05 September 2003 by Published in: meta No comments yet

I kind of wish there was an easy way to aggregate entries. To post on a certain topic and then expand it and have the prior entry sort of be subsumed into the new entry and float back to the top of the pile, because I’d written about it again. Unfortunately, I don’t know of an easy way to do that, and plus I think that’s counter to the sense of what the blog is supposed to be, I think. I like this format, and it has really helped me say and do a lot of things, and that’s probably why I’m trying to push the medium even further. The reason I’d like to do this is I have several entries that I’d just like to keep adding and adding and adding to over time. Projects. They have no real ending in sight, but it seems like I could revisit and update and modify. One of these projects is the entry I’ve been considering doing about my dream house. I love the house I live in now, but I have a hypothetical dream house that has all these very specific criteria, the kind you’d have to build for yourself and when you told the builders what you wanted they’d look at you like you were crazy. For example, my dream house has not only a sunroom, but also a Foucault’s Pendulum in the foyer. See what I mean? This is also where it’d come in handy if I had any skill whatsoever with drawing, because I could show you different rooms of it. For a house that isn’t and will probably never be, it’s really quite detailed. However, I suppose that’s the sort of thing that merits its own page, really, and should just be linked off the blog when I updated it. Perhaps that shall be my approach.

In other news, I am now indexed in Daypop and Blogwise (hence the new buttons for each over on the right under Linktasty) and I requested that my blog be indexed in Blogdex too, though I don’t seem to have filtered into the gaping maw of it yet. The links section (named Linktasty, as I just mentioned) is the next object of my focus, most likely, and it has already seen the addition of my current blog reading list.

Daypop is really cool, btw, if you’ve never looked at it. They run a list of the top linked stories in weblogs and it’s a great way to see what’s going around and being talked about.

I’ve noticed an odd thing about the ping weblogs function of my blog, which is that it won’t ping for anything coming out of drafts. This is problematic because I have started saving my entries midway through to drafts more frequently because of all the losing entries trouble I’ve had in the past. I’m not sure how to handle that, as I very much like the ping weblogs function and want it to work whenever I post entries, whether they come out of drafts or not.

Seems like there was one or two other meta things I was saving up to say, but that’s all I can think of right now, so here goes!


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