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hello all! i'm a writer + designer. i work at an agency in new york city helping design (and shape positive values) some awesome brands.

passionate about: poetry, great design, intentionality, dedication to craft, and making positive impacts on people through mentorship and friendship.

can't wait to keep up with everyone's projects and hopefully share interesting work, too.

A new term for your vocabulary

Zuccware (noun, countable)

1. A #software designed by a company owned - directly or not - by Mark Zuckerberg (founder of #Facebook).

2. (fig.) Any non- #opensource software which monetizes users' private information or is used to harvest data for control purposes.

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five-penny poems 

substack is all the rage.

blog + newsletter + payment processor + community building...

but i just don't like lock-in.

so:

spent all weekend creating a $1/month subscription on my site.

super simple: used stripe for a checkout page. it'll be a tiny list of friends + family. sending nightly plaintext emails on bcc.

very happy with result—it's so simple. (challenging for me to build. i'm just a designer...)

now to keep writing joyful poems for my three subscribers!

so now, my setup looks like: 

blot.im — for my writing. it turns a dropbox folder into a blog. pages + posts written in markdown. easy to customize.

now.diegosegura.me — redirects to a notion page, which has my notebook, to do lists, etc. publicly available.

and that's it!

and for my poetry newsletter: super humble. i'll start with just friends and coworkers on bcc: no mailchimp. no tinyletter.

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in the past week, I've tried so many services for my website: 

super.so — enables custom domain on a Notion, works well, loads a little slow)

substack — great newsletter + payment integration. poorly designed sites, imo. and no customization.

revue — great for a newsletter. lacking in customization. a little simplistic.)

ghost — self-hosted on digitalocean for $5/mo. powerful, but too complicated to customize. would love if using ghost to run a company blog.

but here's what i've decided on...


hello all! i'm a writer + designer. i work at an agency in new york city helping design (and shape positive values) some awesome brands.

passionate about: poetry, great design, intentionality, dedication to craft, and making positive impacts on people through mentorship and friendship.

can't wait to keep up with everyone's projects and hopefully share interesting work, too.

Merveilles

Merveilles is a community project aimed at the establishment of new ways of speaking, seeing and organizing information — A culture that seeks augmentation through the arts of engineering and design. A warm welcome to any like-minded people who feel these ideals resonate with them.