Years ago, when Micro.blog was still called Snippets, @manton set me up with a beta account. (Thanks Manton!) I’ve mostly been a lurker since, appreciating what was going on while also not engaging much.

I’ve also mostly been a lurker on Twitter for the past few years, keeping up with a few friends, but primarily gleaning baseball and football news. For reasons that likely don’t need explanation, even lurking on Twitter has become…tedious.

I spent some time these past few weeks revisiting a Mastodon account I setup years ago, but also exploring Micro.blog more deeply. I discovered that they are linked, with Micro.blog allowing me to both follow, and be followed by, any Mastodon user. Add to that the way Micro.blog is setup to sustain what was fun about Twitter (and blogs) in the early days, and you have something very appealing to me.

So here I am…I suspect I will mostly use this as, um, a micro blog, with shorter posts of what I’m learning or thinking about. But I suppose, from time to time, there will be some longer posts like I used to toss on my blog(s) years and years ago.

I’d be glad to be in conversation with the likes of you here on Micro.blog, or if you can connect on Mastodon: @john@byjc.co.

But if you too are looking to make a change and considering where to start with Mastodon…I’d encourage you to consider Micro.blog as your first option.

John Chandler @johnchandler