Weekly digest of posts – January 1st to 7th, 2018

As I mentioned in this post, we have a new website and blog! I’ll be doing all my writing over there from now on, and I’ll post links to that work for those of you who have this bookmarked or receive e-mail notifications. This one is a summary of the posts over the last seven days just to catch you up.

To answer a question I’ve been asked quite a bit this week: No, there will not be the option to receive the entire post by email on the new blog. One of the reasons people gave for not commenting was that it was easier to read the post in email than to visit the blog, and although I appreciate that you’re reading the blog in any form, I miss getting comments a lot and really want a sense of community, so I’m doing everything in my power to make it easier to interact, like paying for Disqus commenting system where you can post links, pictures, and other media, and it’s harder for spammers to bother us, so no moderating required!

I’ll be categorizing the posts in the subject line as there are posts that are only available to people who subscribe to the blog through Patreon. 
Patreon means this is a Patreon exclusive post, and you have to be a Patreon subscriber to access it.
Patreon Q&A means this is a question someone posed on Patreon and I’m answering it. You have to be a Patreon subscriber to access it.
If it doesn’t say Patreon on it after January 1st, it means it’s open to everyone. 
Administrative stuff means stuff about the blog, like how things work or will work.
Discussion is an open thread where I hope to see your comments, thoughts, or questions, although you’re welcome to share on any post over there.
January 1st

January 7th

Discussion: How do you organize your workshop?