I officially have too many blogs.
Yesterday I ended up signing up for an account with Typepad. I did it in order to transfer some stuff from an account I had with Vox (a social networking site that was a bit like a more mature version of MySpace). The latter website is shutting down for good on the 30th September, and they were sending me emails offering me the chance to switch the stuff I posted over to it, or lose them forever.
At first, I wasn’t going to do it. I hadn’t logged into my vox account for a very long time, so I wasn’t really bothered if my ramblings ended up in cyberspace heaven. After about the tenth email from them though, I thought I might as well look at them one last time before they go – if I could remember my log in details. When I finally got on to it, and looked at all the things that I’d posted, I realised that I couldn’t just let go of them. Sure, they weren’t the greatest things that ever graced the blogosphere, but they were my things. Seeing them again made me realise how much I loved the vox website itself . They brought back good memories – and switching them over to Typepad was free.
Thing is, now I have another blog to add to this, my Tumblr, my Posterous (which I don’t use much) and my MySpace blog (which I don’t really use at all now). I had a Blogger one too, but I don’t count that as I let go of it a very long time ago. So long, I can’t even remember its address.
I’d like to use the typepad for something other than as a shrine to the blogger that I was three years ago, although at this point in time, I’m not sure what. I’ve aimed to make each of the blogs I regularly update be for different things – this being my main blog and the Tumblr and posterous ones for the things I like and what interest me (photos, music, videos and stuff), as well as the occasional little quote or rambling. However recently, I’ve noticed that some things that I’ve put on one blog would be better post on the other one. I really don’t want to neglect any of them, unless I get fed up of one of them to the point of deleting it.
Suggestions for what to do with this latest blog are of course welcome. In the meantime, if you want an insight of the blogger I used to be (and perhaps still am), go to my typepad site.