As I implied in my first post, I miss Posterous. Before that, I blogged at LiveJournal (LJ) . It got very spammy. I had to delete most of the comments. It’s been better lately. (In fact, I can’t remember the last time I had to delete spam, but that’s probably owing as much to my inactivity there for five years as any improvements they’ve made.) I chose WordPress (WP) because I got very good vibes here, even before I created my blog. The platform feels more modern than LJ.
Now that I’ve re-launched my blog, I see that WP has something in common with LJ: Community. Again, it’s my first impression, but it seems to me WP is more than a blogging platform. People actually reed each other’s blogs. You can see that I haven’t chosen my blogroll yet. I may never populate it.  And so to my WP reeders I say: Thank you! Thanks for following. Thanks for liking my posts. If I don’t click the like button on your posts, or follow you, or add you to my blogroll, please don’t take offense. I never used LJ that way. (I tried once, with a friend from work, but the friendship fizzled.)
Let me explain up front how I intend to use WP. This is where I publish writing that I want to stand out, in contrast with my Google+ (G+) or public Facebook (FB) posts. Maybe I’m not the kind of blogger you’ve encountered before, though. I write here, but I interact mostly elsewhere. I use Twitter the most of all.  I prefer G+ over FB, but I agree that it has earned its reputation: G+ is more geeky than FB. To prove it, I’ll add this geeky comment: G+ has a higher signal-to-noise ratio than FB. Yet I don’t spend enough time on G+, and I spend too much time on FB. I don’t check FB every day, but that’s where most of my real-life friends hang out — even my geek friends — and so that’s where I go to see what they’re up to. Come to think of it, I recommend Julie as a model of how it all works.  If you want to build a blogger relationship with me, write a comment, or mention or DM me on Twitter.
 Though I’ll take this opportunity to plug my friend Julie’s blog: julieoconnell.wordpress.com
 Follow me at twitter.com/tbc0 and tell me you found my stream via WP. If I don’t follow you back, at least I’ll tell you why. (That’s more feedback than I give most random followers.)