If you're not paying for something, you're not the customer, you're the product being sold.
@wiobyrne does that mean if I don't buy into every Patreon account that I am 'the product' https://readwriterespond.com/2018/03/the-move-to-patreon/
@mrkrndvs excellent question that I think we should all ask. I'm pushing for individuals that are "healthy skeptics" and question everything they read (especially online) to garner whether this is credible (truthful) and relevant (useful). I think we also need individuals (kids) that can find/read code so they can understand what they're giving up in the exchange.
@wiobyrne sorry, I only just go to your newsletter. Wow. Even more links to go through. It is messy. Wondering if you'd come across this in your travels? https://collect.readwriterespond.com/freeing-myself-from-facebook/
@mrkrndvs thanks for the share. I'm in the process of following the lead you've established in collecting links and providing some commentary, and then heading to TL;DR. In this, I've been wondering about companies keeping/selling my data/identity. I've also been wondering about keeping my own set of bread crumbs online.
@mrkrndvs I've really been interested in the collection/curation I see from you &
@chrisaldrich - I'm in the process of figuring out how to build up a WordPress site to serve as the "commonplace book" on the WordPress site, keep it simple, and have it pump into my weekly newsletter. Any links/guidance/plugins on how to make this happen is definitely appreciated.
I want to keep this as simple/lightweight as possible. :)
I’ve written in a little bit of depth before about Organizing my research related reading.
My favorite piece of the puzzle is using the Post Kinds Plugin for WordPress which has some useful browser bookmarklets for quickly saving what I read, bookmark, and interact with online. The ability to add categories, tags, and other metadata also helps.
You can then turn around and add all this to a newsletter at your leisure.
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@chrisaldrich thanks for sharing such granular feedback. My current system is quite sloppy. I find pieces I'd like to share or just save. These all end up in Pinboard. I'm thinking that I'd like to carve out time to quickly post & briefly comment on posts on my WordPress site for my newsletter. Some of these posts would make it to the newsletter...others for my possible later use.
But, I want a place for quotes, podcast clips, news, tricks, etc.
@wiobyrne Another simple option is to use something like IFTTT.com to port your data from Pinboard to WordPress automatically. I often do some of that as "drafts" for myself and only publish pieces I want to make explicitly public (or in your case, posts you specifically want to include into a newsletter perhaps).
@wiobyrne I agree with @ChrisAldrich about post kind plugins. Although I have more variants than the kinds provided, they offer a really good starting point.
Clint Lalonde Also wrote about the use of MailPoet To curate his newsletter. It doesn’t suit me at this point in time, but might suit you. Also, I think MailChimp allows you to collate via blog posts too? I assume that is what @dajbelshaw is doing with Thought Shrapnel.
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