Just last night I stumbled on The Small Website Discoverability Crisis post while scrolling Hacker News. And here I am tonight, writing a post based on a viral trend with over 150 personal sites participating so far.
The internet finds a way (goldblum.gif).
There's another digital world out there; one buried under the Google SERP and Meta algorithm. But, once you find it, nothing else will do. It's a wonderful place with handcrafted blogs, lingering digital gardens, snarky manifestos (and even snarkier manifes-don'ts), and other fantastic internet oddities that you just won't find on even the fifth page of Google.
Anyway, this trend is dope. I also suddenly feel a little vulnerable about the apps I use. Am I vanilla? Me?
My default app list #
- Mail Client: Outlook & Apple Mail
- Mail Server: Office 365 & iCloud+
- Notes: Notion
- To-Do: iOS Reminders or Notion
- iPhone Photo Shooting: Camera app
- Photo Management: Apple Photos
- Calendar: Outlook & Apple Calendar
- Cloud File Storage: iCloud + but also kinda Notion?
- RSS: Reeder
- Contacts: Why? You want my number? Apple Contacts.
- Browser: Safari but slowly testing Arc.
- Chat: Discord
- Bookmarks: Raindrop.io and it gets used often.
- Read It Later: Raindrop.io
- Word Processing: iA Writer, enthusiastically.
- Spreadsheets: Excel til I die. Also sometimes Airtable.
- Presentations: Just made the switch to iA Presenter
- Shopping Lists: Reminders but I also have a wishlist on Raindrop if you want to get me something.
- Meal Planning: gut instincts (but also shout out to Mela)
- Budgeting and Personal Finance: see meal planning.
- News: Apple News+ and a curated Reeder feed.
- Music: Apple Music (I have Apple One, okay?)
- Podcasts: Pocket Casts
- Password Management: 1 Password (but looking for recommendations. Hit me on mastodon.)
This was fun. Shout out to Robb Knight for cultivating this trend. Happy thanksgiving.