I have run across a few posts on Twitter recently generated via twitlonger.com, and I’d like to encourage people to #ownyourcontent and not write it on these sorts of services.
Create a micro.blog, it’s free. Write posts there and have them automatically posted to twitter, facebook, LinkedIn, and/or Mastodon. If/when you want to turn your micro.blog into a “real blog”, you’ll have your content there, not buried in Twitter, making the Silicon Valley bigwigs and VC’s rich at your expense.
As a bonus, micro.blog can read and re-post other feeds, so when I post something on my actual blog blairmacintyre.me/blog, it appears on my micro.blog too, and gets forwarded elsewhere.
(BTW, this isn’t a slam of twitlonger.com, which looks cool … I just think the whole concept is misguided)
(Normallly I post longer things like this on my actually blog, but it seemed appropriate to post this directly to my micro.blog. The free url is micro.blog/blair, but I pay a few bucks a month so it appears as bmaci.me)