A look at Branch

As I mentioned in Friday’s Tech Notes, there is a new platform focused on conversations – Branch. I requested and received an invite and this morning – thanks to Lynn Palermo – I found a great topic to start a conversation. In Lynn’s Monday Morning Mentions she spotlighted an article by Sharon Lippincott (The Heart and Craft of Life Writing) discussing the difference between story and personal essay. Who could resist that? Not me!

So, I have taken advantage of the moment to both start a conversation and to see how well Branch will handle it. It’s my understanding that during Branch’s public beta period, you can participate in a conversation by being invited – by anyone already in the conversation – or by following the Twitter link announcing it (see below). If that doesn’t work, tweet me @moultriecreek and I’ll send you an invite.


Branch lets you embed a conversation into your blog – you see this one below – and should update itself in real-time as new opinions are added. If you want to add your opinions/ideas about Branch in this conversation, they would be very welcome also.

<a href=”http://branch.com/b/monday-morning-mentions”>Monday Morning Mentions</a>