Charles Perry has started a microblog. On the balance of what he should post to Twitter and what he should post to his own site first, he writes:
“Most of the things I write on Twitter are snippets of conversations or other thoughts that I don’t necessarily want to preserve. Those will stay on Twitter. But some microposts—is that a thing?—I think are of interest on their own. These I plan to post to the DazeEnd.org microblog and mirror to Twitter. That should allow me to preserve and archive my thoughts on my own website and use Twitter just for distribution.”
I was really happy to see these posts show up in my RSS reader. There’s some momentum around indie microblogging right now. You should start one too.
Here are some more of my posts on the topic:
- How to start a microblog. Overview of the basics, with a few suggestions for where to start.
- Microblogging with WordPress. Still mostly accurate, although I don’t use IFTTT anymore. I’ve written my own cross-posting code and baked it into my new app.
- Embrace cross-posting. My early thoughts on cross-posting. Also see the post about returning to Twitter.
- RSS for microblogs. Suggestions for simplifying our RSS feeds, and a proposal for JSON.
- Weblogs category from my blog. All the posts primarily about weblogs or microblogging.
Listeners of my new Timetable podcast also know that I’m writing a short book about independent microblogging. You can hear a little about this on episode 9.