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At this point, there’s so many arguments over which blogging platform’s best, I decided I wouldn’t rehash those arguments as a whole. I still haven’t tried Drupal, and I don’t think Blogspot’s robust enough for me. I had four main sites in which I share my madness:

  • Here (where I share my lengthier posts)
  • Facebook (where I share my more personal stuff, and some thoughts I can’t share without a little disclaimer)
  • Twitter (where I can chat in small blurbs, just in case I don’t feel like writing a whole space)

All of these spaces have different levels of sharing, and they all serve their purpose. Of course, I’ve always wanted that public space where I could share things bigger than 140 characters in a public space for everyone to read AND that still looked good. I tried doing that with my “short notes” here to varying degrees of success. My most viewed post ever was a short note (thanks Lady Gaga). However, it also meant I’d wait until Sunday to get my summary of all these great links that I often forgot.

Thus, I’m formally disbanding my “short notes” and reorganizing a few things on this blog. I’ll still have the other three spaces, but this fourth promises to be more random and more interactive.

Feel free to check out: Mathématiques Noir.

For those of you asking yourselves, “But didn’t he say you should own everything you have? Isn’t it contradictory to have a blog hosted somewhere else?” A bit, certainly. But I was already giving many of these pieces to Facebook and Twitter. Why not give it to a place where I own the domain name and no one’s used it before? Also, because most of the stuff I’m sharing isn’t technically mine in that space, I’m alright with just throwing these pieces out there.

You’ll also note that I don’t really have my name on it, either. And an icon with Rakim replaces my mug.

Jose, who’s working on a few different websites …


Short Notes: 2009 and Beyond

by Jose Vilson on January 4, 2009

in Short Notes



A few notes:

  • Ever felt annoyed when you went onto a blog and you had to enter in a ton of information that’s already on one of your social media sites? Well, no mas! If you look to the right, you’ll notice that now you can use your Facebook account to comment directly onto my blog! It’s one of many features I’m proud to announce as part of my interaction initiative for this blog.
  • Also, if you’re one of my peoples on Facebook, feel free to become my personal fan. I have my own page where I get to send personal updates on my writing and life in general (rather than leaving it up on my status).
  • Also, if you’re on FB, and you suddenly come up with an idea for the blog, have any inclinations to guest-write, or just want to discuss an idea I recently wrote about, the fan page is there for that, too.
  • In the coming year, these three things are sure to happen
    • Portfolio for the web work I’ve been doing
    • Vlogging
    • Audio recordings of my poetry
  • From here on out, I’m going to write 2 separate posts for these Sunday ruminations: 1 with bullet points of the major and minor news, and one where I just write to my heart’s content.

Here’s where you come in. Any questions, comments or concerns? Constructive criticism is welcome, too.

Jose, who honestly needs to write 3000 words in the next 2 weeks. Whoa.