Now, How’s that Working Out For You?

About a month ago I switched from WordPress to Squarespace, started a blog at Tumblr and kept my Twitter account.

I intended to use this blog a bit more gadget/techonology/pop culture/development oriented with longer articles rather than short notes about my daily going ons. The blog at Tumblr was intended as a container for all the things that I stumble upon on the net and otherwise. And Twitter… well, Twitter is Twitter and I use it however I please with whatever I can say in 140 characters.

(There has been one tiny change though, as I started to tweet in German as well. There’s no fixed rule to that, it just happens. I’m aware that this means that some of my followers won’t be able to understand everything I tweet, but I decided that I can live with that.)

So, how’s that working out for me?

Almost surprisingly, the answer is: Pretty good. I was worried that I would have a lot of gray areas where it wouldn’t be clear what would belong where. Or that I would start posting things duplicate times in multiple places.

Turns out the lines I drew make perfect sense. Granted, it’s only been a month and I haven’t posted a lot on this blog. Which was kind of the point. I don’t feel the need to post an entry just because I haven’t written one in the last week. I wait until I find something that I can write about in some length and then I do it. If that means that two weeks pass between blog posts, then so be it.

Tumblr works fantastic for me as well. Now whenever I find something on the web or a quote in a book or from a song that I like I just post it on Tumblr and that’s it. No need to comment on it in detail.

So, all in all, so far the transfer and shift in splitting content between services is working amazingly well for me. Of course I can only speak for myself. Not sure how it’s working for you. To get a complete idea of what I’m up to, you now need to follow me on three places. On the other side, that’s what RSS is for, so your feed reader of choice is your friend here once again.

Moving a Blog

Anne Manga

It kind of is and then again, it’s really not. But let’s start at the beginning.

Welcome to Here Be Subtlety at its new home at Squarespace. It took some time for it to move, but we finally made it and now I need to unpack. And this is where the trouble starts.

I’ve wrecked my brain about how to start this and I think I finally got the answer. I will start from scratch here and not export my old posts from WordPress. A lot of brain power went into the process of making this decision and there are pros and cons to it still. Apart from the fact that the export from WordPress gives me an HTTP 500 every single time, that’s not the only reason why I will leave the old stuff where it is (and yes, keep the WordPress blog alive) and put the new stuff up here.

The other reason is that I’m trying a new thing here, guys. The thing will be making this blog a bit more content-driven with all things IT, tech, pop-culture and whatnot related and using Tumblr and Twitter for the link dumps and personal wittinesses.

Question rightfully asked: Will that work?

Answer honestly given: I have no frakking idea.

This is an experiment once again. The thing I have learned about all my creativity outlets and outbursts on the web is, some of them will live and some of them will die and some of them will turn into something else. I’m only doing this for fun. Just as you should only be doing this for fun as well.

So this is where we’re at. Being more content-driven probably means less but longer posts, so bear with me. I might bring some of the better posts from the old blog over here if I feel they belong here, but not yet. I also don’t know if there’s a good way to deal with the RSS feed. You might just want to add a new one to your feedreader. This is work in progress and there shall be more things to come (other than new posts) in the near future.

So. Hi. This is Here Be Subtlety. I’m Anne and this is my blog.