I have been very frustrated with both social media and blogging. I have had a lot of bad experiences on a lot of different platforms and have really just not had the time, energy or money to put into a self-hosted blog. So I need a space where I can go past the character limit and the quippy spaces that doesn’t cost a lot and can integrate with my main social media hub, which is Mastodon. Micro.blog seems to fit the bill. And holy crap, here’s an account i already had a year ago that I forgot about. Well, maybe this is the way to go, then?
Long form blogging has always been a pain in the butt for me. I have trouble coming up with enough content to make what I’m saying seem like its worth a whole post, and the ability to integrate with social media is extremely limited on most platforms, which makes self advertising and promotion difficult. Shorter, more digestible content has very much been my style, so social media is a very tempting beast. Unfortunatle,y its also one that has a lot of teeth in odd places. I don’t know of anyone who has a “great” experience with any form of social media, and I certainly wouldn’t say that I have it worse than anyone else. But spending all my time on Mastodon has not contributed to my writing. I’ve not finished any projects in a long time. That needs to change.
I need to get in the habit of writing longer things, even if that starts out as just blog posts. I need to get into the habit of blogging every day. I need to write, and write in a place where new people can find me and people who know me can discover easily. Hopefully, this is the place.