I’ve exported all of my posts from Micro.blog and imported them to my personal website. Henceforth, I’ll be using that as my primary blogging space. (But I’ll still be around on M.b because I like the conversations. smiles) Longer-term plan is to retrieve some of my older blog-postings from the Wayback Machine and re-home those too. #blogging #microblogging #ownyourcontent
I’m guilty of mostly ‘blogging’ to my Micro.blog site rather than here. So, to rectify that somewhat, and have a more permanent record of my writing, I’ve imported my posts from there to here, and am in the process of updating the imported posts with categories and tags. This might take a while, so bear with me.
It’s just over 5 months since my dad passed away after a terminal illness. The strain of helping care for him was replaced by that of executing his will and sorting out his estate. It’s only now that the burden’s begun to lift from me, and I can begin to heal.
Today, I went for an initial assessment interview, which I’m hoping will eventually lead to an autism diagnosis. I say eventually, there’s a long waiting list, so that’s a long-term goal. In the short term, there may be other options I can try.
Just getting this far is a win.
We scattered my dad’s ashes today, at a local public garden he loved to visit.
I’ve mentioned before that I’m using Inoreader as my RSS feed collector of choice. You get a lot more tools and customisation than Feedly for a lot less money.
They’ve recently announced changes to their pricing plans. They are going to introduce new custom plans for heavy users and those requiring a lot of customisations. But they’re also tweaking the features of the existing plans, and removing one tier (Plus) completed.
I’m not immediately affected, since my current subscription run until mid-2020 and I don’t use filters much. But I’ll be keeping an eye on how this develops.
I’m no stranger to micro-blogging. I used to have a Tumblr blog for many years, but fell out of love with that place eventually. Not for lack of stuff to share, by any means. No, Tumblr lost me because it is actually quite hard work to do long-form blogging on there, and if you start a post in Markdown and save it as a draft, it gets converted to HTML. Fun! (Not.)
(And then Tumblr got gobbled up by Yahoo, which in turn got gobbled up by Verizon and stitched together with the remnants of AOL to form Oath. Possibly a reference to what passed a lot of people’s lips when they heard that news.)Continue reading “Micro-blogging”