August 15, 2008

“I don’t have time for this.”

Apparently I say that a lot, as my three-year-old has incorporated it into his repertoire. I don’t have time to fiddle with Blogger (wish it was still in @ev’s capable hands …). Tried to port my dusty, rusty old blog from old place to new , but my template options are either drag and drop with no control or full on HTML and CSS. Nope, “I don’t have time for this.”

On a related note, the Office 2007 version of Word tried to get me to post to my blog using Word. At the END of the setup process, it informs me that people could see my username and password while Word sends the information. Ummm, wish you woulda mentioned that up front. And may I add, "I don't have time for this."

August 14, 2008

How I Use Socialmedian

Once I immersed myself in the ocean, I decided to go for socialmedian, too. My initial reaction is this: I don't like being scattered. I've committed to Delicious. I've been drinking the friendfeed kool-aid because I like the way it facilitates conversations. If a link is worth saving, I'm going to save it to Delicious. Thus, I see no point in "clipping" something on socialmedian. I click through to the actual link, evaluate the information, and bookmark it on Delicious if it's worthy. But I still use socialmedian to find stuff, and mostly, to watch the progression of yet another service.

Diving in a Little Deeper

Although I diligently added the social media and tech a-listers on Twitter, I oh-so-quickly became disillusioned with it. The lack of threading just made it downright annoying.

OTOH, once I used a few a-listers as a jumping off point (not blindly adding people, but rather stopping to evaluate their blogs, friendfeed posts, comments, and "likes") on friendfeed I oh-so-quickly became addicted to it.

August 07, 2008

Early Adopter, early giver-upper

Can't get the comments to work - maybe my template is too old? I'm not understanding how to enable comments, although the settings seem clear. And I already deleted the haloscan code.

I've been thinking about how I always have the greatest intuition about trends before they start, I begin to get involved, then I drop the ball. Maybe everyone thinks this.

Case One: When I was working for the small self-help publisher in the mid 80s I sensed a need for a book on caring for parents with alzheimer's. Never acted on it. Tons of books have been published since then.

Case Two: Got turned onto blogging by Steven Cohen and Jenny Levine at Internet Librarian back in 2003. Didn't keep it up. I think the cognoscenti within the then small circle of cybrarians would have read me if I had stuck with it, because there weren't that many library bloggers in the field back then.

Case Three: Around 2003 or a little later I started thinking I should position myself as an expert in writing "micro-content" because I could see that the web was calling for shorter and shorter ways to express more and more meaning. Didn't do nuttin', now I turn around and "micro-blogging" is the new buzz word.

Well, "woulda, shoulda, coulda" is my mantra, I guess. Ever since I was about twelve I've been struck by the William Blake quote, "sooner murder an infant in its cradle than nurse unacted desires." Enough so to memorize it. But not enough so to follow its simple advice.

Now what about those comments? Am I gonna have to RTFM?


I've barely touched this blog in the last three years (and I have a three year old, so, hmm, go figure) but today I decided to remove the ancient hit counter that was slowing down load time, and the third party comment app, and see if I can get Blogger's comment feature to work. Here goes.