Blogging is so entirely passé. I did the blogging thing from 2001 to 2007. I think I used the ancient Greymatter platform the whole time; I don’t actually remember, frankly. At any rate, it was always a self-hosted and heavily tweaked install.
So what’s this then?
I’ve lately been using this domain as a live sandbox to do some volunteer events-calendar/blog development for wool.fm, the local community radio station. (At this point I’m just waiting for a hole to open up in the other, more deeply involved volunteers’ schedules to implement things there.) A multisite WordPress installation was the first step in that work, and in the process I uncaringly overwrote the stale potkettleblack root index with a temporary fork of a website for the radio show I do at said station. I was using WordPress as a CMS for the show’s site, installed in its own directory; multisite installs, however, have to be in the root. As long as I was doing a fresh WordPress deployment, I figured that I’d just migrate my show’s site into it. And the dead stubby fork I temporarily put in the index turned into a static fixture. Typical.
A few days ago a stray former co-worker stopped by potkettleblack.com to see what I’d been up to lately, if anything. He dropped me an email, commenting on the radio show — based on the aging post that popped up on the domain index. That was the impetus to turn the page into something functional… and here we are. I’ve got another blog again.
After I stopped updating the old blog, I made a MySpace page that I never really did anything with and ended up deleting. I did Twitter for a little while. Then Facebook — I’m still doing Facebook, but it’s getting tiresome.
So why not take it full circle? Now that I’ve set this up, let’s see what happens.