"We’re here to put a dent in the universe. Otherwise why else even be here?" - Steve Jobs

Going All In On The Dent and Micro.Blog

If you follow me on Twitter, chances are you’ve been annoyed by me at some point over the last few weeks as I constantly debate about where I should blog (Wordpress or micro.blog) and even about which name I should blog under.

I appreciate this is a touch annoying, and very self-serving, so apologies for this. Some thank you’s, however, are also in order. Quite a few people, such as Daryl Baxter and Jeff Perry, amongst others, have essentially told me to stop talking about it and just get on with writing so that’s exactly what I intend to do. I’ll still only be writing when I have something to say, so frequency won’t necessarily increase, but some things will change, namely:

  • Despite deciding to stick to The Dent as the name of this blog, it’s going to be a more personal site. I want a place to share (and retain control over) the iPhone photography I take occasionally and I want to, when the mood takes me, speak about things outside of tech, like films, games, and anything else that takes my fancy.
  • I’m going to post a mixture of long(ish) form posts, photography, short form pieces (like the excellent Lee Peterson (not Patterson!) and also micro blog posts (think short tweet like messages.
  • Most importantly I’m just going to take it for what it is. A small hobby involving me sharing a few thoughts onto the internet that 99.9% of the people who come across it will not be interested. For the 0.01% that do enjoy it, great, but I’ll also be enjoying it and will have a nice archive to look back on over the years.

I made a bit of a mistake and recently initiated a transfer of my domain from Wordpress to Hover, so it’s going to take a week or so until The Dent is live again, so please bear with me.

If you’re interested in why I finally decided on using Micro.Blog over Wordpress I’ll share another short post about that tomorrow.

For now, thanks for reading and I hope I can share something that’ll be of interest you over the coming days, weeks, months and dare I say years.