Dear blog, I am happy to report that I went running on 5 out of 7 days this past week. The plan is to replace my daily outdoor swim with a slow jog. Today I did the 2 hills tour. Starting at Bettingerstrasse, running along the Wiese river, via Sonnenhalde and Wenkenpark. More than 6… Continue reading Jog log
In SEO, you need to figure out the search intent. Best place to do this is to study the SERPs, auto-suggest, and related searches. How Google Gives Us insight into Searcher Intent Through the Results https://t.co/MWFBsimzG3 – Whiteboard Friday pic.twitter.com/cQYK4NpFsi — Moz (@Moz) November 10, 2017 Notes to keep in mind: Don’t target content without… Continue reading Search intent
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" http://t.co/yiYdirocoQ pic.twitter.com/1JJlE7dyay — âœ___CollectThisTweet (@nchenga) October 3, 2015 “Blogs and the longer forms of expression they accommodate won’t… Continue reading The future of blogging is … plogging
Lingonberry. I like
It’s called Radcliffe by Anders Noren.
I attended the WordCamp in Zurich last Saturday. It’s been a while since I attended a similar geek event and I enjoyed listening to others. It was encouraging to hear about WordPress. I’ve used WordPress since September 2004. And it’s truly a great sign of continuity that WordPress is still here. Not only that, but… Continue reading Links and ideas from last week’s WordCamp in Zürich #wcch
Recommended read: Article by Jason Kottke. The blog as we once knew it is dead, but many of its elements will live on. If you want something to cry about, cry about the decline of the open web, the death of which would be a huge blow for us all. But perhaps that’s a topic… Continue reading The blog is dead. Again.
This is a blog post to say thank you to http://www.wenger-2-rad.ch/. On Monday morning, I noticed that I had forgotten my bicycle lock at home. Since I don’t have a lockable place to store my bike near work, I hurried to the closest bicycle shop planning to buy a substitute. When I noticed I’d forgotten… Continue reading A fave for http://www.wenger-2-rad.ch/
Inspired by various gift lists that are showing up in my timeline, I thought I need to write my own wish list. On my wish list: New takkies. I’ve started running again on a regular basis. And I noticed I need to replace my Asics with a fresh pair. Bought my current pair in 2010.… Continue reading My wish list
This article continues some thoughts discussed in a previous entry: How To Motivate Yourself Into an Exercise Routine You'll Actually Stick To. I like the idea of thinking in systems.
I love reading list articles. This one crossed my paths this week. Just for fun, I’ll run thru the list and assess my own writing for the web style on this blog. So let’s get started”¦ Provide a Reader’s Digest or Executive Summary version. I don’t write a reader’s digest or summary for posts on… Continue reading Writing for the web – assessing my own writing style
My daily routine has engulfed me already. But I want to add some notes on my recent visit to Blantyre. And point you to some photos. And travel tips. Let’s start with the travel tips: A very favourable recent development for Blantyre-bound travellers is the fact that Ethiopian Airlines now flies to Malawi’s commercial centre… Continue reading Basel to Blantyre and back
Sometimes I wish I had developed Chiperoni.ch into a confessional blog. You know the kind where you write about your worries and sorrow and challenges. Why? Because writing helps. I noticed yesterday that writing helped me to sort through a difficult web navigational problem that I am encountering. It helps me to reflect. The benefits… Continue reading Because writing helps
I love reading list articles. Here’s one that appeared on my radar today: 6 Pillars of a Successful Blog And just for fun, I’ll run thru the list and assess my own private blogging chez moi. So let’s get started… Purpose/Message/Mission This is a private blog. The main purpose is to learn and reflect. It’s… Continue reading Successful blogging?
Somewhere deep inside of me, I have this blog post bubbling up and forming about identity. It is influenced by my own state of being an eternal foreigner, an Auslandsdeutsche. But also influenced by other observations on organizational cultures and the changes within the internet. I started watching this talk by Anil Dash: He says… Continue reading Identity and culture
Even though Google Reader showed up prominently in yesterday’s SERPs for “best free RSS reader”, someone at Google has decided to end the product life of Google Reader. It’s time to move on to a new RSS reader. Several RSS readers managed to survive despite Google Reader’s dominance. And some new ones emerged. These tools… Continue reading Moving from Google Reader to WordPress.com
I am confused by the analytics view shown in Bufferapp. Consider the 2 tweets i posted this morning: One has 0 (zero) clicks and one has close to 200. I am not questioning the 0. It’s a known fact Twitter engagement has gone down. Disappeared. But… I am fairly sure that nobody clicked on my… Continue reading Bufferapp stats for tweets and posts
I recommended reading this article: Success theater is boring. Directly related to the increasing lack of privacy. All the world’s a stage. Social media featuritis is part of a never-ending cycle. Ironically the author mentions new tools (Snapchat, VidBurn and Facebook Poke) to replace the broadcast tools. Keep calm. Don’t join the rat race. Use… Continue reading Success theater is boring
Sipping coffee. Reading tweets. Faving Flickr photos. And listening to “Klassik-Pop-et cetera” on dradio.de. Some music references to remember: Paul Gerhard “Ich steh an deiner Krippe hier” Mahalia Jackson “Go tell it on the mountain” Pete Seeger Johann Sebastian Bach “Ich lasse dich nicht denn du segnest mich denn” Some ancient poetry that crossed my… Continue reading Ten twenty seven
I attended Barcamp Bodensee in Friedrichshafen yesterday. Very enjoyable. Big thank you to the organizers. It was worth getting up early. It started with breakfast and an emotional greeting by Oliver Gassner: “The internet is made of people.” And it was truly impressive to see so many people attending and participating. The location at Zeppelin… Continue reading Barcamp Bodensee 2012
Heh, heh. Here is a “why you should blog” article from January 2012. Blogging isn’t dead (yet). I just spent hours trying to de-infest a Joomla 1.0 or 1.5 site from spam. And I am ready to leave PHP behind me forever.
I just got back from a run around the Finnenbahn. The distance is nothing to write home about, but it was a pleasurable experience with temperatures around 18 degrees. Spring is here. With all the fresh air rushing thru my system, I was in mindblogging mode. Reflecting on all the data I have been consuming… Continue reading Sunny Sunday
I don’t know very much about Swiss politics. But I am reacting to the SVP posters. Everybody is a foreigner, almost everywhere. I didn’t select the family, city, country or continent I was born into.