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2023-01-27: Big changes at writingslowly.com New year, new website (backend) It’s a new year, so it must be time for new web connections! …

2023-01-26: The past is as urgent as ever Finished reading: The War of the Poor by Eric Vuillard 📚 This incendiary novella - only 66 pages …

2023-01-26: Visions of a utopian Middle Ages Finished reading: Matrix by Lauren Groff 📚 I found this an intriguing, highly fictional …

2023-01-25: My piano is a forest Currently reading: The Forest of Wool and Steel by Natsu Miyashita 📚 I love the metaphor of the …

2023-01-25: What I learned from Austin Kleon about sharing what you know Learning and sharing, sharing and learning. It’s a virtuous circle. That’s what I …

2023-01-16: Without democracy, no true creativity Finished reading: Against Creativity by Oli Mould 📚. This is a critique of everything symbolised by …

2022-11-18: I'm now @Richard@mastodon.au - yes I joined Mastodon. There's an original idea. As though there …

2022-11-13: Not thinking of writing a novel in November Well, I didn't sign up to NaNoWriMo, where you undertake to write 50,000 words in a month. Partly, …

2022-10-09: Thinking of writing a novel Manton mentioned NaNoWriMo and that has got me thinking. …

2022-06-25: Living beneath the shadow of the past In former times people lived their lives beneath the shadow of their past. The golden age was always …

2022-06-03: My range is me The actor and film director Taika Waititi made an interesting comment on his creative process: "I'm …

2022-06-02: You can get a lot done by writing slowly “People say to me, ‘Oh, you’re so prolific’…God, it doesn’t feel like it—nothing like it. But, you …

2022-06-02: When I publish a post with no title, where does it go and who gets to see it?

2022-01-26: Thanks to Tom Critchlow, I now know a simple JS trick for including the micro.blog feed into a …

2018-12-06: Best albums of 2018 Thanks to NPR’s list of great albums of the year, I found Jeremy Dutcher, Wolastoqiyik …

2018-11-26: I had forgotten that posts to my wordpress site only show up on micro.blog if there’s no …

2018-11-26: Finally the iPad Having finally got hold of an iPad, I’m expecting more posts here soon - and by extension on …

2018-08-24: zines I'm imagining writing a handful of 'zines and setting up stall at one of those 'zine fairs. I would …

2018-08-18: Great bike ride down the river and along the bay this morning. Cold to start but warmed up nicely. …

2018-08-17: You have been warned It starts innocently enough, then they take over the world. You have been warned.

2018-08-16: Fit for humans Vrypan says ‘social networks don’t scale socially’. It’s true. We need a distributed alternative to …

2018-08-15: A big win for civilization in England? A judge has ruled that a local council in England needs to …

2018-08-14: What keeps me from blogging? Mark Sample asks himself what it is about blogging that keeps him from blogging. For me, to be …

2018-08-14: Shelter [caption id="" align=“alignnone” width=“393”] Olivia Chaney - …

2018-08-14: Blogs are back According to the Chronicle of Higher Education, blogs are back! The article references one of my …

2018-08-13: Should I read the Indieweb Guide? I’ve now added the Indieweb plugin along with webmentions. Looking forward to finding out how …

2018-08-10: Only sinners left down here I miss my old habit of blogging regularly. It used to make me happy. I like the idea of cultivating …

2018-08-10: Just by posting on my site, the post is automatically mirrored to micro.blog

2018-08-07: New micro.blog account I did in fact add a micro.blog account, which you can find at micro.blog/writingslowly (but it's …

2017-11-28: I’m thinking of adding a connection between this site and Manton Reece’s micro.blog …

2014-01-25: Welcome Hello,Thanks for reading my first post here. As you can see the site certainly lives up to its name. …