I am finding WordPress’s relaxed attitude to post titles very liberating, in an Autumn 2001 kind of way.
Update: This would be fine and dandy, were it not for a bothersome glitch in WordPress: namely that comments left on posts without titles can’t be directly accessed via the “recent comments” widget on the sidebar. Oh well. We can’t ever go back, can we?
I have a Tumblr, but I don’t use it much. Yesterday, I posted this photo to my Tumblr account, which I spotted on an ILM thread (“Vintage seventies (or sixties and eighties) magazine ads for albums”). For the first time since I started using Tumblr, the photo then got picked up and re-blogged all over the place. (N.B. This is how Tumblr works. Everybody re-blogs everybody else, and the culture permits it).
Anyhow, for those who don’t do Tumblr (which is most of you), here’s the photo once again.
(P.S. Wouldn’t it be nice if there was one place on the web where everybody put ALL their stuff, rather than spreading it around various blogging systems and social networking platforms? This is kind of why I seem to be blogging again. I just want everything in one place!)
I’ve been wanting to do this for the longest time. Here are the pick of my Spotify playlists, handily archived on a single permanent page.
You can also access the archive by clicking the “Playlists” tab at the top of this blog.
Rather against the tide, I have started using del.icio.us again, in order to bookmark favourite links. If you’re reading this post in its native setting (rather than via a feed reader, or in “mobile mode” on a smartphone), then you should be able to see a RECENTLY BOOKMARKED section on the sidebar. May it serve you well.
Banner images from the village blog, taken by K between October 10th and December 5th 2010. Click to enlarge.
…but it’s always worth leaving the door ajar, isn’t it?
Welcome to my new blogging abode, hosted by WordPress. I didn’t want to move, but Blogger’s imminent withdrawal of support for publishing via FTP has forced my hand – added to which, my comments provider (Haloscan) has just shut up shop.
So here I am: newly WordPress-enabled, and already missing the reassuring familarity of my old template. That said, who ever looks at the front pages of blogs these days? The RSS reader is king, after all.
As for my old blog, which has served me well for over eight years, it won’t be moving anywhere in a hurry. And please don’t forget my “professional” blog, which I continue to use as a repository for published articles.
I can’t promise a return to regular blogging service – but stranger things have happened. Best subscribe to the feed and see what develops, eh?