Micro.blog

colinwalker
colinwalker
Owning it colinwalker.blog
In reply to
ChrisReed
ChrisReed

@colinwalker I totally agree. I love taking pictures but I never post them anywhere because I never got into Instagram and Twitter never felt like the right place for that. Posting on my blog always seemed like a good idea, but who wants to go to somebodies site to look at their pictures. But posting them as micro blogs and having them feed into Micro.blog is really the best of both worlds. I own the posts on my blog but they still get to go into a Twitter/Instagram like timeline.

manton
manton

@colinwalker Good post, but I disagree slightly with your definition of ownership. Ownership = domain names. If you have your own domain name and a copy of the content, that's ownership, and Micro.blog provides that. (Control is something else and more relevant to WordPress.)

colinwalker
colinwalker

@manton I'm not going to argue with your there and that's part of why I said ownership and control. Micro.blog is a host just like my WordPress host - the degree of control varies - but the ownership is just the same.

SimonWoods
SimonWoods

@colinwalker I've seen this sentiment rise up as Micro.blog has become more active recently, which I don't think is surprising. Whether bloggers have social media accounts or not I do think it is important to think of them much more as extensions to what you create, rather than the core.

colinwalker
colinwalker

@simonmumbles Absolutely, they should be the channels through which we sell our art rather than the canvas we paint it on.