Nchenga-nchenga is my nickname. is my online playground, scrap book, and on-going collection of bookmarks and interesting quotes. Chiperoni is a Malawian term for cold, grey, rainy weather. I am a bridge blogger somewhere between Basel and Blantyre. The opinions and comments expressed here are my own personal opinions and do not represent my employer's view in anyway. So far, this blog is free of advertising or paid articles or similar.

Jetpack Publicize

Auto-sharing via Jetpack Publicize didn’t work on my previous post on I’ll need to investigate if there is a conflict with another plugin. Irgendetwas ist immer. Maybe this post will be auto-shared?

Autumn colours

Last weekend, I went for a walk on Belchen in the southern Black Forest (1414 m). Not as high and spectacular as the Swiss alps, but still very beautiful. I nearly forgot to take my camera. Here are some snapshots:

A vine a day

I’ve started using Vine on my 2nd generation Moto G. I haven’t bought a tripod or started editing vines. Some recent shots: Everyday typography: Everyday typography — ✁___CollectThisTweet (@nchenga) October 22, 2015 Chiperoni ku Basel (drizzle rain in Basel): Chiperoni ku Basel — ✁___CollectThisTweet (@nchenga) October 15, 2015 Velo culture: Velo culture …

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The future of blogging is … plogging

I found this Wired article discussing Facebook’s recent Notes update for long-form content and Medium. Apparently, “plogging” stands for platform-based blogging. "it’s hard being a blogger today, because to succeed you need to be able to scale" — ✁___CollectThisTweet (@nchenga) October 3, 2015 “Blogs and the longer forms of expression they accommodate won’t …

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Riehen – Brombach – Schopfheim – Haagen – Riehen bicycle tour

I cycled to Schopfheim. An easy tour about 20 km one way. Going I went via Brombach. Coming back I cycled on the other side of the Wiese river via Lörrach-Haagen. Riehen – Brombach – Steinen – Maulburg – Schopfheim – Haagen – Riehen There’s one stretch between Steinen and Höllstein where the bicycle route …

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You are not the user

Via the #confluencecon hashtag, I found some good background articles (thank you @ruthburr, @danlovejoy for tweeting). You are NOT the user. #ConfluenceCon #UX #Marketing — Dan Lovejoy (@danlovejoy) September 10, 2015 Take the time to understand your user. It will decrease the risk of creating an an unfavorable experience and give you an opportunity …

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Helmet hair

One of my favourite jokes is to walk into the office and complain about helmet hair. I keep saying that I’ll write a confessional book how bicycle helmets ruined my hairdo and life. I found some stats that show helmet hair is an issue for some bicycle commuters: Body image issues and appearance accounted for …

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Email Growth Hacks

I read this Forbes article on email subscription growth: 5 Email Growth Hacks From Someone Who Amassed A List of 750,000 Optimize your top pages Rock the bonus content Create email-based courses and recycle content If you don’t ask, you won’t get Have one core goal, and reverse engineer it. "I’m a do-er. I do …

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Two sites that I read regularly – Moz and Hubspot – analyzed and wrote about their own blog post frequency. Quality vs. Quantity: A 6-Month Analysis of the Age-Old Blogging Debate Raising the Bar: A Publishing Volume Experiment on the Moz Blog I am stunned. Flabbergasted. How will small and medium-sized enterprises thrive in such …

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Sursee – Schenkon – Sempach – Nottwil – Sursee bicycle tour

Some snapshots from my Lake Sempach bicycle tour on Sunday: The tour is about 20 kilometers. If you have an all-terrain bicycle, try to follow the path closest to the lake. That’s more enjoyable than the busy road. I managed to miss the turn-off to Sursee SBB train station. And so I saw Schenkon twice. …

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