As I announced on Twitter and Facebook last night, I’ve decided to curtail the number of links I post on social media for two reasons:
- They’re becoming an increasing pain in the ass to post. HootSuite, the software I use to schedule Tweets and Facebook posts in advance, is a finicky piece of shit prone to running sluggishly and going kaput for no good reason. Additionally, about half of my HootSuite posts end up getting blocked by either Twitter or Facebook for some stupid reason. For example, links to Danger & Play are verboten on Facebook because some wussy claimed that the site was “hateful” and “abusive.”
- They’re cluttering up peoples’ social profiles. While the links are a boon to people who aren’t big on the blogosphere, they’re noise for people who are. It’d be better to segregate the links out for those who are interested in them.
- Timeliness. Because I don’t want to drown everyone in a tide of VICE and manosphere links, I space out my links somewhat, which has the downside of making them less relevant when they do finally go up.
As a result, I’ve created a new blog, The Electric Camel, that will be part-link aggregator, part journal for thoughts of mine that aren’t significant enough to warrant a post here. Unlike my previous aggregation/linkage work, I’m not going to bother building The Electric Camel into a powerhouse of the alt-right or manosphere; I’ll leave that to the professionals like Viva La Manosphere.
The site will just be a repository of what’s on my mind; nothing more, nothing less.
You can visit The Electric Camel by clicking here. The RSS feed is here, the Twitter page is here, and the Facebook page is here. I’m going to try to update the site seven days a week; after the summer ends, MattForney.com will be returning to a 3-4 posts a week format.
If you’re wondering about the title of the blog, it’s a reference to the old adventure game Titanic: Adventure Out of Time, which I loved when I was a kid. I picked it because it’s a name that’s both distinctive and lighthearted; people in this corner of the ‘net take themselves way too seriously.