This blog, The Voice of the Vogts, is great and is my primary blog. I love the WordPress interface, but I have found it difficult to post to from my mobile device. Having the ability to post from my phone, which is a BlackBerry Curve, is something of great interest and power to me as I am a journalist at heart and a journalism teacher by trade.
“This blog was created to continually change and change often. Primarily, though, this site will be a living laboratory where I will experiment with new publishing models I can use as a journalist and be able to teach others as an educator.”
The way I see it, using Posterous will get me extra reach, and the ability to post automatically from Posterous to Twitter and other blogging platforms makes it quite easy to share posts, photos and everything else I run into.
I hope to set it up that when something from this site is published it will also be automatically published on this site, The Voice of the Vogts. That doesn’t mean I won’t be posting orginal content here on VOTV. I will be, but such postings will be more invovled and thoughtout postings. Stuff on TV Volume will be more incidental and immediate. If I see something worth mentioning, I’ll post it to TV Volume right away. Then later I migh post a reactionary piece strictly on the VOTV.
I think this will be the perfect marriage of the two services. I’m excited to get it started because it will truly be an experiment to see how it works and how others react. I hope to learn a lot from my new method of publishing online so I might be able to teach it to my students.
When I first started using my Posterous site, I called it “T-ed Off” and planned to use it as a way to vent my frustrations in life in order to keep them off this site. It didn’t take quite as long as I thought it would, but I’m no longer going to use that site to express anger. I only did so once. The other time I used it for what I see as the ideal purpose for me — to easily share posts, photos and multimedia content from my phone.
So how will you know what content is original VOTV and what is TV Volume? I think it will be clear, but if you have any question about it, just look at the length, depth and thoughtfulness of the posts as I mentioned earlier. If it is a quite post, it is probably a TV Volume entry. If it is longer and more thorough, it is an original piece.
Let me know what you think of this as it evolves. I think it will make this site more complete.