Poking at SoundCloud in between clearing things off my screen. Wow, I haven’t looked at that in a while. I used to check my Stream page every morning to see what was new, and I guess I fell out of that habit. And, it turns out, haven’t updated my follows or profile in forever. I really need to clear that out soon, at the same time as I clear out my twitter lists, for the day when the internet has something to talk about that isn’t The Current Thing.
I keep a very basic wordpress.com instance that is a log of many of my actions on the web – pinned links, likes, posts and reposts, that sort of thing. When I like a track on SoundCloud, the track embeds in that simple instance, a playable element in the trail of clicks the site collects. This more sophisticated and advanced WordPress hosting system arranged by WordPress Special Circumstances resists a lot of that jerry-rigged automation: I suspect simply because it is more secure. This bugged me a little at first. And then it made me realise that it’s not a bad thing. It makes me have to think and act a little bit more in order to put things into this log. I’m leaning into it.
Not as much, of course, as my companions on the Isles of Blogging who do well-considered weeknotes or carefully constructed daily-ish single posts. Because I’m me, and because somebody has to show those people how to not do it. But blasting out a trail of my half-awake clicks is, I suspect, not how to do it any more. Going full-channel requires someone to act as a director of programming, after all.
Now I just need a programming guide. Radio Times.