Things no one tells you when you start a newsletter

There were a lot of reasons I started writing a newsletter back in 2016. Having worked at a few organizations whose business was sending millions of emails a day, one thing is for sure: Mail is hard and not for the faint of heart. Using a service that handles mail delivery is step one, in my opinion. After that, I figured a newsletter is, “sending an email every week....

March 24, 2020 · 6 min · Chris Short

Writing Technical Articles

I was helping to staff the Cloud Native Computing Foundation booth at ChefConf 2018 when the topic of encouraging folks to write articles about what they’re doing with Kubernetes came up. One common problem often encountered is convincing folks that what they’re doing is interesting work. The next problem is convincing folks that writing is not too difficult. Enter your email I consent to receiving your weekly newsletter, DevOps'ish SUBSCRIBE   Breaking down the task of writing into three steps is helpful:...

May 25, 2018 · 4 min · Chris Short

Blogs Explained

What is a blog? Blog is short for weblog. Blogger.com defines a blog/weblog as, “a web page made up of usually short, frequently updated posts that are arranged chronologically - like a what’s new page or a journal. The content and purposes of blogs varies greatly - from links and commentary about other web sites, to news about a company/person/idea, to diaries, photos, poetry, mini-essays, project updates, even fiction.” Enter your email I consent to receiving your weekly newsletter, DevOps'ish SUBSCRIBE   Blogs are essentially evolution of Internet communications....

June 24, 2003 · 5 min · Chris Short