I registered my beautiful muhh.omg.lol address over thirteen months ago, and it took me only a few weeks, until one day before Christmas Eve, to start using it properly. On Christmas Eve I entered Adam’s charity auction and I’ve had a lifetime address ever since.
In this year I’ve been a happy user and Adam is continueing to build a mighty empire of different small but helpful services. Some, like the mastodon server social.lol, I use heavily, some I don’t.
I even bought the domain muhh.lol to follow the IndieWeb principle to own my content, which led to omg.muhh.lol as my generic profile page for the web.
You really should use get an address there right now. Or next year, but then at a raised price.
What made me write this post, is that there is a referral programme for omg.lol in place. You can collect credits for referalls and then receive credit to use in time for the service(s). Or even make gift codes out of the credit for others to use.
So if anyone remembers they started using omg.lol because of me, please let them know. For science only, of course. I don’t need the credit.
If I ever get credit on my time account, I’ll give it away, like @maique is doing right now.
One thing that drives me a bit mad right now: I don’t know who brought me there and who I could put in as my referrer. Does anyone know how I found out about this fabulous place? Or how I could find out? It’s been such a long time.
But, and this is the personal part of this little rambling story: It changed me by putting the “LOL” in my head and directing my online consumption and presence in a more fun way. It’s led to me posting more this year than I have in a very, very long time. I’ve interacted a lot more. It made me enjoy all the things a lot more.
I’ve also realised that micro.blog does a lot of things right by denying access to unhealthy metrics like follower counts or “likes”. Which was a major reason why I basically stopped using the big, corporate social networks. I even doubt that my mastodon usage is right for me. It’s just too much for my easy to distract brain. It obviously prefers calmer and joyful places.
In short, omg.lol has brought fun into my life, made it better, and for that I am very grateful. My blog will remain my constant rock on the internet, and micro.blog is good for that right now.
Except I still have muhh.lol available and I feel the urge to build something up again myself. For the lols 🤣.