me, 2.0: jose nazario
beauty and the street
a blog as bookmarks with notes
wormblog started because my
bookmark to blog tool MyBookmarkBlogger simply didn't do much more than
post the link to the page and its title. useful to a point, but not
much beyond that. on a related note it's why i don't normally use
basically, i would try and go back and find the paper or the link i
wanted to review or get some information from and, because i only had
a title, i couldn't. no extra information was around ... hence, i had
to sift through hundreds of bookmarks without any context. tedious, to
say the least. and it turns out many people started to pay attention
to the worm-related bookmarks i was posting.
so, i started wormblog to marry the idea of publicly bookmarking things
along with information that i could use to review them when i needed to
go back through my archives. for papers i post an abstract along with the
paper link, and a few thoughts usually. same for tools and events. it's
been a huge hit with the community overall, and has become a resource for
many worm researchers. for myself, i can search or cut across tags on
the pieces. (i had so many posts that the limited category system started
to fail, so i made it more fine grained and turned it into tags.)
success! searchable, visible, and usable. a blog is a flexible tool, and
this is just one use of it.
see also Dear Blog: Today I Worked on My Book, from the NYTimes on july 4 about how authors and writers use blogs to generate material.
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