state of the blog

Administrative posts. I hope my readers love them, because they’re what I’m best at.

Yesterday I installed the new WordPress 3.0, and today I dropped in the new Twenty Ten theme. I updated the commenting system, although what’s being said about comments over at DF also makes a lot of sense. When I write three posts in two years and get one comment, that’s maybe an indicator I’m thinking about it too much.

I want to get back to this. I like it. I’m being encouraged at work to write more (and things of a more technical nature), and rather than start up another blog (and shutter this one completely) I think I’m going to stay here.

A few months ago, I got pretty excited about Tumblr. My site, dpn.dnord.com, is basically more short-form stuff and maybe less personal than this. It is perhaps funnier. The thing I wrote the other day about one exclamation point per email should maybe have gone over there.

Or it probably would have fit on Twitter, too. Short-form goodness is over there. I recently weeded out some chatty Twitter friends. I am absolutely guilty of tweeting too much, or while intoxicated, and I don’t blame you if you bounce me. I deserve much worse.

Delicious is dead to me. I never really reconciled its purpose – was it for sharing things for other people, or keeping things for myself for later? Sharing seems far more worthwhile over at Twitter, and I had no process for regular review over at Delicious. I opened a Pinboard account, and I’ve found a way to work that into my workflow.

Speaking of all this, I deleted my Facebook account. I should say I “deactivated myself”, because you’re never really gone from their servers. And besides, it wasn’t a messy breakup. Mostly my fault. Didn’t know what I wanted when I got there, except maybe a huge audience, and then I was turned off by how impersonal it all was. I really liked the connections from Facebook to other apps, but then every movie I rated on Netflix showed up in some “feed”. Again, I initially got on it because everyone else on the planet was there, but in the end, that wasn’t enough. I’ll probably head back there one day, trim my friend list down 90%, and feel okay about things.

I sort of stopped sharing stuff on Google Reader, too. I have a few followers there, but there’s not much of a feedback loop. Again, I think I’d rather tweet something and take my chances. I think it all shows up on www.dnord.com, but I haven’t checked, honestly.

So, keep track of me on here (infrequently), Tumblr (lolz), Twitter (short lolz), and that’s basically it.

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