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Project Reclaim: consolidating my blogs.

I’m ill at the moment: I can’t seem to shake ‘flu-like symptoms that struck last Wednesday. On the plus side, not being able to do ‘productive’ work means I’ve got done some stuff I haven’t been in a position to prioritise for a while.

Black Heart Inertia

Posterous, a blogging solution I’ve really enjoyed using and have advocated widely, was bought by Twitter recently. It was a talent acquisition, meaning that the future of the service is in doubt. Yesterday, I spent some time moving my Conference and FAQ blogs (previously hosted on Posterous) to subfolders of dougbelshaw.com.

The next step is to find a way to transfer Thought Shrapnel, my Tumblr-powered blog, in a satisfactory way. Truth is, Tumblr is an excellent (although painfully proprietary) platform with some really nice features. I like the defined post types and the way you can queue-up blog posts to go live.

Another thing I’d like to do is move both this blog and my e-books space from separate installations to my new WordPress ‘multisite’ installation running on the site root.

Finally, I’ve discontinued blogging at literaci.es (transferring the posts here) and moved my Ideas Garden to a public Evernote workbook.

You can find all of these spaces linked to from my profile at dougbelshaw.com.

Image CC BY-SA Fey Ilyas


In addition, you may want to check out both Martin Waller and James Michie who have also been consolidating their online presence.

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  • http://twitter.com/ColleenYoung Colleen Young

    Well your post kept me busy Doug! I decided the about.me page was a good idea – so now one exists for me!
    Also spent some time looking at your Ideas Garden.

    I was interested in your choice of an Evernote shared notebook for your Ideas Garden.Evernote shared notebooks are something I have been using for colleagues and students. Contemplating good ways of sharing links, I wonder if that is indeed the way to go; I like the way people then have the opportunity to link the notebook to their own account if they wish.

    Hope you feel better soon.

    • http://dougbelshaw.com/ Doug Belshaw

      Thanks Colleen. Looks like blogging and crap TV are all I’m going to be able to do for the next few days…