For the last six months I’ve been debating on whether or not I would return to micro.blog. For one reason or another, I never did. After the news of Elon buying twitter broke, I decided to give it another go because my time on twitter had essentially become doomscrolling, with only a portion being devoted to interactions with others. I used to love the discussions and random thoughts from interesting people on twitter, but as time went on they were drowned out by retweets, hot takes, and whatever the current outrage of the moment is. I was guilty of it too. And it’s not healthy.
I’ve also wanted to get back into blogging. I’ve had a blog since college and have been running WordPress the entire time (over 15 years now!). WordPress has outgrown my needs as they move towards a more Squarespace-like experience. I miss the days of a simple publishing platform for creating blog posts. Micro.blog helps solve that issue. The focus is on the writing. I don’t know what the future of my current blog is, but I think this will be the place for my thoughts, quick and long, going forward.
The other thing that I love about Micro.blog is that I own the content. It’s my blog that I publish on my site. When I publish, it posts the content to the micro.blog timeline. The conversations take place on micro.blog with a great and welcoming community and appear directly on my posts. I can also cross-post the content to twitter, which I am for now.
What I find when starting from micro.blog is I don’t check in on twitter as much because the discussion is here. Less time on twitter is better for me. I’m excited to see what the future holds with micro.blog.