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Things You Can Add To A Personal Site

This lists deserves to be a minisite of it’s own, but until then it will live here. Feel free to send me ideas that I’ve missed.

Layout

Affordances

  • Link icons (Gwern does this very well)
  • Sidenotes/margin notes/footnotes
  • Dark/light/goofy mode

Content formats

  • Essays
  • Explorations
  • Stream
  • Short stories
  • Letters
  • Commonplace
  • Journal
  • Reviews (books, movies, drinks, food, clothes, apps, people)
  • An audio intro a
  • Project logs

Art (by you)

  • Photos
  • Sketches
  • Music
  • Screenshots

Media

  • Music
  • Sounds
  • Videos
  • Audio messages

Personal

Lists

  • Ideas
  • Things I Wish Existed
  • Things I want to do someday
  • Videos to remind me of good in the world

Curation

  • Talks
  • Newsletters
  • Authors
  • Places to visit

Metadata

Ornamental

  • Custom cursor
  • Animations
  • Updates from a Telegram bot
  • Image filter
  • Weather

References

Things to Think About When Blogging

The modern guide to creating a personal website that drives career and personal growth

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