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Long time no see…

It’s been a while since my last post here. Probably the longest I’ve gone in almost 10 years of personal blogging. Lots going on and the tough thing is that I miss getting posts out here but have been stuck on what of the many things is best to expand on here.

Not that I haven’t been blogging. In fact I’ve posted several to the Hitachi Solutions blog (1-2 per month) so I’m not completely absent. That said, it’s not the same as posting here.

I want to find a way to use some of my travel time for blogging/content creation. I’ve logged over 50K miles in travel this year. While that doesn’t put me among the top tier road warrior status, it’s still been a heck of a lot considering all but one trip have been domestic. That’s meant a lot of airport time. When I’m not working at the airport I’m escaping with a book, but I need another go-to option that’s a little more creative.

We shall see.

Sad to see Posterous go…

Posterous sent me a final notice that their service is shutting down.

Posterous shutting down April 30, 2013.  Save your posts now.

Posterous final shutdown warning, emailed April 28, 2013

As I mentioned above, it’s sad to see them go and below are a few words about how I was introduced to the service and why it was so great.

I originally learned about Posterous in 2010 on the Future Tense radio program (now the Marketplace Tech Report).  Host John Moe posted extras on his Posterous site and I was intrigued by how easy they made it to get content posted out to a blog platform.  The biggest hassle for me when it comes to blogging is getting everything to look right, and in the case of audio/video/pictures, look right.  To date, I’ve not been able to find as flexible of a landing pad for blog content as the early days of Posterous…it’s a big gap as far as I’m concerned.

I was an avid user of the platform, maintaining several blogs and publishing dozens if not hundreds of posts.  This included photos, videos, thoughts, dreams, and ideas.  Things took a turn when Twitter acquired Posterous in March of 2012.  Development of the platform essentially halted.  I got nervous when I read the writing on the wall (actually, it was writing on their FAQ page) and I abandoned ship, taking all of my content with me to my #2 option, WordPress.  I actually posted about it in September.

I’m glad I ran when I did, because it means I’m not scrambling now to preserve my posts.  Instead I’ll now watch it fade away in peace.  Farewell Posterous.