Ah, Micro.blog. A few years ago (OMG, pre-COVID), I got really annoyed with Twitter and stopped posting things there. One of my main problems with all these social networks is that: 1) they own your content, and 2) they can censor at will. I’m old enough to remember the glory days of blog content, RSS feeds, and a much more open web. I won’t go into it in detail here, since many people much smarter than I have written extensively on the subject, but suffice to say I wanted to write, and I didn’t want to do it on a closed system.
I found Micro.blog, which was essentially a crossing of old style blogs (think WordPress, like this blog runs on) and Twitter. Limited length posts, photo-centric, and hey, no Likes, which is shown to have some pretty detrimental system effects. I created an account, hosted for $5/month, and have posted there for years now. I had plenty of engagement from people there, but I don’t think friends and family visited it that often. And honestly, that’s the main reason I do this, especially being in New Hampshire now — to keep connections.
I’ve now migrated all that content from Micro.blog and imported it here. I’ll start posting more one-off photos and short posts here, too. So, if you’re bored, you can scroll through. I think there’s a lot of interesting stuff in there. Well, now here!