This week’s guest is Greg McVerry, associate professor of education at Southern Connecticut State University and a leader in the IndieWeb movement. He will be attending the IndieWeb Summit, coming up on June 29 & 30, 2019, in Portland, Oregon. We talk about what happens at the event and why it is a great place to come and learn, whether you are a beginner or an expert, whether you attend in person or remotely.
We also take a bit of a detour as Greg talks about the concept and history of the commonplace book. He quips that the instructions John Locke wrote in 1706 for maintaining one’s commonplace book could be considered the original blogging documentation. Many IndieWeb bloggers use their site as a digital commonplace book.
Greg believes in the power of people coming together to make the internet better by working on their individual blogs:
When you organize around people who share your values and goals, by focusing on yourself you are also helping the larger group become better itself. So: Find A Passion. Get A Blog.