This week, Jean talks to Vincent, a returning guest who appeared on Episode 74 in December 2019, when we talked about his Micro.blog app, Gluon. Since then, Vincent started working on the Micro.blog apps, and was instrumental in launching the official Micro.blog Android app.
Rob joined Micro.blog four years ago, and even attended a Micro Meetup in Minneapolis when Jean was there in 2018. In 20 minutes, we catch up, talk about how corporate social media has warped the blogging culture, and notice how even talking about Twitter raises our blood pressure.
After the end of the regular episode, there is a second bonus section we recorded to discuss Until the End of the World, a 1991 film directed by Wim Wenders, that we both are passionate about. Could this be the beginning of a Micro Film Group? Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d be interested in a semi-regular meetup to discuss film.
This week’s guest, Denny, is known for his posts about sustainablility, featuring lessons he’s learned as a tiny house inhabitant in the Missouri woods, where he also does website design and graphic design. We talk about his experiments in sustainable living, his longtime blog, new interest in Mastodon, and cute armadillos.
This week’s guest, Fabio, is a student of data science and economics, who looks for ways to build and support the polyamory community. We chat quite a bit on the hurdles of building community in the era of pandemic, how social media does and does not support communities, and how Micro.blog fits in. (There’s also a few minutes of Star Trek chat at the end.)
Clifford joins us for a chat about his practice of posting a photo a day, mostly from his location in the Sierras, but sometimes on the road visiting other stunning locales. We get into a discussion of what is sustainable and scalable for Micro.blog, and Clifford offers up a feature idea for greater discovery options.
Back after a hiatus, Micro Monday welcomes Sven. Sven did a presentation for the last Micro Camp titled Accessible Microblogging: A Crash Course (YouTube). We talk about whether or not Sven has a blog, and how to get the hang of Micro.blog when you first join.
This week’s episode features a chat with Ridwan. He’s an engineer who likes reading and writing. He had just started a newsletter when Micro.blog announced a new newsletter subscriptions for Premium members. Ridwan has upgraded, and is now considering what he will do for a podcast, which is another of the additional features offered in the Premium plan.
Manton Reece returns to the Micro Monday podcast to talk about two new features that were recently announced: scheduling posts and email newsletter subscriptions. We also talk about something fun coming in 2022 at the end of the episode. 😇
On this episode, Chad talks about how he came to Micro.blog (a Kickstarter backer!), how he became a sketchnoter, and why he likes the Racket platform for audio sharing. Check out Chad’s Micro Camp presentation (together with Chris), Getting Started With Sketchnoting and learn how to create your own sketchnote selfie. 😄
On this week’s episode, Jatan talks about how he became interested in space exploration in school, why the Moon is much more than a big rock in the sky, and how he has made Micro.blog his internet base station.
On this episode, Laurence Warner joined us for a chat shortly before his debut double album Smalltown Dreamer was released under his stage name Cerulean. We talked about using Micro.blog as a creator and performer, how Micro.blog could attract more folks from the performing arts, and the fun of meeting up with another microblogger (Jas) in person.
PS. Laurence will be a presenter at Micro Camp, coming this Friday! Sign up to receive an invite to this free two-day gathering and community celebration.
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?
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.
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.
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.