Status: December 2018

This is a monthly status update for aka the Simplify, Create, Thrive blog. The purpose of this page is to communicate upcoming projects, works in progress, and other information of interest to readers. It will be updated periodically throughout the month. A new status page will be posted on the first of next month. Caveat: Nothing written here is set in stone. Everything is subject to change.

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28 December 2018

I just released the fifth title this month at Dancing Lights Press. Relevant, because I’ve also been blogging here consistently, nearly every day. This blog hasn’t impact the day job, and vice-versa. This current schedule and flow is working, and I’m not feeling overwhelmed.

26 December 2018

The Patreon is officially shut down.

22 December 2018

The Ko-Fi account is live. Buy me a coffee!

The podcast Patreon will be shut down the day after Christmas.

18 December 2018

Instead of Patreon, I am considering starting a Ko-Fi Gold account instead. A flat rate per month, with nothing taken from donations, is better than Patreon’s variable rate in the long run. I still can’t decipher how they calculate their percentages. If their tools support MP3 downloads (I doubt it) I might fold the podcast Patreon into the one for this site. I still might, even if they don’t, since the majority of listeners are still on YouTube. The number of people impacted by the loss of the MP3 download would be small.

16 December 2018

I wrote a long-form mid-month status update, which can be read here.

11 December 2018

A back-end update temporarily created a conflict with our SSL certificate, causing the site to display as “unsafe” on some browsers. We weren’t hacked, it was just a problem with a little bit of code. All fixed now, and definitely secure. If you still receive any messages to the contrary, please let me know.

9 December 2018

The list on the 1 December post (below) has been updated.

This status post isn’t something that needs to be updated every day. This is a learning space.

My original idea for 12 Days of Blogmas was to write about Christmas every day between Christmas Eve and Epiphany. Now I’m thinking I might write about blogging for 12 days instead. I have to come up wih enough interesting or useful things to say about blogs, though.

4 December 2018

For some reason I had the idea of posting these updates to social media. Then I remembered that not only do I not have a social media presence, I started doing these updates to replace social media.

1 December 2018

12 Days of Blogmas

  • A magna carta for the blog

  • A mission and vision for the blog
  • A list of 2019 goals for the blog
  • Comment on this Cal Newport post
  • Finding sources of inspiration for blogging
  • Comparing blogging to vlogging

Post Ideas:

  • Creating through the holidays
  • Keeping it simple through the holidays
  • Staying true to your values through the holidays
  • Katie’s Birthday
  • Finnish Independence Day

Podcast Ideas:

  • Pretty much all holiday related until January

Site Updates:

  • Evaluate, edit, and revive older posts (ongoing)

On the Back Burner:

  • Launching the newsletter
  • Update and soft relaunch the Patreon


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