It’s been a while since I’ve posted any updates on my blogging habits and where you can find me. Now is as good a time as any to update these.
Here’s the short version for those who just want the links.
- Blog posts (longer and less frequent)
- Micro posts (shorter and more frequent)
- Programming posts (longer and less frequent)
Here’s the extended version if you’re interested.
This blog continues to run but will focus solely on long-form posts now. It will also remain my central site where people can find me and get in touch.
There have been many changes over the years on this blog. I started doing smaller micro-posts a while back, but lately, I felt that perhaps this blog was not the right place for these posts. More on where you can find the new home for these posts later.
This blog will now only feature daily posts that sit around the 500-word mark and will become more of a regular logging blog. Expect posts on the topics of bootstrapping products, productivity, writing and a few other minor topics. The goal isn’t to be a blog only on a single subject, but instead, focus on topics that I enjoy writing about and am interested in. A public journal might be the aptest description for the blog now.
Last year I started using another blog for shorter posts. I mostly use it for links, quotes, thoughts and the like.
I’m using a new blogging platform for this called Micro.blog. It’s a micro-blogging platform that allows you to not only easily run your own blog, but also has timelines where you can follow other Micro-bloggers and converse with them using replies, much like Twitter does.
As painful as Twitter is with it’s muddled timelines, I do still find it of some value. Micro.blog allows me to syndicate my content to Twitter without the added pain of having to post the content myself or get sucked into continually checking my timeline.
Another great feature of Micro.blog is that it posts your whole post as a tweet if it fits within Twitter’s 280 character limit. Otherwise it will post a link to your blog post on Twitter. You get the best of both worlds.
I’ll continue to post to my micro-blog at least a few times a day over the course of 2018.
My programming blog is seeing some changes over the next few weeks. The focus is on more content and I’m gradually getting there.
The DigitalBothy blog was largely ignored last year, but I’ve got plans for groups of content over the next six months and I’ve got a few posts lined up already for January. With a bit of work I hope to keep a head of my scheduled posts on this by a couple of months to give myself some breathing space.
So there you have it. A complete RSS update for all my digital homes on the Internet. Subscribe to whatever takes your fancy.
Monday January 1, 2018