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Go Away

Go away.  I’m  (probably temporarily) done here.  New posts (for the time being at least) are here.  So don’t keep hanging around here, there won’t be anything new (for now).

I feel like such a nerd.  I should just stop this stupid blogging garbage all together.

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Getting Tired of This

November 2008 to December 2012.  Four years.  That’s how long I used Blogger before I got tired of it and wanted something different.

December 2012 to August 2016.  Almost four years.  That’s how long I’ve used WordPress.com and I’m really starting to get tired of it and want something new.

I want something different, but I don’t know what, and I’m starting to think there is nothing out there that is going to get me excited about all of this again.  I tried ghost.org today and their editor absolutely RULES.  Unfortunately it’s a paid service and their cheapest tier is $29/month.  Yeah, thanks but no thanks.  I want a personal blog, not a full blown business site.  Give me a break.  

I like medium.com a lot.  It’s just… I don’t know.  It’s more like creating a magazine than just a goofy ideas blog.  For some reason it seems really wrong to me to just post a photo, even though they look so good on medium.  I feel like anything smaller than an essay that takes 5+ minutes to read is missing the point.  I hate to say it, but if I want free hosting and a bit of social interaction, and I’m through with both blogger and WordPress.com, then tumblr might be the only viable option left.  I’ll be damned though if I’m going to put any more of my eggs in a yahoo basket.  Or should I say, a Verizon basket.  Ugh.  I am already up to my eyeballs in Flickr.  Marisa Meyer, I had such faith in you.  Now look at things.  What a mess.  No, I’m not moving my stuff over to tumblr.  That ship has very much sailed.

What else is there?  What other options do I have?  I don’t want to write a platform myself, I just want to post goofy shit.  Do I need to go back in time to the late 90s and use live journal?  What was the other one, typepad?  I don’t know what to do.  Maybe I should just give it up.  The whole idea of a personal blog is ancient history anyway.  This sucks.

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Private Posts

Last night I imported my old private, invitation only, blogger page into this wordpress.com page.  Unfortunately everything came in as public.  Whoops.  There was a full day when about 1000 posts containing kid pics and kid names were all there for the viewing.  As of a few minutes ago, I have updated all of those posts to be private.  I am the only one who can see them.  I would like to password protect them so I can let people who can see them on blogger see them here, but I don’t see a way to bulk update to a password.  I’ll research a little and see what I can get.

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Myspace Posts are Coming

It didn’t take three days. I now have a zip folder full of html files that contain all of my old myspace blog posts from 2006 through 2008. Many of them have kid pics and names and information in them so I have to make those private when I bring them here. I ran a test to see if I could edit the dates and times on a post and have them order correctly. It worked.

It has me thinking that maybe I should import my old private blogger blog as well. I mean if there are going to be private posts from myspace, why not from blogger too. Although I don’t know if I can bulk import posts as private or not. I’ll have to look into that. It would be cool to have all of my stuff in one place, even though it’s been years since I’ve used either of the other two sites.

We’ll see.

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Myspace Blogs Live Again?

The first place I ever tried blogging was on myspace. Interestingly, it was also the place that I met my wife. You might say that myspace changed my life for the better. Infinitely better.

But I digress…

When the old myspace died it was replaced by the horrible piece of garbage that is the new myspace. Blogs from old myspace were not ported into the new myspace. It was just another reason to hate their redesign. I thought my old posts were gone forever. For some reason tonight I did a little research in Google and found out that you can request your old posts. When you make the request it tells you it will notify you when your blog is ready for download and that it might take THREE DAYS before you hear back.

I don’t think I’ll be able to import the old posts into WordPress.com. I wonder though, can I copy the text into a new post and then edit the date and time so that it appears as though I entered it 100 years ago? I’m not sure I want to repost all of it. I’m not sure what’s in there, apart from a whole bunch of posts about the Lowell Lockmonsters. There will be some wonderful stuff about the early days of my relationship with the love of my life. It’s all worth keeping just for anything posted from April 2007 on.

I’ll let you know.

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Medium

I’ve been using Medium a lot more this week. Mostly I just repost stuff that I write on this page. This is still the #1 blogging home for me, but I just feel the need to dabble elsewhere too. It’s probably just a phase.

Anyway, one thing that Medium allows for is using full sized images that expand to fill the entire browser window. If you full screen the browser, you effectively full screen the image. I haven’t tried it with low res images yet (and probably never will) so I don’t know if it will blow something up bigger than the file can actually handle, but with the few tests I’ve done it looks absolutely smashing.

Hancock Building in Boston

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