the photography, music and ramblings of Matt Lipstein

Which way to go?

Hello Stupidfresh fans & friends. Long time no talk!

Next month Blogger is making some changes to the way my site is setup. In short they're forcing some restrictions on how I publish to Stupidfresh, and that will change the look of the site, the way people access SF and the archiving of all the old posts. Nerdus explanation maximus: I publish using their CMS backend in conjunction with a hacked HTML template (that I'm quite proud of), which uploads any posts via FTP to my own hosted webspace. They are about to forbid that.

They offer a tool that will rebuild my site on their servers, and then direct any traffic to Stupidfresh back to them. I've already seen some people who have gone through this Blogger migration and it seems tumultuous at best. When I set this all up a few years ago, I spent a long time tweaking their system (in ways it apparently wasn't supposed to be tweaked), to make it work the way I wanted. And now all that is for naught.

So here I am, at my 295th Stupidfresh post using Blogger, trying to figure out what to do next.

Part of what makes this decision tricky is that in the past year Stupidfresh has been one of a few modalities I've been using to express myself online. I've jumped on the Twitter bandwagon, setup a Tumblr account for some subway haiku (that I have yet to officially tell anyone about), and I also maintain the blog for Theo's photos and videos.

I work with Picasa albums to privately share photos with friends and family, have started buzzing with Buzz, but as of yet have steered clear of Facebook, Flickr and Posterous.

Each of these outlets is for slightly different purposes, and each offers slightly different limitations. I'm questioning what direction to go in here, specifically with this blog. Is it time to roll everything into one web presence? Or should I choose one of these communication methods and roll with it. Hmmmmm.

It's time to evaluate what I'm using the web, and this website, for. Deep thoughts...

I would love to hear from people in the comments on how you're handling this complexity, or if you have ideas on what to do. I'll tell you this much - regardless of which way I go, I'm getting to 300 posts on this thing before March 26th!


Let's be honest with each other, shall we? There's a lot of crud on the internet. This morning however, on this glorious snow-day, I found this little gem in my google reader.

Watch and be amazed.

Everything (Ep. 4) from dannyjelinek on Vimeo.

Originally from the awesome "We Love You So" blog.

Infinite Regress Collective Mixtape 2009

Yeah, that says 2009 up there, not 2010, which means I've been meaning to post this for a few weeks now. In any event...

Our man Tim over at Infinite Regress ran the 3rd annual Collective Mixtape project toward the end of 2009. In a nutshell he asks people to do covers of songs released that calendar year. I had done this in the past, and always look forward to the project as forced excuse to work on some music.

This year I chose to cover "You're so far around the bend" by Brooklyn favorites The National. The track appeared on the Dark was the Night compilation (regular readers know we are oh so fond of that album here at Stupidfresh.)

Without further ado have a listen to my version, which couldn't have been done without the wonders of Garage Band.

So Far Around the Bend (The National) - lippy

Treat your self to a trip over to Infinite Regress and take in the other submissions, which are all great for different reasons.

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