Broadcasting House: on broadcasting through a “blogge,” an olde way of communicating on the electric paper
(“Blogging about blogging” is an actual crime, but I figure that in 2020 nobody remembers that any more)
These are going to be broadly notes-to-self that will have no interest to anybody, so feel free to scroll on for photos of chickens or pictures from CASTLEVANIA.
I tend to ask myself two questions about this place: is it useful, and is it interesting?
A lot of that, of course, comes down to “what is this thing even for?”
It’s a personal log, that sends signals to the outside world about my daily status and whether or not I’m alive. I would like parts of that to be automated better, but IFTTT can only do so much with WordPress, and I cannot get to grips with iOS Shortcuts. So I have to manually post stuff like a peasant in the olden days. This bothers me more than it should.
I have a particular set of wants for the isles of blogging. I want to know what you are seeing, doing, thinking. The /now page movement started by Derek Sivers is smart, but requires people to update their /now page on the regular, and, generally, they just don’t. I use a Status category on this site, which is actually linked in the footer of my emails, so, if people feel the need, they can click through to see how fucked I am on any given day. I like this to be primarily located here, even though it does pass through to social media. LTD should be the base, not someone else’s service. And, naturally, it does pass through to RSS, which is the radio set for blogs.