Blogging is not only a great way to share your ideas and interact with people, it can also help to keep the web open.  Make sure when you are blogging, you have chosen the right platform to blog on.

It should be one that allows you complete access to your content at all times. So look towards open source platforms.  This blogs uses WordPress, the Cadillac of blogging platforms.

I had a lot of social media accounts.  Not just a wide array of accounts on different services, but also a lot of accounts on the same services.  For example, somehow over the years, I had accumulated 8 Twitter accounts.

How did this happen?

Well, how does anything online happen?  It started with with some

I started my Twitter account in April of 2008.  I had heard a lot about Twitter, and how it was going to change the Internet, so I thought I would give it a shot. After all, I was a person who has a lot of things to say.

It turns out, I had very little

So you have found a subject you are passionate about and started blogging.  You even managed to surround yourself with a group of like-minded people and a small community is forming.  You should be on top of the world, but you are feeling a weird pull towards something else.

You determine you want a write

The Crazy Third Option does not have a commenting system attached to it.  The option exists for me to use Disqus, but I have opted out.

I do love the idea of comments, but I think we can all agree that over the last decade, the majority of comments you see online have taken two

Twitter does not give you much room for customization.  Luckily other tools exist that will allow you to tailor your Twitter interface to suit you.

One of the most powerful of those tool is your trusty Ad Blocker.

Not only can it remove distracting or unwanted ads, you can also use it to remove any