The Tumblelog That Goes Ping
A while ago I expressed frustration with my current blogging habits, which seemed to consist almost solely of quick links and quotes and stuff. In the comments, James suggested I embrace it, and maybe take a look at Tumblr, a service for doing what the kids are calling tumblelogging (i.e. what I’ve been doing anyway).
I’ve resisted blogging services so far in favor of just running my own blog from a Dreamhost account. But Tumblr does have a really nice, simple interface specialized to do the kind of blogging that I’ve been doing by default for months.
So I’ve got some things to think about:
Do I abandon the traditional blog format and WordPress software and follow the tumblelog path?
If I do that, do I take advantage of the slick and easy to use tumblr.com service, or host it myself?
If I host it myself, do I use some existing tumblelog software and enjoy the fruits of someone else’s labor, or do I challenge myself and write my own?
Much to dither about.
UPDATE: OK, so I tried it for a day and I miss having a real blog, and the possibility of comments. It doesn’t feel right rambling into a tumblr account, and being able to ramble about random stuff is part of the deal. And comments are nice too.
I still feel like I want to change something. I don’t think I want to flip over to just blogging on tumblr though. Hm.