Blog Comment Day 2008 is, of course, upon us. I commented on a few blogs, some that I had never seen before and some that I read regularly but have never commented on, and one where I comment fairly often. As some others are doing, here are some posts, thus far.
I've made my first, hopefully useful for public consumption, plugin for WordPress. I've made a few other plugins, but none of them seemed to be really useful or customizable to benefit others.
I wanted to announce that my dad has started blogging. I've told him for some time that he should do so.
Now that it’s been a while since I started allowing del.icio.us to post links to my blog each day, I want to consider what effects it has had.
Certainly, it makes my blog look more active (more active than it is, really). I’m not sure, though, that that is a good thing. These link posts are getting a small amount of traffic, but my guess is that it’s mostly from people who see that there is a link to their blog post, or their site, or whatever. Maybe it benefits the people who run those blogs, or those sites. Hopefully it does, but I’m not sure. It might make me look like nothing but a link farm.
In any case, I’d like to invite any comments on the link postings. Are they useful? Are they appreciated? Should they continue?
Note: In all likelihood, when the coming redesign occurs (right after I stop being so busy with random things), the format of the daily link post will change. Perhaps there will be a sidebar item where the last daily link post is displayed. Certainly, though, it will not be displayed in the main content like it is now. Thus, I’m not entirely sure if I’ll leave it in the RSS feed.
Anyway. Thoughts are welcomed.
I have had an account with del.icio.us for a long time; a couple of years or so. Typically, I very rarely use it. I would import all of my Firefox bookmarks into it, and then forget about it for a while. I would come back a few months, or a year later, and realize that the entire thing was different than my bookmarks currently were.
Interestingly enough, del.icio.us does not give users the ability to delete all of the bookmarks at once. So, to avoid having to go through over 1,000 deletions manually, I would just delete the account and start it over again with the same username.
The other day, I decided to start over again. But this time, I intend to use it to store things that are of interest to me on a daily basis. For example, the presidential typography article. Good blog posts, inspirational designs, interesting news, and so on. You can see my del.icio.us bookmarks.
Each day, at least for now, I will have the links of the day posted automatically. If there is any interest in this, or if I find it enjoyable, I’ll keep doing it.
Jonathan Stegall is a web designer and emergent / emerging follower of Jesus currently living in Atlanta, seeking to abide in the creative tension between theology, spirituality, design, and justice.
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