Domain transfer?!?! + Mastodon
I'll eventually get around to updating all the links to towerofnix.github.io/blog, but I already have a redirection system in place to make the transition a lot smoother.
I've somehow managed to not get around to mentioning it on my blog, but.....
I've got a Mastodon account! It's firstname.lastname@example.org. Cybre.space is supre cool. (I did not make that typo on purpose.) I post my art there before I put it up here on my blog, for a few reasons:
Putting together and publishing a blog post is kind of difficult. I've written my blog system to be as pain-free as possible, but it's just not as easy as typing a toot and hitting send. Keeping it simple to share my art means I get to focus on what I'm drawing instead of the process of sticking it online, since...
I still put my art on this blog, but only once every month or so. (You've noticed my art dumps, right?) Posting it in batches does keep my archive a bit cleaner, which is nice.
Posting art in batches lets me refine art when I want to. I made a doodle earlier this month and changed some things about it since; if I'd already posted the art on my blog, I would have had to update the krita and PNG files, and then go through the entire process of pushing my site again.
My Mastodon account's toots are set to private by default: only my followers can see them (and I have to manually approve follow requests). This makes it a lot easier to share things online - when I draw my art, I don't have to worry about what the entire world is going to think of it. It's easy for me to just decide to keep the piece exclusive to my hand-selected followers on Mastodon.
The tl;dr is: If you follow me on Mastodon (and I accept your follow request), you will get access to my art earlier than when I post it on my blog.
Also, eq helped me get some directory listings set up here. If you go to florrie.ed1.club/stuff, you may or may not find random junk I throw there; I usually just use cubeupload, so it probably won't be populated all that quickly. I've also got a /private folder for the Krita files of things I share on Mastodon but don't plan on posting to my blog. (Obviously, that directory is password-protected. If you want access, and I've accepted your follow request on Mastodon, I can probably add an entry for you in my htpasswd file. Or something. I don't 100% know how I'm going to use the folder yet!)