Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Why did I move my blog to Medium from Tumblr?

I moved my blog. Again. A year ago in February, I wrote a blog post on my very first blog on Blogger titled I am moving to Tumblr from Blogger. Today, I am writing the same story with but with different platforms.

A-year-ago-me was smitten with the idea of posting longish texts with photos, videos, audios and links — types of media that is provided by Tumblr itself on the dashboard; little did I know that I wouldn’t want my hard worked stories like text/video reviews posted to the same page as the Instagram repost of my lunch. Because my videos are horizontal and most Instagram photos are square, the photos seemed to dominate my blog rather than highlight my longer stories. It’s time to separate these medium, hence I went for Medium Publication.

When Medium first launched, I almost moved my blog to it. But then it only had profiles rather than publication. Profiles are really not something that can replace a blog in my mind. But a Publication seems to do the trick. Once you only have one editor and one writer for a publication, it can function as one person’s blog. Another reason I waited was that it wasn’t possible to link custom domain to any profile or publication on Medium, but now you can use custom domain for a publication. Starting today AnuHarchu.com will lead you to my Medium Publication, Anu Harchu | A Life Blog, rather than my Tumblr log.

My lunch pictures on Instagram can be shared to my Facebook or Tumblr, but it won’t dominate my stories anymore. Again, Medium has proven to be champion in making text writing as easy as possible to everyone with one exception — writing in Cyrillic on Medium is just plain ugly.

I believe that this only-one-font-platform would change itself to accommodate those who write in Slavic or any other language that uses Cyrillic.
Cheers,
Anu


Tuesday, February 3, 2015

I AM MOVING TO TUMBLR FROM BLOGGER

When I see the tons of bloggers that I follow on different platform, the service that they use significantly differ on the types of posts they do.
  • Fashion bloggers tends to prefer WordPress or Blogspot because they are much more customization-prone and they look much more like a website rather than blogs. Ex: Andy from stylescrapbook.com and Rumi from fashiontoast.com
  • Beauty bloggers are basically the same as Fashion Bloggers. Ex: Essie from essiebutton.com
  • Then there is another category of Internet People. The people who are notoriously famous and influential on the internet seems to use Tumblr a lot. Ex: Hank and John from vlogbrothers, Joshua Topolsky from Bloomberg Digital (formerly Verge).
I’ve tried using Tumblr as my main blogging platform back in the day when I had time to blog every single day and actually wanted to write a lot with big pictures and graphics etc. But nowadays I find Tumblr seems to suit my blogging habit much more than Blogger.
Advantages of moving to Tumblr:
  • Easier interface
  • Smarter platform
  • Shorter text body - hence less stress on writing quality posts as a blogger.
Disadvantages of leaving Blogger:
  • I was on the Blogger platform since 2009.
  • 'Losing' the followers I've gained over the last 6 years of period along with the page view.
  • Opting out of Google’s service. I quite like the idea of having one environment that I can use with only one account - Google+, just like Apple ID.
ESSENTIALLY THE ANUHARCHU.COM DOMAIN WILL STILL BE MY MAIN DOMAIN, BUT IT WILL REDIRECT TO ANUHARCHU.TUMBLR.COM INSTEAD OF ANUHARCHU.BLOGSPOT.COM FROM NOW ON. THE POSTS ON THIS BLOG WILL STILL BE UP, BUT IT WON'T BE UPDATED AS LONG AS THE FORESEEABLE FUTURE.
This post appeared on AnuHarchu.com first.

Thursday, January 1, 2015

2015 Reading Challenge

Hello people of the internet,

I got challenged to do "2015 Reading Challenge" by Mishka/Shirako the other day, and I am accepting the challenge. Really gonna do it.

This challenge includes 50 categories. If you look at them individually (click on the picture to zoom in), the challenge looks scary. But you can cross of several categories by reading one book. e.g. read Pride and Prejudice and cross off the first three along with 6, 9, 23, 28... so at least 7. Not that scary, right? Thus I invite you to join me in this challenge if you dare this year.

Also, I'd like to intentionally tag some people in this challenge: Indra a.k.a. Indralina, Shirako (back at you), Eny Rebel (I don't think I should use your real name) from Flight of Fancy, Khulan Jugder from KhulanJ.com.

Here is to another great year of reading.

Love,
Anu

Update (Jan 1, 10pm): Bindi from sis blog and Revenge of the Nerd has joined the challenge. Indra and Tim have accepted the challenge so far. Also Eny Rebel has just accepted it as well.


Sunday, December 28, 2014

WE

WE, a poem by Joany 'Alice' Coleman

We are in a room where
Filtering light
Strikes
Wandering hands
And loveless exchanges
Which move to echoing corridors
With the perfect
Acoustics for our cries.

We are used
To empty rooms
Because we're hollow
With no regard
For comforting words
And pleasant exchanges
But for careful sentences
And clever statements.

Хайрыг буулгаж чадсан кинонууд

Хайр сайнтай ч муутай ч кино уран бүтээлчдэд хүний зүрх сэтгэлийг эзэмдэх өргөн их боломжийг олгож байдаг. Хайрын тухай олон романтик кино байдаг ч яг хайрыг тэр чигээр нь буулгаж чадах тийм хялбар биш. Ердөө хоёр цагийн хугацаанд хайрын олон тал, давхар давхар мэдрэмж, сэтгэл хөдлөлийг багтаан харуулна гэдэг бодвол амаргүй байдаг биз. Гэхдээ хааяа хааяахан яг зүрхэн тушаа газарт оносон, хосуудын харилцааг яг тусгаж чадсан кинонууд гарах нь бий. 

Blue Valentine

Маш гайхалтай, сэтгэл хөдөлгөм хайрын түүхүүд бүгд аз жаргалтай төгсгөлтэй байдаггүй. Blue Valentine кинонд хоёр үзэсгэлэнтэй/дур булаам хоёр хүн бие биендээ дурладаг ч харилцаа нь улам бүр гүнзгийрэхийн хэрээр бодит байдал, тэдний өнгөрсөн бүх зүйлс хайрыг нь нурааж орхидог. Хэдийгээр тэдний хайраа ариунаар нь авч үлдэхийг хичээхийг нь харах хэцүү байдаг ч заримдаа хичнээн хичээгээд ч болохгүй зүйлийг болгох гэж хичээхийг харах ямар бүр харамсалтай байх юм.

Before ... -ийн гурван кино

Найруулагч Ричард Линклатер (Richard Linklater)-ийн гурван киноны цувралыг энд нэрлэнэ гэдэг нэг талаасаа шударга бус байж болох юм. (хоёр цагийн дотор хайрыг харуулах ёстой шүү дээ) Гэхдээ Before Sunrise, Before Sunset болон Before Midnight кинонууд хоёр хүний хайр дурлалын өөр өөр шатыг өөр өөр үед харуулдаг. Ес есөн жилийн дотор их юм өөрчлөгдөнө байлгүй дээ. Этан Хоук (Ethan Hawke), Жулье Дельпи (Julie Delpy) хоёрын харилцааны үл анзаарагдам нюансууд нь хосуудын харилцааны нюасныг тэр чигээр нь харулж чадсан гэж би боддог. Before Sunrise кинонд галт тэргэнд танилцсан хоёр залуугийн бие биендээ татагдах дурлалыг харуулдаг бол Before Sunset кинонд 9 жилийн дараа гэхэд халуухан дурлал санагалзсан сэтгэлтэй хамт хайр болдгыг үзүүлсэн. Хэдийгээ би хараах Before Midnight-ийг үзээгүй байгаа ч одоо хайр дурлалын бодит байдлыг дүрсэлсэн гэдэгт эргэлзэхгүй байна.

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Хайр бүтэлгүйтэх ямар хэцүү байдгыг төсөөлөхөд ч төвөгтэй биз. Хайрлаад алдсанаас анхаасаа хайрлаагүй минь яав даа гэж харамсах мөч ч байдагг байх. Гэхдээ Eternal Sunshine of Spotless Mind-ийн Жоел Бариш заримдаа огт хайрлаагүй байснаас хайрлаад алдсан нь дээр гэдгийг ойлгодог. Өөрийнхөө дурсамжуудыг эргэн дурсахдаа Жоел тодохойлж боломгүй Клементайнтай өнгөрүүлсэн хөгжилтэй, дурсамжтай мөчүүдээ эргэн санадаг. Эцэст нь зүрх өвтгөсөн дурсамжуудаа тэр чигээр нь үлдэн хөөснөөс сайхан мөчүүд ч байсан гэдгийг марталгүйгээр авч үлдэхийг хичээх нь магадгүй өөрөө өөрийгөө авч үлдэх боломжийг нь олгох байх.