About Me and This Blog

Hello, I’m Jim Nielsen.

Let me tell you a bit about my approach to blogging at the moment. In the past, I frequently put off writing blog posts because I found myself unable to put forth my best effort in writing—that attitude of “if you can’t do something right, don’t do it at all”—but lately I’ve found myself regretting not writing at least something.

This is the lens through which I’ve come to view my blog posts these days, like a lax journal.

I have all these ambitions to write but then I don’t. Now I’ve arrived at this point of thinking “well something is better than nothing”. So, many of the posts on my blog are me just trying to write something down before I forget it all. I’ve found I enjoy the nostalgia of going back after a year and being like “oh yeah, that thing”. Like a nostalgic photograph.

On this blog, I sometimes don’t take the effort I should to craft what I’m writing so by the end of the post I feel like “well I’ll just publish it and maybe come back and do more proof reads” but at that point I know I’m just lying to myself by saying that.

But hey, like I said, these days I’m aiming for my some of my posts to merely be like a bad journal entry.

Note: the thoughts and opinions herein are my own. Although a few of my writings are original, mostly I feel responsible for the ways in which I misunderstand and mangle the ideas of other people far smarter than I.

— Jim (version of myself on April 16, 2018)

Portrait of Jim Nielsen

Links in This Blog

I thought it would be interesting to index all the links on my blog and keep it as a running list.

jim-nielsen.com 153
github.com 101
twitter.com 92
adactio.com 41
youtube.com 31
iosicongallery.com 29
apple.com 26
mozilla.org 22
postlight.com 22
stackoverflow.com 22
css-tricks.com 20
www.netlify.com 20
macosicongallery.com 17
watchosicongallery.com 17
wikipedia.org 17
npmjs.com 16
frankchimero.com 15
medium.com 15
roughtype.com 14
tylergaw.com 13
daverupert.com 11
amazon.com 10
community.netlify.com 10
kindlingapp.com 10
arc90.com 9
codepen.io 9
ia.net 9
ethanmarcotte.com 8
metalsmith.io 8
docs.netlify.com 7
signalvnoise.com 7
catb.org 6
danluu.com 6
daringfireball.net 6
quirksmode.org 6
reactjs.org 6
w3.org 6
ycombinator.com 6
adamsilver.io 5
csswizardry.com 5
nytimes.com 5
sass-lang.com 5
smashingmagazine.com 5
twobithistory.org 5
wired.com 5
youtu.be 5
alistapart.com 4
archive.org 4
capwatkins.com 4
dribbble.com 4
dropbox.github.io 4
hackernoon.com 4
idlewords.com 4
imagemagick.org 4
oreillystatic.com 4
overreacted.io 4
robinrendle.com 4
trentwalton.com 4
applypixels.com 3
beplucky.com 3
bloomberg.com 3
daneden.me 3
designernews.co 3
destroytoday.com 3
dropbox.com 3
imageoptim.com 3
jekyllrb.com 3
paravelinc.com 3
quora.com 3
resilientwebdesign.com 3
scriptogr.am 3
theverge.com 3
vimeo.com 3
24ways.org 2
abookapart.com 2
alexdanco.com 2
babeljs.io 2
bradfrost.com 2
caniuse.com 2
centerpointaudio.com 2
clearleft.com 2
colorme.io 2
compass-style.org 2
cors-anywhere.herokuapp.com 2
csswg.org 2
damassi.github.io 2
dowebsitesneedtolookexactlythesameineverybrowser.com 2
egghead.io 2
farnamstreetblog.com 2
fastcompany.com 2
feedburner.com 2
freakonomics.com 2
gatsbyjs.org 2
getbitbar.com 2
google.com 2
hexo.io 2
icg360.com 2
increment.com 2
indieweb.org 2
inessential.com 2
instagram.com 2
jackfranklin.co.uk 2
javascriptweekly.com 2
kitsonkelly.com 2
learnnextjs.com 2
marked.js.org 2
mcfunley.com 2
meyerweb.com 2
nodejs.org 2
paulirish.com 2
pixelresort.com 2
regex101.com 2
remysharp.com 2
safaribooksonline.com 2
sidebar.io 2
tapbots.com 2
the-pastry-box-project.net 2
theatlantic.com 2
thegroundwork.com 2
timkadlec.com 2
timshel.com 2
tutsplus.com 2
una.im 2
zeldman.com 2
...all others with only one occurence