However, there's a particular style to Goat in the Machine, and several times recently I've hung back from posting something here because it's just too insubstantial to fit. (Nothing is too frivolous or capricious to fit here, but that's quite a different question!) So for spontaneous bleats, heel-kickings, crap puns, and announcements of more social than substantial or literary interest, I'm trying my hitherto-passive LiveJournal on for size. As I explain in my starting post there:
Although my main blog continues [here], that's really for articles and think-pieces great and small. Since I'm hanging out more here now, I've decided to dedicate my LJ account to short informal entries that don't really match the Goat in the Machine style. Journal entries, like....
Also for posting wordcountery, and other nuts-and-bolts stuff like that about my writing that doesn't naturally turn into an essay all of its own. The trouble with the essays is that whilst they often help with my writing, they also compete with it for time and Muse's fire. So this is basically an attempt to supplement them with chit-chat, which is where LJ's connectivity wins out over Blogger. We'll see how the experiment goes!
So we shall. The content and frequency of posts over here shouldn't change at all: Goat Notes is intended as a completely separate caper, to make space rather than to crowd it.