Early book feedback

I designed the structure of the Indie Microblogging book knowing that most people weren’t really going to read it front to back. Everyone is busy. Even people excited about the book are probably going to skim some of it or dip in to just a few chapters. That’s totally fine and why it’s linked the way it is with 70+ short chapters.

It has only been a couple days, but even just the “this looks good!” feedback is so encouraging. Thank you. I’m inspired to edit it, fix problems, and get the final e-book and print copies out to everyone.

There have also been a couple mentions that especially made my day, and I can’t help sharing them.

Patrick Rhone:

I have to say, @manton’s Indie Microblogging book draft is really great. Reads like a manifesto. Full of “Hell Yeah!” ideas.

Jim Willis:

High schools should be building technology curriculum around @manton’s book.micro.blog Teach kids how to take action, how the Internet works, why open standards and decentralization are paramount. So good.

I’m in Portland now and my attention is shifting to Micro Camp 2022 through the weekend. But I’m hoping to make even just a little time every day to work on the book now that it’s out there, so the draft keeps getting better for new folks who are checking it out.

Manton Reece @manton