Moving on (again)…

Happy 2010 to my loyal readers — here’s some news: I’ve gone pro! Please visit Open attitude, my brand-new blog.

Not sure if I’ll be doing any more personal blogging here or if I’ll make another WordPress install over at my home page — I’ll keep you posted…

Oh no, not WordPress too… Wherein your humble author attempts to defend five identical blogs over just one like everybody else.

So here’s what’s going on…

I’m writing this on my new Posterous blog. As soon as I hit the ‘publish’ button this entire post will simultaneously appear as separate entries on:

It will also be sent as a status update to:

And will show up in my feeds on:

… But isn’t that spam?

That’s certainly a valid question. Here’s my defence:

I. I need to cover my ass.

One feature Posterous doesn’t currently have is the ability to export data. Fortunately both Blogger and WordPress do — albeit in different formats.

I’m currently suffering through an exruciatingly tedious migration of an old ExpressionEngine blog to WordPress. Although I was eventually able to export my posts my comments didn’t make it out with them, so I have to manually transcribe three years of them. Never again.

II. Blogs are changing.

The clever folks who run Posterous and Tumblr realize that blogs are also networks. LiveJournal got this too, and I suppose Blogger and WordPress are on board with the idea to a much lesser extent.

And as I’ve written previously, traditional longform blogging is feeling very antiquated these days

III. You need to hit people where they live.

I’ve learned from my love/hate affair with Facebook that if you want someone to see something, you literally have to dump it in front of their eyes. And I’d honestly rather interact with a reader in a space that’s familiar for them, seeing how easy it is for me to spread my stuff so far and wide.

Of course, I’d hate to be thought of as someone who generates needless duplication noise. What do you make of all this? You can reply wherever you see this — I’ll be watching!

Posted via web from Andrew Currie on Posterous

Stat-urday Links: A New One-Day Record!

It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these… Here are the latest numbers for the top ten all-time posts on this humble WordPress.com blog:

  1. Canadian Cellular Contracts: Just Say No – 10,073
  2. Egypt According to Nokia Maps & GPS – 5,340
  3. Battle of the Mobile Barcodes – 3,992
  4. Nokia N810 – Can’t (iPod) touch this! – 3,374
  5. Evolution – The Default Email Client for Ubuntu – 2,696
  6. Vimio – The Mobile TV App Your Carrier Doesn’t Want You to Know About – 2,590
  7. Bell Canada’s Mobile Browsing Bomb: What You Need to Know – 2,500
  8. Nokia N82 Trial, Day 3: The Games – 2,254
  9. My HTC TyTN: Two Months In and Back in the Box – 2,074
  10. The Ultimate QWERTY Smartphone Smackdown – 2,033

Mood Swing’s Second Night Blues

Sorry everyone, too wrapped up in my latest project to do any significant blogging this week. But if you’re without plans for Saturday night…

Mood Swing Second Night Blues

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE…

Mood Swing’s Second Night Blues

“Come hear the classics, butchered beyond all recognition…”

Featuring:

LAWRENCE FARWICK
Internationally-reknowned guitarist, if Hamilton counts as “international”.

KEVIN HILDITCH
Due to a hairline fracture in one of his feet his doctors told him he could never stand again… So we got him a chair.

AND YOURS TRULY
I once toured Europe playing the tambourine — jesus, why am I admitting this?

Saturday, May 10, 2008 from 9:00pm
Gate 403 | 403 Roncesvalles Avenue
416-588-2930 | info@gate403.com

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… So put on your best black turtleneck and come on out. And because it’s jazz you don’t even have to applaud — you can just look on with disdain!

Blogging Break

Pandora's Lunchbox

Forgive me for my single post this week; I’m finding that all my free time is being directed towards the Conservatory Grad Show that’s going up on the Mainstage this Sunday. Details can be read off the poster or by clicking through to the Second City site proper.

Hope to see you there, and I’ll be back to blogging next week!