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05/24 Minimal Monthly β€” Blogging Like It's 1999

May 2024 Minimal Monthly Hi Reader, If your favourite home & garden bloggers have been quieter lately, it's because they're deep in the trenches of social media, trying to figure out how to recoup the 70-90% loss in website traffic they're suffering. And it's not just home & garden that's been hit. Now that Google prefers to serve content from Forbes and Reddit (or just display utter nonsense), web publishers large and small are in the doghouse. Adding insult to injury, everyone's content was...

18 days agoΒ β€’Β 2 min read

April 2024 Minimal Monthly Hi Reader, Habit stacking is probably one of the most efficient and relatively painless ways to stay on top of all the daily stuff you have to contend with at home. We all have things we do routinely. The trick is to tack a task onto them and presto, you're habit stacking. It can be as simple as stacking the task of wiping down the bathroom sink onto the existing habit of teeth brushing. Then you just build more elaborate stacks of mini tasks to maximise time. We're...

about 2 months agoΒ β€’Β 2 min read

March 2024 Minimal Monthly Hi Reader, Whether it’s a car, appliance or pair of jeans: I tend to use my stuff until it’s on its last leg. I have an old friend who always chuckles whenever he drops by: "That coffee grinder STILL works?" He was with me when I bought it nearly 20 years ago. My electric beater is from the mid-80s (yup, the nineteen-eighties). It’s ugly as heck but it still works. It sits in the cabinet next to an electric citrus juicer from 1997, also still in weekly use. You get...

3 months agoΒ β€’Β 4 min read

February 2024 Minimal Monthly Hi Reader, Happy leap year. I was so glad for the extra day. These past few weeks have been super busy rebranding and redesigning the site. But, ta-da, I'm happy to share Tidymalism has a fresh new look πŸŽ‰ The new site features faster mobile loading, larger, crisper fonts, less bloat, a new resources page, and a friendlier splash of colour. Come have a browse while I work out the last few caching kinks, and feel free to hit reply to send any feedback. Speaking of...

4 months agoΒ β€’Β 2 min read

January 2024 Minimal Monthly Hi Reader, Are you unknowingly part of the subscription silent majority? It's a club many of us join without even realising it. I thought I was spending around thirty bucks a month and was a bit taken aback when I did the math: it's closer to $80. πŸ€¦πŸ»β™€οΈ Subscriptions, those sly little expenses, have a way of quietly slipping under our radar and accumulating in the corners of our bank statements. Think about it: When was the last time you checked how many...

5 months agoΒ β€’Β 3 min read
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December 2023 Minimal Monthly Hi Reader, Digital decluttering has been the name of the game around here this last week of the year. Shed a tonne of gigabytes and unsubscribed to a monster load of newsletters I just wasn't keeping up with anymore. Some of them had grown spammy or felt like they were now being written by a bot (they probably were), others just weren't providing any added value to my work or personal interests. Adieu. One of the subs I did keep is for a letter called Sidepiece,...

6 months agoΒ β€’Β 3 min read
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