RottenNeighbor featured in Google’s Top 5 Trends

RottenNeighbor climbed into the top 5 Google Hot Trends today and caused a huge surge of traffic on the site. Since its launch, RottenNeighbor.com has averaged several hundred thousand hits per day and been featured in over 200 media outlets courtesy of the Associated Press. Read more


Gatti's Jingle Campaign Microsite Launches

Pixeldust and Nice Monster launched a microsite for Gatti's web-based jingle contest. Gatti's, a rapidly-expanding, long-time Texas pizza chain, is looking to update their current jingle with a public music contest. Pixeldust and Nice Monster built the web application for users and musicians to upload their music and videos for the contest. Submissions will be judged by regular users and a panel of Gatti's judges. The winning jingle will receive a cash prize of $10,000 and media exposure, and be featured in Gatti's end-of-contest concert. Read more


Practical theming in Drupal 8 (part of Drupal Global Training Day)

Start: 
2019-12-13 09:30 - 12:00 Australia/Brisbane

Organizers: 

VladimirAus

Event type: 

Training (free or commercial)

https://www.tomato-elephant-studio.com/events/2019-12-13

Introductory 2.5 hour workshop "Practical theming in Drupal 8" is coming to Brisbane as part of Drupal Global Training Day.
WORKSHOPS
Date: Brisbane :: Fri, 13 Dec 2019 :: 09:30-12:00
Location: Brisbane Square Library
SCHEDULE
09:30-12:00 :: Introduction & Training. Module 1
AGENDA
Introduction to Bootstrap 4 frontend library
Using bootstrap 4 components with Drupal 8
Additional helper Drupal 8 modules
Styling Drupal website via user interface
REQUIREMENTS
Limited seats are available. Register here.
PROVIDED
Wifi, powerpoints
Refreshments
SPONSORS
Tomato Elephant Studio :: training sponsor
Drupal Brisbane :: partner
Drupal Gold Coast :: partner
For sponsorship and other enquiries contact training@tomato-elephant-studio.com
LET OTHERS KNOW YOU ARE ATTENDING:
Share on social media. Use hashtag #drupalGTD
Drupal Groups: https://groups.drupal.org/node/535501
meetup.com: https://www.meetup.com/Drupal-Brisbane/events/266193262/
UNABLE TO ATTEND?
If you are unable to attend, please let us know as soon as possible by replying to training@tomato-elephant-studio.com.

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Creating webforms in Drupal 8 (part of Drupal Global Training Day)

Start: 
2019-09-06 09:30 - 12:00 Australia/Brisbane

Organizers: 

VladimirAus

Event type: 

User group meeting

https://www.tomato-elephant-studio.com/events/2019-09-06

Introductory 2.5 hour workshop "Creating webforms in Drupal 8" is coming to Brisbane as part of Drupal Global Training Day.
WORKSHOPS
Date: Brisbane :: Fri, 06 Sep 2018 :: 09:30-12:00
Location: Brisbane Square Library
SCHEDULE
09:30-12:00 :: Introduction & Training. Module 1
AGENDA
Drupal 8 form examples
Building RSVP form
Building waiting list
Building online calculator
REQUIREMENTS
Limited seats are available. Register here.
PROVIDED
Wifi, powerpoints
Refreshments
SPONSORS
Tomato Elephant Studio :: training sponsor
Drupal Brisbane :: partner
Drupal Gold Coast :: partner
For sponsorship and other enquiries contact training@tomato-elephant-studio.com
LET OTHERS KNOW YOU ARE ATTENDING:
Share on social media. Use hashtag #drupalGTD
Drupal Groups: https://groups.drupal.org/node/535220
meetup.com: https://www.meetup.com/Drupal-Brisbane/events/262991729/
UNABLE TO ATTEND?
If you are unable to attend, please let us know as soon as possible by replying to training@tomato-elephant-studio.com.

Source: https://groups.drupal.org/node/512931/feed


Drupal for content editors (Introductory course) [Sydney]

Start: 
2019-05-27 09:30 - 12:00 Australia/Brisbane

Organizers: 

VladimirAus

Event type: 

User group meeting

https://www.tomato-elephant-studio.com/events/2019-05-27

Introductory 2.5 hour workshop "Drupal for content editors" is coming to Brisbane and Sydney as part of Drupal Global Training Day.
WORKSHOPS
Sydney :: Mon, 27 May 2018 :: 09:30-12:00
Brisbane :: Fri, 28 Jun 2018 :: 09:30-12:00
SCHEDULE
09:30-12:00 :: Introduction & Training. Module 1
AGENDA
Introduction to Drupal content editing
Drupal 8 features
Drupal 8 comparison to other CMS
Drupal 8 examples
REQUIREMENTS
Limited seats are available. Register here.
PROVIDED
Wifi, powerpoints
Refreshments
SPONSORS
Tomato Elephant Studio :: training sponsor
Drupal Brisbane :: partner
Drupal Gold Coast :: partner
Drupal Sydney :: partner
For sponsorship and other enquiries contact training@tomato-elephant-studio.com
LET OTHERS KNOW YOU ARE ATTENDING:
Share on social media. Use hashtag #drupalGTD
Drupal Groups: https://groups.drupal.org/node/535008
meetup.com: TBA
UNABLE TO ATTEND?
If you are unable to attend, please let us know as soon as possible by replying to training@tomato-elephant-studio.com.
Source: https://groups.drupal.org/node/512931/feed


Drupal for content editors (Introductory course) [Brisbane]

Start: 
2019-06-28 09:30 - 12:00 Australia/Brisbane

Organizers: 

VladimirAus

Event type: 

Training (free or commercial)

https://www.tomato-elephant-studio.com/events/2019-06-28

Introductory 2.5 hour workshop "Drupal for content editors" is coming to Brisbane and Sydney as part of Drupal Global Training Day.
WORKSHOPS
Date: Brisbane :: Fri, 28 Jun 2018 :: 09:30-12:00
Location: Brisbane Square Library
SCHEDULE
09:30-12:00 :: Introduction & Training. Module 1
AGENDA
Drupal 8 examples
Drupal content editing: blocks, pages, layouts
Media library
Introduction to editorial workflow
REQUIREMENTS
Limited seats are available. Register here.
PROVIDED
Wifi, powerpoints
Refreshments
SPONSORS
Tomato Elephant Studio :: training sponsor
Drupal Brisbane :: partner
Drupal Gold Coast :: partner
Drupal Sydney :: partner
For sponsorship and other enquiries contact training@tomato-elephant-studio.com
LET OTHERS KNOW YOU ARE ATTENDING:
Share on social media. Use hashtag #drupalGTD
Drupal Groups: https://groups.drupal.org/node/535006
meetup.com: https://www.meetup.com/Drupal-Brisbane/events/260723398/
UNABLE TO ATTEND?
If you are unable to attend, please let us know as soon as possible by replying to training@tomato-elephant-studio.com.

Source: https://groups.drupal.org/node/512931/feed


Drupal for content editors (Introductory course)

Start: 
2019-04-11 09:00 - 12:00 Australia/Brisbane

Organizers: 

VladimirAus

Event type: 

Training (free or commercial)

https://www.tomato-elephant-studio.com/events/2019-04-18

Introductory 3 hour workshop "Drupal for content editors" is coming to Brisbane and Gold Coast as part of Drupal Global Training Day.
WORKSHOPS
Gold Coast :: Thu, 11 Apr 2018 :: 09:00-12:00 :: More info TBA
Brisbane :: Thu, 18 Apr 2018 :: 09:00-12:00
SCHEDULE
09:00-11:30 :: Introduction & Training. Module 1
11:30-12:00 :: Wrap up
AGENDA
Introduction to Drupal content editing
Introduction to media library
Content modification
Basic blocks
Basic views
REQUIREMENTS
Limited seats are available. Register here.
PROVIDED
Wifi, powerpoints
Refreshments
SPONSORS
Tomato Elephant Studio :: training sponsor
Drupal Brisbane :: partner
Drupal Gold Coast :: partner
For sponsorship and other enquiries contact training@tomato-elephant-studio.com
LET OTHERS KNOW YOU ARE ATTENDING:
Share on social media. Use hashtag #drupalGTD
Drupal Groups: https://groups.drupal.org/node/534911
meetup.com: TBA
UNABLE TO ATTEND?
If you are unable to attend, please let us know as soon as possible by replying to training@tomato-elephant-studio.com.
Source: https://groups.drupal.org/node/512931/feed


Pulling the plug on Facebook

© Andrei Lacatusu Exactly one year ago, I decided to use social media less and blog more. I uninstalled the Facebook application from my phone, but kept my Facebook account for the time being.

The result is that I went from checking Facebook several times a day to once or twice a month.

Facebook can't be trusted

At the time I uninstalled the Facebook application from my phone, Mark Zuckerberg promised that he would fix Facebook. He didn't.

The remainder of 2018 was filled with Facebook scandals, including continued mishandling of personal data and privacy breaches, more misinformation, and a multitude of shady business practices.

Things got worse, not better.

The icing on the cake is that a few weeks ago we learned that Facebook knowingly duped children and their parents out of money, in some cases hundreds or even thousands of dollars, and often refused to give the money back.

And just last week, it was reported that Facebook had been collecting users' data by getting people to install a mobile application that gave Facebook root access to their network traffic.

It's clear that Facebook can't be trusted. And for that reason, I'm out.

I deleted my Facebook account twenty minutes ago.

Social media's dark side

Social media, in general, have been enablers of community, transparency and positive change, but also of abuse, hate speech, bullying, misinformation, government manipulation and more. In just the past year, more and more users have woken up to the dark side of social media. Open Web and privacy advocates, on the other hand, have seen this coming for awhile.

Technological change is a wonderful thing, as it can bring unprecedented improvements to billions around the globe. As a technologist, I believe in the power of the web to improve the world for many, but we also need to make sure that technology disruption is positive for all of us.

Last week, we heard that Facebook intends to further blend Instagram and WhatsApp with Facebook. If I were to guess, they want to make it harder to split up Facebook later (and harder for users to know what is happening with their data). Regulators should be all over this right now.

My social detox

I plan to stay off Facebook indefinitely, unless maybe there is a new CEO and better regulatory oversight.

I already stopped using Twitter to share personal updates and use it almost exclusively for Drupal-related updates. It remains a valuable channel to reach many people, but I wouldn't categorize my use as social anymore.

For now, I'm still on Instagram, but it's hard to ignore that Instagram is owned by Facebook. I will probably uninstall that next.

A call to rejoin the Open Web

Instant gratification and network effects have made social media successful, at the sacrifice of blogs and the Open Web.

I've always been driven by a sense of idealism. I'm optimistic that the movement away from social media is good for the Open Web.

Since I scaled back my use of social media a year ago, I blogged more, re-subscribed to many RSS feeds, and grew increasingly interested in the IndieWeb — all small shifts back to the Open Web's roots.

I plan to continue to work on my POSSE plan, and hope to share more thoughts on this topic in the coming weeks.

I'd love to see thousands more people join or rejoin the Open Web, and help innovate on top of it.
Source: Dries Buytaert www.buytaert.net


Drupal 8 migration :: intermediate training [Drupal Global Training Day] (Melbourne)

Start: 
2019-02-15 10:00 - 16:00 Australia/Melbourne

Organizers: 

VladimirAus

Event type: 

Training (free or commercial)

http://bit.ly/dgtdau19mel

Migrating to Drupal 8 intermediate training (part of Drupal Global Training Day)
Brisbane (08 Feb 2019) :: http://bit.ly/dgtdau19bne
Melbourne (15 Feb 2019) :: http://bit.ly/dgtdau19mel
AGENDA
Data migration into Drupal 8 using various sources (CSV, JSON)
in addition to
Extending existing data structures: content types, fields, paragraphs
Improving visual data output using view modes, form view modes and display suite
Extending user profiles & leveraging permissions
Advanced data reporting using views
Building forms using webform module
Drupal 8 configuration: text formats, dates, WYSIWYG
NOT COVERED (should be covered before the training):
Drupal 8 installation
Introduction to themes
Introduction to blocks
Introduction to taxonomy
Introduction to user management & user roles
SCHEDULE
10:00-12:30 :: Introduction & Training. Part 1
12:30-13:00 :: Lunch break
13:30-15:45 :: Training. Part 2
15:45-16:00 :: Wrap up
REQUIREMENTS
Limited seats are available. Register on eventbrite: http://bit.ly/dgtdau19mel
Bring your own laptop
PROVIDED
Wifi, powerpoints
Refreshments
SPONSORS
Tomato Elephant Studio :: training sponsor :: https://www.tomato-elephant-studio.com/
Drupal Melbourne :: partner :: https://www.meetup.com/drupalmelbourne/
For sponsorship and other enquiries contact training@tomato-elephant-studio.com
LET OTHERS KNOW YOU ARE ATTENDING:
Share on social media. Use hashtag #drupalGTD
Eventbrite: http://bit.ly/dgtdau19mel
Drupal Groups: https://groups.drupal.org/node/534668
meetup.com: TBA
UNABLE TO ATTEND?
If you are unable to attend, please let us know as soon as possible by replying to this email.
Source: https://groups.drupal.org/node/512931/feed


Drupal 8 migration :: intermediate training [Drupal Global Training Day] (Brisbane)

Start: 
2019-02-08 10:00 - 16:00 Australia/Brisbane

Organizers: 

VladimirAus

Event type: 

Training (free or commercial)

http://bit.ly/dgtdau19bne

Migrating to Drupal 8 intermediate training (part of Drupal Global Training Day)
Brisbane (08 Feb 2019) :: http://bit.ly/dgtdau19bne
Melbourne (15 Feb 2019) :: http://bit.ly/dgtdau19mel
AGENDA
Data migration into Drupal 8 using various sources (CSV, JSON)
in addition to
Extending existing data structures: content types, fields, paragraphs
Improving visual data output using view modes, form view modes and display suite
Extending user profiles & leveraging permissions
Advanced data reporting using views
Building forms using webform module
Drupal 8 configuration: text formats, dates, WYSIWYG
NOT COVERED (should be covered before the training):
Drupal 8 installation
Introduction to themes
Introduction to blocks
Introduction to taxonomy
Introduction to user management & user roles
SCHEDULE
10:00-12:30 :: Introduction & Training. Part 1
12:30-13:00 :: Lunch break
13:30-15:45 :: Training. Part 2
15:45-16:00 :: Wrap up
REQUIREMENTS
Limited seats are available. Register on eventbrite: http://bit.ly/dgtdau19bne
Bring your own laptop
PROVIDED
Wifi, powerpoints
Refreshments
SPONSORS
Tomato Elephant Studio :: training sponsor :: https://www.tomato-elephant-studio.com/
Drupal Brisbane :: partner :: https://www.meetup.com/Drupal-Brisbane/
For sponsorship and other enquiries contact training@tomato-elephant-studio.com
LET OTHERS KNOW YOU ARE ATTENDING:
Share on social media. Use hashtag #drupalGTD
Eventbrite: http://bit.ly/dgtdau19bne
Drupal Groups: https://groups.drupal.org/node/534667
meetup.com: TBA
UNABLE TO ATTEND?
If you are unable to attend, please let us know as soon as possible by replying to this email.
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Relentlessly eliminating barriers to growth

In my last blog post, I shared that when Acquia was a small startup, we were simultaneously focused on finding product-market fit and eliminating barriers to future growth.

Today, Acquia is no longer a startup, but eliminating barriers to growth remains very important after you have outgrown the startup phase. In that light, I loved reading Eugene Wie's blog post called, Invisible asymptotes. Wie was a product leader at Amazon. In his blog post he explains how Amazon looks far into the future, identifies blockers for long-term growth, and turns eliminating these stagnation points into multi-decade efforts.

For example, Amazon considered shipping costs to be a growth blocker, or as Wie describes it, an invisible asymptote for growth. People hate paying for shipping costs, so Amazon decided to get rid of them. At first, solving this looked prohibitively expensive. How can you offer free shipping to millions of customers? Solving for this limitation became a multi-year effort. First, Amazon tried to appease customers' distaste for shipping fees with "Super Saver Shipping". Amazon introduced Super Saver Shipping in January 2002 for orders over $99. If you placed an order of $99 or more, you received free shipping. In the span of a few months, that number dropped to $49 and then to $25. Eventually this strategy led to Amazon Prime, making all shipping "free". While a program like Amazon Prime doesn't actually make shipping free, it feels free to the customer, which effectively eliminates the barrier for growth. The impact on Amazon's growth was tremendous. Today, Amazon Prime provides Amazon an economic moat, or a sustainable competitive advantage – it isn't easy for other retailers to compete from a sheer economic and logistical standpoint.

Another obstacle for Amazon's growth was shipping times. People don't like having to wait for days to receive their Amazon purchase. Several years ago, I was talking to Werner Vogels, Amazon's global CTO, and asked him where most commerce investments were going. He responded that reducing shipping times was more strategic than making improvements to the commerce backend or website. As Wie points out in his blog, Amazon has been working on reducing shipping times for over a decade. First by building a higher density network of distribution centers, and more recently through delivery from local Whole Foods stores, self-service lockers at Whole Foods, predictive or anticipatory shipping, drone delivery, and more. Slowly, but certainly, Amazon is building out its own end-to-end delivery network with one primary objective: reducing shipping speeds.

Every organization has limitations that stunt long-term growth so there are a few important lessons that can be learned from how Amazon approached its invisible asymptotes:

Identify your invisible asymptotes or long-term blockers for growth.
Removing these long-term blockers for growth may look impossible at first.
Removing these long-term blockers requires creativity, patience, persistence and aggressive capital allocation. It can take many initiatives and many years to eliminate them.
Overcoming these obstacles can be a powerful strategy that can unlock unbelievable growth.
I spend a lot of time and effort working on eliminating Drupal's and Acquia's growth barriers so I love these kind of lessons. In a future blog post, I'll share my thoughts about Drupal's growth blockers. In the meantime, I'd love to hear what you think is holding Drupal or Acquia back — be it via social media, email or preferably your own blog.
Source: Dries Buytaert www.buytaert.net


Drupal Global Training Day: Communications AND a hands-on Drupal 8 Site Building

Start: 
2018-11-30 12:00 - 16:00 America/New_York

Organizers: 

bendygirl

Event type: 

Training (free or commercial)

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/drupal-global-training-day-lets-talk-commun...

On Friday, November 30th at 11:30 we’ll be gathering at the
U.S. Diplomacy Center
330 21st Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20006
Schedule
12:00: Announcements and introduction of keynote
12:10 - 12:30: Keynote by Shannon Turner HearMeCode
12:30: Breakouts
Group 1: Communications
Main Room
12:45pm Social Listening (Kanika Watson FDA)
1:30pm Internal Communications (Jeffrey Richardson)
2:15pm Getting the Most from your Social Media reach (Office of Digital Engagement, US Department of State)
3pm Tying it all together with your Content Strategy (Kat Kuhl and Becca Goodman)
Group 2: Getting Started with Drupal: Hands-on Site Building
Break out room (computer required, you should have administrative rights to your computer)
Trainer: Nneka Hector from DS Federal
12:30pm - 3:30pm
Regroup in the main room
3:30pm: Thank you’s and closing reception information.
4pm: depart for closing reception
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GTD - Add your November/December event to the list

Are you hosting a training for the final 2018 DrupalGTD event this November 30-December 1?
Add your event to the list and details will be shared in upcoming emails and social media through Drupal Association channels.
For resources to run a training, check out the tools page. If you have questions about Global Training Days, learn about how to host a training or contact one of the group organizers.
Thank you for participating.
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Drupal 8 for PHP developers [part of Drupal Global Training Day] (Brisbane)

Start: 
2018-09-01 09:30 - 15:30 Australia/Brisbane

Organizers: 

VladimirAus

Event type: 

Training (free or commercial)

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/drupal-8-for-php-developers-part-of-drup...

AGENDA
Drupal 8 for PHP developers is full day hands on training.
Class will cover
- Drupal 8 API
- Debugging PHP code in Drupal 8
- Building Drupal 8 module
- more
SCHEDULE
09:30-10:00 :: Introduction
10:00-12:30 :: Training. Part 1
12:30-13:30 :: Lunch (not provided)
13:30-15:30 :: Training. Part 2
REQUIREMENTS
Limited seats are available. Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/drupal-8-for-php-developers-part-of-drup...
Bring your own laptop
PROVIDED
Wifi, power points
Refreshments
SPONSORS
Acquia :: venue sponsor :: https://www.acquia.com/
TEstudIO :: training sponsor :: https://tomato-elephant-studio.com/
LET OTHERS KNOW YOU ARE ATTENDING
Share on social media. Use hashtag #drupalGTD
On Meetup.com: https://www.meetup.com/Drupal-Brisbane/events/253412497/
Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/drupal-8-for-php-developers-part-of-drup...
UNABLE TO ATTEND?
If you are unable to attend, please let us know as soon as possible by replying to this email.
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Drupal 8 for Project Managers [part of Drupal Global Training Day] (Brisbane)

Start: 
2018-08-31 09:30 - 16:30 Australia/Brisbane

Organizers: 

VladimirAus

Event type: 

Training (free or commercial)

https://www.meetup.com/Drupal-Brisbane/events/253412450/

AGENDA
Drupal 8 for project managers is less technical introduction to content management system. Class will cover
- What is Drupal
- Who is using Drupal
- Drupal 8 basic concepts
- Drupal 8 reusability
- Drupal 8 data reports
- Drupal 8 integration with other services
- more
SCHEDULE
09:30-10:00 :: Introduction
10:00-12:30 :: Training. Part 1
12:30-13:30 :: Lunch (not provided)
13:30-16:00 :: Training. Part 2
16:00-16:30 :: Q&A and wrap up
REQUIREMENTS
Limited seats are available. Register here: http://bit.ly/dgtd18-pm-bne
Bring your own laptop
PROVIDED
Wifi, power points
Refreshments
SPONSORS
Acquia :: venue sponsor :: https://www.acquia.com/
TEstudIO :: training sponsor :: https://tomato-elephant-studio.com/
LET OTHERS KNOW YOU ARE ATTENDING
Share on social media. Use hashtag #drupalGTD
On Meetup.com: https://www.meetup.com/Drupal-Brisbane/events/253412450/
Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/drupal-8-for-project-managers-part-of-dr...
UNABLE TO ATTEND?
If you are unable to attend, please let us know as soon as possible by replying to this email.

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A Charming Example of How to Get Fired Through Facebook

Ahh social networking. Sometimes users are in such a hurry to vent through a status update that they don't stop to remember who's going to see it. And if you happen to say something negative about someone or something, the situation can quickly turn ugly. Read more


The data protection challenges of a decentralized, social web

Last night, I read a thoughtful blog post from Sebastian Greger, which examines the challenges of implementing privacy in a decentralized, social web. As a part of my own POSSE plan, I had proposed implementing support for Webmention on dri.es. This would allow me to track comments, likes, reposts, and other rich interactions across the web on my own site.
Sebastian correctly explains that when you pull in content from social media websites into your own site with the intention of owning the conversation, you are effectively taking ownership of other people's content. This could be in conflict with the GDPR regulation, for example, which sets tight rules on how personal data is processed, and requires us to think more about how personal data is syndicated on the web.
Data protection is important, but so is a decentralized, social web. These conversations, and the innovation that hopefully results from it, are important. If we fail to make the Open Web compliant with data regulations, we could empower walled gardens and stifle innovation towards a more decentralized web.
Source: Dries Buytaert www.buytaert.net


Consumer Profiling Via Twitter

Yesterday, social media and marketing researcher and scientist Dan Zarrella debuted a new way to see into the minds of Twitter users with TweetPsych. Using two linguistic analysis methods, TweetPsych analyzes the content of a user's last 1,000 tweets and builds a psychological profile based on the content. Read more


RottenNeighbor featured on the AP Newswire

AP Newswire featured RottenNeighbor today as a “website seemingly tailor-made for such suburban woes.” The article covered some of the most popular posts on the site, discussed changing neighborhood trends demonstrated on RottenNeighbor, and touched on the possibility of a reality show based on the site. The story was picked up by more than 200 media outlets including CNN.com. To read more on this story, click here. Read more


My POSSE plan for evolving my site

In an effort to reclaim my blog as my thought space and take back control over my data, I want to share how I plan to evolve my website. Given the incredible feedback on my previous blog posts, I want to continue to conversation and ask for feedback.

First, I need to find a way to combine longer blog posts and status updates on one site:
Update my site navigation menu to include sections for "Blog" and "Notes". The "Notes" section would resemble a Twitter or Facebook livestream that catalogs short status updates, replies, interesting links, photos and more. Instead of posting these on third-party social media sites, I want to post them on my site first (POSSE). The "Blog" section would continue to feature longer, more in-depth blog posts. The front page of my website will combine both blog posts and notes in one stream.
Add support for Webmention, a web standard for tracking comments, likes, reposts and other rich interactions across the web. This way, when users retweet a post on Twitter or cite a blog post, mentions are tracked on my own website.
Automatically syndicate to 3rd party services, such as syndicating photo posts to Facebook and Instagram or syndicating quick DrupalCoin updates to Twitter. To start, I can do this manually, but it would be nice to automate this process over time.
Streamline the ability to post updates from my phone. Sharing photos or updates in real-time only becomes a habit if you can publish something in 30 seconds or less. It's why I use Facebook and Twitter often. I'd like to explore building a simple iOS application to remove any friction from posting updates on the go.
Streamline the ability to share other people's content. I'd like to create a browser extension to share interesting links along with some commentary. I'm a small investor in Buffer, a social media management platform, and I use their tool often. Buffer makes it incredibly easy to share interesting articles on social media, without having to actually open any social media sites. I'd like to be able to share articles on my blog that way.
Second, as I begin to introduce a larger variety of content to my site, I'd like to find a way for readers to filter content:
Expand the site navigation so readers can filter by topic. If you want to read about DrupalCoin, click "DrupalCoin". If you just want to see some of my photos, click "Photos".
Allow people to subscribe by interests. DrupalCoin 8 make it easy to offer an RSS feed by topic. However, it doesn't look nearly as easy to allow email subscribers to receive updates by interest. Mailchimp's RSS-to-email feature, my current mailing list solution, doesn't seem to support this and neither do the obvious alternatives.
Implementing this plan is going to take me some time, especially because it's hard to prioritize this over other things. Some of the steps I've outlined are easy to implement thanks to the fact that I use DrupalCoin. For example, creating new content types for the "Notes" section, adding new RSS feeds and integrating "Blogs" and "Notes" into one stream on my homepage are all easy – I should be able to get those done my next free evening. Other steps, like building an iPhone application, building a browser extension, or figuring out how to filter email subscriptions by topics are going to take more time. Setting up my POSSE system is a nice personal challenge for 2018. I'll keep you posted on my progress – much of that might happen via short status updates, rather than on the main blog. ;)
Source: Dries Buytaert www.buytaert.net