@Mandalorian It’s more a “social media” to me than a blogging platform, but it also is that, whenever I get the urge to commit to a (hopefully) thought through article. I guess it’s about perspective though. I don’t consider most of what I share as blogging.
@Mandalorian True here. I don't blog anymore. When I put out my monthly newsletter, I scan through my M.B. posts to see if I want to re-use any of them there. Otherwise, it's a congenial social medium.
@Mandalorian PS Confession: I think I know what it means to "cross-post," but I'm guessing.
@Mandalorian This is an interesting thread. It shows that some people are not on Micro.blog to write blog posts. I wonder if it is also true that some people are not on here to read blog posts. That might explain why short posts seem to generate more conversation.
@frostedechoes Possibly also some nominative determinism! Micro is right there in the name.
@chriskrycho Exactly right. That is perhaps why people have said it's not good for long-form blogging, when it's in fact pretty well-suited to the exercise.
@pimoore @frostedechoes to be clear I don’t have an opinion at all about how people use it. I just see it as a natural consequence of naming and positioning: there are lots of options for longer-form blogging, and people tend to be drawn here for an alternative to Twitter for, well… microblogging, for which there are many fewer such alternatives.
@chriskrycho This is a great point, Micro.blog and Mastodon are the two best alternatives to Twitter-style microblogging. The key difference of course being that Mastodon doesn’t have the option for traditional blog posts as well—not that it takes away from its usefulness or community aspect.
@Gaby @chriskrycho @frostedechoes @JMaxB @odd @hawaiiboy @Mandalorian This is how I feel as well, but Micro.blog’s flexibility in this regard is one of its best features. Everyone can use the platform in different ways, but still reap the rewards of the community and the service itself.
@Gaby @pimoore @chriskrycho @frostedechoes @JMaxB @odd @hawaiiboy @Mandalorian A little late but, for me, it’s everything. Long form, short form, social network. I believe it does it all very well. No other service that I’m aware of does it in quite the same way. You can use as much, or as little. It’s up to you.
@maique That's kind of how I feel. It's scalable. It just handles whatever you feel like throwing at it.
@frostedechoes Yeah 🙂 Have a blog? Doesn’t matter. Want to host it here? We’ll do it, but it’s fine if it’s hosted somewhere else. Want a photo blog? We’re good with that as well, even have an app for it? Podcast? Sure, we’ll take care of that? Crosspost? Import from here and there? It just works…