Micro Monday is: 1) a day to share follow recommendations, 2) a microcast with Jean MacDonald talking to members of the Micro.blog community, 3) a newsletter recapping the week by Manton Reece.
100: A Conversation About Micro.blog, with special guest Patrick Rhone
A special episode to mark a milestone for the Micro Monday podcast. Manton and Jean talk with Patrick Rhone, who previously appeared on Episode 4. We take a look at how Micro.blog has evolved and where it’s going, focusing on these questions:
How important are independent blogs, considering what we have seen elsewhere in social media?
How has Micro.blog and the community evolved?
How could Micro.blog be improved?
Our pets share opinions too.
99: Rom, aka @rom, maximum geek and purple yam enthusiast
This week’s guest is Rom. According to his bio on Micro.blog, he is “geek to the max.” He is also an avid photographer, and especially enjoys sharing food photos. He shares a lot of photos on Flickr, and we talk a bit about how online communities evolve. Finally, we talk about a local delicacy, the purple yam, which can be used in many tasty dishes and condiments.
Purple yam cheesecake, part of Rom’s Flickr photostream
98: Jess, aka @jayeless, a linguist with eclectic interests
This week’s guest Jess shares her wide variety of interests, including linguistics, the indie web, a revealing Harry Potter sorting quiz, and her tabby cat Gidget.
97: Manny, aka @mandaris, Swift learner and dog photographer
Mandaris Moore, aka Manny, is this week’s guest. We talk about his journey from AIM to MySpace to Twitter before he landed on Micro.blog, a place that makes him happy. Check out his series of Swift Slowly posts, where he shares his journey of learning, and his photos of Lillie the adorable pandemic rescue dog.
96: Nell, aka @NellKate, literacy tutor and rabbit hole explorer 🐇
This week’s guest, Nell is a literacy tutor based in New England, who enjoys exploring new worlds via books, blogs, and virtual realities. We share our favorite reads in science fiction and mysteries, as we acknowledge the many tangents our discussion could take.
A couple of Nell’s recommended books:
Connie Willis, To Say Nothing Of The Dog (Oxford Time Travel)
Diana Wynne Jones, Howl’s Moving Castle (World Of Howl #1)
95: Greg, aka @gregmoore, Florida resident and cloud photographer
This week’s guest, Greg, shares some warmth from the Gulf Coast of Florida. Greg tells us why his microblog is really his first blog, despite his years of experience building and maintaining websites. We talk about whether the notion of a “challenge” is helpful when it comes to maintaining a blogging streak. At the end, we nerd out a bit about Star Trek: Voyager.
A wonderful community brought to life!
micro.blog continues to be a great community of people who genuinely want to hang out and chat with one another like old friends. Follower counts don’t matter, it’s just about the community. This podcast lets you dive a little deeper with a specific member each week!