Jeff Jarvis in Davos: “I say media companies must turn from owning content to enabling networks”.
Steve Garfield has some first impressions of the Nokia N95. I want one!
Hugh MacLeod: “if I was walking down the street and I suddenly got hit with the itch to draw something, I could just nip over to the nearest park bench or coffee shop, pull out a blank card from my bag and get busy doing my thing. Seamless. Effortless. No fuss. I like it.”
Kosso: “The best thing being, when things are easy, more ideas come”.
Blogging tools aren’t cutting it for me
Kosso is right and it’s why I’ve been spending lots of time thinking about how I can get the most out of my blog. There’s been some conversations about this recently in the scripting news comments. I’ve found that the normal title-post way of blogging just doesn’t fit in well with my life.
I want to be able to post little snipets throughout the day, with quotes and small thoughts. These posts don’t need or deserve titles and comments sections, they just need a permalink. When I blogged with titles it always felt hard to blog, it felt like a chore. I wrote far less often, I was less curious, I learnt less. That’s when I changed to the dcinput daily posts.
When I have more time I like to be able to write essay type posts which do require titles. During these periods I am mentally in a different mode. It’s when I look back and reflect on the daily posts and gather together thoughts in a more in depth way.
Blogging tools need to be made to fit in with your life and I don’t think they are right now. I don’t want to live to blog, I want to blog to live. It’s the reason Hugh MacLeod draws on the back of business cards. It’s the reason I carry a note book in my pocket, it’s the reason I’ve started using Google notebook lots recently. When inspirations strikes, record those ideas before they get lost in the ether of life.
How can I get Wordpress to work with both my styles of writing?
It shouldn’t be for just writing either. I imagine a world where I can live free from the burden of technology, collecting media snippets of every kind, logging my life as I go along and later using this log to create canvas’ that tell stories that I can seamlessly share with others. The best way to learn is to teach, the best way to teach is to keep on learning.
What’s going on with the new feature in Google images where a picture gets highlighted when you drag your mouse over it? I’m sure it didn’t used to do this. It doesn’t really help my searching. The point here is that I don’t always want to be looking where my mouse arrow is. I’m scared to put mouse over the page now, it slows down my eyes scanning for images since it forces them to look somewhere. Though it does tell you the image size which could be useful. Maybe you can turn it off in preferences?