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Cool Things People Do With Their Blogs

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Small and independent blogs are always full of surprises. The more blogs I stumble upon, the more genuinely surprised I am by the things people do with their blogs. It seemed like a good idea to summarize highlights here. I hope it might inspire non-bloggers to blog and bloggers to tinker more with their site—because obviously the tinkering never ends!

I randomly selected blogs for each thing. There are ample other sites that use that particular feature, but I had to start somewhere. Some blogs appear multiple times, probably making them even funkier! This list is incomplete, I’ll try to periodically update it as I encounter more cool stuff. Enjoy!


Addendum 29th April: I never thought to receive that many positive feedback! This article is suddenly one of the most popular I recently wrote, made it to Lobste.rs and Hacker News, and was boosted over eight times on Mastodon. Funny, the more meta a blog article is, the more popular it is.

I'm Wouter Groeneveld, a level 36 Brain Baker, and I love the smell of freshly baked thoughts (and bread) in the morning. I sometimes convince others to bake their brain (and bread) too.

If you found this article amusing and/or helpful, you can buy me a coffee - although I'm more of a tea fan myself. I also like to hear your feedback via Mastodon or e-mail. Thanks!

Een kort huishoudelijk bericht als je me via RSS volgt. (Wat is RSS?) Het kan zijn dat de feed van dit blog wat gek doet in je feedreader deze dagen. Ik heb geknutseld aan de weergave van de feed en dat heeft zoals gewoonlijk voor onverwachte bij-eff...

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Cool Things People Do With Their Blogs by Wouter GroeneveldWouter Groeneveld (brainbaking.com) Small and independent blogs are always full of surprises. The more blogs I stumble upon, the more genuinely surprised I am by the things people do with the...

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A whole new month just crept up on us huh. I don't have anything particularly witty to say at the moment. The World Putin's invasion of Ukraine is now in its 10th week. No end in sight. Not sure if it's worth it to continue tracking this here since ...

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A few days ago, while reading my Mastodon timeline, I stumbled on an article by Wouter Groeneveld, titled Cool Things People Do With Their Blogs. Two things caught my eye: styled OPML blogrolls that can be imported into an RSS reader, by Ruben Sc...

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Uses - Ru rusingh.com/uses/ "This page is a succinct overview of the tools I use, manage, and self-host. I try to use open-source where possible." via brainbaking.com/post/2022/04/c… via news.ycombinator.com/item?id=311999… #Selfhosted #Tool ¹ m...

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@omgmog @wouter Nice list! 👍🏻

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Cool Things People Do With Their Blogsvia @wouter https://brainbaking.com/post/2022/04/cool-things-people-do-with-their-blogs/https://chat.brainbaking.com/@wouter/posts/AIsYJleDzVQgK7ua36

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I do from time to time forays through the Internet and like to visit cool blogs. Wouter has created a list with a few examples and even mentioned my blog in it. 🤓Small and independent blogs are always full of surprises. The more blogs I stumble up...

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@roytang Great article, it's cool seeing what everyone's made

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Recommended read: Cool Things People Do With Their Blogs | Brain Baking https://brainbaking.com/post/2022/04/cool-things-people-do-with-their-blogs/

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