After blogging somewhat infrequently for the last 5 years, 3.5 of which have been here on this self-hosted WordPress blog I feel like it’s time for a change. The last time I changed this blog theme I tried to make it a little easier to use and more like a Tumblr blog. However reading Will Richardson’s thoughts about blogging and his move to Tumblr I was inspired to give it a go.
It’s rare that I get the chance to write long thought posts any more, but I often have smaller snippets to share. I’m incredibly busy since becoming Assistant Head and I’m looking for something that sits somewhere between the limitation of 140 characters on Twitter and the time it takes to write a post on here. Tumblr seems to fit the bill nicely and is more than capable of handling extended writing, whilst being extremely simple to post to.
I already owned www.danielstucke.com, I think it’s important to own your own space on the Web these days, it used to redirect to this blog but now has my Tumblr on it. I also feel like it’s time I wrote under my whole name. 5 years ago I registered most things online under ‘mrstucke’, feeling like I’d rather it was harder for students to identify me. Since then I’ve gained so much professionally from writing and sharing online that I’d rather write under my full name.
So for the time-being at least I’ll be writing over on www.danielstucke.com and not here. I won’t cross-post everything, as I had experimented with, as that just clutters the conversation. I’m also using www.ifttt.com to work with that content, bookmarking and saving to Evernote each post that I write.
I can be quite fickle so may well switch back again at some point, if not I hope I’ll see you there!