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
Testing posting to my main blog from the Micro.blog app on my iPad.
When I started blogging back in 2000, I never felt the pressure of making it perfect. And then as my career evolved — from professional journalist to a blogger to a founder of a blog-based media company, the pressure to get it right every single time started to make it difficult to blog. I began to post “pieces” and forgot that blogging for me is nothing more than “thinking out loud.” I will be wrong, dumb and sometimes unusual, along the way. And that is my objective for 2019.
This is why I like Micro.blog—it’s a perfect place for thinking out loud, or quietly, or however I want. 🙂
Ok, it looks like Micro.blog for Mac is forgetting its authorisation somehow? Every time I relaunch it, I have to sign in via the website. I did a clean install, too, so I’m pretty sure it’s not something on my machine causing the problem.
Huh, I uninstalled the Micro.blog app for Mac, then reinstalled the latest version, still getting a HTTP 500 error message when I try to access the timeline. Not sure what’s going on. At least I can still post from the app.
Just tried out sharing a link to Micro.blog app on iPad via Share Sheet. The only problem is that there’s no way to refer back to the article, because the Share Sheet obscures it. So it works best if you don’t want to add anything, or have something short and pithy in mind.
Yet another reason why I’m glad I switched over from Feedly for my RSS needs.
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”