -- very useful for following a specific subthread, but horrible for seeing where a discussion remains live. HN suffers from this as well. Unless you can alternate flexibly between various threaded vs. flat time-ordered presentations, or even randomly-selected contributions, you're not going to break out of this. A real challenge is that as conversation, functional scale is low.

With more time -- hours at a symposium, Socratic lectures, a long dinner discussion, an academic seminar -- it might be possible to bump the size up slightly -- there's more time to discuss, or (academic) more focus. Text gives the potential for expanding this ... slightly. Group size, intragroup relations (do participants know and respect one another, even where they disagree?) Last I checked, there were slightly more than 150 people online. Teach online. Why I Keep a Research Blog. Before I started taking writing seriously, I had a loose grasp of many mathematical and technical concepts; and I was not sure how to tackle open-ended problems.

Why I Keep a Research Blog

Maintaining this research blog has clarified my thoughts and improved how I approach research problems. The goal of this post is to explain why I have found the process so valuable. As an overview, here are my reasons with page jumps: Working through confusion This quote from Richard Feynman is at the top of my blog’s landing page: I learned very early the difference between knowing the name of something and knowing something. The Pull Request Hack. This policy works for young or small projects.

The Pull Request Hack

It does not work for larger, more complicated projects. On the JRuby project, we carefully examine all incoming pull requests. At least half of them would break something unintended, and half of the remaining non-breaking PRs aren't done properly, don't match our style, would perform badly...and so on. Giving out commit access to people based on one PR and a bit of background information is not sufficient. The problem here is one of expertise. Ultimately, the reasons people give for handing out commit access are almost completely trumped by Github's ability to fork repositories. Logo Maker & Logo Creator - Free Logo Generator Online.

Authors & Advertisers Blog Post: Strike a Pose: Optimizing Your Goodreads Author Profile Picture. One of the last things writers probably think about when publishing their books is their author photo, and yet it's one of the most important things about your author brand after your name.

Authors & Advertisers Blog Post: Strike a Pose: Optimizing Your Goodreads Author Profile Picture

Check the back flap of any published book and you'll likely find a headshot of the author, and you'll see a similar one used online. Readers want to find out what authors look like, if only to satisfy their own curiosity. You don't need to hire a professional photographer to take your portrait—a cell phone camera and some good lighting will do.

Here are a few tips for putting your best face forward: The optimal size for your Goodreads Author Profile photo is 400x400 pixels. Get ready for your close up. Light up. Take a flattering shot. Consider your background. 10 years of professional blogging - what I've learned at andrewchen. Building your personal bat signal I want to cross-pollinate a tweetstorm on lessons I’ve learned from a decade of professional writing.

10 years of professional blogging - what I've learned at andrewchen

In a way, it’s a followup to some more general life lessons from 10 years of living in the Bay Area. Writing has been enormously impactful from a professional standpoint, and I continue to recommend to everyone – especially folks who are new to the Bay Area – to do it as a way to send out the “bat signal” on their aspirations, ideas, and interests. It’s awesome, but insanely hard to get started. Of course, everyone knows the mechanics of setting up a blog – but the hard part is finding your voice, figuring out topics that are interesting for other folks to read, and building a long-term habit. The lessons Without further ado, here are a few opinions I’ve developed up along the way: Titles are 80% of the work, but you write it as the very last thing. But let’s talk about each one of these in more detail.

The lessons, but with more detail! PS. PS. How to start a professional blog: 10 tips for new bloggers at. Starting from scratch.

How to start a professional blog: 10 tips for new bloggers at

How To Grow Blog Traffic From 0 to 10k Visitors: Nat Edition - Sumo. Two months ago, the Sumos were sitting around having tacos and whiskey (typical lunch here), and a question came up: “If you had to grow a blog from scratch with no existing audience or mailing list, how would you grow it to 10,000 visitors per month, in just a few months?”

How To Grow Blog Traffic From 0 to 10k Visitors: Nat Edition - Sumo

Over 350,000 sites have Sumo installed, but very few have reached this traffic tipping point. Maybe you’re still working to hit that 10,000 mark. Open Source Guide - A community guide for open source creators. Personas and Pathways for Growing Communities. Format This is a short writing/thinking exercise.

Personas and Pathways for Growing Communities

Best done with a partner or small group, but can also be done alone. Target Audience Open science project leads and Mozilla Study Group leads seeking to attract and grow communities of contributors around their projects. Quora. Building maintainable step-by-step tutorials with Git. Stonemaier Games. A Crowdfunder’s Strategy Guide Build a Better Business by Building Community by Jamey Stegmaier Amazon / Audible* / Barnes & Noble / Independent Bookstores / Berrett-Koehler Rate the Book on Amazon Jamey Stegmaier, president and founding partner of Stonemaier Games, is a successful board game entrepreneur and Kickstarter evangelist who reveals the key tips and secrets to achieving success on Kickstarter in A Crowdfunder’s Strategy Guide.

Stonemaier Games

The key lessons Jamey shares in A Crowdfunder’s Strategy Guide, as inspired by his Kickstarter Lessons blog, are the culmination of Jamey’s experience and success with seven crowdfunding campaigns, totaling over $1.4 million in funding.