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.