Too many blogs, too few ideas

Deciding where to live on the internet

Too many blogs, too few ideas

Deciding where to live on the internet

I start a new blog every time I want to try some new blogging software. There’s nothing wrong with that other than I’ve ended up with many places to write but nothing 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 The 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 here.

My “real” blog has been at 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 here. That might be just me, so we’ll see where it goes. My stuff is at

Tumblr is my current favorite. I tend to just toss stuff out there without too much (or enough, probably) thought. It’s the perfect place for that. 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.