Micro.blog

colinwalker
colinwalker
I've been posting a lot less frequently. Part of that is being back at work and the tiredness it brings but what doesn't follow is that I have largely stopped publishing shorter posts, likes and quick replies when it would make more sense not to post longer, more thoughtful pieces that ... colinwalker.blog
hjertnes
hjertnes

@colinwalker If they don't like it, they can always just unfollow?

colinwalker
colinwalker

@hjertnes I actually think more about my own behaviour and how it affects me rather than how it is seen by others and so the doubt is more internally focused.

hjertnes
hjertnes

@colinwalker are you doing your site for you or for others?

colinwalker
colinwalker

@hjertnes Exactly. For me so it shouldn’t matter!

hjertnes
hjertnes

@colinwalker would Colin appreciate Colin's likes?

colinwalker
colinwalker

@hjertnes I’ll have to ask him 😉

colinwalker
colinwalker

@hjertnes You sound like a therapist. 🙂

hjertnes
hjertnes

@colinwalker Just a philosophy major

colinwalker
colinwalker

@hjertnes That last comment was actually a reply on the blog itself (and not from me) but m.b doesn’t process the microformats properly at present. @manton is aware (nudge)

hjertnes
hjertnes

@colinwalker You still do old school comments on your site?

colinwalker
colinwalker

@hjertnes Yup, no point excluding non-Indieweb folks.

hjertnes
hjertnes

@colinwalker I don't consider a webmentions and comments to be the same thing. A webmention requires a little bit more effort.

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colinwalker
colinwalker

@hjertnes With webmentions being converted to comments on WordPress they end up the same.

jordon
jordon

@colinwalker Thanks for posting this. It's made me realize I feel similarly. For what it's worth, I always enjoy your posts—long or short!

colinwalker
colinwalker

@jordon Thanks 🙏 I’m sure things will work themselves out.

smokey
smokey

@colinwalker I’ve had the opposite problem: 27 short posts and only 2 long posts so far this month. I didn’t think I had made nearly that many short posts; I only knew I wasn’t writing posts that required any sort of sustained thinking.

Part of my “problem” is that I am spending time interacting with people here on Micro.blog, which does cut in to time I could be writing longer posts. On the other hand, I have been wanting to do more photo-type blogging for a long time, and 9 of those 27 short posts are photo posts (+2 more that are photo-text hybrids), so I am at least accomplishing another goal.

seishonagon
seishonagon

@smokey that’s the point of micro.blog that makes the most sense to me - a rich flow of information that has quick eddies (micro conversations) and slower currents (long posts) I’d bet most people fall into one or the other category as producers of content but enjoy both as consumers. Which leads to my current itch - how to classify this flow of information to consume and to retrieve easily. In that sense it’s a bit like RSS.

smokey
smokey

@seishonagon I was definitely surprised I was producing so much short-form content (on my own site, not counting replies), because I never saw myself as much of a short-form person 😮

I was nodding along in understanding and agreement until I got to

Which leads to my current itch - how to classify this flow of information to consume and to retrieve easily.

I don’t understand what you mean by that sentence 😕

seishonagon
seishonagon

@smokey yeah - I wrote this before my second morning coffee. I mean that if micro.blog really takes off, it may become a bit of a information firehose, like RSS, and it may lack some tools. I didn’t pay much attention this week, and getting back to conversations that may be interesting to me is not frictionless.

colinwalker
colinwalker

@seishonagon @smokey This has always been the way of social properties. One can follow conversations from your mentions or use favourites as a bookmarking tool but, ultimately, one has to be comfortable with the fact that things move on without you and you can’t read it all.