Regarding holding onto your online carousel horses
I am once again debating with myself as to whether or not I should use my domain name with this journal. My concern now is being able to “own my own words”. It doesn’t seem likely that write.as will go away anytime soon, but if it does, I want to be able to just switch to a different platform and keep the URLs intact.
What’s holding me back is that I don’t know if it’s okay to associate this personal journal to my main website. Decisions, decisions.
In my experience there's rarely time to revisit the past in a way that justifies too much effort to making doing so possible.
Don't sweat holding onto words. In the future you'll:
- not be who you are again
- be much more experienced
- understand things differently
- no doubt be an even better writer (implies little to learn from your past textualization)
- have carried forward important understandings without the aid of the hot new crib notes mechanism of the moment
- be too busy with the present to waste time on the past
As to hoping to weather online change – e.g. domain names, APIs, how browsers work, and even “standards” – see also: “hoping against hope”, “the only thing that doesn't change is change itself”, etc.
Just keep perfecting programming skills in order to write syntax-morphing skills as needed, as efficiently as possible.