I’ve been using Twitter lately for my short freeform thoughts (@maxclark if you are interested). Twitter has actually proven to be the perfect medium for the job – the side effect has been my untouched blog. In an effort to encourage more posting I’ve migrated back to WordPress (to play around with the plugins and widgets) and I must say that I have been pleasantly surprised.
The export/import ran near perfect and the customizations and extensions for WordPress have kept me interested in tinkering. Only serious side effect I’ve found so far (besides the expected image/upload broken links) has been the complete loss of text formatting (mostly do to the MT export). In the past I used Markdown syntax and need to experiment with what I want to do moving forward. That consideration is mostly based on the use of Marsedit or the WP-Admin moving forward. I still have some general category/tag cleanup to do and a rewrite of the template and I it should be good to go.
I’m thinking about using Amazon’s S3 moving forward for image and asset hosting for no other reason than it sounds cool.