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Hello, I’m Michael Sliwinski, founder of Nozbe - to-do app for teams. I write essays, books, work on projects and I podcast for you using #iPadOnly in #NoOffice as I believe that work is not a place you go to, it’s a thing you do.

⌨️ Blogging

I’ve had a personal blog since 2008. Here’s where I share all my stories regarding to blogging, platforms and writing itself.


⌨️ 😎 Coding is one of my favorite hobbies. It’s my happy place.

Monday, November 15, 2021 /postjs/

Coding is one of my favorite hobbies. It’s my happy place.

One of my best personal decisions of the pandemic-driven 2020 was to finally migrate my old blog from Sliwinski.com to this. To Michael.team. And not only because I have a new, shorter domain, but mostly because it’s a different technology stack and I can completely control it. I wrote about the transition here. As in Nozbe I hire brilliant programmers, I don’t code the app anymore. But I still like using programming languages to build something out of nothing and for this purpose, this blog is my place to do that.Last weekend I decided to get back to coding and built some long-overdue features like “next post”, “previous post” and “related posts”. It was so much fun! Read on, if you’re a programming geek like me:

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⌨️ Small/big font and the magic of Sass and CSS on my blog

Sunday, July 26, 2020 /css/

Small/big font and the magic of Sass and CSS on my blog

One of my favorite parts of this new blog project is re-learning new/old technologies. At Nozbe I don’t code anymore but programming still brings me joy so over here I get to learn modern JavaScript and CSS and HTML5 again. It’s cool to discover that most modern browsers support the latest technologies and it’s also exciting to see how the web conventions have developed over the years. Today let’s talk about styles, CSS and Sass.

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⌨️ My new site Michael.team launches today!

Wednesday, July 22, 2020 /new/

My new site Michael.team launches today!

Today is the day when I’m finally launching my new home page. I know, who cares about a “home page” anymore in 2020? Well, I do, and below I’m going to explain to you, why I do care so much about it. Anyway, new blog, new address, new technology, lots of new things. Here are the details:

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☑️ ⌨️ Why “lessons learned” is better than just “lessons” - or how I edit my writing…

Thursday, January 3, 2019 /learnings/

Why “lessons learned” is better than just “lessons” - or how I edit my writing…

On the first day of this year I wrote about my best nine IG photos. I really liked how the photos turned out so I decided to report on them and describe them briefly on this blog… and when I wrote and published the post I was happy that I’ve done just that… but I wasn’t quite happy how it turned out. Now I know why:

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☑️ ⌨️ Consistency is key to productivity. How I started blogging every weekday.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015 /consistency/

Consistency is key to productivity. How I started blogging every weekday.

I’ve always struggled to blog consistently. And in May I just posted 1 (yes: one) blog post. And it’s not like I didn’t have things to post about. I’ve always had a whole backlog of drafts, recordings, etc. So I set my goal for June: post every weekday. And I can write with pride that I managed to pull that off. And I keep posting. Check my archives. Here’s how I did it (one step/post at a time):

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⌨️ ✏️ 3 changeS with a capital “S” to my blog: SSL, Sliwinski.com and a Star “★”

Thursday, February 26, 2015 /https/

3 changeS with a capital “S” to my blog: SSL, Sliwinski.com and a Star “★”

One of the main goals this year for me is to make this blog my main platform for publishing my productivity-related content for you. Given that now I’m the CEO of two companies (Nozbe and Remag) and still the editor in chief of Productive! Magazine, it’s not like I have more time… but I do have more to say and I want to serve you - my readers - better. And I want to communicate with you and be in touch with you better. That’s why as of today I’m introducing three new exciting changes to my blog… and they all start with an “S”, ssso here goes:

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💼 ⌨️ Why my Nozbe team has the highest priority… and how I want to serve you better with this site

Friday, October 24, 2014 /site/

Why my Nozbe team has the highest priority… and how I want to serve you better with this site

I’ve been busy with Nozbe these days. We launched version 2.0 of our suite of productivity apps and we’re about to launch a nice additional surprise for our customers in November… so I couldn’t get to do some of the additional stuff should have done. Like updating this web site. Like being in touch with people…. but to be honest, my team and my product and my customers have the highest priority. Here’s why:

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⌨️ ✏️ Blog, link-blog… or both - my new blogging test

Monday, March 25, 2013 /linkblog/

Blog, link-blog… or both - my new blogging test

When I moved my blog from old “MichaelNozbe.com” domain to this one, I decided to actually create two blogs - this one… and a Link-blog at Links.MichaelSliwinski.com in order to be able o post links to the things that might interest you on my own platform instead of using apps like “Buffer” or “Tumblr”. After three months of this experiment I feel like experimenting even more :-)

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☹️ ⌨️ Rant no more

Monday, September 12, 2011 /rant-no-more/

Rant no more

Rant or ranting is a way of talking about something in a bad way, in an angry mood. Ranting usually happens when you’re not happy about something and you’re angry about it (bad customer support experience, feeling cheated, feeling neglected, hurt ego… etc.) and when you’re a blogger there is a tendency to among us to just blog about it and let the energy go…. and even see if maybe someone will cheer us in our rant or rant with us. After all, misery loves company… right? No. It’s time to stop. I will not rant on this blog again. Ever. And you shouldn’t rant on yours too. Here’s why:

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⌨️ Losing time when seeking a perfect blog post

Thursday, June 23, 2011 /losing-time-when-seeking-a-perfect-blog-post/

Losing time when seeking a perfect blog post

If you look at my blog you’ll see it’s been more than three weeks since I posted anything. It’s not that I don’t have anything to say (I have material for more than one blog post a day), I just have so much on my plate that I forgot why I started this blog in the first place… and this blog post serves as a reminder why I (or anyone in my place) need to get back to posting on a regular basis.

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⌨️ Welcome to the Productive Firm - new home of Productive! Magazine and Show

Monday, October 4, 2010 /welcome-to-the-productive-firm-new-home-of-productive-magazine-and-show/

⌨️ Dear diary - after more than two weeks of blogging by email

Friday, November 20, 2009 /dear-dairy-after-more-than-two-weeks-of-blogg/

☑️ ⌨️ Zen To Done - 30 days to get a habit - early rising and blogging

Tuesday, November 17, 2009 /zen-to-done-30-days-to-get-a-habit-early-risi/

⌨️ A blog with email - by the Twitter user called MichaelNozbe

Friday, October 30, 2009 /a-blog-with-email-by-the-twitter-user-called/

⌨️ Launch of our sister site - Productive! Show - ProductiveShow.com

Monday, July 20, 2009 /launch-of-our-sister-site-productive-show-productiveshowcom/

⌨️ Welcome to my Internet Business Productivity Blog

Thursday, April 24, 2008 /welcome-to-my-internet-business-productivity/