Blog posts: Macro, Micro, (and Nano?)

I remain incapable of consolidating my blogs, social media, etc.

I’m realizing that I have three types of blog posts, macro”, micro”, and nano”.

Normal long-form posts are macro” posts. Shorter posts or images with commentary are micro” posts. Then there are the little snippets and random thoughts I can’t help blurting out for some reason. Those are nano” posts.

could put them all at and be done with it, but I have yet to find a way to do this using WordPress (or Hugo, for that matter). I never like the way themes render all three types.

I thought I could do macro posts at and the rest at, but for some reason, I hesitate to post my little nonsense thoughts there because it feels weird having them saved as real” blog posts. I can’t explain it, but those little nano” posts make more sense to me on an actual social network like Mastodon.

This morning, I spun up a new Mastodon instance as my official” social media presence. I wanted my own domain, and is as good as any. It’s eponymous, short, and I’d already paid for it a few months ago. So now I’m posting the nano posts at can act as an account on the Fediverse, but I think I prefer using Mastodon for that.

I’m not sure that there’s a meaningful difference between micro and nano posts, so this is an experiment. If it continues to feel right, great. If not, I’ll try something else.

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January 20, 2023