Kurt McKee

lessons learned in production

Hey there! This article was written in 2006.

It might not have aged well for any number of reasons, so keep that in mind when reading (or clicking outgoing links!).

Thinking things through

Posted 27 June 2006 in principle, technology, and thought

I've thought several times that it would be easier for me to move my blog, photos, and links to other sites. The reason is that, through those other sites, I would be able to keep my online presence available at all times, demonstrate the immediate value of the services to my friends, and gain the stronger community the more social sites offer. In particular, I would immediately shift my blogging, photos, and links to other capable services, including

However, with that move I would lose complete control. I would certainly continue to host something at kurtmckee.org, but it would primarily be a launch point to those other services.

Despite lower visibility with my friends (imagine me blogging on Myspace, knowing people check their friends' profiles with religious frequency!), I am content to continue relying on my own resources. It's disappointing that I have to similarly rely on my own creativity to maintain and improve my site, though.

Besides, me using Myspace? WHATEV!