Some of these questions are ones I genuinely get asked a lot. Others are ones I imagine people asking. A few are probably wishful thinking.
Why does this site look like this?
This site was built with HTML and some very basic CSS by yours truly. As you can probably tell, I’m not a web developer by trade. However, I decided to go this route for several reasons:
- I wanted something minimalist on resources and look. And while using a CMS is easier, I’m not a fan of the results
- I wanted to practice HTML and CSS
- When I started I didn’t know what a static site generator was…
- I enjoy being part of the Neocities community and the DIY aesthetics it promotes
Yeah, that’s great and all, but why is it so dark?
It’s a personal preference thing. One day I’ll get around to adding a light theme option. Perhaps.
'X'' page looks weird on mobile/tablet etc.
Something look wrong? Give me a buzz and I'll try and fix it.
So what is this Neocities you mentioned?
Neocities is a static web hosting service and social network loosely inspired by the now-defunct Geocities. It’s part of the wider “small web” movement and was designed with DIY, retro-themed and minimalist sites in mind.
Having your own website is awesome for several reasons. And you can make your own for free using Neocities.
(psst, if you do, don’t forget to give me a follow on my Neocities page!)
Are you interested in Guest Posts?
What Is a Linkblog and why have you made one?
A link blog is just a blog but with a focus on links (what else?). Before the arrival of ever-powerful algorithms and link aggregators, they were a popular way for people to share websites, news, or other things they found interesting on the net, sometimes with some analyses.
In today’s corporate web hellscape, the web’s best bits have been buried beneath garbage. So I decided to bring the medium back in the form of a weekly newsletter. I also use the space to share my opinions on news items and give some insights into what I’m up to as a creator.
RSS vs Newsletter vs Blog, which should I choose?
In The Margins is offered in three forms: newsletter, RSS, and blog. There’s no difference between them. Instead, it’s just a matter of your personal preference. I also reupload sections on Medium. But again, there are no bonuses.
What’s up with all the poorly edited stock photos and clip art?
I’m just poking fun. It’s nothing against the photographers or models, just the sites that go overboard with using them.
I see you’re a writer. What kind of work do you do?
When I’m not blogging, I make my living as a ghostwriter Occasionally, I write some things for publications under my name too. Most of which ends up being re-posted to my writing page here.
I have a “resource” for your link page your readers will love!
I just want to chat
Sure, get in touch. Just don’t be weird.
I’d like to support your work. Do you have a Patreon, affiliate links, a donation box, paywalled content, etc.?
The best thing you can do to support my work is to share it with other people. One way you can do that is to throw the little button below (I'll make a nicer one eventually) with a hyperlink to your site if you have one. Or share something I've made on your socials.
This site and my newsletter will always remain cost-free, ad-free, tracker-free, and paywall-free.
Of course, like all creators, I’d love to spend more time working on my projects. So, if you’d really like to support the work I’m doing here and elsewhere, and see me spend more time on it, you can send me a tip. But there is no obligation or bonuses for doing so.
Okay, whatever. Just show me your cat already