Permanent Tourist

The personal website of Mark Howells-Mead

Posts about blogging

  • A worry stone

    Ethan Marcotte and Jeremy Keith shared some thoughts recently about how a side-project or personal website can be a way to either distract yourself from other worries, or to center yourself in a time of unusual stress.

  • Lucky Thirteen

    This website turns thirteen today.

  • Ich schreibe seit den späteren Neunzigern Blogposts und lerne seit 2001 Deutsch. Nach drei, vier Jahren hierzulande, am Anfang fast nur von Schweizern umgeben, hatte ich die neue Sprache einigermassen in Griff. Viele Stunden im Büro, viele Stunden vor Stefan Raab im deutschsprachigen Fernsehen, haben mich weiter gebracht. (Von Raab habe ich gelernt, dass es in der Tat eine…

  • Blogging for myself

    A blog is usually started as a place for the author to jot notes and share them with a select few to read; often friends and family. Later, as popularity grows, it’s easy to become drawn into the goal of getting more and more readers and gaining more and more “success”. This sometimes works and…

  • I was at WordCamp Switzerland 2014 last weekend; a WordPress conference aimed at both content creators and developers. One of the many interesting talks on the day was by Stephanie Booth on the subject of blogging in a multilingual world. The premise of many (even most) websites is that there should be a clear separation of content:…

  • B is for Blog

    Blogging – writing for an unknown audience – has been a part of my life for over twenty years. And I still love it.

  • I am now writing articles and sharing my photos on the new Best of Switzerland blog, set up and run by international hotel chain Best Western.

  • Are you interested in and knowledgeable about Strobism? Do you write fluent French? Can you write well and are you interested in helping other photographers based in Switzerland to learn how to improve their technique and extend their knowledge? Can you spare a little free time each week to write for a new blog about…

  • I joined a newspaper company in 2001 to help maintain and develop a newspaper CMS system, which the development manager began creating on his own in 1994. In the past seven years, we’ve brought in web browser interfaces, RSS feeds, AJAX data handling, online publishing tools which allow the output to be sent direct to…