So it looks like #Jekyll doesn’t have a standard way of storing comments. OK, fair …

So it looks like #Jekyll doesn’t have a standard way of storing comments. OK, fair enough, it’s not like static HTML can accept comments.

But I don’t need to set up Disqus or Github issues or anything like that just to display *existing* comments on an old blog that I’m converting. And I don’t want to just paste the comments into each post.

I’m looking at this approach, minus the handler for new comments. Looks like it might be the best fit for the use case.



Cleaning up

So, with Facebook continuing to be a pain, Google+ shutting down, Twitter continuing to be a dumpster fire, and Tumblr clumsily kicking off a huge section of their userbase so that Verizon can better monetize them (making me wonder how long they’ll try before they decide it’s not worth it), I figured it was time to reconsider my social network presence.

Mainly I’m on my main blog at K-Squared Ramblings and on Mastodon at these days (Plus Flickr and Instagram.)

As far as Tumblr goes, I’m in wait-and-see mode. I’ve never been super-active here, and I’ll often go a few weeks without reading or posting, but I also have automatic cross-posting set up with Flickr, Instagram, and my blog. A lot of my posts here are duplicates.

I’ve saved a full archive of my Tumblrs, and I’m going to be going through over the next week or few cleaning out the duplicates, except for posts that got traction over here (like M’Hael’s, for instance). Hopefully it’ll result in a more focused blog going forward, with mostly Tumblr-original material (both my own stuff and reblogs), and it’ll be easier to pick out what needs to be saved in the event that Tumblr does go the way of GeoCities and Google+ (or even just the way of LiveJournal, which it’s halfway to already).

On Tumblr

What’s in YOUR Social Media Archive?


I checked out what you get when you export your content from Twitter, Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, WordPress and LiveJournal, with an eye for both private archives and migrating to your own site.

Tired of Twitter? Fed up with Facebook? Irritated by Instagram?

If you want to leave a major social network, but keep your content — or even just make sure you have your own backup in case the site shuts…

View On WordPress

I’ve updated this article to include what you get when you use WordPress to import a Tumblr blog. It works better than I expected, though there are a few gotchas – videos don’t embed, single images come through as galleries, things like that.

On Tumblr

Manton Reece: Write locally, mirror globally

Are Facebook and Twitter a core part of the web…or are they just today’s portal into that core? The article argues that if you want your content to last, it’s better to post it on your own site, and mirror it on today’s social networks.

Manton Reece: Write locally, mirror globally

The Atlantic has an interesting essay on whether Twitter is on a slow decline, less useful and meaningful than it once was:…



I always feel weird when editing old blog posts at my main site publishes them here in Tumblr.  I mean, I like that it works, and that they get properly backdated, but they still show up as new in the dashboard.

Even if they’re about events that happened six years ago.