Birchtree
By Matt Birchler
I've been writing here since 2010! Back when personal blogs were all the rage. Kids, ask your parents.

Where do You Post Ephemeral Thoughts?

Finding the Right Place

There’s a type of content, that I can’t quite put my finger on what it is, but for quite a long time, I’ve itched for it to find a place. There might be a word or phrase for it already, but I can only describe it as informal, ephemeral, and sometimes very meta. I think for some, this is social media. But as a person with a blog, I’ve always felt as if it should be more like that, instead of writing on a closed platform like Twitter. That has led me to trying to use Micro.blog multiple times, and also Mastodon recently (which I haven’t been active on for a while).

On a related note, I kinda wish that Twitter let me post tweets that auto-delete themselves (and any replies they get) after a certain amount of time. Not fleets…dear god, not fleets…just normal old tweets.

As for Chris’s quandary, I totally get it, but for myself, I have always thought of this site as a place to share everything from long-form writing to short thoughts that are just passing through my head at the moment.

Also, can we take a moment and appreciate Chris’s animated text? Amazing!

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Hey there, I'm Matt!

I'm a UI/UX designer at NMI and I make videos over on A Better Computer, which I think you'll love.

Hey there, I'm Matt!

I'm a UI/UX designer at NMI and I make videos over on A Better Computer, which I think you'll love. You can also check out my side projects, Quick Reviews and Quick BIN Lookup.