A Quick Microblogging Update

You may have noticed that after some experimentation, the microblog “snippet” posts I was trying out here stopped. I’ve still been going strong with microblogging, but I decided to go “all in” on Micro.blog for these types of posts (and some longer posts as well) rather than posting them on this site. There are a variety of reasons for this, but it largely comes down to keeping things simple and being able to use the native Micro.blog Mac and iOS apps to their full potential. So, if you didn’t like the shorter snippet posts showing up in this feed, they won’t anymore. If, on the other hand, you liked the shorter posts, you can now find them at micro.douglane.com and subscribe to a separate JSON or RSS feed for updates.

Thoughts on Microblogging Tone

On the surface, the microblog-style posts I’ve been experimenting with aren’t very different from tweets or Facebook status entries. The key distinction, of course, is that they are posted on a site that I manage and control. But there is a little more to it than that.

There is something about posting short thoughts on my own site that yields a more positive tone. I filter myself a little more. Self-censorship didn’t seem like a positive thing at first, especially when my goal is to write more, but there are some clear benefits.

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