The past couple of weeks have been an increasing number of stressful events, growing slightly up until the point where I realised that I haven’t written anything for the blog since… January? Something like that. I feel bad and in a good way; I’m annoyed at missing out on it, as opposed to any weird social pressure-type reason.
So that’s good.
However, it’s time to be truthful; I’m not going to post for at least another week. We’re moving in the next few days and time is very much up for my attempts to spend any serious time on thinking about a subject, let alone writing about one.
In the meantime I’ll likely be active on Micro.blog since it’s such a good reprieve from the chaos of moving home, as well as life in general. I encourage you to join, it is a lot of fun.
In 1999, David Hyde Pierce said this:
The greatest honour the Academy has ever given me, is to put me in the same category with John Mahoney.
LP – Muddy Waters [Audio]
I keep coming back to this song. It just hooks into my mind somehow, you know, in a good way.
I’ve made a few updates over the last few days and as much as I’m enjoying working on the site it’s unlikely that they’ll continue at this scale; after all, my focus is on writing and I’ve got other projects in the works.
Here’s a rundown:
- A new page listing all of my available feeds.
- Major edit to properly activate the page, covering what I am currently doing.
- Recommended Reading widget
- About widget (“Hi”)
- Extended for an up-to-date status.
The other decision I’ve made, tied into some of these updates, is that I’m going to use my hosted Micro.blog as a pure Twitter (and general social media) replacement. Whilst some of my micro blog posts on here go directly through to Micro.blog, with the full posts going through as a feed, I’ll also be posting exclusively to the Micro.blog blog itself.
These posts will be incremental status and general social updates, much more of a moment-to-moment version of my Now page. There is a great community growing on Micro.blog and it has been a fresh of breath air for me to have access to such an alternative to social media, also blending as it can so well with my blog.
There’s more about how my new social feed works alongside my blog on the Now and Feeds pages. In the meantime, I’ll be back with more posts soon.
Kesha — Praying
An uplifting end to the week. 🙏
I encourage you to click the button at the bottom of this post and help Aleksandar Todorović break the law.
Becky Hansmeyer’s thoughts about keeping old posts made me think of the posts I have written over the past few years and failed to save. Now that I am focusing much more on my own site it has become clear just how infuriating it is that I was so casual with the things I wrote.
Fortunately I have a few posts from the recent past saved so I’ll post those over the next few days. It won’t necessarily do much to subdue the annoyance at my past-self but at least it’s something.
Great post from @cdevroe in which he interviews @manton about Micro.blog. A good way to introduce people to the platform.
Nintendo reveals Nintendo Labo for the Switch
Nintendo are well and truly back on top of their game. This accessory looks better than the Wii U.
In which Manton reveals the Micro.blog stamp.
Micro.blog; where stamps are more prevalent than algorithms.
It’s one thing to think about making something and putting it out into the world but quite another to actually do it. For a number of people this would be beyond obvious and yet knowledge of the fact did not stop me from hesitating to both make this site public and post something on it.
I suppose it’s comforting to be so predictable. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Anyway there’s a lot about the site that I’m not happy about and also a certain amount of friction making me unhappy with my setup but hey, at least it’s here.
So yeah. Hi.👋