This blog has suffered from my sharing on social media. Where I used to post every day, even just one liners to go check out a web site or a story, that activity is now all on Facebook, Twitter, Google+. HackEducation does a weekly post of news. I am thinking about doing something similar for the things I would normally just share.
First, other sites tend to die. Ping.fm screwed me by my not understanding their technology. By using it to cross-post, every link and every image used their shortened URLs. When they lost the database, every link and image was broken. I think ifttt.com works better, so I have it making a backup of this blog atÂ ezrasf.wordpress.comÂ and sneezypb.posterous.com. (Well, except the tags do not go over.)
Second, I can control the format and quotes better on this blog than social media.Â Sometimes I wish I had quoted more of an article when it disappears behind the paywall, is moved, or removed.
Finally, it would be good for me to spend more time thinking about things before I post. About a tenth the things I intend to post on this blog, I give up on posting and instead share on social media. I feel like there is more thought and intention that goes into a blog post.
P.S. Originally this post started before Christmas. I had it scheduled for today. Setting the goal for the year ought to help.