Content and sharing

Jeremy put together a great post with a whole bunch of people who talk about writing. And I agree with all of them, as I’m trying to put more of my thoughts here, use RSS more, and own my short thoughts on this site, rather than using any type of different set up.

As I’ve experimented with Microblog and some other things, using different technologies to do so, I’ve come back around to realizing that this is my space. This is where I should be putting things. And I may use a way to cross post, but I may just put it here and leave it. Owning my content has been a journey and I’m realizing that some content I’m OK with not owning, I’m OK with some sense of ephemera, besides no matter where I post a photo I’ll always have that photo in my own archives.

And I’ve been thinking about keeping a running log where I just jot something down and then, if it isn’t too personal, it finds its way here. Much like Alice is doing. Will it work? Will people care? I’m not really sure about the answers to that, but this space, along with the newsletter, are becoming places I enjoy writing. It feels safer, it feels a bit cocooned (ironic since this is totally public and I can make my social media networks private). But it’s all about the control, I have control and I can make it be what I want.

I’m going to be experimenting more with both the notes section of my own site, and possibly the journal as well, maybe some shorter things, a compendium of thoughts, we’ll see how it goes, but I want to try it, I want to be able to look back at my site and see all the things, not just the longer form perfect things. And I want to be able to do it in a way that I feel comfortable and enjoy.