I chose The Last Weblog as the name of this blog because I’d like it to be just that: the last Weblog I set up for the somewhat personal, somewhat professional ruminations that are too long for my Twitter feed but don’t really have another place to go. The question now is whether one last Weblog is enough, or whether I need to supplement things with something like a Tumblr site (which I’ve been doing as well). What exactly is the optimum state of my blogosphere anyway?
I have run a small handful of blogs over the last seven or eight years, including GulfReporter (now extinct, archives lost), which covered my trips to the Arab gulf; BoyReporter, an archive of my magazine and newspaper articles which I’ve torn down and am now slowly rebuilding; Walkerings, my thoughts on gaming and virtual worlds from a certain period (which isn’t live at the moment, but which I’m working to restore); and perhaps most notably 3pointD.com, where I covered developments in virtual worlds, massively multiplayer online games, and the rest of the metaverse. 3pointD gained a very healthy readership, brought in some cash, and launched me into two years running a startup (during which I didn’t blog much at all, though I did a lot of Twittering). Now that the startup adventure is changing shape, I’m back to broadcasting my thoughts (on a variety of subjects) a bit more often, and (especially since starting a Tumblr blog as well) find myself faced with the dilemma of what exactly is the right channel (or channels) for all this. Continue reading