I take blogging pretty seriously. When I write a post it has a very specific purpose and tends to be pretty long. I think this strategy has a lot to do with my success; but it has also raised the stakes on blogging to the point where I no longer have a container for a few hundred words I’d like to share. By container I mean a place to publish content longer and more permanent than a Facebook post but less high stakes than a blog post. With that in mind, I decided that I needed a microblog. For a while, I thought that it could be a separate blog, maybe on WordPress.com (more on this below); but the more I thought about it, the more I realized that I wanted it to be on my personal website. So, I came up with the idea of adding a microblog to my site using the “aside” post format. Writing every day is important; however, writing 1500 or more words each day on a very specific topic can be challenging for even the most seasoned bloggers. In this post I’m going to explain how to create a microblog within a blog, using a post format. I chose the “aside” format; but you could use “image” post format to create a picture microblog, or the “quote” format to create a miniature quotes blog. I created
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