Wait, what did I say? Blogs? I have more than one blog. To be exact, I have one blog and two microblogs. Well, I think of them as microblogs. Here is a brief history of how I got here and where I’m going.
I started Blogging in 2004. I started with a Blogspot/Blogger site that Google had already had taken over. After blogging for a couple years, and the fact that my wife decided that she wanted to try the online business, we both got our own domains (ministry-weather.com)and switched our stuff over to our respective domains.
I did that for a while, then in my research on social media, I stumbled upon Posterous. It allowed quick updating to a lot of social media services. I could tweet/Facebook without worrying about running past the 140 character limit on twitter, and have my pictures upload to Fb & Flickr, and videos to YouTube without having to go to the individual service and then send out links.
Then Posterous got bought by Twitter. In the social media world, that can mean that the service is going to be shut down and the people who put it together put on other projects. So in a moment of panic, I looked again at my blogspot blog. It was still there and I began using it again.
Then I read that Posterous isn’t going to be shut down, so I joined the two microblogs together. However, I have been getting more and more into wanting to blog the weather again. For those of you who don’t know, I used to have a clandestine weather blog that was aimed at people coming north for the weekend. I even podcasted with it. However, once we started to do a weather briefing at work, and I realized I just didn’t have the time for it, I outed myself, and closed it down. Well, now what I do, is if there is severe weather, thunderstorms, heavy snow, etc. then I put short posts out about it.
This blog has become the long winded opinion and ministry blog, and some times I put something about the weather on it. I also podcast on it, as I continue to research more about social media.
Well, now that you know where I have been, here is where I am going: This blog will pretty much stay the same, I’ll probably podcast my stuff a bit more as I continue to figure things out about social media. The M & M Microblog on Posterous has become the M & M Weather Microblog. It will be entirely weather. The Blogspot M & M Microblog will be family stuff and short pieces where I comment a little more on some of the things I read.
This all helps me to find new technologies that can help me do my job or something else… So take a look at the microblogs.