Blogging in Two Modes

When I joined Micro.blog, over 7 years ago now, I rediscovered my love for writing on the web again. Micro.blog has a simple interface that doesn’t care what the number of characters you intend to use or whether you want to use a title or not. Just write and publish. The freedom was liberating.

This has worked well for me but I was recently finding that I would self regulate some of my output. I felt like sharing some random thoughts throughout the day which felt out of place on my site. I tend to like to capture certain kinds of thought that I share. Hobbies I am getting into. Discoveries I have made. Kid related activities. Things that I can come back to in the future and relive.

This other stream of thought felt more ephemeral. Fleeting. Captured because I will forget them and writing them and publishing them allows me to give them a little bit of weight. Last year I got a Status.lol account and this seemed to scratch this itch. The issue however was that I didn’t own the output. Enter Micro.blog’s new pricing model, I now have the option to have up to 5 sites. I sorted a Status site that does what my Status.lol was doing.

Search

Books

Moon Racket!

Ambient Hum is the first collected volume of the Moon Racket! comic universe.

Stet

The Built Environment Compendium is part of an ongoing series of concise books covering topics that define our built environment.

about

I am a Chartered Engineer with over 20 years of experience and have practiced engineering in five countries and contributed to over 100 projects. I am an Associate at Arup. I write about the built environment over at Stet.