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manton
manton
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jeannie
jeannie

@manton I am actually taking away from micro/blogvember the beginnings of getting into the habit of just post something every day. Start with posting for the sake of posting and the content will evolve on its own over time after the skill is gained.

manton
manton

@jeannie That's great. Personally what happens with me is if I'm not posting every day, I start to overthink everything. "Oh, it's been a while so the next post needs to be really good!" Getting into a habit removes that pressure.

jgmac1106
jgmac1106

@manton I just vomit words all over the internetz. It is frightening how the half digested biles of thought congeal into some kind of post.

adamprocter
adamprocter

@manton yes and this post has made me realise I need to put my public twitter / insta archive somewhere else ASAP. I don’t think I’ll buy another microblog as it’s an archive but might spin up a WordPress on my VPS as the archive.Hoping the import tools are a simple as MB.

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manton
manton

@adamprocter I've been thinking about bringing back the M.b tweets import, but instead of making them blog posts, just let the whole HTML archive that Twitter provides be served separately on your blog.

danj
danj

@manton I like that idea, of a particular silo becoming a section of your blog. I've done that elsewhere with tumblr exports.

manton
manton

@danj Thanks. I think it's a good fit for content that is missing some context when moved between platforms. So importing from WordPress or Medium to a Micro.blog-hosted blog works great, but moving tweets (especially replies and retweets) feels out of place. Those archives can still be at your domain name but off to the side.

adamprocter
adamprocter

@manton oh I like the sound of that