I’m happier with my re-worked WordPress site(s), and their place relative to my Micro.blog activity.
My challenge was that I had multiple conflicting requirements.
- Micro blogging to both Micro.blog and my hosted blog.
- Micro blogging to only Micro.blog, using the platform as a social network.
- Longer form titled posts to Micro.blog.
- Longer form titled posts to Micro.blog, with a link posted on my hosted blog.
- Longer form titled posts to my hosted blog.
- Longer form titled posts to my hosted blog, and shared on Micro.blog.
- Media content posted to my hosted blog.
- Media content posted to my hosted blog, and shared on Micro.blog.
- And so on…
This was leading to friction in my workflow, leading me to postpone posting until I could parse how and where I wanted the content to go. My brain was directed to the structure, rather than the content.
My re-work has focussed on revised my mental model of where content is published. I’d had the intention of switching off my Micro.blog hosted blog, directing Micro.blog traffic to my WordPress. But of course I should be thinking of Micro.blog site as another of my blogs, not as a competitor or distraction to my WordPress blog. When I think about it in that way, and remove the complexity of sometimes wanting traffic to flow in either direction then this makes a huge difference.
I’m so much more content, thinking of it in this way.