What’s all this then? I took a few months off from micro-blogging while I contemplated what I wanted to get out of it — and to develop a better system. As for the first bit, I want a rolling log of what I’m doing and things I find interesting which I can easily search and reference. These micro-posts might become topics that I expand upon in the blog proper and my email newsletter. As for the system, it’s important that this log exists on a platform that’s semi-permanent and that I own. I was in the process of creating a separate WordPress install on the blog’s sub-domain (which would’ve added a layer of resistance to my process) when I discovered this post. Violà! After some simple PHP tweaks, I now have a ‘status’ feed that’s separate from the main blog feed. This status feed auto-magically posts on micro.blog. I set it up yesterday — relatively painless with only a couple of easily squashed bugs — and it seems like it’s working fine. That means I’m back to micro-blogging. I look forward to using this as a tool to capture what’s happening and inspire more long-form blogging action. It’ll also be nice to re-enter the micro-blogging community and contribute to the exchange of ideas.
BTW – these status updates are on a separate RSS feed than the main blog. So, if you want to follow this in your handy RSS reader then you’ll want to follow this feed.