Should I Stay or Should I Go?
Some of you probably have noticed that all of the posts (except for this one) that end up here on Late to the Party actually come from my Posterous blog. I love Posterous because it’s so easy to e-mail posts, post via bookmarklet, and have it automatically handle formatting for embedded media. It has a tad less flexibility with themes and adding stuff like RSS feed sidebars (or at least I haven’t figured out how to do this yet), but I like the current theme I’ve chosen over there. Conversely, I have become increasingly annoyed at having to edit the cross-posted entries here because WordPress.com doesn’t automatically handle embedding Youtube videos and sometimes the formatting gets wonky. Also, the available themes here seem so blah to me. In general, I’m feeling WordPress.com blog fatigue. Things seem so dated. (I can’t e-mail blog posts directly? Really?) I’m sure I’d have a lot more flexibility if I switched to a WordPress blog that isn’t hosted on WordPress.com because a lot of the limitations would be removed, but why should I when my Posterous blog is working out so well for me?
Also, I’m not sure if it’s incompatibility with Chrome or what, but everytime (100%!) I have tried to update a blog post here to reflect changes made on the Posterous version, hitting the “publish” button just makes the page hang. I have always had to basically cancel the changes or reload, restore the autosaved version and then hitting the publish link works. SO. TIRED. OF. THAT.
This was my first real blog, and I know there are a few people subscribed to me here, but I think that if you happy few would change your subscriptions to my new blog, you can see a better representation of my current posts. So what say you? Should I just keep cross-posting to this blog from Posterous, or should I stop posting here and concentrate on my Posterous blog? If I do stop cross-posting here, I’ll still leave the existing posts, and just have a “goodbye” post that points to my new blog, so it’s not like all this content is getting deleted. Let me know what you guys think.