I’ve had this blog since May 2001, which makes it the logical place for me to put something if I want to remember it publicly.
When del.icio.us came along, I thought it looked cool, but I really wanted to keep track of links I found interesting here, on Blue Sky On Mars. I would end up either with short blog posts that basically contain one link, or I would opt to not save the link at all. Somewhere along the way, though, del.icio.us had an update that allowed for automatic posting of the day’s links to your blog. This is great, because I get to centralize my interests here, but still use all of the del.icio.us tools.
As Twitter picked up steam early this year, I wasn’t sure what I would use it for or how it would fit into my little self-generated-content ecosystem. Now it seems like it has a logical place, just like del.icio.us does. Thanks to Loud Twitter, my tweets will get posted here every day. So, just like del.icio.us is a way to post links that I find interesting but don’t have lots to say about, Twitter is a way for me to post snippets or ideas that are interesting but don’t quite get to the level of a blog posting.
I like these tools that will actually post to my blog, rather than just appearing in a box off to the side. Once the post lands on my blog, it’s in my database and has become a part of history here at BSOM.
If you want to follow me on Twitter, my username is dangoor. I plan to stick mostly to tech, but will likely throw in some politics or entertainment bits from time to time. I will likely get other ideas about it as I start following other people there.
Gee, I guess I’m finally entering 2007 🙂