Tagged: Making this blog

Setting up a blog? This is a a meta-theme to explain how we set up the Producing Paradise blog, and the tools we’re using.

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Minimum Viable Product

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Reading time: 3 minutes How we developed a ‘minimum viable product’ for this website, and the questions we asked ourselves along the way.

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Reflections on starting a side project

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Reading time: 8 minutes Let’s just call them projects, because “side” or otherwise, we’ve learned that to do well takes a lot of work!

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How to choose a website platform

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Reading time: 2 minutes There are a zillion platform options, but they’re not one size fits all. Here’s how we chose the platform for our website, and the questions we asked ourselves.

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Forwarding to multiple addresses in Gmail

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Reading time: 2 minutes Gmail offers forwarding to one email at a time by default. Here’s how we got around it using forwarding addresses and filters.

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Scheduling for life

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Reading time: 3 minutes If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.