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I've Been Blogging While You've Been Sleeping [Feb. 13th, 2013|10:30 am]
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Greetings! I come to you with great tidings of good joy: I've been writing stealthily.

In fact, I have started three additional blogs. But today, I'm going to tell you about four.

Off the top, there's the political blog that I've been utilizing for quite some time: http://professortom.tumblr.com. I've syndicated it as pro_ts_tumblr for those of you who want to read it off your FL.

The first of the three new blogs I want to tell you about is a tech blog. It's mostly reblogs of MG Sigler's Paris Lemon, with some Daring Fireball thorn in. Occasionally, I'll find something outside of those sources to pass on. And, wouldn't you know it, there's a lot of Apple related news. The blog address is http://tech.professortom.net and it's available on your FL as pro_ts_tech.

I had an idea two years ago or so for a joke of a blog called The Love Spam Blog. The inspiration came from getting a ton of spam emails at work that were supposed to sound like someone I had met at a bar was emailing me wanting to hook up. I thought it would be hilarious if I were to pawn these emails off as serious emails and provide color commentary. Think of it as a riff off of the abandoned Headset Hotties. This blog is being piped into your FL via lovespamblog.

Finally, the blog that is the nearest and dearest to my heart is http://books.professortom.net. This is a place where I will log what I am reading or the courses I am consuming, when I purchase something, when I start consuming and when I finish. This blog was inspired by Jessamyn West's end of year summary.

This blog is personal for me because I think that the closest you can get to understanding who I am–more than spending time with me–is to look at what influences me and what I surround myself with. As such, I think that my book blog is me at my rawest and most vulnerable. You can add it to your FL via pro_ts_reads.

Too Many Notes
A quick note on the Syndication feeds: yes, you can leave comments here on Live Journal on the Syndication pages. However, I get no notification about comments on the feeds unless you reply directly to a comment I leave on a feed. In other words, if you really want me to see the comment that you labored to write, please do me a favor and Tweet (@ProfessorTom) or email me a link to your comment.

Note number two: these are all on Tumblr. If you know someone that can make kick-ass Tumblr themes, please send them my way: I am willing to pay for their services.

Lastly, this is still my personal journal. I am setting up verticals to give people an opportunity to follow only the subject matters that interest them. Furthermore, Tumblr makes short updates way easier and the kind of content I want to generate (essentially link blogs) make much more sense on Tumblr. However, as this is my personal blog, it is possible that some long-form content will get duplicated between this blog and one or more of the verticals; please be aware of this if you decide to follow me everywhere.

It should be clear by now that this blog has turned into a place where I put personal thoughts F-locked for a hand full of people that I trust. It should also be clear that I seldom engage in long-form writing that isn't personal in nature; as such, the number of public posts have gone down.

I do expect that having verticals and updating them more frequently than I update this blog should have an effect on this blog i.e. that there should be more long-form content on this blog as time goes by. Yes, I have abandoned my Xanga; no, I have no plans to abandon LJ. LJ is my blogging home. I like its services, I like its interface and I like what little bit of community I've built around me.

As usual, I would be very grateful for any feedback in the comment section below.
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[User Picture]From: ehowton
2013-02-14 03:30 am (UTC)

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Sounds like you certainly have your bases covered.
[User Picture]From: schpydurx
2013-02-14 05:56 am (UTC)

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And apparently no takes.
[User Picture]From: newmistakes
2013-02-14 11:57 am (UTC)

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It's interesting that you prefer to keep everything separate like this instead of having a one stop PT shop style blog. Will you be writing in each regularly?
[User Picture]From: schpydurx
2013-02-14 02:11 pm (UTC)

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Yes indeed. In fact, I dare say I already have.