Ever since they announced their acquisition by Twitter just last year
, it was only a matter of time before I'd have to pack my things and migrate my blog from Posterous
to another platform.
It's been a long time coming, it's been a fun ride and since the team gave users a 10-week notice
, yours truly has been actively doing some spring cleaning of his past posts and content while at the same time pondering on where said content would nest next.
I had my pick between Tumblr
Blogger got the pick.
While Posterous did provide a native backup solution for easy import into WordPress and or SquareSpace, and even though I have nothing against any of these solutions, I simply chose to use a Google product as most of my online content production is created with a Google tool anyway.
Didn't feel like signing up for yet another service.
Like everything else - from cars, to email providers, to camera brands...you use what works for you.
Let it be said though that I congratulate the Posterous team for their achievement in making a product that was made successful by careful thought and insight, simple yet powerful, innovative and fun to use.
Twitter acquiring and shutting down services is nothing new(TweetDeck
anyone?) and this move is yet another testament to that fact.
Taking the time to curate and migrate my blog archive was both a grueling and therapeutic task. It showed me how perfectly clueless I was back then. But it also revealed, through both my images and writing that passion is not something you go and pick from a basket. It has to be fueled and nurtured.
Circumstances have put me in a slump these past few months but this move is significant enough to help me go back to my creative roots and keep this going as best I can.
Always a work in progress, my objective is to make this blog and its content as focused - pardon the pun - on the core values on which it was built as best as possible : Photography, Motivation, Life Lessons.
I thank you, dear readers and subscribers, for the kind comments and support you've given me over the years. I hope you like this new look and that this step forward is one you'll join me into.
Stick around - you might enjoy it.