I tend to start a new blog so I can try blogging software. There’s nothing wrong with that other than I’ve ended up with many places to write but not enough to say. I suppose I should just pick a venue already and be done with it, but I can’t seem to decide where I want to “live” online.
There’s here at baty.net. This site is built using my favorite software, Tinderbox, and is statically generated. I love everything about this, in theory. In practice it tends to be a tad more work than I prefer. For example, the RSS feed is broken and I’ve not been in the mood to fix it. I’m not ready to give it up yet, but I’m also not motivated enough to do much with it.
My “real” blog has been at jackbaty.com for years. For a while now it’s been built with SquareSpace. There’s much to like about SquareSpace, especially for people wanting a site more involved than a simple blog. I don’t, so it’s overkill. Plus, the editor is terrible for actually writing.
Medium is new. I like it. The editor is terrific. What I don’t like is the feeling that every post needs to be somehow meaningful or important. That’s the vibe I get from most of the writing there. That might be just me, so we’ll see where it goes. My stuff is here: http://medium.com/@jackbaty
Tumblr is my current favorite. It’s so easy. I tend to just toss stuff out there without too much (or enough, probably) thought. It’s the perfect place for that. And it feels social without being too social.
There are a few others, but those have been mostly abandoned. I need to decide where to live. Haven’t yet, just thinking it through.