September 14, 2010

ZOMBIEBLOG! IT LIVES!!!

Okay, not really.

So, I just decided yesterday that this blog is going on a sort of hiatus. It's slipping into low power mode, at least for the semester, possibly until 2013. This will be of high interest to the 2 people (including me) who still read the blog. (Thank you, RSS feeds!) Thing is, I still have stuff to say, and a number of issues here (psst. the software) keep me from wanting to make this my daily haunt. Plus, blogging feels like more of a drive-by affair lately. So, I'm switching to microblogging.

When you're too busy to blog... get yet another blog, right?

My new blog is called Rabbits of Mind (http://rabbitsofmind.com). If you care, you can check out that blog's RSS feeds. Lucky for you, it pretty much autoposts to Twitter and Facebook as well. It's a Tumblr blog, so if you've got a Tumblr account, you can follow me that way.

I installed a Disqus commenting system on there which (hooray!) should be completely spam and maintenance free! It requires authentication, but you can use your Twitter account. Eventually Facebook accounts should be recognized, once I get that working.

What will happen to Aces Full of Links? I still use it. All my recipes and such are here. I search it nearly every time I cook. I'll probably still post my recipes here, so I have a place to find them. But for the short term, my conversation has moved over to Rabbits of Mind. And Facebook and Twitter.

See you there?

Posted by James at September 14, 2010 7:57 AM
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Looks like you can post unauthenticated on my blog. Or something. So, commenting is wide open right now, and will probably stay that way until I have a reason to change it.

Posted by: James at September 14, 2010 8:09 AM

I'll keep both on my Google Reader so I'll be sure not to miss anything. :-)

Posted by: Karen at September 14, 2010 9:16 AM

I should start using Google Reader again. It can be a good way to organize and limit online distractions. Or enable them. :)

Posted by: James at September 14, 2010 12:09 PM

You're the king of all media. Best of luck with it.

Posted by: Mike at September 14, 2010 9:51 PM

But will "rabbit diapering" generate as many hits??

Posted by: Maggie at September 14, 2010 10:03 PM

Mike, I like how being on Tumblr will help me keep up with your posts as well. it's friendly over there.

Posted by: James at September 15, 2010 5:42 AM

(That's because Mike doesn't spam all his social media channels every time he posts to his Tumblr blog. Like I do, by default.)

Posted by: James at September 15, 2010 5:43 AM

Is there a single feed for all comments over there? There's a way to subscribe to comments for individual threads, but I couldn't find a way to just get all of them.

Posted by: Julie at September 15, 2010 8:31 AM

Dunno. The comments come from a different site, Disqus.

Posted by: James at September 15, 2010 2:13 PM

Tumblr has its good and bad points. The community is small and generally friendly. The Dashboard is a nice way to keep up on things.

But Tumblr has a habit of half-implementing all of their features. There are no RSS feeds for the Dashboard, for instance. And replies between Tumblr users are limited to one way comments on a post, so conversations are discouraged. (They want you to answer in your own blog post.) There are few options to manage those replies.

I sometimes miss comments, because having them would open things up to people without Tumblr accounts, but I've never been impressed with Disqus' integration into Tumblr. Tumblr should build that into the site themselves but I think comments are against their philosophy.

Then again, if comments were enabled I would probably never remember to check them because they don't appear in the Dashboard. So they would remain a separate and seldomly used alternative.

Posted by: Mike at September 16, 2010 9:43 PM

I think you can check all your comments in Disqus at once, but I'm not sure about that.

Yeah, I noticed those things about Tumblr. In a way, they're like an upsized Twitter. But the simplicity means I can have an actual blog with very little fuss and time-wasting on my part. I can actually kind of mini-blog again and not feel like I'm polluting my old blog (which always used to be about longer posts).

My needs and free time today are part of a different reality, and I get a lot more out of the social connections in Facebook and Twitter, so I figured that Tumblr is a good medium and complement to my activities elsewhere.

I'm saying this about a lot of things nowadays: it is what it is. :)

Posted by: James at September 16, 2010 9:56 PM

Also, since you have an active Tumblr, I feel I have a connection to that community already. And I have always enjoyed your observations/posting.

Posted by: James at September 16, 2010 9:57 PM

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