As some of you may have noticed, I’ve started making random babblings from a whole new digital place. I finally decided to go ahead and set up my own blog again, after a several year hiatus. Part of this was at the urging (perhaps gentle pestering) of some of my friends, part of this was because I’m starting to re-emerge into a world that I’ve been hiding from for the aforementioned several years. Whatever the ultimate reason, the result is the same: I have a new home on the interweb.
But now, the confusion starts. I have to figure out how to balance the various places I’m supposed to be with the various blatherings of mine, without requiring people to go to too many places to make sure they don’t miss any of the very important things I say while also ensuring that nobody is forced to read my genius more than once. I suspect that this will eventually boil down to this something along these lines:
- covert-ops.org: My new domain. Almost everything will be posted here, except for the most silly blather, which will go directly on Facebook. However, most everything that gets posted here will also be posted (as a link, or as the full text) to Facebook. (This feels like the explanations about how a square is a rectangle but a rectangle is not a square.) I wish there was an auto-post-my-full-article-damnit-to-Facebook plugin, but I haven’t found it yet. Instead, links to the original blog post are posted to Facebook. I understand that most of you won’t follow these links. But hey, maybe you’ll subscribe to me using your favorite RSS reader or something.
- Facebook: Currently the home of the vast majority of my online presence. I will continue to post little blather directly to Facebook. As mentioned, links or full text from covert-ops.org will also end up here.
- LiveJournal: Remember LiveJournal? I still have a LiveJournal account, and have even posted to it in the last year. Kind of. Mostly asking if the thing was still on, but still, it was a post. I will continue to have my LJ account, and will be working to figure out auto-posting from WordPress (covert-ops.org) to LJ. I will also use my LiveJournal account for things I feel a need to write about, but in a less public fashion than any of my other venues offer. If you want to follow me there, I’m broken_gizmo, and my posts are friends only. (See what I mean about the less public thing?) Extremely low traffic.
Other places where I have accounts but mostly for me to follow people (as opposed to providing any actual content) include places like Google+, Twitter, and tumblr. I’m trying to keep a link roundup on earthshatteringkaboom of all the places where you can stalk me to your heart’s content. I’m helpful like that.
If anyone has any tips about how they manage their various online presences without going mad, I’m open to suggestions. In the meantime, I hope to pull this off without annoying too many people. 🙂