A few years ago I wrote a post about why I wasn’t blogging anymore — as in why I had not posted for a while. I think my thin excuse back then was that I was “too busy.” This time my excuse is no excuse at all — it’s a fact: I microblog!
My last post on this oldskool blog in May 2010 coincides approximately with my gravitation toward microblogging formats such as Instagram, Tumblr, Hipstamatic, Twitter, Facebook, Foursquare, etc. Instagram in particular has had the greatest effect primarily because it is a visual format and I am a very visual in my preferences for communication and consumption.
Another factor is increasing use of a mobile device (iPhone of course) and the tendency of that device to facilitate short bursts of communication via apps optimized for small screen and moments in the flow of life, rather than stationary minutes on a laptop.
I’m writing this on the bus, on an iPhone and the ride is just about over. And I missed a couple Instagram opportunities in the process. And to be honest, I’m writing this last paragraph from a coffee shop. So there you have it — maybe my last post as I return to 2011.
To be fair, I think the oldskool blog is still valid, but I’ll use it sparingly for longer pieces of substance, should I ever be inclined to do such a thing.
Instagram (you’ll have to get the app)