By Matt Birchler

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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