Week 1: Music, Typography, and Photography blogging

Here we are, the first week of 2014. I thought it'd be a good idea to start off the weekly linked post this year with a few things that might be of value not only now, but for the rest of the year.

John Carey's favourite music from last year

John posted a collection of the music he listened to and liked the most during 2013. It's a pretty good list of music. I found a few gems that I'd never heard of before. My favourite is probably Psychic by Darkside, which I'm listening to as I write this. You can listen to the first song, Golden Arrow, in this YouTube link. It's over 11 minutes and it gets better every time I listen to it. Perfect for writing.

Character of a Typeface

If you're a typography geek, like I am, and you know why the quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog, then you'll enjoy this short video.

Tips on how to run a successful photo blog

David Cleland wrote a post with 8 tips for anyone thinking of creating a photography blog. It's good advice. He recommends using Wordpress and I do agree to a certain extent. It's what I use for every other site I have and what this one was hosted on originally. However, this one has been on Squarespace for years. At the time, Wordpress needed way too many plugins and between updates to Wordpress itself and the plugins, things broke too often. Fortunatley now most of the functionality you need comes built into Wordpress, so that's less of an issue.

So there it is. Three things that I'm sure I'll come back to a few times. I hope you enjoy them as well.