My initial plan was to make changes to this site subtly, but visual issues with the theme required a new look, and when combined with the scale of the changes I’ve made on social media, that became more appropriate. So, in brief, let me relate what’s happening: My Tumblr blogs are deleted. Every Damn CD… Read More The Grand Deletion
https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/bqbdey/TDTU6.m4a In the lastest in the new season of my Podcast, I lament Disney’s devotion to live-action remakes, defend the adverb, and amuse myself by saying “blog” too much.
My reasons are common, but they are no less true for that: Twitter is Unfair. Twitter squelches the speech of the Right, but not the Left. The examples are too many to count, and they’ve been going on for a while. It’s going to continue that way. That’s what the people who run Twitter think is… Read More Good-Bye, Fail Whale: Why I Left Twitter
One one level, having to deny that something is dead is evidence that a significant number of people thing it is, which is “dead” in pop-culture terms. And that’s true as far as it goes. But pop-culture isn’t everything. So on another level, the internet is filled with blogging. If you consider social media micro-blogging… Read More Of Course Blogging Isn’t Dead.
I’m celebrating a milestone and will be largely away from my computer. But some good posts about publishing will be incomprehensible by this week. I’ve been weighing WordPress and Tablo, and I’ll have some thoughts to share.
Yesterday’s post was number 1,000. Which doesn’t mean a whole lot, but there was a moment there when I wasn’t sure that was going to happen. I started blogging, over on Blogger, in 2003. I stopped my first blog in 2007. I started again, with two blogs, in 2009. I stopped that in 2011 and… Read More Thoughts on Hitting my Thousandth Post
Rules are for suckers. They’re specific to a time and place, and so limited. Rules change. Principles, on the other hand… Those of you who follow this blog for some time know that I am not a big fan of “how to” guides, rules, and funny little checklists that should magically do everything for you.… Read More Blog For the Sake of Blogging
This post is worth reading in full: Viral. Defined as a piece of information that is circulated rapidly and widely from one Internet user to another. Usually it’s a video of a pet doing something silly. Usually. I have been chasing this for almost six years now. Dreaming about one of my posts going viral.… Read More Viruses are Bad Things. Why is “Going Viral” Good?
Lileks at his profound best. While most blogs weren’t deathless examples of great writing, there was the opportunity for individualism, and you don’t get that from a Pinterest page. You don’t get it from a feed of things snipped and reblogged and pinned and shoveled into The Feed. The web turns into bushels of confetti… Read More If Blogs are Dying, We Shall Miss Them.
I have a Tumblr for reasons that I never understood. It was just a thing to get, and a direct violation of my actual purpose in having a single blog with my name on it. But there’s a problem that’s never quite been satisfied. I had, at one of my old dead blogs, a music… Read More Giving My Tumblr a Purpose