What's the blogging platform I want if I don't really like to blog?
March 8, 2012 12:55 PM Subscribe
I am too disorganized to blog consistently, but I'm also way too verbose for Twitter. Is there a blogging platform that exists somewhere between these two extremes? Is there a platform that's kind of like Facebook as a blog? Do I want a Tumblr?
posted by thehmsbeagle to Computers & Internet (13 answers total) 13 users marked this as a favorite
For personal and professional reasons, I am trying to step up my blogging. I have a wordpress blog but am terrible about updating it: there is something about the platform that makes me feel like I need to write and edit long-form essays and preview them, and edit them again, which feels like real work, so then I just don't post anything. I have tried the press-this button but still feel this way.
I've tried Twitter, but I'm much too verbose and it's just not my bag.
Basically what I want is a blogging platform that feels quick and intuitive, like the Facebook update window (I know, we all hate Facebook, just go with me here): something that doesn't feel like it's expecting a long, well-researched article, but instead a quick "Here's a video about a dog eating peanut butter. It is awesome." or "I just watched an amazing human drama unfold in the produce section." kind of thing. I would like to use a platform that encourages me to update briefly (but like two-three paragraphs briefly, not 140 characters) multiple times a day, with the possibility for the occasional longer post.
Do I perhaps want a Tumblr? I've poked around other peoples' Tumblrs, but I frequently find the visual style cluttered and the navigation not very intuitive. I also wonder about the possibility for interacting with people on that platform: I really want a comment section.
Writing this out, I guess I literally want the blogging version of Facebook. Does this or anything like it exist? Free or paid is fine. Or, if you have tips about dealing with wordpress if you are a weird person like me who gets intimidated by their interface, that would be great, too. Thanks!