So, as I’m finally doing this blog thing, I’ve been trying to figure out what’s best for me. For customization Blogger, WordPress or tumblr. since it has a nice look. tumblr. or posterous for ease… and on and on.
I guess it depends on my needs. I’m a graphic designer, makeup artist, sometimes wardrobe stylist (something I want to learn more of) soon to be hairstylist and lover of all those things I listed in my description. What I am not is a developer or programmer. I can manage uploading my own designs when I’m motivated but any other tricks I don’t have the desire to learn how to do. I don’t need an option for ecommerce. I’ll most likely be posting images and text. A video now and then, perhaps some music.
I decided to try out tumblr. for the following reasons: The photoset option. It’s prettier than the others (hey, I’m a visual person). Everyone and their mother uses Blogger, WordPress and such which I think is good and bad. (I may use Blogger as well since I have a GMail account. I dunno yet.) And did I mention it’s prettier? Also, though I don’t really use it, I like and appreciate Vimeo.
In this world of technology what’s a girl to do? Can you have too much? I use twitter, facebook, instant messenger (several-gotta love Adium) and recently signed up for MySpace again (work purposes as I actually don’t prefer it). I use ping.fm. I occasionally write a review on Yelp. I am signed up for a few different fashion and design related sites that are members only. I have an underused StumbleUpon account.
My bookmarks bar is overflowing with great links that I don’t visit enough but I don’t want to give up. I have an iPhone which is probably my favorite activity. (Is this sad?) Again, same thing. Apps I don’t use enough, although I’m pretty good at keeping those to a reasonable amount.
I have a pretty big iTunes library of music and podcasts I don’t listen to enough. (I don’t watch much tv so I’m always listening to NPR in the car for my news and for traffic reports. I have traffic.com bookmarked on my iPhone. Will someone make an app for it please?)
In my attempt to keep things simple I don’t use flickr, even though it’s very nice looking and has great options. I uploaded all the images I could to Picasa. Since I’m being cheap and don’t want to pay for extra storage I don’t have the past four years or so in there. Those images are still all in iPhoto. Which brings me to a side question-is dotmac worth the yearly cost? So far I’ve decided no, but I’m open to discussion.
And it goes on and on.
What’s your opinion? Do I need ALL of these electronic leashes? Are we happily overloaded with options? What should I do?