So far, while the conversation has been fascinating - join in - and I have learned two major things:
- It's useful to interact with a number of bloggers using different platforms. Wordpress is a joy and encourages me to comment. Blogger and TypePad are irritating and discourage commenting. If the overheads were not so high, this experience would have made me consider moving this blog off Blogger, although to be fair, Blogger has improved in the last year and apart from commenting, now has reasonable usability.
- I hate the long format, information-dense posts in this series. They just don't fit in with my blogging day. The power of blogging lies in microchunking content, not in scrolling screens of consciousness. Jakob Nielsen was wrong about long format content on the blogosphere (I'm letting Martin off the hook at present because this is an experiment) and David Weinberger was right about microchunking.