My patch on the web

I’ve been thinking a lot over the past two weeks about this little patch of mine on the web. Warren Ellis has been thinking about these things too and he wrote a bit about it today:

It’s a personal log, that sends signals to the outside world about my daily status and whether or not I’m alive. I would like parts of that to be automated better, but IFTTT can only do so much with WordPress, and I cannot get to grips with iOS Shortcuts. So I have to manually post stuff like a peasant in the olden days. This bothers me more than it should.

And I realized when I read the above that that has been my problem. Posting isn’t quick for me. I’ve figured out how to do things from my iPad, which is nice, but it still take a bit of work. This is an old creaky Jekyll site and I don’t really want to change that right now either, I want to focus on posting things. So I’m left with a more manual process than I would like, but instead of making that an excuse not to post, I’m trying to use it as a way to be more thoughtful about what I post. And the one thing I know for sure is that I still like this little patch of mine, there is a lot of history here, and I’m glad I have it.