Regular visitors to the blog will have noticed the new Twitter feed on the right of the page. Yes, the mule now offers instant news and updates through Twitter in addition to the more considered musings here on the blog.
If you’re not familiar with Twitter, it’s a popular site that allows you to post 140 character long messages, viewable to anyone who chooses to follows your feed. Its popularity has been growing steadily over the past two years and as with other websites noted for tapping into the zeitgeist is reaching a critical mass. Twitter’s growing influence is growing the following of an ever broader and important user base. Media coverage reaching a high point yesterday as the first photo of the plane in the Hudson River reached world attention through Twitter, making the poster an instant, if temporary, celebrity.
So it is that the Mule joins the Twitter and hopes that visitors will enjoy how the immediacy of the tweets complements the blog. Let us know your thoughts and please follow our Twitter feed.
The Mule is now available in a new, streamlined format. We’re now on the WordPress platform which is an efficient blogging machine and should allow posts to be added while we’re out and about. (If it’s good enough for No 10 it’s good enough for us!) We’ll also be listed on more blog directories and you can leave comments on all of the posts.
Our blog posts are still being moved over from the old system, but we hope you’ll find the new blog better than ever.
All blogs have to begin somewhere, and with one as ill thought through and diffuse in aim as this one an introduction to get things rolling was never going to prove an easy task. Yet, perhaps blogs are best left to their own devices and the meandering thoughts and whims of their authors. The two authors here can all but guarantee a fine degree of eclectic, meandering line of thought on a dumbfoundingly broad range and scope of subjects. True, some of the topics chosen may prove to be more dumb than dumbfounding, however we have aspirations towards thought-provoking content here, so do bear with us on our forages into making our mark on the blogosphere.